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A biographical dictionary of Irish Quakers

By: Harrison, R.S.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Four Courts Press, 2008

Edition: 2nd edition


260 pp. View more info

A biography of Percy Sladen (1849-1900)

By: Nichols, D.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Linnean Society of London, 2003

Edition: The Linnean Special Issue no. 4


Scarcely used. View more info

A celebration on the 200th anniversary of Bartram's travels

By: Bennett, T.P.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: The author, n.d.

Edition: 1st edition


Includes a truly awful poem inspired by Franklinia altamaha. Scarcely used. View more info

A fossil-hunter's notebook

By: Colbert, E.H.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton, New York, 1980

Edition: 1st edition


Inscribed by the author. View more info

A gardener at Chatsworth: three years in the life of Robert Auchtie 1848-1850

By: Harley, B. & J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: The authors, 1992

Edition: 1st edition


Signed by both authors. View more info

A history of naturalists in north east England

By: Lunn, A.G. (ed.)

Price: £24.00

Publisher: University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1983

Edition: 1st edition


Reproduced from typescript. Some marks on rear cover. View more info

A man who can speak of plants: Dr Thomas Coulter (1793-1843) of Dundalk in Ireland, Mexico and Alta California

By: Nelson, E.C. & Probert, A.

Price: £72.00

Publisher: Privately published by E.C. Nelson, Dublin, 1994

Edition: 1st edition


Originally issued in paper covers, this copy has been bound in marbled boards and enclosed by a marbled slip case. Limited edition: no. 204 of 500 copies. View more info

A mingled chime

By: Beecham, Sir Thomas

Price: £8.00

Publisher: White Lion Publishers, 1973

Edition: 1st edition


Some edge wear to jacket. Owner's sticker. View more info

A portrait of Charles Lamb

By: Cecil, D.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Constable, 1983

Edition: 1st edition


Scarcely used. View more info

A Quaker from Cromwell's army: James Nayler

By: Brailsford, Mabel Richmond

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Swarthmore Press, London, 1927

Edition: 1st edition


A biography of the early Quaker martyr who played a major role in the establishment of the Society of Friends. Slight foxing to end papers, but otherwise in very good condition. 200 pp. View more info

A rage for rock gardening: the story of Reginald Farrer, gardener, writer and plant collector

By: Shulman, Nicola

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Short Books, 2001

Edition: 1st edition (copyright 2002)


Nearly new. A concise biography of an effulvent horticultural author who died in pursuit of rare flora in Burma. 126 pp., 8 pp. of illustrations in colour and monochrome. View more info

A rage for rock gardening: the story of Reginald Farrer, gardener, writer and plant collector

By: Shulman, Nicola

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Short Books, 2001

Edition: 1st edition (copyright 2002)


Nearly new. A concise biography of an effulvent horticultural author who died in pursuit of rare flora in Burma. 126 pp., 8 pp. of illustrations in colour and monochrome. View more info

A sedentary job: or forty years as a botanist at Kew Gardens

By: Radcliffe-Smith, A.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Privately published, n.d. (post 2007)

Edition: 1st edition


Autobiography and travelogue of a widely respected plant taxonomist and classical scholar. View more info

A selection of the correspondence of Linnaeus and other naturalists, from the original manuscripts (vol. 2 only)

By: Smith, James E.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London, 1821

Edition: 1st edition


Torn label on spine, front hinge starting, edges untrimmed. Vol. 2 only. iv, 580 pp. plus unpaginated index at end. Folding plates at rear somewhat foxed. View more info

A vision of Eden: the life and work of Marianne North

By: North, Marianne; preface by J.P.M. Brenan; introduction by Anthony Huxley

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, New York, 1980

Edition: 1st American edition


Pages of text faintly tanned at edges, otherwise little used. An account, largely in her own words, of the intercontinental travels of an intrepid woman artist specialising in botanical landscapes, who is celebrated by having her own picture gallery at Kew (built at her own expense). An enthralling read; not quite up to the standard of love among the butterflies, sadly, but still a fascinating account of one Victorian's odyssey. 240 pp., map of travel routes on end paper... View more info