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AGRICOLA, G.A. Nieuwe en ongehoorde dog in de natuur welgegronde Queek-konst van Boomen, Heesters en Bloemgewassen. Ofte derselver algemeene vermeerdering...

Amsterdam, Andries van Damme, 1724. 2 parts (bound in one). Small-4to (197 x 150 mm). pp. (14), 208, with 2 engraved frontispieces and 34 mostly f...

EUR 1,200

The genus Ambrosinia was named after the two brothers

AMBROSINI, H. Phytologiae hoc est de Plantis partis primae tomus primus. In quo Herbarum nostro seculo descriptarum, nomina, aequivoca, synonyma, ac etymologiae investigantur...

Boloniae, sumptibus Haeredum Evangelistae de Duccijs, 1666. Folio (310 x 205mm). pp. (16, incl. frontisp.) 576, (72, incl. 2 blanks), with fine all...

EUR 4,800

noble in conception and impressive in execution

Of all the pomological publications, published around the middle of last century this is without doubt the most important one and also the most beautiful

ANNALES DE POMOLOGIE BELGE ET ÉTRANGÈRE

publiées par la Commission Royale de Pomologie, instituée par S.M. le Roi des Belges. 8 volumes. Bruxelles, F. Parent 1853-1860. Large-4to (340 x...

EUR 24,000

Only 116 copies were subscribed and probably 130 copies were printed

ANSLIJN, N. Afbeelding der Artsenij-Gewassen, welke in de Nederlandsche Apotheek als zoodanige vermeld zijn. Naar de beste Uitlandsche Afbeeldingen geteekend en op steen gebragt.

Leyden, Du Mortier en Zoon, 1832-1838. 4 volumes bound in two. Folio (340 x 240mm). With 265 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary ha...

EUR 6,800

the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates

AUBLET, F. Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise ...

Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, ...

EUR 17,000

the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates

AUBLET, F. Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise, rangées suivant la méthode sexuelle, avec plusieurs mémoires sur différens objects intéressans, relatifs à la Culture & au Commerce de la Guiane Françoise ...

Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, ...

EUR 15,500

BARBARUS, H. Corollarii libri quinque non ante impressi...

Venice 1516. Folio. Leaves 106. Later vellum.

EUR 1,200

Dans ce pays favorisé par la nature, croissent la plupart des orchidées de France, d'Italie, d'Allemange

BARLA, J.B. Flore illustrée de Nice et des Alpes-Maritimes.

Iconographie des Orchidées. Nice, Caisson et Mignon, 1868. Folio (356 x 270mm). pp. (8), 83, (3), with 63 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contem...

EUR 3,500

on y trouve la plupart des champignons d'Europe

BARLA, J.B. Flore Mycologique Illustrée.

Les Champignons des Alpes Maritimes. Avec l'indication de leurs propriétés utiles ou nuisibles. Nice, A. Giletta, 1888 (-1892). 7 parts bound in ...

EUR 2,100

The beautiful plates are by W. Fitch, probably the most renowned botanical artist of the Victorian era

BATEMAN, J. A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants.

Selected from the subjects published in 'Curtis' Botanical Magazine since the issue of the 'First Century'. London, L. Reeve & Co., 1867. Large-4to...

EUR 6,200

beautifully produced work describing a great variety of fungi growing around Rimini

BATTARRA, (G.A.). Fungorum Agri Ariminensis historia ... quam sub auspiciis plurimum reverendi DD. Francisci Raynaldi Gargani... in hac secunda editione nec aucta nec diminuta publici juris fecit.

Faventiae, Typis Martinianis, 1759. 4to (280 x 200mm). pp. viii, 80, with engraved vignette on title and 40 engraved plates. Later half calf, spine...

EUR 3,000

The first work on coniferous trees and one of the first botanical books to cover a single species

BELON, P. De arboribus coniferis, resiniferis, aliis quoque nonnullis sempiterna fronde virentibus, cum earundem iconibus ad vivum expressis....

Paris, E. Corrozet, 1553. 4to (198 x 148mm). ff. (8), 32 with 8 woodcuts in the text. Recent marbled boards.

EUR 2,700

In all fairness, it must be added that each species treated... was skillfully and fully described, and Bergeret's illustrations were exceptionally good

BERTOLONI, A. Amoenitates Italicae sistentes opuscula ad rem herbariam et zoologiam Italiae spectantia.

Bononiae, typis Annesii de Nobilibus, 1819. 4to (262 x 205mm). pp. (6), 472, with 6 engraved plates. Contemporary half vellum, marbled sides.

EUR 1,300

the finest natural history encyclopaedia ever made for children

The first major work on the orchids of the Dutch East Indies and Japan

BLUME, C.L. Collection des Orchidées les plus remarquables de l'Archipel Indien et du Japon.

Ouvrage dédié à sa Majesté Guillaume I Roi de Wurtemberg. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1858. Folio (454 x 290mm). pp. (6), vi, 190, with hand-colour...

EUR 8,000

A magnificent work on the flora of the Dutch East Indies

BLUME, C.L. Flora Javae nec non insularum adjacentium ... adjutore J.B. Fischer.

Bruxellis, J. Frank, 1828 (-1851). 10 parts, preserved in 4 folding boxes. Folio (448 x 285mm). With 1 frontispiece and 238 lithographed plates of ...

EUR 14,000

BOCCONE, P. Natuurkundige Naspeuringen op proef- en waerneemingen ... Groey der planten ... wonderbare versteeningen van verscheide lighamen; De wording van het Corael,

de Star-steenen, de Mynstoffige Bezoar en het verschil van deeze met de dierlijke, de versteende Vis-tanden, Ammon-hoorn, Schelpen, enz... Brandend...

EUR 400

early botanical album, displaying exotics, perennials and garden flowers in full bloom

BOTANICAL MANUSCRIPT. A mid-17th century German Flower manuscript with 118 watercolours brightly painted in gouache on 117 leaves.

(Saxony ca. 1650). Folio (315 x 200mm). Contemporary vellum, upper cover with gilt lettered monograph H. H. and Date 1665.

EUR 30,000

A celebrated herbal which marks an epoch in the history of botanic illustration

BRUNFELS, O. Herbarium Vivae Eicones ad naturae imitationem ...

Strassburg, J. Schott, 1532. [with:] Novi Herbarii Tomvs II. Strassburg, J. Schott, 1536. Folio (320 x 205mm). pp. (viii), 266, (66, including fina...

EUR 18,000

one of the most beautiful German florilegia illustrating numerous exotic and unusual plants

BRY, J.T. DE. Anthologia Meriana CXV. continens plantarum, florum maxime, egregie sculptas tabulas, addito indice, in quo tum antiquiora illarum, tum etiam Linnaeana occurrunt nomina. Editio nova.

Francofurti et Lipsaie, apud Joann. Georg. Fleischer, 1776. Folio (353 x 227mm). pp. 6, with 115 (4folded) engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, sp...

EUR 29,000

one of the most interesting colour-printed natural history works

BULLIARD, P. Herbier de la France, ou Collection complette des Plantes Indigènes de ce Royaume; avec leurs détails anatomiques, leurs propriétés, et leurs usages en Médecine.

Paris, chez l'Auteur, Didot Jeune..., 1780-(1793). 15 volumes. Folio (345 x 255mm). With 1 colour-printed frontispiece and 602 colour-printed engra...

EUR 10,000

BURBIDGE, F.W. The Narcissus: its history and culture with coloured plates and descriptions of all known species and principal varieties. To which is added, by kind permission, a scientificreview of the entire genus, By J.G. Baker.

London, L. Reeve, 1875. 8vo (245 x 170mm). pp. xvi, 95, with 48 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary red cloth, spine with gilt lettering

EUR 800

rare and important pre-Linnaean flora, describing the plants of Constantinople and the Orient

BUXBAUM, J.C. Plantarum minus cognitarum Centuria I (-III) complectens Plantas circa Byzantium & in Oriente observatas.

Petropoli, ex Typographia Academiae, 1728-1729. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). 4to (255 x 210mm). (I): pp. (12), 48, with 65 engraved plates; (II): p...

EUR 3,000

CAMUS, E.G. & CAMUS, A. Iconographie des Orchidées d'Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen.

Paris, Lechevaller, 1921-1929. 2 text-volumes and atlas. 4to & folio. pp. 559, (1); 72, with 1 portrait and 133 plates of which 110 finely handcolo...

EUR 1,200

A unique work on the flowers of Carniola, which comprises parts of present-day Slovenia

CARNIOLA (KRAIN)- FLOWERS OF CARNIOLA. BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS A collection of watercolours of local flora made for presentation to Franz Joseph I, to celebrate 600 years of Habsburg rule of Carniola.

Folio (550 x 390mm). 30 sheets of original watercolours by ? A. Guaiz, the first with the arms of the Duchy of Carniola (Krain) surmounted by the i...

EUR 18,000

the plants are arranged acording to the signs of the zodiac

The colouring of this copy is particularly fine using gouache and watercolours

CARRICHTER, B. Horn des heyls menschlicher blödigkeit. Oder Kreütterbuch darinn die Kreütter des Teutschen lands ausz dem Liecht der Natur nach rechter art der himmelischen einfliessungen beschiben. Durch Philomusum Anonymum...

Strassburg, C. Müller, 1576. Folio (305 x 195mm). ff. (14, one blank), 188, (13), with 58 contemporary hand-coloured woodcuts. Contemporary limp v...

EUR 12,000

The superb original watercolours, of which 43 are signed 'P. Duménil' are of a high artistic quality

rare work on all aspects of the lily

CHIFFLET, J.J. Lilium Francicum, veritate historica, botanica, et heraldica illustratum.

Antverpiae, ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1658. Folio (310 x 210mm). pp. (iv), 143, (3), with 16 engravings in the text. Contemporary...

EUR 4,900

CIRILLO, D.M.L. De essentialibus nonnullarum plantarum characteribus commentarius.

Neapoli 1784. 8vo (205 x 135mm). pp. lxxv, (1), with 4 folded engraved plates. Recent boards.

EUR 750

Stafleu lists only one complete copy in the United States

CIRILLO, D. Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani Fasciculus Primus.

Neapoli 1788. Folio (375 x 245mm). pp. xxxix, (i), with woodcut vignette on title and 12 fine handcoloured engraved plates drawn by the author. Rec...

EUR 3,900

one of the most important works on flower gardens and the cultivation of flowers of Northern Italy

CLARICI, P.B. Istoria e coltura delle piante che sono pe'l fiore più ragguardevoli , e più distinte per ornare un giardino... con un copioso trattato degli agrumi...

Venezia, presso Andrea Poletti, 1726. 4to (235 x 175mm). pp. (34), 761, (3), with an engraved portrait of Clarici holding a bouquet of flowers in h...

EUR 5,000

CLERCK, C. (Ed.) Nomenclator extemporaneus rerum naturalium: Plantarum, Insectorum. Conchyliorum, secundum Systema Naturae Linnaeanum.

Stockholm, typis L.L. Grefingii, 1759. 8vo (220 x 122mm). pp. (4), 67, (13). New blue wrappers.

EUR 450

early work on botanical theory, reflecting the influence of Theophrastus

COSTEO, G. De Universali Stirpium natura libri duo...

Turin, heirs of Nicolo Bevilacqua, 1578. 4to (208 x 145mm). pp. (viii), 496, (16), with printer's device on title, small wormhole from binding just...

EUR 2,000

a compilation of Crescentiis' work with that of Estienne & Liebault and Jacques du Fouilloux

CRESCENTIIS, P. DE. New Feldt und Ackerbaw, darinen deutlich begriffen wie man auss rechtem Grund der Natur auch langwiriger erfahrung in 15 Bücher beschrieben...

Franckfurt am Mayn, durch Peter Schmid in verlegung Sigmund Feyrabends, 1583. Folio (333 x 210mm). pp. (12, last leaf blank), 566, (12), title prin...

EUR 9,500

The work lists alphabetically the names of Sicilian plants with short descriptions

CUPANI, F. Hortus Catholicus seù illustrissimi, & excellentissimi principis catholicae, Ducis Misilmeris, Comitis Vicaris, Baronis Prizis; nec non Magni Baronis Siculianae...

Napoli, F. Benzi, 1696. 4to (185 x 145mm). pp. (28), 262, title with armorial engraving by NicolauzPhilippone. Later half calf (worn).

EUR 1,600

The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora

CURTIS, W. Flora Londinensis: containing a history of the Plants indigenous to Great Britain, illustrated by figures of the natural size.

A new edition, enlarged by George Graves and William Jackson Hooker. London, Henry G. Bohn, [1817-]1835. 5 volumes. Large-folio (481 x 290mm). With...

EUR 15,000

the early years of this famous and beautifully illustrated magazine

CURTIS, W. The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden displayed: in which the most ornamental foreign plants, cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented in their natural colours...

London, S. Couchman, 1793-1814. 40 volumes, bound in 20. 8vo (235 x 140mm). With 1684 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform red ...

EUR 20,000

Dalechamp is considered by some authorities to have been one of the most erudite of the French botanists of the 16th century

Dr. Sam Segal believes this work by Justus Danckerts is the first edition and predates the edition by Vauquer

DANCKERTS, J. Livres de Fleurs.

Amsterdam, c. 1680. Oblong small folio (350 x 190mm). Engraved title within a garland of flowers arranged on a pillar, and 9 engraved plates of bou...

EUR 15,000

Bulbous plants predominate (daffodils, narcissi, jonquils, tulips, blue-bells, lilies and fritillaries)

DELAFLEUR,N.G. [Florilegium], Nicolaus Guillelmus a florae Lotharingus. Fecit Romae 1638.

[Paris], Pierre Mariette, 1638. Small oblong 4to (190 x 290mm). Engraved throughout, title-portraitwithin border of flowers, 12 plates of flowers, ...

EUR 10,000

ONE OF TWO COMPLETE COPIES KNOWN (see Hunt 24)

DEN GROTEN HERBARIUS MET AL SIJN FIGUREN DIE ORTUS SANITATIS GENAEMT IS OM DIE CRACHTEN VÃ ALLE CRUYDEN TE WETENÉ?.

Antwerpen, (Claes) de Grave, June 1526. Folio (270 x 195mm). 188 Leaves, with over 400 woodcuts. Early 20th century red morocco, richly gilt decora...

EUR 29,000

Many plates show zoological matter such as shells, fishes, an octopus, crocodiles, insects as well as plants, exotic fruit and sceneries

The most important work on garden design in the eighteenth century

the most important book to be published in England during the eighteenth century on the plant growing in a private garden

DILLENIUS, J.J. Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina Joh. Jac. Dillenio, M.D. descriptarum Elthami in Cantio, in Horto... Jacobi Sherard... additis denominationibus Linnaeanis.

Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1774. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio (404 x 260mm). Leaves (6); 1, with 325 etched plates. New full mottled calf, spin...

EUR 13,000

the most important book to be published in England during the eighteenth century on the plant growing in a private garden

DILLENIUS, J.J. Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina Joh. Jac. Dillenio, M.D. descriptarum Elthami in Cantio, in Horto... Jacobi Sherard... additis denominationibus Linnaeanis.

Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1774. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio (410 x 250mm). Leaves (6); 1, with engraved frontspiece portrait and 325 etched p...

EUR 13,000

A masterwork what botany in the Dutch speaking countries is concerned

one of the earliest treatises on 'garden flowers'

DODONAEUS, R. Florum, et Coronariarum Odoratarumque nonnullarum herbarum historia. Altera editio.

Antwerp, C. Plantin, 1569. 8vo (165 x 107mm). pp. 311, (9), with Plantin's device on title and 109 mostly full-page woodcuts by Arnaud Nicolai and ...

EUR 1,800

Many of the woodcuts were copies of the 8vo edition of Fuchs' herbal

DODONAEUS, R. Histoire des Plantes, en laquelle est contenue la description entiere des herbes, c'est à dire, leurs especes, forme, noms, temperament, vertus... nouvellement traduite de bas Aleman en François par Charles de l'Escluse.

Anvers, Iean Loë, 1557. Folio (280 x 195mm). pp. (24), 584. (36), with c. 800 woodcuts in the text.Early 18th century full red morocco, sides with...

EUR 9,000

he made here an attempt to an explanation of the parts of the plants.

DODONAEUS, R. Stirpium Historia pemptades sex, sive libri XXX ...

Antverpiae, ex Officina Plantiniana, apud B. & I. Moretos, 1616. Folio (346 x 230mm). pp. (16), 872, (66), with fine engraved title and 1341 woodcu...

EUR 5,500

Nissen in his publication 'Die botanische Buchillustration' speaks highly of him 'seine Tafeln... verdienen volles Lob'.

DREVES, J.F. & HAYNE, F.G. Choix de Plantes d'Europe, décrites et dessinées d'après nature.

Leipzig, Voss et Compagnie, 1802. 5 volumes. 4to (295 x 230mm). pp. xii, 40; xii, 44; xii, 44; xii,40; x, 38, with 125 fine hand-coloured engraved ...

EUR 4,200

DUMONT D'URVILLE, J.S. Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840.

Text-volumes only:
Zoologie.
Vol. 1. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 404. Publisher's printed blue boards.
Vol. 2. Paris 1846. pp. (6), 384. Publishe...


EUR 1,800

The manuscript therefore constitutes an important documentation for the history of olive cultivation

FANTONI, COUNT LUIGI. [Manuscript on Olive Trees and Olive Oil of Tuscany and some adjacent areas, by Count Luigi Fantoni].

Delle specie diverse d'Olivi che si trovano ne Monti della Fattoria d'Agnano Territorio Pisano, spettante a S(ua) A(ltezza) S(erenissima) etc. Con...

EUR 38,000

botanical subjects by the famous Italian artists Guido Reni, A.M. Variana, and P. Cortona

FERRARI, G.B. Flora ouero Cultura di Fiori.

Distinta in Quattro Libri e trasportata dalla lingua Latina nell'Italiana ... Roma, P.A. Facciotti,1638. Small-4to (225 x 165mm). pp. (12), 520, (2...

EUR 2,500

The work describes the plants of the coasts of Peru and Chile, many of which are decribed for the first time

FEUILLÉE, L.E. Beschreibung zur Arzeney dienlicher Pflanzen welche in den Reichen des mittägigen America/ in Peru und Chily vorzüglich im Gebrauch sind, in dem Land selbst auf königl. Befehl in den

Jahren von 1709. 1710. und 1711. aufgesezet, nebst verschiedenen andern aus eben desselben Tageregister physischer Beobachtungen gesammelten und zu...

EUR 3,000

The work describes the plants of the coasts of Peru and Chile, many of which are decribed for the first time

'thanks to you the Australian Orchidaceae are now better known than those of any country out of Europe'

FITZGERALD, R.D. Australian Orchids.

Sydney, Charles Potter, (1875-) 1882 (-94). 12 parts comprising 2 volumes, bound in one. Folio (470x 310 mm). With 119 (10 double-page) lithographe...

EUR 5,000

The illustrations of the "Flore des Serres" depict flowers and plants for sale in the van Houtte's nursery; exotic plants figure extensively

FLORE DES SERRES ET DES JARDINS DE L'EUROPE, ou descriptions des plantes les plus rares et les plus méritantes ... Rédigé par C. Lemaire e.a.

Gand, van Houtte, 1845-1880. 23 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 155mm). With over 2500, nearly all coloured plates. Contemporary brown half calf, spines ...

EUR 15,000

700 new species are described

FORSSKAL, P. & NIEBUHR, C. Flora AEgyptiaco-Arabica. Sive descriptiones plantarum, quas AEgyptum inferiorum et Arabiam felicem.

Hauniae, ex Offina Mölleri, 1775. 4to (255 x 205mm). pp. 32, cxxvi, (2), 219, (1), with hand-coloured engraved map of Yemen by J. Haas after Niebu...

EUR 5,800

the first major botanical work on Japan after the opening of Japan in 1854

FRANCHET, A. & SAVATIER, L. Enumeratio Plantarum in Japonia sponte crescentium hucusque rite cognitarum adjectis descriptionibus specierum pro regione novarum ...

Paris, F. Savy, 1875-1879. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (230 x 150mm). pp. (4), xiv, (2), 485, (3); pp. (4), 789, (3). Contemporary green half morocco, gil...

EUR 1,800

FROELICH, J.A. De Gentiana dissertatio.

Erlangae, typis Kunstmannianis, 1796. 8vo (215 x125mm). pp. (6), 142 with 1 fine hand-coloured engraved plate. Contemporary brown wrappers.

EUR 1,500

the plants are depicted full-page with German and Latin names

FUCHS, L. Primi de Stirpium historia comentariorum tomi vivae Imagines...

Basileae, Isingrin, 1549. 8vo (165 x 105mm). pp. (16), 516, with woodcut printer's device on titlepage and 516 full page woodcuts, leaves ruled in ...

EUR 6,500

a taxonomic landmark and many of the seeds and fruits derive from Cook's first voyage

GAERTNER, J. De frvctibvs et seminibvs plantarvm.

Accedvnt seminvm centvriae qvinqve priores (continens seminum centurias quinque posteriores). Stuttgart, typis Academiae Carolinae/ Tübingen, typi...

EUR 8,500

GAIMARD, P. Voyage en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838-1840 sur la corvette La Recherche, commandée par M. Fabvre. Publiés par ordre du Roi sousla direction de M. Paul Gaimard.

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1842-1855). The following text volumes only:
Géologie, Minéralogie, Métallurgie, by E. Robert. Paris, A. Bertrand, no da...


EUR 1,500

a great number of woodcuts of trees

The plates of the present work are all engraved by Garsault

a work on the value of American (primarily South American) cultivated plants

GILII, F.L. & XUAREZ, G. Osservazioni fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte in Roma fatte nell'Anno 1788, 1789, 1790.

Roma, Stamperia di Arcangelo/ Stamperia Giunchiana, 1789-1792. 3 volumes, bound in one. 4to (245 x 180mm). pp. 64; (2), viii, 99, (1, blank); (4), ...

EUR 9,500

a rare privately printed flower book

GLEADALL, E. E. The Beauties of Flora with botanic and poetic illustrations, being a selection of flowers drawn from nature, arranged emblematically with directions for colouring them.

Heath Hall near Wakefield, E.E. Gleadall, 1834-36. 2 volumes. 4to (335 x 250mm). With 2 hand-coloured lithographed titles and 41 hand-coloured lith...

EUR 7,000

notable as being the first book exclusively devoted to fungi

GLEDITSCH, I.G. Methodus Fungorum exhibens genera, species et varietates cum charactere, differentia specifica, synonomis, solo, loco et observationibus.

Berolini, sumtibus Scholae Realis, 1753. 8vo (184 x 115mm). pp. 162, (36, index), with 6 engraved folded plates. Contemporary blue boards.

EUR 1,400

(GODET, C.H.). Les Plantes Vénéneuses du Canton de Neuchatel.

Neuchatel, Montandon Frères, 1864. Royal-8vo. pp. x, 59, (1), with 26 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half cloth.

EUR 700

Of all his work, this is his most graceful fantasy

GRANDVILLE, J.J. Les Fleurs Animées. Texte par Alph. Karr, Taxile Delord & Le Cte Foelix. Nouvelle édition.

Paris, Garnier Frères, 1867. 2 volumes. Royal 8vo (265 x 170mm). pp. (2), 339, (5); (2), 321, (5), with 2 handcoloured lithographed frontispieces,...

EUR 850

The plates are finely coloured and show flowers, fruit, vegetables and green houses

GREEN, T. The Universal Herbal; or, Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary, containing an account of all the known plants in the world, arranged according to the Linnean system. Second

edition, revised and improved. London, Caxton Press, 1824 (-28). 2 volumes. 4to (260 x 206mm). pp. (4), 790; 885, 56, with 3 stipple-engraved handc...

EUR 2,000

Greville (1794-1866) was a Scottish mycologist and made important contributions to Scottish mycology

GREVILLE, R.K. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English botany.

Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1823-1828. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 150mm). With 360 fine hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. C...

EUR 3,200

the birth of microscopic anatomy of plants

GREW, N. The Anatomy of Plants. With an Idea of a Philosophical History of Plants. And several other lectures read before the Royal Society.

London, W. Rawlins, for the Author, 1682. Folio (316 x 193mm). pp. (16), (6), 24, (10), 1-212 & (217)-304, 19 index, 1 blank and 83 (5 double-page)...

EUR 5,500

HALES, S. Statica de Vegetaili, ed analisi dell'aria. Tradotta dall'Ingelese con varii annotazioni.

Napoli, Giuseppe Raimandi, 1756. 8vo (228 x 150mm). pp. (10), 368, with printer's device on title and 20 engraved plates. Contemporary boards (a bi...

EUR 450

HALLER, A. DE. Enumeratio Plantarum horti regii et agri Gottingensis aucta et emendata.

Gottingae, A. Vandenhoeck, 1753. 8vo (190 x 125mm). pp. lxxx, 424, (18), with engraved title-vignette showing the botanical garden. Contemporary ha...

EUR 700

First edition of this beautiful work on the Flora of Switzerland

HALLER, A. VON. Historia Stirpium Indigenarum Helvetiae inchoata.

Bernae, Societatis Typographicae, 1768. 3 volumes (bound in 2). Folio. (I:) pp. (4), lxiv, 444, with engraved title vignette and engraved plates 1-...

EUR 4,000

Mit viel Vergnügen habe ich die herrlichen Abbildungen des Herrn A. Harzer gesehen

HARZER, C.A.F. Naturgetreue Abbildungen der vorzüglichsten essbaren, giftigen und verdächtigen Pilze, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die verschiedenen Altersstufen von der ersten Entwickelungbis zum ausgebildeten Wachsthume.

Dresden, Adler & Dietze, 1842-45. 4to (304 x 230mm). pp. x, (2, register), 136, with 1 plain and 80handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary g...

EUR 3,600

HASSHU GAFU. [Collection of Eight Ming Picture Albums] Toshi Gogon, Baichiku Rangiku, Mokuhon Kacho, Sohon Kashi, Kokon Gafu, Meiko Senfu, Toshi Rokugon, Toshi Shichigon.

Kyoto, Nakagawa Mohee, 1710. 8 volumes. 8vo (282 x 195mm). With 421 full-page woodblock illustrations of which 213 are related to natural history. ...

EUR 20,000

One of the finest German works on medical plants

HAYNE, F.G. Getreue Darstellung und Beschreibung der in der Arzneykunde gebräuchlichen Gewächse, wie auch solcher, welche mit ihnen verwechselt werden können.

Berlin, auf Kosten des Verfassers (& Nicolai'sche Buchhandlung), 1805-1837. 13 volumes (bound in 6). 4to (273 x 230mm). With 1 lithographed portrai...

EUR 9,800

'Epochmaking' work by the founder of modern bryology

HEDWIG, J. Theoria Generationis et Fructificationis Plantarum Cryptogamicarum Linnaei. Retractata et aucta.

Lipsiae, ex officina Breitkopfio - Haerteliana, 1798. 4to (265 x 220mm). pp. xii, 268, with 1 plainplate of instruments and 42 fine handcoloured en...

EUR 3,500

The Italian woodcuts are based on the German 'Herbarius' cuts but all are newly designed, being finer in execution

(HERBARIUS LATINUS). Tractatus de Virtutibus Herbarum. (colophon:)

Venice, Joannes Rubeus and Bernardinus Vercellensis, March 15 1509. 4to (210 x 150 mm), ff. (4), 150, (18, including terminal blank), with 150 wood...

EUR 12,000

the greatest and largest botanical publication of the eighteenth century

One of the very few copies with superb gouache handcolouring of the plates

HOFFMANN, G.F. Plantarum Umbelliferarum Genera eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, situm, figuram...

Mosquae, typis N.S. Vsevolozskianis, 1816. 8vo (215 x 135mm). pp. (2), xxxiv, (2), 1-94, (2), (2, engraved title), 95-222, 20, with engraved hand-c...

EUR 1,500

A very rare collection of catalogues of plants growing in the area of Altdorf (near Nuremberg), and in the botanical garden of Altdorf

HOFFMANN, M. Flora Altdorffinae deliciae Hortenses sive Catalogus Plantarum Horti Medici, quibus ... Anno Christi 1650 usque ad annum 1677 auctior est factus.

Altdorf, H.Meyer, (1677). 4to (190 x 160mm). pp. (4), 64, with double page engraved map, engraved by the author showing the medical garden of Altdo...

EUR 8,500

It was produced by Count Hoffmannsegg, contemporary of Redouté, whose work it rivals

HOFFMANNSEGG, J.C. & H.F. LINK. Flore Portugaise ou description de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en Portugal.

Berlin, Charles Fréderic Amelang for the authors, 1809-1820 (-1840). Folio (485 x 335mm, 2 text vols & 525 x 355mm, atlas). 22 parts bound in 3 vo...

EUR 7,500

HOFFMANNSEGG, J.C. & H.F. LINK. Flore Portugaise ou description de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en Portugal.

Berlin, Charles Fréderic Amelang for the authors, 1809-1820. Vol. I (Atlas). Folio (540 x 360mm). With printed floral wrapper to the 14th part and...

EUR 1,000

HOLLÓS, L. Die Gasteromyceten Ungarns. Im Auftrage der Ungarischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Leipzig, O. Weigel, 1904. Folio (417 x 290mm). pp. 278, with 31 (23 chromolithographed) plates. Contemporary half cloth, printed sides.

EUR 1,200

The original drawings for the present work were done by native artists

HOOKER, J.D. Illustrations of Himalayan plants.

London, L. Reeve, 1855. Folio (508 x 380mm). With 1 pictorial handcoloured lithographed title and 24 handcoloured lithographed plates, each with an...

EUR 19,000

it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best garden Rhododendron species which can be grown in this country

it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best garden Rhododendron species which can be grown in this country

HOPPE, D.H. & STURM, J. Caricologia Germanica oder Beschreibungen und Abbildungen aller in Deutschland wildwachsenden Seggen. Zum bequemen Gebrauch auf botanischen Excursionen...

Nürnberg, J. Sturm, 1835. 12mo (127 x 85mm). With 112 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spine with gree...

EUR 550

The 'Hortus sanitatis', in its many editions and translations was the most popular and influential herbal of its time


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