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How to Grow Your Own Tobacco - a practical manual for the home grower, Spencer, C.E.
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Growing for Showing, Whitehead, George
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Apples - a guide to the identification of international varieties, Bultitude, John
Apples - a guide to the identification of international varieties
Bultitude, John
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Apples - A Guide to the Identification of International Varieties, Bultitude, John
Apples - A Guide to the Identification of International Varieties
Bultitude, John
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Successful Grape Growing for Eating and Wine-Making : A Practical Gardener's Guide for Varieties, Husbandry, Harvesting and Processing, Rowe, Alan
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Rowe, Alan
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Fruits and Vegetables in West Africa, Tindall, H.D.
Fruits and Vegetables in West Africa
Tindall, H.D.
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The Vegetable Growing Business, Watts, Ralph L & Watts, Gilbert Searle
The Vegetable Growing Business
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Flower and Vegetable Plant Breeding, Watts, Leslie
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La Diversite des Plantes Legumieres: hier, aujourd'hiu et demain   [Alan Davidson's copy]
1 La Diversite des Plantes Legumieres: hier, aujourd'hiu et demain [Alan Davidson's copy]
Paris JATBA 1985 Paperback Very Good 
[Symposium results]. Large 8vo, pp 230, small label attached to title page, paperback, covers a little faded, otherwise very good. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassador to Laos. While living in Tunis, his wife asked him to look for a cookbook on fish because she did not recognize any of the local varieties. Not being able to find one he wrote one himself. The original manuscript was copied with a stencil machine. A copy reached the British cooking guru Elizabeth David, who passed it on to Penguin Books, which published it in 1972 as Mediterranean Seafood. This was followed by Seafood Of South East Asia (1979) and North Atlantic Seafood (1979), for which he travelled throughout the region, gathering thousands of recipes from Portugal to Iceland.] 
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THE CIDER FACTORY - Plant and Layout
2 THE CIDER FACTORY - Plant and Layout
London Leonard Hill Limited 1953 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xiv, 110, endpapers very slightly foxed otherwise very clean internally, cloth slightly worn and marked. VERY SCARCE 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Improving Vegetatively Propagated Crops, Abbott, A.J. & Atkin, R.K. (editors)
3 Abbott, A.J. & Atkin, R.K. (editors) Improving Vegetatively Propagated Crops
London Academic Press 1987 0120414104 / 9780120414109 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
A few illustrations, pp xviii, 416, purple cloth, lettered and decorated in silver, a very good copy. [From the library of professor Jack Hawkes, with his signature on the front endpaper.] 
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4 Akihama, T. & Nakajima, K. (eds) Long Term Preservation of Favourable Germ Plasm in Arboreal Crops
Japan Fruit Tree Research Station, Minstry of Agriculture and Forestry 1978 
A few illustrations, large 8vo, pp (8), 152, paperback, covers rubbed and slightly faded, spine fraying. From the library of the potato specialist Professor J.G. Hawkes, with his signature on the cover, and a few notes in the text. [Freeze drying of fruit tree pollen, storage of citrus pollen, preservation of Japanese pear seeds, persimmons, fruit tree scions, mulberry shoots etc.] 
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5 Anderson, Edgar The Corn Plant Today
Des-Moines, Iowa Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Company 1949 
Illustrated, pp 20, paperback, very slightly worn, stamp on cover. (A scarce pamphlet, principally dealing with the plant structure and its agricultural significance. Does not describe cultivars.] 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Peppers - the Domesticated Capsicums (New edition), Andrews, Jean
6 Andrews, Jean Peppers - the Domesticated Capsicums (New edition)
Austin University of Texas 1995 0292704674 / 9780292704671 Second edition Cloth As New As New 
New edition. Well illustrated with 34 fine botanical colour plates, a few other illustrations, large quarto, pp (xvi), 186, very clean internally, a very good copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Ornamental Vegetable Garden, Anthony, Diana
7 Anthony, Diana The Ornamental Vegetable Garden
London Batsford 1998 0713484543 / 9780713484540 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 120, base of spine very slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper which has a small closed tear on its upper cover. SCARCE [The book ilustrates and explains the design and planting of potager gardens, where aesthetics and practicality combine to create mouthwatering edible displays. Containing practical information, it stresses that the vegetable garden can be a place of beauty as well as function.] 
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Jeff Ball's 60-Minute Vegetable Garden - just one hour a week for the most productive vegetable garden possible, Ball, Jeff
8 Ball, Jeff Jeff Ball's 60-Minute Vegetable Garden - just one hour a week for the most productive vegetable garden possible
New York Collier Books - Macmillan 1992 0020303769 / 9780020303763 Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xii, 228, paperback, a very good copy. SCARCE. 
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The Permaculture Garden, Bell, Graham
9 Bell, Graham The Permaculture Garden
London Thorsons 1994 0722527837 / 9780722527832 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated with line drawings in the text, small 8vo, pp 170, a slight mark to the fore-edge, paperbacj, a very good copy. [Even the smallest back yard can be transformed into a beautiful and highly productive garden, if you work in harmony with nature. This book shows you how to plan your garden layout for easy access and minimum labour, save money by creating a beautiful garden in recycled containers, use garden crop successions for year-round harvests and healthy soil, choose the best plants for different sites and enjoy the benefits of plant communities. Helpful advice for every gardener, including planning a garden from a bare plot, designing raised beds, creating ponds and streams, building terraces on slopes, constructing greenhouses and providing special areas for children or animals is included. Whether you're aiming for just a few improvements or the beginnings of self-sufficiency, you can "do your bit" to green the planet with the help of this lively and highly practical guide.] 
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The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit - a definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking, Biggs, Matthew; McVicar, Jekka & Flowerdew, Bob
10 Biggs, Matthew; McVicar, Jekka & Flowerdew, Bob The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit - a definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking
London Kyle Cathie Limited 2002 1856264750 / 9781856264754 First Edition Pictorial laminated boards Very Good 
Well illustrated, large thick 8vo, pp 640. pictorial laminated boards, the slightest signs of wear, but really a very good copy. Very heavy - extra postage may be required. [This volume looks at over 1000 plants, providing: a history of where the plant comes from; a list of species to choose from; cultivation, propagation and harvesting details; and information on pests and diseases. It also features over 600 recipes.] 
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Fruit - an Illustrated History, Blackburne-Maze, Peter (Blackburn)
11 Blackburne-Maze, Peter (Blackburn) Fruit - an Illustrated History
Toronto Firefly 2003 1552977803 / 9781552977804 
Very well illustrated, large quarto, pp 335, a very good copy in dustwrapper. NEW. [A stunning historical account, charting the development of a vast range of species, describing their history and cultivation as well as their place in popular culture from ancient times to the present. The illustrations are all from the archives of the Royal Horticultural Society.] Very heavy - extra postage will be required. 
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12 Bonavia. E. The Cultivated Oranges and Lemons of India and Ceylon - researches into their origin and the derivation of their names, and other useful information. (1888). [Alan Davidson's copy]
Dehra Dun & Delhi M/S Bishen Singh 1973 Cloth Good 
Two volumes, 8vo and horizontal 8vo, pp xx, 384; (4), +259 outline plates, slightly weak and worn. The original Indian price is written in tiny red script at the coner of each front endpaper. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassador to Laos. While living in Tunis, his wife asked him to look for a cookbook on fish because she did not recognize any of the local varieties. Not being able to find one he wrote one himself. The original manuscript was copied with a stencil machine. A copy reached the British cooking guru Elizabeth David, who passed it on to Penguin Books, which published it in 1972 as Mediterranean Seafood. This was followed by Seafood Of South East Asia (1979) and North Atlantic Seafood (1979), for which he travelled throughout the region, gathering thousands of recipes from Portugal to Iceland.] 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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13 Brittain, W.H.(ed) Apple Pollination Studies in the Annapolis Valley, N.S., Canada
Ottawa Department of Agriculture, Dominion of Canada 1933 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 198, paperback, covers very marked and grubby, (also affecting the last two pages), a bit used generally. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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14 Brown, Lynda The Cook's Garden
London Vermilion 1992 0091775868 / 9780091775865 Ramsdale, Tracey Joanne 
Illustrated with small black and white vignettes of individual vegetables throughout the text (none of the recipes are illustrated), 8vo, pp.256, pictorial wrappers. AS NEW. Originally published at £8.99. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Apples - the story of the fruit of temptation  [Alan Davidson's copy], Browning, Frank
15 Browning, Frank Apples - the story of the fruit of temptation [Alan Davidson's copy]
London Allen Lane - The Penguin Press 1999 0713993049 / 9780713993042 Cloth Very Good Good 
Small 8vo, pp (8), 172, a very good copy in slightly stretched dustwrapper. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fishy" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassador to Laos. While living in Tunis, his wife asked him to look for a cookbook on fish because she did not recognize any of the local varieties. Not being able to find one he wrote one himself. The original manuscript was copied with a stencil machine. A copy reached the British cooking guru Elizabeth David, who passed it on to Penguin Books, which published it in 1972 as Mediterranean Seafood. This was followed by Seafood Of South East Asia (1979) and North Atlantic Seafood (1979), for which he travelled throughout the region, gathering thousands of recipes from Portugal to Iceland.] 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Grow Vegetables, Buckingham, Alan
16 Buckingham, Alan Grow Vegetables
London Dorling Kindersley 2007 1405322217 / 9781405322218 First Edition Pictorial boards Very Good Very Good 
Well illustrated, small quarto, pp 352, pictorial boards, a very good hardback copy in dustwrapper. ["The sweetest carrots, the juiciest tomatoes, the most tender green beans - all these and many more delicious vegetable varieties can be yours: sown in your own garden, reared with your own hand, and savoured by all. Growing your own vegetables provides delicious food fresh from the soil without costing the earth. Packed with natural goodness, newly pulled carrots, freshly picked peas or potatoes dug straight from the ground are a healthy and inexpensive alternative to tasteless supermarket fare. And it couldn’t be easier. Discover how planning and preparation, basic tools and the most rudimentary gardening ability can transform an allotment, garden, patio, or even an urban balcony into a homegrown haven. Choose your crop from easy-to-grow varieties that require minimum effort but deliver excellent results. You don’t need green fingers to grow great food."] 
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Apples - A Guide to the Identification of International Varieties, Bultitude, John
17 Bultitude, John Apples - A Guide to the Identification of International Varieties
London Macmillan 1983 0333349717 / 9780333349717 First Edition Cloth Fair 
Very well illustrated with 46 colour plates, showing several hundred apple cultivars in colour, plus text of 325 pages showing black and white photographic sections of each apple, black cloth of a later date, a little worn and rather rubbed, contents slightly used throughout, the upper corners of the pages a little bumped, the title page and the preceeding preliminary pages a little bruised and used. [A duplicate from a national Garden Library, with a shelf number on the spine, stamps and withdrawn stamps on the front endpapers, which also bear traces of other labels removed, several stamps and withdrawn stamps on the title page.] 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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Apples - a guide to the identification of international varieties, Bultitude, John
18 Bultitude, John Apples - a guide to the identification of international varieties
London Macmillan Reference Books 1989 0333349717 / 9780333349717 Cloth Very Good Slightly Worn & Faded 
Illustrated, small quarto, pp (4), 323, cloth with two very slight bumps to the fore-edge of the upper cover, otherwise very good. The dustwrapper is very slightly worn and very slightly faded on the spine, and it also has two corresponding very slight creases to the fore-edge. VERY SCARCE. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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Apples - a guide to the identification of international varieties (Fred Whitsey's copy), Bultitude, John
19 Bultitude, John Apples - a guide to the identification of international varieties (Fred Whitsey's copy)
London Macmillan Reference Books 1983 0333349717 / 9780333349717 First Edition Cloth Very Good Slightly Worn & Faded 
Illustrated, small quarto, pp (4), 323, cloth slightly marked at the head of the spine, otherwise a very good clean copy. The dustwrapper is slighly faded on the spine, and it also has a slight tear at the head. VERY SCARCE. [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: 180.00 GBP
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Australia and New Zealand: Citrus Producers & Marketers in the Southern Hemisphere  [Alan Davidson's copy], Burke, J. Henry
20 Burke, J. Henry Australia and New Zealand: Citrus Producers & Marketers in the Southern Hemisphere [Alan Davidson's copy]
Washington U.S. Department of Agriculture 1963 Paperback Good 
Illustrated, slim 8vo, pp 42, paperback, covers slightly worn, a good copy. Postage will be reduced. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassador to Laos. While living in Tunis, his wife asked him to look for a cookbook on fish because she did not recognize any of the local varieties. Not being able to find one he wrote one himself. The original manuscript was copied with a stencil machine. A copy reached the British cooking guru Elizabeth David, who passed it on to Penguin Books, which published it in 1972 as Mediterranean Seafood. This was followed by Seafood Of South East Asia (1979) and North Atlantic Seafood (1979), for which he travelled throughout the region, gathering thousands of recipes from Portugal to Iceland.] 
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