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Image for Alpine Garden Society, Bulletin Number 23 (March 1936) -  Alpine Plant Conference Number.   (Fred Whitsey's copy)

Alpine Garden Society, Bulletin Number 23 (March 1936) - Alpine Plant Conference Number. (Fred Whitsey's copy)

By: A.G.S.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: 1936

Seller ID: 008710


Illustrated, pp 136, a bit worn, covers a bit marked and worn. [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

Image for Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States - Washington, Oregon and California : Volume  2 Buckwheats to Kramerias (Polygonaceae to Krameriaceae)

Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States - Washington, Oregon and California : Volume 2 Buckwheats to Kramerias (Polygonaceae to Krameriaceae)

By: Abrams, Leroy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Stanford & London, Stanford University Press: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012475


Well illustrated with many small line drawings, large thick octavo, pp viii, 635, a little age-toned, a neat name on the front endpaper, otherwise good and clean internally, green cloth, slightly rubbed, spine a little dull. [Covers Chenopodiaceae, Portulacaceae, Ranunculaceae, Droseraceae, Crassulaceae, Saxifragaceae, Rosaceae, Leguminosae etc.] View more info

Image for The Flora of the Alps, being a description of all the species of flowering plants indigenous to Switzerland and of the Alpine species of the adjacent mountain districts of France Italy & Austria including the Pyrenees    [Fred Whitsey's copy]

The Flora of the Alps, being a description of all the species of flowering plants indigenous to Switzerland and of the Alpine species of the adjacent mountain districts of France Italy & Austria including the Pyrenees [Fred Whitsey's copy]

By: Bennett, Alfred W.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, John C. Nimmo: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009169


Two volumes, with 120 colour plates, pp xxii, 165; vi, 223, fore-edge slightly marked, Volume One has a small blemish on the front blanks and the half-title which aslo appears on the reverse of the frontispiece but which is all but imperceptable on the image itself, front hinges cracking, rear hinges less so (but all still firm) decorated cloth gilt, spine heads and tails slightly pulled or frayed, very slightly worn (slightly tightly bound, but preferable to the usual c... View more info

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A Century of Alpines

By: Bird, Richard.(ed).

Price: £3.50

Publisher: 1991

Seller ID: 003560


Illustrated, pp 247, paperback, there is a slight wave or fold to the covers and the contents, otherwise this is a very good copy. [A Report of the Sixth International Rock garden Plant Conference, Warwick University, 1991. Chris Grey-Wilson on Flowers of the High Pyrenees; Kelaidis on Dwarf Phlox & Penstemons; Michael Almond on Mountain Flowers of Turkey, and many others.] View more info

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The Alpine House and Its Plants

By: Boothman, Stuart

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Bedford, Rush & Warwick: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002643


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 131, a little age-toning and foxing internally, cloth very slightly worn, spine slightly browned. [Scarce. The first book on the subject.] View more info

The Present-Day Rock Garden - Being a Complementary Volume to Farrer's "English Rock garden"

By: Clay, Sampson

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, T.C. & E.C. Jack: 1937

Seller ID: 002914


FIRST EDITION. Illustrated, large thick 8vo, pp xxvi, 681, edges uncut, some foxing throughout, green cloth slightly marked, spine a little wrinkled, spine head slightly pulled. View more info

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Kosciuszko Alpine Flora

By: Costin, Alec; Gray, Max; Totterdell, Colin & Wimbush, Dane

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Collingwood, Victoria, CSIRO: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011054


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 408, green cloth, lower corners slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [Around Australia's highest mountain lies a rare ecosystem, an alpine area of outstanding beauty and diversity, strikingly different from other alpine ecosystems of the world but with common features. Kosciuszko Alpine Flora describes and illustrates the area's 212 flowering plants and ferns, of which 21 are endemic. It discusse... View more info

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Garden Plants for Scotland

By: Cox, Kenneth N.E. & Curtis-Machin, Raoul

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Frances Lincoln: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012654


Well illustrated, large octavo, pp 240, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [Scotland is one of the best places in the world to garden. Its maritime climate, ample rainfall, and the rarity of severe droughts and really hot weather mean that huge numbers of plants grow well there. But the climate varies considerably - from the colder, wetter, windier mountainous areas to the west coast where tender plants can be grown outdoors all year round - and choosi... View more info

Pests and Diseases of Alpine Plants

By: Ellis, P.R., Entwistle, A.R., & Walkey, D.A.G.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Pershore, Alpine Garden Society: 1993

Seller ID: 002943


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 320, a very slight bump to the upper cover otherwise a good hardback copy in laminated boards. [The standard work on the subject.] View more info

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The Peat Garden and Its Plants

By: Evans, Alfred

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006161


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp (10), 164, the dustwrapper is a little worn and frayed, but otherwise this is a bright copy of a standard work. [One of the few works on the subject]. View more info

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The English Rock Garden (two volume set)

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1955

Seller ID: 006044


Two volumes, illustrated, pp 504; 522, an extremely clean set throughout, in dustwrappers which are price-clipped a little stretched, and with numerous chips and tears. [A late printing of a classic work - it is unusual to find a set in dustwrappers in any condition.] VEARY HEAVY - EXTRA POSTAGE MAY BE REQUIRED. View more info

Image for The Rainbow Bridge    [Fred Whitsey's copy]

The Rainbow Bridge [Fred Whitsey's copy]

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold & Co: 1922

Seller ID: 009256


Second impression. Illustrated, folding map (torn at a fold, without loss), large thick 8vo, pp xii, 383, slightly worn throughout, cloth slightly worn, marked and rubbed, lower joint splitting at top, neat signature on front endpaper. View more info

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My Rock Garden

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1920

Seller ID: 010412


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 303, lacks front endpaper, half-title foxed, a little further foxing throughout, decorated cloth very slightly worn, otherwise a very good copy. View more info

Western American Alpines

By: Gabrielson, Ira N.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1932

Seller ID: 003698


First edition, illustrated, pp xviii, 271, fore-edge a little foxed, spine slightly dull and very slightly worn. View more info

Image for Plants of the Tahoe Basin - Flowering Plants, Trees and Ferns. A Photographic Guide.

Plants of the Tahoe Basin - Flowering Plants, Trees and Ferns. A Photographic Guide.

By: Graf, Michael

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California Native Plant Society Press.: 1999

Seller ID: 002922


NEW. Well illustrated, small thick 8vo, pp viii, 308, paperback, a very good copy. View more info

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A Manual of Alpine and Rock Garden Plants

By: GREY-WILSON, Christopher (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London & Portland, Christopher Helm & Timber Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006074


Illustrated, pp x, 278, a good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. [One of the best modern guides for concise clear information.] View more info

Image for The Propagation of Alpine Plants and Dwarf Bulbs

The Propagation of Alpine Plants and Dwarf Bulbs

By: Halliwell, Brian (compiler and editor)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Batsford: 1992

Seller ID: 006952


Illustrated, pp xii, 193, a good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Garden Rockery - How to Make, Plant and Manage it.

Garden Rockery - How to Make, Plant and Manage it.

By: Heath, F.G.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1908

Seller ID: 000048


Illustrated, 12mo, pp 173, weak internally, original pale green cloth, a bit worn, browned and faded, spine fraying. From the library of the garden historian Anthjony Huxley, with his stamp on the front endpaper. View more info

Image for Shrubs for the Rock Garden and Alpine House.

Shrubs for the Rock Garden and Alpine House.

By: Heath, Royton E.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Collingridge: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001055


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 191, cloth very slightly worn, otherwise a good copy in poor dustwrapper. (Foreword by Compton Mackenzie). View more info

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Auriculas and Primroses

By: Hecker, W.R.

Price: £11.50

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1971

Seller ID: 008725


Illustrated, 8vo, pp 216, a good sound copy in a price-clipped but otherwise very good dustwrapper. View more info