Leipzig: Mainzer Presse, 1929-30. Kredel, Fritz. First trade edition. Koch and Kredel's Botanical Masterpiece. A superb collection of... Read More about Das Blumenbuch
Osborne: 11August 1855. As Secretary for Prince Albert. Phipps, as private secretary to Prince Albert, responds to the invitation of Gourlie and Anderson to attend the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science as the Prince and the Queen will have just “arrived in the Highlands for..... Read More about ALS to William Gourlie and Thomas Anderson
[published New York: Limited Editions Club, printed by Edmund Thompson at Hawthorn House in Windham, Conn, 1935]. The complete set of Angelo's fine, oval miniature drawings for the LEC edition Hawthorne's classic, comprising his original illustrations for the cover, the title page, and the 21 chapter headpieces. Quite as remarkable..... Read More about 23 original drawings, mostly signed ("Valenti Angelo"), for Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE...
Bruxelles: F. Parent, 1859. Read More about Hand-colored Lithograph: "Duchesse d'Olenbourg" from ANNALES DE POMOLOGIE, with French...
London: Lovell Reeve. First Edition. Read More about Outlines of British Fungology, containing characters of above a thousand species of fungi that...
London: Orr and Smith, 1835. First edition. Read More about Popular Botany
London: Turner & Hadley for Thomas McLean, 1819. Second edition. Pirages:Brookshaw (ca. 1751-1823) was a successful London cabinet-maker whose painted Neoclassical furniture attracted such titled enthusiasts as the Duke of Devonshire and the Prince of Wales, but he suddenly abandoned this livelihood in the 1790s. Art historian Lucy Wood speculates..... Read More about Groups of Flowers (Groups of Fruit, Six Birds) drawn and accurately coloured after nature, with...
London: 56 Regents Park Road, 16 September 1875. Writing to Youmans that he is sending the last corrected revise of his lecture as asking for the earliest insertion into the magazine, continuing that he will be giving his lecture on Human Automatism at Belfast on the 27th “which wil be..... Read More about Autograph letter signed "William B. Carpenter" to E[dward] L.Youmans, the Editor of...
Albany: D. & S. Whiting, 1803. Second American edition. Read More about A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit Trees:...To which are added, an Introduction...
Wellington: John Mackay, GPO, 1906. Inscribed on upper cover, "Dr. --Pranseau with L. Cockayne's Compliments." The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography sums up Cockayne's achievements: He "was one of the most influential of New Zealand's scientists. Although lacking formal training, he made important and original contributions to botany, stimulating research..... Read More about On a Specific Case of Leaf-Variation in Coprosma Baueri
Harper: Harper & Brothers, No. 82 Cliff-Street. Second edition, with additions and emendations. In 1837, Dr. Draper (1811-1882) took an appointment at New York University; he was elected professor of chemistry and botany the next year. He was a professor and founder of its school of medicine from 1840 to..... Read More about A Treatise on the Forces Which Produce the Organization of Plants. With an Appendix, containing...
Paris: Saillant Desaint, 1768. First Edition. Duhamel du Monceau, polymath and prolific author, became one of the outstanding botanists of the 18th century and made significant contributions to French agronomy with his TRAITÉ DE LA CULTURE DES TERRES and other studies. All of his works included “ideas as well as..... Read More about Traité des arbres fruitiers; contenant leur figure, leur description, leur culture, &c
Washington, D.C: Published by the Author, 1938. First Edition, one of 2500 copies. Read More about Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries. Their history, makers and uses,...
London: Edward Arnold & Co, 1926. Second Impression. 'From April 1914 Farrer spent two years with William Purdom, a Kew-trained gardener, in Kangsu, north-west China, and in Tibet, collecting specimens and seeds, despite the lawlessness of the area. He had a narrow escape from drowning after a 20 ft fall..... Read More about On the Eaves of the World
Stuttgart: Jannar 1866-1868 (36 issues complete),1873 (11 issues), 1877 (1-10). Read More about Illustrirte Garten-Zeitung herausgegeben von der Gartenbau-Gesellschaft
London: Wm. S. Orr, 1840. Second Edition. Read More about The Flower-Garden: containing directions for the cultivation of all garden flowers…
London: Harding, Triphook and Lepard, 1825. Second Edition. Read More about The Green-House Companion; comprisinig a general course of green-house and conservatory practice...
London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1636. Third edition. John Gerard was a 16th-century English botanist with a large herbal garden in London. His Herball, a 1,484 page illustrated book, was first published in 1597. It was a largely unacknowledged translation of Rembert Dodoen's herbal, itself published in..... Read More about The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes … very much enlarged and amended by Thomas Johnson
Feb 3, 1872. On the Lily of the Field. "Dear Madam, 'Lilium Chalcedonicum'– now not rare in Palestine – is supposed to be the 'Lily of the Field' of the New Testament..." Read More about Autograph letter signed ("Asa Gray"), addressed "Dear Madam"
[Cambridge: Harvard University, 1866]. George Kendall Warren (1824-1884) was a distinguished northeastern landscape photographer and the most highly-regarded collegiate yearbook photographer to elite northeastern institutions: Dartmouth, Williams, Brown, Weslyan, Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, West Point, Union, and Harvard.The Class of 1866 graduated George A. Glass and Frank Wright, founders of the..... Read More about Harvard Class of 1866 Photographic Yearbook
Zurich: Esslinger, n.d. [1826-1834]. With 432 Hand-Colored Botanical Plates. Exquisite botanical plates by Labram. Originally issued in 80 parts (with six plates per part), but rare indeed is a complete set of this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated survey of Swiss flora. Read More about Sammlung von Schweizer Pflanzen, nach der Natur und auf Stein Gezeichnet von J.D. Labram
London: Bell and Dalby, 1870. First Edition. Read More about New and Rare Beautiful-Leaved Plants containing illustrations and descriptions of the most...
London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd, 1893. First Edition, first Issue. One of 1750 copies. Read More about Idle Days in Patagonia
Potsdam: nd. Humboldt writes to a colleague thanking them for a poem on the occasion of his "goldenen, geschlrchsloen Hochzeitfeyer" (translating literally as his 'Golden, non-sexual wedding feast'). He also refers to a lecture by Tieck, who sends his best wishes. Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (" A. Humboldt"). In German 10 lines
Washington [D.C.]: Government Printing Office, 1861. First edition. Inscribed to Benjamin Silliman. William Goetzmann calls Lieutenant Ives's complete report, "The best by far of these individual reports...It is a long, carefully written journal, consciously literary but with a maximum amount of attention to scientific observation. John Strong Newberry's geological report..... Read More about Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C....
Washington, D.C: June 3, 1804. President Thomas Jefferson Swears "On my sacred honor...." A remarkable letter written by President Thomas Jefferson to his Secretary of War, Henry Dearborn, in which Jefferson swears "on my sacred honour" that he gives no credence to slanderous gossip circulating about Dearborn. Dearborn (1751-1829), a...... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed, from Thomas Jefferson to Secretary of War Henry Dearborn