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  • ALBUM DE CLICHÉS, by (Trade Catalogue - Horticultural Printing) VILMORIN-ANDRIEUX & Cie.
    (Trade Catalogue - Horticultural Printing) VILMORIN-ANDRIEUX & Cie.
    ALBUM DE CLICHÉS, Electrotypes, Kupferniedschläge... Containing The Illustrations Published In The Different Books And Catalogues Of...

    Paris: Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie 1888. Second Edition. This thick catalogue assembles the vast collection of wood-engraved illustrations used by the Vilmorin-Andrieux firm in their seed catalogues and other publications. Electrotype printing blocks for all the images depicted could be ordered from the firm for use in illustrating retail seed and nursery catalogues. Instructions for ordering these are printed at the front in French, English and German. The numbered illustrations are printed on one side of the sheet only, "the other is intended for the illustrations which we may publish in the future and copies of which will be sent to all the purchasers of this album, to be pasted on the blank side corresponding to the numbers." Altogether at least…

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    Paris: Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie 1888. Second Edition. This thick catalogue assembles the vast collection of wood-engraved illustrations used by the Vilmorin-Andrieux firm in their seed catalogues and other publications. Electrotype printing blocks for all the images depicted could be ordered from the firm for use in illustrating retail seed and nursery catalogues. Instructions for ordering these are printed at the front in French, English and German. The numbered illustrations are printed on one side of the sheet only, "the other is intended for the illustrations which we may publish in the future and copies of which will be sent to all the purchasers of this album, to be pasted on the blank side corresponding to the numbers." Altogether at least 4000 images are included, the majority of which are devoted to flowers, although vegetables, herbs, trees, fruits, grasses, garden implements, etc. are also shown. The illustrations are accompanied by descriptions in French, English and German, and by prices in francs and sterling. OCLC gives only two North American locations for this edition and none for the first edition. 4to (27.2 x 21.7 cm); vi + 344 (+ xxiv index) + 345-744 pp. with over 4000 wood-engraved illustrations.

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    Original cloth; covers heavily spotted, wear and tear to spine, with inner hinges reinforced; interior clean and tight.

    Book ID: 14796
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  • BULBS, PLANTS, SEEDS. DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE 1909-10 (cover title). by (Nursery catalogue, Yokohama) YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., Ltd.
    (Nursery catalogue, Yokohama) YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., Ltd.
    BULBS, PLANTS, SEEDS. DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE 1909-10 (cover title).

    Yokohama: Yokohama Nursery Co., 1909.. The annual descriptive catalogue for 1909-10 issued by this prominent Japanese nursery, the most important exporter and popularizer of Japanese ornamental plants to the Western nursery trade at the turn of the century. It presents extensive listings in all categories of plants including: lilies; paeonia moutan and albiflora; iris kaempferi; camellias, azaleas, orchids; Japanese maples; magnolias; flowering cherries, bamboos, palms, dwarf trees, etc. One of the color lithographed plates shows designs of porcelain pots. The remaining color plates are of lilies, roses, magnolias, viburnum and kudzu vine. There are also reproductions of sketches for stone lanterns and baskets for floral arrangements. The rather poor quality black and white photographic reproductions nevertheless show informative views of…

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    Yokohama: Yokohama Nursery Co., 1909.. The annual descriptive catalogue for 1909-10 issued by this prominent Japanese nursery, the most important exporter and popularizer of Japanese ornamental plants to the Western nursery trade at the turn of the century. It presents extensive listings in all categories of plants including: lilies; paeonia moutan and albiflora; iris kaempferi; camellias, azaleas, orchids; Japanese maples; magnolias; flowering cherries, bamboos, palms, dwarf trees, etc. One of the color lithographed plates shows designs of porcelain pots. The remaining color plates are of lilies, roses, magnolias, viburnum and kudzu vine. There are also reproductions of sketches for stone lanterns and baskets for floral arrangements. The rather poor quality black and white photographic reproductions nevertheless show informative views of the grounds and activities at the nursery. There is also a listing of books, "colored hand-paintings" lithographs, and mounted herbaria specimens for sale. OCLC locates 1 copy (U.S. National Agricultural Library) of this year of the catalogue. Stabbed and tied, Japanese style, (26 x 18 cm); (iv) + 98 (1) pp. with 6 color lithograph plates and with illustrations from sketches and photographs.

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    Original bamboo bark printed paper covers with an ink spot, owner's name and small holes; edges and extremities gently creased; some light soiling and creasing internally; 1 leaf nicked at margins; colour plates printed on rectos of text pages with occasional bleed through.

    Book ID: 16357
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  • CATALOGUE GÉNÉRAL DES ARBRES, ARBUSTES ET PLANTES, by (Trade Catalogue - Nursery) (NOISETTE, Louis).
    (Trade Catalogue - Nursery) (NOISETTE, Louis).
    CATALOGUE GÉNÉRAL DES ARBRES, ARBUSTES ET PLANTES, Tant De Serre Que De Pleine Terre, Cultivés Dans Les Jardins Et Pépinières De L. Noisette.

    Paris: Rousselon 1826. General catalogue of this important French nursery located in Paris. Son of the head gardener for the comte de Provence (later King Louis XVIII), Noisette started his own nursery in Paris in 1806. He focused, from the beginning, on the collection of choice and exotic plants from around the world. His brother Philippe, posted to America by the French government, was among the many correspondents who sent him seeds and plants from Asia and the Americas. Many of these were first introduced into European cultivation through Noisette's nursery, which attracted the business of numerous wealthy clients. Especially notable was Prince Nicolas II Esterházy, who engaged Noisette to lay out and plant his extensive properties in Austria. Although…

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    Paris: Rousselon 1826. General catalogue of this important French nursery located in Paris. Son of the head gardener for the comte de Provence (later King Louis XVIII), Noisette started his own nursery in Paris in 1806. He focused, from the beginning, on the collection of choice and exotic plants from around the world. His brother Philippe, posted to America by the French government, was among the many correspondents who sent him seeds and plants from Asia and the Americas. Many of these were first introduced into European cultivation through Noisette's nursery, which attracted the business of numerous wealthy clients. Especially notable was Prince Nicolas II Esterházy, who engaged Noisette to lay out and plant his extensive properties in Austria. Although Noisette's large nursery had significant collections in all categories, he was most widely known for his rare ornamental plants, especially roses. Noisette roses are named for him, and his nursery carried over 1000 different varieties of rose, nearly all of them listed here. Noisette published two much smaller catalogues in 1825. The first of these, 27 pages, was devoted only to fruit trees. The second, devoted to dahlias, roses and other flowering shrubs, had only 19 pages. The present catalogue, with 101 pages of listings, appears to be the only general catalogue to have been issued by the nursery. It includes over 9000 varieties divided into four primary sections: hot house plants; plants for the orangery; hardy plants and shrubs; and hardy herbaceous plants. Over twelve pages are devoted just to roses. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm); 8 + 102 pp.

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    Original marbled paper wrappers with printed paper labels; backstrip very worn; small section at edge of front wrapper and first two leaves worn away; occasional mild foxing, but otherwise well preserved.

    Book ID: 15706
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  • (Orchid Auction) (AUGUST ROLKER, Auctioneer)
    CATALOGUE OF A HIGHLY IMPORTANT SALE OF A GRAND AND CHOICE COLLECTION OF ORCHIDS (cover title).

    (New York) 1889. The printed catalogue of an orchid sale to be held on Wednesday, September 11, 1889, at Rolker & Sons sales room by order of Frederick Mau of Weehawken, New Jersey. The sale was comprised of "25 Grand and distinct Varieties of Cattleya Trianae with flower sheaths, C. Trianae Alba, C. Bogotensis Alba, Saccolabium giganteum Album," and much more. There are 326 lots listed, some with a bit of description, such as: CYPRIPEDIUM SEEGERIANUM: "Hybrid between Cypripedium Harrisianum and Cypripedium Spicerianum; only in a few collections can this superb Cypripedium be found..." Nineteenth century orchid auction catalogues are quite uncommon. Stitched pamphlet 22 x14.5 cm.,18 pp.

    Scattered light to moderate foxing to text.

    Book ID: 15880
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  • COLO. BEAUTIES (cover title). by (Pressed Flower Album) (Anonymous)
    (Pressed Flower Album) (Anonymous)
    COLO. BEAUTIES (cover title).

    (Colorado) n.d. ( ca. 1900 ). A very well preserved souvenir album of collected Colorado wild flowers bound in a hand-painted, ribbon-tied binding. Below each of the twelve preserved specimens the plant's popular name, botanical name and a reference (Torrey, Gray, etc) are hand-written in pen. We have seen similar, though not identical bindings for botanical collecting in Colorado, suggesting that these (blank) notebooks were available to tourists hiking the fields, meadows, etc. 19.2 x 10.7 cm; 12 leaves of heavy stock with mounted natural specimens and hand-written identifications on rectos only.

    Original hand-painted dark boards with ribbon ties, ties gently frayed, but intact; all edges gauffered and gilt; leaves with specimens fresh and clean, with only the occasional small segment of a specimen lacking.

    Book ID: 16154
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  • DICTIONNAIRE HISTORIQUE ET ARTISTIQUE DE LA ROSE. by (Roses) BELMONT, Abel.
    (Roses) BELMONT, Abel.
    DICTIONNAIRE HISTORIQUE ET ARTISTIQUE DE LA ROSE. Contenant Un Résumé De L'Histoire De La Rose Chez Tous Les Peuples Anciens Et Modernes; Ses Propriétés, Ses Vertus, Etc.

    Melun: E. Drosne, Imprimeur Breveté 1896. First book edition (previously published as a series in the JOURNAL DES ROSES from 1893 to 1896). This "dictionary" is more properly described as a compilation of diverse entries relating to the rose's history, traditions, stories and legends, origins, characteristics, ceremonial and decorative uses, etc. It serves as a work of plant lore with far-ranging entries on subjects as diverse as ceramics (including a four page treatment of the use of the rose image in pottery, etc.) sorcery, Napoleon and numerous other historical figures and similar diverse topics. Stock 115. 8vo (22.1 x 14.2 cm); (vi) + 207 + (v) pp.

    Original pink paper wrappers, slight yellowing from age; text largely unopened; minor little tear to lower rear free endpaper, but a fine copy.

    Book ID: 16280
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  • (Trade Catalogue - Decorative Iron Work) VAL D'OSNE, Société Anonyme Des Hauts-Fourneaux & Fonderies du.
    FONTES D'ART ET DE BATIMENT. BRONZES D'ART ET ACIERS MOULÉS.

    Paris: 1903. General illustrated catalogue from the most prominent French decorative iron foundry of the period. Of particular interest for the numerous examples of statuary, fountains, vases and other cast iron garden ornaments and furnishings which are illustrated by over 38 pages. The remainder of the catalogue is devoted to the full range of ornamental ironwork such as grills, columns, finials, staircase railings, moldings, mantels, lamp posts, crosses, religious statuary, etc. etc. Oblong 8vo (15.7 x 24.5 cm); 194 pp. (unnumbered).

    Original paper wraps, soiled; text paper somewhat browned, first signature starting a bit.

    Book ID: 15425
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  • HISTOIRE ET CULTURE DES LYS. by (Lilies and Melons) THIERY, M.
    (Lilies and Melons) THIERY, M.
    HISTOIRE ET CULTURE DES LYS. Suivie D'Un Précis Sur La Culture Des Melons, Et Sur La Nature Des Sols Ainsie Que Des Engrais Qui Conviennent A Chacun D'Eux, Avec L'Époque Des Semis A Faire Mois Par Mois.

    Paris: Chez M. Thiery 1855. Thiery was a seedsman and nurseryman with gardens in Auteuil, near Paris. The first 55 pages are devoted to the primary work, an account of the history and culture of 59 varieties of lily. This is followed by a short manual on melon culture, a gardener's calendar, and a few other short essays on unrelated horticultural subjects. 12mo (18.9 x 11.3); 179 pp.

    Original printed paper covers, personal ex-libris stamp at bottom margin of title page, occasional faint foxing; a very good copy.

    Book ID: 15865
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  • With 25 Color Plates
    IRIS KAEMPFERI. by (Trade catalogue - Iris) YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., LTD. (YOKOHAMA UEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, corp. title).
    (Trade catalogue - Iris) YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., LTD. (YOKOHAMA UEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, corp. title).
    IRIS KAEMPFERI. 25 Choice Var.

    Yokohama: The Yokohama Nursery Co., Ltd., n.d., ca. 1890-1900. . A tall and beautifully preserved color lithographed horticultural catalogue from the Yokohama Nursery Company, justly famous for the attractiveness of its publications. " The Yokohama Nursey Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with colored plates, line drawings, and photographs of classic Japanese plants." (ARNOLDIA 64/2-3, Del Tredici. "From Temple To Terrace"p. 4) There are 25 varieties of iris illustrated with two varieties per page 12 large plates and one large specimen alone on one plate, all of them shown in full flower with some foliage. The flower colours include shades of white, blue, pink and purple with touches of…

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    Yokohama: The Yokohama Nursery Co., Ltd., n.d., ca. 1890-1900. . A tall and beautifully preserved color lithographed horticultural catalogue from the Yokohama Nursery Company, justly famous for the attractiveness of its publications. " The Yokohama Nursey Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with colored plates, line drawings, and photographs of classic Japanese plants." (ARNOLDIA 64/2-3, Del Tredici. "From Temple To Terrace"p. 4) There are 25 varieties of iris illustrated with two varieties per page 12 large plates and one large specimen alone on one plate, all of them shown in full flower with some foliage. The flower colours include shades of white, blue, pink and purple with touches of yellow printed against a pale green background. Varieties include: Zama-no-mori; Yedo-jiman and Kumo-no-obi; Wase-banri and Kyodaisan; Shokko-nishiki and Toru-odori; Koki-no-iro and Sano-watashi;Chosei-den and Aoigata; Nishiki-no-shitone and Bondai-no-nami; Hana-aoi and Uji-no-sato; Okubonri and TaiKeirobu; Hatsushimo and Gosetsu-no-mai; Shirataki and Kuma-funjin; Datedogu and Sofu-no-koi; Kurokumo and Idznmigawa. The only trace of previous ownership is an occasional small pencilled "x" next to the printed name of a variety. Folio (17.5 x 29 cm); 13 color lithographed plates, 17.5 x 29 cm, printed on rectos only.

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    Bound in iris paper with purple yarn ties; in about fine condition, with only slight fading to ties and very minimal shelfwear at extremities.

    Book ID: 16153
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  • LA GUIRLANDE DE JULIE ou by (Roses)
    (Roses)
    LA GUIRLANDE DE JULIE ou Roses Sur Roses.

    Paris: Janet, ca. 1813. Handsomely printed diminutive almanac focused upon the theme of roses, with 13 engraved plates depicting the allegorical significance of the flower. Most of the text is in verse or song with such titles as "La Rose Ardemment Desirée," "La Rose Difficile A Garder," and "La Rose Comparée A L'Amour." The plates depict romantic scenes at chateaux, in the woods, and in gardens where fashionably dressed young women are pursued by handsome suitors amidst the rose bushes and vines. The title, LA GUIRLANDE DE JULIE, was frequently applied to floral gift books in the 19th century. This followed the example set by the marquis de Montausier who in 1641 presented a collection of poems and flower paintings,…

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    Paris: Janet, ca. 1813. Handsomely printed diminutive almanac focused upon the theme of roses, with 13 engraved plates depicting the allegorical significance of the flower. Most of the text is in verse or song with such titles as "La Rose Ardemment Desirée," "La Rose Difficile A Garder," and "La Rose Comparée A L'Amour." The plates depict romantic scenes at chateaux, in the woods, and in gardens where fashionably dressed young women are pursued by handsome suitors amidst the rose bushes and vines. The title, LA GUIRLANDE DE JULIE, was frequently applied to floral gift books in the 19th century. This followed the example set by the marquis de Montausier who in 1641 presented a collection of poems and flower paintings, with the same title, to his fiancee, Julie-Lucine d'Angennes de Rambouillet. 24mo (9.4 x 5.2 cm); 2 fold-out almanac charts printed with zodiac illustrations + decorative engraved title + 24 pp. + 12 engraved plates.

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    Original pink paper covered boards in matching slipcase; faint line of damping at lower margins of plates, not affecting impressions or pages of text; still a very good and attractive copy.

    Book ID: 14036
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  • ROUSSEAU, Mme. Louise.
    L'ART DE CULTIVER LES FLEURS ET PLANTES D'APPARTEMENTS. Et De Les Faire Servir A La Décoration De L'Intérieur.

    Paris: Librairie Renouard, n.d. (ca. 1900). A turn-of-the-century manual on floral decoration and floral arrangement for the private home. Various types of flowers and plants suitable to interior decoration and cultivation are discussed, along with appropriate vases, baskets, corsages, bouquets, etc. The decoration of windows and balconies is treated, as is the decoration of the table with seasonal fruits. Additionally, the choice of flowers and plants for different months of the year is noted, along with a choice of flowers to be used decoratively at religious feasts. A list of Parisian flower markets with their locations and days of operation is also included. 8vo (17.2 x 11 cm); 123 + (1) pp. with wood engraved text illustrations.

    Original printed paper covers, soiled, older paper label covered lower spine and interior corners of covers, scattered foxing to text.

    Book ID: 16117
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  • L'ART DE LA FLEUR NATURELLE. by (Florist's advertisment) AUGUSTIN, Artiste-Fleuriste.
    (Florist's advertisment) AUGUSTIN, Artiste-Fleuriste.
    L'ART DE LA FLEUR NATURELLE.

    Paris 1897. This clever and lovely Belle Epoque advertising piece for the florist, Augustin, at 108-110 Boulevard St.-Germain in Paris encloses a small oval mirror for the lady who needs to know at a glance where to order table decorations, garlands and bouquets for balls and "soirees." The piece consists of three decoratively shaped cards with color printed designs and advertising copy, front and back, tied together by a ribbon at the bottom - one fans open the cards to find the mirror at the back surrounded by color printed floral decoration. The front card is graced with a spring/summer colored illustration of a cherub sitting on fruited tree limb: here is advertised the company's greenhouses located at Petit Chateau…

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    Paris 1897. This clever and lovely Belle Epoque advertising piece for the florist, Augustin, at 108-110 Boulevard St.-Germain in Paris encloses a small oval mirror for the lady who needs to know at a glance where to order table decorations, garlands and bouquets for balls and "soirees." The piece consists of three decoratively shaped cards with color printed designs and advertising copy, front and back, tied together by a ribbon at the bottom - one fans open the cards to find the mirror at the back surrounded by color printed floral decoration. The front card is graced with a spring/summer colored illustration of a cherub sitting on fruited tree limb: here is advertised the company's greenhouses located at Petit Chateau de Champignolles, La Varenne. Also advertised are wreaths, both natural and artificial (some executed in pearls, porcelaine or dried flowers), some for the gravesite, available at a dedicated location at 77 Blvd. St.-Germain. The company announces that it maintains a permanent display of bouquets for engagements and weddings. There is also a half year calendar, January through June giving saints names with the dates and a notice of the number of increasing minutes of daylight each month through June. Three decoratively shaped cards (approx. 6 x 9 cm), color printed on recto and verso, with mirror on the last and thickest card; tied with ribbon.

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    Original color printed cards tied with original or contemporary ribbon. Fine.

    Book ID: 16136
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  • LILIES OF JAPAN. by (Trade catalogue - Lilies) YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., LTD.
    (Trade catalogue - Lilies) YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., LTD.
    LILIES OF JAPAN.

    Yokohama: (Yokohama Nursery Co.) August 1922.. The Yokohama Nursery Company was one of the largest suppliers of Japanese lilies and other Japanese plants and bulbs to the Western nursery trade. Accompanying this color catalogue from the company is a color decorated price list giving the export company's British address at "Craven House Kingsway,/ London. W.C. 2". The catalogue itself is a handsome survival. " The Yokohama Nursery Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with colored plates..." (ARNOLDIA 64/23, Del Tredici. " From Temple To Terrace" p. 4). Of the lilies themselves, there are 44 illustrated examples distributed at 3 or 4 to an oblong page over 12 plates. The…

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    Yokohama: (Yokohama Nursery Co.) August 1922.. The Yokohama Nursery Company was one of the largest suppliers of Japanese lilies and other Japanese plants and bulbs to the Western nursery trade. Accompanying this color catalogue from the company is a color decorated price list giving the export company's British address at "Craven House Kingsway,/ London. W.C. 2". The catalogue itself is a handsome survival. " The Yokohama Nursery Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with colored plates..." (ARNOLDIA 64/23, Del Tredici. " From Temple To Terrace" p. 4). Of the lilies themselves, there are 44 illustrated examples distributed at 3 or 4 to an oblong page over 12 plates. The list begins with Lilium auratum, then Lilium Henry1, Lilium tigrinum Fortunei Giganteum, etc., including Fritillaria kamchatensis and Thunbergii. The price list indicates size, case lots and costs per 100 bulbs. " Free London Wharf. Guaranteed Sound." The 12 plates of color lithographs in the text are in vibrant colors with brief captions identifying each variety. The separate price list features an attractive color illustration of lilies along the lower left half of the sheet. Oblong folio (26.5 x 39 cm); (iv, including title and plate list) pp.+ 12 color lithographed plates illustrating 44 flowers; illustrated price list laid in.

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    Original plain paper covers with cover title within color block design on upper cover; stabbed and tied; some minor soiling to covers; previous owner's name, " Cuningham"? with date of 1928 in ink on upper cover; a faint trace of faded old damping at upper corner of upper cover and, faintly, on top edge and corner of title page, not affecting text; some wrinkling to paper and a bit of thumb-soiling, corners bumped, but plates are rich in color and in very good condition; the mimeographed price list on thin Japanese stock has been folded in half and marked in color pencil on two lines.

    Book ID: 16186
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  • MANUEL FLOREAL DES PLANTES, by BUC'HOZ, P(ierre). J(oseph).
    BUC'HOZ, P(ierre). J(oseph).
    MANUEL FLOREAL DES PLANTES, Ou Traité De Toutes Les Plantes Qui Peuvent Servir D'Ornement Dans Les Jardins, Les Orangeries, Les Serres Chaudes, Et Principalement Dans Les Parterres; Auquel On A Joint, En Forme De Supplément, une Notice Sur Celles Qui Se Cultivent Dans Les Grandes Indes, Pour La Beauté, Tant De Leurs Feuillages, Que De Leurs Fleurs; Une Dissertation Sur Les Plantes Des Environs De Paris, Qui Peuvent Servir Pareillement D'Ornement Dans Les Jardins, Et Une Autre Sur Les Plantes, Arbustes Et Arbrisseaux Propres A Faire Les Haies Et Clôtures Des Jardins Et Autres Enclos Champêtres.

    Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1800. First edition. Though not highly esteemed as a scientific botanist, Buc'hoz was an energetic naturalist and an indefatigable compiler of botanical fact who stands as one of the most prolific French writers on this subject during his day. The primary objectives in his most important works were comprehensiveness and utility. In the present volume he provides an annotated catalogue of all plants useful in ornamental gardening or for display in orangeries and greenhouses. Over a thousand different varieties are listed, nearly all of which are accompanied by commentary on their special qualities and use in gardens. The work is divided into two main parts: the first is a general listing of both domestic and exotic plants;…

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    Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1800. First edition. Though not highly esteemed as a scientific botanist, Buc'hoz was an energetic naturalist and an indefatigable compiler of botanical fact who stands as one of the most prolific French writers on this subject during his day. The primary objectives in his most important works were comprehensiveness and utility. In the present volume he provides an annotated catalogue of all plants useful in ornamental gardening or for display in orangeries and greenhouses. Over a thousand different varieties are listed, nearly all of which are accompanied by commentary on their special qualities and use in gardens. The work is divided into two main parts: the first is a general listing of both domestic and exotic plants; the second confines itself to hardy plants native to the region around Paris. A final chapter is devoted specifically to plants useful in the creation of hedges and enclosures. 8vo (19.8 x 12 cm); 16 + 288 pp.

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    Contemporary full mottled sheep, scuffed and worn; lower corner of rear cover heavily worn into pasteboard; some foxing.

    Book ID: 14328
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  • NOUVEAU TRAITÉ DES OEILLETS. by (Carnations) (Anonymous) M., L. C. B.
    (Carnations) (Anonymous) M., L. C. B.
    NOUVEAU TRAITÉ DES OEILLETS. La Façon La Plus Utile & Facile De Les Bien Cultiver, Leurs Noms, Leurs Couleurs, & Leur Beauté. Avec La Liste De Plus Nouveaux.

    Paris: Chez Charles de Sercy 1689. An early manual on carnations and pinks addressed specifically to the amateur jardinier fleuriste at a period when the carnation was particularly in vogue. The first hundred pages deal with various aspects of cultivation - in pots, in greenhouses, and in the ground - while the remainder is devoted to an extensive listing of varieties. These entries describe each variety carefully and are full of observations on their particular qualities and special requirements, opinions as to their value and beauty, and occasional reference to the novelty or age of a particular variety. This work has been erroneously attributed to Goube, who wrote an eighteenth century work with a similar title. Its true author is…

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    Paris: Chez Charles de Sercy 1689. An early manual on carnations and pinks addressed specifically to the amateur jardinier fleuriste at a period when the carnation was particularly in vogue. The first hundred pages deal with various aspects of cultivation - in pots, in greenhouses, and in the ground - while the remainder is devoted to an extensive listing of varieties. These entries describe each variety carefully and are full of observations on their particular qualities and special requirements, opinions as to their value and beauty, and occasional reference to the novelty or age of a particular variety. This work has been erroneously attributed to Goube, who wrote an eighteenth century work with a similar title. Its true author is unknown. Musset-Pathay 1379. 8vo (15.2 x 9 cm); (iv) + 164 pp.

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    Contemporary vellum, soiled, small portion of one corner rear board worn away.

    Book ID: 15004
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  • "le grand rosiériste de la première moitié du XIX siècle"
    OBSERVATIONS SUR LA NOMENCLATURE ET LE CLASSEMENT DES ROSES, by (Roses) VIBERT, J.-P.
    (Roses) VIBERT, J.-P.
    OBSERVATIONS SUR LA NOMENCLATURE ET LE CLASSEMENT DES ROSES, Suivies Du Catalogue de Celles Cultivées Par J.-P. Vibert at Saint-Denis...

    Paris: Chez Madame Huzard, 1830. The nurseryman Jean-Pierre Vibert was "le grand rosiériste de la première moitié du XIX siècle... Ces catalogues constituent une source précieuse pour la connaissance des anciennes 'Roses de France'" (François Joyaux. LA ROSE DE FRANCE, pages 123 and 125). Jean- Pierre Vibert first published his OBSERVATIONS SUR LA NOMENCLATURE ET LE CLASSEMENT DES ROSES, including a catalogue of roses, in 1819. It went into at least eleven editions, but, the catalogue of roses published with it would be altered each year. In this copy roses added in 1830 are included; roses that did not sell well were also removed. The roses are identified by name, inventory number, type, price, color and nuance, and the date…

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    Paris: Chez Madame Huzard, 1830. The nurseryman Jean-Pierre Vibert was "le grand rosiériste de la première moitié du XIX siècle... Ces catalogues constituent une source précieuse pour la connaissance des anciennes 'Roses de France'" (François Joyaux. LA ROSE DE FRANCE, pages 123 and 125). Jean- Pierre Vibert first published his OBSERVATIONS SUR LA NOMENCLATURE ET LE CLASSEMENT DES ROSES, including a catalogue of roses, in 1819. It went into at least eleven editions, but, the catalogue of roses published with it would be altered each year. In this copy roses added in 1830 are included; roses that did not sell well were also removed. The roses are identified by name, inventory number, type, price, color and nuance, and the date of first entrance" into commerce. Stock 3059; Werger & Burton 1245. 8vo (19.1 x 14.7 cm); 56 pp.

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    Later binding in marbled paper over boards with gilt lettered red leather title piece on spine, new endpapers; some light browning to title page, a bit throughout text, as well; text impression of verso sometimes shows through on rectos. Well preserved.

    Book ID: 16375
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  • PRACTICAL CAMELLIA CULTURE: by HALLIDAY, Robert J.
    HALLIDAY, Robert J.
    PRACTICAL CAMELLIA CULTURE: A Treatise On The Propagation And Culture Of The Camellia Japonica.

    Baltimore: (The Author) 1880. First edition of the first book on the camellia written by an American. Halliday was a nurseryman and florist located in Baltimore. He was a dedicated proponent of camellia propagation from cuttings, a practice which at that time was less common than grafting. He gives detailed instructions for all stages of development and includes several instructive text illustrations as well as five color plates. Halliday's advice was particularly directed to commercial growers, with much attention paid to issues such as market prices and the profitablilty of different methods of cultivation. He was also a partisan of the alba plena variety, and offers much of his advice specifically for that plant. 12mo (19.2 x 12 cm); 142…

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    Baltimore: (The Author) 1880. First edition of the first book on the camellia written by an American. Halliday was a nurseryman and florist located in Baltimore. He was a dedicated proponent of camellia propagation from cuttings, a practice which at that time was less common than grafting. He gives detailed instructions for all stages of development and includes several instructive text illustrations as well as five color plates. Halliday's advice was particularly directed to commercial growers, with much attention paid to issues such as market prices and the profitablilty of different methods of cultivation. He was also a partisan of the alba plena variety, and offers much of his advice specifically for that plant. 12mo (19.2 x 12 cm); 142 pp. with 43 wood-engraved text illustrations + 5 chromolithographed plates.

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    Original cloth with gilt camellia design on upper cover, gilt lettered spine, very slight wear to spine ends, corners gently bumped; original endpapers and publisher's announcement slip for the forthcoming PRACTICAL AZALEA CULTURE tipped in at front endpapers; 2 tissue guards removed; a very good copy.

    Book ID: 15863
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  • The first English work devotd wholly to alpines
    PRACTICAL HINTS ON THE CULTURE AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF ALPINE OR ROCK PLANTS. by LOTHIAN, James.
    LOTHIAN, James.
    PRACTICAL HINTS ON THE CULTURE AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF ALPINE OR ROCK PLANTS. To Which Is Also Appended A List Of Alpines, Ferns, Marsh, And Aquatic Plants, Etc., Etc.

    Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, n.d. (ca. 1845). Lothian was gardener to W. A. Campbell of Ormsary. This scarce volume, the first English work devoted wholly to alpine plants, appears to be his only published book. It begins with instructions for the location and construction of rockeries, ponds and bogs and the arrangement of plants in the rockery. A second section gives directions for cultivation and treatment, arranged by season, with separate discussion of "tenderer and rarer" plants, as well as advice on cultivation in Wardian cases. The appendix lists nearly 1000 varieties of recommended plants. The illustrations include two engraved plates showing rockery layouts and four hand-colored plates of plants. 12mo (16 x 10.2 cm); iii-xiv + 17-84 pp. +…

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    Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, n.d. (ca. 1845). Lothian was gardener to W. A. Campbell of Ormsary. This scarce volume, the first English work devoted wholly to alpine plants, appears to be his only published book. It begins with instructions for the location and construction of rockeries, ponds and bogs and the arrangement of plants in the rockery. A second section gives directions for cultivation and treatment, arranged by season, with separate discussion of "tenderer and rarer" plants, as well as advice on cultivation in Wardian cases. The appendix lists nearly 1000 varieties of recommended plants. The illustrations include two engraved plates showing rockery layouts and four hand-colored plates of plants. 12mo (16 x 10.2 cm); iii-xiv + 17-84 pp. + decorative illustrated title and 6 plates (four colored).

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    Original embossed red cloth with gilt framed gilt title in center of upper cover, spine ends very slightly frayed; original end papers, early bookplate and small penned notation above older bookplate; a very good copy.

    Book ID: 16234
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  • J.C. Loudon's copy?
    PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FORMATION AND CULTURE OF THE TREE ROSE. by (Roses) (ANONYMOUS)
    (Roses) (ANONYMOUS)
    PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FORMATION AND CULTURE OF THE TREE ROSE.

    London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1828. First edition. The unidentified author of this little instruction manual acknowledges his indebtedness to a French pamphlet ( see Stock reference to Tarade, Alfred de, CULTURE DES ROSIERS ECUSSONES SUR EGLANTIERS ). This is a very detailed horticultural instruction manual which, in reprinting its 1830 second edition in 1844, the GARDENER'S CHRONICLE identified as "the best work on the cultivation of the tree rose..." (see Stock 2280 and 2281). d With a signature in pencil, "J.C. Loudon" on front flyleaf. Stock 2279 12mo (17.5 x 10 cm); xv + (i) + (1)-91 +(3) pp. with 24 text figures, decorative vignette on title page.

    Original two-toned paper over boards, soiled and edgeworn; original printed title label on spine partially preserved; some browning to text (from dampness?) and foxing commencing; boards ever so slightly warped; traces of pencil marks here and there, especially at back. Child's pencil drawing on the blank verso of one leaf.

    Book ID: 16151
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  • THE ANNALS OF HORTICULTURE;
    THE ANNALS OF HORTICULTURE; And Yearbook Of Information On Practical Gardening.

    London: Houlston and Stoneman 1847. The second of five annual volumes of this illustrated monthly gardening periodical. The editorship and most of the articles are anonymous, although George Glenny is cited as the author of many of them, including a series of short monographs on individual flowers. The content is focused largely on garden flowers, with only an occasional article on fruits or trees. 8vo (25.7 x 16.5 cm); xvi + 576 pp. with occasional wood-engraved text illustrations + hand-colored lithograph frontispiece.

    Original gilt embossed decorative cloth; head and heel of spine lightly worn; color frontispiece and engraved title foxed.

    Book ID: 14755
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