Amsterdam, aux Depens de la Compagnie: 1716
Seller ID: 689
1716 MAGNIFICENT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DRUGS AND THEIR ORIGINS ILLUSTRATED WITH 25 FOLDING COPPER PLATE ENGRAVINGS, EACH CONTAINING 16 IMAGES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS. 10 inches tall hardcover, 18th century full leather binding, spine with raised bands, gilt tooled compartments, gilt red leather title label, all edges stained red, original marbled endpapers, red & black letterpress title page, engraved emblem of booksellers of Amsterdam, Vis Unita Major, [xx], 590 pp, , 25 folding copper plate engravings, each containing 16 images of plants and animals (total 400 images, each with identification). ... View More...
AN ILLUSTRATED MANUAL FOR WINE MAKING IN POST-CIVIL WAR AMERICA. 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover, publisher's brown cloth binding, gilt title and grape leaf to cover, faded gilt title to spine, front endpaper pencil signature of C. A. Heart, Oct. 20th 1867, followed by signatuer of Langdon C. Odiorne from Lenny's Old Books, May 1922, 483 pp, pencil handwritten recipe for A Fair Sherry on rear endpaper. Wear to covers and spine, corners bumped and worn, spine ends worn, page edges darkened, light age-toning to text, good+. PREFACE: Although Grape Culture, and especially Wine-Making are yet in their... View More...
London, Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol 47, Cambridge University Press: 1927
Seller ID: 131
1927 IMPORTANT ILLUSTRATED PAPER BY NOTED MEDICAL HISTORIAN CHARLES SINGER INSCRIBED TO WILLIAM H. WELCH, 'DEAN OF AMERICAN MEDICINE'. 11 inches tall offprint from the Journal of Hellenic Studies, bound with cloth in charcoal card covers with typed paper label on cover, and green cloth spine. INSCRIBED 'To Professor W. H. Welch, with best regards from the author, Charles Singer, London 13.5.28'. 52 pages, 46 black & white figures in text and full-page; 10 color plates. Covers age-toned, corners of card binding worn, offprint very good. THE JOURNAL OF HELLENIC STUDIES (JHS) is recognised intern... View More...
Washington, DC, The American Institute of Biological Sciences: 1954
Seller ID: 686
1954 MONOGRAPH BY ARMEN TAKHTJAN, SOVIET BOTANIST AND PIONEER IN THE STUDY OF PLANT EVOLUTION, 10 3/4 inches tall paperbound volume, pale blue printed paper covers, 139 pp, 32 figures, signature of Aura Estelle Star top of front cover, very good in custom archival mylar cover. ARMEN LEONOVICH TAKHTAJAN (1910 - 2009), was a Soviet-Armenian botanist, one of the most important figures in 20th century plant evolution and systematics and biogeography. His other interests included morphology of flowering plants, paleobotany, and the flora of the Caucasus. Takhtajan worked at the Komarov Botanical In... View More...
Birmingham, M. Swinney for T. Cadel and P. Elsley: 1776
Seller ID: 394
FIRST EDITION OF LANDMARK ENGLISH ILLUSTRATED BOTANICAL TREATISE WITH A CENTURY PUBLISHING HISTORY. Two volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall hardcover, recent full leather bindings, spines with raised bands and gilt red leather title labels, new endpapers, with 12 copper plate engravings (2 folding in vol. 1, and 10 in vol. 2). Fine bindings, marginal browning to first 2 pages of vol. 2, some foxing and offsetting to plates; overall very good. Continuation of title: With Descriptions of the Genera and Species, According to the System of the celebrated Linnaeus. Being an Attempt to render them familiar t... View More...
Bethlehem, PA, The Comenius Press: 1887
Seller ID: 259
SCARCE 1887 SPECTACULAR ATLAS OF COLOR PLATES DEPICTING DIVERSE MICROSCOPIC STRUCTURE OF THOUSANDS OF ALGAE. 9 1/4 and 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover unmatched volumes, buckram binding, gilt titles to spines, gilt library numbers on spine of Volume II. Volume I Text, with new endpapers, dedication to Dr. Anton Hansgirg of the Royal-Imperial University of Prague, Bohemia, pp. xx, (21-) 364; Volume II with institutional library handstamp to top and bottom edges and front and back paste-downs, contains 157 mostly hand-colored lithographic plates, covering an extraordinary variety of forms revealed u... View More...