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Plant Hunting Books for Sale

 

[11143] Lancaster. Roy; Ray Lancaster. Travels in China: A Plantsman's Paradise. Antique Collectors Club Ltd, 1993. Reprinted Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 1851491759. 520 pages with very many b/e and colour photos and Addendum. Cloth with dust jacket.  $35.95


[30326] Lancaster. Roy; Ray Lancaster. Travels in China: A Plantsman's Paradise. Antique Collectors Club Ltd, 1989. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 1851490191. 516 pages with very many b/e and colou photos. Cloth with dust jacket.  $15.95


[11156] Coats, Alice. Plant Hunters. New York: McGrall Hill, 1970. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good Being a History of the Horticultural Pioneers, Their Quests and Discoveries from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century. NY 1970. 8vo. 400 pages with 26 b/w photos. Cloth with dust jacket. One of the most comprehensive overall work on plant hunting to date.  $3.20


[10602] Desmond, Ray. Sir Joseph Hooker Traveller and Plant Explorer. UK: Antique Collectors' Club, 1999. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. N / New. ISBN: 1851493050. 286 pages with many beautiful colour photos. Cloth with dust jacket.  $28.95

[4676] Farrer, Reginald.
In a Yorkshire Garden. London: Edward Arnold, 1909. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good 1st ed. London 1909. 8vo. xi, 316 pages with 16 b/w photos. Decoratively stamped cloth.  $49.95

[30373] Farrer, Reginald.
Among the Hills. London: Headley Brothers, 1911. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good-. A Book of Joy in High Places. 1st edition. London 1910. Printed by Headly Bros but with a Swathmore Press correction glued over. 326 pages with some 8 b/w and 13 tipped-in colour plates plus 1 folded map. Blue cloth with very unusual dust jacket. Dj. has a few minor tears.  $145.95

[11063] Farrer, Reginald John. Rainbow Bridge. London: Cadogan Books, 1986. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. New ISBN: 0-946313-48-2. London 1986 reprint of the original 1921 edition. 383 pages plus map. Paperback.  $7.95

[11093] Farrington, Edward I. Ernest Wilson Plant Hunter.
Boston: Statford Company, 1931. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good 197 pages with 34 b/w photos. Very good.  $14.95

[11138] Frank Kingdon-Ward.
Himalayan Enchantment. An Anthology. London: Serindia Publications, 1990. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0906026229. Frank Kingdon-Ward. Plant Breeder - Explorer - Ecologist. 254 pages. Cloth with dust jacket.  $29.59

[11028] Hooker, Joseph Dalton. Himalayan Journals;. London: Ward Lock Limited, 1891. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good or, notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c. London 1891. 12mo. xxxi, 574 pages with many maps and woodcuts in text. Cloth. Very good.  $75.95

[10596] Kingdon Ward, Frank.
Plant Hunter's Paradise. London: Waterstone, 1985. Reprinted Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. New ISBN: 0947752307. 347 pages. Paperback. New.  $9.95

[4206] Kingdon-Ward, F.. Plant Hunting on the Edge of the World. London: Cadogan Books, 1985. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. As New ISBN: 0-946313-19-9. London 1985 reprint of the 1930 original. 383 pages. Softcover.  $9.95

[10599] Kingdon-Ward, Frank.
Pilgrimage for Plants. London: George G. Harrap, 1960. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Half Calf. Very Good / Very Good. 1st ed. London 1960. 8vo. 191 pages with about 40 photos. Cloth with dust jacket. Very good.  $25.95

[11144] Lancaster, Roy.
A Plantsman in Nepal. Antique Collectors Club, 1995. Revised Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 1851491791. Enlarged and revised edition. England 1995. 4to. 291 pages with 73 b/w and 266 colour photos. Cloth with dust jacket. New.  $32.95

[10589] Lancaster, Roy.
Plant Hunting in Nepal. London: Croom Helm, 1981. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 070991606X. 194 pages with some colour photos. Cloth with dust jacket.  $7.95

[11157] Lyte, Charles.
The Plant Hunters. London: Orbis Publishing Limited, 1983. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 085613418X. 191 pages with a few photos. Cloth with dust jacket.  $12.95

[11139] Lyte, Charles.
Frank Kingdon-Ward. London: John Murray, 1989. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-7195-4735-0. The Last of the Great Plant Hunters.1st edition. London 1989. 218 pages. Cloth w.dj.  $19.95

[1571] Maund, Benjamin.
The Botanic Garden: Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain. (17 Volumes - the Complete set). 1825. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good Volumes 1-13 plus 4 additional volumes (all published), 1825 - 1851. Each of the first 13 volumes has 24 hand-coloured engraved plates. Each plate is divided into quarters and depicts 4 beautifully illustrated flowers. The 312 hand-coloured engravi ngs were from drawing by Mrs. E. Bury and Maund’s two daughters. Each flower is accompanied by a 1-2 page commentary mentioning its history, origin, and botanical peculiarities. Together with The Floral Register; Containing Figures and Descriptions of Nearly All Tender and Hardy Plants, which have lately been introduced to, and cultivated in Great Britain. Parts 1 & 2. 144, 240 pp. And with The Auctarium of the Botanic Garden; Containing Miscellaneous Information, Connected with the Cultivati on of a Garden, and Natural History. Parts 1 & 2. 144; 280 pp. Altogether 17 volumes, nicely bound in uniform new half morocco with raised bands and marbled boards. The skills of a qualified British bookbinder and conservator were employed to recreate a binding very similar to the original. The green morocco binding has raised bands, attractive gilt stamping and marbled boards that are appropriate for the period. 4to. Very clean. The complete set, which is very rare to find, esp in such clean condition. There is no foxing in this set which makes it exceptional! Fine. Nissen 2222. Stafleu 813. Very good.  $6,450.00

[10594] Musgrave, Toby; Gardner, Chris; Musgrave, Will.
The Plant Hunters: Two Hundred Years of Adventure and Discovery Around the World. United Kingdom: Seven Dials, 1999. 1st printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. New ISBN: 1-84188-001-9. London 2000. 8vo. 224 pages with some colour illustrations. Softcover.  $11.95

[10597] Raby, Peter.
Bright Paradise. Victorian Scientific Travellers. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. New ISBN: 0691048436. 276 pages. Paperback. New.  $10.95

[10601] Schmidt, Jeremy.
Himalayan Passage. Seattle: Mountaineers Books, 1991. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. As New ISBN: 0898863430. Seven Months in the High Country of Tibet, Nepal, China , India and Pakistan. 302 pages  $5.95

[11089] Smythe, F.S.. The Valley Of Flowers. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1947. Reprinted Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good London 1947. 8vo. 318 pp with 16 colour photos and 2 maps. Cloth (spine sun faded).. The story of 4 months spent amidst the flowers of the Garhwal Himalayas.  $13.95

[10593] Synge, Patrick M & Paterson, Allen & Bisgrove, Richard & Wright, Tom & Anthony, John & Lemmon, Kenneth. In Search of Flowers. London: Michael Joseph, 1973. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0718108728. 176 pages with some /w photos. Cloth with dust jacket. A delight for the fireside traveller, drawing him into the excitement of plant discoveries.  $8.95

[11159] Turrill, W. B.. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1959. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. 295 pages with b/w photographs. Cloth with dust jacket.  $10.95

[11129] Turrill, W. B.. Joseph Dalton Hooker. London: The Scientific Book Club, 1963. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. As New / As New. Botanist, Explorer, and Administrator. 228 pages. Cloth with dust jacket. As new.  $7.95

[10595] Whittle, Tyler. The Plant Hunters. Tales of the Botanist-Explorers Who Enriched Our Gardens.. Nw York: Lyons & Burford, 1997. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. New ISBN: 1558215921. 280 pages. New.  $11.95

[30366] Wilson, E. H.. Aristocrats of the Garden. Garden City New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good vii, 312 pages with 18 b/w plates. green cloth. # 797 of a limited edition of 1,200 copies.  $24.95

[30387] Wilson, Ernest H.. If I Were to Make a Garden. Boston: Stratford Company, 1932. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good / Very Good. 1st edition. Boston 1932. 4to. xvi, 295 pages with 40 b/w photographs. Green cloth with dust jacket. Very good/very good. Wilson's last book is full of advice on where to plant the flowers he describes.  $72.95