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An album of original watercolour drawings of Cassowaries, with related manuscript title "Kasuare / Walter Rothschild"

An album of original watercolour drawings of Cassowaries, with related manuscript title "Kasuare / Walter Rothschild" by ROTHSCHILD, Lionel Walter, Baron Rothschild (1868-1937) - John Gerrard KEULEMANS (1842-1912, artist)

"London, 1899. Oblong octavo. (8 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches). Black ink calligraphic manuscript title, manuscript map in blue ink...

$28,000.00
De plantis libri XVI

De plantis libri XVI by CESALPINO, Andrea (CAESALPINUS, Andreas)

Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, 1583. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12"...

€19,000.00
English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures Of British Plants, With Their Essential Characters, Synonyms, And Places Of Growth. To Which Will Be Added, Occasional Remarks

English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures Of British Plants, With Their Essential Characters, Synonyms, And Places Of Growth. To Which Will Be Added, Occasional Remarks by SOWERBY, James [1757-1822] & Sir James Edward SMITH [1759-1828]

London: Printed for the Author by J.Davis…, 1790-1814. First Edition of “one of the most celebrated of all English floras”...

$19,980.00
On the Flora of Australia, its Origin, Affinities, and Distribution; being an Introductory Essay to the Flora of Tasmania.. Reprinted from the Botany of the Antarctic Expedition, Part III, Flora of Tasmania, Vol. I.

On the Flora of Australia, its Origin, Affinities, and Distribution; being an Introductory Essay to the Flora of Tasmania.. Reprinted from the Botany of the Antarctic Expedition, Part III, Flora of Tasmania, Vol. I. by HOOKER, Joseph Dalton

London: Lovell Reeve, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. London, Lovell Reeve, [November] 1859 [first separate edition]. Large qua...

AUD $20,000.00
Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées

Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées by LINDEN, Jean-Jules (1817-1898)

Brussels: M.Hayez for Librairie de Charles Muqardt, 1860. Folio. (17 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches). Volume I (all published). Half-title...

$10,000.00
[HERBAL] THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES. GATHERED BY JOHN GERARDE OF LONDON MASTER IN CHYRURGERIE Very Much Enlarged and Ammended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London

[HERBAL] THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES. GATHERED BY JOHN GERARDE OF LONDON MASTER IN CHYRURGERIE Very Much Enlarged and Ammended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London by GERARDE [GERARD], John

London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Third Edition. Hardcover. Original front blank endpaper replace...

$9,375.00
ABBILDUNGEN In Und Ausländischer Pflanzen [Ms. Title on Spine]

ABBILDUNGEN In Und Ausländischer Pflanzen [Ms. Title on Spine] by (BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS)

[Germany: c1835]., 1835. 4to. 237 x 190 mm. 250 full-page watercolour drawings of flowers, each with ms. title in Latin & Ge...

$8,736.26
GERANIOLOGIA seu Erodii, Pelargonii, Geranii, Monsoniae et Grieli Historia Iconibus Illustrata

GERANIOLOGIA seu Erodii, Pelargonii, Geranii, Monsoniae et Grieli Historia Iconibus Illustrata by L'HERITIER DE BRUTELLE, Charles-Louis

Paris: Pierre-François Didot, 1787. A superb complete set of the original 44 plates of Geraniologia (no title leaf), all ...

£6,100.00
[Pineapple] Smooth Leaved Green Antigua Pine

[Pineapple] Smooth Leaved Green Antigua Pine by BROOKSHAW, After George (1751-1823)

[London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent cond...

$7,500.00
[One Hundred Chrysanthemums]

[One Hundred Chrysanthemums] by HASEGAWA, Keika

Kyoto: Tanaka Jihei & Yamada Naosaburo, July & December 1893., 1893. 2 Volumes. small folio. [ff. 27; ff. 27]. text in Japanese....

$7,243.20
De Florum Cultura Libri IV

De Florum Cultura Libri IV by FERRARI, Gio[vanni] Battista [1583-1654]

Rome: Stephanus Paulinus, 1633., 1633. small 4to. pp. 5 p.l., 522, [15]index. engraved title & 46 engraved plates, all inclu...

$7,242.30
THE NEW BOTANIC GARDEN, Illustrated with One Hundred and Thirty-three Plants, Engraved by Sansom from the Original Pictures, and Coloured with the Greatest Exactness from Drawings by Sydenham Edwards. Two Volumes [in One]

THE NEW BOTANIC GARDEN, Illustrated with One Hundred and Thirty-three Plants, Engraved by Sansom from the Original Pictures, and Coloured with the Greatest Exactness from Drawings by Sydenham Edwards. Two Volumes [in One] by Edwards, Sydenham

London: Printed for John Stockdale, by T. Bensley, 1812. 29 cm x 24 cm, pp. [vi], 503 (continuous pagination and register), plus...

CAD $9,000.00
Das entdeckte Geheimniss der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen

Das entdeckte Geheimniss der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen by SPRENGEL, Christian Konrad

Berlin: Friedrich Vieweg, 1793. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tal...

€5,500.00
THE NEW BOTANIC GARDEN.  Illustrated with one hundred and thirty-three plants, engraved by Sansom, from original pictures, and coloured with the greatest exactness from drawings by Sydenham Edwards

THE NEW BOTANIC GARDEN. Illustrated with one hundred and thirty-three plants, engraved by Sansom, from original pictures, and coloured with the greatest exactness from drawings by Sydenham Edwards by EDWARDS. SYDENHAM

J. Stockdale. London. 1812. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. Both title pages present. Large 4to. (12 x 9.7 inches). Vol. 1. Half ti...

£4,250.00



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