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English Emblem Books

By: Freeman, Rosemary

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015503

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp xiv, 256, some foxing to the fore-edge, some underlining of text in the first chapter, otherwise very clean internally, maroon cloth very slightly worn, lower corner slightly bumped. [This was Rosemary Verey's copy, but it is not signed.] View more info

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Garden Flowers, from plates by Jane Loudon, with introduction and notes on the plates by Robert Gathorne-Hardy

By: Gathorne-Hardy, Robert (Jane Loudon)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1948

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 014894

Condition: Very Good


Large slim octavo, pp 12 + 16 colour plates, a small neat inscription on the front endpaper, otherwise clean and sound internally, hardback in boards, faded, the dustwrapper is slightly worn. View more info

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Wild Flowers of the Chalk

By: Gilmour, John

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London & New York, Penguin Books: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009490

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small slim 12mo, pp 30, illus with 16 colour plates by Irene Hawkins, the last plate is slightly age-toned as usual, pictorial boards very slightly bowed but very clean and bright. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Golden Cockerel Press - 1952 Catalogue

By: Golden Cockerel Press (Christopher Sandford)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013704

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with six engravings, a page-head and a vignette portrait, slim octavo, pp (12), corners slightly turned, slightly age-toned, paperback, covers very slightly worn with one tiny tear to the lower cover. [Postage will be much reduced.] View more info

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Modern Wildlife Painting (Richard Fitter's copy)

By: Hammond, Nicholas.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Robertsbridge, Pica Press: 1998

Seller ID: 013140

ISBN: 1873403550

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, large quarto, pp 239, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [A fine survey of twentieth century art and artists. From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.]. {During the past century the western world has shown an unprecedented interest in wildlife and its identification and conservation, and the art of the era has both stimulated and reflected this interest. This stunning book examines the various forms of wildlife art-from photographic hyper-realism to the abstract-each illustrated by paintings or prints that... View more info

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The Old Man and the Sea

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1972

Seller ID: 010978

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard, slim octavo, pp 117, extremely clean internally, blue cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper has very slight marginal wear but is otherwise bright and clean and now protected in a removable plastic cover. View more info

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The Curious Gardener

By: Hill, Jason

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012767

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated by John Nash, pp 173, a little foxing to the endpapers, a neat original owner's signature opposite the title page, cloth very slightly marked. [One of the most delightful reads in gardening literature !] View more info

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The Contemplative Gardener.

By: Hill, Jason

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012768

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated by John Nash, octavo, pp 214, very clean internally, blue cloth very slightly age-toned and faded, a slight suggestion of bruising around the spine head. Still a very good copy. [One of the most delightful gardening books to read.] View more info

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Bonnie Scotland

By: Hope Moncrieff, A.R.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black: 1912

Seller ID: 014317

Condition: Good


Second reprint, large thick octavo, pp xii, 255, with 75 colour plates from watercolours by Sutton Palmer, (about ten plates have a small faint stain to the lower corner of the margin, one flimsy facing a plate is detached and a little worn) otherwise very clean and tight internally,decorated cloth, a little worn and marked, the lower cover is more marked (see image). View more info

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Green Mansions - A Romance of the Tropical Forests

By: Hudson, W.H.

Price: £28.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015267

Condition: Very Good


Foreword by John Galsworthy, illustrated with colour plates and line drawings by Horacio Butler, large octavo, pp xiv, 231, very slightly age-toned internally, decorated cloth gilt, the dustwrapper is lightly price-clipped and a bit frayed and chipped with slight loss to the spine head and the lower cover. With the bookplate of Leonard P. Molligi. [ Hudson's famous tale of the South American forest is ably matched by the illustrations of Horacio Butler - Argentine painter, tapestry designer and stage designer.] View more info

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By Thames and Cotswold. Sketches of the Country

By: Hutton, William Holden

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable & Co Ltd: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014780

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with over 100 line drawings by the author, octavo, pp 288, folding map at rear, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, very clean internally, green bevelled cloth, slightly dull, upper cover slightly marked. [Bookplate of L.L. Price, and signature on title page of T.W. Pickard of Glynde.] View more info

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The Old English Christmas

By: Irving, Washington

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, T.N. Foulis:

Seller ID: 014299

Condition: Very Good


[Not dated - perhaps c. 1910 ?] Illustrated with 16 mounted colour plates and a mounted title page by H.M. Brock, small octavo, pp 124, fore-edge and lower edge uncut, endpapers age-toned, owner's name on rear endpaper, blue cloth decorated in gilt, very slightly worn but really a very good copy of this attractive little work. SCARCE. View more info

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Thomas Bewick, Wood Engaver, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1753-1828

By: Jackson, John

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Greenock, The SignetPress: 1956

Seller ID: 006434


Portrait frontispiece, 10 wood engravings in the text (two of which are printed in green), small slim 8vo, pp 20, (4), paperback, covers slightly marked and worn, contents very clean. Limited edition of 500 copies, of which this is number 440. [The text is taken from Jackson's "A Treatise on Wood Engraving, Historical and Practical", published in 1839.] View more info

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The London of Gustave Dore

By: Jerrold, Blanchard & Dore, Gustave

Price: £7.25

Publisher: Ware, Wordsworth Editions: 1989

Seller ID: 011589

ISBN: 1853269018

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, tall quarto, pp (12), xii, 191, a good sound copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

Poets Country

By: LANG, Andrew. (ed).

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black: 1907

Seller ID: 007272

Condition: Fair


50 colour plates by Francis S. Walker, large thick 8vo, pp xiv, 363, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, early in scription on b lank page opposite the half-title, decorated cloth a bit marked, browned and worn, spine rubbed and frayed, spine head torn and glued. [From the library of the gardening writer Ruth Duthie, with her name and address on the front endpaper.] View more info

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A Play Which Tells of a Road That Leads to Heaven - Six Dalecarlian Wall-Paintings

By: Lindstrom, Rune

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Stockholm, Svenska Kyrkans Diakonistyrelses Bokforlag: 1955

Seller ID: 009513

Condition: Good


With illustrations and decorations by the author, printed in red and black, large slim 8vo, pp 100, decorated boards, spine very slightly gae-marked. The boards are a bot bowed, otherwise this is quite a good clean copy in a dustwra;pper which is a little worn and browned. [The play was performed for many years at the outdoor theatre at Leksand. The simple plot comprises - "The young peasants Mats and Marit are about to marry when a disease breaks out in their village. Marit gets accused of being a witch and sentenced to death. After she has been burnt alive Mats leaves the village and se... View more info

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Memoirs of an Artist Naturalist

By: Lodge, George E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, Gurney & Jackson: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014843

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated including 16 colour plates, large octavo, pp (4), 96, top edge gilt, the other edges uncut, a neat signature and date on the front endpaper, otherwise extremely clean internally, green cloth, a slight tear to the spine head otherwise a very good copy. [Lodge was a British illustrator of birds and an authority on falconry.] View more info

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The Tooth-Ache

By: Mayhew, Horace

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, The Arts Council of Great Britain:

Seller ID: 011220

ISBN: 072870014x

Condition: Very Good


Facsimile reprint, not dated - 1970's ?. A long coloured concertina (approximately 195 cms by 13 cms), 16mo, in very good condition, paper covers very slightly worn. {Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Benjamin Fawcett - engraver and colour printer, with a list of his books and plates

By: McLean, Ruari & Antonia

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Aldershot, Scolar Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014844

ISBN: 0859677893

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 196, very clean internally, green cloth showing only very slight signs of use. No dustwrapper. SCARCE. [LIMITED EDITION OF 750 COPIES - THIS ONE NUMBER 323.] View more info

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American Wildlife Painting

By: Norelli, Martina R.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York and London, Watson-Guptill Publications & Phaidon Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010571

ISBN: 0823002179

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, large tall quarto, pp 224, fore-edge slightly thumbed, a good copy in a rather frayed and lightly torn dustwrapper. View more info