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A treasury of flowers

By: Anderson, F.J.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York Botanical Garden: 1990

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16349


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. View more info

Little book of flowers: a bouquet from Rudbeck's botanical project

By: AnfŠlt, Tomas & Nilsson, …rjan (compilers); Rubeck, Olov (original author)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Uppsala University Library: 2000

Edition: Scripta minora bibliothecae regiae universitatis Upsaliensis vol. 9

Seller ID: 17371


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. View more info

Glass flowers from the Ware collection in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University

By: Anon.; illustrated by Fritz Kredel

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York: 1940

Edition: 1st edition; insect pollination series

Seller ID: 2602


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. View more info

Wild flowers of Attica

By: Atchley, S.C.

Price: £72.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press, Oxford: 1938

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16240


Library bookplate on front pastedown. xix, 60 pp., 21 plates at rear. Light foxing to last few pages, not affecting the plates. View more info

Pflanzen auf Porzellan 1750-1850.

By: Baer, W. & Lack, H.W.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Botanischer Garten u. Museum, Berlin-Dahlem: 1979

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 13083


Slight edge wear. 75 pp. View more info

Printmaking in the service of botany

By: Bridson, Gavin D.R.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh: 1986

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 6352


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 ... View more info

Printmaking in the service of botany

By: Bridson, Gavin D.R.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh: 1986

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15799


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 ... View more info

Pomona Britannica: the complete plates

By: Brookshaw, George

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Taschen: 2002

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 3110


Jacket and corner of front cover abraded at front edge and bottom corner, otherwise near fine. A lavishly reproduced volume. 200 pp. View more info

Les vŽlins du MusŽum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris: fleurs exotiques

By: Bultingaire, L.

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Librairie des Arts DŽcoratifs, Paris: n.d.

Seller ID: 11753


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. View more info

Botanical sketchbooks

By: Bynum, H. & W.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 2017

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17763


A novel approach to the study of botanical illustration, focussing on preliminary sketches and field notes by a wide range of artists, both amateur and professional. Published in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. View more info

Wildflowers of the Mid-Devon hedgerows

By: Chatton, S.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: The author: 2003

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 11574


Unpaginated; 20 folios, 12 col. plates. View more info

The book of flowers

By: Coats, A.

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Phaidon: 1973

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16357


Little used. View more info

L'empire de Flore: histoire et reprŽsentation des fleurs en Europe du XVIe au XIXe sicle

By: Coppens, C. et mult. al.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: La renaissance du livre: 1996

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 11754


Signature and bookplate of one of the authors (W.T. Stearn). Small split at foot of front hinge of book (jacket intact). View more info

Curtis' Wunderwelt der Blumen

By: Curtis, W.; Whittle, T. & Cook, C.D.K. (eds.)

Price: £32.00

Publisher: CoLibri AG., Bern: 1979

Edition: 1st edition thus

Seller ID: 11940


Scarcely used. contains images from Curtis' Botanical Magazine, 1787-1807, with new commentaries. View more info

The art of botanical illustration

By: De Bray, L.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Christopher Helm: 1989

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16352


Scarcely used. View more info

Portraits of plants

By: De Morgues, Jacques Le Moyne

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Victoria and Albert Museum: 1983

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 18343


Scarcely used. View more info

Hortus floridus, the second book: contayning a very lively and true description of the flowers of the summer, autumn and winter

By: De Pass, Crispin; preface by E.S. Rohde; tr. by Spencer Savage

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cresset Press, London: 1929

Edition: New translation.

Seller ID: 11722


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. View more info

Wonders of creation: natural history drawings in the British Library

By: Desmond, R.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: British Library: 1986

Seller ID: 16356


The first half of this erudite book is an introduction to natural history illustration, and is partly chronological and partly thematic. Following a select bibliography, 49 full-page colour illustrations are provided of some of the British Library's 'treasures', with an index of manuscripts and a general index. Almost half are from the India Office Library, where the author then worked. 248 pp. View more info

Great natural history books and their creators

By: Desmond, Ray

Price: £20.00

Publisher: The British Library / Oak Knoll Press: 2003

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 2942


Ambitiously conceived and grandly executed natural history books, with their sumptuous large-format illustrations, are now some of the most expensive antiquarian collectors' items. This book attempts to put them in context; though the last chapter (on 'clerics as authors') does sit rather uncomfortably alongide treatments of Temple of Flora, Birds of America and Flora Graeca. Printed on high quality heavyweight paper, this book's 176 pages are crammed with interesting in... View more info

Aib’tir: the Irish alphabet in botanical art

By: Dillon, M., Sayers, B. (eds.)

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Irish Society of Botanical Artists: 2014

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17911


Gilt title in Irish script on cover. Despite the wide range of botanical artists represented, there is a coherence about this collection which is a credit to the editors. 96 pp. View more info