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08/04/2021

Botanic Art Books

View larger image of 'Royal Flowers of the Netherlands'A-tlak, Dennis -  Royal Flowers of the Netherlands
Very large good close up photos of flowers with some association however loosely to the Dutch Royal Family – mainly bulbs. 2008 13 ¾ x 10 192 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £49.5), New
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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View larger image of 'Pomona Britannica - The Complete Plates'Brookshaw -  Pomona Britannica - The Complete Plates
The original was published in 1812 as a celebration of the fruits of the time. More than half the pages are excellent full page colour reproductions of the pictures, with explanatory text in English, French and German. 200 pages 2002 Taschen 12 x 10 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Elliott - Selected by, Charles -  The RHS Treasury of Flowers
This book brings together a very wide selection of poetry and prose about plants and flowers from Shakespeare through Farrer and Bowles to Moore and Roethke, and complemented with an equally wide range of Botanical Illustrations matched to the writing drawn from the RHS library 2006 8 ¼ x 5 ½ 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)8.00
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View larger image of 'Orchids'Griffiths, Mark -  Orchids
Telling the history of the introduction of exotic Orchids to cultivation, this is a substantial book sumptuously illustrated with large (many full or near full page) reproduction of the paintings commissioned by the RHS since 1897 of their award winning plants. 2002 12 ¾ x 11 336 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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View larger image of 'The Illustrated Rhododendron'Halliday -  The Illustrated Rhododendron
This is a remarkable book in that it guides the reader through the Rhododendron classification of the RGB Edinburgh, using illustrations over the years from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. Superbly illustrated with 121 full page colour plates by such well known artists by Fitch, Snelling, Smith, Edwards, Stones, Hooker, Price, Mendum, Ross-Craig, Webster, Curtis, Halliday, Purves, King, Walsh and Weddell. The text is by Pat Halliday who worked in the herbarium at Kew for 40 years and carried the identification for them on Rhododendrons. Superb. 268 pages 2001 Timber Press 12 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)25.00
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Harkness -  The Rose - An illustrated History
Traces the history and introduction to cultivation of Roses, and all associated aspects, illustrated with magnificent reproductions of historic contemporary botanical art from many of the well known names. 2003 12 ¾ x 10 ¾ 336 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)27.50
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View larger image of 'Cape Peninsula'Kidd -  Cape Peninsula
94 colour plates of paintings, arranged by month, plus descriptive notes of this popular area of South Africa for plants. 1950 8 ½ x 5 ¼ .
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1983 revised edition, , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: 1996 revised edition with 239 pages, , New
Price: £(GBP)13.00
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View larger image of 'Potted Histories (also published as Plant Discoveries)'Knapp, Sandra -  Potted Histories (also published as Plant Discoveries)
A marvellous book that both recounts the discovery of the plants that we now take as commonplace in our gardens, and also the botany of several plant families, all wonderfully illustrated with colour reproductions of botanic art over the centuries. 11 ¼ x 10 ¾ 2003 336 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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View larger image of 'Florilegium Imperiale - Botanical Illustrations for Francis I of Austria'Lack, H Walter -  Florilegium Imperiale - Botanical Illustrations for Francis I of Austria
Francis I, the last monarch to rule over the Holy Roman Empire, was obsessed with flowers. In 1791, Francis I of Austria, a plant enthusiast, commissioned Matthias Schmutzer to paint portraits of every flower in his imperial gardens - which took more than three decades to complete. This book features 120 of the most outstanding of Schmutzer's watercolors (only 6 from the collection of 1300 have ever been published before). Painted life size, this high quality large format book reproduces them close to their original size. Sections give biographical information about Francis I, descriptions of the imperial gardens in the ruler's time, and photographs of how they appear today. 2006 13 ½ x 9 ¾ 303 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £99), New
Price: £(GBP)50.00
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Mabberley -  Ferdinand Bauer - The Nature of Discovery
This is about the little known Bauer brother who travelled the world, whereas the other one stayed at Kew and is perhaps better known. The book recounts his life and explorations, well illustrated in colour, mainly of flowers and plants, but with a number of animals – the Koala Bears are quite charming! Merrill 128 pages 1999 11 ½ x 9 ¼
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £29.95), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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View larger image of 'John Lindley'Stearn -  John Lindley
Illustrated with 42 colour plates of early botanical art, this book tells the story of a pioneering botanist and horticulturalist, who played a part with establishing Kew gardens and the predecessor of the RHS. Produced by the Antique Collector's Club to their usual high standards. 231 pages 1999 10 x 7
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.95), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Walker -  Wild Flowers of Kwazulu-Natal
An attractively produced book of many of the flowers from the area illustrated with delicate paintings along with descriptions, uses etc. 1996 12 x 8 ¼ 241 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: , Uneven fading to front cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'A History and Dictionary of British Flower Painters'Walpole, Josephine -  A History and Dictionary of British Flower Painters
The first part of the book is an account of the history of flowing painting over 300 years to 1950 within the context of what was happening worldwide accompanied with many colour illustrations. This is then followed by a dictionary of concise information on nearly 1000 British artists with biographical, specialities, awards and exhibitions. 2006 11 ¼ x 9 ½ 236 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very slight wear to dust jacket and/or very slight bump to corner (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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