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1 Bonsai 64
4140400870 / 9784140400876 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Contains full color photos of Bonsai trees presented at an exhibition in Japan. Captions are in English and Japanese. 
Price: 190.00 USD
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2 Orchids.
Grange Books, London: 1999. 1840132671 / 9781840132670 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A comprehensive guide to identifying orchids. Includes vital notes on care and cultivation. Beautiful color photographs illustrate each species. Includes an Index. 
Price: 29.36 USD
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3 ALEXANDER, TAYLOR R.; BURNETT, R. WILL; ZIM, HERBERT S.; ZALLINGER, JEAN (ILLUSTRATOR); WEBSTER, VERA R. (EDITOR). Botany.
Golden Press, New York: 1970. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. 
This book empahsizes plant science - the diversity of form, the uniformity of processes, the ecological distribution, and the evolutionary development from simple to complex; but, it also endeavors to present the interaction and interdependence of all living forms. Includes an index. 
Price: 20.19 USD
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4 ALLAN, MEA; MATTHEWS, VICTORIA (DRAWINGS). Weeds: The Unbidden Guests In Our Gardens.
The Viking Press, New York: 1978. 0670756571 / 9780670756575 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A detailed, practical guide to those plants that no gardener will ever be without - weeds. A unique identification guide covers over 200 plants, all illustrated with clear, beautiful line drawings. Includes an Index. 
Price: 30.14 USD
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5 ANDERSON, FRANK J. An Illustrated Treasury Of Cultivated Flowers.
Abbeville Press, New York: 1979. 0896590666 / 9780896590663 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 28.50 USD
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6 ANDERSON, JENNIFER L. Mahogany: The Costs Of Luxury In Early America.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In the mid-eighteenth century, colonial Americans became enamored with the rich colors and silky surface of mahogany. This exotic wood, imported from the West Indies and Central America, quickly displaced local furniture woods as the height of fashion. Over the next century, consumer demand for mahogany set in motion elaborate schemes to secure the trees and transform their rough-hewn logs into exquisite objects. But beneath the polished gleam of this furniture lies a darker, hidden story of human and environmental exploitation. Mahogany traces the path of this wood through many hands, from source to sale: from the enslaved African woodcutters, including skilled "huntsmen" who located the elusive trees amidst dense rainforest, to the ship captains, merchants, and timber dealers who scrambled after the best logs, to the skilled cabinetmakers who crafted the wood, and with it the tastes and aspirations of their diverse clientele. As the trees became scarce, however, the search for new sources led to expanded slave labor, vicious competition, and intense international conflicts over this diminishing natural resource. When nineteenth-century American furniture makers turned to other materials, surviving mahogany objects were revalued as antiques evocative of the nation's past. Jennifer L. Anderson offers a dynamic portrait of the many players, locales, and motivations that drove the voracious quest for mahogany to adorn American parlors and dining rooms. This complex story reveals the cultural, economic, and environmental costs of America's growing self-confidence and prosperity, and how desire shaped not just people's lives but the natural world. 432 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches, 11 color illustrations, 19 halftones, 2 maps. Jennifer L. Anderson is Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. "[A] fascinating book about the most coveted wood in early America and, indeed, the 18th-century British Empire… This enlightening…study does for mahogany what others long ago did for sugar and tobacco, chocolate and coffee, rubber and bananas… From an impressive number of archival sources [Anderson] has assembled a vibrant collective portrait of colonial grandees—Benjamin and William Franklin, among them—declaring their social dominance through hard-won mahogany possessions."—Kirk Davis Swinehart, The Wall Street Journal "From the 1720s to the mid-19th century, mahogany was the preeminent medium for conspicuous consumption on both sides of the Atlantic… However, as Anderson's superb [book] makes abundantly clear, the polished luster of these immaculate objects came from exploitative labor practices, ecological devastation, and phenomenal business failures, all of which attested to the commodity's natural and human cost… Anderson's is a remarkable contribution to Atlantic history that…will be much enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of trade in colonial America and the Caribbean."—Brian Odom, Library Journal "Anderson details the history of the search for, trade in, and use of mahogany. Though the title directs readers to early America, for Anderson, America is in reality the Atlantic world. Most of the author's time is spent among the islands of the Caribbean or near the Bay of Honduras in Belize, where mahogany was harvested. Anderson paints a picture of the Atlantic world in which travel and trade were the norm and families lived and worked up and down the coasts of North and Central America as well as on numerous Caribbean islands."—S.A. Jacobe, Choice "Anderson's evocative and stunning Mahogany reminds us of both the deep ties between humans and trees and the sharp consequences of allowing our passion for beauty to trump nature's capacity to sustain a species."—Peter C. Mancall, author of Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson "Anderson has crafted a rich blend of the cultural history of mahogany, the social history of logging, the economic history of the mahogany timber trade, the environmental history of Caribbean forests, and the history of the natural history of mahogany. The result is an elegant essay in Atlantic history."—J.R. McNeill, author of Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 "This superb study of a vital early American commodity focuses on its production, distribution, and consumption from the age of sail to the era of steam. Mahogany's sumptuousness came at a severe price, somewhat offset by enhanced knowledge of its properties and opportunities in its harvesting. With its highly nuanced and sophisticated argument, this book deserves a wide readership."—Philip Morgan, author of Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry "'When you drink the water, think of the well-digger,' is folk wisdom around the world. Anderson wisely adds, when you see elegant mahogany furniture, think of the hard-handed African slave hacking away, under deadly working conditions, at a tall hardwood tree in a hot, dense Caribbean rainforest. Like Sidney Mintz's classic study of sugar, Sweetness and Power, this book makes us see the familiar in new and disturbing ways."—Marcus Rediker, author of The Slave Ship: A Human History 
Price: 18.95 USD
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7 ANDERSON, JENNIFER L. Mahogany: The Costs Of Luxury In Early America.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the mid-eighteenth century, colonial Americans became enamored with the rich colors and silky surface of mahogany. This exotic wood, imported from the West Indies and Central America, quickly displaced local furniture woods as the height of fashion. Over the next century, consumer demand for mahogany set in motion elaborate schemes to secure the trees and transform their rough-hewn logs into exquisite objects. But beneath the polished gleam of this furniture lies a darker, hidden story of human and environmental exploitation. Mahogany traces the path of this wood through many hands, from source to sale: from the enslaved African woodcutters, including skilled "huntsmen" who located the elusive trees amidst dense rainforest, to the ship captains, merchants, and timber dealers who scrambled after the best logs, to the skilled cabinetmakers who crafted the wood, and with it the tastes and aspirations of their diverse clientele. As the trees became scarce, however, the search for new sources led to expanded slave labor, vicious competition, and intense international conflicts over this diminishing natural resource. When nineteenth-century American furniture makers turned to other materials, surviving mahogany objects were revalued as antiques evocative of the nation's past. Jennifer L. Anderson offers a dynamic portrait of the many players, locales, and motivations that drove the voracious quest for mahogany to adorn American parlors and dining rooms. This complex story reveals the cultural, economic, and environmental costs of America's growing self-confidence and prosperity, and how desire shaped not just people's lives but the natural world. 432 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches, 11 color illustrations, 19 halftones, 2 maps. Jennifer L. Anderson is Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. "[A] fascinating book about the most coveted wood in early America and, indeed, the 18th-century British Empire… This enlightening…study does for mahogany what others long ago did for sugar and tobacco, chocolate and coffee, rubber and bananas… From an impressive number of archival sources [Anderson] has assembled a vibrant collective portrait of colonial grandees—Benjamin and William Franklin, among them—declaring their social dominance through hard-won mahogany possessions."—Kirk Davis Swinehart, The Wall Street Journal "From the 1720s to the mid-19th century, mahogany was the preeminent medium for conspicuous consumption on both sides of the Atlantic… However, as Anderson's superb [book] makes abundantly clear, the polished luster of these immaculate objects came from exploitative labor practices, ecological devastation, and phenomenal business failures, all of which attested to the commodity's natural and human cost… Anderson's is a remarkable contribution to Atlantic history that…will be much enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of trade in colonial America and the Caribbean."—Brian Odom, Library Journal "Anderson details the history of the search for, trade in, and use of mahogany. Though the title directs readers to early America, for Anderson, America is in reality the Atlantic world. Most of the author's time is spent among the islands of the Caribbean or near the Bay of Honduras in Belize, where mahogany was harvested. Anderson paints a picture of the Atlantic world in which travel and trade were the norm and families lived and worked up and down the coasts of North and Central America as well as on numerous Caribbean islands."—S.A. Jacobe, Choice "Anderson's evocative and stunning Mahogany reminds us of both the deep ties between humans and trees and the sharp consequences of allowing our passion for beauty to trump nature's capacity to sustain a species."—Peter C. Mancall, author of Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson "Anderson has crafted a rich blend of the cultural history of mahogany, the social history of logging, the economic history of the mahogany timber trade, the environmental history of Caribbean forests, and the history of the natural history of mahogany. The result is an elegant essay in Atlantic history."—J.R. McNeill, author of Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914 "This superb study of a vital early American commodity focuses on its production, distribution, and consumption from the age of sail to the era of steam. Mahogany's sumptuousness came at a severe price, somewhat offset by enhanced knowledge of its properties and opportunities in its harvesting. With its highly nuanced and sophisticated argument, this book deserves a wide readership."—Philip Morgan, author of Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry "'When you drink the water, think of the well-digger,' is folk wisdom around the world. Anderson wisely adds, when you see elegant mahogany furniture, think of the hard-handed African slave hacking away, under deadly working conditions, at a tall hardwood tree in a hot, dense Caribbean rainforest. Like Sidney Mintz's classic study of sugar, Sweetness and Power, this book makes us see the familiar in new and disturbing ways."—Marcus Rediker, author of The Slave Ship: A Human History 
Price: 35.15 USD
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8 ARNOLD, AUGUSTA FOOTE. The Sea-beach At Ebb-tide: A Guide To The Study Of The Seaweeds And The Lower Animal Life Found Between Tide-marks.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1968. 0486219496 / 9780486219493 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A classic handbook, this work has been long respecrted for its unusually broad coverage and wealth of illustrations - over 600. It will enable you to find and identify hundreds of the most conspicuous and important vegetal and lower animal species that crowd the littoral areas of the eastern, southern, and westerm coasts of North America. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.98 USD
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9 ASHLEY, GEORGE, BAYLIS, MAGGIE (DRAWINGS). The Punctured Thumb: Or, Cactus And Other Succulents.
101 Productions, San Francisco: 1977. 089286124X / 9780892861248 s Softcover. Good condition. Signed by illustrator. 

Price: 14.96 USD
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10 AUSTIN, DANIEL F. Baboquivari Mountain Plants: Identification Ecology And Ethnobotany.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2010. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Baboquivari Mountains, long considered to be a sacred space by the Tohono O'odham people who are native to the area, are the westernmost of the so-called Sky Islands. The mountains form the border between the floristic regions of Chihuahua and Sonora. This encyclopedic work describes the flora of this unique area in detail. It includes descriptions, identifications, ecology, and extensive etymologies of plant names in European and indigenous languages. Daniel Austin also describes pollination biology and seed dispersal and explains how plants in the area have been used by humans, beginning with Native Americans. The term "sky island" was first used by Weldon Heald in 1967 to describe mountain ranges that are separated from each other by valleys of grassland or desert. The valleys create barriers to the spread of plant species in a way that is similar to the separation of islands in an ocean. The 70,000-square-mile Sky Islands region of southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico, and northwestern Mexico is of particular interest to botanists because of its striking diversity of plant species and habitats. With more than 3,000 species of plants, the region offers a surprising range of tropical and temperate zones. Although others have written about the region, this is the first book to focus exclusively on the plant life of the Baboquivari Mountains. The book offers an introduction to the history of the region, along with a discussion of human influences, and includes a useful appendix that lists all of the plants known to be growing in the Baboquivari Mountain chain. 
Price: 76.19 USD
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11 BARNARD, IRALEE. Field Guide To The Common Grasses Of Oklahoma, Kansas, And Nebraska.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2014. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Once covered by wild grasses, America's heartland is by nature a grassland, populated with plants whose ecological importance, practical value, and subtle beauty we are only now beginning to comprehend. Of the 3,000 species of wild plants in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, in the heart of the heartland, only two of every ten are grasses, and in some prairies just one or two of these can account for 80-90 percent of the ground cover. It is these major wild grasses, the native and the naturalized, that this field guide covers, as well as some not found in such large numbers but nonetheless widespread and easily noticed. From the more familiar (like big bluestem, little bluestem, Indiangrass, switchgrass, buffalograss, sideoats grama, and blue grama) to the less recognized (such as ticklegrass, rice cutgrass, and prairie wedgegrass), from the weedy to the desirable, each of the seventy species profiled in these pages appears in full-color, its fundamental characteristics clearly identifiable by novice and expert alike: flowers and seed heads, leaf details with size comparisons, and whole mature plant pictures. Though of ever broadening interest—to ranchers, gardeners, naturalists, and restorers of prairies and native landscapes—grasses are notoriously tricky to identify. A number of features of this guide make the task considerably easier. A handy system of "finding lists" allows a user to navigate quickly to identification of an unknown grass. Descriptions, written in clear and easily understood terms, focus on the primary characteristics of each species and are accompanied by distribution maps. And an illustrated glossary, leaf comparison section, and table of grass flowering dates provide additional information and opportunities for recognizing and appreciating various species. Putting these plants into ecological and cultural context, botanist and grass specialist Iralee Barnard gives readers, whether curious amateur, passionate naturalist, or professional, a new way of understanding the grasses of America's prairies and plains—to include their plant structures and adaptations, their natural history, ecological associations, and cultural importance. 264 pages, 415 photographs, 57 maps, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2. Iralee Barnard is a retired botanist who worked with the National Park Service at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County, Kansas. "A must-have guide for ranchers, naturalists, land owners and managers, and anyone wanting an introduction to the grasses of the Great Plains. Easy-to-use finding lists, simple descriptions, and plentiful photographs make identifications a cinch."—Craig Freeman, coauthor of Roadside Wildflowers of the Southern Plains "Field Guide to Common Grasses of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska will become the book every grassland ecologist will want to have on their book shelf or in their field vehicle. I am confident that this book will be used extensively not only by professional grassland ecologists but also by individuals who are just curious or want to know more about the grasses they see every time they are outside."—John M. Briggs, Director of Konza Prairie Biological Station at Kansas State University "An excellent tool for researchers and students in the Midwest region. No herbarium library or interested individual should be without it."—Bruce Hoagland, Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory and Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma 
Price: 23.94 USD
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12 BATES, ALFRED. The Gardener's Second Year: Perennials And Bulbs.
Longmans, Green and Co., New York: 1937 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good reading copy. 

Price: 14.25 USD
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13 BERGEN, JOSEPH Y. Foundations Of Botany.
Ginn & Company, New York: 1901. h Hardcover no dustjacket. Poor reading copy has torn cover and some torn pages. 
This book gives a detail account of botany. 
Price: 8.31 USD
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14 BIRD, RICHARD. A Gardeners' Latin.
Hearst Books, New York: 1999. 0688167799 / 9780688167790 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 23.52 USD
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15 BLACK, MEREL R. & JUDZIEWICZ, EMMET J. Wildflowers Of Wisconsin And The Great Lakes Region: A Comprehensive Field Guide.
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison: 2009. Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Describing more than 1,100 species, this is a comprehensive guide to wildflowers in Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ontario. A new introduction to this second edition discusses wildflowers in the context of their natural communities. Packed with detailed information, this field guide is compact enough to be handy for outdoors lovers of all kinds, from novice naturalists to professional botanists. It includes: • more than 1,100 species from 459 genera in 100 families • many rare and previously overlooked species • Includes wildflowers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ontario • 2,100 color photographs and 300 drawings • Wisconsin distribution maps for almost all plants • brief descriptions including distinguishing characteristics of the species • Wisconsin status levels for each species of wildflower (native, invasive, endangered, etc.) • derivation of Latin names. 2,100 color photos, 300 drawings, 1,085 range maps. Merel R. Black has been an honorary fellow in botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She manages the "Plants of Wisconsin" Web site. Emmet J. Judziewicz is associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and curator of vascular plants at the Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium. "No other manual combines the accessible approach with the species coverage of this book. Accurate and highly usable, it will likely become the wildflower field guide of choice for our region."—Andrew L. Hipp, the Morton Arboretum, author of Sedges of Wisconsin "This accurate, usable guide to our flora will undoubtedly find its way into the backpacks of many a naturalist."—Thomas A. Meyer, conservation biologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 
Price: 28.45 USD
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16 BOWN, DENI. Garden Herbs.
DK Publishing, London: 1998. 0789423979 / 9780789423979 First American Edition, Second Printing. s Softcover. Brand New Book. 
A photographic guide to more than 450 herbs by type, size and color. Includes an Index. 
Price: 22.61 USD
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17 BRANDT, SUE R. State Trees: Including The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico.
Franklin Watts, New York: 1992. 0531200000 / 9780531200001 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 33.25 USD
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18 BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN. Dye Plants And Dyeing: A Handbook.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn: 1968. Special Printing Of Plants & Gardens - Volume 20, No. 3. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
Consists of coloring yarns and textiles with dyes from plants with basic directions. Also provides recipes from many countries and a full decription of the culture of dye plants and their historical background. 
Price: 15.20 USD
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19 BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN. Handbook On Herbs.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn: 1969. Special Printing of Plants & Gardens, Volume 14, No. 2. s Softcover. Good condition. 
An illustrated dictionary of herbs that describes how to propagate herbs of common as well as unusual herbs of ornamental value. Also contains topics of herbs for shaded gardens, mints, scented geraniums, and thyme. 
Price: 14.73 USD
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20 BUTLER, PATRICIA. Irish Botanical Illustrations & Flower Painters.
Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge: 2000. 1851493573 / 9781851493579 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The author presents a general survey of the subject from an Irish standpoint, covering the period from 1729 to the end of the 20th century and defining the styles and techniques of 70 individual artists. Considerable original research into both public and private collections has led to fascinating new insights into over 200 years of art history. The book is divided into three sections: botanical artists, flower painters, and artists who worked mainly abroad. Includes an Index. 
Price: 141.55 USD
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