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  • MEDICINAL PLANTS IN FOLK TRADITION: An Ethnobotany of Britain & Ireland. by Allen, David E. and Gabrielle Hatfield.
    Allen, David E. and Gabrielle Hatfield.
    MEDICINAL PLANTS IN FOLK TRADITION: An Ethnobotany of Britain & Ireland.

    Edition: First edition.

    Portland, OR: Timber Press, (2004). Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive look at the medicinal uses of more than 400 species used by the people of Britain and Ireland. Based on firsthand accounts captured by surveys, on more than 1000 manuscript volumes of the Irish Folklore Commission, and on 300 other published and unpublished sources. Includes illustrations from herbals such as those by Bock, Fuchs, and Brunfels, a map and a selection of color photographs by Deni Bown. Includes an appendix on veterinary remedies, sources and indexes of folk uses, scientific names and vernacular names. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-881926388.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71246
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  • POISONOUS PLANTS OF PAKISTAN. by Askari, S.H. Abid.
    Askari, S.H. Abid.
    POISONOUS PLANTS OF PAKISTAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Oxford, New York & Karachi, Pakistan: Oxford University Press, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects in one volume information about the poisonous plants that can be found in Pakistan which previously could only be found in scattered, specialized scientific papers. A beautiful book, in which detailed descriptions of the plants are accompanied by author's own accurate full color botanical drawing which highlight the poisonous parts of each plant. Of interest especially since otherwise toxic or poisonous plant extracts can have therapeutic value at lower dosage levels. Includes notes and references with each plant, plus glossary of botanical and medical terms, index of common English names and botanical names. xv, 512 pp. ISBN: 9780195977899.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 59228
    Keywords: botany, Ethnobotany
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  • (Brown, Robert) Haymon, John, editor
    ROBERT BROWN AND THE VANCOUVER ISLAND EXPLORING EXPEDITION

    Edition: First printing.

    Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Diary of a young Scotsman who arrived on Vancouver Island in 1863 for the purpose of collecting roots and seeds. 211 pgs with extensive notes, appendices, many illustrations, index. ISBN: 0-7748-03223.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 9346
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  • [Carver, George Washington] Holt, Rackham
    GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER: An American Biography

    Edition: Early printing (same year as first published.)

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1943. Hardcover - Illustrated with a frontispiece and inserted photographs. Bibliography, index. 342 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth, lacking the dj (some rubbing to spine, lettering faded, short tear in cloth at upper end of spine.)

    Book ID: 37261
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  • [Carver, George Washington] Holt, Rackham
    GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER: An American Biography

    Edition: Early printing (originally published in 1943.).

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1944. dj. Hardcover - Illustrated with a frontispiece and inserted photographs. Bibliography, index. 342 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in dark blue cloth, in a very good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 36959
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  • ON THE ROAD TO TETLAMA: Mexican Adventures of a Wandering Naturalist . by Conrad, Jim.
    Conrad, Jim.
    ON THE ROAD TO TETLAMA: Mexican Adventures of a Wandering Naturalist .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Armchair adventure for the reader with a keen interest in both natural history and exotic culture... Here is an 'on the road'tale that combines a naturist's observations, misadventures, encounters with birds and people - and discoveries about himself - during several months in backcountry Mexico." Accounts of life among the Nahuat Indians, and several sections describing the birds. Illustrated with drawings by Kelli Glancey.Index. xi, 196 pp. ISBN: 0-802711529.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few marks (appears uncirculated, tight and clean) in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 73627
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  • GREEN PHARMACY: A History of Herbal Medicine. by Griggs, Barbara.
    Griggs, Barbara.
    GREEN PHARMACY: A History of Herbal Medicine.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which traces the history of herbal medicine in the Western world, with a focus on the continual conflict between herbalists and the medical establishment from the ancient Greeks and Romans to modern cancer research. Bibliography, notes, index. xii, 379 pp. ISBN: 0-670354341.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76805
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  • THE CURIOUS WORLD OF SEAWEED. by Iselin, Josie
    Iselin, Josie
    THE CURIOUS WORLD OF SEAWEED.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stunningly beautiful book which is a pleasure to leaf through. The author reveals the variety and beauty of this important life-form, which is essential to the food chain. She "explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent - a place of incomparable richness. Each species receives a detailed description of its structure, ecological importance, and humans scientific inquiry into it . . Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselins photogaphs of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors - whether rosy, "olivaceous," or grass-green and whimsical…

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    Berkeley, CA: Heyday, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stunningly beautiful book which is a pleasure to leaf through. The author reveals the variety and beauty of this important life-form, which is essential to the food chain. She "explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent - a place of incomparable richness. Each species receives a detailed description of its structure, ecological importance, and humans scientific inquiry into it . . Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselins photogaphs of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors - whether rosy, "olivaceous," or grass-green and whimsical shapes." SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography and sources, index. vii, 253 pp plus a final illustration. ISBN: 978-1597144827.

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    Condition: Fine in blue illustrated boards with embossed gold lettering.

    Book ID: 78803
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  • DESERT WILD FLOWERS. by Jaeger, Edmund C,
    Jaeger, Edmund C,
    DESERT WILD FLOWERS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, (c 1969.). Revised edition, A comprehensive work on the flora of the deserts of the American Southwest, illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings. Index. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-8047-03655.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 51849
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  • KOSTYCHEV'S PLANT RESPIRATION. by kostychev, Dr. S. (translated and edited by Charles J. Lyon, Ph.D.)
    kostychev, Dr. S. (translated and edited by Charles J. Lyon, Ph.D.)
    KOSTYCHEV'S PLANT RESPIRATION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., (1927.). Hardcover first edition - 'Authorized edition in English with editorial notes' of a monograph originally published in German by this Russian physiologist. Illustrated. Index. ix, 163 pp.

    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth with gold lettering on the spine. (small stamp on title page, a few marginal brackets in pencil, spotting to outer edge of textblock) .

    Book ID: 76880
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  • Lewin, Betsy
    WALK A GREEN PATH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Simple poems - and the author/artist's notes on where the plants were found, from Hawaii to the Florida Everglades to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - are accompanied by gorgeous watercolor paintings. Unpaginated, somewhat oversized format. ISBN: 0-688134254.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 35410
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  • LIMAHULI GARDEN: A Window to Ancient Hawaii. by Merrill, Nancy.
    Merrill, Nancy.
    LIMAHULI GARDEN: A Window to Ancient Hawaii.

    Edition: Brochure, revised edition.

    Hanalei, Kaua'i: Limahuli Garden and Preserve, (2006). A self-guiding tour to the garden, illustrated with drawings by Anna Stone. Details 39 points of interest in the Limahuli Garden of Ha'ena, Kaua'i, part of The National Tropical Botanical Garden. Includes a map and pronunciation guide. 52 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in green illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74848
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  • NEW PLANT SOURCES FOR DRUGS AND FOODS FROM THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN HERBARIUM. by von Reis, Siri. and Frank J. Lipp, Jr.
    von Reis, Siri. and Frank J. Lipp, Jr.
    NEW PLANT SOURCES FOR DRUGS AND FOODS FROM THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN HERBARIUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982. Hardcover first edition - Lists 4571 plants with drug or food potential, offering the Latin name of each plant, the country in which it was collected as well as the name of the collector, and then quotes the ethnobotanical or other note of interest. Includes indexes to genera, families, common names, and uses. Frontispiece. 363 pp. ISBN: 0-674617657.

    Condition: Fine in dark green cloth with silver lettering, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53897
    Keywords: botany, Ethnobotany
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  • Wood, J. Medley.
    A HANDBOOK TO THE FLORAL OF NATAL.

    Edition: First edition.

    Durban, Natal, South Africa: Bennett & Davis, Printers, 1907. dj. Hardcover first edition - A greatly revised and expanded work based on a pamphlet originally issued in 1888 by the Colonial Herbarium. Index. 202 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in light gray-green cloth covers with black lettering, no dj, as issued.

    Book ID: 26601
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  • THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, POETICALLY EXPRESSED; BEING A COMPLETE FLORA'S ALBUM.
    THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, POETICALLY EXPRESSED; BEING A COMPLETE FLORA'S ALBUM.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Leavitt, Trow & Co., 1849. Hardcover - Tinted frontispiece and several small tailpieces throughout. An appealing small volume, just 4 1/2 inches tall, 3 inches wide, bound in stamped red cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on spine and front cover, all edges gilt. Index.128 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - foxing throughout, tear to side of spine near bottom of book. Small bookseller sticker inside front cover (A. J. Barker, Taunton)

    Book ID: 62518
    Keywords: botany, Poetry, vintage
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