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Horticulture List 720 Horticulture List #720 (July 2020) contains a descriptive listing of 20 horticulture and gardening books, mainly 19th century works on flowers, plus several horticultural periodicals.
Highlights include: Green's TREATISE ON THE CULTIVATION OF ORNAMENTAL FLOWERS, Boston, MA 1828; Hooper's PRACTICAL FARMER, GARDENER & HOUSEWIFE, Cincinnati, OH 1839; and M'Mahon's AMERICAN GARDENER'S CALENDAR, Philadelphia PA 1819.
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Holiday List 2019 Holiday List #1219 (December 2019) contains a descriptive listing of 30 horticulture and gardening books.
Highlights include: Knoop’s POMOLOGIA / FRUCTOLOGIA / DENDROLOGIA, Leeuwarden [1763]; Estienne’s PRAEDIUM RUSTICUM, Paris 1554; Hubbard’s LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE magazine 1923-1961; and Maddock’s FLORIST’S DIRECTORY, London 1792.
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Horticulture Catalogue #27 - Wildflowers Catalogue #27 (September 2019), “Wildflowers,” contains 80 items including two significant 19th century American color plate titles: William P.C. Barton’s FLORA OF NORTH AMERICA (Philadelphia 1821-23) with 106 hand-colored plates; and Asa Strong’s THE AMERICAN FLORA (NY 1855) bound in four elaborately gilt-tooled volumes, with 191 colored plates. In addition, a “Collection of Books on the Botany of the Caribbean, Central America, and Northern South America” is also offered. This collection contains 95 books on the flora of this region including Francisco Sauvalle’s scarce FLORA CUBANA (Havana 1873) as well as an inscribed copy of Blas Pablo Reko’s privately printed MITOBOTANICA ZAPOTECA (Tacubaya, Mexico 1945).
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Horticulture Catalogue #26 - Fruits & Vegetables Catalogue #26 (May 2018), "Fruits & Vegetables," contains 107 items including two 19th century American color plate titles: Alfred Hoffy's NORTH AMERICAN POMOLOGIST (Philadelphia, PA 1860) with 30 hand-colored lithographs of fruits; and Charles Hovey's FRUITS OF AMERICA, Vol.1, Vol.2, and Parts 1 & 2 from the scarce Vol.3, with 104 fine chromolithographed plates of fruits. Other highlights include: Court van der Voort's BYZONDERE AENMERKINGEN (Leiden 1737), with 15 engraved plates, and Nicolas Fatio de Duillier's FRUIT-WALLS IMPROVED (London 1699). Please contact us at info@woodburnbooks.com or phone us at (609) 466-0522 if you would like to receive a print version of this catalogue.
Holiday List 2018 Holiday List #1218 (December 2018) contains a descriptive listing of 33 horticulture and gardening books. Highlights include: D. M. Dewey's "tree-peddler's" catalogue titled DEWEY'S POCKET SERIES, Rochester, NY 1872; Green's TREATISE ON THE CULTIVATION OF ORNAMENTAL FLOWERS, Boston 1828; Hoffy's NORTH AMERICAN POMOLOGIST, Philadelphia, PA 1860; and Thornton's NEW FAMILY HERBAL, London 1810. Please contact us at info@woodburnbooks.com or phone us at (609) 466-0522 if you would like to receive a print version of this catalogue.
Horticulture Catalogue #25 - Herbs & Herbals Catalogue #25 (September 2017), "Herbs & Herbals," contains 65 items including a number of significant British and American herbals. Highlights include the following: John Gerard's landmark HERBAL (London 1636), with over 2,800 woodcuts of plants; Hill's BRITISH HERBAL (London 1756) with an allegorical frontispiece and 75 copperplate engravings; Abraham Munting's DE VERA ANTIQUORUM HERBA BRITANNICA (Amsterdam 1681), containing 24 engraved plates of plants, all contenders in the author's search for the identity of the true "Herba Britannica" as discussed by early herbalists; and Constantine Rafinesque's MEDICAL FLORA (Philadelphia, PA 1828: 1830), complete with 100 plates of plants printed in green ink.
Horticulture Catalogue #24 - Flowers Catalogue #24 (May 2017), "Flowers - with Sections on Roses, Orchids and Succulents," contains 225 items ranging from individual flower monographs to a section of "Language of Flowers" books. Highlights include the following: Brook's NEW CYCLOPAEDIA OF BOTANY AND COMPLETE BOOK OF HERBS (London 1851-1854) with 100 colored plates; Hey's THE MORAL OF FLOWERS (London 1836) with 28 colored plates of bouquets; Stern's PEONIES OF GREECE in the limited edition, with 12 loose color lithographs measuring 26" tall by 20" wide suitable for individual framing; and a nurseryman's sales catalogue with 57 color plates of fruits, flowers and trees from the Miller & House Nursery (circa 1888), a U.S./Canadian cross-border nursery.
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