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Books about Plant Hunting for Sale

[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


[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


[4207] Kingdon Ward, F.. Mystery Rivers of Tibet. London: Cadogan Books, 1986. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. As New ISBN: 0-946313-52-0. London 1986 reprint of the 1923 original. 316 pages with map. Softcover.  $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

[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.  $6,161.09

[30326] Roy Lancaster; 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.  $16.95

[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

[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

[11115] Valder, Peter.
Garden Plants of China. Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 1999. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. New / New. ISBN: 0-88192-470-9. 1st ed. Portland, OR 1999. 4to. 400 pages with many colour photos. New.  $21.95

[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

[11132] Wilson, Ernest H.. China Mother of Gardens. Boston, MA: Stratford Company, 1929. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Very Good 1st ed. Boston 1929. 8vo. x, 408 pages with 60 b/w photos and 1 fold out map in back. Decorative black and gold cloth. Scarce. Very good, tight and clean. Signed by Wilson.  $195.95