Paris: Librarie Agricole De La Maison Rustique, 1858. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 1563 pp. 12mo. Subtitle: "Contenant les principes generaux de culture; l'indication, mois par mois, des travaux a faire dans les jardins; la description, l'histoire et la culture de toutes les plantes potagers, cereales, fourrageres, industrielles, des oignons et plants a fleurs, des arbres fruitiers, des arbres ou arbustes utiles ou d'agrement, et des notions elementaires de botanique hort'cole; un vocabulaire des termes de Jardinage et de Botanique; un jardin de plantes medicinales; un tableau des vegetaux groupes d'apres la place qu'ils doivent occuper dans les Parterres, Bosquets, etc..." Handsome books have fine brown leather spines and corners, set off by blind rules. Four raised bands on spine, bright gold embossed titling. Brown...
Garden Catalogue I
London: John Murray, 1950. Hard Cover. Seventh Edition. 8vo. Green cloth-covered boards with gold titling to spine. Scuffing from shelf wear, small chips and at right edge of front cover board, bumping to corners. Previous owner's name in ink and bookplate on front pastedown in each volume. Volume 1 has a tape repair at gutter of rear pastedown.
An important reference in English horticulture, first published in two volumes in 1914, a third volume in 1933, and this Seventh Edition in 1950. Very Good.
New York: The New York Botanical Garden, 1952. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printings of each volume. Vol. 1, "The teridophyta, Gymnospermae and Monocotyledoneae--Lycopodiaceae to Orchidaceae, Clubmoss to Adam-and-Eve", 482 pp.; Vol. 2, "The Choripetalous Dicotyledoneae--Saururaceae to Cornaceae, Lizard's-tail to Cotton Gum", 655 pp; Vol. 3, "The Sympetalous Dicotyledonear--Clethraceae to Compositae, Sweet Pepper-bush to Goat's Beard", 589 pp. 4to. Green cloth-covered boards with a plant motif appropriate to each volume embossed on over boards, bright gold titling to spine. An extremely clean and important set with only a whisper of age toning to the edges of the pages due to age. Fine.
Albany, NY: New York Agricultural Experiment Station, 1917. Hard Cover. First Edition. Green cloth-covered boards with gold titling to spine and cover boards, minor bumping to corners, wear at edges. Previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown, another previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. Interior clean and bright with full-page color plates throughout of the different peach varieties of New York State at the time. An important reference work. Very Good.
Albany, NY: New York Agricultural Experiment Station, 1915. Hard Cover. First Edition. Green cloth-covered boards with gold titling to spine and cover boards, minor bumping to corners, slight mottling from moisture damage at an earlier age. Previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown, another owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. Interior clean and bright with full-page color plates throughout of the different cherries of New York State at the time. An important reference work. Very Good.
Albany, NY: The University of the State of New York, 1918. Hard Cover. First Edition. 185, 187-362 pp. 4to. Green cloth-covered boards with considerable scuffing and wear to edges and corners. Each volume slightly shaken in boards, previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown of each volume. Minor foxing to endpapers of each volume, profusely illustrated with black and white and color plates throughout each volume. Very Good.
New York, NY: New York Botanical Garden, 1954. Hard Cover. First Edition. Privately bound for previous owner in green cloth covered boards, gold embossed titling to spine with title, volume numbers, years enclosed, and owner's name at foot. Minor soiling to cover boards, bumping to corners. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Very Good.
London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1915. Hardcover. First Edition. 132,  ads. 4to. Book is in a protective book cover. Front cover and spine have bright, stamped gilt lettering and decorations. Edge-wear, particularly to spine ends. Corners are bumped and worn. Front hinge is beginning to start. Previous owner's name, in pencil, on first free endpaper. Fifty, full-page, black & white photos. Text is slightly aged, but clean. Very Good.
London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1880. Full Leather. Third Edition. viii, 336 pp. 4to. 63 black & white proof impressions by Walter Crane and engraved by Wm. Linton, pasted-in, plus 5 maps in text. One of 250 copies printed on large paper, India proofs. Red leather cover with rules, pointelle, corner designs and center medallions on both front and rear. Spine has five raised bands, gilt designs and lettering. Spine has been skillfully repaired. Elaborate red marbled endpapers with dentelle edges. All edges gilded. Occasional light foxing. Four appendices are included, including a "glossary of some of the provincialisms used in the new forest." Very Good.