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1 Anderson, F.J. A treasury of flowers
New York Botanical Garden 1990 0 8212 1758 5 / 9780821217580 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket Fine Fine 
Drawing on the large collections of botanical art and rare illustrated books at the New York Botanical Garden, this book provides a selection of highlights, but oddly the sources of the illustrations aren't cited on the individual pages. The sources are indeed given in the chapter headings, but it is inconvenient to have to consult the prelims to find the source of the image. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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2 Anf_lt, Tomas & Nilsson, €rjan (compilers); Rubeck, Olov (original author) Little book of flowers: a bouquet from Rudbeck's botanical project
Uppsala University Library 2000 91 85092 57 6 / 9789185092574 Scripta minora bibliothecae regiae universitatis Upsaliensis vol. 9 Paper covers Fine No Jacket 
Inscribed by the co-compiler. Contains facsimiles of thirteen sheets from Olof Rudbeck the Elder's Book of Flowers (Hortus botanicus), one of the treasures of Uppsala University library. The accompanying text, which reproduces the latin phrase-names which accompanied the original drawings, highlights features of the drawings as well as of the plants they depict. As new. 
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3 Anon.; illustrated by Fritz Kredel Glass flowers from the Ware collection in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University
Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York 1940 1st edition; insect pollination series Hard covers, dust jacket V.g. V.g. 
Jacket protected by plastic cover. Lower corners of boards bumped. A well illustrated account of the Harvard University's Blaschka models collection. 58 pp., 16 full-page colour plates. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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4 Atchley, S.C. Wild flowers of Attica
Clarendon Press, Oxford 1938 1st edition Hard covers, no dust jacket Good No Jacket 
Library bookplate on front pastedown. xix, 60 pp., 21 plates at rear. Light foxing to last few pages, not affecting the plates. 
Price: 72.00 GBP
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5 Baer, W. & Lack, H.W. Pflanzen auf Porzellan 1750-1850.
Botanischer Garten u. Museum, Berlin-Dahlem 1979 1st edition Paper covers V.g. No Jacket 
Slight edge wear. 75 pp. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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6 Blunt, W. & Raphael, S. The illustrated herbal
Frances Lincoln 1994 0 7112 0914 6 / 9780711209145 2nd edition Hard covers, dust jacket Fine Fine 
Includes loosely inserted letter requesting a review. 191 pp. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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7 Blunt, W. & Stearn, W.T. The art of botanical illustration
Antique Collector's Club 1994 1 85149 177 5 / 9781851491773 2nd edition Hard covers, dust jacket Fine Fine 
A much-improved edition of the classic New Naturalist volume on botanical illustration. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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8 Blunt, Wilfrid The art of botanical illustration
Collins New Naturalist series no. 14 1950 New Naturalist Rebound in hard covers, no dust jacket V.g. No Jacket 
Well preserved ex-library copy with usual stamps etc. Written with the assistance of W.T. Stearn, whose second edition of this work was published in 1994 by the Antique Collectors' Club, this is the most authoritative account of botanical illustration though it focuses almost exclusively on western art. Copiously illustrated with 47 colour plates, 32 monochrome plates and 75 text figures. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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9 Bridson, Gavin D.R. Printmaking in the service of botany
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh 1986 0 913196 49 5 / 9780913196496 1st edition Paper covers New No Jacket 
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 1986, focussing on the development of processes by which original botanical drawings were reproduced in print. It includes examples from many great artists, including Ehret, Edwards, Francis Bauer, Thomas Bewick (reproducing the work of Henderson) and Besler (engraved by Killin). The commentary includes several hints as to how the different methods of printing can be identified, and describes the complex procedure involved in producing colour relief half-tones. 167 pp. 
Price: 32.00 GBP
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10 Bridson, Gavin D.R. Printmaking in the service of botany
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh 1986 0 913196 49 5 / 9780913196496 1st edition Paper covers New No Jacket 
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 1986, focussing on the development of processes by which original botanical drawings were reproduced in print. It includes examples from many great artists, including Ehret, Edwards, Francis Bauer, Thomas Bewick (reproducing the work of Henderson) and Besler (engraved by Killin). The commentary includes several hints as to how the different methods of printing can be identified, and describes the complex procedure involved in producing colour relief half-tones. 167 pp. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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11 Buchanan, H. Nature into art: a treasury of great natural history books
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1978 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket V.g. V.g. 
Small scratch on front jacket cover. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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12 Bultingaire, L. Les v_lins du Mus_um dHistoire Naturelle de Paris: fleurs exotiques
Librairie des Arts D_coratifs, Paris n.d. Loose folios in case tied with a ribbon Fair No Jacket 
Some foxing to title folio and introduction; little or none to the botanical paintings. No text accompanies the paintings, which are well suited to being framed individually. 
Price: 36.00 GBP
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13 Chatton, S. Wildflowers of the Mid-Devon hedgerows
The author 2003 1st edition Paper covers Fine No Jacket 
Unpaginated; 20 folios, 12 col. plates. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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14 Coats, A. The book of flowers
Phaidon 1973 0 7148 1573 X / 9780714815732 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket V.g. V.g. 
Little used. 
Price: 36.00 GBP
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15 Coppens, C. et mult. al. Lempire de Flore: histoire et repr_sentation des fleurs en Europe du XVIe au XIXe sicle
La renaissance du livre 1996 2 8041 2449 5 / 9782804124496 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket V.g. V.g. 
Signature and bookplate of one of the authors (W.T. Stearn). Small split at foot of front hinge of book (jacket intact). 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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16 Crosby, Marshall (ed.) Phytogeography of Africa
Missouri Botanic Garden 1978 Special issue of Annals of Missouri Botanic Garden vol. 65 (with specially printed cover) Paper covers V.g. No Jacket 
With an introduction by Crosby, and articles by Goldblatt, Brenan, Quezel and Leroy, this succinct summary of plant geography in the four main regions of Africa (Southern, Tropical, Mediterranean & Saharan, and Madagascan) was presented at the 24th annual systematics symposium in St. Louis in October 1977. It also served to celebrate Missouri Botanic Garden's leading role in promoting floristic studies in Africa. Spine sunned, plastic coated cover slightly foxed (curiously this hasn't affected the paper), internally Fine. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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17 Curtis, W., Endemic flora of Tasmania (6 vols.)
Ariel Press 1967 6 vols. Hard covers, dust jackets V.g. V.g. 
A full set of the series. Mostly in fine condition, a small amount of edge wear in some cases. 
Price: 600.00 GBP
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18 Curtis, W.; Whittle, T. & Cook, C.D.K. (eds.) Curtis' Wunderwelt der Blumen
CoLibri AG., Bern 1979 3 85617 010 3 / 9783856170103 1st edition thus Hard covers, dust jacket V.g. V.g. 
Scarcely used. contains images from Curtis Botanical Magazine, 1787-1807, with new commentaries. 
Price: 32.00 GBP
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19 De Bray, L. The art of botanical illustration
Christopher Helm 1989 0 7470 0232 0 / 9780747002321 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket Fine Fine 
Scarcely used. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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20 De Pass, Crispin; preface by E.S. Rohde; tr. by Spencer Savage Hortus floridus, the second book: contayning a very lively and true description of the flowers of the summer, autumn and winter
Cresset Press, London 1929 New translation. Quarter leather, marbled boards Good No Jacket 
Vol. 2 only (of 2). Inscribed by the translator on ffep. Leather spine is worn at hinges, and there is corner wear to the boards. Limited edition (500 copies) of which ours is no. 7. The author, Crispin van de Pass the Younger, had a nice turn of phrase (as translated by Spencer Savage from the Latin). Unpaginated. 
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