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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

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Flowering Trees (India - The Land and people)

By: Randhawa, Dr.M.S.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: India, National Book Trust: 1971

Seller ID: 004101

Condition: Very Good


Third revised edition. Cream hardcover with title in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with a couple of light scuff marks and light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, nno inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine. 216pp. 14 colour plates. This book includes sections on the use of trees within town planning, and details fifty-six flowering trees including the tulip tree, the Indian coral tree... View more info

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An Oak Spring Sylva: A selection of the rare books on trees in the Oak Spring garden library

By: Raphael, Sandra

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Upperville, Virginia, USA, Oak Spring Garden Library: 1989

Seller ID: 006018

ISBN: 0300046529

Condition: Very Good


Olive green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Inscribed to previous owner on blank page preceding title page. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. 147pp. Many colour illustrations. This book was the first of a series of catalogues describing selections of the rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Mrs Paul Mellon. The book includ... View more info

Image for The Miniature Fruit Garden; or, the Culture of Pyramidal and Bush Fruit Trees; with Instructions for Root-Pruning &c.

The Miniature Fruit Garden; or, the Culture of Pyramidal and Bush Fruit Trees; with Instructions for Root-Pruning &c.

By: Rivers, Thomas

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans: 1859

Seller ID: 004506

Condition: Good


Eighth edition. Blue-green cloth with title in gilt on front cover. Condition: Good, with lght shelfwear and soling to covers. Previous owners name card on front pastedown. Front hinge cracked just behind title page, but holding. One other internal crack to binding. Binding becoming a little loose generally. 83pp. plus 2pp. index. One b/w engraved plate of a pear tree over two pages just after the title page. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

Les Bambous; Vegetation, Culture, Multiplication En Europe, En Algerie et Generalement Dans Tout Le Bassin Mediterraneen Nord l'Afrique, Maroc, Tunisie, Egypte

By: Riviere, the Late Auguste, and Riviere, Charles

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Paris, La Societe D'acclimatation: 1878

Seller ID: 003678

Condition: Good


NB: Text is in French throughout. Extracted from the bulletin of the society of acclimatation, Paris. Dark maroon cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, although spine and top inch of covers are quite heavily sunned.Light shelfwear to covers, slightly more so to head and tail of spine. Foxing to title page, half-title and first and last few pages of text. Text block edges also foxed. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 365pp. 62 b/w engravings of different vari... View more info

Image for Hortus Floridus - The Second Book: Contayning a Very Lively and True Description of the Flowers of the Summer, Autumn and Winter: By Crispin Van De Pass

Hortus Floridus - The Second Book: Contayning a Very Lively and True Description of the Flowers of the Summer, Autumn and Winter: By Crispin Van De Pass

By: Rohde, Eleanour Sinclair (preface)

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, The Cresset Press Ltd.: 1929

Seller ID: 003834

Condition: Good


The text is translated from the Latin by Spencer Savage, and the caliigraphy is by Margaret Shipton. Rectangular super octavo (7 1/2 by 11 1/4 in.). Marbled paper covered boards with titles in gilt on dark green leather spine. Condition: Good, head and tail of spine lightly rubbed, with light shelfwear to covers. Light browning to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. The tissue guards to each plate are nearly all present, and are fairly browned. Dustjac... View more info

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Outlines of Botany, Including a Description of Mosses, Lichens, Fungi, Ferns and Seaweeds

By: Scoffern, Dr.J.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Kent and Co.: 0

Seller ID: 004315

Condition: Good


Undated, but name and date of 2nd May 1859 written ink ink on front pastedown, together with another later name below. Dark brown cloth with embossed pattern, title in gilt on spine. One of a series of John Cassell's Educational course books. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers and light bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners.Very light browning to text throughout. Binding sound. 297pp. Illustrated with more than 300 b/w woodcut engraving... View more info

Ferns: British and Foreign

By: Smith, John

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, W H Allen: 1896

Seller ID: 003633

Condition: Good


New and enlarged version of the second edition. Green cloth with titles in black on front cover and in gilt on spine, and black outline of a fern on front cover. Black endpapers. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Light browning to endpapers. Some pages uncut. No inscriptions. 450pp. Many b/w illustrations within text. Chapters include a history of the introduction of exotic ferns, an organograph... View more info

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An English Garden in Provence

By: Spender, Natasha

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Harvill Press: 1999

Seller ID: 004849

ISBN: 1860465145

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with title on a label inset on front cover, and in silver on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 207pp. Many colour and b/w images, many taken by Stephen Spender and Jean-Marie del Moral. This book describes many happoy decades spent by Lady Natasha Spender and her husband Stephen in the tranquil garden and ruined farmhouse that they restored at Mas St Jerome, their home in France. Size: 8vo - over ... View more info

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Hooker's Finest Fruits: a Selection of Paintings of Fruits By William Hooker (1779-1832)

By: Stearn, William T (intro.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Herbert Press in Association with the Royal Horticultural Society: 1989

Seller ID: 004713

ISBN: 1871569052

Condition: Very Good


Green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine and immediate surrounding area. Price-clipped. 222pp. 96 colour plates. The plates in this edition have been reproduced from the original paintings of William Hooker commissioned by the Horticultural Society of London between 1815 and 1820, with the exception of six plates which are reproduced from ... View more info

Flowers and Trees of Palestine

By: Temple, Augusta A.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Elliott Stock: 1907

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003470

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with titles in maroon on front cover and spine, and an image of a palm tree in maroon on the front cover. Black endpapers. Pages untrimmed. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers and light sunning to spine. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Very light foxing to last and first few pages. 172pp. Forty illustrations from photographs taken by the author. The book includes chapters on the characteristic flowers of Palestine, thorny, tropica... View more info

A Gloucestershire Wild Garden, with Some Extraneous Matter

By: The Curator (H Cook)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003651

Condition: Good


Green cloth with titles in white on front cover and spine and white plant decoration to front cover and spine. Page edges untrimmed. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light bumping to head and tail of spine. Some browning to endpapers. Top edge of front endpaper clipped (approx 1 by 3 in.) to remove a previous owners name. Occasional light foxing to text. 230pp. Many photographic illustrations. A description of the creation of a wild garden, at Priors M... View more info

Image for The Book of the Apple Together with chapters on the History and Cookery of the Apple, and on the Preparation of Cider : By the Editor (Handbooks of Practical Gardening series)

The Book of the Apple Together with chapters on the History and Cookery of the Apple, and on the Preparation of Cider : By the Editor (Handbooks of Practical Gardening series)

By: Thomas, H.H.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1923

Seller ID: 004022

Condition: Good


1923 reprint of the 1902 first edition. Green cloth with decoration and title in darker green on front cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light foxing to spine. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 112pp. 17 b/w illustrations. Includes sections on the culture of the apple, varieties, propagation, cookery and cider. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Handy Book of Fruit Culture Under Glass

By: Thomson, David

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1881

Seller ID: 004499

Condition: Good


Second edition, revised and enlarged. Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine and gilt vignette of various fruits on front cover. Dark brown endpapers. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. A few pages are uncut at the top edge. 321pp. All the fruits which are most generally cultivated under glass are included, such as the pineapple, the grapevine, the fig and the melon. 23 b/w illustrations within text. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Book of Garden Furniture (Handbooks of Practical Gardening Series, No.22)

By: Thonger, Charles

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, the Bodley Head: 1903

Seller ID: 003241

Condition: Good


Olive green cloth with front cover decoration in dark green. Titles in dark green on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, light sunning and shelfwear to covers, slight lean to spine, light foxing to endpapers. Binding cracked internally in one place, otherwise sound. Includes chapters on garden and summerhouses, archways, pergolas, gates and sundials. 100pp. Several b/w plates and b/w illustrations within text. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Further studies of Yuccas and Their Pollination (from the Fourth Annual Report of the Missouri Botanical Gardens)

By: Trelease, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Missouri, USA, Missouri Botanical Garden: 1893

Seller ID: 004281

Condition: Fair


Olive green paper covers with title in black on front cover. Condition: Fair to good, covers aregenerally shelfworn with approximately one inch of the paper surface of the spine missing to head and tail. Small nick to the top of the front cover. Text very faintly browned throughout. Previous owners name at top of the first page of text. Binding sound. 45pp. (page numbering starts at 181 and finishes at 226). 23 b/w plates, some photographic. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9... View more info

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Le Jardin d'Agrement (Bibliotheque Rurale series)

By: Troncet, L-J.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Paris, Libraire Larousse: 0

Seller ID: 004283

Condition: Fair


Undated, but c.1900. 7th edition. NB: Text is in French throughout. Buff card-covered book. with title in navy on front cover and spine. Condition: Fair to good, covers are quite shelfworn, more so to head and tail of spine with sunning to spine and cover edges. Text lightly browned throughout. 180pp. Many b/w and a few colour illustrations. The book includes sections on garden tools, pruning, parterres, mosaiculture and interesting flower varieties. 8vo - over 7¾" ... View more info

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Wild Coffee and Tea Substitutes of Canada (Edible Wild Plants of Canada, No.2)

By: Turner, Nancy J. and Szczawinski, Adam F.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, National Museums of Canada: 1978

Seller ID: 005701

ISBN: 0660000903

Condition: Very Good


This is the English edition (text in English). Card covers with metal spiral binding.Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. 111pp. Several colour and b/w illustrations.This book describes twenty-five alternatives to regular tea and coffee, ranging from wild strawberries to sassafras, all safe to eat. The book includes a description and illustration of each plant, its location, information on its historical and medicinal uses, and easy recipes. View more info