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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

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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

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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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Lettsom - His Life, Times, Friends and Descendants

By: Abraham, James Johnstone

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Medical Books Limited: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015819

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xx, 498, dark blue buckram, bevelled edges, a very good copy. (Quaker physician and botanist, friend of Collinson and Fothergill, he played a major role in introducing plants and seed from America and the Indies, and in their distribution to botanists and farmers. He was responsible for the introduction of the mangel-wurzel.) 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

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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

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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

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

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

Memories and Musings of an Octogenarian Biologist

By: BERTRAM, Colin

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Hanley Swan, Colin Bertram: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004128

ISBN: 1854211579

Condition: Good


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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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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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

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Prelude to Bressingham

By: Bloom, Alan

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Lavenham, Terence Dalton Limited: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015797

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small octavo, pp 144, very clean internally, a good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper which is age-toned on its inner surface. [The famous nurseryman recalls his early life and achievments - land clearing in the Cambridgeshire fens and in British Columbia, through to the early days of the Bressingham nursery.] View more info

Image for Ludwig van Beethoven - his life and work in pictures

Ludwig van Beethoven - his life and work in pictures

By: Bory, Robert

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1966

Seller ID: 009671

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, large quarto, pp 228, (10), the slightest of marks to the fore-edge, a neat owner's bookplate on the front endpaper, otherwise a really fine copy in a dustwrapper which is slightly faded on the spine and showing only the very faintest signs of wear. This copy is complete with the four page translation of letters insert - this is frequently missing. [Very heavy - extra postage may be required.] View more info

Image for Out West Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers - the story of El Rancho Rinconada

Out West Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers - the story of El Rancho Rinconada

By: Boyle, Louis M.

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Published by the author: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010298

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 526, attractive bookplate of Elmo B. Chase on the front endpaper, and his signature on the title page, otherwise extremely clean internally, decorated cloth gilt in very good condition, in a slightly worn and faded dustwrapper. View more info

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Charles Darwin - a man of enlarged curiosity

By: Brent, Peter

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010483

ISBN: 0434085952

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 536, original cloth-backed boards in very good condition, a very good copy in a rather worn and frayed dustwrapper. View more info