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1 GROUNDS, Roger. Ferns
Pelham Books 1974. First Edition, green buckram gilt, with slightly worn illustrated dustwrappers. Small 4to [binding c.22.5 x 18 cms], pp264, small attractive modern booklabel on front pastedown [mainly hidden behind dustwrapper flap], a very good copy. Includes 61 illustrations in the text : and with 16pp colour plates showing 22 subjects. 
'The first definitive book to appear on this subject since the height of the Victorian fern craze. It is devoted not only to the ferns of the British Isles and other varieties, but also to the ferns of the other temperate regions of the world, including the North American continent and Australasia, and their varieties'. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
2 HENREY, Blanche. British Botanical & Horticultural Literature before 1800. Comprising a history & bibliography of botanical & horticultural books printed in England, Scotland & Ireland from the earliest times until 1800.
Oxford University Press 1975. First Edition, 3 Vols, small folios [bindings c.28 x 19 cms], original grey cloth lettered in gilt, neat modern booklabel on front pastedowns. Total c.1235pp, and with 32 colour plates and 162 other illustrations. Gilt cloth just slightly marked, else a very good set. 
Superb prize-winning historical and bibliographical work. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
 
 
3 HIBBERD, Shirley. The Amateur's Flower Garden. A handy guide to the formation and management of the flower garden and the cultivation of garden flowers. New Edition : revised by T. W. Sanders.
London, Collingridge 1897. Green cloth lettered in gilt and illustrated in yellow and blue. Thick 8vo [binding c.18.5 x 12 cms], pp.viii, 348 + [8] advts, some light scattered foxing, binding bit dulled, a good stout copy. With folding coloured frontispiece and many other illustrations in the text, some full-page. 

Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
4 HOOKER, William Jackson. The British Flora : comprising the phaenogamous or flowering plants, and the ferns. The Second Edition, with additions and corrections.
London, Longman, Rees &c 1831. 2nd Edition, attractive modern calf spine with blue morocco label, over contemporary marbled paper boards and calf-tipped corners. Tall 12mo [binding c. 20.5 x 12 cms], pp.xii, 479, front paste-down with small and very attractive modern woodcut booklabel of a seated classical female figure playing a lute [very much in the style of Vivien Gribble]. Corners and edges of boards a little rubbed or scuffed, blank lower corners of 2 leaves of index nipped away, else a very good copy. 
This copy with an elegant inscription in Latin on a blank prelim presenting the book as a prize to Alexander Simpson from James Davidson for his studies in Natural History at Marischal College, Aberdeen, dated April 1839. *** Sir William Jackson Hooker 1785 - 1865 was one of the outstanding botanists of the period. He was born and educated in Norwich, and became Professor of Botany at Glasgow University and the first Director of Kew Gardens in London. *** 'The present volume may be said to terminate with the Ferns. A future one ... will contain the rest of the Orders of the Class Cryptogamia; and will be published in such a form that it may eithe be considered the secon volume of the British Flora, or the fifth of Sir J. E. Smith's English Flora' [Introduction]. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
 
 
5 HULME, F. Edward. Familiar Wild Flowers : Series 1 - 7 : with coloured plates.
London, Cassell & Co 1902. Complete in 7 Vols, publisher's simple green bobbled cloth, spines ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. 8vos [bindings c.19.5 x 13 cms], couple of boards a trifle patchy, Vol 1 more so. Internally very bright and attractive. Each volume with 40 colour plates and 80 text illustrations [total c.280 colour plates and 560 illustrations]. 
Hulme's major work, issued in parts from 1878 to 1909. Each flower is illustrated with a full-page colour plate : its form and varieties are described, as are its habitat and medicinal uses. Hulme attended what is now the Royal College of Art, and subsequently taught drawing at Marlborough College and at King's College, London. In 1869 he was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
 
 
6 THOMPSON, Robert. The Gardener's Assistant : Practical and Scientific. A guide to the formation and management of the kitchen, fruit and flower garden &c &c.
London, Blackie & Son [1859]. First Edition, contemporary half calf with green morocco label, over dark green pebble cloth boards. Small folio [binding c. 25.5 x 17 cms], pp.[iii] - xv, verso blank, 774, bound without half-title [?], spine faded and just chipped at extreme head, corners lightly scuffed. Contents very clean and crisp, an excellent solid copy. 
With 12 superb hand-coloured plates as issued : and with 268 woodcut illustrations in the text of plants, layouts, greenhouses, tools and other equipment. *** The hand-coloured plates [engraved by Thomas Dick and by J. W. Lowry] are by Augustus Innes Baker Withers 1792 - 1869, one of the outstanding illustrators of the day. She contributed to many famous works including Bateman's Orchidaceae of Mexico, and Maund's The Botanist. She was appointed Flower Painter in Ordinary to Queen Adelaide and later to Queen Victoria, and for many years exhibited at the Royal Academy. 'Her work is often raised for its accuracy, tight composition and rich use of colour' [Studio Botanika]. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 


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