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[Estampes pour servir l'histoire des plantes]

[Estampes pour servir l'histoire des plantes] by DODART, Denis (1634-1707), and Nicolas ROBERT (1614-1685)

Paris, 1786. 2 volumes, broadsheet. (21 7/16 x 15 7/16 inches). Engraved throughout, without title and text (as issued). Fronti...

$195,000.00
Histoire générale des insectes de Surinam et de toute l'Europe... Troisième édition revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée par M. Buch'oz... à laquelle on a joint une troisième partie qui traite des plus belles fleurs

Histoire générale des insectes de Surinam et de toute l'Europe... Troisième édition revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée par M. Buch'oz... à laquelle on a joint une troisième partie qui traite des plus belles fleurs by RABEL, Daniel (?1578-1637)

Paris: Chez L.C. Desnos, 1771. 1 volume ('...Tome Troisième, Des Plantes bulbeuse, Liliacées, Caryophyll&eacu...

$37,500.00
An album of original watercolour drawings of Cassowaries, with related manuscript title "Kasuare / Walter Rothschild"

An album of original watercolour drawings of Cassowaries, with related manuscript title "Kasuare / Walter Rothschild" by ROTHSCHILD, Lionel Walter, Baron Rothschild (1868-1937) - John Gerrard KEULEMANS (1842-1912, artist)

"London, 1899. Oblong octavo. (8 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches). Black ink calligraphic manuscript title, manuscript map in blue ink...

$28,000.00
De plantis libri XVI

De plantis libri XVI by CESALPINO, Andrea (CAESALPINUS, Andreas)

Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, 1583 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (220x154 mm). [40], 6...

€19,000.00
English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures Of British Plants, With Their Essential Characters, Synonyms, And Places Of Growth. To Which Will Be Added, Occasional Remarks

English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures Of British Plants, With Their Essential Characters, Synonyms, And Places Of Growth. To Which Will Be Added, Occasional Remarks by SOWERBY, James [1757-1822] & Sir James Edward SMITH [1759-1828]

London: Printed for the Author by J.Davis…, 1790-1814. First Edition of “one of the most celebrated of all English floras”...

$19,980.00
Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées

Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées by LINDEN, Jean-Jules (1817-1898)

Brussels: M.Hayez for Librairie de Charles Muqardt, 1860. Folio. (17 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches). Volume I (all published). Half-title...

$12,000.00
Plate 351 - Iris Foetidissima (Stinking Iris)

Plate 351 - Iris Foetidissima (Stinking Iris) by Pierre-Joseph Redout

Pierre-Joseph RedoutHand-colored stipple engraving from Les LiliacesParis: 1802-181631 1/4” x 24 1/4” framedThe un...

$12,000.00
[HERBAL] THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES. GATHERED BY JOHN GERARDE OF LONDON MASTER IN CHYRURGERIE Very Much Enlarged and Ammended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London

[HERBAL] THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES. GATHERED BY JOHN GERARDE OF LONDON MASTER IN CHYRURGERIE Very Much Enlarged and Ammended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London by GERARDE [GERARD], John

London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Third Edition. Hardcover. Original front blank endpaper replace...

$9,375.00
ABBILDUNGEN In Und Ausländischer Pflanzen [Ms. Title on Spine]

ABBILDUNGEN In Und Ausländischer Pflanzen [Ms. Title on Spine] by (BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS)

[Germany: c1835]., 1835. 4to. 237 x 190 mm. 250 full-page watercolour drawings of flowers, each with ms. title in Latin & Ge...

$8,736.26
GERANIOLOGIA seu Erodii, Pelargonii, Geranii, Monsoniae et Grieli Historia Iconibus Illustrata

GERANIOLOGIA seu Erodii, Pelargonii, Geranii, Monsoniae et Grieli Historia Iconibus Illustrata by L'HERITIER DE BRUTELLE, Charles-Louis

Paris: Pierre-François Didot, 1787. A superb complete set of the original 44 plates of Geraniologia (no title leaf), all ...

£6,100.00
[Pineapple] Jagged Leaf Black Antigua

[Pineapple] Jagged Leaf Black Antigua by BROOKSHAW, After George (1751-1823)

[London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent cond...

$7,500.00
[Pineapple] Smooth Leaved Green Antigua Pine

[Pineapple] Smooth Leaved Green Antigua Pine by BROOKSHAW, After George (1751-1823)

[London]: G. Brookshaw, 1812. Aquatint engraving, with some stipple, printed in colours and finished by hand. In excellent cond...

$7,500.00
THE NEW BOTANIC GARDEN, Illustrated with One Hundred and Thirty-three Plants, Engraved by Sansom from the Original Pictures, and Coloured with the Greatest Exactness from Drawings by Sydenham Edwards. Two Volumes [in One]

THE NEW BOTANIC GARDEN, Illustrated with One Hundred and Thirty-three Plants, Engraved by Sansom from the Original Pictures, and Coloured with the Greatest Exactness from Drawings by Sydenham Edwards. Two Volumes [in One] by Edwards, Sydenham

London: Printed for John Stockdale, by T. Bensley, 1812. 29 cm x 24 cm, pp. [vi], 503 (continuous pagination and register), plus...

CAD $9,000.00



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