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Prophet With Honor - the Career of Andrew Jackson Downing, 1815 - 1852 (Honour)

By: N/A

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Washington, 1989

Seller ID: 000973


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp (6), 324, green cloth, good copy. (A series of essays by George B. Tatum, Charles B. Wood III, David Schuyler etc). ("The most important figure in pomology, horticulture, cottage and garden design in America before the Civil War. Almost single-handedly he created the profession we now call landscape architecture.") View more info

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Huntia Volume 2 - a yearbook of botanical and horticultural bibliography

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, The Hunt Botanical Library: 1965

Seller ID: 009463


Illustrated, small quarto, pp vi, 304, green cloth, a very good copy. [Includes "A Bibliographical account of l'Heritier's "Stirpes novae"; John Adlum and William Cobbett; Rev John Laurence - the man and his books; Charles Darwin and the perennial flax; the five brethren of the rose; notes on some portraits of British botanists and gardeners etc.] View more info

Gardens: The New Grand Tour - the First European Exhibition of Public and Private Gardens. (Giardini: Il Nuovo Grand Tour - La Prima Mostra Europea Di Giardini Pubblici e privati).

By: N/A

Price: £3.00

Publisher: 1999

Seller ID: 000287


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 176, wrappers, very good. (Originally produced as an exhibition catalogue, but in effect a useful guide to Italian gardens, 36 being described and illustrated, many of them private. Bilingual text). View more info

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The Journal of the Garden History Society Vol VII number 1

By: N/A

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Reading, 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013357


Illustrated, octavo, pp 126, typed and xeroxed, stapled as issued, paperback, slightly worn, the lower cover detached. [Includes Challenger's major 40 page article "Pioneer Nurseryman of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1850-1865, and other articles on the introduction of bladder-nuts, Burtn Norton, Dublin Botanic Garden, Rozel Trees and Philip Miller as garden advisor.] View more info

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The Kew Magazine, Volume 4 Part 1 - 200TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1787-1987 (Curtis's Botanical Magazine).

By: (Desmond, Ray. Donald, Duncan. Mathew, Brian.)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Kew, Richmond, Surrey, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Association with Collingridge: 1987

Seller ID: 001096


Illustrated, pp 56, red wrappers with portrait of William Curtis on upper cover, very slightly worn. (A celebratory edition, including a FACSIMILE OF THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE, with 6 colour plates. Also a biography of Curtis by Ray Desmond, a note on Curtis at the Chelsea Physick Garden by Duncan Donald, and modern notes on the plants depicted. View more info

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Nature Perfected - Gardens Through History

By: Adams, William Howard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: New York and London, Abbeville Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012398


Very well illustrated, large horizontal quarto, pp 356, the hinge at pages12/13 is cracking, otherwise very clean and sound internally, a good copy in a dustwrapper which is faded on the spine and on the upper cover, and very slightly worn. Very heavy - extra postage may be necessary. [In a progression that is both chronological and geographic, Nature Perfected details the contributions to gardening by each society--from the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians to the i... View more info

The Victorian Fern Craze - a history of Pteridomania

By: Allen, D.E.

Price: £38.50

Publisher: Hutchinson of London: 1969

Seller ID: 004208


Illustrated, small 8vo, decorated cloth, pp xii, 85, a good copy in, as usual, a faded and frayed dustwrapper. SCARCE . View more info

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Great Gardens of Britain

By: Attlee, Helena

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Frances Lincoln: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010558


Well illustrated, quarto, pp144, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Britain is famous all over the world for its gardens. In this book Helena Attlee focuses on twenty of the finest gardens in the country. Her choice encompasses a rich selection of sites all over England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, ranging from famous eighteenth-century landscapes such as Stourhead to quirky modern gardens such as Charles Jencks' Garden of Cosmic Speculation in the Scottish bo... View more info

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Classic Gardens - The French Style

By: Babelon, Jean-Pierre; Chamblas-Ploton, Mic & Leroux, Jean-Baptiste

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2000

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 011149


Very well illustrated, very large quarto, pp 298, the slightest of wear to the cloth, but a very good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. Very heavy - extra postage will be needed. [Formal gardens in the French style are often thought to be some of the most ambitious works ever created. Born of a taste for regularity and symmetry and a desire to tame nature, they are full of rich visual imagery and continue to inspire modern garden designers. This volume takes the reade... View more info

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London's Parks and Gardens

By: Billington, Jill

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Frances Lincoln: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010566


Well illustrated, large horizontal quarto, pp 240, very slightly worn, in a stretched and slightly worn dustwrapper. [This book takes the reader on a guided tour of London's public squares, community and allotment gardens, front gardens and window boxes – and the myriad and monumental public parks, from the grand formality of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens to the wild heathland of Hampstead and the commons. Illustrated with photographs that capture all the diversity... View more info

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William Robinson - the Wild Gardener

By: Bisgrove, Richard

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Frances Lincoln: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012470


Very well illustrated, large quarto, pp 256, a very good copy in dustwrapper. Very scarce. [In this book Richard Bisgrove analyses William Robinson and his remarkable contribution to gardening. Robinson and Gertrude Jekyll were almost exact contemporaries and each made enormous contributions to the English garden - and so to the gardens of the whole English-speaking and Anglophile world - but in rather different ways. Robinson, more than any other gardener, was responsib... View more info

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Cherish the Earth - the story of gardening in Australia

By: Bligh, Beatrice

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Sydney, The David Ellis Press: 1980

Seller ID: 008188


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp (14), 132, paperback a good clean copy. View more info

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The Cetus Library - Food and Drink, Agriculture, Gardening and Social History. Auction Catalogue, September 2011

By: Bloomsbury Auctions

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, 2011

Seller ID: 008198


Paperback, large quarto, well illustrated, 148 pages, corners slightly bumped, otherwise a good copy.. View more info

America's Taj Mahal - the Singing Tower of Florida

By: Bok, Edward K.

Price: £5.75

Publisher: Lake Wales, Florida, Bok Tower Gardens Foundation: 1989

Seller ID: 005609


Second edition, (1929) reprinted 1989, with the addition of a preface, map and colour photograph. Illustrated, large 8vo, cloth slightly marked and faded. View more info

Gardens in Central Europe (Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Rumania). [Fred Whitsey's copy]

By: Bowe, Patrick

Price: £5.75

Publisher: Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club: 1991

Seller ID: 008759


Well illustrated, large quarto, pp 215, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Fred Whitsey's copy with his bookplate. He was the gardening correspondent of the Sunday and Daily Telegraph for a total of 45 years. A quiet unassuming man, a pacifist, a notable amateur violin player and a great gardener.] View more info

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Cultivated Plants - Their Propagation and Improvement

By: Burbidge, F.W.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013367


Small thick octavo, pp xii, 618, first few pages foxed, then only slight foxing throughout, decorated cloth, very slight wear to the corners of the bevelled edges, otherwise an exceptionally good copy. [Frederick William Thomas Burbidge (1847 - 1905) was a British explorer who collected many rare tropical plants for the famous Veitch Nurseries. In 1877 Burbidge was sent as a collector to Borneo. He was absent two years, during which he also visited Johore, Brunei, and th... View more info

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Hortus Librorum - Early Botanical Books at Dumbarton Oaks

By: Byers, Laura Ten Eyck (introduction by Elisabeth Blair MacDougall

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Washington, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library: 1983

Seller ID: 008744


Well illustrated, slim small quarto, pp vi, 42, paperback, a very ggod copy indeed. View more info

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A History of Kitchen Gardening. ("Charleston Kedding")

By: Campbell, Susan

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, 2005

Seller ID: 002610


Illustrated with line drawings, large 8vo, pp 304, paperback, very slight signs of wear otherwise a very good copy. [Originally published as "Charleston Kedding", this new printing identifies the garden as Pylewell Park, near Lymington in Hampshire, corrects errors, and adds a small amount of new material.] View more info

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The Origins of Plants - the people and plants that have shaped Britain's garden history since the year 1000

By: Campbell-Culver, Maggie

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Headline: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010309


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 260, the rear endpaper has a creased corner, otherwise a very good copy in very slightly faded dustwrapper. [In AD 1000 many of the species we take for granted in our gardens and parks were as yet unknown in the UK. Over the past millennium, plant hunters have introduced what we now consider everyday plants, such as rhododendrons from China and gladiolus from Africa and exotics such as the monkey puzzle tree from Brazil. Respected garden histor... View more info

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Garden Design - 1936

By: Cane, Percy S. (editor)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: 12, Cliveden Place, Eaton Square, London, Published by the editor: 1936

Seller ID: 012542


Well illustrated, with photographs and plans printed in sepia throughout, quarto, pp iv, 128, very clean internally, blue cloth slightly worn and faded. [With the armorial bokplate and small stamp of the original owner A. de Kluus on the front endpapers, and his signature on the title page). SCARCE. The magazine was published from 1930 to 1938. View more info