England: The Alpine Garden Society of Great Britain, 1930-1986. Hardcover. First Edition. Green cloth-covered boards with gold embossed titling to spines. Set consists of a complete run of Volumes I-LIV spanning the years 1930 to 1986, as well as the four Index Volumes: I-XV, XVI-XXX, XXXI-XL, and XLI-L; and the International Conference Report of 1971. An important reference work in Alpine Plants. Very good.
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London: Lewis and Roden, 1805. As. xvi, 350, 25 plates. 4to. Full leather binding, cover boards have a beveled edge. Boards detached, spine still clinging to rear board. Marbled endpapers with foredges marbled to replicate endpapers, text block tight. Engraved portrait of Culpeper at frontispiece.
Plate 1 repeated twice, first time uncolored, second time colored as are all of the subsequent plates (1-24), depicting various plants from the herbal in alphabetical order. Good.
London: Whittaker and Co., 1854. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo. Buckram spine with call number at top, titling below, marbled paper-covered boards with wear at edges. Ex-Library with bookplate on front pastedown. Endpapers have darkened considerably over time. Each month compiled within this volume has a vibrant, hand colored flower illustration as a frontispiece. The magazine was not published all twelve months of the year, no publication in May, June & October. The month of August is missing its plate, the plate and title page for the month of December is missing. Very Good.
Paris: Claude Barbin, 1690. Full leather. First Edition. Instructions for Fruit and Vegetable Gardens. 4to. Volume I: 1, 6, 16, 522, 2 pp. Volume II: 566, 2 pp. Volume I begins with a 6 page dedication to the King of France, Louis XIV, followed by 16 pages of poems, the first an ode to Pomona by Santolius Victorinus, and a frontispiece engraving of La Quntinye followed by an ode to La Quntinye by Perrault. Volume I contains 3 plates: pp. 32/33 tri-fold plate of the Potager du Roy a Versailles (Kitchen Garden of the King at Versailles), older Japanese paper tape repair at verso width of plate where it was completely separated in half; pp. 304/305 tri-fold plate of 15 illustrations of pruning instructions; pp.....
Upperville, VA: Oak Spring Garden Library, 1989, 1990, 1997, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printings. Sylva: xxvii, 147 pp. Pomona: xxxii, 276 pp. Flora: lxxiii, 427; Herbaria: lviii, 394 pp. 4to. Dust jackets in mylar covers. Small, tasteful library bookplate on upper left corner of front pastedown of the Herbaria volume. Interiors clean and crisp. Rare as a set.
Important volumes chronicling the vast horticultural library Rachel Lambert "Bunny" Mellon and the high points within the collection. Fine / Very Good.