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[30343] Curtis, William and John Sims. Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed Volume XX. London: Stephen Couchman, 1804. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good in which the most ornametal foreign plants, cultivated in the open ground, the green house, and the stove, are accurately represented in their natural colours...together with the most approved methods of culture. continued by John Sims. Volume XX. London 1804. Very good. Volume XX. London 1804. This book contains pages 740-786, and plates 740-769 and 771-786. It lacks plate 770 - but has plate 696 loosely laid in). In other words, there are 46 plates bound in this volume plus 1 extra plate laid in loosely. Very clean. Very clean.  $475.95


[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


[11084] Millais, J. G.. Rhododendrons in Which is Set Forth an Account of All Species of the Genus Rhododendron (including azalea) and the Various Hybrids First Series. London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1917. 1st Edition. Folio. Hard Cover. Very Good- First series, Limited edition limited to 550 copies and numbered 356. Folio measuring 16 1/2" x 12 1/2", bound in attractive morocco with gilt lettering on spine. With an arboretum library stamp on front endsheet. 268 pages with splendid tissue guarded colour plates by the Misses Parsons, Walker, Snelling and Brennand and also by Archibald Thorburn.  $695.95


[11083] Millais, J. G.. Rhododendrons in Which is Set Forth an Account of All Species of the Genus Rhododendron (including azalea) and the Various Hybrids Volumes 1+2. London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1917. 1st Edition. Folio. Hard Cover. Very Good- First and Second series, Two volumes complete, published in 1917 and 1924 respectively, Limited edition limited to 550 copies and numbered 188 and 352. Folio measuring 16 1/2" x 12 1/2", bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spines. Small split at top of spine on vol 1. 34 splendid tissue guarded colour plates by the Misses Parsons, Walker, Snelling and Brennand and also by Archibald Thorburn, 28 collotype plates and numerous b&w photographic illustrations. 267, 263 pages.  $895.95

[30327] Phillip Cribb.
The Forgotten Orchids of Alexandre Brun. Grove Pr, 1992. 1st Edition. Foliio. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0802115004. 160 pages with exquisite reproductions of Alexandre Brun's water colour paintings.  $14.95