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1) (17938)  Arnold, Marion (author and editor).  South African Botanical Art: Peeling back the petals (Collector's edition of 100 numbered copies, this is copy no. 1 presented to 'The Publisher' by the author).  Vlaeberg, South Africa: Fernwood Press, 2001. Limited edition.  $1,150  More…
2) (13598) Bateman, James.  A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants.  London: L. Reeve and Co., 1867.  First edition. $7,000 More...
3) (15232)  Bolus, Harry.  Icones Orchidearum Austro-Africanarum Extra-Tropicarum; or, figures, with descriptions, of extra-tropical South African Orchids, in 3 volumes (1896-1911-1913) + The Orchids of the Cape Peninsula (1918), in 4 uniformly-bound volumes.  London: William Wesley and Son (1896-1913) + Cape Town: Darter Bros and Co. (1918). First edition.  $3,250  More…
4) (12209)  Brookshaw, George.  The Horticultural Repository, containing delineations of the best varieties of the different species of English fruits: To which are also added, delineations of the blossoms and leaves, in those instances in which they are considered necessary; together with a description of each fruit in the time of ripening, 2 volumes, complete.  London: Sherwood, Jones, and Co, [1820]-1823. First edition.  $5,250  More…
5) (16242)  Burmann, Johannes.  Rariorum Africanarum Plantarum, ad vivum delineatarum, Iconibus et descriptionibus illustratarum, decas prima ad decas decima.  Amsterdam: Henricum Boussière, 1738-1739.  First edition.  $2,750  More…
6) (12145)  Edwards, Sydenham T.  The New Flora Britannica. 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, in 2 volumes bound together in 1 volume.  London: John Stockdale, 1812.  First edition.  $2,850  More…
7) (16165)  Engelmann, George.  Cactaceae of the Boundary (United States and Mexican Boundary Survey under the order of Lieutenant Colonel W. H Emory).  Washington: Government Printing Office, 1859.  First edition.  $600  More…
8) (16335)  Forbes, James.  Oriental Memoirs: Selected and abridged from a series of familiar letters written during seventeen years residence in India, and a narrative of occurrences in four India voyages, in 4 volumes.  London: Printed for the Author by T. Bensley, 1813.  First edition.  $6,000  More…
9) (15503)  Godfery, M. J.  Monograph and Iconograph of Native British Orchidaceae.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1933.  First edition.  $250  More…
10) (16221)  Harvey, William Henry.  The Genera of South African Plants, arranged according to the Natural System.  Cape Town: A. S. Robertson, 1838.  First edition. $750  More…
11) (16186)  Haworth, Adrian Hardy.  Observations on the Genus Mesembryanthemum, in Two Parts, containing scientific descriptions of above one hundred and thirty species, about fifty of which are new; directions for their management; new arrangements of the species; references to authors; and a great variety of critical, philosophical, and explanatory remarks.  London: Printed and Sold for the Author by J. Barker, 1794-1795.  First edition.  $1,850  More…
12) (18180)  Hoog, Robert and Bull, Henry Graves (editors).  The Herefordshire Pomona, containing figures and descriptions of the most esteemed kinds of Apples and Pears, Volume 2 only with 77 fine chromolithographs colored from Nature by Miss Ellis and Miss Bull.  Hereford, England: Jakeman and Carver, 1876-1885. First edition.  $6,500  More…
13) (16635)  Hooker, Joseph Dalton.  The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, 3 Parts in 1 volume.  London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849-1851.  First edition.  $18,500  More…
14) (16324)  Hooker, William J. and Bauer, Franz A.  Genera Filicum, or Illustrations of the Genera of Ferns and other Allied Genera.  London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842.  First edition.  $950  More…
15) (11780)  Howard, John Eliot.  The Quinology of the East Indian Plantations, 3 Parts, complete.  London: L. Reeve and Co. First edition, 1869-1876.  $5,250  More…
16) (12260)  Lindley, John, Sweet, Robert and Don, David.  The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubbery: Containing coloured figures and descriptions of the most beautiful and curious flowering plants and shrubs cultivated in Great Britain. Selected from the works of John Lindley R. Sweet and D. Don to which are added English descriptions, and the most recent practical hints on culture, propagation, etc. by a practical floriculturist, 4 volumes, complete.  London: G. Willis, 1854, First edition.  $6,000  More…
17) (18027)  Loudon, Jane Wells.  The Ladies' Flower-Garden [comprising] Ornamental Annuals (1844); Ornamental Perennials (1850); Ornamental Bulbous Plants (1850); Ornamental Greenhouse Plants (1860) and British Wild Flowers (1859), in 5 volumes, complete.  London: William Smith or William S. Orr or James Nelson, 1844-1860. Second and third edition.  $9,250  More…
18) (15486)  Merrill, Elmer D. and Walker, Egbert H.  A Bibliography of Eastern Asiatic Botany + Supplement 1 of A Bibliography of Eastern Asiatic Botany, in 2 volumes, complete.  Jamaica Plain, MA + Washington, DC: The Arnold Arboretum + American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1938 + 1960.  First edition.  $385  More…
19) (16033)  Michaux, F. Andrew and Nuttall, Thomas.  The North American Sylva; or a description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia + The North American Sylva … not described in the work of F. Andrew Michaux, and containing all forest trees discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the territory of Oregon, etc., in 6 volumes, complete.  Philadelphia: Robert P. Smith, 1854.  First combined edition, later printing.  $5,500  More…
20) (18130)  Miller, John F.  Illustratio Systematis Sexualis Linnaei.  An Illustration of the sexual system of the Genera Plantarum of Linnaeus.  London: published and sold by the Author, (1770-) 1777. First edition.  $36,500  More…
21) (17360)  Parkinson, John.  Paradisi in Sole: Paradisus Terrestris faithfully reprinted from the edition of 1629.  London: Methuen & Co, 1904.  Facsimile Reprint.  $2,500  More…
22) (18023)  Pratt, Anne (revised by Edward Step).  The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain and their allies the Club Mosses, Horsetails, in four volumes, complete.  London, Frederick Warne, 1899. New edition (revised).  $750  More…
23) (10970)  Roscoe, E.  Floral Illustrations of the Seasons, Consisting of Drawings from Nature of Some of the Most Beautiful, Hardy and Rare Herbaceous Plants.  London: R. Havell, 1838.  $4,750  More…
24) (17939)  Schumann, Dolf and Kirsten, Gerhard.  Ericas of South Africa (Collector's edition of 100 numbered copies, this is copy no. 1 presented to 'The Publisher' by the authors).  Vlaeberg, South Africa: Fernwood Press, 1992.  Limited edition.  $1,200  More…
25)  (16164)  Schumann, K., Gurke, M. and Vaupel, F.  Bluhende Kakteen (Iconographia Cactacearum), 45 parts, complete, bound in 3 volumes in the original cloth.  Neudamm, Germany: J. Neumann, 1900-1921.  First edition.  6,500  More…
26) (16241) Scott, Charles L. The Genus Haworthia (Liliaceae): A Taxonomic Revision (the Sponsors' edition limited to 27 signed copies lettered A-Z - this is letter "V" signed by the author). Johannesburg: Aloe Books, 1985. Limited edition. $1,200 More…
27) (12157) Sweet, Robert. Geraniaceæ: The natural order of Gerania. Illustrated by coloured figures and descriptions; comprising the numerous and beautiful mule-varieties cultivated in the gardens of Great Britain, with directions for their treatment, 5 volumes, complete. London: James Ridgeway, 1820-1830. First edition. $12,000 More…
28) (13273) Tabernaemontanus, Jacobus Theodorus Neu Vollkommen Krauter-Buch, Darinnen uber 3000. Krauter, mit schonen und kunstlichen Figuren, auch deren Underscheid und Wurckung, samt ihren Namen in mancherley Sprachen, beschrieben, 3 parts, complete (bound in one thick volume). Basel: Joh. Ludwig Konig und Johann Brandmyllern, 1687. Second enlarged edition, edited by Caspar and Jean Bauhin. $4,000 More…
29) (12282) Wirt, Elizabeth Washington G. Flora's Dictionary. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jr., (1837). First edition. $3,500 More…