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THE CIDER FACTORY - Plant and Layout

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Leonard Hill Limited: 1953

Seller ID: 006374


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xiv, 110, endpapers very slightly foxed otherwise very clean internally, cloth slightly worn and marked. VERY SCARCE View more info

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La Diversite des Plantes Legumieres: hier, aujourd'hiu et demain [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Paris, JATBA: 1985

Seller ID: 009334

Condition: 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 197... View more info

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Underexploited Tropical Plants with Promising Economic Value

By: N/A

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Washington, National Academy of Sciences: 1976

Seller ID: 014000

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Octavo, pp x, 189, fore-edge slightly age-toned, paperback, a very good copy. [Cereals, roots and tubers, vegetables, fruits, oilseeds, forage etc] View more info

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Improving Vegetatively Propagated Crops

By: Abbott, A.J. & Atkin, R.K. (editors)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Academic Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010917

ISBN: 0120414104

Condition: 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.] View more info

Long Term Preservation of Favourable Germ Plasm in Arboreal Crops

By: Akihama, T. & Nakajima, K. (eds)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Japan, Fruit Tree Research Station, Minstry of Agriculture and Forestry: 1978

Seller ID: 004284


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.] View more info

The Corn Plant Today

By: Anderson, Edgar

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Des-Moines, Iowa, Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Company: 1949

Seller ID: 005086


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.] View more info

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Peppers - the Domesticated Capsicums (New edition)

By: Andrews, Jean

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas: 1995

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 008344

ISBN: 0292704674

Condition: 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. View more info

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Fruit Growing - Modern Cultural Methods

By: Bagenal, N.B. (ed)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Ward Lock & Co Ltd: 1945

Seller ID: 014872

Condition: Very Good


Revised editoon, 1945. Illustrated with sepia photographic illustrations and eight colour plates, thick octavo, pp 416, slightly age-toned, otherwise very clean and sound internally, green cloth very slightly worn and marked, the dustwrapper is price-clipped and rather worn and fryed, with pieces lacking from the head and tail of the spine and very small pieces from the corners. View more info

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The Pruning Book: a monograph of the pruning and training of plants as applied to American conditions

By: Bailey, L.H.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1899

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 013566

Condition: Good


Second edition. Small squat octavo, pp x, 545 (+ publisher's catalogue), slightly used internally and very slightly weak, a small minor pressure-mark from the front endpaper threough to page 17/18, endpapers a little creased, cloth slightly worn and rubbed, binding leaning slightly. [Philosophy of pruning. The fruit bud. The healing of wounds, Specific modes of training. American grape training.]. The early editions are extremely scarce. View more info

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Jeff Ball's 60-Minute Vegetable Garden - just one hour a week for the most productive vegetable garden possible

By: Ball, Jeff

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, Collier Books - Macmillan: 1992

Seller ID: 009589

ISBN: 0020303769

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xii, 228, paperback, a very good copy. SCARCE. View more info

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The Fruits of the Earth

By: Bianchini, F. & Corbetta F. (introduction by Maurice Messegue)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1988

Seller ID: 014241

ISBN: 1870630106

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated with very attractive watercolour plates, quarto, pp 303, very clean internally, brown cloth very slightly worn, in a good dustwrapper which is a little worn and creased around the edges. [A beautiful tribute to edible plants.] View more info

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The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit - a definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking

By: Biggs, Matthew; McVicar, Jekka & Flowerdew, Bob

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Kyle Cathie Limited: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010691

ISBN: 1856264750

Condition: 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.] View more info

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Fruit - an Illustrated History

By: Blackburne-Maze, Peter (Blackburn)

Price: £32.50

Publisher: Toronto, Firefly Books: 2003

Seller ID: 002370

ISBN: 1552977803

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, large quarto, pp 335, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [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. View more info

Apple Pollination Studies in the Annapolis Valley, N.S., Canada

By: Brittain, W.H.(ed)

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Department of Agriculture, Dominion of Canada: 1933

Seller ID: 005083


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 198, paperback, covers very marked and grubby, (also affecting the last two pages), a bit used generally. View more info

The Cook's Garden

By: Brown, Lynda

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Vermilion: 1992

Seller ID: 001320

ISBN: 0091775868


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. View more info

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Apples - the story of the fruit of temptation [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Browning, Frank

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane - The Penguin Press: 1999

Seller ID: 008665

ISBN: 0713993049

Condition: Very 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... View more info

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Grow Vegetables

By: Buckingham, Alan

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Dorling Kindersley: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009736

ISBN: 1405322217

Condition: 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... View more info

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Apples - a guide to the identification of international varieties (Fred Whitsey's copy)

By: Bultitude, John

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Reference Books: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009018

ISBN: 0333349717

Condition: Very Good


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.] View more info

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Apples - a guide to the identification of international varieties

By: Bultitude, John

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Reference Books: 1989

Seller ID: 012207

ISBN: 0333349717

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Fruit Garden

By: Bunyard, George & Thomas, Owen

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014603

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated with line drawings and photographic plates, small thick quarto, pp xiv, 507, fore-edge foxed, scattered foxing throughout, heavier on some pages, the hinge at the title page is a little cracked, and similarly at the last page of the index, otherwise clean and sound internally, blue cloth very slightly worn and marked. [One of the seminal works on the subject, and overall a much better than average copy.] View more info