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A Report on the Trees and Shrubs Growing Naturally in the Forests of Massachusetts, Vols I and II

By: Emerson, George B.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1875

Seller ID: 003931

Condition: Good


Second edition. Olive green cloth with titles in gilt on spines of both volumes. Binding and endpapers appear to be later than 1875, possibly 1950's. Condition: Both volumes have very light shelfwear and soiling to the covers, inner hinges beginning to crack, and binding cracked internally in one place in each volume, otherwise binding sound, occasional light foxing, otherwise text clean, no inscriptions. 624pp. in total, 145 plates, 36 of them chromolithographs, drawn b... View more info

In a Yorkshire Garden

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island, Theophrastus: 1973

Seller ID: 003413

ISBN: 0913728039

Condition: Very Good


Reprint of the 1909 first edition, originally published by Edward Arnold. Black cloth, with titles printed in gold on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 316pp. 16 b/w photographic plates (inc.frontispiece). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

British Floral Decoration

By: Felton, R.Forester

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black: 1910

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003460

Condition: Good


The scarce vellum binding version with lime green and purple decoration, and titles in gilt to front cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Condition: Good, with general light soiling to covers and spine. Some buomping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean. Inscription in ink on half-title with the authors signature, stating author's edition, and the date May 12th, 1910. 194pp. plus adverts to rear. 12 colour and 14 b/... View more info

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The Book of the Winter Garden (Handbooks of Practical Gardening Series)

By: Fish, D.S.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1906

Seller ID: 004033

Condition: Good


Green cloth with dark green decoration to front cover and title on front cover and spine. Top edge green. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light bumping to head and tail of spine. Light foxing to endpapers and occasional foxing throughout book. 105pp.10 b/w plates (inc.frontispiece). This book was written to "call attention to the principal winter-flowering plants, and also those plants valuable in the open, for their fruit, foliage, or stem effect... View more info

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Ein Garten Der Erinnerung - Sieben Kapitel Von Und Uber Karl Foerster

By: Foerster, Eva and Rostin, Gerhard (eds.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Berlin, Buchverlag Union: 1992

Seller ID: 005013

ISBN: 3372001877

Condition: Fine


NB: Text is in German throughout. Grey patterned hardcover with title in blue and white on spine. Condition: Fine, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear. 533pp. Many b/w illustrations. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Grape Culturist: a treatise on the Cultivation of the Native Grape

By: Fuller, Andrew S.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New York, Orange Judd Company: 1907

Seller ID: 004949

Condition: Good


New, revised and enlarged edition. (first published 1864). Green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light soiling to covers. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown. Light browning to endpapers. 282pp. plus publishers list. The author's aim in writing this book was to make it an elementary text-book for the novice in grape culture and not a scientific treatise. Chapters include sections on growing from seed, cuttings, propag... View more info

Threshing of Grass, Root and Vegetable Seed Crops (Bulletin No.130)

By: Gavin, William (foreword)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003489

Condition: Good


Brown thick paper covered stapled booklet. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light rusting to staples in centre. 20pp. This booklet includes sections on the corn thresher, the clover huller (including a fold out cross-sectional plan of a clover huller) and the combine harvestng of seed crops. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Marine Botanist; an Introduction to the Study of Algology, Containing descriptions of the Commonest British Sea-Weeds

By: Gifford, Isabella

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London and Bath, Darton & Co, Binns & Goodwin: 0

Seller ID: 002901

Condition: Fair


Second edition. No date, but c.1850. Scarlet cloth with titles in gilt on spine and gilt motif of shells and water-snails on the front cover. Condition: Fair to good, covers are generally soiled and shelfworn with bumping to spine and cover corners. A quarter inch of cloth at top of spine is split. Binding sound. Some notes in pencil on reverse of fep. Six coloured plates (Inc.frontispiece and vignette on title page) drawn by W.Dickes and six further b/w plates. A couple... View more info

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Clematis - The Genus: a Comprehensive Guide for Gardeners, Horticulturists and Botanists

By: Grey-Wilson, Christopher

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Batsford: 2000

Seller ID: 005311

ISBN: 0713476591

Condition: Very Good


Dark green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: very good, with very light shelfwear and light scuffing. 224pp. Over 150 colour photographic illustrations. This study of the clematis highlights the species in cultivation, but also provides details on numerous plants still only found in the wild, with accompanying maps to show the distribution of the different groups. There is also advice on plant selection co... View more info

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The Plant: a Guide to Understanding Its Nature

By: Grohmann, Gerbert

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Rudolf Steiner Press: 1974

Seller ID: 004493

ISBN: 0854402837

Condition: Very Good


Card covers. This English translation of the fourth edition of Die Pflanze, by Gerbert Grohmann, was published by the Rudolf Steiner press in 1974. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 209pp. Many b/w illustrations. This book ranges from detailed descriptions of single plants to a relation of the plant kingdom to the whole earth - to insect and bird, to climate and altitude, as well as to man. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9... View more info

Reconstruction and the Land: An Approach to Farming in the National Interest

By: Hall, Sir A.Daniel

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1941

Seller ID: 002257

Condition: Fair


Green cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are lightly sunned around very edges, with a light bumping to spine. Endpapers lightly foxed. Binding cracked internally in one place, otherwise sound. Letter regarding the book affixed to the fep from the author to the previous owner. Dustjacket condition: Poor, quite sunned and soiled with a two inch tear to the jacket at top of spine. Generally shelfworn. Price-clipped. 287pp. Published during the secon... View more info

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Forest Trees - Some Directions About Raising Forest Trees (edited By Professor M.L.Anderson)

By: Hamilton , Thomas (6th Earl of Haddington)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1953

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003856

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light bumping to head and tail of spine. Two small splashmarks to rear cover. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 95pp. Beautifully illustrated with wood engravings by Helen Monro. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Lilies of China

By: Haw, Stephen G.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Batsford: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003985

ISBN: 0713452498

Condition: Fine


Maroon hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with a hint of shelfwear. 172pp. 9 colour photographs, 22 line illustrations. In this book, the author draws both upon his personal experience of Chinese lilies in the wild and in cultivation, and upon Chinese source to give a full account of these beautiful plants. They include 37 species of the genus Lilium, two of Cardiocrinum, six of ... View more info

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Flowers of the Engadine

By: Heathcote, Evelyn D.

Price: £260.00

Publisher: Winchester, Warren & Son: 1891

Seller ID: 004240

Condition: Good


Blue cloth with gilt flower decoration to front cover and title in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Covers are quite worn and rubbed, with some fraying to head and tail of spine. Front endpaper not present. Hinges beginning to crack, but holding firmly, binding otherwise sound. No inscriptions. 22pp.plus 8pp. index and 224 beautiful hand coloured plates. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Flowering Tropical Climbers

By: Herklots, Geoffrey

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Folkestone and New York, Dawson, Science History Publications: 1976

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004431

ISBN: 0712906800

Condition: Very Good


Pale olive green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light sunning to cover edges. Binding sound, no inscriptions.194pp. 16 colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations. The card slipcase is in good condition, with general light shelfwear. This book is intended primarily as a guide to students who are studying the ecology of tropical plants. To assist them, selected plants have been illustrated and descrbed in detail. Size: 4to - over 9¾" -... View more info

Brambles and Bay Leaves: Essays on things Homely and Beautiful

By: Hibberd, Shirley

Price: £145.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge & Sons: 1872

Seller ID: 003319

Condition: Good


Thid edition. Blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine and black decoration to front cover. Condition: Good, with light foxing to fore-edges of textblock. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 312pp. Four early chromolithographs (inc.frontispiece). Scarce. A collection of essays by Hibberd on the beauties of nature, including "The Rainbow", the "Land of Blackberries" and "The Season of Brown Leaves". Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Profitable Gardening; a Practical Guide to the culture of Vegetables, Fruits and Other Useful Out-door Garden Products

By: Hibberd, Shirley

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge & Sons: 1869

Seller ID: 004503

Condition: Good


New edition. Dark green cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Yellow endpapers. Undated, but previous owners name and the date 1869 is written on front endpaper, together with a taped-on ivy leaf. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Foxing throughout the book, quite heavy in places. Binding sound. Several b/w illustrations. Chapters include sections on planning and laying out, edgins, soil preparation, seed-saving and the management of fruit tre... View more info

Wayside Sketches

By: Hulme, F.Edward

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 0

Seller ID: 002594

Condition: Good


No date, but c.1915. Olive green cloth with titles in gilt on spine and front cover, with image of trees growing on a rock on the front cover. Condition: Good, covers are lightly rubbed and bumped. Prize bookplate on front pastedown dated 1915, no other inscriptions. Binding cracked in a couple of places, otherwise sound, text clean. 340pp. Many b/w illustrations. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Spring and Winter Flowering Bulbs of the Cape

By: Jeppe, Barbara

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Cape Town, Oxford University Press: 1989

Seller ID: 004188

ISBN: 0195705351

Condition: Very Good


Dark green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean with a hint of sunning to edges, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light sunning and shelfwear to jacket edges. 143pp. 62 colour plates. As well as the beautifully drawn colour plates (illustrating over 400 species), this book includes a guide to the genera, advice on cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases. Folio... View more info

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A History of English Gardening

By: Johnson, George W.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, Lindsay & Wood: 1974

Seller ID: 004480

Condition: Very Good


1974 reprint of the 1829 first edition. Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 445pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info