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1 Breck, Joseph The Flower-Garden; Or, Breck's Book of Flowers
Boston John P. Jewett & Co 1851 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; HC 1st edition of Breck's very widely read and consulted garden guide. In publisher's binding of brown cloth with blind stamped borders and pictorial floral design. Title lettering at spine in gilt. Engraved frontispiece garden design. Just mild bumping at corners and light crimping to cloth at spine ends. Offset discoloration to front endpages from a leaf that was laid in. Broadside on sowing Flower Seeds tipped in to gutter of pg 326. Mild tear to page at point of insertion has been mended by prior owner. Expected light toning to paper stock. Solid and complete. VG- to VG 
Price: 73.50 USD
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2 Dudley, William R. and Charles O. Thurston A Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Vascular Cryptogams, Found in and Near Lackawanna and Wyoming Valleys
Wilkes Barre E. B. Yordy 1892 First Edition Paperback Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 96 pages; In original pebbled paper wrappers with title to front and spine unlettered, as issued. From the library of Thomas R. Brendle, with his signature on the title page. Brendle is well known as the author of a 1926 publication of the PA German Society (Vol xxxiii) enitled "Plant Names and Plant Lore among the Pennsylvania Germans," which he co-authored with David Lick. The book is interleaved with blank pages for botanical note-taking. Contains Latin names, native names, where located, where found and sometimes by whom. Brown wrappers worn with some chipping at corners and spine ends. Contents sound and clean. G+ to VG- Uncommon; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Dupont, Elizabeth N. and Stephen Kuter and Jane Scott and Susan Andreen Landscaping with Native Plants in the Middle-Atlantic Region
Chadds Ford, PA Brandywine Conservancy 1978 Spiral bound Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations and Photos; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 72 pages; Oversize oblong paperback in glossy pictorial covers with wire spiral binding. Light to moderate shelf soiling to covers. Corners and edges lightly shelf worn. Mild diagonal crease to top edge of rear cover. Illustrated with B/W drawings and photographs. VG- 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Edwards, Sue Some Wild Flowering Plants of Ethiopia
Addis Ababa Addis Ababa University Press 1976 Paperback Near Fine 
B&W & Color illlustrations; Oblong 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 60 pages; Oblong format paperback is snug, solid and neat in glossy pictorial covers. Just trace shelf evidence to cover corners and a hint of soiling to rear cover. Illustrated with color and B/W drawings. VG+ to NF 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 Favarger, Claude and Paul A. Robert (Illus. ) Flore et Vegetation des Alpes; I., Etage Alpin
Paris Delachaux & Niestle 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Paul A. Robert 
Color Illustrations and B&W Drawings; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 271 pages; Square and sound in original pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Light foxing to endpages and pastedowns. Mild shelfrub to jacket edges. Illustrated with B&W drawings and color plates. Text in French. VG/VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 Gillet, M. M. Et J. -H. Magne Nouvelle Flore Francaise. Troisieme Edition Revue Et Corrigée
Paris Garnier Freres 1873 Third Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 739 pages; 3rd edition, revised and corrected. Solid clean copy in a 1930's era rebinding of pale green sized linen. Gitl title lettering still bright at spine. Bound with replacement/added endsheets. All edges gilt. Snugly bound and neat with a few stray pencil marginal notations and some light scattered foxing. Errata sheet at rear. Illustrated with numerous in text engravings. Very solid and usable copy, a little utilitarian in the choice of binding materials but not unattractive. VG 
Price: 47.50 USD
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7 Hales, Stephen and M. A. Hoskin (Foreword) Vegetable Staticks.
London Scientific Book Guild, Oldbourne 1961 Paperback Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; Paperback in pictorial wraps. Inscribed by Hoskin on the front endpage. Soundly bound and clean; mild sunning and light reader creasing to spine. Reproduction of Hales. classic text with high quality reproductions of the original plates. G+; Signed by Editor 
Price: 13.50 USD
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8 Krutch, Joseph Wood Joseph Wood Krutch Herbal
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 255 pages; Square, sound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Bound in green quarter cloth and patterned pictorial paper covered boards. Dust jacket is largely complete and bright but had been torn along the entirety of the front spine edge. Old tape repairs to the closed jagged tears on the reverse surface have fallen away and we have mended the jacket with archival paper tape alo on the reverse surface. The result is the jacket is rather attractive despite the long closed tears; fresh mylar jacket cover newly added. A shorter closed tear at the front corner of the cover panel has a small open snag. Light general toning to the whites of the jacket. Contents cela and neat. Profusely illustrated with full page reproductions of 16th century botanical woodcuts. VG/G++... Oversize book will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Langenscheidt Universal-Worterbuch Franzosisch
Berlin, Germany Langenscheidt 2005 3468181558 / 9783468181559 Revised Edition Softcover Fine 
32mo 4" - 5" tall; 512 pages; Softcover in flexible vinyl, title lettered covers. Revised edition. Bilingual French and German dictionary in pocket size. Bright, tight and fresh; no marks. Feels and appears as new. Fine 
Price: 8.00 USD
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10 McFarland, J. Horace Modern Roses IV; A Uniform Descriptive List of All Roses in Commerce or of Historical of Botanical Importance
Harrisburg, PA J. Horace McFarland Company 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Photographs, some color; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 361 pages; Square, snug copy in original color, pictorial dust jacket. Jacket rubbed at edges with a three inch wide, shallow chip top edge of the front panel. Mild foxing to the front edge and glossy pictorial endpages. Illustrated with photographs. Solid copy; VG-/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 McKenny, Margaret & Roger Tory Peterson A Field Guide to Wildflowers; Northeastern and North-Central North America (Peterson Field Guides Series)
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1996 0395911729 / 9780395911723 Paperback Near Fine Illustrated by Roger Tory Peterson 
B&W Drawings, Color Paintings; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 448 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, tight, clean; no marks. Profusely illustrated with B&W drawings and color paintings. NF 
Price: 8.00 USD
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12 Meehan, Thomas (Ed. ) The Gardener's Monthly and Horticultural Advertiser, Devoted to Horticulture, Arboriculture, Botany and Rural Affairs.
Philadelphia W. G. P. Brinckloe 1863 First Edition 3/4 leather Very Good 
Volume V, Nos 1 - 12; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 378 pages; 3/4 leather over cloth boards. Volume V; the 12 issues for 1863 bound in one volume. Large folding color lithograph frontis of Calabrian Raisin Grapes. Snugly bound and neat. Title lettering tooled in gilt to spine. Leather lightly rubbed at corners and over spine edges. Contents clean and neat with expected mild toning scattered throught the text. Illustrated with a good number of woodcuts in-text, in addition to the large folding frontis. Uncommon in the original issues, this bound annual volume represents an excellent referenc for agriculture, horticulture and gardening in mid 19th century America. VG copy 
Price: 135.00 USD
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13 Moore, Michael Herbal/medical Contraindications; Synergistic and Latrogenic Potentials when Some Herbs Are Used Concurrent with Medical Treatment of Medical Health Care
Albuquerque, NM Southwest School of Botanical Medicine 1995 Paperback Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 19 pages; Slim paperback in matte pictorial covers. Square, sound and clean; no marks. Mild sunning to spine edge. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Pohler, Alfred Zauberhafte Alpenblumen
Tirol Verlag Lohmann 1991 Hardcover Near Fine 
Color Photographs; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 223 pages; HC is tight, bright and fresh in glossy pictorial covers. Just superficial shelf wear to corners. Prior owner's initials penned neatly to front endpaper. Illustrated profusely with color photographs. NF 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Schonfelder, Peter & Ingrid Der Neue Kosmos Heilpflanzenfuhrer; Uber 600 Heil- und Giftpflanzen Europas.
Stuttgart Franckh-Kosmos 2001 3440078191 / 9783440078198 Paperback Near Fine 
Color Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 445 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial, flap-fold covers. Bright, tight and fresh; no marks. Profusely illustrated with vibrant color photographs. Text in German. About Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Strong, A. B. The American Flora; Or History of Plants and Wild Flowers; Containing a Systematic and General Description, Natural History, Chemical and Medical Properties. [Bound with "Monthly Flora" (1846) Vol. I]
New York Strong and Bidwell 1846 First Edition 3/4 leather Very Good 
Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Volume I - the 1st issue of Asa Strong's celebrated color-plate materia medica and American botanical. This example bound together with the first 44 pages of the short lived "Monthly Floral" color-plate botanical magazine published by Lewis & Brown in 1846. Bound together iIn a 19th century 3/4 leather and marbled paper boards. Strong's work is complete with plates, including hand colored frontis and extra title page, along with 50 hand colored plates: 36 plates with single botanical examples and 14 plates with two examples depicted. Text pages 119 - 122 are repeated, with pages 123 - 127 lacking. The plates to accompany those missing pages (Anacardium; Cashew Nut & Rhodendron Chrysantemum) are present. Index of examples in both Latin and common names appear at rear. The "Monthly Floral" Vol I of 1846 is bound in at rear, starting from title page through page 44 (of 125) ; 18 hand colored plates (of 20 expected). Three loose hand-colored plates, not associated with any textual content are laid in at rear. Recent professional rebacking with the original tooled leather spine laid down. Paper boards surface and edge rubbed; top front corner of rear board has a stress crack that has been archivally strengthened. Leather at spine stress creased but supple; gilt title lettering, ruling and devices bright. Only a few plates are missing their tissue guards, though some several more are accordioned, rubbed or partially torn. Foxing is present in varying degrees to the text, heaviset to tissue guards and offset to facing pages of tet. Plates remain generally bright and clean, a few with minor cropping. A sound and decent example of the 1st issue of the 1st Vol of Strong's Flora, with a full complement of plates and additional 21 hand colored plates in the Monthly Flora and laid in loose. Pictures available on request. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 975.00 USD
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17 Werdermann, Erich and R. W. Kelly (translation) Brazil and its Columnar Cacti With 89 pictures
Pasadena CA Abbey Garden Press 1942 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Cactus and succulent journal; Black and white photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 122 pages; 1942 Scott Haselton, Abbey Garden Press. HC 1st American edition, translated from the 1933 German edition. Translated by R. W. Kelly. Original red cloth with titles lettered in gilt to cover. Spine unlettered, as issued. Binding snug and contents neat. Illustrated with numerous B&W photos. Corner lightly bumped. Top edges of boards have cloth rubbed through as if by shelving in too short a shelf, but with no defect apparent to the front surfaces of the boards. VG- 
Price: 95.00 USD
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