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Grand Rapids Flora: A Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Ferns Growing Without Cultivation in the Vicinity of Grand Rapids, Michigan

By: Emma J. Cole

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan, Emma J Cole - A. Van Dort: 1901

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 23

Condition: Fair


Wraps, 15.8 by 24.2 cm, xxii [1] 170 pp., two-page map following the titles page, two small illus. accompanying poems. Condition is fair with edge wear and chips to the wraps, including corner loss, and wear to the head and tail of the spine. The interior is clean with light yellowing. The text block has minor edge wear and small chips/tears on the edges of a few pages only. The map is intact and in very good condition. A scarce catalog of plants of the Grand Rapids area, published by the author in 1901. Following an introduction by Cole, which includes the different ecological regions of th... View more info

Irving’s Catechism of Botany: Containing a Description of the Most familiar and Interesting Plants, Arranged According to the Linnaean System, with an Appendix on the Formation of an Herbarium

By: Kerney, M.J

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Kelly & Piet: 1864

Edition: Fourth edition

Seller ID: 326

Condition: Very Good


Baltimore: Kelly & Piet, 1864. Fourth edition. Very Good. Baltimore: Kelly & Piet, 1864. Fourth edition. Very Good. Kerney, M.J. Irving’s Catechism of Botany: Containing a Description of the Most familiar and Interesting Plants, Arranged According to the Linnaean System, with an Appendix on the Formation of an Herbarium. Baltimore: Kelly & Piet, 1864, fourth American edition, revised and improved. Decorative paper over stiff boards, black cloth spine, back cover is an advert for Kelly & Piet’s many publishing endeavors, 3 3/8 by 5 1/8-inches, engraved frontis, 102 pp. Light overa... View more info

Field Botany: A Handbook for the Collector Containing Instructions for Gathering and Preserving Plants and the Formation of the Herbarium

By: Manton, Walter P

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Boston, Lee and Shepard Publishers: 1882

Seller ID: 357

Condition: Very Good


Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1882. Very Good. Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1882. Very Good. Manton, Walter P. Field Botany: A Handbook for the Collector Containing Instructions for Gathering and Preserving Plants and the Formation of the Herbarium. Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1882. Hardcover, 4 ¼ by 6-inches, 41 pp. plus 6 pages of ads. Brown cloth with black titles and decorations on the upper and lower boards. Boards have light wear to the extremities, but binding is solid with all pages intact. Has a minor binding error where the rear free endpaper is partially ... View more info

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Michigan Wildflowers

By: Smith, Helen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Michigan, Cranbrook Institute of Science: 1966

Edition: Revised

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 83

Condition: Near Fine


Michigan: Cranbrook Institute of Science, 1966. Revised. Near Fine/good +. Michigan: Cranbrook Institute of Science, 1966. Revised. Near Fine/good +. SIGNED (not inscribed) by the author on the title page. 1966 revised edition, hardcover with dust jacket. The hardcover is in near fine condition with almost no wear to the boards or pages, but there is a previous owner's name and date in red pen on the front pastedown (no other writing, underlining, highlighting, etc.). The dust jacket is good with light scuffing and edge wear (not price-clipped). Dust jacket present. View more info

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A New Family Herbal or Popular Account of the Natures and Properties of the Various Plants used in Medicine, Diet, and the Arts - Thomas Bewick Engravings

By: Thornton, Robert John; Thomas Bewick, engraver

Price: $800.00

Publisher: London, Richard Phillips: 1810

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 1246

Condition: Very Good +


Thornton, Robert John; Thomas Bewick, engraver. A New Family Herbal or Popular Account of the Natures and Properties of the Various Plants used in Medicine, Diet, and the Arts. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1810. Half-leather, 15 by 23.2 cm, xvi 901 pp. plus three pages of ads. Rebound with hand-marbled paper over calf spine and corners with leather spine label (“A New Family Herbal – Bewick”) and gilt spine titles and decorations. Lacks original endpapers, but otherwise complete with half-title, title, etc. Each entry includes an illustration “drawn from nature, by Hende... View more info

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Gifts to the Prairie: The Work of Pioneer Nurserymen and the Art of the Prestele Family

By: Watson, Daryl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: [Bloomington, IL], McLean County Historical Society: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2919

ISBN: 094378834X

Condition: Fine


Staple-bound card wraps, 22.8 by 30.5 cm, vi 26 pp., illus. Fine. A companion book for the 2008 exhibit of the same name: “As the American frontier expanded into the prairies of the Midwest, a voracious appetite for tree planting arose. F. K. Phoenix, who opened his Bloomington Nursery in 1852, possessed a love of nature and a missionary zeal to plant the prairies. In 1867, having established the largest nursery in the ‘West,’ he hired artist William Henry Prestele to oversee the design and production of exquisite hand-colored lithographs for the trade. The Prestele family pioneered th... View more info

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Formen des Lebens: Botanische Lichtbildstudien [Forms of Life: Botanical Photographs]

By: Wolff, Paul; Dr. Martin Möbius; Dr. Friedrich Markgraf

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Königstein im Taunus, Germany, Karl Robert Langewiesche Verlag: 1957

Seller ID: 2744

Condition: Good


Sewn card wraps, 18.6 by 26.1 cm, 96 pp., illus. with nearly 90 full-page black and white photographs. Very good with sight wear to the wraps and corners, and some light rubbing and creases to the spine. Gift inscription in pen on the title page. A beautiful and underrated volume of close-up botanical photos. The short introduction and photo captions are all in German. Wolff was a well-known photographer whose photographs are held in museums worldwide. View more info