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The Glass House

By: Hix, John

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Phaidon Press, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1608

ISBN: 0714832111

Condition: Fine


4to. 239 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout with historic and contemporary drawings, etchings, lithographs and photographs. The author traces the evolution of glass enclosures from the mid-seventeenth century when the desire to nurture exotic plants in a foreign and often hostile climate led to the development of the glasshouse and ingenious mechanical support systems capable of maintaining a suitable microenvironment. Sections: Introduction, Beginnings, This Liberal and Improving Age, The Artificial Climate, The Automatic Garden, The Grand Private Conservatory, Indust... View more info

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Flora: A Gardener's Encyclopedia 2 volume set , vol 1 A-K vol 2 L-Z, with CD-ROM and Companion volume Flora's Plant Names.

By: Hogan, Sean

Price: $148.00

Publisher: Timber Press, Timber Press, Incorporated (Dioscorides Press): 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2570

ISBN: 0881925381

Condition: Fine


Fine condition 2 Volume Hardcover boxed set with CD-Rom and also includes the complementary softcover "Flora's Plant Names". All are in as new condition, and unused. Lavishly illustrated throughout with striking color photography. Page edges have alphabetized tabs for quick searching. The companion volume "Flora's Names" encompasses 20,000 entries indexed by both first and second common. Scientific names are included with the common names. Please note: this large package will weigh over 15 lbs and extra postage will be required. ISBNs 9780881925388, 9780881925388, 0881926051. ... View more info

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Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.

By: Janson, H. Frederic

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 773

ISBN: 0881923362

Condition: Fine


8vo. 433 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green cloth, jacket illustrations: 1885 silk and wood tapestry Pomona, jacket back is frontis of Traite des arbres fruitiers. Illustrated endpapers, black and white engravings, illustrations and color plates throughout text. An in-depth review of European literature dealing with fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Contains a detailed bibliography of over 600 fruit-related works. Contents include: fruit texts of antiquity and the Middle Ages, organization of fruit literature, Renaissance printings of old and new fruit texts, literary r... View more info

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Bergianska Botanister

By: Jonsell, Bengt, Gunnar Broberg, Gunnar Eriksson and Bertil Nordenstam

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Atlantis: 1991

Seller ID: 1470

ISBN: 9174869736

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. 141 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, faint trace of shelf wear to spine ends of jacket and small closed tear to upper edge. Text is in Swedish. Illustrated throughout with drawings, paintings, portaiture and photos. Sections: Forord, Broderna Bergius och det bergianska arvet (Bengt Jonsell), Olof Swartz (Bertil Nordenstam), Johan Emanuel Wikstrom (Gunnar Broberg), Veit Brecher Wittrock (Bengt Jonsell, Bergianska siftelsen under vart sekel (Bengt Jonsell, Bergianska stitelsen (P.J. Bergius), Personregister, Forfattarpresentationer. ISBN 9174869736. #1470. View more info

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Flowers and Flowering Plants. An Introduction to the Nature and Work of Flowers and the Classification of Flowering Plants.

By: Pool, Raymond

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co.: 1941

Edition: Second Edition, Sixth Impression.

Seller ID: 1012

Condition: Good to Very Good


8vo. xxiii.428 pgs. Very Good condition cloth hardcover. Light to moderate general rubbing to cloth causing a somewhat faded appearance to an otherwise clean and sturdy copy. A volume in the McGraw-Hill Publications in the Botanical Sciences Series. Black and white line drawings and illustrations include a fold-out chart detailing the outline of classification followed in this book, opposite a key to pertinent symbols and abbreviations appearing in the chart. In addition to chapters on morphology and taxonomy of specfic plant families, there appears sections on the history of botany, profiles... View more info

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An Illustrated Survey of Orchid Genera

By: Sheehan, Tom; Sheehan, Marion R.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, Incorporated (Dioscorides Press): 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 2573

ISBN: 0881922889

Condition: Fine


4to. 421 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, crisp, unmarked. Illustrations by Marion Sheehan are botanically exact and beautifully rendered. Distribution maps of epiphytic and terrestrial orchids on front and rear endpapers. By the authors of "Orchid Genera Illustrated", this book has been expanded to include almost 100 new genera. For each genus, flowers are depicted in several views to illustrate the difference between the column and pollinia, and other major characteristics by which the genera are separated. Also included are complete descriptions, lists of the more popular ... View more info

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Great Books and Book Collectors

By: Thomas, Alan G

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1975

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1900

Condition: Near Fine


280pgs. Near Fine maroon cloth hardcover with red and gilt title pieces to spine and front board. Jacket is price-clipped, in Good to Very Good conditions with several moderate tears to front and rear edges of paper, jacket is protected in a clear archival removable cover. Very nicely and generously illustrated throughout with color plates, reproductions and photographs. Chapters: Preface, Manuscripts, Early Printing, Bookbinding, The Bible, Early Books in Hebrew, Herbals and Color-Plate Flower Books, English Books with Coloured Plates, Books on Architecture, The New World, Private Press Book... View more info