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Garden to Order: The Story of Mr Burpee's Seeds and How They Grow

By: Kraft, Ken

Price: £16.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003699

Condition: Good


Emerald green cloth with titles in silver on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean. Inscription from David Burpee to Martin Sutton of Suttons seeds dated Dec 1962, on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, with general light shelfwear and a small tear to top of spine of jacket. 324pp. Many b/w illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Manual of Cultivated Conifers

By: Krussmann, Gerd

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, B.T.Batsford: 1985

Seller ID: 003484

ISBN: 0713450398

Condition: Very Good


Second, revised, edition (first edition published 1972). Olive green hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Spine is sunned. 361pp. Many b/w plates and illustrations. Over six hundred conifer species and two thousand one hundred varieties and cultivars (all those known to be in cultivation) are described in this monumental reference work, a companion to th... View more info

Huntia: A Yearbook of Botanical and Horticultural Bibliography, 1 and 2

By: Lawrence, George H.M. (ed.)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Hunt Botanical Library: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003464

Condition: Good


NB: Two volumes, Huntia 1 and Huntia 2. Huntia 2 was published in 1965. Green card covers with titles in gilt on front covers and spines. Condition: Good, both volumes are in similar condition, with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine and surrounding edges of cover. Bindings sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 221 and 304pp. respectively. Each volume has a few b/w illustrations. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Bamboos: a Gardener's Guide to Their Cultivation in Temperate Climes

By: Lawson, A.H.

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1968

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003376

ISBN: 0571085024

Condition: Very Good


Dark brown cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean apart from a small smudge mark to fep, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn and lightly soiled, with an old repair to a 3in. tear at the top of the front cover. Not price-clipped. 192pp. 18 b/w plates and 9 line drawings. The author was head gardener at the gardens at Pitt White, Uplyme, Devon, and at the time of writing had in his care perhaps the m... View more info

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A New Orchard and Garden/The Country Housewife's Garden

By: Lawson, William

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, The Cresset Press Ltd.: 1927

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 004518

Condition: Good


Light brown paper covered boards with title in gilt on vellum spine. Condition: Good, with light foxing/speckling to front cover and front of spine where it joins the front cover Light shelfwear to covers. 115pp. Many b/w illustrations. One of a limited facsimile edition of 650 copies of which this is no.354. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Wild Flowers of Chalk & Limestone (New Naturalist No.16)

By: Lousley, J.E.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004415

Condition: Good


Green buckram with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, covers have general light shelfwear and some sunning through the dustjacket. Light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, slightly more so to head and tail of spine. Light sunning to spine. Some foxing to rear cover of dustjacket, and more lightly to front. Not price-clipped. 254pp. 52 colour photographs, 29 b/w photographs. 20 maps and fifteen diag... View more info

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A Geographical Handbook of All the Known Ferns with Tables to Show Their Distribution

By: Lyell, K M

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1870

Seller ID: 005314

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine and gilt image of fern fronds on front cover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers, slightly more wear to cover corners and head and tail of spine. Previous owners name and the date 1871 on half-title. Some light foxing to first and last few pages. Binding sound. 225pp. plus publishers list. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Shetland's Wild Flowers: a Photographic Guide

By: Malcolm, D.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Shetland, The Shetland Times Ltd.: 1990

Seller ID: 004248

ISBN: 0900662662

Condition: Fine


Card covered stapled booklet. Condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear to top of spine. No inscriptions. 72pp. 104 colour plates. This guide book is not an exhuastive record of all Shetland's flowering plants, but does include many of the more commonly occuring species with, in addition, a handful of unusual or otherwise special plants. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

A review of Full Scale Treatment Technologies for the Remediation of Contaminated Soil

By: Martin, Ian and Bardos, Paul

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Richmond, Surrey, EPP Publications: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003772

ISBN: 190099500X

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 172pp. plus glossary. This book is a copy of the final report produced for the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution in 1995. It contains sections on biological, chemical, thermal, physical and solidification technologies for soil remediation. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

The Iris

By: Mathew, Brian

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Batsford: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003635

ISBN: 0713406232

Condition: Very Good


Dark grey hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, small (half inch) biro line on front endpaper. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, sunning to spine, and light browning to inner flaps of jacket. Not price-clipped. 176pp. 38 colour photographs, 32 b/w photographs, 16 line illustrations. This book provides descriptions of the some 250 species of the genus, and also their classification, and cu... View more info

Greenhouse Management for Amateurs

By: May, W.J.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, L.Upcott Gill: 0

Seller ID: 002339

Condition: Fair


Second edition. Olive green cloth decorated with red and ochre leaves and titles in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Fair to good, covers have light shelfwear with bumping to spine and cover corners. Endpapers browned. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 379pp. plus publishers list. Many b/w illustrations within text. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Soils: Their Nature and Management (Complete Farmer Series)

By: McConnell, Primrose

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1908

Seller ID: 003100

Condition: Good


Olive green cloth with black and yellow decoration and titles in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, and light bumping to cover corners and spine. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 104pp. Endpapers have period advertisements. Includes chapters on soil itself, the physics of the soil, improvement, and tillage. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

The Culture of the Peach and Nectarine

By: McEwen (M'Ewen), George

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge & Sons: 1859

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003316

Condition: Good


Dark green pebbled cloth with title in gilt on front cover and ruled lines blindstamped onto covers just inside the edges. Pale yellow endpapers. Title is handwritten neatly in contemporary handwriting (c.1859) in black ink on spine. Condition: Good, covers have light rubbing and shelfwear and light bumpint to cover corners and head and tail of spine. Cloth at head of spine beginning to fray. Previous owners name neatly written at top right of title page. Binding sound, ... View more info

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Orchids of Malawi

By: Morris, Brian

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Blantyre, Malawi, The Society of Malawi: 1970

Seller ID: 005973

Condition: Good


Green cloth with title i gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Front endpaper bears the stamp of the Central Bookshop, Blantyre. Previous owners neat name and address label on front pastedown. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Price on inner flap of dustjacket has been crossed out with black marker pen which has transferred slightly to the front pastedown below.136pp. Four colour plates plus frontispiece. Twenty-f... View more info

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A revision of the Genus Fuchsia (onagraceae), Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, December 11, 1943

By: Munz, Philip A.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Wakefield, Yorkshire and New York, S.R.Publishers Ltd., Johnson Reprint Corporation: 1970

Seller ID: 004309

ISBN: 0854093931

Condition: Very Good


1970 reprint of the 1943 edition. Red hardcover with title in gilt on spine and front cover. 137pp. 16 b/w plates. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Southern California Gardens: An illustrated History

By: Padilla, Victoria

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1961

Seller ID: 002875

Condition: Very Good


Dark navy cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally lightly sunned and shelfworn. 379pp. 170 illustrations, 15 in colour. This book covers every phase of ornamental horticulture in southern California. From 1769, when the Franciscan fathers began planting their first mission garden at San Diego de Alcala, until the date of publication (1961), this book tells the story of gro... View more info

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Wild Flowers in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

By: Paton, Jean A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Truro, Cornwall, D.Bradford Barton: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004490

Condition: Very Good


Grey hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Small smudge to last page of text. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally lightly shelfworn with light soiling to rear of jacket and a 2 inch tear to top right corner of front cover of jacket. Not price-clipped. 122pp. 14 b/w illustrations. This book describes which wild flowers grow in Cornwall, when they can be seen and where they can be... View more info

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Hints on the Construction and management of Orchard-Houses

By: Pearson, J.R.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener Office: 1862

Seller ID: 004500

Condition: Fair


Second edition. Mauve cloth with title in gilt on front cover.Yellow endpapers. Condition: Fair to good, covers are quite sunned to spine and cover edges, with some light soiling. Binding a little loose. Light soiling to title page. 43pp. 7 b/w figures within text plus b/w frontispiece and b/w illustration on the last page. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

London Botanic Gardens

By: Perredes, Pierre Elie Felix

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Wellcome Chemical Research Laboratories: 1906

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 003642

Condition: Good


Pale grey card covers. Condition: Good, with sunning to spine and cover edges. Front cover joint strengthened with archival tape. Internally, very good, previous owners name to front endpaper, binding sound, text clean. 99pp. 31 b/w plates. This book discusses London botanic gardens in general, as well as including specific chapters on Kew Gardens, The Chelsea Physic Garden and The Royal Botanic society's gardens in Regents Park. This book was originally a series of pape... View more info

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Pomarium Britannicum; an Historical and Botanical Account of Fruits Known in Great Britain

By: Phillips F.H.S., Henry

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn: 1827

Seller ID: 005315

Condition: Good


Third edition. Dark green half-leather binding with marbled paper covered boards. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear and scuffing to covers. Spine has been rebacked at some point, not recently, with remains of original spine laid over. Later plain light brown endpapers. Binding sound. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Some light foxing to first and last few pages of text. Occasional pencil crosses in margins and very occasional underlining in pencil to text. 3... View more info