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 Agricultural Research Service, US Dept of Agriculture COMMON WEEDS OF THE UNITED STATES. New York: Dover (1971) Reprint of "Selected Weeds of the U.S." 1970. Roy 8vo. 463 pp. Profusely illus from line drawings and range maps. Laminated card covers. A very good copy. $12.00

Ajilvsgi, Geyata WILDFLOWERS OF TEXAS. Bryan, Texas: Shearer Publishing (1984). Cr 8vo xvii+414 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos. Red cloth, map endpapers. Ink inscription on verso of half-title. Some shelf-wear but about fine else in dustwrapper slightly rubbed at extremities. An extremely well produced book, printed on good coated stock. $20.00

Blackwell, Laird R. WILDFLOWERS OF THE SIERRA NEVADA AND THE CENTRAL VALLEY. Edmonton: Lone Pine, 1999. Sm 8vo. 288 pp. Illus from photos of 320 species of wildflowers. Laminated card covers. A fine copy. $ 15.00

Britton, Nataniel Lord & Addison Brown. AN ILLUSTRATED FLORA OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATES, CANADA AND THE BRITISH POSSESSIONS. From Newfoundland to Parallel of the Southern Boundary of Virginia and From the Atlantic Ocean Westward to the 102d Meridian. 3 Vols. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. Roy 8vo. 3 Vols. xxix+680; iv+735; 637 pp. Vol 1: Ophioglossaceae to Polygonaceae, Ferns to Buckwheat. Vol 2: Amaranthaceae to Loganiaceae, Amaranth to Polypremum. Vol 3: Gentianaceae to Compositae, Gentian to Thistle. Over 4000 illus. Burgandy cloth with gilt spine lettering. Blind stamped decoration to top boards. Light rubbing to extremities, else a fine bright set. $ 275.00

Brookshaw, George. (1751-1823). POMONA BRITANNICA. The Complete Plates. Koln: Taschen, 2002. 4to. 200pp. 93 full page colour plates showing a total of 256 varieties of 15 kinds of fruit. Text in English, French and German. Black boards. Corners lightly bumped, else near fine in like dustwrapper, lightly rubbed. 40.00

Burbridge, Joan WILDFLOWERS OF THE SOUTHERN INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ADJACENT PARTS OF WASHINGTON, IDAHO AND MONTANA. Vancouver: UBC Pr., 1989. Cr. 8vo. 398 pp. Illus from photos. Pictorial card covers. Ink inscription on verso of top cover, else fine. $12.50

Clark, Lewis J. WILD FLOWERS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. Sydney, B.C.: Gray's Publishing (1973). Square 4to. xxiii+ 591 pp. Illus from colour photos. Brown cloth, map endpapers. Small ink name on half-title else about fine in very good dustwrapper wtih some wear to extremities. $50.00

Cormack, R. G. H. WILD FLOWERS OF ALBERTA Edmonton: Hurtig (1977). 8vo xvi+415 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos; line drawings by the author. Brown cloth. Near fine in like dustwrapper rubbed at spine tips. $25.00

Craven, Nora E. WILD FLOWERS OF TEMISKAMING. New Liskeard: Temiskaming Printing, 1973. 8vo. 98 pp. Line drawings with short descriptions. Yellow card covers. Gift inscription on title page and childs name written on verso of back cover, else very good. $17.50

Dana, Mrs. William Starr HOW TO KNOW THE WILD FLOWERS. A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of Our Common Wild Flowers. New York: Scribner's, 1915. Reprint. 8vo. xxxix + 346 + [6] pp. catalogue. 158 plates, many in colour by Marion Salterlee & E. L. Shaw. Green cloth with decorative spine and cover; lettering gilt. Some light shelf wear, else a very good copy; bright and attractive. $35.00

Embertson, Jane PODS. Wildflowers and Weeds in Their Final Beauty. Great Lakes Region, Northestern United States and Adjacent Canada. A Visual Guide. From Flower...to Pod...to Dried Arrangement. NY: Scribner's, 1979. 8vo. 186 pp. Illus in colour from photos by Jay Conrader. Red cloth. Lengthy gift inscrition on front free endpaper, else near fine in like dustwrapper. $25.00

Fletcher, Kim A MODERN AUSTRALIAN HERBAL. Ringwood, Victoria: Viking (1991) Small 4to 271 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos and line drawings. Green cloth. Near fine with some minor edgewear in very good dustwrapper. $25.00

Forey, Pamela WILD FLOWERS OF NORTH AMERICA. (Limpsfield): Dragon's World Ltd. (1990). 4to. 256 pp. Illus from watercolours of over 900 plants. Pictorial endpapers. Green boards. Foot of spine and bottom corners lightly rubbed, else about fine in near fine dustwrapper. This botanist and zoologist details characteristics, habitat , distribution as well as usage, lore, etc. $ 35.00

Greene, Wilhelmina F., & Hugo L. Blomquist FLOWERS OF THE SOUTH. Native and Exotic. Chapel Hill, Univ of North Carolina (1973) 6th printing. 8vo xiv+208 pp. Profusely illus with line drawings and colour plates; map front endpapers. Green cloth. Fine copy in very good d/w. $35.00

Hall, Charles A. A POCKET-BOOK OF BRITISH WILD FLOWERS. London: A & C Black (1957) Reprint. Small 8vo xii+104 pp. 48 full-page plates in colour by C. F. Newall; line drawings in text, 6 photographs. Green boards. About fine in pictorial dustwrapper chipped at head of spine and front panel, with internal tape repairs. $17.50

Hardy, George A. & Winifred V. WILD FLOWERS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Saskatoon: H. R. Lawson, (1964). Roy. 8vo. 128 pp. 50 plates in colour by Frank L. Beebe, illustrating 200 wild flowers found in the Pacific Northwest. Pictorial endpapers. Khaki cloth. Soft crease to bottom corner of first 14 pages, else a nice copy in worn dustwrapper with two 3" tears to front panel. Now protected in mylar. $20.00

House, Homer D. WILD FLOWERS. Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Full-Color Illustrations with Complete Descriptive Text. NY: Macmillan, (1961). Reissued from new plates. 4to. 362 + 264 full page color plates. Photos and drawings in text. Green cloth. Ex-library. A good sound working copy only, with 2 color plates tape repaired. $20.00

Hulme, F. Edward. FAMILIAR WILD FLOWERS. 5 Vols. London: Cassell and Company Ltd, nd. Ca. 1890's. 5 vols. First Series to Fifth Series. Cr 8vo. xvi+160+40 colour plates in each volume. Black and white engravings throughout. Three quarter leather with blue marbled paper boards; spine lettering and decoration gilt. Corners and spine tips rubbed and hinges tender on vol 1 & 5. Contemporary ink signature in each vol, else a very good set. $ 225.00

Hulme, F. Edward, figured by. Described by Shirley Hibberd. FAMILIAR GARDEN FLOWERS. First Series -Fifth Series. 5 Vols. London: Cassell, nd. Ca. 1980's. 5 vols. Each with 160 pp + 40 pp of colour plates. Black and white head and tail pieces from engravings. Cloth spines over pebbled paper boards. Ink name on front free endpapers. Spines of vols 3 & 4 some rubbed and several page corners folded over in vols 3 & 4. Some age wear and darkening, else a very good set. $ 300.00

Johns, Rev. C.A. Revised throughout and edited by Clarence Elliott. FLOWERS OF THE FIELD. With an Appendix Including The Pipe-Wort Tribe (Eriocauleae), The Sedge Tribe (Cyperaceae), and The Grass Tribe (Gramineae). London: George Routledge & Sons, (nd). Turn of the century. 12th imp. 8vo. xx+378 pp. 96 colour plates with illus by E.N. Gwatkin and 245 illus in text. Green cloth; spine lettering and cover vignette gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown. Rubbing to corners and head of spine; light soiling to top board. Foxing to endpapers. Binding bright. A good plus copy. $30.00

Johnson, C. Pierpoint, text by. Illustrations by John E. Sowerby. A CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WILD FLOWERS. NY: Gallery Books, (1989). First appeared in 1860, under the illustrator's own imprint. 4to. xliv + 170 + 80 pp of colour plates illustrating 1600 wildflowers. Green boards. About fine in near fine dustwrapper with light rubbing to edges. Indexed to the Latin name and to the English, a Glossary of Technical Terms, a Key to the Natural Orders and a Table of Genera. $ 25.00

Jolley, Russ WILDFLOWERS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE. A Comprehensive Field Guide. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1988. 8vo xiv+331 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos; folding map in colour. Card wrappers. A fine copy. $15.00

Justice, William S. and C. Ritchie Bell WILD FLOWERS OF NORTH CAROLINA. Also Covering, Virginia, South Carolina, and Ares of Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Chapel Hill: UNC Press (1973) 5th printing. 8vo xxvii+217 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos; also line drawings and map. Green cloth, lettering gilt. Faint wear to spine tips and corners; small name sticker on front free endpaper, else about fine in dustwrapper a bit worn and rubbed. $20.00

Kidd, Mary Maytham WILD FLOWERS OF THE CAPE PENINSULA. Cape Town: Oxford U.P., 1950. 1st edn. Text and nomenclature compiled under the supervision of T. M. Salter. Foreword by J. C. Smuts. 8vo xvi+[188]+xvii pp. 94 colour plates of illus by the author. Frontis map. Red cloth. Some rubbing to covers, else very good with bright, crisp plates. $50.00

Lemmon, Robert S. & Charles C. Johnson WILDFLOWERS OF NORTH AMERICA. Garden City: Hanover House, (1961). 8vo. vii + 280 pp. Color photos of 440 wildflowers. Cloth spine over paper boards. Bottom edge and lower third of spine have had water damage, still a nice tight copy in like dustwrapper with some edgewear. $ 12.00

Martin, W. Keble THE CONCISE BRITISH FLORA IN COLOUR. With nomenclature edited and revised by Douglas H. Kent. London: Ebury Press & Michael Joseph (1976) 2nd impression of the 3rd edition. 4to 254 pp. Illus with 96 plates in colour from paintings by Martin with 6 additional plates in b&w. Green boards. Top corners bumped else very good in like dustwrapper. 100 plates depicting 1486 species in all. $30.00

Mandaville, James P. FLORA OF EASTERN SAUDI ARABIA. London: Kegan Paul International/National Commision for Wildlife Conservation and Development Riyadh,1990. Roy 8vo. x+482+64 pp of illus from colour photos. Brown cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 40.00

Montgomery, F.H. NATIVE WILD PLANTS OF EASTERN CANADA and the Adjacent Northeastern United States. Toronto: Ryerson Pr., (1962). Cr. 8vo. xxxvi + 193 pp. Illus from colour photos and line drawings. Lime green cloth; gilt spine lettering and cover vignette. Spine tips lightly bumped, else near fine in worn dustwrapper with 1" chip from top panel. $ 12.50

Montgomery, F.H. WEEDS OF CANADA AND THE NORTHERN UNITED STATES. Toronto: Ryerson, (1964). Cr. 8vo. xxviii + 226 pp. Illus from line drawings. Blue cloth. Spine tips bumped, else near fine in worn but intact dustwrapper. $ 15.00

Morley, Brian D. & Illus by Barbara Everard. WILD FLOWERS OF THE WORLD. A Thousand Beautiful Plants Painted by Barbara Everard. (London): Ebury Pr. & Michael Joseph, (1970). 4to. 432 pp. 192 colour plates. Red cloth. Light edgewear, else near fine in very good dustwrapper with some wear to edges. Award winning botanical artist. $40.00

Moulen, Fred ORCHIDS IN AUSTRALIA. Switzerland: S.A. Lausanne, 1958. 4to. 148 pp. Illus from beautiful colour photos. Grey cloth. Spine edges split and neatly repaired. A good sound copy with text and photos clean and bright. $25.00

Moyle, John B. & Evelyn W. NORTHLAND FLOWERS. A Guide for the Minnesota Region. Minneapolis: Univ of Minn. (1981) 2nd printing 8vo vii+236 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos; identification charts; distrubtion map. Green cloth. Small crayon mark on top edge else about fine in very good edgeworn d/w. Front panel bears "Special Gift Edition" label in gold. $22.50

Ontario Federation of Naturalists. CHECK-LIST OF VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE BRUCE PENINSULA. [with] ADDENDUM laid in. Don Mills: Federation of Ontario Naturalists, 1969. Addendum, 1978. 8vo. 62+16 pp. Map. Stapled wraps. Light shelfwear, else about fine. Addendum fine. $17.50

O'Gorman, Helen. PLANTAS Y FLORES DE MEXICO. Mexico: Direccion General de Publicaciones, 1963. 4to. 227 pp. Beautiful full page illustrations. Green cloth. A little used, still a very good copy in worn dustwrapper. $100.00

Pearse, R.O. MOUNTAIN SPENDOUR. The Wild Flowers of the Drakensberg. Cape Town: Howard Timmins, (1978). 1st edn. 4to. 239 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos and drawings. Pictorial endpapers. Brown boards. Tape remains to free endpapers, else very good in very good dustwrapper. $ 35.00

Reilly, Ann. AMERICAN WILDFLOWERS. New York: Portland House, (1991). 4to. 152 pp. Profusely illus. from colour photos. Green boards. About fine in near fine d/w lightly rubbed and edge worn. $35.00

Rockley, The Lady. SOME CANADIAN WILD FLOWERS being the First Part of Wild Flowers of the Great Dominions. Toronto: Macmillan, 1937. 8vo xi+107n pp. Illus from colour paintings by the Lady Rockley and others. Green cloth. Top corners bumped and light shelfwear, a very good bright copy. $ 25.00

Saunders, Gill. PICTURING PLANTS. An Analytical History of Botanical Illustration. (London): Zwemmer, (1995). Published in Association with The Victoria and Albert Museum. Sm. 4to. 152 pp. 101 illus from botanical art. Pictorial endpapers. Grey boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Scott, Richard W. THE ALPINE FLORA OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. Vol 1: The Middle Rockies. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Pr., (1995). 4to. ix + 901 pp. Illus from drawings and maps. Green cloth; lettering gilt. About fine. $ 75.00

Silberhorn, Gene M. COMMON PLANTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST. A Field Guide. Revised Edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1999. 8vo. xiii+294 pp. Illus by Mary Warinner and Kent Forrest. Green cloth. A fine copy. $ 20.00

Taylor, T. M. C. THE FIGWORT FAMILY (Scrophulariaceae) OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1974 Cr 8vo 237 pp. Illus from line drawings and maps. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. $15.00

Taylor, T. M. C. THE PEA FAMILY (Leguminosae) OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1974. Cr 8vo 251 pp. Illus from line drawings and maps. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. $15.00

Tolmachev, A. I. & J. G. Packer, eds. FLORA OF THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC. Volume I: Polypodiaceae - Gramineae; Volume II: Cyperaceae - Orchidaceae. Edmonton: Univ of Alberta (1995) 2 vols. 4to xxxviii+330; xxviii+233 pp. Illus from 204 range maps. Paper boards, map endpapers. Fine copies. $125.00

Valder, Peter THE GARDEN PLANTS OF CHINA. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1999). 4to. 400 pp. Illus from colour photos. Red boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. $40.00

Vance, F. R., J.R. Jowsey & J.S. McLean WILDFLOWERS ACROSS THE PRAIRIES. Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, (1977). 2nd ptg. Field-Use Edition. 8vo. xi+214 pp. Illus from colour photos; drawings. Pictorial card covers. Minor wear, else about fine. $15.00

Ward, Grace B. & Onas M. 190 WILD FLOWERS OF THE SOUTHWEST DESERTS IN NATURAL COLOR. Mohave-Colorado, Western Arizona. Palm Desert: Best-West Pub, n.d. 8vo. Unpaginated. Ca. 100 pgs. Illus from 190 color photos of wildflowers. Flowers divided by colour. Coated paper, stapled in pictorial card covers. Sticker removed from back panel, else near fine. $ 10.00

Weed, Clarence M. WILD FLOWER FAMILIES. The Haunts, Characters and Family Relationships of the Herbaceous Wild Flowers with Suggestions for their Identification. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1908. Cr. 8vo. 244 pp. Illus from photos. Pictorial khaki cloth with a nice art noveau design. Ink name on front free endpaper. A good used copy. "...observations in the schoolroom and out of doors...". $20.00

Wills, Mary Motz ROADSIDE FLOWERS OF TEXAS. Text by Howard S. Irwin. Austin, Tx: Univ of Texas (1961) 8vo xiii+295 pp. 64 colour plates from paintings by Wills; diagrams; map. Blue cloth. Ink name on ffep; tape stain on spine, else near fine. $25.00

Woodward, Lucia POISONOUS PLANTS. A Colour Field Guide. London: David & Charles, 1985. Sm 8vo. 192 pp. Illus from colour photos. Laminated pictorial boards. Light rubbing to boards, else near fine. $12.00

Zichmanis, Zile & James Hodgins FLOWERS OF THE WILD. Ontario and the Great Lakes Region. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1982. 4to xiv+272 pp. Profusely illus from beautiful line drawings and colour photographs detailing each plant. Green boards. Very faint shelf-wear to bottom edge, else a fine copy in like dustwrapper. A magnificent book! $ 75.00