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    Blatter, Ethelbert.   THE PALMS OF BRITISH INDIA AND CEYLON. £95.00    
         600pp. Index. 106 b/w plates of photographs, 2 maps and 49 figures in the text. From the library of the Imperial Institute. In burgundy library binding.   Very good indeed.   1926 First edition, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press.
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    Bond, Thomas E.T.   WILD FLOWERS OF THE CEYLON HILLS. £31.00    
      Some Familiar Plants of the Up-country Districts.   240pp. Index. Colour frontispiece and b/w drawings.   Very good indeed in like dw. An outstanding copy.   1953 First edition, Oxford University Press, Madras.
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    Bor, N.L. and Raizada, M.B.   SOME BEAUTIFUL INDIAN CLIMBERS AND SHRUBS. £12.00    
         286pp. Index. 31 attractive coloured plates of paintings, 99 half-tone plates and 154 text-figures.   Internally very good but boards fading and rear hinge weak. Bottom corner has trace of former damp.   1954 First edition, Bombay Natural History Society.
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    Burns, W. (edits).   FIRMINGER'S MANUAL OF GARDENING FOR INDIA. £21.00    
         666pp. Index. The original author lived from 1812 to 1884. T   Very good. Paper browning.   1958 Eighth edition revised, Thacker, Spink, Calcutta and Simla.
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    Colthurst, Ida.   FAMILIAR FLOWERING TREES IN INDIA. £18.00    
         167pp. Index. Small 8vo. 61 illustrations, 5 in colour. Card covers. In the original olive cloth.   Very good indeed.   1924 First edition, Thacker, Spink, Calcutta.
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    Coventry, B.O.   WILD FLOWERS OF KASHMIR (Series 1). £25.00    
         101pp + 50 plates + xxxiv pp introduction and index. Each of 50 species described and illustrated with a photograph in colour.   Very good indeed. Inscription.   1923 First edition, Raithby, Lawrence & Co.
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    Cowen, D.V.   FLOWERING TREES AND SHRUBS IN INDIA. £25.00    
         159pp. Index. 4to. 60 plates in colour of paintings of flowers by the author and numerous drawings of tree shapes. A lovely book.   Very good indeed in dw with loss to top and bottom of spine panel. Inscription..   1952 Second revised edition, Thacker & Co., Bombay.
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    Cox, E.H.M.   FARRER'S LAST JOURNEY. £95.00    
      Upper Burma, 1919-20.   244pp. Index. 28 plates of b/w photographs. Endpaper maps. Account of the plant-hunting expedition on which Farrer died.   Very good in chipped dw.   1926 First edition, Dulau & Co.
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    Dale, Ivan R. and Greenway, P.J.   KENYA TREES AND SHRUBS. £40.00    
         654pp. Index. Folding map. 78 b/w photographs, 110 drawings and 30 colour plates from paintings by Joy Adamson.   Very good indeed. A little light spotting to the fore-edge. Inscription.   1961 First edition, Buchanan's Kenya Estates.
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    Desai, Bhanu L.   POCHA'S GARDEN GUIDE. £16.00    
         176pp 4to. Index.   Internally sound but binding split and boards very grubby.   1948 6th edition, Pocha & Sons, Poona
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    Farrer, Reginald.   ON THE EAVES OF THE WORLD. £85.00    
         In 2 vols. 311 and 328pp + publisher's catalogue. 64 plates of b/w photographs. Folding map. Plant-hunting on the borders of China and Tibet. In the original blue cloth.   A very clean, bright set. Owner's name and single rubber stamp mark.   1926 Second impression, Edward Arnold.
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    Farrer, Reginald.   THE RAINBOW BRIDGE. £45.00    
         383pp. Botanical index. Folding map. 16 plates of b/w photographs. Plant-hunting in Western China 1914 and 1915.   A little slack with some spotting, mainly to prelims.   1922 Second impression, Edward Arnold.
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    Flemwell, G.   THE FLOWER-FIELDS OF ALPINE SWITZERLAND. £14.00    
         195pp. Index. 26 tissue-guarded plates of wetercolours tipped-in on grey art paper.   Some very sllight speckled colour loss to boards.   1911 First edition, Hutchinson.
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    Fletcher, Harold R.   A QUEST OF FLOWERS. £45.00    
      The Plant Explorations of Frank Ludlow and George Sherriff.   xxix + 387pp. Index. Folding map. 7 plates in colour and 106 photographs in b/w. Expeditions to Bhutan and Tibet in 1933-1949.   Fine in near-fine dw. A lovely copy.   1975 First edition, Edinburgh University Press.
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    Fortune, Robert.    A JOURNEY TO THE TEA COUNTRIES OF CHINA. £12.00    
      With a Short Notice of the East India Company's Tea Plantations in the Himalaya Mountains.   398pp. Facsimile reprint of 1852 original. 16 illustrations and a map. Fortune returned from China with more than twenty thousand tea plants for the Himalayan estates. In card covers.   Fine.   1987 Mildmay.
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    Fortune, Robert.   THREE YEARS' WANDERINGS IN CHINA. £12.00    
      Including a Visit to the Tea, Silk and Cotton Countries.   407pp. Facsimile reprint of 1847 original. 17 illustrations and a map. Fortune returned from China with more than twenty thousand tea plants for the Himalayan estates. In card covers.   Fine.   1987 Mildmay.
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    Harler, Agnes W.   THE GARDEN IN THE PLAINS. £14.00    
         434pp. Index. Instruction for memsahibs in making a garden in India.   Very good.   1941 First edition, Oxford University Press, India.
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    Harler, Agnes W.   THE GARDEN IN THE PLAINS. £12.00    
         412pp. Index. Instruction for memsahibs in making a garden in India.   Very good. Inscription.   1948 Reprint, Oxford University Press, India.
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    Harler, Agnes W.   THE GARDEN IN THE PLAINS. £10.00    
         412pp. Index. Instruction for memsahibs in making a garden in India.   Hinges cracked and frontispiece loose but in excellent pictorial dustwrapper.   1962 Fourth edition, Oxford University Press, India.
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    Illingworth, John and Routh, Jane (edit).   REGINALD FARRER. £10.00    
      Dalesman, Planthunter, Gardener.   102pp. Card covers. 29 b/w illustrations. 13 essays.   Very good indeed.   1991 First edition, University of Lancaster.
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    Jex-Blake, A.J. (edits).   GARDENING IN EAST AFRICA. £18.00    
         414pp. Index.23 colour plates of paintings by Joy Adamson. Top edge gilt.   Very good indeed. A little light spotting to the fore-edge.   1957 Fourth edition, Longmans, Green and Co.
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    Keeble, F.W.   OBSERVATIONS ON THE LORANTHACEAE OF CEYLON. £10.00    
         26pp. 4to. 2 engraved plates. Light card wrappers. Off-print from the Society's Transactions.   Very good indeed.   1896 The Linnean Society.
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    Kingdon-Ward, F.   A PLANT HUNTER IN TIBET. £31.00    
         317pp. Index. 19 photographs. Folding map. From Assam into south eastern Tibet.   Very good indeed. A clean, bright copy with a little rubbing to the corners.   1937 Reprint, Cape.
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    Kingdon-Ward, F.   PILGRIMAGE FOR PLANTS. £21.00    
         191pp. Index. 36 b/w photographs. Autobiography. Full bibliography of his books and other publications.   Very good indeed in chipped dw.   1960 First edition, Harrap.
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    Kingdon-Ward, F.   PLANT HUNTER'S PARADISE. £14.00    
         347pp. 2 maps. 13 b/w photographs. Travels on the borders of Burma and Tibet.   Front endpaper removed and front hinge slack. Inscription.   1938 Second impression, Jonathan Cape.
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    Kingdon-Ward, F.   RETURN TO THE IRRAWADDY. £68.00    
         224pp. Index. 46 illustrations and a folding map. Plant-hunting in the mountains of North Burma.   Very good indeed in slightly chipped dw.   1956 First edition, Andrew Melrose.
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    Kingdon-Ward, F.   PLANT HUNTER'S PARADISE. £35.00    
         347pp. 2 maps. 13 b/w photographs. Travels on the borders of Burma and Tibet.   Very good indeed. A lovely copy. Neat inscription on the verso of the frontispiece.   1937 First edition, Jonathan Cape.
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    Lancaster, Roy.   PLANT HUNTING IN NEPAL. £10.00    
         194pp. Index. 20 colour plates and 39 line drawings. Three months spent in 1971 gathering new and interesting plants for propagation. Paperback edition.   Very good. Corners scuffed.   1983, Croom Helm.
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    Lancaster, Roy.   PLANT HUNTING IN NEPAL. £10.00    
         194pp. Index. 20 colour plates and 39 line drawings. Three months spent in 1971 gathering new and interesting plants for propagation.   Fine in slightly faded dw.   1981 First edition, Croom Helm.
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    Lancaster, Roy.   A PLANTSMAN IN NEPAL. £31.00    
         291pp. Index. Map. 266 colour photographs and 73 in b/w. A lovely new edition. Three months spent in 1971 gathering new and interesting plants for propagation. A long mountain circuit in Eastern Nepal. Interesting on the places and the plants.   Fine in fine dw.   1995 First thus, Antique Collector's Club.
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    Lancaster, Roy.   TRAVELS IN CHINA. £72.00    
         516pp. Index. 413 illustrations in colour, 253 in b/w. Endpaper maps. Includes short biographies of the early plant collectors. Signed by the author and inscribed by him 'For Colonel G.Gibbs a well known friend of trees with best wishes'. Postcard from Lancaster to Gibbs loosely inserted.   Fine in fine dw.   1989 First edition. Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge.
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    Lancaster, S. Percy.   GARDENING IN INDIA. £16.00    
         385pp. Photographs in b/w. Revised by T.K.Bose and D.Mukherjee.   Very good in rubbed dw.   1972 Revised edition, Oxford & IBH Publishing, India.
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    Lancaster, Sydney Percy.   A SAHIB'S MANUAL FOR THE MALI. £12.00    
      Everyday Gardening in India.   227pp. Index. Drawings. Edited from his monthly bulletin, 'Garden Chat' from 1949-51.   Fine in fine dw.   2005 New edition, Permanent Black, New Delhi.
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    Lyte, Charles.   FRANK KINGDON-WARD. £13.00    
      The Last of the Great Plant Hunters.   218pp. Index. 26 b/w illustrations and 2 maps.   Fine in fine dw.   1989 First edition, John Murray.
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    Macmillan, H.F.   A HANDBOOK OF TROPICAL GARDENING AND PLANTING with special reference to Ceylon. £49.00    
         524pp + xvi pp index. More than 118 b/w photographs.   Very good. Spine a little rubbed. The back corners are protected with triangular metal slides but there is no wear underneath.   1910 First edition, H.W.Cave, Colombo.
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    Markham, Clements R.   PERUVIAN BARK. £120.00    
      A Popular Account of the Introduction of Chinchona Cultivation into British India 1860-1880.   550pp. Index. 3 folding maps and 3 engraved illustrations. Markham led an expedition to Peru to obtain plants as a source of quinine for the treatment of malaria.   The block of the book is in excellent condition but the hinges are slack and the boards rubbed and faded,   1880 First edition, John Murray.
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    Nairne, Rev Alexander Kyd.   THE FLOWERING PLANTS OF WESTERN INDIA. £31.00    
         401pp. Index. In the original green cloth. There are no illustrations.   Very good binding but the original owner has made neat notes on several pages.   No date (preface dated 1894) First edition, W.H.Allen.
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    North, Marianne.   A VISION OF EDEN. £10.00    
      The Life and Work of Marianne North.   240pp. Full colour reproductions of her paintings from Kew. Includes lovely work from a visit to India in 1876-79.   Owner's name. Otherwise fine in fine dw.   1980 First edition, Webb & Bower.
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    Parker, R.N.   COMMON INDIAN TREES. £16.00    
      and How to Know Them.   46pp. 40 b/w plates. The front board is illustrated and has the title 'Forty Trees Common in India'. The illustrations are by Ganga Singh. Author and illustrator worked at the Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun.   Very good.   1940, First edition, Government of India, Delhi.
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    Parker, R.N.   A FOREST FLORA FOR THE PUNJAB WITH HAZARA AND DELHI. £40.00    
         591pp. Index. No illustrations. Compiled for the use of Forest Officers.   Very good. Front hinge slack but holding.   1924 Government Press, Punjab.
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    Pearse, Arno S.   THE COTTON INDUSTRY OF INDIA. £18.00    
         306pp, 26pp advertisments. 27 b/w photographs. Appendix listing the cotton mills of India and their production.   Very good indeed. An excellent copy.   1930 International Cotton Federation.
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    Pearse, R.O.   BARRIER OF SPEARS. £8.00    
      Drama of the Drakensberg.   393pp. Index. 12 maps. Many photographs in colour and b/w.. Mountaineering and exploration.   Very good indeed in like dw.   1979 New edition, Southern Book Publishers, Johnnesburg.
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    Polunin, Oleg and Stainton, Adam.   FLOWERS OF THE HIMALAYAS. £16.00    
         518pp with 365 drawings and 690 colour photographs. Card covers.   Very good.   2001 Reprint, Oxford University Press, Delhi.
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    Polunin, Oleg and Stainton, Adam.   FLOWERS OF THE HIMALAYAS. £27.00    
         518pp with 365 drawings and 690 colour photographs.   Fine in fine dw.   1985 Reprint, Oxford University Press, Delhi.
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    Polunin, Oleg and Stainton, Adam.   CONCISE FLOWERS OF THE HIMALAYA. £28.00    
         283pp with 315 drawings and 996 colour photographs.   Fine in near-fine dw.   1987 First edition, Oxford University Press, Delhi.
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    Polunin, Oleg and Stainton, Adam.   FLOWERS OF THE HIMALAYA and FLOWERS OF THE HIMALAYA: A SUPPLEMENT. £45.00    
         In 2 vols. 518pp with 365 drawings and 690 colour photographs, 86pp with over 600 new colour photographs.   Fine in fine dustwrappers.   1988 Reprint and First edition, Oxford University Press, Delhi.
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    Randhawa, M.S.   FLOWERING TREES IN INDIA. £12.00    
         210pp. Index. 4to. 38 colour illustrations of paintings. Tables of information about species and the suitability of their planting.   Poor. A complete working copy with minor worming and damp damage in top inner corners. Plates sound.   1957 First edition, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
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    Santapau, H. Et al (edit).   J. SEN MEMORIAL VOLUME. £36.00    
         500pp. Over 50 botanical papers and essays. Plates in b/w.   Very good in very good dw.   1969 Botanical Society of Bengal, Calcutta.
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    Singh, Chetan.   NATURAL PREMISES. £26.00    
      Ecology and Peasant Life in the Western Himalayas 1800-1950.   252pp. Index.   Fine in fine dustwrapper.   1998 First edition, Oxford University Press, Delhi.
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    Sinha-Kerkhoff, Kathinka.   COLONISING PLANTS IN BIHAR (1760-1950) £24.00    
      Tobacco Betwixt Indigo and Sugarcane.   464pp. Index. Photographs in b/w.   Fine.   2014 Partridge, India.
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    Smythe, F.S.   THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS. £15.00    
         322pp. Index. Folding map. With 16 tissue-guarded colour photographs. Climbing, botany and exploration in Garhwal.   Very good. Extremities a little rubbed. Owner's name from 1938.   1938 First edition, Hodder & Stoughton.
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    St. Claire-Morford, E.   GARDENING IN MALAYA. £10.00    
         79pp. In the original illustrated card boards with cloth spine.   Very good. Front hinge weak.   No date (Preface dated 1946), Printed by Charles Grenier & Co., Perak.
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    Stuart, C.M.Villiers.   GARDENS OF THE GREAT MUGHALS. £13.00    
         290pp. Index. 40 plates, many in colour from watercolours by the author. 10 garden plans. Facsimile reprint of 1912 original.   Very good. Owner's name.   1983 Cosmo Publications, New Delhi.
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    Titley, Norah and Wood, Francis.   ORIENTAL GARDENS. £13.00    
         128pp. Index. 122 illustrations in colour and b/w from books and manuscripts in the British Library. Sections on Turkey, Persia, India, China and Japan. Card covers.   Fine.   1991 The British Library.
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    Titley, Norah and Wood, Francis.   ORIENTAL GARDENS. £16.00    
         128pp. Index. 122 illustrations in colour and b/w from books and manuscripts in the British Library. Sections on Turkey, Persia, India, China and Japan.   Owner's name. Otherwise fine without dustwrapper.   1991 First edition, The British Library.
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