Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany: Joseph Wolffischen, 1783. folio, 750pp., 24pp. index, 136pp.; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; front board decorated with metal in the four corners, diamond in the center; remnants of two clasps present, two metal hooks on fore edge of front board, two torn leather strips bound into rear board; moderate rubbing to boards; newer endpapers; title page has had a strip of paper approximately 1.25 inches (3.5cm.) high torn off of the bottom, primarily including the entirety of the publication information. It has been repaired with the backing of another sheet on that portion. There is a small tear in the middle of the page that is backed by a piece of paper on the verso, and so barely impacts the legibility of the words; complete collation: endpaper, title page, 2pp. table of contents, 4pp., 750pp., 24pp. index, title page, 6pp., 136pp.; separate title page with separate pagination; page 110 misprinted as 100, 160 as 142, 217 as 21, 271 as 217, 523 as 532, 524 as 534, 554 as 454, 732 as 571, only the page number impacted; small repairs on pages 165/166, 571/572, 633/634, 649/650, 687/688, 701/702, 705/706, 719/720, 1/2; illustrated pages beginning parts two and three on pages 165 and 567. The pagination between pages 566-571 appear to be missing a page, as is usual with this edition; ffep partially detached; profusely illustrated with over 800 black and white woodcut illustrations, including genre scenes, individual plants and animals, and distilling apparatus; Adam Lonicer was a German botanist who studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz, obtaining his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. After becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1554, he became the town physician in Frankfurt am Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the Kräuterbuch, was published in 1557, with a large part dealing with distillation. He married Magdalena Egenolff, the daughter of Christian Egenolff, his Frankfurt publisher and a printer who specialized in herbals. The work that made his name famous is this popular herbal, the Kräuterbuch. Lonicer provides us with one of the early descriptions of local flora as well as being one of the first to differentiate deciduous trees from conifers. shelved case 4.
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London: Black, Perry, and Kingsbury, 1812. Second Edition. Octavo, xxv, , 2-164 pages,  ads; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, gray cloth boards, gilt titling to spine; name written to title page; with half-title, folding frontispiece; water-stain to lower edge of frontispiece; fore and lower page edges untrimmed; shelved case 10.
New York: J. K. Wellman, 1846. First Edition. 8vo., 352pp., 96pp.; VG-; bound in 3/4 black leather, spine paneled black with gilt lettering; marbled boards and endpapers; some wear to corners, hinges, spine has moderate cracking; binding slightly shaky, but sturdy; volume 1 has forty-seven colored and two uncolored lithographs; volume 2 is incomplete, having only the first 96 pages bound in, with twelve of the forty-eight colored lithographs; plates are unusually bright, with no fading to color; pages have scattered and faint foxing and fingerprint marks, else clean; volume 2 published 1847; shelved case 10.
Amsterdam: A. Asher & Co., 1974. Reprint of 1788-1805 Editions. Three quartos (10" tall) in blue cloth boards, all volumes VG/No DJ. The following characterizes all volumes: minor shelfwear, light bumping to head and tail of spine, light handling wear to exterior, previous owner's name written in ink on ffep. Binding strong and text clean in all volumes. Includes numerous black-and-white illustrations, all of which are clean. This is a three-volume set reprinting the 1788-1805 editions. Volume I is titled, simply, De Fructibus Et Seminibus Plantarum; ISBN for Volume I: 9061235006. Volume II is titled De Fructibus Et Seminibus Plantarum as well; ISBN for Volume II: 9061235022. Volumes I and II list Joseph Gaertner as the author. Volume III is titled Supplementum Carpologiae and lists Karl Friedrich von Gaertner as the author; ISBN for Volume III: 9061235030. ISBN for the series: 9061235006. Volume I and Volume III contain introductions, in English, by Prof. Dr. F.A. Safleu. The body of the text in all three volumes, however, is in Latin. A scarce reprint set in very good condition. [Spines have blue cloth background, red text boxes, and gilt text. Shelved above Africa section.].
Brussels: Editions Pehel, 1987. First Edition. Oblong, oversize quarto portfolio in green cloth boxed casing with gold letters; VG; moderate soiling on case corners; contains 40 plates in color on thick parchment paper; introduction by President Sesse Seko; in very good condition; shelved Front Table; in French; please contact us for shipping costs in view of size.
Boston: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1880. First Edition. Octavo; pp 545; G/no-DJ; green spine with gilt lettering and rule to spine; ex-library; cloth has light soiling to exterior; some rubbing to corners; blind-stamped triple borders to boards; text block has some age toning to page edges; previous library's bookplate to front pastedown; slight cracking to gutters; frontispiece with tissue guard; tissue guard has closed tear to fore edge; illustrated with some having tissue guards throughout text; ex-library markings to preface page; interior clean.
London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., n.d. [1880s]. 4tos.; 384 pp., each volume; VG-/no dust jacket; brown cloth-covered spines and boards with dark brown endpapers; gilt lettering to spine and front board with illustrations in black; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines; rubbing to back board of Vol. 5; dark-colored top of text-block (faded); age-toning to fore-edge of text-block; light scratching to bottom edge of text-block, Vols. 1 and 3; interiors clean, age-toning throughout; staining to middle of fore-edge of text-block, Vol. 4; shelfwear to endpapers, including slight tear to back free endpaper, Vol. 3; shelved above Hardcover Fiction/Literary Criticism.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1943. Limited Edition, #279. Quarto, 307 pages; VG; Signed on colophon by illustrator Raúl Rosarivo, and book designer Alberto Kraft. Limited edition, numbered #279. Bound by Guillermo Kraft LTDA, Buenos Aires. Boards wrapped in tan leather and horse hide, stitched with leather. Horse hair is sand colored with brown spots. Hand cut pages. Text is clean. Binding is sturdy. 33 Full page illustrations. Top edge stained brown. Shelved in case 9 3/4.
New York: Calloway, 2000. Limited Edition (107/500). Quarto, 235 pages, VG-; spine is black with gray lettering; dust jacket has white paint residue trailing along the length of the spine, has minor rubbing on both sides and minor shelf wear; binding has minor shelf wear and minimal bumping on the fore edge corners; pages clear; housed in brown pictorial publisher's slipcase; shelved front table.
Wellington, NZ: Nova Pacifica, 1982. First Edition. Folio, xii, 376pp.; VG; no dust jacket; Does not come with slipcase; spine has five raised bands, gilted motifs in four compartments and red & sky blue calf title labels with gilt lettering in two compartments; covers half navy blue calf leather, red calf date emblem to upper board surrounded by gilt decoration; hand marbled endpapers; text block slightly dirty in lower corner; text clean; bumping to corners of boards; small scratch to front board; due to weight shipping may be extra; shelved second alcove.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company/The New York Botanical Garden, 1965. First Edition, Second Printing. folios, 2 volumes; VG; Two-book set in VG- slipcase; boards are green with darker green title-blocks and gilt lettering on spine; beige case; The two books together make up the first volume of six total in THE WILD FLOWERS OF THE UNITED STATES series. mild wear to corners and spine ends of both books; some wear to slipcase; heavy, please contact for shipping information; consignment; shelved above historiography.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company/The New York Botanical Garden, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. folios, 2 volumes; VG; Two-book set in VG- slipcase; boards are brown with darker brown title-blocks and gilt lettering on spine; beige case; The two books together make up the second volume of six total in THE WILD FLOWERS OF THE UNITED STATES series. mild wear to corners and spine ends of both books; some wear to slipcase; heavy, please contact for shipping information; consignment; shelved above historiography.
New York: D. Austin Woodworth, 1847. 10mo., 108 pages; VG: bound in 1/4 black cloth, paper boards, no titling to spine; front board with printed title page, rear with ads; mild rubbing and wear; foxing to interior; with 5 full page b/w plates, numerous in-text illustrations; scarce; shelved case 10.
Victoria, N.S.W. Melbourne University Press, 1995. Mixed Editions. Octavo; VG/VG; black spines with white text; dust jackets have minimal wear to exteriors; mylar wraps; 3 volumes, vol. 1, pp 278 [ISBN 0522840957]; vol. 2, pp 276 [ISBN 0522842046]; vol.3, pp 292 [ISBN 0522845827]; cloths have little wear to exteriors; mild edge wear; strong boards; text blocks show lightly toned exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; interiors clean; profusely illustrated;.
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1890. Third Edition. Octavo; pp 615; G+/no-DJ; brown spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; full leather binding; scarce in leather; raised bands to spine; boards have slight rubbing to exterior; gilt borders to panels; mild wear to edges; marbled text block slight sun faded; ex-library's bookplate to front pastedown; marbled endpapers; slight foxing to some early pages; interior clean; profusely illustrated; tight binding;.
Seoul: Diplomacy Printing Company, 1987. Deluxe reprint limited edition (#062 of 1,000). Folio in black hardcovers with gold letters and red gilt; gilt edges; VG; minimal soiling on boards; contains 45 tipped-in color plates on thick parchment covered with rice paper; legends on the left pages; pp. 92; shelved in Case # 11; [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates] Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box H eb/nd.
Reykjavik: Almenna Bokafelagid, 1983. 12mo; VG-/no-DJ; Off-white spine with green & white illustrated flower and black text; Boards have slightly yellow tone on front with other slight wear due to handling, otherwise very strong & sturdy, no edge wear; Sticker and previous owner's name on front pastedown; Ink writing on ffep; Embossed stamp on title page; Text block is overall faint age toning but clean & crisp pages; pp 403.
Quito: Ediciones del Banco Central del Ecuador, 1996. Reprint. Quarto; VG/VG-; Dark green spine with white text; Dust jacket has light shelf wear such as slightly sunned with some wear along edges; Boards are clean with strong, solid panels; Text block is clean with tightly bound pages, sticker on front pastedown; pp 333. Spanish language. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Berlin: Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1866. Large octavo; pp 298; Fair/no-DJ; half-bound brown leather spine and corners with marbled boards; dark brown spine with gilt text to red bar; severe wear to spine with cracking to joints, detached front board, chipping towards spine head edge, small beige label toward tail edge, as is; boards have few missing patches of outer layer and scratches to exterior, rubbing wear to edges; text block has darkened to exterior edges, ex-library with book plate to front pastedown, cracking to rear hinge, sticker to last page, interior has foxing toward edges, pages intact; German and English text; Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1933. First Edition. 10mo; pp 336; VG-/G+; burgundy spine with ivory text; scarce; dust jacket has light sunning to exterior, mostly to spine; minor chips to edges; mylar wraps; cloth has slight wear to exterior; light toning to edges; text block has slight age toning to edges; interior clean.
London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2002. First Edition. Small quarto; pp 352; VG/VG-; blue/black spine with ivory text; dust jacket has slightly sunned spine; minor wear to edges; cloth shows minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has soiled exterior edges; illustrated green endpapers; interior clean; profusely illustrated with many photographs.
City of Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1910. first edition. thick quarto in green hardcovers with gold seal; VG; ex-library and ex-libris copy with plates and inscription; white stain on lower spine; boards with moderate shelf wear; strong binding; plates slightly faded; deckle edges; pp. 424; shelved in Botany section.
Pittsburgh: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004. Small quarto; VG/no-DJ; dark green spines with gilt text; 2 volumes; cloths are clean and panels are strong & intact; text blocks have unmarked, crisp pages; pp 1470. German text. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Robert Speller and Sons, 1957. First edition thus. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Green spine with black inset and gold text; No wear to covers, ex library copy with call number sticker at spine tail, boards strong, corners sharp, binding strong; Ex library copy with stamps and pen notations on end pages, abraiding of first pages of textblock from removal of borrowing card jacket, top of textblock slightly discolored due to age, otherwise clean, pages crisp, VOL. 1 ONLY, CONTAINS NO SPECIMENS; pp 204.
Bogota: Villegas Editores, 2009. First edition. Long Quarto; pp 174; VG+; Dark yellow spine with red text; Slipcase is clean with intact boards;cloth spine with glossy boards has very slight shelf wear to exterior, minimal wear to edges; text block clean and intact, interior unmarked; Spanish text;.
Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, Inc., 2001. Large Octavos; VG- condition hardcovers; blue spines with white text; 6 volumes; cloths have slight wear to exteriors; strong boards; text blocks show previous owner's name to exterior head and fore edges of vols. 1 and 2; otherwise clean exteriors and interiors; slight wear to exterior edges; ISBNs: 0787650293, 0787650307, 0787650315, 0787650323, 0787650331, 078765034x Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1956. Second edition. Quarto, six volumes. Each volume good with no dust jacket. Each volume green spine with gold lettering. Moderate shelf-wear to each volume, including some rubbing and scars. Notable small stain near top of front cover of volume 1. Slight soiling or ink mark to the rear cover of only volume 1. Approximately one corner bumped per volume. Sun-fading to spine of volume 6 and the first inch of the covers from the spine. Foxing and soiling to the text block edges of one of the two supplemental volumes. Soiling to interior rear hinge of volume 2. Text of pages generally clean. Volume 1 to 512pp, volume 2 continues to 1088pp, volume 3 continues to 1712pp, volume 4 continues to 2316pp. Supplement volume 1 to 554pp, supplement to volume 2 to 334pp.
Ethiopia: SIM Forestry Study Project, January 2001. first. Quarto in green cloth with gold letters; VG+; board with minimal soiling and tiny bump on upper corner; binding strong; previous owner's inscription on ffep; thin paper clean; some pages starting to fade; contains charts and photographs; text in Amharic followed by English version; published by Christian missionaries; pp. 310; as new; shelved in room 12.
Addis Ababa University Press, 1995. first. Octavo in white soft covers with black letters and colored photograph; VG; moderate soiling on covers; binding strong; previous owner's inscription on ffep; paper clean; text block in typed print; copies of colored photographs; glossary at the end; pp. 284; shelved in room 12.
Washington DC: National Science Foundation, 1957. Second Edition. Octavo; VG/Loose leaf Hardcover; Black and lime green spine with black and green text; Moderate shelf wear to covers, rubbing along exterior surfaces, previous owners' price sticker on front cover, boards are strong and clean; Binding solid, age toning along front and rear paste-down; Light foxing to deckled text block exterior, text block clean, vivid grey-scale illustrations.
Portland, OR: Timber Press, Inc., 1999. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp 616; Good; burgundy spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has lightly smudged exterior; slight edge wear; ex-library label to spine and rear; strong boards; text block has mild wear to exterior edges; ex-library with markings inside; ex-library plate to front pastedown; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: Editions du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, 1990. first edition. small folio in white and green soft covers with black letters; VG; ex-library copy with stickers and stamps; moderate soiling and shelf wear on covers; glossy paper with black and white illustrations; pp. 303; in French; shelved in Botany section.
Pasedena: Abbey Garden Press, 1951. Reprinted. 10mo; pp 231; G+; burgundy spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has lightly sunned spine; ex-library sticker to front and rear; strong boards; text block edges have light wear; ex-library plate and text to front pastedown; mild offset to ffep; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; tight binding.
Dublin: William Blackwood and Sons, 1836. first edition. octavo in dark gren hardcovers with beige label on spine; condition: Good; some soiling and shelf wear on covers and spine; open gutter on front cover; ex-library copy with stamps and stickers; paper wobbly with moderate fading; text clean; no illustrations; pp. 430; shelved in Botany section.
Oxford, New York, London: Oxford University Press, 1980. Octavo; pp 270; VG/G; yellowish green spine with white and yellow text; dust jacket shows sunned spine; some soiling to exterior; lightly sunned head edge; price clipped front flap; cloth clean; strong boards; text block edges have light tone; stamped numbers to copyright page; interior clean; illustrated.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1978. First Edition. Octavo; pp 196; VG/G; ivory spine with green and black text; dust jacket shows light sunning to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth has light shelf wear to exterior; lightly sunning to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; illustrated.
London: Cadogan Books Ltd., 1986. Reprint. Small Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Light yellow spine with red/black text; Originally published in 1913 by Methuen & Co. Ltd, this reprint is from 1986; Covers have minor shelf wear such lightly sunned spine and slightly rubbed edges; Text block is moderately age toned due to handling; pp 229.
Sudan: Khartoum University Press, 1974. Sudanese Printing. slim Qto. VG-/ - no DJ. black and bright yellow pictorial wraps, illustration spreads widely across rear, spine and softcover front; large black tree silhouette upon bright golden yellow. curling edges, closed cuts and chipping at edges. thumbed textblock corners, interior textblock clean, profuse presence of sketched figures and much text and details aside. no marks or writing to the main pages, head edge is foxed and somewhat spotted. as is. 106 pp.
Keene: The American Bonsai Society, 1981. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Green spine with white text; Volumes bound in one book; Boards have shelfwear, rubbed exterior and corners, otherwise strong; Boards have slight foxing inside; Textblock is age toned with foxing along all exterior edges; Foxing is lightly spread throughout pages. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Keene: The American Bonsai Society, 1986. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Tan spine with white text; Volumes bound in one book; Boards have shelfwear, rubbed surfaces and corners, brown stains on back and front corners; Textblock is age toned with foxing along all exterior edges. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Erie: The American Bonsai Society, 1977. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Blue spine with white text; Volumes 6-10, 1972-1977 (bound in one book); Boards have shelfwear, slight foxing, rubbed exterior and corners, otherwise strong; Textblock is age toned with foxing on all exterior edges, foxing on first and last few pages and lightly throughout. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.