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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).

By: N/A

Price: £3.00

Publisher: 1999

Seller ID: 000287

ISBN: 8881691590

Condition: 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). View more info

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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

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Huntia Volume 2 - a yearbook of botanical and horticultural bibliography

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, The Hunt Botanical Library: 1965

Seller ID: 009463

Condition: 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.] View more info

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The Journal of the Garden History Society Vol VII number 1

By: N/A

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Reading, 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013357

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 126, typed and xeroxed, stapled as issued, paperback, slightly worn, the lower cover detached. [Includes Challenger's major 40 page article "Pioneer Nurseryman of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1850-1865, and other articles on the introduction of bladder-nuts, Burnt Norton, Dublin Botanic Garden, Rozel Trees and Philip Miller as garden advisor.] View more info

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Huntia, Volumes 1 - 7 : A Yearbook of Botanical and Horticultural Bibliography (later becoming A Journal of Botanical History

By: N/A

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013773

Condition: Very Good


Volumes 1 to 7, in 14 volumes, large octavo, paperback apart from Volume 2 which is clothbound as issued, the paperback spines are faded, otherwise in very good condition. Very heavy - extra postage will be required. [A fascinating and erudite collection of articles, with such treasures as Heller's "Early History of Binomial Nomenclature; Dorothy Manks on "Some Early American Horticultural Writers and Their Works"; "H.C. Watson - Great Britain's First Phytogeographer"; "The Collection of Pomological Watercolours in the U.S. National Arboretum"; "Soviet Journal... View more info

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Tulipiana Grafica

By: N/A

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Graphic Export Centre: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014755

Condition: Very Good


Not dated - 1966 ??]. Slim quarto, 8 pages, paperback, with three loose illustrations of seventeenth century tulips by Judith Leyster; the text comprises merely one page each in French, English and Dutch. A very good copy. SCARCE. The plates are reproduced from watercolours owned by Th. Hoog, Haarlem which are dated 1643 - it is unlikely that they have been reproduced elsewhere. [Judith Jans Leyster (also Leijster) (c. 1609 - 1660) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. She painted genre works, portraits, and still lifes. Although her work was highly regarded by her contemporaries, Leyster and he... View more info

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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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Nature Perfected - Gardens Through History

By: Adams, William Howard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York and London, Abbeville Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012398

ISBN: 0896599191

Condition: Good


Very well illustrated, large horizontal quarto, pp 356, the hinge at pages12/13 is cracking, otherwise very clean and sound internally, a good copy in a dustwrapper which is faded on the spine and on the upper cover, and very slightly worn. Very heavy - extra postage may be necessary. [In a progression that is both chronological and geographic, Nature Perfected details the contributions to gardening by each society--from the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians to the incomparable English gardens, and all points in between--in this ground-breaking history of the gardens of the world's greates... View more info

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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

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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

The Victorian Fern Craze - a history of Pteridomania

By: Allen, D.E.

Price: £38.50

Publisher: Hutchinson of London: 1969

Seller ID: 004208

ISBN: 0090998707


Illustrated, small 8vo, decorated cloth, pp xii, 85, a good copy in, as usual, a faded and frayed dustwrapper. SCARCE . View more info

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Great Gardens of Britain

By: Attlee, Helena

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Frances Lincoln: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010558

ISBN: 0711231346

Condition: 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 Ramsa... View more info

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Late Victorian Roses

By: Beales, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Norwich, Jarrolds: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013873

ISBN: 0853066216

Condition: Very Good


A small 12mo slim booklet, well illustrated, pp (32), paperback, covers slightly age-toned, otherwise a very good copy. SCARCE. View more info

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Edwardian Roses

By: Beales, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Norwich, Jarrolds: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013874

ISBN: 0853068224

Condition: Very Good


A small 12mo slim booklet, well illustrated, pp (32), paperback, covers slightly age-toned, otherwise a very good copy. SCARCE. 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

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London's Parks and Gardens

By: Billington, Jill

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Frances Lincoln: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010566

ISBN: 0711220395

Condition: Very Good


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 we... View more info

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William Robinson - the Wild Gardener

By: Bisgrove, Richard

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Frances Lincoln: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012470

ISBN: 0711225427

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, large quarto, pp 256, a very good copy in dustwrapper. Very scarce. [In this book Richard Bisgrove analyses William Robinson and his remarkable contribution to gardening. Robinson and Gertrude Jekyll were almost exact contemporaries and each made enormous contributions to the English garden - and so to the gardens of the whole English-speaking and Anglophile world - but in rather different ways. Robinson, more than any other gardener, was responsible for sweeping away the carpet bedding of the Victorians and promoting a more relaxed style using hardy plants. His volumino... View more info

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Flora Domestica: A History of Flower Arranging, 1500-1930

By: Blacker, Mary Rose

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, The National Trust & William Collins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014090

ISBN: 0707803802

Condition: New


Very well illustrated, horizontal quarto, pp 256, red cloth, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. [This social and horticultural history includes practical instructions on recreating "authentic" historical floral displays, including those for weddings.] View more info

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Diary of a Scotch Gardener at the French Court at the End of the Eighteenth Century

By: Blaikie, Thomas (edited by Francis Birrell)

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014040

Condition: Good


A few illustrations, octavo, pp xii, 256, slight foxing, top edge stained, otherwise clean internally, green cloth very slightly worn, binding leaning slightly, a repaired tear to the spine head. [Blaikie (1750 -1838) was a Scottish botanist and gardener born in Edinburgh. Between 1775 and 1776 he was tasked by John Fothergill and William Pitcairn with travelling the Alps to collect and record rare species of plants. Whilst there he met Voltaire and travelled with Michel-Gabriel Paccard, who received later fame for achieving the first ascent of Mont Blanc. After briefly returning to Britain, B... View more info