"Gardening, Flowers, Bonsai, Gardens, Botanical"

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  • THE FLORIST AND HORTICULTURAL JOURNAL 2 Bound Volumes ILLUSTRATED with HAND-COLORED PLATES of PLANTS & FLOWERS Published in Philadelphia 1852 & 1854 by Edited by H. C. Hanson THE FLORIST AND HORTICULTURAL JOURNAL 2 Bound Volumes ILLUSTRATED with HAND-COLORED PLATES of PLANTS & FLOWERS Published in Philadelphia 1852 & 1854
    Edited by H. C. Hanson

    THE FLORIST AND HORTICULTURAL JOURNAL, a Monthly Magazine of Horticulture, Agriculture, Botany, Agricultural Chemistry. Edited by H. C. Hanson. VOLUMES I and III.

    TWO BOUND BOOKS containing Issues from the FLORIST AND HORTICULTURE JOURNAL VOLUMES I, II and III. With numerous HAND-COLORED PLATES.

    Two Hardcover Books, leather spines and corners with marbled paper covered boards, spines titled in gilt, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, 6.5x9.5 inches (16x23.5 cm). Pagination by issue. The spines of the two books are titled Volume I and Volume III, though Volume I actually contains issues from Volume I and II, and neither of the Volumes contain a complete run of the year's issues. It appears that the books were bound with the previous owner's favorite…

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    THE FLORIST AND HORTICULTURAL JOURNAL, a Monthly Magazine of Horticulture, Agriculture, Botany, Agricultural Chemistry. Edited by H. C. Hanson. VOLUMES I and III.

    TWO BOUND BOOKS containing Issues from the FLORIST AND HORTICULTURE JOURNAL VOLUMES I, II and III. With numerous HAND-COLORED PLATES.

    Two Hardcover Books, leather spines and corners with marbled paper covered boards, spines titled in gilt, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, 6.5x9.5 inches (16x23.5 cm). Pagination by issue. The spines of the two books are titled Volume I and Volume III, though Volume I actually contains issues from Volume I and II, and neither of the Volumes contain a complete run of the year's issues. It appears that the books were bound with the previous owner's favorite issues.

    PHILADELPHIA: Crissy & Markley, Printers, 1852, 1853 and 1854.

    The gorgeous plates are what make these works rare and wonderful. As the Publisher writes on the last page of Volume III: "Our Plates are unsurpassed. There is not a work of the kind published in London whose plates are more beautifully executed, certainly not in this country. There are in the Volume just furnished [Volume III], COUNTING EACH DOUBLE PLATE AS TWO, THIRTEEN PLATES, all colored, and of most beautiful subjects. The paper on which the Florist is printed is much superior to that generally for magazines: it is made for us at one of the best mills in the country..."

    PLATES INCLUDED IN THE TWO VOLUMES:

    VOLUME I (containing issues from Volume I and Volume II) has TWELVE HAND COLORED PLATES (10 single page plates, and 1 double page plate which the Publisher counts as 2).

    VOLUME III: Contains TEN HAND COLORED PLATES (of the THIRTEEN called for), (4 single page plates, and 3 double page plates which the Publisher counts as 6)

    The ISSUES in the book titled VOLUME I (containing issues from V.I and V.II), published in 1852 and 1853, are: V.I N.2 TWO PLATES + pgs 33-64; V.1 N.4 ONE PLATE + pgs 97-128; V.I N.6 pgs 127-192; V.II N.3 ONE PLATE + pgs 65-96; V.II N.4 ONE PLATE + pgs 97-128; V.II N.6 ONE PLATE + pgs 161-192; V.II N.7 ONE PLATE + pgs 193-224; V.II N.8 pgs 218-256 (Publisher's incorrect pagination); V.II N.9 ONE DOUBLE PAGE PLATE (which the Publisher counts as TWO) + pgs 257-288; V.II N.10 ONE PLATE + pgs 289-320; V.II N.11 pgs 321-352; and V.II N.12 TWO PLATES + pgs 354-388. The title page for the hardbound Volume II and the Index are bound in at the rear, pages numbered 389-392.

    The hardbound VOLUME III has its overall title page, stating Publisher and the date 1854, but the title pages of the bound-in issues do not show their individual issue numbers or months of publication as did the issues of Volume I and II. The pagination of the issues in Volume III Is: iv; ONE PLATE + pgs 33-64; ONE DOUBLE PAGE PLATE (which the Publisher counts as TWO) + pgs 97-128; ONE DOUBLE PAGE PLATE (which the Publisher counts as TWO) + pgs 97-128; pgs 193-224; ONE PLATE + pgs 225-256; ONE DOUBLE PAGE PLATE (which the Publisher counts as TWO) + pgs 257-288; ONE PLATE + pgs 289-320; and ONE PLATE + pgs 354-380.

    All the plates are protected with their original tissue guards.

    CONDITION: The covers have scrapes and rubs at the edges, folds and spine ends, but are sturdy, attractive and doing their job well; there is a small previous owner's stamp at the top of a blank prelim of each volume "Pear Hill / J.W."; the early pages and plates of Volume I are age toned; otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked, and the plates are BRILLIANT.

    RARE, EARLY AMERICAN FLORIST & HORTICULTURE BOOKS with GORGEOUS HAND-COLORED PLATES.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two books will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • ALCATRAZ ISLAND Prison Garden FLORILEGIUM Botanical Illustration Flowering Plant ART Botany Uncommon Catalogue ALCATRAZ ISLAND Prison Garden FLORILEGIUM Botanical Illustration Flowering Plant ART Botany Uncommon Catalogue

    THE ALCATRAZ FLORILEGIUM

    A Collection of Artwork By Members of The Northern California Society of Botanical Artists. Published by the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists in collaboration with the Garden Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, 2016. First edition. Illustrated softcover, 11" x 8.5", 138 pages, a richly illustrated florilegium of 127 full page color botanical drawings and paintings documenting the plants in the Alcatraz Gardens, also includes information on the history of Alcatraz Island and the gardens. VERY GOOD Condition: a touch of light wear and smudging to the covers, internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked and the spine remains uncreased, a lovely copy of this uncommon collection of botanical illustrations.

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  • FLOWERS & PLANTS of ARGENTINA - MONUMENTAL WORK - 5 folio Volumes in 7 w/ 800+ PLATES 146 in COLOR "GENERA ET SPECIES PLANTARUM ARGENTINARUM" by Horacio Raul DESCOLE FLOWERS & PLANTS of ARGENTINA - MONUMENTAL WORK - 5 folio Volumes in 7 w/ 800+ PLATES 146 in COLOR "GENERA ET SPECIES PLANTARUM ARGENTINARUM"
    Horacio Raul DESCOLE

    GENERA ET SPECIES PLANTARUM ARGENTINARUM, by Horacio Raul DESCOLE. Complete Set of Five Volumes bound in Seven.

    SIGNED, LIMITED and NUMBERED EDITION. Each Volume is SIGNED by DESCOLE.

    Published by Guillermo Kraft (in Aedibus) / Instituto Lillo / Universidad de Tucumán, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1943-1956.

    Seven Hardcover Folio Books, light green cloth covered boards titled and decorated in brown, red/orange page edges, 14x20.5 inches (36x51 cm), 2000+ total pages. Text in Spanish.

    RICHLY ILLUSTRATED with OVER 800 FULL-PAGE PLATES, including 146 COLOR PLATES that are GORGEOUS. (Bear in mind that I may have undercounted some color plates, so there are at least 146 color plates.)

    The Volumes are in Generally GOOD Condition: The volumes all show moderate wear to the…

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    GENERA ET SPECIES PLANTARUM ARGENTINARUM, by Horacio Raul DESCOLE. Complete Set of Five Volumes bound in Seven.

    SIGNED, LIMITED and NUMBERED EDITION. Each Volume is SIGNED by DESCOLE.

    Published by Guillermo Kraft (in Aedibus) / Instituto Lillo / Universidad de Tucumán, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1943-1956.

    Seven Hardcover Folio Books, light green cloth covered boards titled and decorated in brown, red/orange page edges, 14x20.5 inches (36x51 cm), 2000+ total pages. Text in Spanish.

    RICHLY ILLUSTRATED with OVER 800 FULL-PAGE PLATES, including 146 COLOR PLATES that are GORGEOUS. (Bear in mind that I may have undercounted some color plates, so there are at least 146 color plates.)

    The Volumes are in Generally GOOD Condition: The volumes all show moderate wear to the covers, including rubbing, signs of handling, a bit of spotting, toning, and some bumped and frayed corners; but overall the covers are doing their job well. Internally, the pages are lightly to moderately toned at the margins, not touching text or images, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The PLATES are brilliant, bright and lovely.

    Additional Specifics:

    Vol 1: Small poke like hole to front cover, a few small white spots. Pagination: XXI, 328 pages. 149 PLATES, 21 in COLOR. Copy #988, Signed.

    Vol 2: Rear inner hinge split but holding. 382 pages. 175 PLATES, 25 in COLOR. Copy #988, Signed.

    Vol 3: Spine ends have some peeling and small tears, cover corners substantially worn through. 381 pages. 132 PLATES, 57 in COLOR. Copy #997, Signed.

    Vol 4 Part I: Couple white spots on covers. Rear inner hinge is starting but holding. Moderate toning to margins. 167 pages. 86 PLATES,12 in COLOR. Copy #539, Signed.

    Vol. 4 Part II: A few white spots on covers, moderate toning to margins. 105 pages (numbered [168-173], 174-227. 47 PLATES (numbered 87-133), 12 in COLOR. Copy #539, Signed.

    Vol. 5 Part 1: Few white spots on covers. Rear inner hinge starting but holding. 167 pages. 86 PLATES, 12 in COLOR. Copy #519, Signed.

    Vol. 5 Part II: A few white spots on covers. 105 pages (numbered [168-173] 174-272). 47 PLATES (numbered 87-133), 7 in COLOR.

    RARE COMPLETE SET of the SEVEN VOLUMES in FIVE of this important and monumental work on Argentinian plants. Only a few complete sets are held institutionally, most hold just one or two volumes. Likewise few complete sets show up for sale.

    NOTE: This set of 7 LARGE BOUND BOOKS is VERY HEAVY, weighing a total of approximately 140 pounds. It will require extra shipping costs. The books will be shipped, safely and well packed, in 2-3 large boxes.

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  • CULTIVATION of VINEYARDS in ORLEANS, FRANCE Facsimile of 1723 Edition LTD 1/500 by Jacques Boullay CULTIVATION of VINEYARDS in ORLEANS, FRANCE Facsimile of 1723 Edition LTD 1/500
    Jacques Boullay

    MANIÈRE DE BIEN CULTIVER LA VIGNE DANS LE VIGNOBLE D'ORLÉANS, (HOW TO PROPERLY CULTIVATE VINES IN THE VINEYARDS OF ORLEANS), by Jacques Boullay.

    TEXT IN FRENCH.

    Facsimile of the third edition published in Orleans, France, in 1723. This edition published by Jeanne Laffitte, Marseille, France, 1981. This edition is limited to only 500 copies.

    Hardcovers, burgundy colored faux leather covered boards, paper title label on the front cover, silver titling and design on the spine, 6x8.5 inches, 678 pages.

    ASSOCIATION COPY: Previously owned by GERALD ASHER, with his personal bookplate on the front free endpaper. "Gerald Albert Asher, b. 1932, is a widely acclaimed authority on wine; he was wine editor at Gourmet magazine for 30 years. He has been…

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    MANIÈRE DE BIEN CULTIVER LA VIGNE DANS LE VIGNOBLE D'ORLÉANS, (HOW TO PROPERLY CULTIVATE VINES IN THE VINEYARDS OF ORLEANS), by Jacques Boullay.

    TEXT IN FRENCH.

    Facsimile of the third edition published in Orleans, France, in 1723. This edition published by Jeanne Laffitte, Marseille, France, 1981. This edition is limited to only 500 copies.

    Hardcovers, burgundy colored faux leather covered boards, paper title label on the front cover, silver titling and design on the spine, 6x8.5 inches, 678 pages.

    ASSOCIATION COPY: Previously owned by GERALD ASHER, with his personal bookplate on the front free endpaper. "Gerald Albert Asher, b. 1932, is a widely acclaimed authority on wine; he was wine editor at Gourmet magazine for 30 years. He has been based in San Francisco since 1974." - Wikipedia.

    VERY GOOD condition, the cover corner tips are bumped, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, attractive copy.

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  • BONSAI TREES & ELEGANT ROCKS ILLUSTRATED with 269 Full Page PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES Nantou Festival, TAIWAN BONSAI TREES & ELEGANT ROCKS ILLUSTRATED with 269 Full Page PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES Nantou Festival, TAIWAN

    POTTED PLANTS and ELEGANT ROCKS EXHIBITION: NANTOU FLOWER FESTIVAL 2006. Beautifully ILLUSTRATED with 269 Full Page PHOTOGRAPHS: 201 of Potted BONSAI TREES and 68 of displayed ELEGANT ROCKS. There are thumbnails of each in the Introductory pages. TEXT IN CHINESE with brief English and Chinese captions below each photograph. Softcover book, French folds, 10x10 inches, 309 pages. VERY GOOD condition, light signs of handling to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy. The Bonsais are simply amazing. PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy, and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is…

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    POTTED PLANTS and ELEGANT ROCKS EXHIBITION: NANTOU FLOWER FESTIVAL 2006. Beautifully ILLUSTRATED with 269 Full Page PHOTOGRAPHS: 201 of Potted BONSAI TREES and 68 of displayed ELEGANT ROCKS. There are thumbnails of each in the Introductory pages. TEXT IN CHINESE with brief English and Chinese captions below each photograph. Softcover book, French folds, 10x10 inches, 309 pages. VERY GOOD condition, light signs of handling to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely copy. The Bonsais are simply amazing. PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy, and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • JAPANESE BRIDAL BOOK : WEDDING FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS & MORE Fully Illustrated JAPANESE BRIDAL BOOK : WEDDING FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS & MORE Fully Illustrated

    JAPANESE BRIDAL BOOK on WEDDING FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS, FLORAL SETTINGS, and More. I don't read Japanese, but the book is fully illustrated. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 7.5x10.5 inches, 314 pages. Text in Japanese. Illustrated throughout with color and b&w photographs and b&w drawings. Published in Japan. I cannot decipher a date, but there is a previous owner's date of 1991 on the front free endpaper, so I will go with that. VERY GOOD book, a light bump at the bottom of the spine, overall tight, bright, clean and clear; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some wear at the bottom of the spine.

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  • BOUQUETS TO ART : FLORAL DISPLAYS among the ART at the DE YOUNG MUSEUM San Francisco by Pamela J BOUQUETS TO ART : FLORAL DISPLAYS among the ART at the DE YOUNG MUSEUM San Francisco
    Pamela J

    BOUQUETS TO ART at the DE YOUNG MUSEUM San Francisco, by Pamela J. Self Published (Pamela J Photography), San Carlos, California, 2012. Printed and bound at Tien Wah Press, Singapore. Hardcover book in dustjacket, 9.5x11 inches 187 pages. Filled with color photographs. First Edition, so stated on the copyright page. (There was a predecessor book by Pamela J titled: Bouquets to Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, self published, 2006). Laid in is a ticket to the 2012 Bouquets To Art exhibit at the de Young museum, and a receipt for this book from the de Young Museum bookstore (total price was $58.50 that included a $6.50 de Young Museum membership discount). Condition: NEAR FINE book in…

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    BOUQUETS TO ART at the DE YOUNG MUSEUM San Francisco, by Pamela J. Self Published (Pamela J Photography), San Carlos, California, 2012. Printed and bound at Tien Wah Press, Singapore. Hardcover book in dustjacket, 9.5x11 inches 187 pages. Filled with color photographs. First Edition, so stated on the copyright page. (There was a predecessor book by Pamela J titled: Bouquets to Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, self published, 2006). Laid in is a ticket to the 2012 Bouquets To Art exhibit at the de Young museum, and a receipt for this book from the de Young Museum bookstore (total price was $58.50 that included a $6.50 de Young Museum membership discount). Condition: NEAR FINE book in a NEAR FINE dustjacket. Just lightly handled, a lovely copy. About BOUQUETS TO ART at the de Young Museum of San Francisco (compiled from Wikipedia and the book's Introduction): ******Bouquets to Art is an annual floral exhibition hosted by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Florists, designers and garden clubs are invited to present floral interpretations of works in the museums permanent collections, and the floral displays are presented in juxtaposition with the works that inspired them. Originally begun at the de Young Museum in 1984, Bouquets to Art later moved to the Legion of Honor where it flourished from 1996 to 2005. Bouquets to Art returned to the newly reconstructed de Young in 2006 commencing a marvelous new legacy. Bouquets to Art at the de Young showcases work by approximately 150 of the Bay Area's most talented and renowned floral designers. This select group of artists displays original creations ranging in style from the classical to the avant garde. Their floral designs draw inspiration from art pieces in the de Young's permanent collections, and are presented along with art at the Bouquets to Art event. In addition to pairing floral designs with the museum's artworks, the annual exhibition features an extensive program of floral design demonstrations and activities. Since its inception the event has become a cherished San Francisco tradition for both art and flower devotees and draws an avid following from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.******

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