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An English Garden in Provence, Spender, Natasha
An English Garden in Provence
Spender, Natasha
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The Gardens of William Morris, Jill Duchess of Hamilton; Hart, Penny & Simmons, John
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Jill Duchess of Hamilton; Hart, Penny & Simmons, John
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Brenda Colvin - A Career in Landscape, Gibson, Trish
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A Vision of Eden - the life and work of Marianne North, North, Marianne; Moon, Brenda E. & Huxley, Anthony
A Vision of Eden - the life and work of Marianne North
North, Marianne; Moon, Brenda E. & Huxley, Anthony
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The Great Naturalists, Huxley, Robert (editor)
The Great Naturalists
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Stroud, Dorothy
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Miss Willmott of Warley Place - Her Life and Her Gardens, Le Lievre, Audrey
Miss Willmott of Warley Place - Her Life and Her Gardens
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The Badger Man - memoirs of a biologist, Neal, Ernest
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Neal, Ernest
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Emmanuel College Magazine Volume LX, 1977-1978
1 Emmanuel College Magazine Volume LX, 1977-1978

Two portrait illustrations, pp 106, paperback, slightly worn. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Leighton House
2 Leighton House
London 1897 First Edition Paperback Good 
Well illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp 32, a little age-toned and with very slight foxing, staples slightly rusty, paperback, covers slightly worn and foxed. [Apparently produced by the committee formed to purchase and preserve the house. The list of Committee members at the rear is dated 1897.] 
Price: 12.50 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.)
3 (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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I Must Be In There Somewhere - an autobiography, Ackland, Joss
4 Ackland, Joss I Must Be In There Somewhere - an autobiography
London Hodder & Stoughton 1989 0340493968 / 9780340493960 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 250. a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Alan Titchmarsh's copy, though with no direct provenance, but an inscription on the front endpaper ""Alan, a glance backward, thanks for your help, Joss Ackland".] 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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El Pensamiento Biogeografico de Alfred Russel Wallace (Coleccion Luis Duque Gomez), Alfredo Bueno, H. & Jorge Llorente B.
5 Alfredo Bueno, H. & Jorge Llorente B. El Pensamiento Biogeografico de Alfred Russel Wallace (Coleccion Luis Duque Gomez)
Bogota Academia Colombiana de Cincas Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales 2003 9589205577 / 9789589205570 First Edition Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
A few illustrations and maps, small octavo, pp 191, paperback, a few very slight creases to the spine, otherwise this is virtually like new. Spanish text. [Presentation inscription on the front endpaper, signed by the author] 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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William Herschel, Armitage, Angus
6 Armitage, Angus William Herschel
London Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd 1962 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Illustrated, small 8vo, pp xii, 158, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is slightly faded on the spine but otherwise very good. SCARCE. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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More Travels in a Donkey Trap (Alan Titchmarsh's copy), Baker, Daisy
7 Baker, Daisy More Travels in a Donkey Trap (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)
London Souvenir Press 1976 -28562217X First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Illustrated by Pamela Mara, photographic frotnispiece, small 8vo, pp 191, fore-edge of two pages very slightly rough, otherwise a very good clean copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [From the library of Alan Titchmarsh, with his bookplate on the front endpaper.] 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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8 Ballard, Ernest Thoughts of a Clodhopper
Colwall, near Malvern Published by the author 
1948 ? Frontispiece, pp 156, a good copy in slightly frayed dustwrapper. (Christian essays on nature and philosophy from the Michaelmas daisy breeder.) 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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James Cook and New Zealand, Begg, A. Charles & Begg, Neil C.
9 Begg, A. Charles & Begg, Neil C. James Cook and New Zealand
Wellington A.R. Shearer, Government Printer 1970 Pictorial boards Good 
Well illustrated, quarto, pp (8), 171, very slightly age-toned internally, pictorial boards a little rubbed. 
Price: 5.50 GBP
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George Bentham : Autobiography 1800 - 1834, Bentham, George (edited by Marion Filipiuk)
10 Bentham, George (edited by Marion Filipiuk) George Bentham : Autobiography 1800 - 1834
University of Toronto Press 1997 0802007910 / 9780802007919 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Frontispiece portrait, large thick 8vo, pp xlviii, 597, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing very faint signs of use. [In this autobiography of his early life (1800-1834), George Bentham, nephew of the great Utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, offers a lively depiction of the times, both in England and on the Continent, particularly of post-Napoleonic France, where he lived with his family for twelve years. Returning to London as his uncle Jeremy's assistant, he recounts his experiences in this role and his encounters with many of the leading, and the rising, figures of the day, such as Alexander von Humboldt and John Stuart Mill. An emerging figure himself in the field of botany - where he would prove to be one of the great taxonomists of the century - George Bentham worked creatively for the scientific societies he joined, activity that culminated in his becoming an unofficial ambassodor-at-large at scientific congresses in Europe in the 1830s, which he describes in enthusiastic detail. The text of the manuscript, preserved in the Archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is published here for the first time, with an introduction providing historical context, explanatory notes, and indexes of plant names and of persons and works mentioned. A fascinating story in itself, this autobiography provides a new resource for Utilitarian studies and for historians of science.] 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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Graham Sutherland - a biography, Berthoud, Roger
11 Berthoud, Roger Graham Sutherland - a biography
London Faber & Faber 1982 0571118828 / 9780571118823 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
First edition. Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 328, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper, which has worn very slightly thin along the top edge of its lower cover. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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12 Bertram, Colin Memories and Musings of an Octogenarian Biologist
Hanley Swan Colin Bertram 1992 1854211579 / 9781854211576 
Large 8vo, pp 248, a good copy in a wrinkled dustwrapper. From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Captain Cook, Besant, Walter
13 Besant, Walter Captain Cook
London Macmillan & Co Ltd 1890 Cloth Fair 
Portrait frontispiece, pp 191, small slim 8vo, cloth faded and a little rubbed and worn. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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Robert Louis Stevenson, Binding, Paul
14 Binding, Paul Robert Louis Stevenson
Oxford University Press 1974 0192731335 / 9780192731333 First Edition Cloth As New Very Slightly Worn Robin Jacques 
Illustrated by Robin Jacques, 8vo, pp (6), 206, extremely clean internally, cloth binding in excellent condition, the dustwrapper has the publisher's permanent cellophane protective covering and is slightly bumped and wrinkled on the upper edge, otherwise this book would be as new. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Hogarth and His Times: Serious Comedy, Bindman, David
15 Bindman, David Hogarth and His Times: Serious Comedy
London The Trustees of the British Museum 1997 0714126144 / 9780714126142 Paperback Very Good 
Very well illustrated, quarto, pp 208, paperback. The contents extremely clean, the upper cover very slightly creased at the corners. [The exhibition guidebook isloosely inserted.]. {William Hogarth (1697-1764) is an artist whose popularity has never waned since his own day. His reputation has been based almost entirely on his prints, although he is now recognized as one of the great painters of the British school. This volume, published to mark the tercentenary of his birth, looks at the varied reactions to Hogarth's prints and the different identities imposed upon the artist over the centuries: witty satirist, stern moralist, libertine, aggressive self-promoter, detached observer, and man of the people.} 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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Shelley - a life story  [Fred Whitsey's copy], Blunden, Edmund
16 Blunden, Edmund Shelley - a life story [Fred Whitsey's copy]
London Collins 1946 First Edition Cloth Good Fair 
Frontispiece, pp 320, a good copy in a frayed and torn 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: 4.00 GBP
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The Compleat Naturalist - a life of Linnaeus, Blunt, Wilfrid  (intro by William T. Stearn
17 Blunt, Wilfrid (intro by William T. Stearn The Compleat Naturalist - a life of Linnaeus
London Frances Lincoln 2001 0711218412 / 9780711218413 Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 256, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing the very faintest signs of wear. (A new edition, with introduction by William Stearn.] 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Ludwig van Beethoven - his life and work in pictures, Bory, Robert
18 Bory, Robert Ludwig van Beethoven - his life and work in pictures
London Thames & Hudson 1966 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Very well illustrated, large quarto, pp 228, (10), the slightest of marks to the fore-edge, a neat owner's bookplate on the front endpaper, otherwise a really fine copy in a dustwrapper which is slightly faded on the spine and showing only the very faintest signs of wear. This copy is complete with the four page translation of letters insert - this is frequently missing. [Very heavy - extra postage may be required.] 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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Out West Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers - the story of El Rancho Rinconada, Boyle, Louis M.
19 Boyle, Louis M. Out West Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers - the story of El Rancho Rinconada
Published by the author 1952 First Edition Cloth Fair 
Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 526, slightly weak internally, corners bumped, decorated cloth gilt, slightly worn and faded. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Out West Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers - the story of El Rancho Rinconada, Boyle, Louis M.
20 Boyle, Louis M. Out West Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers - the story of El Rancho Rinconada
Published by the author 1952 First Edition Cloth Very Good Slightly worn and frayed 
Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 526, attractive bookplate of Elmo B. Chase on the front endpaper, and his signature on the title page, otherwise extremely clean internally, decorated cloth gilt in very good condition, in a slightly worn and faded dustwrapper. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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