Plues, Margaret: Rambles in search of wild flowers, and how to distinguish them.
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Palhinha, Ruy Telles
Estudo sobre as saxífragas do Herbário do Jardim Botânico de Coímbra.
Lisboa, Typographia d’A Editora, 1904, pp. [vii], 95, 2 folding maps, large 8vo, printed wrappers. Annotations and markings.
€ 35
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Palmgren, Alvar
Hippophaës rhamnoides auf Åland.
Helsingfors, 1921, 1. issue, pp. 88, 10 photo-plates and 1 folding map in colour, 8vo (140 × 219 mm), cloth-backed decorative boards. Acta Societatis pro Fauna et Flora fennica. Library stamps. Nice copy.
€ 30
* Stafleu & Cowan 7240.
Pammel, Louis Hermann, Carleton Roy Ball, Frank Lamson-Scribner et al.
The grasses of Iowa.
Des Moines, Iowa, 1901-1904 [1905], 1. edition, 2 parts, pp. [vii], 525, 220 text-illustrations and 3 folding colour-plates; [i*], viii, 436, 270 text-illustrations and folding map in colour (repaired); 2 volumes, 8vo, embossed cloth and modern wrappers. Iowa Geological Survey Bulletin. Upper margin of part 1 slightly waterstained, dedication by Palmer and title-page of volume 2 repaired. Library stamps.
€ 75
* Stafleu & Cowan 7255.
Pâque, Égide
Guide de l’herborisateur en Belgique (plantes phanérogames et cryptogames spontanées ou fréquemment cultivées). Nouvelle édition entièrement remaniée et complétée.
Namur, Wesmael-Charlier, 1900, only edition, pp. [iv], 117, small 8vo, uncut, modern wrappers.
€ 40
* Stafleu & Cowan 7320.
Pâque, Égide
Guide de l’herborisateur en Belgique (plantes phanérogames et cryptogames spontanées ou fréquemment cultivées). Nouvelle édition entièrement remaniée et complétée.
Namur, Wesmael-Charlier, 1900, only edition, pp. [iv], 117, small 8vo, uncut, modern wrappers.
€ 40
* Stafleu & Cowan 7320.
Perrin, Ida Southwell (née Robins; Mrs. Henry Perrin)
British flowering plants. Illustrated by three hundred full-page coloured plates reproduced from drawings by Mrs. Henry Perrin. With detailed descriptive notes and an introduction by professor Boulger, F.L.S.
London, Bernard Quaritch, 1914, 1. edition, 4 volumes, pp. xlv; viii; ix; viii; 300 fine colour-plates with text-leaves and protective tissue, folio (155 x 310 mm), top-edges gilt and other edges uncut, white buckram lettered in gilt.
€ 450
Limited edition of 1000 copies of which this is no. 643. Beautiful book-production.
* Nissen BBI 1509; Stafleu & Cowan 7709.
  Perrin, Ida Southwell (née Robins; Mrs. Henry Perrin): British flowering plants. Illustrated by three hundred full-page coloured plates reproduced from drawings by Mrs. Henry Perrin. With detailed descriptive notes and an introduction by professor Boulger, F.L.S.
Perring, F.H. & S.M. Walters (editors)
Atlas of the British flora.
Wakefield, EP Publishing & Botanical Society of the British Isles, 1976, 2. edition, pp. xxvi, 432, text-illustrations and distribution-maps of 1700 flowering plants and ferns, large 4to, cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 35
Petersen, Asmus
Die Gräser als Kulturpflanzen und Unkräuter auf Wiese, Weide und Acker.
Berlin, R. Kühn, 1936, 1. edition, pp. xii, 220, (4, adv.), ca. 100 text-illustrations, 8vo, stiff wrappers.
€ 30
Petersen, Asmus
Die Gräser als Kulturpflanzen und Unkräuter auf Wiese, Weide und Acker.
Berlin, Akademie, 1949, 2. edition, pp. xii, 225, (2, adv.), over 100 text-illustrations and large folding table as enclosure, 8vo, cloth-backed boards.
€ 30
Pinto da Silva, Antonio Rodrigo (editor)
De Flora Lusitana Commentarii. Ad norman Herbarii Stationis Agronómicae Nationalis.
[Oeiras, Portugal : Estação Agronómica Nacional],1946-1980, fasc. I-XIX, XXI-XXII, 8vo (160 × 232 mm), loose issues, printed wrappers. Offprints Agronomia lusitana. Cancelled library stamps and labels.
€ 100
* Stafleu & Cowan vol. IV p. 269.
Plues, Margaret
Rambles in search of wild flowers, and how to distinguish them.
London, Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener Office, 1864, 2. edition, pp. xii, 349, (1, 2, adv.), wood-engraved text-illustrations and 18 hand-coloured lithographed plates, each depicting several flowers, 8vo, uncut, gilt-ruled and decorated cloth. Ownership inscription on title-page. Nice copy.
€ 120
About the author: "… (c. 1804-c. 1903), British botanist; entered a roman catholic convent at Weybridge in middle-age, ultimately mother superior; in her youth a popular writer on botany" (Stafleu & Cowan IV p. 298).
* Jackson p. 236; not in Pritzel, Nissen and Stafleu & Cowan.
Plues, Margaret: Rambles in search of wild flowers, and how to distinguish them.
Pócs, T.
Vegetationsstudien im Órsec (Ungarische Ostalpenvorland).
Budapest, Académiai Kiadó, 1958, pp. 14, text-illustrations, plates and enclosures, 8vo (167 × 235 mm), illustrated cloth. Library stamps.
€ 25
Poeppig, Eduard Friedrich
Tropenvegetation und Tropenmenschen. Zwei Vorträge von Eduard Poeppig. Herausgegeben von Carlos Keller. Mit einem Titelbildnis, einer Biographie des Verfassers, einer Bibliographie seiner Arbeiten und Anmerkungen zum Text.
Leipzig, Geest & Portig, 1965, pp. 88, portrait, small 8vo, printed stiff wrappers. Ostwalds Klassiker der exakten Wissenschaften.
€ 30
Polunin, Nicholas
Introduction to plant geography and some related sciences.
London, etc., Longmans, Green, 1960, 1. edition, pp. xix, 640, 575 text-illustrations and folding map in colour, 8vo (147 × 222 mm), cloth. Unobtrusive library stamps.
€ 25
Pope, Willis Thomas
Manual of wayside plants of Hawaii. Including illustrations, descriptions, habits, uses and methods of control of such plants as have a wild nature of growth, exclusive of ferns
Honolulu, Advertiser Publ., 1929, pp. 289, 160 text-illustrations, 8vo, cloth.
€ 65
* Stafleu & Cowan 8159.
Pratt, Anne
Wild flowers.
London, The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1853, 1. edition, pp. [iv], 96, printed on one side only with the text in double columns, 192 wood-engraved text-illustrations, folio (277 x 342 mm), embossed gilt-lettered cloth (spine worn). A few illustratins crudely coloured and offsetting of plants.
€ 100
Rare with plain text-illustrations, because they are mostly found colour-printed. Later editions were all in a much smaller format.
* Freeman, R.B.: British natural history books 3079 (edition of 1852).
Pratten, Mary A.
My hundred Swiss flowers, with a short account of Swiss ferns.
London, W.H. Allen, 1887, pp. iv, 148, 56 engraved plates, 8vo, cloth (small part discoloured).
€ 75
The issue with plain plates (in some copies the plates are hand-coloured).
Preuß, Johannes
Die Vegetationsverhältnisse der deutschen Ostseeküste. Ein Beitrag zur genetischen und ökologischen Pflanzengeographie Norddeutschlands.
Danzig, A.W. Kafemann, 1911, pp. [iii], 45-258, 62 text-illustrations, 2 plates and 1 folding map, 8vo (163 × 242 mm), cloth-backed marbled boards. Thesis Albertus-Universität Königsberg. Library stamps.
€ 30
Pulle, A.
An enumeration of the vascular plants known from Surinam, together with their distribution and synonymy.
Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1906, pp. 3-8, 555, 17 plates (photos and fine drawings) and folding map, large 8vo, wrappers.Commercial issue of the thesis. Fine unopened copy.
€ 45
* Stafleu & Cowan 8385.
Pulle, August Adriaan
An enumeration of the vascular plants known from Surinam, together with their distribution and synonymy.
Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1906, pp. 3-8, 555, (1, theses), 17 plates (photos and fine drawings) and folding map, large 8vo, wrappers (library stamps). Commercial issue of the thesis. Well preserved unopened copy.
€ 35
* Stafleu & Cowan 8385.
Pulle, August Adriaan (editor)
Flora of Suriname (Netherlands Guyana).
Amsterdam, Koninklijke Vereeniging Indisch Instituut (voorheen Koloniaal Instituut Amsterdam) & J.H. de Bussy, 1932-1947, volume I, part 1, pp. viii, 524, folding map, 8vo, cloth-backed boards with mounted front wrapper. Mededeeling no. XXX. Unobtrusive library stamps.
€ 90
* Stafleu & Cowan 8393.
Pulle, August Adriaan (editor)
Flora of Suriname (Netherlands Guyana).
Amsterdam, Koninklijke Vereeniging Indisch Instituut (voorheen Koloniaal Instituut Amsterdam) & J.H. de Bussy, 1934-1941, volume III, part 1, pp. viii, 65-160; 161-304; 305-336; 337-556; 8vo, 4 volumes, printed wrappers. Mededeeling no. XXX. Library stamps.
€ 75
* Stafleu & Cowan 8393.
Pulle, August Adriaan (editor)
Flora of Suriname (Netherlands Guyana).
Amsterdam, Koninklijke Vereeniging Indisch Instituut (voorheen Koloniaal Instituut Amsterdam) & J.H. de Bussy, 1934-1940, volume II, part 1, pp. 113-144; 145-336; 337-400; 401-500; part2, pp. 1-257; 257-384; 8vo, 6 volumes, printed wrappers. Mededeeling no. XXX. Library stamps.
€ 120
* Stafleu & Cowan 8393.
Pulle, August Adriaan (editor)
Flora of Suriname (Netherlands Guyana).
Amsterdam, Koninklijke Vereeniging Indisch Instituut (voorheen Koloniaal Instituut Amsterdam) & J.H. de Bussy, 1934-1947, volume I, part 1, pp. viii, 49-160; 161-272; 273-524, folding map, 8vo, 3 volumes, printed wrappers. Mededeeling no. XXX. Library stamps.
€ 65
* Stafleu & Cowan 8393.
Quarles van Ufford, L.H.
Étude écologique de la flore des Pierriers.
Montreux, A. Leyvraz, 1909, pp. [v], 80, photo-frontispiece, text-illustrations, 1 folding table and 5 folding plates in colour, 8vo (184 × 228 mm), printed wrappers (rubbed). Thesis Université de Lausanne.
€ 25
Rammner, Walter
Die Pflanzenwelt der deutschen Landschaft. Das Leben der Pflanzen in ihrer Umwelt.
Leipzig, Bibliographisch Institut, 1935, pp. viii, 408, 404 text-illustrations and 12 colour-plates, large 8vo, cloth, dust-jacket (worn). Fine copy.
€ 55
Rammner, Walter Die Pflanzenwelt der deutschen Landschaft. Das Leben der Pflanzen in ihrer Umwelt.
Rawitscher, Felix
Die heimische Pflanzenwelt in ihren Beziehungen zu Landschaft, Klima und Boden.
Freiburg im B., Herder, 1927, 2. edition, pp. ix, 238, (2, adv.), 64 text-illustrations and 11 photo-plates, 8vo, cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 25
* Stafleu & Cowan 8693.
Rechinger, Karl Heinz et al.
Phytogeographia aegaea.
Wien, Springer, 1951, pp. [iv], 208, 32 tables and 4 maps in text, folio (207 × 297 mm), printed wrappers. Denkschriften Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse. Unobtrusive library stamps.
€ 75
Rice, Elsie Garrett & Robert Harold Compton
Wild flowers of the Cape of Good Hope.
Kirstenbosch, Newlands, The Botanical Society of South Africa, (1951), pp. 24, vi, 250 fine colour-plates after paintings by Elsie Garrett Rice, 4to, cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 100
* Nissen BBI 390n; SABLIT 540.
Rice, Elsie Garrett & Robert Harold Compton Wild flowers of the Cape of Good Hope.
Richard, Achille
Mémoire sur la famille des rubiacées, contenant les caractères des genres de cette famille et d’un grand nombre d’espèces nouvelles.
Paris, J. Tastu, 1829 (1830), pp. iv, 224, 15 finely engraved plates with several figures by F. Plée after drawings by the author, large 4to (205 x 260 mm), half vellum with marbled boards (spine largely lost).
€ 680
Preprint from Mémoires de la Société d’Histoire naturelle with an independant pagination. The preface is dated 1 December 1830. Some foxing and the first 2 leaves rather browned; the plates clean. A Very rare work.
* Pritzel 7600; cf. Nissen BBI 1630; Stafleu & Cowan 9144 (extensive information).
Richard, Achille: Mémoire sur la famille des rubiacées, contenant les caractères des genres de cette famille et d’un grand nombre d’espèces nouvelles.
Rickett, Harold William
Wild flowers of America. 400 flowers in full color based on paintings by Mary Vaux Walcott as published by the Smithsonian Institution of Washington with additional paintings by Dorothy Falcon Platt.
New York, Crown, 1953, pp. 72, 400 colour-plates, large 4to, cloth-backed illustrated boards, dust-jacket (small part missing).
€ 55
Rickett, Harold William: Wild flowers of America. 400 flowers in full color based on paintings by Mary Vaux Walcott as published by the Smithsonian Institution of Washington with additional paintings by Dorothy Falcon Platt.
Rickett, Harold William et al.
Wild flowers of the United States. The northeastern states. From the Atlantic to Minnesota and Missouri and from the Canadian border to Virginia and Missouri.
New York, The New York Botanical Garden & McGraw-Hill, 1966, vol. 1 in 2 parts, pp. x, 1-230; vi, 231-560; numerous text-illustrations (line-drawings and photos in colour), folio, decorated cloth, slip-case. New condition.
€ 160
A total of 5 volumes were published.
Rikli, Martin
Lebensbedingungen und Vegetationsverhältnisse der Mittelmeerländer und der atlantischen Inseln.
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1912, pp. xi, 172, 27 text-illustrations and 32 photo-plates, 8vo (155 × 233 mm), cloth. Library stamps.
€ 30
* Stafleu & Cowan 9233.
Riley, Herbert Parkes
Families of flowering plants of southern Africa.
[Lexington, Kentucky], University of Kentucky Press, 1963, pp. xviii, 269, text-illustrations (3 maps) and 24 colour-photo plates with 144 illustrations, 4to, cloth, dust-jacket. Fine copy.
€ 115
* SABLIT 541.
Robert, Paul Aurèle
Alpenblumen. Sechsunddreissig Farbtafeln nach der Natur von Paul A. Robert. Einführung von Carl Schroeter. Geleitwort von Maria Waser.
Bern, Iris Verlag, 1938, pp. 19, 36 fine colour-plates, 4to (200 x 280 mm), boards, wrappers with mounted colour-plate. Iris Bücher der Natur und Kunst.
€ 110
* Blunt p. 158: ... has made delightful paintings of plants in their natural surroundings; ... (with reproduction of Carlina acaulis); Nissen BBI 1650; Stafleu & Cowan V p. 340, composite works (4) by Carl Schröter.
Robert, Paul Aurèle Alpenblumen. Sechsunddreissig Farbtafeln nach der Natur von Paul A. Robert. Einführung von Carl Schroeter. Geleitwort von Maria Waser.
Robert, Paul Aurèle
Alpenblumen. 18 Farbtafeln nach der Natur von Paul A. Robert. Einführung von Prof.Dr. Carl Schroeter. Geleitwort von Maria Waser.
Bern, Iris, [194-], pp. 16, 18 fine colour-plates, 4to (205 x 278 mm), limp boards and wrappers with mounted colour-plate. Iris Bucher der Natur und Kunst.
€ 40
* Blunt p. 158: "… has made delightful paintings of plants in their natural surroundings; …" (with reproduction of Carlina acaulis); cf. Nissen BBI 1650.
Robert, Paul Aurèle
Alpenblumen. 18 Farbtafeln nach der Natur von Paul A. Robert. Einführung von Prof.Dr. Carl Schroeter. Geleitwort von Maria Waser.
Bern, Iris, [194-], pp. 16, 18 colour-plates, 4to (205 x 278 mm), limp boards and wrappers with mounted colour-plate. Iris Bucher der Natur und Kunst.
€ 40

* Blunt p. 158: "… has made delightful paintings of plants in their natural surroundings; …" (with reproduction of Carlina acaulis); cf. Nissen BBI 1650.
Robyns, André
Tiliaceae, Bombaceae & Sterculiaceae. Flora of Panama part VI, family 114, 116 and 117.
St. Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden, 1964, pp. iii, 118, text-illustrations, large 8vo, printed wrappers. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden volume LI, nos. 1-4. Included: Panama, plant collection, and the Missouri Botanical Garden by John D. Dwyer.
€ 30
* Stafleu & Cowan VII p. 447.
Robyns, Walter
Flore agrostologique du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi.
Bruxelles, Ministère des Colonies de Belgique & Goemaere, 1934, II. Panicées,pp. 386, 36 plates of line-drawings in text; large 8vo, cloth-backed printed boards (worn and soiled).
€ 35
Volume I. Maydées et andropogonées, was published in 1929.
* Stafleu & Cowan 9309.
Robyns, Walter
Vegetatiebeelden der Nationale parken van Belgisch Congo. SerieI. Het Nationaal Albert park. Deel I, aflevering 1-2, platen 1-12. Algemeen overzicht der vegetatie.
Bruxelles, Instituut der Nationale Parken van Belgisch Congo, 1936, pp. 42, 12 photo-plates, folio (245 × 320 mm), printed wrappers. Some repairs and library stamos. Signed by the author.
€ 35
Robyns, Walter
Contribution à l'étude des formations herbeuses du district forestier central du Congo belge. Essai de phytogéographie et de phytosociologie.
Bruxelles, Hayez, 1936, pp. 151, 13 photo-plates and 2 folding maps, folio (230 × 390 mm), uncut, printed wrappers. Library stamps and some repairs. Signed by the author.
€ 30
Robyns, Walter & Roland Tournay
Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert.
Bruxelles, Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo belge, 1955, volume III. - Monocotylées, pp. 573, colour-frontispiece, text-illustrations, 76 plates in text and folding map in colour; 4to, gilt-lettered and decorated buckram. The plates are fine line-drawings by A. Cleuter. Free front endpaper missing.
€ 65
Robyns, Walter & Roland Tournay Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert.
Robyns, Walter
Tentamen monographiae Vangueriae generumque affinium.
Bruxelles, Goemaere, 1928, pp. [iv], 359, text-illustrations and folding plate, large 8vo, stiff wrappers. Bulletin de Jardin botanique de l’État.
€ 40
* Stafleu & Cowan 9308.
Robyns, Walter
Tentamen monographiae Vangueriae generumque affinium.
Bruxelles, Goemaere, 1928, pp. [iv], 359, text-illustrations and folding plate, large 8vo, stiff wrappers (rubbed). Bulletin de Jardin botanique de l’État. Paper slightly browned. Dedication on front cover.
€ 35
* Stafleu & Cowan 9308.
Rockley, Lady [A. Amhurst & E. Cecil]
Wild flowers of the Great Dominions of the British Empire.
London, Macmillan, 1935, 1. edition, pp. xii, 380, (2, adv.), colour-plates after paintings and drawings, small 4to, decorated cloth.
€ 50
Roger-Smith, H.
Plant hunting in Europe.
Bedford, Rush & Warwick, [1950], pp. 80, photo-plate illustrations, 8vo, cloth, dust-jacket.
€ 25
Rompaey, E. van & L. Delvosalle et al.
Atlas de la flore Belge et Luxembourgeoise. Ptéridophytes er Spermatophytes. Atlas van de Belgische en Luxemburgse flora. …
Bruxelles, Jardin botanique national de Belgique, 1972-1978, 2 volumes, atlas: pp. [xiii], (17, index), (1), 1531 distribution-maps; text: pp. [iv], 116, 19 distribution-maps, folio (250 x 325 mm), stiff printed wrappers. Fine copy.
€ 45
Rossmaessler, Emil Adolph
Die vier Jahreszeiten.
Stuttgart, O. Weisert, 1888, 6. edition by Otto Dammer and Udo Dammer, pp. [i*], v, 320, 4 tinted wood-engraved plates and 112 engraved text-illustrations, 8vo, richly embossed gilt pictorial and lettered cloth (partly slightly stained and spine-ends a bit rubbed). Bibliothek der gesamten Naturwissenschaften. Well preserved copy.
€ 65
The plates depict the 4 seasons and the text-illustrations botanical subjects, often with details.
* Only in Jackson p. 57 (4. edition, 1877).
Rossmaessler, Emil Adolph: Die vier Jahreszeiten.
Rossmaessler, Emil Adolph
Die vier Jahreszeiten. Bearbeitet von Karl Gaulhofer.
Berlin & Leipzig, Deutscher Verlag für Jugend und Volk, 1929, pp. 272, numerous text-illustrations and 10 colour-plates with captions on flimsies, small 8vo, cloth-backed colour-illustrated boards.
€ 30
Rothmaler, Werner et al.
Excursionsflora von Deutschland. II. Gefässpflanzen. II. Atlas der Gefässpflanzen. [&] III. Kritischer Ergänzungsband Gefässpflanzen.
Berlin, Volk und Wissen Volkseigener Verlag, 1962, 3. edition, pp. xlviii, 503, (1, adv.), text-illustrations; - 1962, pp. 568, text-illustrations; - 1963, pp. xx, 622, (2, adv.), text-illustrations; 3 volumes, small 8vo, illustrated limp cloth.
€ 50
Rourke, John Patric
Taxonomic studies on Sorocephalis R.Br. and Spatalla Salisb.
Cape Town, 1969, pp. [vi], 124, text-illustrations (10 photos, 21 figures and 33 maps), small 4to (180 × 240 mm), cloth. Journal of South African Botany, supplementary volume no. 7.
€ 40
* SABLIT 560.
Rübel, Eduard August
Pflanzengesellschaften der Erde. Mit 242 Figuren und mit einer zehnfarbigen Erdkarte über die klimatischen Formationsklassen, neu bearbeitet von Prof.Dr. H. Brockmann-Jerosch.
Bern & Berlin, Hans Huber, 1930, pp. [ii*], viii, 3-464, photo-plate illustrations and folding map in colour, 8vo (160 × 233 mm), modern gilt-lettered cloth.
€ 30
* Stafleu & Cowan 9760.
Runge, Fritz
Die Flora Westfalens.
Münster, Westfälische Vereinsdruckerei Münster, 1955, pp. 573, 1 text-illustration (map), 8vo (145 × 205 mm), cloth. Cancelled library stamp on endpaper.
€ 35
Rycroft, H.B.
Our flower paradise. Ons blommeparadys.
[n.p.], (1963), pp. 48, small mounted colour-plates, square 4to, limp illustrated boards. Scrap-book. Dedication by the author.
€ 25
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