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OT: more on books/color charts

Hello all:

Practicing work avoidance this pm while awaiting an email & stumbled
onto this antiquarian books website: http://www.maggs.com/

In the Natural History Catalogue 1221 on this website, I found these
listings (remember the discussion a while back on horticultural color
charts?!) The numbers in brackets [] are item ID's:

[81] Royal Horticultural Society. Colour chart. 202 strips of colour
samples, in four swatches, screwed at the base, with 6pp. printed text,
in the original cloth box, 1966 #32

[82] Royal Horticultural Society. Horticultural colour chart. 2 vol.,
numerous colour samples, loose in original cloth portfolios, 1939-42 #75

[84] Scheepers (John, Inc.) Bulbs for fall planting, spring flowering
[front cover]; Beauty from bulbs, a treatise on the leading varieties
[title page]. Plates (26 coloured), sm. 4to., cloth backed wrappers,
trifle worn, the "Colour harmony indicator" (2 leaves, with colour
wheel) loosely inserted, New York, 1928 #22

Also found this in the same catalog: 

[56] Foster (Sir Michael) Bulbous irises. 58 text-figures, some foxing,
cloth, bit worn, from the collection of A.W. Tait, later Baron de
Soutellinho (bookplate, signature), with insertions, (1892) #90 

     Pasted in are two letters from the author to "my dear Baron", three
short cuttings on iris (2 by Forster and the third by Dykes), and an
extract from a letter from Sir David Prain. Forster (1836-1907) is best
known as a physiologist; irises were his hobby; Tait printed a short
account of Portuguese iris; see item 88.

And finally, this in the Natural History Dept. Catalogue 1237 de Belder:

[51] Baker (J. G.) Handbook of the Irideae. Cloth, bit worn, the
Mackenzie-HSNY copy, 1892 #76

Thot I'd toss these out for any who might be interested -- the website
is a treat to browse, full of old (sometimes ancient) gardening/botany
books inc. botanical illustrations in portfolios. BTW, the exchange rate
right now is roughly 1.70 X pounds = US dollars. Enjoy.

Marte in the mtns -- whose awaited email just arrived, bye.

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