Oxford: Sheldoniano, 1674. 52 fine copper engravings showing numerous plants and flowers, engraved pictorial title depicting the Sheldonian Theatre. 4to, expertly recased, full brown calf (some scratches on the covers), red leather label. Oxford: Theatro Sheldoniano, 1674. A beautiful copy of this fine herbal by the Italian botanist Paolo Boccone (1633-1704). The author was born in Palermo and developed an interest in Natural History and botany at a young age. He traveled in Western Europe and mainly collected rare plant...
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London: Society of Herbalists, 1928. 13 illustrations. 96pp., thin 8vo, green cloth; cloth rubbed and faded, ownership signature front free endpaper, some pages unopened. London: Society of Herbalists, 1928. A very good copy.
London: Adam Islip, 1633. Packed with over 2700 woodcut illustrations throughout the text. Copper-engraved title page by John Pyne, damaged and neatly spliced with partial facsimile. , 1630, 2, [32) pages. Very thick folio, full early paneled calf, neatly re-cased with similar leather spine. London: Adam Islip Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1633. Second edition. Overall a good copy - solid and complete. Title page in partial facsimile and upper right corner of license and dedication pages repaired, with minor...
New York: Putnam, 1965. Numerous full-page 16th century woodcut reproductions. 255 pages. Tall 4to, cloth-backed boards (sunned at edges; chipped and edgeworn d.w.). New York: Putnam's, (1965). First American edition. A very good copy in a scuffed dust wrapper.
Paris: Librairie Commerciale, 1907. Illustrated with 24 nicely printed color plates, 3 folding and many black & white images throughout the text. 4 volumes, 730 + 713 + 764 + 434 pages, printed on woodpulp paper, evenly toned throughout. Short thick 4to, charming pictorial red cloth, spine lettering rubbed; rubricated titles and marbled page edges. Paris: Librairie Commerciale, 1907. Very good.
Columbus: Jarvis Pike, 1835. 208pp. 12mo, full calf, front hinge cracked. Columbus: Jarvis Pile, 1835. Good. Lectures by an ardent disciple of Samuel Thomson.
Tolland: Clinton Press. Illustrated in black and white. 97 pages, 8vo, pictorial wrappers. (Tolland, CT: Clinton Press), n.d., circa 1975 Presentation copy. A collection of popular beliefs, past and present, concerning witches and witchcraft in relation to gardens and plants.
New York: Clarkson Potter, 1985. Patterned endpapers. Illustrated with color photographs throughout. 244, blind stamped green cloth, dust wrapper, price clipped. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1985. A near fine copy in very good(+) dust wrapper.
F. Halma. Portrait. Engraving. Image measures 13.75" x 9". Portrait of Georg Eberhard Rumpf (1627-1702), 18th century. Rumpf was a German born botanist, naturalist and author. He was employed by the Dutch East India Company which sent him to present day Indonesia to catalog exotic botany. Rumpf is known for his "Herbarium Amboinense" which lists over 1200 species of exotica. The naturalist overcame myriad hardships including fires that destroyed his manuscripts, storms, personal family losses and blindness, but he persevered...