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The plates are meticulously hand-coloured and there are 4 plants shown on each plate

ROQUES, J. Plantes Usuelles, Indigènes et Exotiques, dessinées et coloriées d'après nature, avec la description de leurs caractères distinctifs et de leurs propriétés médicales. Secondeédition.

Paris, chez l'auteur & Hocquart, 1809. 2 volumes. 4to (255 x 190mm). pp. (4), viii, 266; (4), 278, (1, errata) with 133 finely handcoloured engrave...

EUR 2,500

first major work on the Himalayan flora

ROYLE, J.F. Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan mountains and the Flora of Cashmere.

London, W.H. Allen & Co., (1833-) 1839 (-1840). 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (370 x 270mm). pp. lxxx, 472; pp. (iv), with 1 aquatint frontispiec...

EUR 8,000

RUMPHIUS, G.E. Engraved portrait of Georg Everhard Rumphius. Amsterdam 1741. 387 x 245mm.

The engraving has been mounted on old paper and on the verso is written a text in English by an oldhand about the importance of this famous botanis...

EUR 850

the first great survey of the flora of the East-Indies

the most important work on hyacinths published in the 18th century

(SAINT SIMON, M.H. DE). Des Jacintes, de leur anatomie, réproduction et culture.

Amsterdam, 1768. 4to (282 x 225mm). pp. (iv), 164, (4), 15, (1), with 10 folding engraved plates [bound up with:] Discours addressé à l'Académie...

EUR 950

He intensively surveyed the flora and fauna of Brazil from Jequitinhonha to Rio de la Plata for six years

SAINT-HILAIRE, A.F. DE. Flora Brasiliae Meridionalis.

Paris, A. Belin, 1824-1833. 24 parts. Large 4to (365 x 280mm). With 193 engraved plates. Publishers printed wrappers, uncut.

EUR 15,000

SALM-REIFFERSCHEID-DYCK, J., Fürst von. Index plantarum Succulentarum in Horto Dyckensi cultae...

Aachen, Beaufort, 1822. 8vo (203 x 130mm). pp. (ii), 60; a fine copy in original wrappers.

EUR 550

SALM-REIFFERSCHEID-DYCK, J., Fürst von. Plantae Succulentae Horti Dyckensis. 1820.

(privately printed, Schloss Dyck, 1820). 12mo (155 x 105mm). pp. 42. Paper spine.

EUR 550

A foundation work on succulents, describing many South African species

SALM-REIFFERSCHEID-DYCK, J.M. Fürst Von. Monographia generum Aloes et Mesembryanthemi.

Düsseldorf, Arnz; Bonn, Cohen, 1836-1863. 4to (315 x 245mm). 7 parts bound in 3 volumes. With 352 partly hand-coloured lithographed plates and exp...

EUR 18,000

SCHAEFFER, J.C. Der fischförmige Kiefenfuss in stehenden Wassern um Regensburg?

Regensburg, E. A. Weiss, 1754. 4to. pp. (4), 20, with 1 folded handcoloured engraved plate (Together with) IDEM. Neuentdeckte Theile an Raupen und ...

EUR 2,500

the finest work published in Germany on fungi

SCHAEFFER, J.C. Fungorum qui in Bavaria et Palatinatu circa Ratisbonam nascuntur Icones nativis coloribus expressae. Edition Secunda.

Ratisbonae, impensis auctoris, 1772. 4 volumes bound in 2. Large-4to (270 x 225mm). With 2 engravedfrontispieces and 330 beautifully hand-coloured ...

EUR 18,000

Johan Jacob Scheuchzer (1672-1733; physician and scientist in Zurich) was the first to travel in Switzerland with mathematical and physical instruments

The 101 woodcuts are printed from the original blocks of Fuchs 'De Stirpium historia', 1542, the most celebrated herbal ever published

(SCHINZ, S.). Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntniss und derselben nützlichsten Anwendung. Mit hundert illuminirten Tafeln.

Zürich, Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1774. Folio (366 x 230mm). pp. 129, (1, blank), 1 leaf of 'Entwurfder Tafeln', title with engraved vignette, 2 ha...

EUR 8,500

SCHLECHTENDAL, D.F.L. DE. Adumbrationes Plantarum.

Fasciculus II-V (last). Berolini, F. Dümmler, 1825-1832. 4 parts. 4to. pp. 17-56, with engraved plates 7-30. Original printed wrappers.

EUR 450

SCHLECHTENDAL, D.F.L. Hortus Halensis tam vivus quam siccus Iconibus et Descriptionibus illustratus.

Fasc. I-III. Halis Saxonum, C.A. Schwetschke et Filium/ H.W. Schmidt, 1841-(1853). 4to. (I) pp. (4), 1-8, with engraved plates 1-4 (3 handcoloured)...

EUR 500

SCHLECHTENDAL, D.F.L. Hortus Halensis tam vivus quam siccus Iconibus et Descriptionibus illustratus.

Fasc. I-III. Halis Saxonum, C.A. Schwetschke et Filium/ H.W. Schmidt, 1841-(1853). 4to. (I) pp. (4), 1-8, with engraved plates 1-4 (3 handcoloured)...

EUR 500

SCHLECHTENDAL, D.F.L. Hortus Halensis tam vivus quam siccus Iconibus et Descriptionibus illustratus.

Fasc. I-III. Halis Saxonum, C.A. Schwetschke et Filium/ H.W. Schmidt, 1841-(1853). 4to. (I) pp. (4), 1-8, with engraved plates 1-4 (3 handcoloured)...

EUR 500

SCHLECHTER, R. Beiträge zur Orchideenkunde von Zentralamerika. I: Orchidaceae Powellianae Panamenses. II: Additamenta ad Orchideologiam Costaricensem.

Dahlem bei Berlin, Verlag des Repertoriums, 1922-1923. 2 volumes. 8vo. pp. 95; 307. Publisher's printed wrappers.

EUR 250

SCHLECHTER, R. Orchidaceae Perrierianae. Ein Beitrag zur Orchideenkunde der Insel Madagascar.

Dahlem bei Berlin, Verlag des Repertoriums, 1925. 8vo. pp. 391. Publisher's printed wrappers.

EUR 250

SCHLECHTER, R. Orchideologiae Sino-Japonicae Prodromus. Eine kritische Besprechung der Orchideen Ost-Asiens.

Dahlem bei Berlin, Verlag des Repertoriums, 1919. 8vo (252 x 165mm). pp. (4), 319. Publisher's printed wrappers.

EUR 750

plants growing in the Schönbrunn Gardens, the most splendid botanical garden of the period

SCHRANK, F. VON PAULA (VON). Baiersche Flora.

Muenchen, J.B. Strobl, 1789. 2 volumes. 8vo. pp. (2), 753; 670, (34), with 1 engraved frontispiece and 2 engraved title-vignettes. Contemporary boa...

EUR 1,400

Das beste und meistgebrauchte Apotherhilfsbuch des 17. und 18. Jahrh.

SCHULTZ, F.J. Abbildung der inn- und ausländischen Bäume, Stauden und Sträuche, welche in Oesterreich fortkommen.

Volume I-II (instead of III). Wien, R. Sammer, 1792-1808. 2 volumes. Folio (26 x 40,5 cm). With 2 engraved title-vignettes and 218 (instead of 220)...

EUR 7,500

devoted to the native, foreign and exotic trees and shrubs and splendidly executed in the tradition of the Austrian Golden Period of botanical book illustration

Gems of the flora and fauna of Lombardy, including native and exotic species which have lived there

SCOPOLI, I.A. Deliciae Florae et Faunae Insubricae seu novae, aut minus cognitae species plantarum et animalium quas in Insubria Austriaca tam spontaneas, quam exoticas vidit, descripsit, et aeri incidi curavit Ioannes Antonius Scopoli.

Ticini, ex typographia Reg. & Imp. Monasterii S. Salvatoris, 1786-1788. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Folio (422 x 280mm). pp. (2), ix, 85; (4), 115...

EUR 12,000

SEBASTIANI, A. & MAURI, E. Florae Romanae prodromus exhibens centurias xii plantarum circa Romam et in Cisapenninis pontificiae ditionis provinciis sponte nascentium sexuali systemate digestas.

Romae, apud Vinc. Poggioli R.C.A. Typographum, 1818. 8vo (210 x 135mm). pp. xv, (1), 351 with 10 folded engraved plates. Contemporary red half calf...

EUR 850

A pioneering work on the fungi of Switzerland

SECRETAN, L. Mycographie Suisse, ou description des Champignons qui croissent en Suisse, particulièrement dans le canton de Vaud, aux environs de Lausanne.

Genève, P.A. Bonnant, 1833. 3 volumes. 8vo (202 x 125mm). pp. lv, 522; (4), 576; viii, 759, (1), 95. Later half cloth and half vellum.

EUR 850

important botanical bliography

highly finished watercolours of the fungi of the Loire valley

SÉJOURNÉ, A. Champignons des environs de Blois.

Blois circa 1880. 2 volumes. Folio (360 x 270mm). A collection of 161 very fine watercolours of mushrooms of the Blois area (Loire valley). Loose i...

EUR 12,000

Species illustrated and described include three from the Cape, two from Mauritius, and several from Jamaica

SMITH, J.E. Icones Pictae Plantarum Rariorum, descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae ... Coloured Figures of Rare Plants, illustrated with Descriptions and Observations.

London 1790-(1793). 3 parts. Folio. With 18 handcoloured engraved plates by James Sowerby. Contemporary half calf, a little rubbed and some repairs.

EUR 3,000

SONNINI, C.S. Traité des Asclépiades, particulièrement de l'Asclépiade de Syrie; précédé de quelques observations sur la culture du coton en France.

Paris, F. Buisson, 1810. 8vo (210 x 133mm). pp. (2), 146, with 2 handcoloured folded engraved plates. Recent red half morocco, spine with gilt lett...

EUR 1,200

The most attractive illustrated English work on mycology

SOWERBY, J. Coloured figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms.

London, printed by J. Davis and sold by the Author, 1797-1803, (1815). 3 volumes. Folio (320 x 200mm). With 440 hand-coloured engraved plates on 43...

EUR 16,000

The most attractive illustrated English work on mycology

SOWERBY, J. Coloured figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms.

London, printed by J. Davis and sold by the Author, 1797-1803, (1815). 3 volumes, bound in 2. Folio(320 x 200mm). With 440 hand-coloured engraved p...

EUR 12,000

SPALLANZANI, L. Expériences pour servir à l'histoire de la génération des animaux et des plantes.

Avec une ébauche de l'histoire des ètres organisés avant leur fécondation, par J. Senebier. Genève,B. Chirol, 1785. 8vo. pp. (4), xcvi, 413, (...

EUR 900

SPRENGEL, K. Von dem Bau und der Natur der Gewächse.

Halle, K.A. Kümmel, 1812. 8vo (210 x 120mm). pp. ix, (1); 654, with 14 (11 partly coloured) engraved plates. Contemporary brown marbled boards, wi...

EUR 700

The colouring of plates is to a high standard

rare treatise on the culture of citrus fruit in the Low Countries

STERBEECK, F. VAN. Citricultura oft Regeringhe der uythemsche Boomen en te weten Oranien, Citroenen, Limoenen, Granaten, Laurieren en Andere...

Antwerpen, J. Jacops, 1682. 4to (210 x 160mm). pp. (xl), 1-74, (2), 75-296 (26), with engraved frontispiece, engraved coat-of-arms on inserted leaf...

EUR 4,500

the first separate general work on fungi, describing edible and poisonous varieties

the first separate general work on fungi, describing edible and poisonous varieties

His plates are very delicately drawn and depict the smallest details

STURM, J. & J.W. Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen.

Nürnberg, gedrückt auf Kosten der Verfassers, (1796-] 1798-1862. 163 parts (in 136 volumes). Small-8vo (145 x 95mm) With 2336 coloured plates....

EUR 10,000

SUTER, J.R. Flora Helvetica exhibens plantas Helvetiae Phanerogamas/ Helvetiens Flora enthaltend die phanerogamischen Gewächse Helvetiens.

Vermehrt herausgegeben von J. Hegetschweiler. Zürich, Orell, Füssli & Co., 1822. 2 volumes. Small-8vo. pp. cxxii, 408; (4), 504. Contemporary cal...

EUR 550

SUTER, J.R. Flora Helvetica exhibens plantas Helvetiae Phanerogamas/ Helvetiens Flora enthaltend die phanerogamischen Gewächse Helvetiens.

Vermehrt herausgegeben von J. Hegetschweiler. Zürich, Orell, Füssli & Co., 1822. 2 volumes. Small-8vo. pp. cxxii, 408; (4), 504. Contemporary sti...

EUR 500

He published a number of beautifully illustrated works on British garden plants

A fine complete copy in an impressive contemporary binding of the second enlarged edition to be edited by Caspar and Jean Bauhin

TABERNAEMONTANUS, J.T. Neu vollkommen Kräuter-Buch/ Darinnen über 3000. Kräuter/ mit schönen und kunstlichen Figuren/ auch deren Unterscheid und Würckung/

samt ihren Namen in mancherley Sprachen/ beschrieben: Desgleichen auch/ wie dieselbige in allerhandKranckheiten/ beyde der Menschen und des Viehs ....

EUR 4,900

THUNBERG, C.P. Icones Plantarum Japonicarum, quas in insulis Japonicis annis 1775 et 1776 collegit et descripsit...

Uppsala, J.F. Erdman, 1794-1805. Folio (430 x 275mm). Only 10 of 50 engraved plates, loose.

EUR 1,800

TORRE, G. Dryadum, Amadryadum, Cloridisque triumphus, ubi Plantaru Universa natura spectatur...

Padova, P.M. Frambotti, 1685. Folio (328 x 220mm). pp. (28), 709, (90), with one beautiful engravedemblematic title and an engraved portait of dall...

EUR 1,800

il y a en très peu d'exemplaires avec les planches en couleur

TOURNEFORT, J.P. Institutiones Rei Herbariae. Editio Tertia, Appendicibus aucta ab Antonio de Jussieu.

Parisiis, e typographia Regia, 1719. 3 volumes. 4to (240 x 180mm). pp. (6), xxxii, 695, (1), (6), 58 with 2 (1 handcoloured) engraved frontispieces...

EUR 2,200

complete set of the most important and beautiful British pomological journal

TRANSACTIONS OF THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. First series, volumes 1-7 (all published). London, W. Bulmer/ W. Nicol, 1812-1830. [and] Second series, volumes 1-3 (all published).

London, W. Nicol, 1835-1848. 10 volumes. 4to (282 x 220mm). With 7 engraved titles and 176 engravedplates of which 93 (some double-page) superbly h...

EUR 13,000

The beautifully engraved plates show among others numerous exotic and bulbous plants

TRATTINNICK, L. Auswahl vorzüglich schöner, seltener, berühmter, und sonst sehr merkwürdiger Gartenpflanzen, in getreuen Abbildungen...

Wien, auf Kosten des Herausgebers, 1821. 4to (238 x 190mm). 2 volumes. pp.xxiv, 148; vi, 97, with 2engraved portrait frontispieces, one of J. Banks...

EUR 2,000

The fine engravings are by the author and show recently introduced plants

TRIONFETTI, G.B. Observationes de Ortu, ac vegetatione Plantarum cum Novarum Stirpium historia iconibus illustrata...

Romae, Typis Dominici Antonii Herculis, 1685. 4to (245 x 175mm). pp. (6), 106, with 17 fine engraved plates. Recent red calf, spine in 6 compartmen...

EUR 2,800

one of the rarest and most beautifully illustrated works on mycology

TULASNE, L.R. & C. Selecta Fungorum Carpologia, ea documenta et icones potissimum exhibens quae varia fructuum et seminum genera in eodem fungo simul aut vicissim adesse demonstrent.

Parisiis, in Imperiali Typographeo excudebatur, 1861-1865. 3 volumes. Folio (355 x 260mm.). pp. xxviii, 242, with 2 vignettes and 5 engraved plates...

EUR 4,800

Valentini's 'Museum of museums', is a comprehensive survey of European Wunder-Kunst- & Schatzkammern

VALENTINI, M.B. Historia simplicium reformata, Musei Museorum titulo antehâc in Vernaculâ edita... Accedit India Literata.

Francofurti ad Moenum, Officina Zunneriana, 1716. Folio (350 x 215mm). 2 parts bound in one. pp. (26), 664, (16), engraved title-vignette and 30 (s...

EUR 4,500

The publishing history of the present work is probably the most bizarre one in the history of botany

VELLOZO, J. M. da CONCEIÇAO. Florae Fluminensis Icones.

Parisis, ex off. Lithogr. Senefelder, curante F.J. Knecht, 1827. 10 of 11 volumes (lacking volume 3). Large-folio (520 x 345mm). With 1472 (of 1640...

EUR 20,000

Madame Henriette Vincent (1786-1830) pupil of Van Spaendonck and Redouté

VINCENT, H.A. Collection de 24 Bouquets de Fleurs. Dessinés et gravés d'après nature...

Paris, chez l'éditeur, 1835. 4to (280 x 210mm). With a fine pictorial title and 24 plates, all stipple engravings, printed in colour with extensiv...

EUR 8,000

VITMAN, F. Svmma Plantarvm qvae hactenvs innotvervnt methodo Linnaeana per genera et species digesta illvstrata descripta.

Mediolani, typis Imper. Monast. Ambrosii Majoris, 1789-1792. 6 volumes. 8vo (202 x 120mm). pp. vi, 497; 459; 557; 487; 458; 397, xliii. Contemporar...

EUR 1,500

with 25 illustrations, 16 of which depict Cape plants

VOLCKAMER, J.G. Flora Noribergensis sive Catalogus Plantarum in Agro Noribergensi tam sponte nascentium, quam exoticarum ...

Noribergae, sumtibus Michaellianis, 1700. 4to. pp. (22), 407, (2), with 25 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine with 5 raised bands, richly gi...

EUR 1,700

VOLCKAMER, J.G. Flora Noribergensis sive Catalogus Plantarum in Agro Noribergensi tam sponte nascentium, quam exoticarum ... Noribergae, apud Petr.

Conr. Monath, 1718. 4to. pp. (20), 407, (3), with 25 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards.

EUR 1,500

monumental flora of Hungary

WALDSTEIN, F. DE PAULA ADAM GRAF VON & P. KITAIBEL. Descriptiones et icones plantarum rariorum Hungariae.

Vienna, Matthias Andreas Schmidt, (1799-) 1802-1812. 3 volumes. Folio (488 x 345mm). pp. (4), xxxii, 1-104; (2), xxxii, 105-221, (1); (2), 223-310...

EUR 68,000

important work introducing North American trees into Germany

WANGENHEIM, F.A.J. VON. Beytrag zur teutschen holzgerechten Forstwissenschaft, die Anpflanzung Nordamericanischer Holzarten, mit Anwendung auf teutsche Forste, betreffend.

Goettingen, J.C. Dieterich, 1787. Folio (380 x 225mm). pp. (2), xlv, (1), 124, (8), with 31 (3 folded) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine in...

EUR 4,000

an important record of orchid varieties discovered and described in the 19th century

WARNER, R. & WILLIAMS, B.S. The Orchid Album, comprising coloured figures and descriptions of New, Rare and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants.

London 1882-1897. 11 volumes. Large-4to (303 x 240mm). With 528 coloured plates. Publisher's pictorial gilt cloth, gilt edges.

EUR 14,000

the first botanical book to utilise colour-printed mezzotint successfully

The collection contains 13 drawings of Australian plants

WEISS, A.G. A collection of ca 1700 original pen and wash drawings of plants from the botanical garden at Lemberg, [ca 1862-1872].

The drawings are on laid paper 215 x 140mm, and preserved in 9 blue folding boxes.

EUR 39,000

one of the rarest works on South African botany

WENDLAND, J.C. Ericarum Icones et Descriptiones/ Abbildung und Beschreibung der Heiden.

Hannover, the author & Hahn, 1798-1823. 27 parts in 25. 4to (310 x 250mm). With 159 (of 162) beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary...

EUR 12,000

An interesting work on how to paint and draw flowers

A fine example of the enlightened encyclopaedic science of the period, with an emphasis on education

WILHELM, G.T. Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte: Des Pflanzenreichs.

Augsburg, in der Martin Engelbrechtschen Kunsthandlung, 1810-1821. 10 volumes. 8vo (167 x 105mm). With 10 engraved titles and 608 fine handcoloured...

EUR 4,000

The beautiful engraved and handcoloured plates are after drawings by Friederich Guimpel, a famous botanical artist

WILLDENOW, C.L. & HAYNE, F.G. Abbildung der deutschen Holzarten für Forstmänner und Liebhaber der Botanik.

Berlin, in der Schüppelschen Buchhandlung, 1815-1820. 2 volumes. 4to (242 x 202mm). pp. (4), 302, with 216 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Cont...

EUR 8,000

only 100 copies were printed

WOOLWARD, F.H. The genus Masdevallia.

Issued by the Marquess of Lothian, K.T., chiefly from plants in his collection of orchids at Newbattle Abbey. With additional notes by F.C. Lehmann...

EUR 11,000

only 100 copies were printed

WOOLWARD, F.H. The genus Masdevallia.

Issued by the Marquess of Lothian, K.T., chiefly from plants in his collection of orchids at Newbattle Abbey. With additional notes by F.C. Lehmann...

EUR 11,000

The first Latin and best edition

ZANONI, G. Rariorum Stirpium Historia ex parte olim edita. Nunc centum plus tabulis, ex commentariis auctoris ab ejusdem nepotibus ampliata opus universum digessit, latine reddidit, supplevitque Cajetanus Montius.

Bononiae, Ex Typographia Lealii a Vulpe, 1742. Folio (390 x 260mm). pp. (40), 247, with an engravedallegorical frontispiece and engraved portrait o...

EUR 3,900

great classic on the botany of the West Indies and Central America

ZORN, J. Dreyhundert auserlesene Amerikanische Gewächse nach Linneischer Ordnung.

Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung, 1786-1789. 6 parts bound in 3 volumes. 8vo (200 x125mm). pp. 72, with 300 beautifully handcolour...

EUR 5,500


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