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In a City Garden

By: Aitken, J.R.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London and Edinburgh, T n Foulis: 1913

Seller ID: 004031


Olive green paper covered boards with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Page edges untrimmed. Condition: Fair to good, cover edges and spine are sunned and lightly shelfworn with light bumping to head and tail of spine. Front cover has some paper residue from a small label to right of gilt emblem (see image). Binding sound, no inscriptions.Very occasional light foxing. Approx three pages have some linear foxing possibly from a green silk bookmark, pr... View more info

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The Tradescants: their plants, garden and museum 1570-1662

By: Allan, Mea

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005397


Green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear, light sunning to spine and some light soiling to top of rear cover of dustjacket. Not price-clipped. 345pp. Colour frontispiece and many b/w illustrations. In this book, the author tells the story of John Tradescant and his son, who were royal gardeners in the times of Charles I and Charles II. As well as bei... View more info

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On Gardens: Two Essays By Francis Bacon and Abraham Cowley (The Astolat Oakleaf Series)

By: Bacon, Francis and Cowley, Abraham

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Guildford, A.C.Curtis: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004497


Grey paper covered boards withlight red cloth spine, and titled in dark greeen on front cover and in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, and light rubbing to cover corners. Previous owners name and the date 1903 on front endpaper. Light browning to endpapers. Binding sound. 23pp. One of the Astolat Oakleaf Series. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Plant-Breeding (The Rural Science Series)

By: Bailey, L.H.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1915

Seller ID: 003649


New edition revised by Arthur W.Gilbert. Olive green cloth with black and red decoration and title in black and red on front cover, and title in gilt on spine. Buff colour endpapers. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 474pp. 113 b/w illustrations. Chapters include sections on the philosophy of crossing plants, heredity, mutations, measurement of variations, and pollination. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" ta... View more info

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Ericas in Southern Africa

By: Baker, H.A. And Oliver, E.G.H.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Capetown and Johannesburg, South Africa, Purnell: 1967

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003991


Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light soiling and shelfwear, and light sunning to spine. 180pp. 163 colour plates. This work represents a cross-section of the genus Erica as a whole throughout Southern Africa and 167 species are illustrated in full colour and great detail. Species representative of each section of the genus are chosen with special reference... View more info

Handbook of the Irideae

By: Baker, J.G.

Price: £33.00

Publisher: London and New York, George Bell & Sons: 1892

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003425


Dark green cloth with titles in gilt on front cover and spine. Black endpapers. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and some bumping to cloth of head and tail of spine.Light foxing to endpapers and occasionally within book. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. The front pastedown has a bookplate bearing the motto "tuta latebris nullis fraus". 247pp. No illustrations. This book was the last in a series of botanical handbooks written by J.G.Baker... View more info

Compost for Garden plot or Thousand Acre Farm

By: Billington, F.H.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1943

Seller ID: 003442


Printed to War Economy standards.Third impression. Green cloth with titles in brown on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, witn light soiling and shelfwear and small chip missing to rear of jacket at base. 88pp. The book includes chapters on humus, the advantages of compost and how to site and build heaps. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Shakespeare's Garden

By: Bloom, J.Harvey

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1903

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003935


Red cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine, and olive green ruled decoration to front cover edges and head and tail of spine. Top edge gilt. Condition: Good, covers have very light shelfwear. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Some foxing to endpapers and general light foxing throughout the book, sligthly heavier in places. 243pp. 4 b/w photographic plates. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

The Genus Arum

By: Boyce, Peter

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/HMSO: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003351


Grey cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 196pp. 16 colour plates. A Kew Magazine monograph. This book, written both for the botanist and the plantsman, is the most compete revision yet published of this interesting genus of 25 species of tuberous Eurasian herbs. The complex taxonomy and nomenclature of the genus (including the h... View more info

The Peacock's Pleasaunce

By: Boyle, Eleanor Vere (E.V.B.)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, the Bodley Head: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003318


Green cloth with titles in gilt on spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Condition: Fair to good, covers and spine have general light shelfwear. Binding sound, although pages 55-58 are loose. Occasional light foxing to endpapers and within text. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown together with inscription from the previous owner to a friend, dated 1953. 258pp. 8 b/w plates. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Amateur Orchid cultivators' Guide Book

By: Burberry, H.A.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Liverpool, Blake & Mackenzie: 1895

Seller ID: 003862


Second edition. Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, covers have light shelfwear with light bumping to spine and cover corners. Some browning to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 172pp. 4 colour and several b/w plates. This book includes chapters on the various types or orchids, the correct termperature and atmosphere for their successful cultivation, potting, propagation, diseases, protection from cold during winter and tab... View more info

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Reclaiming Contaminated Land

By: Cairney, T. (ed.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Glasgow and London, Blackie: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003913


Green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, previous owners name on front endpaper, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, and sunning to spine. 260pp. This book presents a balanced description of the causes and consequences of land contamination, and provides practical guidance on safe and economic reclamation. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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.

Seller ID: 003384


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

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The Damp Garden

By: Chatto, Beth

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004898


Dark orange hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning. Not price-clipped. 336pp. 12 colour plates and many b/w line drawings by Margaret Davies. Following the success of her first book, The Dry Garden, in this book Beth Chatto turned her attention to a subject of much wider interest to British gardeners - the damp garden. The book includes an alphabetical... View more info

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Cordon Training of Fruit Trees: Diagonal, Vertical, Spiral, Horizontal Adapted to the Orchard-House and Open-air Culture

By: Collings Brehaut, The Rev.T.

Price: £130.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts: 1860

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003800


Dark green cloth with titles in gilt on spine and blindstamped decoration to covers. Chocolate brown endpapers with black printed advertising on both front and rear pastedowns for two other contemporary publications by Longman, Green and Co. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Light foxing to endpapers. Previous owners name written in ink at top of title page (Frederick Collingwood of Glanton Pyke, N... View more info

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Trees for Town and Country: A comprehensive selection of trees suitable for general cultivation in Britain

By: Colvin, Brenda

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Lund Humphries: 1965

Seller ID: 005596


Reprint of the third revised edition. Paper-covered boards with title in gilt on green cloth spine. Condition: Very good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name neatly written at top of half-title. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, a couple of small repaired tears and some light soiling to the rear cover of the dustjacket. Not price-clipped. 134pp. 60 b/w photographic plates of each tree accompanied with exquisite line drawings by St... View more info

Fungoid Pests of Cultivated Plants (reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society Vols.XXVII-XXIX

By: Cooke, M.C.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Spottiswoode & Co.Ltd.: 1906

Seller ID: 003496


Pale brown buckram with titles in gilt on spine, brown endpapers. Condition: Good, with light soiling and sunning to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 278pp. 24 colour plates. Numerous b/w figures in text. Chapters include pests of the flower garden, garden vegetables, forest trees and field crops. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Churchyard Yew and Immortality

By: Cornish, Vaughan

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Ltd.: 1946

Seller ID: 005921


Bright green cloth with title in black on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light foxing to endpapers and textblock edges. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light soiling. Not price-clipped. 111pp. 14 b/w plates, plus seven maps showing the distirbution of churchyard yews and five b/w diagrams of churchyards and private burial grounds with yew trees. In heathen Britain the Yew tree was rever... 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.

Seller ID: 003875


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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Wild Flowers of the Italian Riviera

By: Cowlard, C.M.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Holywell Press Ltd.: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004058


Dark green paper covered boards with green cloth spine and title in dark green on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light scuffing to covers, and light bumping to head and tail of spine. Internally, the book is in very good condition, with no inscriptions.105pp. 50 b/w line drawn plates. This book identifies the wild flowers that are typically found on the Italian Riviera. Fifty plants are listed with a description of the flowers, their hab... View more info