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.
Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1846. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xv, 547 pp. 4to. Brown leather spine and corners, with five raised bands to spine, gold embossed titling, marbled paper insets front and rear, matching endpapers. Small tear to upper right corner of second free endpaper. Light foxing within but clean overall. 17 plates at rear of volume very clean. Very 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.