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Landscape Gardening in Japan AND Supplement to Landscape Gardening in Japan (2 Vols.)
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Landscape Gardening in Japan AND Supplement to Landscape Gardening in Japan (2 Vols.)

By Josiah Conder

Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan: The Shuyeisha and Kelly and Walsh, Limited. Decorative Cloth. Very Good +. K. Ogawa. A handsome example of this lavish 2 volume set on late 19th/early 20th century landscape gardening in Japan. Vol. I ("Landscape Gardening....") is the 1912 second and revised edition and Vol. II ("Supplenent....") is the 1893 1st edition. Vol. I is solid and VG+, with brilliant pictorial gilt to the front panel and elegant blindstamping at the rear panel. Light wear to the spine (notably along the spine crown), light foxing at the preliminaries and armorial former owner bookplate to the front pastedown. Lavishly illustrated thruout as well. Vol. II is a tight, very sharp example of the 1893 1st edition. Crisp and Near Fine in its dark-green cloth, with brilliant gilt-design to the front panel and mirrored blindstamped design along the rear panel. Just a touch of very light scuffing at the front panel's lower-edge, handsome former owner armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Folio, patterned, illuminated endsheets. 40 wonderful collotypes by K. Ogawa, all in near-pristine condition with their accompanying tissue guards, which have protected them well. A very impressive set.

$1000.00

Chinese Influence on European Garden Structures (Review Copy)
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Chinese Influence on European Garden Structures (Review Copy)

By Eleanor Von Erdberg

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1936. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. The 1936 1st edition, in its uncommon pioctorial dustjacket. Tight and VG+ (with bright gilt-titling along the spine) in a crisp, price-intact ($5.00), VG dustjacket, with light chipping and creasing --and several small closed tears-- along the panel edges. Light soiling as well to the panels and one 2" chip to the rear panel's lower-edge. Still though, a very presentable example of the fragile dustjacket. Quarto, text plus Appendix and Bibliography and a series of black-and-white plates at the rear. Harvard University Press's Review Slip laid-in.

$250.00

Japanese Gardens
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Japanese Gardens

By Mrs. Basil Taylor

London: Methuen & Co, 1912. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. The 1912 1st edition, in its wine-red cloth, with brilliant gilt-design and bordering to the front panel and gilt-titling and additional gilt-design along the spine. Light soiling at the front panel, small, neat former owner inscription to the front free endpaper. Thick quarto, lovely tipped-in color plates --with their accompanying tissue-guards-- thruout.

$50.00

London Parks and Gardens
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London Parks and Gardens

By Mrs. Evelyn Cecil

London: Archibald Constable & Co, 1907. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. The 1907 1st edition, in its lovely gilt-decorated panels. Solid and VG, with one small tear at the spine crown and light fading to the spine. Very light foxing as well to the preliminaries, otherwsise clean as could be. Thick quarto, top-edge gilt, 25 color plates (with their printed tissue-guards) complementing the text.

$50.00

A History of Garden Art (2 Vols.)
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A History of Garden Art (2 Vols.)

By Marie Luise Gothein

London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1928. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. A very handsome example of the 1928 1st English language edition, complete in 2 volumes and translated from its original German by Mrs. Archer-Hind. Both volumes tight and Near Fine in their navy-blue cloth, with bright gilt-crests at the front panels and crisp gilt-titling and devices along the spines. Internally, very clean, with no writing or markings to speak of. Thick quartos, "over six hundred illustrations" thruout. Text by Marie Luise Gothein, edited by Walter P. Wright.

$150.00

American Gardens
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American Gardens

By Guy Lowell, Ed

Boston: Bates & Guild Company, 1902. Decorative Cloth. Very Good -. The 1902 1st edition of this rich examination of the American garden at the turn-of-the-century. Solid and VG- in its wonderful gilt-decorated and brodered front panel. Light soiling --and chipping-- along the endpapers and pastedowns, notable wear at the front hinge and light wear to the rear hinge. Light soiling as well to the title page but still, attractive and very presentable. Thick, tall quarto, hundreds of crisp black-and-white photos thruout.

$150.00

Bonsai (In Publisher's Dustjacket and Slipcase)
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Bonsai (In Publisher's Dustjacket and Slipcase)

By Chuzo Onuki

Tokyo: Jitsugyo No Nihan Sha, 1964. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. A very well-preserved copy of this exhaustive 1964 study of the Japanese Bonsai. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, VG+ mylar dustjacket. Thick folio, over 100 tipped-in color plates of various Bonsai. Also includes a sturdy, VG+ example of the printed russet-cloth slipcase. Text in both Japanese and English.

$200.00

The Tropical Gardens of Burle Marx
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The Tropical Gardens of Burle Marx

By P.M. Bardi

New York: Reinhold Publishing Co, 1964. Cloth. Very Good +/Near Fine. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY BURLE MARX (on a large pasted-on sheet) along the front pastedown. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1964 1st American edition. Tight and VG+ (very light bumping to the spine crown, one tiny tear {the size of a dime} at the front free endpaper) in a crisp, price-clipped, Near Fine dustjacket, with very light creasing along the rear panel's top-edge. Tall quarto, crisp black-and-white and rich color photographs thruout. Very important monograph on the renowned Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.

$500.00

Italian Villas and Their Gardens
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Italian Villas and Their Gardens

By Edith Wharton

New York: The Century Co, 1904. Cloth. Very Good +. Maxfied Parrish. A very solid copy of the 1904 1st edition. Tight and VG+ in its dark-green cloth, with brilliant, unflecked gilt-design and lettering to the front panel and spine. A touch of light scuffing at the front panel and a bit of rubbing along the spine; otherwise, clean as could be, with no writing or markings to speak of internally. Thick quarto, top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom-edges. 50 lavish illustrations in color and black-and-white by Maxfield Parrish, all of which retain their printed tissue-guards. Also includes a laid-in original prospectus from the publisher Century Co.

$500.00

Garden Views (Complete in 4 Vols.)
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Garden Views (Complete in 4 Vols.)

By Tatsui Teien Kenkyujo

Tokyo: Kenchiku Shiryo Kenkyusha, Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A handsome example of the complete 4 volume set. All volumes stated 1st editions. Each is clean and Near Fine in its white laminate boards. And each includes a crisp, Near Fine pictorial dustjacket. Oblong octavos, bright, high-quality color plates thruout. Vol. 1: Modern Japanese Gardens; Vol. 2: Stone & Sand Gardens; Vol. 3: Water & Stream Gardens; and Vol. 4: Tree & Moss Gardens. Text in both English and Japanese. St.

$200.00

The Artistic Garden of Japan (Complete in 3 Vols.)

By -

Tokyo: Rikotosho Co, 1957. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. A handsome example of the 1957 1st edition, complete in 3 volumes. All 3 volumes tight and VG+ or better in their oatmeal cloth, with decorative blindstamping and crisp, unflecked lettering at the front panels and spines. Tall quartos, detailed black-and-white photography thruout charting the growth and development of the Japanese garden up thru the eras. This set has the bookplate in each volume --and came from library of-- Mary Griggs Burke, the late 20th/early 21st century American collector who had amassed the largest private collection of Japanese art ourside of Japan.

$500.00

The Illustrated Flora of Illinois: Ferns

By Robert H. Mohlenbrock

Southern Illinois University Press, 1999. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A crisp, clean copy of the 1999 second edition. Tight and Fine (with no marks whatsoever) in a bright, Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, 240 pgs. Originally published in 1967.

$50.00

Orchids of Indiana

By Michael A. Homoya

Indiana Academy of Science, 1993. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A pristine copy of the 1993 1st edition. Fine in a bright, Fine dustjacket. Quarto, 276 pgs., including dozens and dozens of rich color photographs.

$50.00

Michigan Flora: a guide to the identification and occurrence of the native and naturalized seed-plants of the state (3 Vols.)
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Michigan Flora: a guide to the identification and occurrence of the native and naturalized seed-plants of the state (3 Vols.)

By Edward G. Voss

Cranbrook Institute of Science. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A handsome copy of this exhaustive study of "Michigan Flora", complete in 3 volumes. All 3 volumes clean and Near Fine in bright, VG+ to Fine dustjackets. Vol. I is the 1980 2nd printing and is subtitled "Gymnosperms and Nonocots"; Vol. II is the 1985 1st edition and is subtitled " DICOTS (Saururaceae--Cornaceae); and Vol. III is the 1996 1st edition and is subtitled "DICOTS (Pyrolaceae--Compositae). Uniform octavos, over 2,300 distribution maps, 960 line drawings and 150 photographs in full color all told.

$150.00

Shinners & Mahler's Flora of North Central Texas
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Shinners & Mahler's Flora of North Central Texas

By George M. Diggs, Jr., Barney L. Lipscomb and Robert J. O'Kennon

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1999. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. An immaculate copy of the 1999 1st edition of this exhaustive study of the flora of North Central Texas. Clean and Fine in a bright, Fine dustjacket. Very thick quarto, 1,626 pgs.

$450.00

The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada --Excluding Florida (Vol. II)
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The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada --Excluding Florida (Vol. II)

By Carlyle A. Luer

The New York Botanical Garden, 1975. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A clean, very sharp copy of the 1975 1st edition of Volume II. Near Fine (with light foxing at the fore-edge) in a bright, Near Fine dustjacket. Tall quarto, 361 pgs., crisp color photographs thruout.

$150.00

Orchids of Venezuela: An Illustrated Field Guide (3 Vols.)

By G.C.K. Dunsterville and Leslie A. Garay

The Botanical Museum (Harvard University), 1979. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. A solid copy of the 1979 1st edition, complete in 3 volumes. All 3 volumes tight and VG in their pictorial wrappers, with very light soiling at the panels. Octavos, over 1,000 pgs. of illustrations all told,

$75.00

Flora Mesoamericana: Vol. 6 (ALISMATACEAE a CYPERACEAE)
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Flora Mesoamericana: Vol. 6 (ALISMATACEAE a CYPERACEAE)

By -

Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico (Instituto de Biologia), 1994. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A beautiful copy of the 1994 1st edition of Vol. 6 (Alismataceae a Cyperaceae) of "Flora Mesoamericana". Tight and Fine in a bright, Fine dustjacket. Tall, thick quarto, 543 pgs. Published in conjunction with Missouri Botanical Garden and The Natural History Museum (London). Text in Spanish.

$100.00

Genera Orchidacearum: Vol. 1 (General Introduction, Apostasioideae, Cypripedioideae)
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Genera Orchidacearum: Vol. 1 (General Introduction, Apostasioideae, Cypripedioideae)

By -

Oxford University Press, 1999. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A handsome copy of the 1999 1st edition of Volume 1. Solid and Fine in a bright, Near Fine dustjacket. Tall quarto, 197 pgs., including a generous sample of rich color photographs.

$150.00

Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana (Vols. 1-5)
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Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana (Vols. 1-5)

By Julian A. Steyermark, Paul E. Berry and Bruce K. Holst, eds

St. Louis and Portland, OR: Missouri Botanical Garden/Timber Press, 1995. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. The first 5 volumes of this exhaustive study of the "Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana", 1995-1999. Each volume is in pristine condition. Clean and Fine in bright, Fine dustjackets. Thick uniform quartos, over 3,400 pgs. all told, hundreds and hundreds of detailed illustrations. Vol. 1: Introduction; Vol. 2: Pteridophytes/Spermatophytes/ACANTHACEAE-ARACEAE; Vol. 3: ARALIACEAE-CACTACEAE; Vol. 4: CAESALPINIACEAE-ERICACEAE and Vol. 5: ERIOCAULACEAE-LENTIBULARIACEAE. Also includes the 2 large fold-out maps accompanying the set which are here included in publisher's printed envelope.

$300.00

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