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[30302] Don Elick; Raymond Booth. Japonica Magnifica (Gardens/Environment). Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1992. 1st Edition. Folio. Hard Cover. As New / As New. ISBN: 0750901624. 144 pages with 64 magnificent colour plates.  $195.00

[30384] Hibberd, Shirley. New and Rare Beautiful-Leaved Plants. London: Bell and Daldy, 1870. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good containing Illustrations and Descriptions of the Most Ornamental-Foliaged Plants not hitherto Noticed in any Work on the Subject. viii, 144 pages with 54 fine colored plates. A very few of the plates show very minor spots of foxing; most plates all are clean and bright. Original green cloth binding with gilt stamping.  $329.95

[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

[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.  $490.00