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A Year in the Life of Westonbirt, McKenzie, Gail & Howard, Sarah
A Year in the Life of Westonbirt
McKenzie, Gail & Howard, Sarah
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The Curious History of the Bulb Vase, Coccoris, Patricia  (foreword by Brent Elliott)
The Curious History of the Bulb Vase
Coccoris, Patricia (foreword by Brent Elliott)
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The English Flower Garden: Style, Position and Arrangement; followed by a description of all the best plants for it, their culture and arrangement, Robinson, William
The English Flower Garden: Style, Position and Arrangement; followed by a description of all the best plants for it, their culture and arrangement
Robinson, William
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My Garden - its Plan and Culture, Smee, Alfred
My Garden - its Plan and Culture
Smee, Alfred
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The Companion to Roses, Fisher, John
The Companion to Roses
Fisher, John
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An Oak Spring Sylva - a selection of the rare books on trees in the Oak Spring Garden Library, Raphael, Sandra
An Oak Spring Sylva - a selection of the rare books on trees in the Oak Spring Garden Library
Raphael, Sandra
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Flowers for a King - the Expedition of Ruiz & Pavon and the Flora of Peru, Steele, Arthur Robert
Flowers for a King - the Expedition of Ruiz & Pavon and the Flora of Peru
Steele, Arthur Robert
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Georgian Gardens, Stuart, David C.
Georgian Gardens
Stuart, David C.
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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).
1 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).
1999 8881691590 / 9788881691593 Paperback New 
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). 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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Huntia Volume 2 - a yearbook of botanical and horticultural bibliography
2 Huntia Volume 2 - a yearbook of botanical and horticultural bibliography
Pittsburgh The Hunt Botanical Library 1965 Cloth Very Good 
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.] 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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3 Prophet With Honor - the Career of Andrew Jackson Downing, 1815 - 1852 (Honour)
Washington 1989 0884021785 / 9780884021780 
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.") 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Kew Magazine, Volume 4 Part 1 - 200TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1787-1987 (Curtis's Botanical Magazine)., (Desmond, Ray. Donald, Duncan. Mathew, Brian.)
4 (Desmond, Ray. Donald, Duncan. Mathew, Brian.) The Kew Magazine, Volume 4 Part 1 - 200TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1787-1987 (Curtis's Botanical Magazine).
Kew, Richmond, Surrey Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Association with Collingridge 1987 Paperback New 
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. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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5 Allen, D.E. The Victorian Fern Craze - a history of Pteridomania
Hutchinson of London 1969 0090998707 / 9780090998708 
Illustrated, small 8vo, decorated cloth, pp xii, 85, a good copy in, as usual, a faded and frayed dustwrapper. SCARCE . 
Price: 38.50 GBP
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Great Gardens of Britain, Attlee, Helena
6 Attlee, Helena Great Gardens of Britain
London Frances Lincoln 2011 0711231346 / 9780711231344 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
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 borders. Her lively text provides a brief history of each garden combined with a vivid account of its main features. Alex Ramsay's dazzling photographs reveal the gardens at their best. Gardens include: Crathes (Inverness), Crarae (Argyll & Bute), Garden of Cosmic Speculation (Dumfries), Little Sparta (Lanarkshire), Alnwick (Northumberland), Levens (Cumbria), Scampston (Yorkshire), Mount Stewart (Co. Down), Bodnant (Clwyd), Powis Castle (Powys), Stourhead (Wiltshire), Hidcote (Gloucestershire), Great Dixter (Sussex), East Rushton (Norfolk), Beth Chatto's Garden (Essex), Kew (London), Wisley (Surrey), Sissinghurst (Kent), Eden Project (Cornwall), Tresco (Scilly Isles). 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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The Gardens of Portugal, Attlee, Helena
7 Attlee, Helena The Gardens of Portugal
London Frances Lincoln 2007 0711226938 / 9780711226937 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Well illustrated, large quarto, pp 176, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [The gardens of Portugal are among the most cosmopolitan in the world. The product of Portugal's long seafaring history, they bring together ideas from East and West in a style that is, in both design and planting, confident, flamboyant, exotic, and distinctly Portuguese. In the golden age of Portuguese exploration the glazed tiles and distinctive water tanks of the Moorish style were combined with the open loggias and box parterres of the Italian Renaissance, and gardens were decorated with statues and reliefs of dolphins, sea horses, anchors and other maritime motifs. From China, Japan, Africa, Australia and the Americas, Portugal's seafarers brought new seeds and plants such as camellias and rhododendrons that flourished in the mild climate.] 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Classic Gardens - The French Style, Babelon, Jean-Pierre; Chamblas-Ploton, Mic & Leroux, Jean-Baptiste
8 Babelon, Jean-Pierre; Chamblas-Ploton, Mic & Leroux, Jean-Baptiste Classic Gardens - The French Style
London Thames & Hudson 2000 0500051030x First UK edition Cloth Very Good Slightly worn and rubbed 
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 reader on a tour through Europe and Russia - from Versailles in France and Quelez in Portugal to Peterhof in Russia. The book also expounds on the history of this style of gardening, from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to the present day, exploring who commissioned the gardens, who designed them and their purpose.] 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Flowers of William Morris, Baker, Derek W.
9 Baker, Derek W. The Flowers of William Morris
London Barn Elms 1996 1899531033 / 9781899531035 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Well illustrated, large horizontal 8vo, pp 88, a very good copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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London's Parks and Gardens, Billington, Jill
10 Billington, Jill London's Parks and Gardens
London Frances Lincoln 2003 0711220395 / 9780711220393 First Edition Cloth Very Good Slightly worn 
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 of London's green spaces, presenting a unique and fresh viewpoint on the familiar, crammed with intriguing information as well as practical details, this book is for for Londoners, gardeners and environmentalists, and for all visitors to the city.] 
Price: 5.50 GBP
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Cherish the Earth - the story of gardening in Australia, Bligh, Beatrice
11 Bligh, Beatrice Cherish the Earth - the story of gardening in Australia
Sydney The David Ellis Press 1980 0908197322 / 9780908197323 Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp (14), 132, paperback a good clean copy. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Cetus Library - Food and Drink, Agriculture, Gardening and Social History.  Auction Catalogue, September 2011, Bloomsbury Auctions
12 Bloomsbury Auctions The Cetus Library - Food and Drink, Agriculture, Gardening and Social History. Auction Catalogue, September 2011
London 2011 Paperback Good 
Paperback, large quarto, well illustrated, 148 pages, corners slightly bumped, otherwise a good copy.. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Tulipomania, Blunt, Wilfrid
13 Blunt, Wilfrid Tulipomania
London Penguin Books 1950 First Edition Pictorial boards Good Good 
Illustrated with 16 colour plates from the seventeenth century works of Alexander Marshall, 12mo, pp 32, very clean internally, pictorial boards in very good condition but spine torn at the head, in a slightly age-toned and slightly worn dustwrapper which is lacking smaall pieces at the head and tail of its spine. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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14 Bok, Edward K. America's Taj Mahal - the Singing Tower of Florida
Lake Wales, Florida Bok Tower Gardens Foundation 1989 
Second edition, (1929) reprinted 1989, with the addition of a preface, map and colour photograph. Illustrated, large 8vo, cloth slightly marked and faded. 
Price: 5.75 GBP
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15 Bowe, Patrick Gardens in Central Europe (Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Rumania). [Fred Whitsey's copy]
Woodbridge Antique Collectors' Club 1991 185149152X / 9781851491520 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
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.] 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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Hortus Librorum - Early Botanical Books at Dumbarton Oaks, Byers, Laura Ten Eyck (introduction by Elisabeth Blair MacDougall
16 Byers, Laura Ten Eyck (introduction by Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Hortus Librorum - Early Botanical Books at Dumbarton Oaks
Washington Dumbarton Oaks Research Library 1983 0884021181 / 9780884021186 Paperback Very Good 
Well illustrated, slim small quarto, pp vi, 42, paperback, a very ggod copy indeed. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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A History of Kitchen Gardening. ("Charleston Kedding"), Campbell, Susan
17 Campbell, Susan A History of Kitchen Gardening. ("Charleston Kedding")
London 2005 Paperback Very Good 
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.] 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Origins of Plants - the people and plants that have shaped Britain's garden history since the year 1000, Campbell-Culver, Maggie
18 Campbell-Culver, Maggie The Origins of Plants - the people and plants that have shaped Britain's garden history since the year 1000
London Headline 2001 074727214x / 9780747272144 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 260, a very good copy in very slightly worn 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 historian Maggie Campbell-Culver has researched the provenance and often strange stories of many of the thousands of plants which add colour and beauty to our gardens to produce a gorgeous and valuable book.] 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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A History of Gardening in England, Cecil, Mrs Evelyn  (Alicia Amherst)
19 Cecil, Mrs Evelyn (Alicia Amherst) A History of Gardening in England
London John Murray 1910 Decorative Cloth Good Signed by Author
Third, enlarged edition. Illustrated, large thick 8vo, pp xviii, 393, some foxing throughout, (mainly on the fore-edge and margins, decorated cloth gilt, very slightly worn, spine a little sunned and blotched. [Signed by author and dated May 1910, and with another signature with the same date.] 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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A Tour of Italian Gardens, Chatfield, Judith
20 Chatfield, Judith A Tour of Italian Gardens
New York Rizzoli 1991 0847809080 / 9780847809080 
Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 224, paperback, very slightly worn throughout, signature on front endpaper and one manuscript not on the contents page. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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