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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


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

A Gloucestershire Wild Garden, with Some Extraneous Matter

By: The Curator (H Cook)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock, 1903

Edition: First Edition


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

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A History of English Gardening

By: Johnson, George W.

Price: £35.00

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


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

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A natural History of British Grasses

By: Lowe, E.J.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, John C Nimmo, 1891


Third edition. Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with some shelfwear and bumping to cover corners and some heavier wear and bumping to head and tail of spine. Front inner hinge cracked and beginning to weaken, otherwise binding sound. Internally, the book is in very good condition with no inscriptions and clean text and plates. 245pp. 74 colour lithographic plates, one for each species listed, together with thorough details. Size: 4to - over ... 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


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

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


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

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

By: Martin, Ian and Bardos, Paul

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Richmond, Surrey, EPP Publications, 1996

Edition: First Edition


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

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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


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

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Album Des Orchidees De l'Europe Centrale et Septentrionale

By: Correvon, H.

Price: £295.00

Publisher: Geneva and Paris, Librairie Georg & Cie, Librairie O.Doin, 1899

Edition: First Edition.


NB: Text is in French throughout with common names in English, German and French. Turquoise blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Fair, covers have general light shelfwear and bumping to spine and cover corners, with heavier shelfwear and sunning to spine. Front inner hinge cracked but holding firmly. Binding becoming a little loose in general, with some internal cracking. Light browning to endpapers and text edges, with occasional foxing to... View more info

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An English Garden in Provence

By: Spender, Natasha

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Harvill Press, 1999


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

An Irish Flower Garden: The histories of Some of Our Garden Plants

By: Charles Nelson, E.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Kilkenny, Ireland, Boethius Press, 1984

Edition: First Edition.


Dark blue cloth with titles in gilt on front cover and spine, and an image (pasted on) of an Anemone obtusiloba f.patula. Condition: Good, with light sunning to spine and approx one inch of sunning to the top of the front cover. Very faint sunning to very edges of text. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 218pp. 4 colour and 18 b/w plates. A charmingly written history of plants and gardens in Ireland, including many imported from distant lands, such as Edgeworth'... 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.


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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Beautiful Bulbous Plants for the Open Air

By: Weathers, John

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin Marshall Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd and Frederick Warne & Co., 0


Undated, but inscription on front pastedown is dated 1919. Light brown cloth with titles in black on front cover and spine and image in yellow and green of daffodils, tulips and snowdrops flowering. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Browning to endpapers, half-title and last page of text. Binding sound. 150pp. Beautifully illustrated with thirty-three colour plates by Mrs Philip Hensley. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Brambles and Bay Leaves: Essays on things Homely and Beautiful

By: Hibberd, Shirley

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge & Sons, 1872


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

British Floral Decoration

By: Felton, R.Forester

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black, 1910

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


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