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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$150.00

Horvat, Frank & Catherine Join-Dieterle
De La Mode & Des Jardins: Au Musee Galliera
Paris: Paris-musees / Imprimerie nationale Editions, 1997

First edition. Small folio. 203 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, crisp, unmarked copy; jacket glossy & bright with no wear. Presenting an historical review of botanical and floral motifs in French fashion while exploring parallels between general principles of textile and garden design, this catalogue features a multi-part text along with photographs of nearly 100 garments and fashion accessories from the museum's collection dating from the late 17th century to the 1990s, including pieces by Chanel, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Cardin, Dior and Saint Laurent.
Inventory number #013217



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$40.00

Bianchini, F. & F. Corbetta
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
NY: Crown Publishers, 1976

First American edition. Quarto. 303 pp; 110 paintings showing 400 plants; glossary; appendix; bibliography; index of Latin names; index of common names. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine in Near Fine unclipped jacket. Illustrations by Marilena Pistoia. Translated from Italian "I Frutti della Terra" by Italia and Alberto Mancinelli.
Inventory number #011855



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Carlson, Raymond
THE FLOWERING CACTUS: An Informative Guide, Illustrated in Full-Color Photography, to one of the miracles of America's Southwest
NY: McGraw Hill, 1954

First edition. Quarto. 96 pp; profuse color & b/w photographs; list of flowering cactus, with common & botanical names, growing range, and best months for flowers. Cloth with dustjacket.
Inventory number #005244



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Sackville-West, Vita
SOME FLOWERS
NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1993

Orig. published 1937. Octavo. 111 pp; 27 watercolor plates by Graham Rust. Cloth with dj. Near fine/Near fine. In 1937 Vita "chose 25 of her favorite flowers and described their appearance, origins, characteristics, and the best ways to grow them in a series of brilliantly expressive essays, illustrated with b/w photographs." In this edition, Graham Rust, a highly regarded muralist and botanical illustrator, has created watercolors to match her words.
Inventory number #004637



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$45.00

Van Rensselaer, Maunsell
TREES OF SANTA BARBARA
Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, 1940

First edition. Octavo. 141 pp; numerous b/w photographs & illustrations; addenda; index. Cloth in dustjacket. VG / VG- jacket somewhat rubbed, minor closed tears and edgewear. One large (1.5 inch) chip to top edge of back panel near spine, and a smaller one at the lower spine. Better than it sounds.
Inventory number #004122



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Coats, Peter
FLOWERS IN HISTORY
NY: Viking, 1970

Octavo. 264 pp; 40 color & 148 b/w illus; index. Cloth in unclipped dust jacket. VG/VG. Illustrated history of flowers, including paintings, old botanical prints, and photographs of plants and flowers in their natural surroundings.
Inventory number #003909



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$45.00

Van Ravenswaay, Charles
DRAWN FROM NATURE : The Botanical Art of Joseph Prestele and His Sons
Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984

Quarto. 357 pp, illustrated with 95 color plates, 40 b/w illustrations in the text; bibliographic references; index. Hardcover with jacket. Near fine/Near fine. Joseph Prestele (1796-1867), a native of Bavaria, was one of America's first professional botanical artists.
Inventory number #003063



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good+


Price:
$45.00

Sitwell, Sacheverell & Wilfrid Blunt
GREAT FLOWER BOOKS, 1700-1900 : A Bibliographical Record of Two Centuries of Finely-Illustrated Flower Books
NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990

First printing. Quarto. xi, 189 pp; 50 full-page color plates; comprehensive bibliography; appendix to the new edition; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #001640



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$40.00

Tanner, Heather & Robin
WOODLAND PLANTS
NY: Schocken Books, 1982

Limited edition of 1500 copies. Quarto. 213 pp; illustrated with 82 detailed drawings of woodland plants in Great Britain. Cloth with dustjacket and slipcase. Fine in Near Fine slipcase. #444/1500 copies.
Inventory number #001482



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Fisher, John
THE COMPANION TO ROSES
Topsfield, MA: Salem House Publishers, 1987

First American edition. Quarto. 223 pp; illustrated with approximately 100 color & b/w; bibliography; index. Cloth with dj. Near fine/VG. An A-Z reference book covering all aspects of the rose, from the serious botanical point to the lore and legends.
Inventory number #001463



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Price:
$30.00

North, Marianne
A VISION OF EDEN : The Life and Work of Marianne North
NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980

First edition. Octavo. 240 pp; profusely illustrated with color illustrations; biographical note; list of plants. Brown cloth with gilt illustration on cover & gilt lettering on spine in dj. VG/VG
Inventory number #001450



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Sheehan, Tom & Marion
ORCHID GENERA ILLUSTRATED
NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1979

First edition. Quarto. 207 pp; 61 pages of color illustrations of 61 orchid genera; extensive illustrated glossary describes more than 200 terms; index. Green cloth with dj. VG/VG.
Inventory number #001432



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Good+
Jacket: Very Good-


Price:
$10.00

Dowden, Anne Ophelia
THE BLOSSOM ON THE BOUGH: A Book of Trees
NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1975

First edition. Quarto. 71 pp; color and b/w illustrations by the author; map; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Good+/VG-. Top corner of half-title page clipped, jacket lightly soiled with a few short edge tears.
Inventory number #001429



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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Rix, Martyn
THE ART OF THE PLANT WORLD : The Great Botanical Illustrators and Their Work
Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1981

First American edition. Folio. 224 pp; many color plates & b/w illustrations; references; index. Cloth with dj. Small tears along top of dj, masking tape repairs to inside of dustjacket, else VG/VG. Details the development of the science of botany, world explorations resulting in the discovery of many new species, and the work of Ehret, Redoute, Catesby, Besler, Durer, da Vinci, and many other great artists from Medieval times into the 20th century.
Inventory number #001413



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

Anderson, Frank J.
AN ILLUSTRATED TREASURY OF CULTIVATED FLOWERS
NY: Abbeville Press, 1979

Quarto. 156 pp; illustrated with 73 color engravings by the masters of botanical art. Cloth with dj. VG/VG
Inventory number #001313



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Gilbert-Carter, Humphrey
DESCRIPTIVE LABELS FOR BOTANIC GARDENS
Cambridge: University Press, 1924

First edition. Oblong 12mo. 79 pp; 61 descriptive labels written by the author, the director of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Rebound in orange cloth with original orange printed cover pasted on front cover. VG+, a bright, unmarked copy; original paper cover gently soiled. Originally a paperback, this book was re-bound with heavy orange buckram and the original orange cover was trimmed and glued onto the new binding. Humphrey Gilbert-Carter (1884-1969), botanist, philologist, author, and lecturer, was an Economic Botanist with the Botanical Survey of India from 1913 to 1921. He then became the first Academic Director of the Botanic Garden in Cambridge from 1921 to 1950.
Inventory number #001267



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$350.00

Dunthorne, Gordon
FLOWER AND FRUIT PRINTS OF THE 18TH AND EARLY 19TH CENTURIES : Their History, Makers and Uses, with a Catalogue Raisonne of the Works in Which They are Found
Washington, DC: Privately published, 1938

Limited edition of 2500 copies. Quarto. 275 pp; illustrated in color and b&w; index. Cloth in slipcase, both in near fine condition. An important reference work.
Inventory number #000925



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Cheek, Richard & Louise Littleton Davis
CHEEKWOOD: Botanical Gardens and Fine Arts Center
Nashville: Tennessee Botanical Gardens and Fine Arts Center, 1989

Quarto. 64 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs by Richard Cheek. Gilt-lettered cloth in dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy. Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate in Nashville, Tennessee.
Inventory number #000693



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

Tinley, Gerald. F., Thomas Humphreys & Walter Irving
COLOUR PLANNING OF THE GARDEN
London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, Ltd., 1929

Stout quarto. xxxv, 288 pp; 53 color & b/w plates. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Light wear to one side of backstrip, light rubbing to corners, else VG. A clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #000157




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