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The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution.

By: Goldblatt, Peter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1040


8vo. vi.139 pgs. Near Fine hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Very faint shelf rubbing to bottom edges, else fine. Illustrated throughout with water colors by Fay Anderson and line drawings by Margo Branch. Concise yet systematic study of these South African perennial irises. Contents include: preface, introduction, history, morphology, characteristics, phylogeny and evolution, geology, ecology and speciation, cultivation, Nivenia (species), Klattia (species), Wistenia (sp... View more info

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The Glass House

By: Hix, John

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Phaidon Press, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1608


4to. 239 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout with historic and contemporary drawings, etchings, lithographs and photographs. The author traces the evolution of glass enclosures from the mid-seventeenth century when the desire to nurture exotic plants in a foreign and often hostile climate led to the development of the glasshouse and ingenious mechanical support systems capable of maintaining a suitable microenvironment. Sec... View more info

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Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.

By: Janson, H. Frederic

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 773


8vo. 433 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green cloth, jacket illustrations: 1885 silk and wood tapestry Pomona, jacket back is frontis of Traite des arbres fruitiers. Illustrated endpapers, black and white engravings, illustrations and color plates throughout text. An in-depth review of European literature dealing with fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Contains a detailed bibliography of over 600 fruit-related works. Contents include: fruit texts of ... View more info

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Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.

By: Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2470


215 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, first printing of first edition in pristine condition. A classic read for book lovers, sellers and collectors alike. The authors of Used and Rare continue their adventures in their quest for rare and out-of-print books, delving into ephemera such as Bram Stoker's notes for Dracula, , the Bloomsbury Group, a Sotheby's auction experience, hypermoderns and internet bookselling. See also our book#2469. ISBN# 0312205872. #2470. View more info

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The Vanilla Chef.

By: Rain, Patricia

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A., Vanilla Queen Press: 2002

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1860


8vo. 190 pgs. Fine condition softcover pb, clean and unmarked. First Printing, with an errata slip laid in. More than a book of delicious vanilla recipes, this book also contains information about its history, lore, botany, ethnobotany, cultivation, usage as a diverse ingredient and how to discern the differences among vanilla products. Complete in itself, it follows the first vanilla book written by Patricia Rain, "The Vanilla Cookbook". Contents: Introduction, ... View more info

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Manual of Orchids (Royal Horticultural Society Ser.)

By: Stewart, Joyce (editor); Griffiths, Mark (editor)

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, Incorporated, in Association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 1995

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1180


8vo. liii.388 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket. A comprehensive treatment of all orchid species and cultivars currently in cultivation. Contents: Preface, Introduction (history, culture, glasshouse orchids, composts, potting, repotting, mounted plants, watering and spraying, feeding, resting, staking and flowering, cultural problems, pests and diseases, propagation, tissue culture, hybridization, nomenclature, merit awards, sources of plants, hardy orchids), Class... View more info

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Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America

By: Turner, Nancy J. And Szczawinski, A.F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 1997

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 1449


4to. xiv.311 pgs. Fine hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Contents include an introduction, recognizing poisonous plants and their effects, treatment, types of plant poisons, poisonous mushrooms, poisonous plants of wild areas, algae, fungi, lichens, ferns and fern relatives, conifers, broad-leaved trees and shrubs, poisonous garden and crop plants including garden weeds, poisonous house plants and plant products. Appendices include common fruit, vegetable and beveridge plan... View more info