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    • 1857-59
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 4to [29.5 x 24 cm]; 4 parts in 3 volumes, xvi, 258; viii, 174; 62, 35, 32, 85, ii; 270; 78 pp, 347 plates including 25 hand colored of birds, 12 colored of views & native peoples, 3 large folding maps (1 colored with 4 inch tear), 2 other maps/charts. mixed cloth bindings, including original cloth, 2 volumes in rebound cloth, cover wear, minor foxing on few leaves, mostly marginal, stain in margin of one title page, one volume with library stamp on cover & title, interiors very good, sound set. A pictu This is one of the first scientific explorations of the area including its natural histor... Lisez plus

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    • 1876
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: folio [38 x 27 cm]; 211 pp, extra color lithographed (chromolithograph) title plate, plus 32 tinted or toned lithographed plates, large folding map showing the railway routes & elevation, tables, engraved initials. original cloth, gilt title lettering on cover, later cloth spine, edges worn, inner hinge re-enforced, light foxing on some leaves, mostly confined to margins, one plate with margins significantly trimmed but not affecting image, very good sound copy. A p Palau 25914. Spain & Spanish America II, 46. The book describes the completion of the first railway between Mexico City and Ve... Lisez plus

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    • [1973]
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [`23.5 x 15.5 cm]; 128 pp, numerous color illustrations including full-page, from photos, other illustrations from drwgs, index. original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, spine slightly faded), fine copy in very good jacket. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. A well-illustrated guide with good lists of varieties, chapters on propagation, soil, greenhouse varieties, pests, and a detailed chapter on fuchsias in America with variety lists. For cultivation indoors, greenhouse and outdoors. Lisez plus

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    • 1986
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: sm folio [33 x 26 cm]; 334 pp, complete with 142 colored plates from paintings, detailed glossary, index. original cloth (hardcover), gilt title lettering on spine and cover, pictorial dust jacket, bit frayed at spine end, light crease, owner inscription on blank endpaper, a very good clean copy. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Text in English and Spanish. An important and useful description of the nu,merous orchids of Costa Rica by four experts in the field. The colored plates are excellent and detailed. Lisez plus

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    • 1992
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 185, [xi] pp, numerous illustrations, maps, from the original sources, index. original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine and clean, with the list of prices achieved and buyers inserted loose. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. A very well-illustrated description of the Sotheby's sale held in London 30th June, 1st July, 9th July 1992, with detailed descriptions of 1,529 lots of books Lisez plus

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    • 1820
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; [ii], 108 pp. 8 aquatint engraved plates, one being hand-colored (plan of Cattaro). later cloth with title lettering on paper spine label, light cover stain, interior is clean and near fine. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Blackmer 1729. This English edition was never issued with a map, although the colored plate of Cattaro below Montenegro is a plan view showing ships and town buildings with mountains in background. Other plates include costumes, buildings, view, etc. The author was governor of Cattaro and chief of general staff of the Illyria... Lisez plus

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    • 1900
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 527 pp, 30 sepia toned plates including frontis, plates with tissue guards and letterpress, fldg tinted map of Jerusalem, 9 colored maps on 8 sheets, index. original pictorial gilt cloth with elaborate gilt decoration and gilt lettering, top edge gilted, spine gilt, orig ribbon bookmark, very fine clean copy in fine original cloth dust jacket with gilt spine lettering. A picture of this book is available upon Not in Smith. The author travelled extensively in the area, describing it in detail. An attractive and well-produced work with excellent plates, which are mai... Lisez plus

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    • [1953]
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xvi, 332 pp, frontis (portrait), illus from drawings from Brian Fawcett, illus from photos, maps, glossary, index. orig two-part boards, dj (chipped at edges, not price clipped), very good, interior clean and unmarked. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. The first account of the seven expeditions of Fawcett in the jungles of Brazil and Bolivia between 1906 and 1925. On his eighth expedition, Fawcett disappeared with his companions in Brazil in 1925. There have been a number of attempts to solve the mystery of his disappearance, including one by Pet... Lisez plus

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    • 1886
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; xii, 608 pp, 42 illustrations including 14 full-page plates, frontis, all wood-engraved, index. full prize calf with gilt crest on front cover, gilt border, gilt lettering on red leather label, marbled edges & endpapers, prize bookplate on endpaper, edges rubbed, spine edges worn, joint repaired, tissue guard torn but a good copy, clean. A picture o Kaul 483. A detailed and well-illustrated work, describes Calcutt and festivals, railway journeys, the Ganges, Hindu pilgrims, travels to Cawnpore, Lucknow, Agra, Muttra, Bindrabund, Delhi, Meerut, Simla, Cashmere, the aborigin... Lisez plus

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    • [1935]
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [23 x 17 cm]; 89 pp, frontis (port), numerous plates from photos, bibliog. original green cloth with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (spine worn and chipped, tears), name on endpaper, else near fine and clean copy in worn dj (which is often absent). A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Forrest collected plants in Western China, Upper Burma and Eastern Tibet from 1904 to 1932 and introduced many new plants, especially rhododendrons and primulas, but many others. He made seven expeditions to Yunnan and he died during the seventh. 'George Forrest was the first man t... Lisez plus

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    • 1952
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; xi, 252 pp, frontis (portrait), numerous illustrations from photos and drawings, 5 colour plates, colour fldg map, appendix of his rhododendrons, index. original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (slightly soiled on rear, not price clipped), bookplate in endpaper else fine & clean in near fine dj. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Forrest collected plants in Western China, Upper Burma and Eastern Tibet from 1904 to 1931 and introduced many new plants, especially rhododendrons and primulas, but many others. E. H. M. Cox wrote the ch... Lisez plus

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    • 1990
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: folio [36.5 x 26 cm]; 175 pp, 80 fine color plates of flowers and fruits, index. original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), a corner lightly bumped, else near fine, clean and unmarked. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Exquisite reproductions from the golden age of botanical art, from the 17th and 18th centuries, with interesting description and biographic details. The artists include Ehret, Redoute, Catesby, Knorr, Curtis, Bauer, etc, each with five plates taken from their finest works. Anderson was curator of Rare Books at the New York Bot... Lisez plus

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    • 1954
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 12mo [22 x 14.5 cm]; vi, 101 pp, photo frontispiece. original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, clean and unmarked, fine copy, includes a four page 'Report of the Council of the Ray society for 1958-59', inserted loose. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. The author gives a detailed history of the Ray Society, one of the most important natural history organizations of the time, together with an annotated bibliography of the society with full details including collations, plate lists, number printed, etc, arranged by subject. At the end is a listing of ev... Lisez plus

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    • [1990]
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xix, 216 pp, illus. original cloth backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, lightly used but still quite good), near fine, clean and unmarked. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. 'It reminds me of the diaries of Virginian Woolf, in that the whole adds up to so much more than the sum of the parts' [from the introduction by travel writer Jan Morris]. A fine retrospective and inspiring narrative based on the novelist author's thirty years of travels through Mexico. The true first edition. Lisez plus

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    • [1989]
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 516, [i, ad] pp, color frontis, over 400 color & 250 bw illus, maps, bibliog, index of plants, index of people, index of locations, index of gardens, glossary, colored endpaper maps. original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (slight wear at spine ends), else fine, clean with the author's signature on title page 'with best wishes, Roy Lancaster 21st November 1989'. A picture of this book is available upon request by e After a useful introduction to plant hunting in China, with brief biographies of all the main collectors, the author describes his many trav... Lisez plus

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    • 1957
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 19 pp. original heavy paper wraps, with title lettering in decorative border, few pencil notes in margin, signature on inside cover dated 1958, very good. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Includes a loose short article on Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees by H. H. Thomas. Most of the work lists the many shrubs with suggestions how to prune. Lisez plus

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    • [1953]
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; 22, [i], [i, ads], photo plates, other illustrations, tables of plants for different conditions with their size, color, flowering dates, etc. original heavy paper pictorial wraps with title lettering, light foxing, mostly marginal, light wear, very good. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Still useful guide for making, preparing and planting boxes for windows including hanging baskets, balcony boxes, shrubs in tubs, growing herbs, strawberries, bulbs shrubs, etc in boxes. A 'Better Gardening' Handbook, with the original page of ads and ad for wood p... Lisez plus

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    • 1926
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [21 x 13 cm]; 2 volumes bound in one, x, 706 pp, frontis of Ayers, full page illustrations. original cloth, fine clean copy, unmarked. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. This has become a standard reference in ornithology, with collations, numbers of plates, etc, as well as useful descriptions and importance of the thousands of books described. Wilfred H. Osgood provides a historical preface. The catalogue "includes the splendid collection of books dealing wholly or in part with birds which has been presented to Field Museum by Edward A. Ayer, and all other works... Lisez plus

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    • 1974
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [[23 x 16 cm]; xix, 643 pp, frontis, indexes to authors, titles. original brown cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, joints with some wear, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, interior is clean, fine and unmarked. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Preceded by a detailed 148 page introduction, the book describes thousands of the most important books and other works on the subject, including books on birds, fish, etc, with descriptions giving date, collations and most with descriptions of the importance and significance of the work. A standard refe... Lisez plus

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    • ND [C 1990]
    • Librairie: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Description: 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; [x], 338 pp, frontis, illustrations including full-page. original cloth gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean copy, unmarked. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Describes thousands of titles, including many not in earlier references such as Zimmer and Wood, and gives details on collations, plates, maps, etc. Most useful. Lisez plus

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