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

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

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Washington, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000973

ISBN: 0884021785

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp (6), 324, green cloth, a very good copy, virtually as new. (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

Image for Emmanuel College Magazine Volume LX, 1977-1978

Emmanuel College Magazine Volume LX, 1977-1978

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Seller ID: 006258


Two portrait illustrations, pp 106, paperback, slightly worn. View more info

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Leighton House

By: N/A

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010017

Condition: 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.] View more info

Image for The Croydon and Saffron Walden Old Scholars Association - Annual Report, 92nd Year.

The Croydon and Saffron Walden Old Scholars Association - Annual Report, 92nd Year.

By: N/A

Price: £3.00

Publisher: 1961

Seller ID: 013386

Condition: Fair


Four plates, small slim octavo, pp 112, a little worn throughout with a few folded corners, ink manuscript notes on a few corners, paperback, covers a little worn and creased. View more info

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

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

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

Price: £5.00

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

Seller ID: 001096

Condition: As New


Illustrated, pp 56, paperback, red covers 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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The Journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788

By: Alexander, Boyd (editor0

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012984

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, octavo, pp 340, very clean internally, maroon cloth, spine very slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy. View more info

Image for El Pensamiento Biogeografico de Alfred Russel Wallace (Coleccion Luis Duque Gomez)

El Pensamiento Biogeografico de Alfred Russel Wallace (Coleccion Luis Duque Gomez)

By: Alfredo Bueno, H. & Jorge Llorente B.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Bogota, Academia Colombiana de Cincas Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012173

ISBN: 9589205577

Condition: Very Good


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] View more info

Image for The Tradescants - Their Plants, Gardens and Museum, 1570 - 1662

The Tradescants - Their Plants, Gardens and Museum, 1570 - 1662

By: Allan, Mea

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014869

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 345, clean internally, green cloth a little marked and stained at the lower edge, the dustwrapper is price-clipped, a little worn and rubbed, and its lower cover a bit marked and stained. View more info

Image for William Robinson, 1838-1935 : Father of the English Flower Garden

William Robinson, 1838-1935 : Father of the English Flower Garden

By: Allan, Mea

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014878

ISBN: 0571118658

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 255, extremely clean internally, green cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper has very slight signs of use. View more info

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William Herschel

By: Armitage, Angus

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010478

Condition: 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. View more info

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A Victorian Young Lady

By: Askwith, Betty

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Salisbury, Michael Russell: 1979

Seller ID: 013902

ISBN: 0859550613

Condition: Very Good


Four plates, octavo, pp 155, a very good copy in a slightly worn and marked dustwrapper. [The author's account of her mother, Ellen Peel. View more info

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More Travels in a Donkey Trap (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)

By: Baker, Daisy

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011579

ISBN: -28562217X

Condition: Very Good


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.] View more info

Thoughts of a Clodhopper

By: Ballard, Ernest

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Colwall, near Malvern, Published by the author:

Seller ID: 005900


1948 ? Frontispiece, pp 156, a good copy in slightly frayed dustwrapper. (Christian essays on nature and philosophy from the Michaelmas daisy breeder.) View more info

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James Cook and New Zealand

By: Begg, A. Charles & Begg, Neil C.

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Wellington, A.R. Shearer, Government Printer: 1970

Seller ID: 010781

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, quarto, pp (8), 171, very slightly age-toned internally, pictorial boards a little rubbed. View more info

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Kitty Lloyd Jones : Lady Gardener and Nurserywoman - a brief account of her life and work

By: Berger, Rachel & Burns, Jenny

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Published by the authors:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014826

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, slim small octavo, pp 42, paperback,signature and address label of Joyce Haydn Jones on front endpaper, a very good copy. SCARCE. [Kitty Lloyd Jones, (1898-1978) worked on the gardens of Court House, Upton House, Courances, Pontrancart, Achamore House Gigha and Greys Court.] View more info

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Kitty Lloyd Jones : Lady Gardener and Nurserywoman - a brief account of her life and work

By: Berger, Rachel & Burns, Jenny

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Published by the authors:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014827

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, slim small octavo, pp 42, paperback,signature and address label of Joyce Haydn Jones on front endpaper, a very good copy. With a brief signed note from Mary Burns. SCARCE. [Kitty Lloyd Jones, (1898-1978) worked on the gardens of Court House, Upton House, Courances, Pontrancart, Achamore House Gigha and Greys Court.] View more info

Memories and Musings of an Octogenarian Biologist

By: BERTRAM, Colin

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hanley Swan, Colin Bertram: 1992

Seller ID: 004128

ISBN: 1854211579


Large 8vo, pp 248, a good copy in a wrinkled dustwrapper. From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter. View more info

Captain Cook

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1890

Seller ID: 007473

Condition: Fair


Portrait frontispiece, pp 191, small slim 8vo, cloth faded and a little rubbed and worn. View more info

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Travellers in Arabia

By: Bidwell, Robin

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014322

ISBN: 0600329003

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 224, a neat inscription on the half-title, otherwise very clean internally, blue cloth, binding leaning slightly, a good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

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Robert Louis Stevenson

By: Binding, Paul

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010162

ISBN: 0192731335

Condition: As New


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. View more info