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A magnificent collection of botanical books [the De Belder sale]z

By: Sotheby & Co.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Sotheby, 1987

Edition: 1st edition


The prices realised at the auction have been lightly inscribed in pencil. A nice copy. Mimeographed report of purchases and unsuccessful bids by the Lindley Library loosely inserted. View more info

A treasury of flowers

By: Anderson, F.J.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York Botanical Garden, 1990

Edition: 1st edition


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

A wild plant year: history, folklore and uses of Britain's flora

By: Hart-Davies, C.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Two Rivers Press, 2016

Edition: 1st edition


Botanical drawings with accompanying text. (8), 116 pp. 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


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

Botanical illustration

By: King, R.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Ash & Grant, 1978

Edition: 1st edition


Scarcely used. 40 pp. View more info

Botanical sketchbooks

By: Bynum, H. & W.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson, 2017

Edition: 1st edition


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

Clematis: plant portraits of species and selected cultivars

By: McAllen, M.; Savill, R. (text)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Book Guild, 2001

Edition: Book Club edition


Little used. View more info

Contemporary botanical artists

By: Sherwood, S.; edited by Victoria Matthews

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996

Edition: 1st edition


Slight corner wear. Inscribed by Shirley Sherwood to Professor W.T. Stearn. 240 pp. 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


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

Die naturwissenschaftliche Illustration: ein geschichtliche †berblick

By: Nissen, C.

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Lothar Hempe, 1950

Edition: 1st edition


Illustrated essay by Claus Nissen. Owner's discreet signature on ffep. View more info

Drawings of British Plants (8 vols. & index)

By: Ross-Craig, S.

Price: £190.00

Publisher: Bell, 1948-1973

Edition: 1st hardback edition


Owner's signature in each volume. All volumes are little-used, though the spine of vol 3 is a tad more sunned than the rest of the set. A monumental collection of superb line drawings. Includes the index, a slim volume often lacking. View more info

Drawings of British Plants (8 vols.)

By: Ross-Craig, S.

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Bell; Bell & Hyman, 1948-1974 (1979)

Edition: 1st edition, bound (parts 1-18 in 5 vols.); reissue in hard covers (vols. 6-8)


A mixed set, complete except for the index, the first parts rebound in tan cloth (parts 1-18 in 5 vols.); the remainder of the set is the reissue in hard covers (vols. 6-8) with dust jackets. A monumental collection of superb line drawings. View more info

Drawings of British plants parts 1-14

By: Ross-Craig, S.

Price: £120.00

Publisher: G. Bell, n.d.

Edition: 1st edition


A partial set of this handsome series of pen-and-ink illustrations made by Kew's resident botanical artist. Covers the families Ranunculaceae to Dipsacaceae. View more info

Drawings of British plants vol.23 only

By: Ross-Craig, S.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: G. Bell, 1966

Edition: 1st edition


Contains drawings of Scrophulariaceae (part), Orobanchaceae, Lentibulariaceae and Verbenaceae. View more info

Drawings of British Plants: part 10

By: Ross-Craig, S.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: G. Bell & Sons, 1957

Edition: 1st edition


Ex-library copy with stamps and bookplate. View more info