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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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.].
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.
Albany: J. B. Lyon, 1905. Reprint. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt apple branch to front covers, gilt lettering to spines; mild rubbing and bumping to edges of boards; sfep of volume 2 has the ownership of H. W Gottschalk; Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the year 1903; profusely illustrated with color and black and white plates; shelved case 10.
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.
Gaithersburg, MD: Flower Valley Press, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 132 pages, VG-/VG-; white DJ, black lettering: overall mild wear to DJ, yellowing/light soiling to covers, "$44.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black matte cloth boards, white lettering to spine: slight material loss to head and corners; mild denting to edges of boards; light age-toning/wear to text-block; clean and bright green and black illustrated endpapers; interior clean, with numerous full-color plates of Harper's work; INSCRIBED by Harper to verso of ffep and to laid-in Department of the Interior Museum postcard featuring an exhibit of the same name open through February 28, 1998; shelved Case 11.
London & New York: The London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, c 1855. Large octavo; G/no-DJ; brown spine with gilt text 7 linear filigree design; rare; 4 volumes; half-bound exterior consists of leather spine w/leather corners & cloth covered panels; spine & fore corners are moderately rubbed w/some slight wear along edges; panels are lightly sunned & rubbed due to age & handling; spine is slightly sunned with wear & discolorations; spine edges are rubbed; panels are strong, rear panel of v. 1, pt. 1 is slightly detached; other volumes are slightly cracked along hinges; text blocks have darkened slightly on exterior edges; previous owner's book plate on front pastedowns; first & last few pages have slight foxing; text pages are intact & unmarked except for light, occasional foxing; pp 2382. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Arno Press, 1969 . Facsimile reprints [including maps]. VOLS. 1-7: 8vos., VG/no DJs; HCs, green cloth boards with gold lettering to spines and front boards; bumping to head and tail of spines, particularly to tail of Vol. 1; mild shelfwear to text-blocks, e.g., age-toning to top edges of text-blocks; frontispieces; VOL. 8: pamphlet with all 54 maps (facsimile reprints) housed in green cloth-covered clam-shell case (moderate shelfwear to case); pamphlet and maps in VG+ condition; second printing of De Voto's introduction [orig. 1953]; shelved above General American History.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1943. 307pp. Quarto hardcover, no dust jacket issued in VG condition. 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 7.
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.
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 rust with darker red title-blocks and gilt lettering on spine; beige case; The two books together make up the third 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.
Köln, Germany: Taschen, 2007. First Edition. Quarto, 443 pages; VG/VG; spine is blue and pink with white lettering; dust jacket has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, has sticker residue at the bottom of the front cover; binding has minimal wear along the the bottom edges, has minimal bumping on the fore edge corners; pages clear; shelved botany.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1990. Quarto; pp 342; VG/VG; ivory spine with black text; white slip case shows slight wear to exterior, intact panels; dust jacket has very slight wear to exterior, slight rubbing to edges; cloth has slight sun fading to edges and spine, otherwise boards are clean and strong; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges, interior clean; Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.
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.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989. First English Edition. large 4to., off-white cloth-covered spine and boards, with gold lettering and illustration to spine; slight cocking to spine; bumping to head and tail of spine; soiling to text-block; white paper dust jacket with floral illustration; bumping to head and tail of spine and to corners of dust jacket; rubbing to front and back cover of dust jacket; interior clean; shelved Aisle A, Botany.
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.
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.
Leipzig: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1864. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Red spine with gold text; Boards have moderately rubbed exterior edges & corners, slightly bumped fore corners and very lightly sunned & scratched panels, otherwise intact & sturdy; Text block shows cracking at front pastedown & front end paper from binding, missing top portion of front end paper, slight foxing on pastedowns and around edges of pages throughout, otherwise pages are unmarked and intact; pp 396. German language.
Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, Inc., 2001. Large Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; 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; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
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.
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.
New York and London: Hafner Publishing Company, Inc. for the New York Botanical Garden, 1963. Third Printing, Slightly Revised. Set of three approx. 8.25" x 10.75" VG- green hardcovers with gilt lettering. Corners and spine ends of superficially scuffed boards crunched and rubbed or frayed; gilt remains bright. Light soiling to bottom fore edge of text blocks. All volumes have P.O.S. on ffep with related P.O.S. and address on front pastedown; otherwise, clean and tight throughout. Price is for set.
Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2006. First Edition. Octavo in cream boards, VG+/No DJ as issued, spine is cream with shiny copper text: minor shelfwear, some bumping to head and tail of spine, remainder mark to bottom edge of text block, bar code sticker affixed to rear cover. Includes many illustrations. Binding strong, illustrations and text clean. ISBN 10: 0809326701; ISBN 13: 9780809326709. A great gift for the monocot enthusiast! Shelve locked cases.
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.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1856. Large Octavo; pp 288; G-/no-DJ; brown spine with gilt text; this volume only; cloth shows some rubbing to edges; moderate wear to exterior; some sunning towards edges; sturdy boards; text block has age toned exterior edges; ex-library stamps to exterior edges; ex-library plate to front pastedown with markings inside; slight dampstaining to some plates and ffep; interior lightly toned; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
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.
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;.
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.
Chapel Hill & London: The University of North Carolina Press, 1994. first edition. Small quarto; VG/no-DJ; black & blue spine with green text; Boards have very slight wear on exterior with intact & strong panels; Text block has clean pages with intact binding; pp 430. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1859. 8vo; VG hardcover without dust jacket; brown spine with gold text; book is ex-library; boards are severely age-toned and have tears to the spine and smudges; edges of the boards are rubbed and frayed; front paste down and free end -paper have plates; text block is severely tanned otherwise pages are legible;5 398p.
Washington, D.C. National Geographic Society, 2001. Quarto; pp 263; VG-/G; black spine with yellow and gray text; ex-library; dust jacket has moderate wear to exterior; slight peeling to edges, ex-library sticker to rear; mylar wraps under jacket; cloth has minimal wear to exterior; text block has light wear to exterior edges; ex-library stamp to pp 262 and to exterior head edge; small tears to edges of rear pastedown; interior clean; 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.