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New York: Artisan, 2008. A book of color photographs with an essay by Anthony Janson. 4to, black boards, dust wrapper. New York: Artisan, (2008). Back cover of wrapper with one small scuff, still a fine copy in a near fine wrapper. Inscribed by the artist on half title, and signed again on title page.
Paris: L. Curmer, 1842. Description Complete, Historique et Pittoresque du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, de la Menagerie, des Serres, des Galleries de Mineralogie et d'Anatomie, et de la Vallee Suisse...Oiseaux, Reptiles, Poissons, Insectes et Crustaces. Profusely illustrated throughout with tissue-protected plates, portraits and plans, a few folding; 33 are hand-colored. 2 very thick imperial 8vo volumes. (6), xxiv, 416; (4), 664pp. Beautifully rebound by Montecot in 3/4 burgundy straight-grained morocco; delicately gilt- tooled spines with raised bands and tan leather labels;.....
New York: Oxford University Press, 1948. Revised and with an introduction by W. E. Shewell Cooper. Illustrated with 120 color photographs, handsomely printed. 163pp. Slim 4to, burgundy cloth, chipped d.w. New York: Oxford University Press, 1948. First American edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. The most important flowering plants, with comprehensive notes on each variety illustrated.
John Stockdale, 1812. Volume II only of 2, 4to brown leather with gilt spine rebacked, scuffing and corners bumped. Plates 30 to 60 only. 235-503pp. Beautiful engraved plates with lavish original hand coloring. Hard to find. Sydenham Teast Edwards was a natural history illustrator. This is a good example of his work.
East Rutherford: Roehrs, 1982. 2 volumes. 16,300 photographs. 405 plants, 300 drawings. 2575pp., thick 4to, decorative red cloth. East Rutherford: Roehrs Company, (1982). Internally fine, a near fine set but for some very minor edgewear. A Treasury of Indoor Ornamentals for Home, the Office, or Greenhouse-In Warm Climates, the Patio and the Garden Outdoors.
New York: Martin, 1847. 2 volumes. Extra illustrated title pages and 52 additional steel engraved plates, 50 with delicate hand coloring and featuring Grandville's delightful anthropomorphized plants, each protected with tissue. (4), iv, 3-278; 281-385, (4), 152, 8pp. Short 4to, handsomely bound in contemporary full red morocco with a floral gilt border on covers (spines a bit darkened with leather crackled; well-rubbed at joints and corners, but sound and attractive). New York: R. Martin, 1847. A very good copy, internally.....
London: Routledge, 1859. With Illustrations in black & white engraved by Edmund Evans. 25 pages, 12mo, cloth backed pictorial boards, soiled rubbed at the edges & worn at the corners; some childish pencilings on the back blank flyleaf inner hinges neatly reinforced. London: Routledge, Warnes and Routledge, (1859). A worn but charming and scarce book. Full page engravings for flowers beginning with each letter of the alphabet, verse below.
Albany: University of the State of New York, 1923. 264 color photo plates, 35 black and white photos, several text drawings. 2 volumes. Thick 4tos, gilt-lettered green cloth (lightly rubbed). Albany: University of the State of New York, 1923. Very good(+) copies. Second printing of the State Museum Memoir #15.
London: Cassell. 4vols., 40 color plates in each volume with black & white illustrations throughout the text. Small 8vo, original green gilt decorated spines with brown leather spine labels. London: Cassell & Co., circa 1900. Very good(+). The original five series were published in monthly parts from 1877 to 1885. The frontispiece page in volume 4 is loose and the is a rear in in margin of one page not affecting the text.
Paris: Hachette, 1928. Translated from English by Victor Llona. Color plates from watercolors and black & white illustrations throughout by Willy Pogany. 191 pages + table. Tall 8vo, decoratively stamped orange cloth with mounted color illustration on cover (one chip); bottom corners lightly bumped. Paris: Librairie Hachette, (1928). A very good(+).
New York: Knopf, 1987. Edited by Nicholas Callaway. Illustrated with 100 fine color plates, and some additional photographs. Slim folio, pale gray cloth, d.w. (slightly sunned at edges and rear panel just a bit scuffed). New York: Knopf, (1987). First edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
New York: Sotheby's, 1985. Auction catalogue with illustrations in color. 4to, green cloth with colored pictorial label. New York: Sotheby's, 1985. Spine faded and page edges somewhat toned, still a very good copy. Famous sale of the Empress Josephine's copy, with the original drawings. Includes the list of prices realized.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835. 5 hand-colored engraved plates by Joseph Drayton. Thick 12mo, 326 pages with 10 page publisher's catalogue at end; some foxing throughout. Original brown calf (a bit rubbed), gilt lettered spine, gilt top. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1835. Very good. A charming botanical dictionary arranged according to the seasons, with descriptions of the relationships between flowers and various emotions or feelings.
Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts. Folio with title-page, 49 of 50 color loose collotype plates after photographs. In original cloth-backed illustrated boards, with stains, chips and wear, three green cloth ties, present but worn. Some light scuffs to plates, corner of plate 8 is chipped lower left. Plate 36 missing. Beautiful arrangements of flowers, leaves, vines, and grasses, printed in unusual colors. Chrysanthemums, begonias, poppies, ferns and many more flowers are depicted. The floral designs include ornamental friezes, carpets, among.....