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Container Topiary

By: Berry, Susan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, New Holland: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012380

ISBN: 1843303191

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, slim quarto, pp 96, rather age-toned around the margins, otherwise a very good copy in pictoral boards, with a very good dustwrapper. [These days it is becoming increasingly popular to enhance the garden and to create the idea of an "outdoor room". Using topiary is a way of enlivening the garden with living ornaments, whether in a large or small garden, on a patio terrace, or even a balcony or window ledge. Container gardening is also a popular subject, and this title shows you how to combine the two skills to create topiary in containers. Topiary, the art of shaping ... View more info

Outstanding American Bonsai - a Photographic Essay on the Works of Fifty American Bonsai Artists

By: Clark, Randy T.

Price: £13.50

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press: 1989

Seller ID: 001863

ISBN: 0881921343


Colour photographs throughout, 4to, pp. 132, pale green cloth with gilt titles on spine,the dustwrapper is very slightly worn otherwise very good copy. View more info

Making Bonsai Landscapes - the art of Saikei

By: Gustafson, Herb L.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.: 1999

Seller ID: 005973

ISBN: 0806918799


Very well illustrated, tall quarto, pp 190, paperback, corners very slightly bruised, otherwise a good clean copy with traces of price label on lower cover. SCARCE. View more info

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Bonsai for Americans: A Practical Guide to the Creation and Care of Miniature Potted Trees

By: Hull, George F.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013576

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 256, decorated cloth, in a tired frayed and chipped dustwrapper. [A previous owner has written three short notes on the title page and underlined a plant on page 66; the dustwrapper has a faint written note also.] View more info

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The Living Art of Bonsai: Principles & Techniques of Cultivation & Propagation

By: Liang, Amy

Price: £7.25

Publisher: New York, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc.: 1995

Seller ID: 014725

ISBN: 0806987812

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, quarto, pp 288, very clean internally, paperback, upper cover very slightly creased, otherwise a very good copy showing only the slightest signs of use. [Professor Amy Liang, a world-renowned bonsai artist and lecturer, offers a practical guide to the fine art of cultivating bonsai. This extravagantly produced volume, filled with hundreds upon hundreds of lavish full-colour photographs, showcases the very best and most beautiful specimens from her collection. Liang surveys the history of bonsai in its many schools and styles, and offers techniques and highly detailed instruct... View more info

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Mountains in the Sea - the Vietnamese Miniature Landscape Art of Hon Non Bo

By: Phan Van Lit & Buller, Lew

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press: 2001

Seller ID: 002868

ISBN: 0881925152

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 232, very slight age-toning to the margins, otherwise a very good copy in dustwrapper which is showing the slightest signs of use. [No one knows when Hon Non Bo, or Vietnamese miniature landscape art, began, but creating a scenic landscape in miniature has been a special pastime for Vietnamese people for hundreds of years. The duplication of nature in an artfully reduced scale is now appreciated by many Westerners as well. Lit Phan and Buller's unique new book is a comprehensive and exciting introduction to this elaborate natural art form that is akin to---but ... View more info

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The Spirit of Bonsai Design : Combine the Power of Zen and Nature

By: Tan, Chiye

Price: £16.50

Publisher: London, Collins & Brown: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014726

ISBN: 1843400219

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, small quarto, pp 160, extremely clean internally, pictoriual laminated boards, virtually as new, in a dustwrapper showing only very slight signs of use. [Written from a Zen perspective, this guide shows how an understanding of Zen aesthetics and its profound influence on bonsai design can improve your skills at shaping, displaying and appreciating bonsai. For example, most bonsai feature a triangular shape because it symbolizes the relationship between life-giving force, the artist and the work created. Similarly, bonsai trees are planted off-centre because they represent he... View more info

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Man Lung Garden Artistic Pot Plants

By: Wu Yee-sun

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Wing Lung Bank Limited: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013952

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated , mainly with black and white photographs, large octavo, pp 210, very clean internally, decorated cloth gilt, covers very slightly bowed, otherwise an excellent copy. [Presumably this was not originally a commercial publication, but was a gift from the publishing Bank for its customers ?] View more info