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Fresh-water Algae of the United States; (exclusive of the Diatomaceae) Complemental to Desmids of the United States.  Plates (Plates Volume ONLY)
1 Fresh-water Algae of the United States; (exclusive of the Diatomaceae) Complemental to Desmids of the United States. Plates (Plates Volume ONLY)
Bethlehem, PA Comenius Press 1887 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Fair No Dust Jacket 
Plates LIV-CCXI. Lacking title page. Each plate protected by tissue guard with printed text. The last plate leaf is labeled CCXI, though there is no image or corresponding text. Ex-Library with older library label on spine, library plate on front paste down, deaccession stamp on front paste down, and small institutional ink stamp on rear paste down. There are a couple of small tears in the cloth along the joint of the top cover and spine. Corners are bumped. Spine ends and corners show light wear. Top hinge is loosened between blank first leaf and first plate. First tissue guard is chipped along edges. A few other tissue guards are slighlty loosened and show a few small chips. Plates are all in very good condition, as are most of the tissue guards. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
Native Woods for Construction Purposes in the Western Pacific Region
2 Native Woods for Construction Purposes in the Western Pacific Region
Washington, D. C. Bureau of Yards and Docks Department of the Navy 1944 Revised Soft Cover Good No Dust Jacket 
382 pages, plus plate and five maps. Covers show general light wear with some foxing and tape over center of cover. Light foxing of first and last few leaves, and on edges. A few small tears along binding of folding maps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Bare, Janet E. Wildflowers and Weeds of Kansas
Lawrence The Regents Press of Kansas 0700601767 / 9780700601769 First Edition Cloth - Hardcover Very Good+ Good 4to 
Copyright is 1979. 509 pages. Slight foxing on fore edge and light rubbing along bottom edges. Tight and otherwise clean copy. DJ shows scattered, slight, foxing, some scattered light smudges and a few small chips and tears. Lettering and images on DJ remain good. Jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Brandis, Dietrich Indian Trees: An Account of Trees, Shrubs, Woody Climbers, Bamboos and Palms Indigenous or Commonly Cultivated In the British Indian Empire
London Archibald Constable & Co. LTD 1907 First Edition, Second Printing Full Leather Good No Jacket 
767 pages. Half title page is a little worn and has been reinforced at the binding with tape. Volume shows general light wear and use, though remains tight, otherwise intact, and generally clean. Due to weight, additional charges will apply to priority and/or international shipping. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
Cool Orchids, and How to Grow Them; with a Descriptive List of All the Best Species in Cultivation, Burbidge, F. W.
5 Burbidge, F. W. Cool Orchids, and How to Grow Them; with a Descriptive List of All the Best Species in Cultivation
London Robert Hardwicke 1874 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 12mo 
160 pages, plus 4 hand colored plates. Green cloth covers over beveled edges and with gilt lettering and design. All edges of text are gilded. Covers are rubbed at corners and spine ends. Spine cover is slightly darkened. Frontispiece and title page show light wear. Marginalia is seen on front free end leaf and index, and just a little throughout text. Slightly shaken, but overall a fairly solid and attractive copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies, Burrows, J. E.
6 Burrows, J. E. Southern African Ferns and Fern Allies
Sandton Frandsen Publishers 1990 0620146168 / 9780620146166 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to 
359 pages, plus. Tight and very clean copy. Dust jacket remains bright and clean, though shows a few light surface scratches mostly over bottom cover. Jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Due to weight and size, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
Steel & Roses:  American Prints in the Hersh Cohen Collection & Botanical Books in the Fern Cohen Collection.  Part 1: American Prints; Part 2:  Botanical Books, Cohen, Hersh & Fern Cohen
7 Cohen, Hersh & Fern Cohen Steel & Roses: American Prints in the Hersh Cohen Collection & Botanical Books in the Fern Cohen Collection. Part 1: American Prints; Part 2: Botanical Books
New York The Grolier Club 2011 1605830364 / 9781605830360 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 4to 
59 & 68 pages. There is a vertical crease from the lower edge that is most present on the side of Part 2, though affecting most of the volume. Otherwise Fine condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest, Cooper, Wendy
8 Cooper, Wendy Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Nokomis Editions 0958174210 / 9780958174213 Second Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to William T. Cooper 
Copyright is 2004. Greatly expended work following up from the author's 1994 "Fruits of the Rain Forest..." published by GEO Publications. Pristine copy with the dust jacket now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Due to weight and size, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
Fruits of the Rain Forest:  A Guide to Fruits in Australian Tropical Rain Forests, Cooper, Wendy
9 Cooper, Wendy Fruits of the Rain Forest: A Guide to Fruits in Australian Tropical Rain Forests
Sydney, Australia Geo Productions 1994 0646198033 / 9780646198033 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to William T. Cooper 
327 pages. Spine ends are a little bumped. Otherwise tight, clean, and very bright. Jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Due to size and weight, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
10 Copeland, Edwin Bingham The Coconut
London Macmillan and Co. 1931 Third Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Good Very Good 
233 pages, plus two pages of ads. Cloth covers are discolored and lightly worn along lower edges. Two small review clippings are pasted to the front paste down. Previous owners inked name and date on blank front free end page. Dust jacket is price clipped, though otherwise bright and clean. Jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
The Various Contrivances By Which Orchids are Fertilised By Insects, Darwin, Charles
11 Darwin, Charles The Various Contrivances By Which Orchids are Fertilised By Insects
London John Murray 1890 Second Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 12mo 
Second edition, revised, Fifth Thousand. 300 pages, plus 32 pages of ads. Volume shows a little spine lean. Green cloth covers show a little rubbing along edges and corners are slightly bumped and worn. Top hinge (internal) is cracked and blank front free end leaf is loose. Volume remains tight and contents are otherwise clean and intact. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
The Floral Fortune Teller; A Game For the Season of Flowers, Edgarton, Miss S. C.
12 Edgarton, Miss S. C. The Floral Fortune Teller; A Game For the Season of Flowers
Boston A. Tompkins 1847 Cloth - Hard Cover Good+ No Dust Jacket 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall 
160 pages, plus colored lithograph plate as half title. Blind and gilt stamped red cloth covers show light rubbing, and light wear at corners and spine ends. Gilt lettering and decoration is slightly faded, but remains good. All edges of text block are gilded and remain bright. Decorative end leaves. A few leaves with slight smudges from handling. Volume remains tight and is generally very clean. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
13 Eggeling, William J. (with Foreword By Sir Arthur Hill) The Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate
Entebbe, Uganda The Government Printer 1940 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 4to Association inscription
296 pages, plus plates and map. Author's copy, with signed name and date of Aug. 1940. Tipped in is a two page hand written letter from Sir Arthur Hill who wrote the foreword. Very light foxing at rear of book, and general very light use/wear. Overall a nice, clean, and tight copy. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
Namaqualand in Flower, Eliovson, Sima
14 Eliovson, Sima Namaqualand in Flower
Johannesburg Macmillan 1972 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to Signed by the Author
128 pages. Tight and clean copy showing light general wear to book and jacket. Signed in name only by the author on title page. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Due to size and weight, additional charges may apply for priority and/or international shipping 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Field, H. C. The Ferns of New Zealand and Its Immediate Dependencies, with Directions for Their Collection and Cultivation
London Griffith, Farren, Okeden, and Welsh 1890 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Good No Jacket 4to 
164 pages, plus 29 plates. Dark green cloth, stretched over beveled boards. Light green illustration on covers, with gilt stamped lettering. Light wear at spine ends, as well as rubbing and very light wear along edges. Corners are lightly bumped. End leaves are darkened. Hinges are weak, though text block remains tight and well attached to covers. Contents are clean and intact. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
16 Gatty, Mrs. Alfred British Sea-Weeds. Drawn from Professor Harvey's "Phycologia Britannica." (Two Volumes)
London Bell and Daldy 1872 Cloth - Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket sm 4to 
Two volumes, with 80 colored plates. 8 pages of publisher's ads at end of volume II are dated June 1882. Blind and gilt stamped green cloth covers remain bright and clean, showing a few very light scuffs, and some light wear on corners. End leaves are a little darkened. There is separation in the text block of volume I, about one quarter in. However, text and book remain very tight. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
17 Grandville, J. J. And Alphonse Karr (translated By N. Cleaveland) The Flowers Personified: A series of Fifty-two Female Figures Adorned with Flower Costume, Beautifully colored from Designs By J. J. Grandville
New York Martin and Johnson First English Edition Full Leather Fair No Jacket J. J. Grandville 
384 pages, plus 50 hand colored steel plate engravings including frontispiece, plus decorative hand colored half-title page. With "Ladies Horticulture; Ladies Botany; and Soliloquy" by Alphonse Karr. Lovely, contemporary, black leather covers with raised spine bands and very elaborate gilt decoration and lettering. All edges of text block are gilded. Covers show a few scuffs and light rubbing, though remains bright and attractive. Front free end leaf is detached, though laid in place with chips on edges. Rear end leave is almost detached, also with chipping. Scattered foxing and smudges, sometimes heavy and affecting some of the plates. Color on plates remains good, and despite faults they are all very attractive. 
Price: 800.00 USD
 
 
The Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition [The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Volume XXIX], Grant, J. A.
18 Grant, J. A. The Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition [The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Volume XXIX]
London The Linnean Society of London / Taylor and Francis 1875 First Edition, Thus Half Leather - Hardbound Good No Dust Jacket 4to 
190 pages, plus 136 plates. Half bound with leather over spines and corners, and dark green pebbled cloth over boards. Raised spine bands with gilt lettering on leather spine labels. Scattered foxing, mostly light but affecting a few of the plates. The leaves making up the last quarter of this volume show some waviness. 
Price: 650.00 USD
 
 
19 Henderson, Andrew The Palms of the Amazon
New York Oxford University Press 1995 0195983113 First Edition / First Printing Cloth - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket Anthony Salazar 
362 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
20 Higins, Adria Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 2011 0812242742 / 9780812242744 Cloth - Hard Cover New New Oblong 4to Rob Cardillo 
New copy still sealed in original cellophane wrap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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