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1742-45 2 Vols PHYTANTHOZA-Iconographia Botany WEINMANN
1742-45 2 Vols PHYTANTHOZA-Iconographia Botany WEINMANN

Price: £2,640.00

  Two text volumes of this famous comprehensive botanical work, one of the first of its kind. Whilst these volumes have none of the illustrations, they are still a grand reference guide for eighteenth century...

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1766 The Gentleman Gardener The Gardener's Kalendar Mr Stevenson Seventh
1766 The Gentleman Gardener The Gardener's Kalendar Mr Stevenson Seventh

Price: £440.00

A scarce seventh edition of this gentleman's guide to gardening. Being instructions in sowing, planting, pruning and grafting seeds, plants, flowers and trees; also, in the manner of making wines from the fruits of the garden; and...

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1788 The Gentleman Farmer AGRICULTURE Henry Home KAMES
1788 The Gentleman Farmer AGRICULTURE Henry Home KAMES

Price: £199.99

An uncommon copy of Henry Home's The Gentleman Farmer. Bound in half calf leather with gilt lettering and paper covered boards. Third edition. Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696 1782) was a Scottish philosopher of the 18th...

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1809 Every Man His Own Gardener New More Complete Gardener's Calendar Nineteenth
1809 Every Man His Own Gardener New More Complete Gardener's Calendar Nineteenth

Price: £150.00

Every Man his Own Gardener: Being a New and Much More Complete Gardeners Calendar and General Directory than any one Hitherto Published by Thomas Mawe, gardener to his Grace, the Duke of Leeds, and John Abercrombie, sixty years...

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1811 HORTUS CANTABRIGIENSIS A Catalogue of Plants Indigenous Exotic JAMES DONN
1811 HORTUS CANTABRIGIENSIS A Catalogue of Plants Indigenous Exotic JAMES DONN

Price: £110.00

'Hortus Cantabrigiensis; or a Catalogue of Plants, Indigenous and Exotic'. Written by James Donn (17581813), an English botanist. He was Curator of the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Cambridge, from 1790 until his death....

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1820 A Concise And Practical TREATISE Growth Culture CARNATION Hogg
1820 A Concise And Practical TREATISE Growth Culture CARNATION Hogg

Price: £675.00

  A scarce first edition of this fantastic and much revered work on flower horticulture. A very rare survival in original publisher's boards. 'Including a dissertation on soils and manures, and containing also a catalogue...

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1820 A New System of CULTIVATION Alexander Beatson First Edition
1820 A New System of CULTIVATION Alexander Beatson First Edition

Price: £165.00

A first edition of this scarce work of horticulture. Featuring four illustrated plates depicting scarifier and horse hoe, a drill machine, clay-kiln, and indian ploughs. Beatson served for many years with the East India Company,...

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1820 British BOTANY John GALPINE Linnean Second Edition
1820 British BOTANY John GALPINE Linnean Second Edition

Price: £47.99

The corrected and extended second edition of Galpine's impressive little volume on British botany for use in the field. Bound in the original publisher's boards. The full title of this work is: A Synoptical Compend of British...

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1820-1824 5vols Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London B W Plates
1820-1824 5vols Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London B W Plates

Price: £625.00

A record of the meetings and discussions held by the Horticultural Society of London between 1820 and 1824. Five volumes of seven. Volumes I to IV are editions third, third, second, first and first respectively. The coloured plates...

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1823 Catalogue of Exotic Plants Cambridge Botanical Garden James Donn
1823 Catalogue of Exotic Plants Cambridge Botanical Garden James Donn

Price: £89.99

A work of phylogeny cataloguing each plant found in the Cambridge Botanic Garden. Each entry is arranged by order, then the plants given by binomial nomenclature (genus-species), with brief physiological details.

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1826 Hortus Cantabrigiensis an Accented Catalogue of Indigenous Plants Donn
1826 Hortus Cantabrigiensis an Accented Catalogue of Indigenous Plants Donn

Price: £49.99

A rare referential catalogue, listing indigenous and exotic plants cultivated within the cambridge botanical garden. Eleventh edition, with numerous additions and corrections by John Lindley. By James Donn, fellow of the...

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1834 A Synoptical Compend of British Botany John Galpine Linnean System
1834 A Synoptical Compend of British Botany John Galpine Linnean System

Price: £25.99

A description of the flowering plants and ferns indigenous to, or naturalised in the British Isles. Fourth edition. Arranged after the Linnean System.

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1837 Manual of British Botany by D C Macreight First Edition
1837 Manual of British Botany by D C Macreight First Edition

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this interesting foray into botany. By D. C. Macreight, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and Lecturer on Materia Medica and Theraputics in the Middlesex Hospital School of Medicine. With a series of...

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1837 The British Flora Medica Two Volumes in One Colour Plated Barton and Castle
1837 The British Flora Medica Two Volumes in One Colour Plated Barton and Castle

Price: £125.00

The first edition of this history of plants used in medicinal treatment. Illustrated throughout with many coloured plates. Missing pages 3-96 of the first volume and plates 1-7. Two volumes bound in one.

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1839 REPORT on the PROGRESS of VEGETABLE PHYSIOLOGY During 1837 MEYEN Scarce
1839 REPORT on the PROGRESS of VEGETABLE PHYSIOLOGY During 1837 MEYEN Scarce

Price: £125.00

A Report on the Progress of the Vegetable Physiology during the year 1837, written by F. J. F. Meyen, professor of Botany in the University of Berlin. Translated from the German by William Francis, associate of the Linnean Society. ...

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1843-1847 2vol Gardeners Chronicle Newspaper of Rural Economy Periodical Scarce
1843-1847 2vol Gardeners Chronicle Newspaper of Rural Economy Periodical Scarce

Price: £1,100.00

Two handsome annual volumes of The Gardener's Chronicle. Consisting of each issue from the years 1843 and 1847,  with January 28th to December 30th, and January 2nd to December 25th, offered respectively. The Gardeners'...

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1846 2 vol Scarce Baxters Library of Agriculture Gardening Breeding and Farming
1846 2 vol Scarce Baxters Library of Agriculture Gardening Breeding and Farming

Price: £160.00

A two volume set of Baxter's Library of AgricultureComplete in two volumesFourth Edition'A work of reference to farming, breeding, grazing, dairy management, gardening and rural affairs comprising every modern improvement in husbandry...

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1849 The Horticulturist J C Loudon Kitchen Fruit Forcing Garden Illustrated
1849 The Horticulturist J C Loudon Kitchen Fruit Forcing Garden Illustrated

Price: £295.00

A gardening manual from the famous J. C. Loudon. John Claudius Loudon (8 April 1783 14 December 1843) was a Scottish botanist, garden designer and cemetery designer, author and garden magazine editor. Illustrated with numerous...

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1856 A New Flora of the Reigate Surrey James Brewer Fold Out
1856 A New Flora of the Reigate Surrey James Brewer Fold Out

Price: £44.00

A first edition of this work on the flora Reigate in surrey.Containing the flowering plants and ferns of the district, with their localities, times of flowering and a list of the mosses.

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1858 Weeds and Wild Flowers by Lady Wilkinson Illustrated First Edition
1858 Weeds and Wild Flowers by Lady Wilkinson Illustrated First Edition

Price: £165.00

A first edition of Weeds and Wild Flowers by Lady Wilkinson. Illustrated by twelve coloured engravings, and twenty-six woodcuts. With a coloured frontispiece of a Burnet Rose.

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1860 Common Wayside Flowers First Edition Thomas Miller Birket Foster Illustrate
1860 Common Wayside Flowers First Edition Thomas Miller Birket Foster Illustrate

Price: £250.00

An interesting and beautifully illustrated work on flowers.An extremely scarce work, especially in this binding.Appears to be lacking normal title page with publishing information on as well as possibly a contents page. Date and publisher's...

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1860 Gardeners Weekly Magazine And Floricultural Magazine Jan - June 1860 Scarce
1860 Gardeners Weekly Magazine And Floricultural Magazine Jan - June 1860 Scarce

Price: £120.00

The Gardener's Weekly Magazine and Floricultural Cabinet conducted by Messrs. Harrison. Illustrated with numerous illustrations integrated with text. A gardening periodical, this volume encompasses January to June 1860. Bookseller's...

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1863 The Chronicles of a Garden First Edition Henrietta Wilson Scarce Illus
1863 The Chronicles of a Garden First Edition Henrietta Wilson Scarce Illus

Price: £60.00

A scarce first edition of this charming work on gardening by Henrietta Wilson. With a frontispiece and illustrations throughout. With an ink incription dated 1863 reading 'Elizabeth Campbell Stuart (from Aunt Eliza)' to title page....

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1863 The Fern Manual Journal of Horticulture British Ferns Illustrated Gardening
1863 The Fern Manual Journal of Horticulture British Ferns Illustrated Gardening

Price: £60.00

An uncommon 19th century gardening manual for cultivating ferns.'Being a description of all the best stove, greenhouse and hardy ferns cultivated in British gardens, with instructions for their cultivation and treatment both on a large...

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1863-1865 2Vol In Door Plants and How to Grow Flowers Decoration E. A. Maling
1863-1865 2Vol In Door Plants and How to Grow Flowers Decoration E. A. Maling

Price: £175.00

A scarce set of charming works containing the practical aspects of gardening for both summer and winter plants, flower-stands, and the decoration of conservatories and balconies. Miss Maling's guide is intended for those "obliged...

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1865 2 Vol Handbook British Flora George Bentham Illustrations
1865 2 Vol Handbook British Flora George Bentham Illustrations

Price: £55.00

Bentham's extensively illustrated work on British Flora.Complete in two volumes.George Bentham (22 September 1800 10 September 1884) was an English botanist, characterised by Duane Isely as "the premier systematic botanist of the...

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1866 2vols The Treasury of Botany A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom
1866 2vols The Treasury of Botany A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom

Price: £220.00

A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated reference work in two volumes.Edited by John Lindley and Thomas Moore who were assisted, as stated to the title page, by numerous contributions. Lindley was a professor of...

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1867 AGRICULTURALIST'S ASSISTANT Manual Principals Rules Tables John EWART
1867 AGRICULTURALIST'S ASSISTANT Manual Principals Rules Tables John EWART

Price: £120.00

'The Agricultural Assistant; A Manual of Principals, Rules, and Tables, of constant use in all calculations incident to the occupation and improvement of land, and speicially in those involved in remuneraion by piecework'. Includes...

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1867 British Grasses Margaret Plues Illustrated Gramineae Britain & Ireland 1st
1867 British Grasses Margaret Plues Illustrated Gramineae Britain & Ireland 1st

Price: £24.99

A nicely illustrated exploration into the various grasses native to Britain. Including "An Introduction to the Study of the Gramineae of Great Britain and Ireland". With several coloured plates and wood-cuts throughout. ...

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1870 New and Rare Beautiful Leaved Plants Colour Illustrated Hibberd Ornamental
1870 New and Rare Beautiful Leaved Plants Colour Illustrated Hibberd Ornamental

Price: £90.00

A stunning book of the most ornamental foliaged plants. Thirty-eight colour illustrated plates, with numerous other illustrations throughout. The plants given focus in this work have not been noticed in any other work prior. Some of...

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1870 Trees and Shrubs for English Plantations Augustus Mongredien Presentation
1870 Trees and Shrubs for English Plantations Augustus Mongredien Presentation

Price: £40.00

A gardener's guide to planting British plants overseas. Author's presentation copy.Illustrated throughout with numerous engravings in the text and two coloured plates. Augustus Mongredien (18071888) was a corn merchant, also known...

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1872 2vol The Journal of Horticulture George Johnson Volumes 22 and 23
1872 2vol The Journal of Horticulture George Johnson Volumes 22 and 23

Price: £99.99

Two volumes of the gardening periodical The Journal of Horticulture. Containing volumes XXII and XXIII. Illustrated throughout with numerous woodcut vignette illustrations. With articles on the culture of roses in pots, cultivation...

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1872 My Garden Its Plan and Culture Alfred Smee Illustrated Bickers Second Ed
1872 My Garden Its Plan and Culture Alfred Smee Illustrated Bickers Second Ed

Price: £130.00

A second edition of this beautifully illustrated work by Alfred Smee.Bound in an attractive binding by Bickers and Sons.Profusely illustrated with engravings in the text and 24 plates.Alfred Smee was a chemist, surgeon and enthusiastic...

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1873 A Year With the Wild Flowers A Popular Introduction to English Botany Waddy
1873 A Year With the Wild Flowers A Popular Introduction to English Botany Waddy

Price: £47.00

The first edition of this horticultural work.Written by Edith Waddy and illustrated by William Dickes.Numerous full page illustrations including twelve full page plates. This work provides insight into several specific flower species...

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1878 Robert Thompson The Gardener's Assistant Illustrated
1878 Robert Thompson The Gardener's Assistant Illustrated

Price: £125.00

A new, revised and extended edition of Thompson's The Gardener's Assistant: Practical and Scientific.Thomspon was of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens, Chiswick; Corresponding member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society,...

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1878 The Garden Illustrated Weekly Journal Robinson Illustrated Chromolithograph
1878 The Garden Illustrated Weekly Journal Robinson Illustrated Chromolithograph

Price: £270.00

The 24th volume, Christmas 1878, of William Robinson's horticultural journal. Launched in 1871, The Garden was one of the most influential gardening journals of its day and featured contributions from notables such as John Ruskin,...

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1878 The Gardener's Assistant R Thompson Extended by Moore Illustrated
1878 The Gardener's Assistant R Thompson Extended by Moore Illustrated

Price: £120.00

An extended edition of Robert Thompson's popular Gardening manual.Adorned with 32 leaves of plates, some coloured chromolithography as well as dozens more vignettes. Each plate has a corresponding description.Collated,...

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1880 English Trees Tree-Planting William Ablett First
1880 English Trees Tree-Planting William Ablett First

Price: £47.99

A first edition of this informative work about the cultivation and uses of various trees. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial decoration. There is a forestry book review pasted to the verso of the rear free-endpaper...

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1881-1910 Collection of Botanical Pamphlets & Extracts
1881-1910 Collection of Botanical Pamphlets & Extracts

Price: £119.99

  A collection of four botanical works from Europe and America. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. With a W. Appleyard bookbinder's label to the rear pastedown. With a small bookseller's label  to the front blank. Die...

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1883 Wild Flowers of the Holy Land hannah Zeller Chromolithographs Botany Israel
1883 Wild Flowers of the Holy Land hannah Zeller Chromolithographs Botany Israel

Price: £150.00

A stunning collection of chromolithographs of flowers from Israel, painted and compiled by Hannah Zeller. Zeller, a Swiss missionary, visited Nazareth in the 1870s to paint wild flowers from nature, the results are displayed...

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1884 Botanical Names for English Readers Randal H. Alcock Plants
1884 Botanical Names for English Readers Randal H. Alcock Plants

Price: £24.99

An uncommon copy of this referential guide to botanical names. Containing a History of Botany from The Earliest Times to the Christian Era. With extensive Index to the rear. 

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1885 The Amateurs Rose Book Shirley Hibberd Illustrated New Edition
1885 The Amateurs Rose Book Shirley Hibberd Illustrated New Edition

Price: £48.00

An instructive guide on growing roses.With a colour frontispiece and numerous vignettes throughout.This work covers an extensive range of knowledge on cultivating roses. Chapters include families of wild and garden roses, forming the...

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1886 The Gardener's Assistant Practical and Scientific Robert Thompson
1886 The Gardener's Assistant Practical and Scientific Robert Thompson

Price: £120.00

A scarce edition of this fascinatingly detailed guide to gardening by Robert Thompson. Chapters include 'The Principal Organs of Plants', 'Germination' and 'Tools, Instruments, Machines &c used in Gardens'.Illustrated with...

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1889 The Book of Sun Dials Collected by Mrs Alfred Gatty With Memoir H K F Gatty
1889 The Book of Sun Dials Collected by Mrs Alfred Gatty With Memoir H K F Gatty

Price: £75.00

A work on sun dials collected by Margaret Gatty.Illustrated, with a frontispiece, numerous vignettes and three folding plates to the rear.Edited by H K F Gatty and Eleanor Lloyd. With a preface and brief memoir of Margaret Gatty by...

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1890 W J Gordon Our Country's Flowers and How to Know Them Illustrated
1890 W J Gordon Our Country's Flowers and How to Know Them Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A guide to the flowers of Britain from W. J. Gordon. With an introduction by George Henslow. Illustrated throughout with over thirty coloured plates by John Allen.

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1892 Royal Horticultural Society Journal Vol14 Report of the Conifer Conference
1892 Royal Horticultural Society Journal Vol14 Report of the Conifer Conference

Price: £60.00

Volume 14 of the RHS' journal.With a comprehensive account of the 1891 conifer conference.Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire,...

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1893 Voices from Flower Land Original Couplets by Emily E Reader Birthday Book
1893 Voices from Flower Land Original Couplets by Emily E Reader Birthday Book

Price: £58.00

A beautiful birthday book adn collection of poetic couplets on gardening.Illustrated throughout by Ada Brooke with a language of flowers to the rear.

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1894 British Wild Flowers by C Pierpoint Johnson Illustrated
1894 British Wild Flowers by C Pierpoint Johnson Illustrated

Price: £99.99

A scarce edition of this volume about British Wild Flowers. Illustrated by John E. Sowerby [some plates are missing]. Described, with an introduction and a key to the natural orders, by C. Pierpoint Johnson. Re-issue: to which...

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1894 Greenhouse and Stove Plants Thomas Baines Illustrated Palms Ferns
1894 Greenhouse and Stove Plants Thomas Baines Illustrated Palms Ferns

Price: £34.00

This is an illustrated copy of this work on gardening and greenhouse plants.Containing flowering and fine-leaved palms, ferns and lycopodiums, with full details of the propagation and cultivation of 500 families of plants, embracing...

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1894 TREES SHRUBS Woody Climbers BOMBAY Presidency TALBOT First
1894 TREES SHRUBS Woody Climbers BOMBAY Presidency TALBOT First

Price: £295.00

An extremely scarce first edition of this comprehensive compendium of Bombay plants, in a presentation binding inscribed by the author. Inscription to front free-endpaper reads: 'To J. B. D. Adams Esq from W. A. Talbot'....

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1895 The Amateur Orchid Cultivators' Guide Book H A Burberry Illustrated
1895 The Amateur Orchid Cultivators' Guide Book H A Burberry Illustrated

Price: £60.00

An uncommon copy of this garderning work by H. A. Burberry. H. A. Burberry was 'Orchid grower at Highbury, Birmingham (the residence of the Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, M.P.) and contributor to the following: the yearly calendar...

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1901 British TREES With Illustrations Stanhope Tollemache
1901 British TREES With Illustrations Stanhope Tollemache

Price: £34.99

A fascinating work comprising of descriptions of indigenous and naturalised British forest trees, portraying their appearance, growth and habit. First edition. In a gutta percha binding, featuring numerous photographic plates of...

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1902 Flowers of the Fields by Rev CA Johns Botany Illustrated Thirtieth Edition
1902 Flowers of the Fields by Rev CA Johns Botany Illustrated Thirtieth Edition

Price: £16.99

A far reaching botanical study by the Reverend C. A. Johns. "Entirely rewritten and revised by G. S. Boulger." Profusely illustrated in monochrome throughout. The thirtieth edition, new and enlarged.

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1902 How to Study Wild Flowers George Henslow Illustrated Second Impression
1902 How to Study Wild Flowers George Henslow Illustrated Second Impression

Price: £65.00

The second impression of this educational work by George Henslow.Illustrated throughout with fifty-seven vignettes.Written for the use of schools and students and published by the Religious Tract society.This work discusses...

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1902 Vegetables and Flowers from Seeds in Tropical Climated Sutton and Sons
1902 Vegetables and Flowers from Seeds in Tropical Climated Sutton and Sons

Price: £25.00

A horticultural work on the growing of vegetables and flowers in tropical climates. Including many illustrations in the text.

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1904 English Estate Forestry by A C Forbes with Illustrations
1904 English Estate Forestry by A C Forbes with Illustrations

Price: £60.00

A useful reference book on English Estate Forestry by A. C. Forbes.Arthur C. Forbes (1866-) was an English forestry expert. He was a lecturer at Armstrong College of Science in Newcastle upon Tyne and, later, he was the first Director...

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1904 John Parkinson Paradisi In Sole Paradisus Terrestris Reprint of the 1629 Ed
1904 John Parkinson Paradisi In Sole Paradisus Terrestris Reprint of the 1629 Ed

Price: £300.00

A reprint of one of the two magna opera by John Parkinson, apothecary to James I and Royal Botanist to Charles I.This reproduces the 1629 edition, and includes the elaborately engraved title page as well as a portrait of Parkinson...

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1905 2vols The Gardens of Italy Country Life Illustrated E March Phillips
1905 2vols The Gardens of Italy Country Life Illustrated E March Phillips

Price: £230.00

The first edition of this Country Life publication.A comprehensive study of several Italian Gardens, including The Boboli Gardens in Rome, Frascati, Castel Gandolfo, Tivoli, Florence, Villa Medici, Florence and...

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1905 A Gardener's Year H Rider Haggard Second Impression Illustrated
1905 A Gardener's Year H Rider Haggard Second Impression Illustrated

Price: £80.00

H. Rider Haggard's gardening guide to horticulture throughout the year.Illustrated with numerous photographic plates. First edition, second impression.

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1905 The Gardeners' Chronicle A Weekly Illustrated Journal XXXVIII
1905 The Gardeners' Chronicle A Weekly Illustrated Journal XXXVIII

Price: £99.99

A scarce copy of this gardening periodical. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates and vignettes. Volume XXXVIII, covering July to December 1905.

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1905-1913 7vol Elwes Henry Trees Of Great Britain Ireland Paper Wraps Text Only
1905-1913 7vol Elwes Henry Trees Of Great Britain Ireland Paper Wraps Text Only

Price: £325.00

The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry John Elwes and Augustine Henry. In paper wraps, illustrated to volumes VI, VII and Index. Preface by W. T. Thiselton-Dyer dated Kew, November 1905 to front of volume I. With an...

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1906 The Art of Garden Design in Italy H Inigo Triggs Illustrated
1906 The Art of Garden Design in Italy H Inigo Triggs Illustrated

Price: £330.00

A fascinating illustrated guide to Italian Garden Design.Illustrated throughout with 128 plates comprising of photographs and plans of various gardens across Italy.In addition to the plates there are numerous in-text vignette illustrations.The...

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1907 The Gardens of England in the Sothern and Western Counties Charles Holmes
1907 The Gardens of England in the Sothern and Western Counties Charles Holmes

Price: £65.00

An illustrated guide to the gardens of Southern and Western England.Illustrated throughout with many photographic plates. Including photographs of Wilton House, Farnham Castle, Killerton, Montacute House and many more.

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1907 The Gardens of England in the Southern and Western Counties Holme 1st
1907 The Gardens of England in the Southern and Western Counties Holme 1st

Price: £95.00

A first edition of this work by Charles HolmeWith 8 coloured plates and over 100 photographic plates. Charles Holme was an English journalist and art critic and the founding editor of the Studio.

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1907-11 3Vol The Gardens of England Holme Midlands North South West Illus
1907-11 3Vol The Gardens of England Holme Midlands North South West Illus

Price: £82.00

This is a three volume set of these first edition garden books.Volumes inlcude In The Northern Counties, In the Southern and Western Counties, In the Midland and Eastern Counties.  Beautifully illustrated throughout with several...

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1908 GARDENING The Perfect GARDEN by Walter P. WRIGHT
1908 GARDENING The Perfect GARDEN by Walter P. WRIGHT

Price: £130.00

An early edition of Wright's The Perfect Garden, in a handsome binding. Bound in half morocco leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Reprinted the same year as the first edition. With Hatchards booksellers ink stamp...

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1908 Sir Herbert Maxwell Scottish Gardens Limited Edition 136/250 Colour Plates
1908 Sir Herbert Maxwell Scottish Gardens Limited Edition 136/250 Colour Plates

Price: £115.00

A scarce edition of Scottish Gardens; Being A Representative Selection of Different Types, Old and New by Sir Herbert Maxwell. This edition was limited to 250 copies of which this is number 136, inscribed in ink to front.  Illustrated...

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1908 The Flowers and Gardens of Japan By Ella and Florence de Cane Illustrated
1908 The Flowers and Gardens of Japan By Ella and Florence de Cane Illustrated

Price: £225.00

A beautifully illustrated work on the gardens of Japan. First edition. With many full-colour plates and a publisher's catalogue to rear.

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1908-1911 12vol The Standard Cyclopaedia of Modern Agriculture Patrick Wright
1908-1911 12vol The Standard Cyclopaedia of Modern Agriculture Patrick Wright

Price: £195.00

A complete and comprehensive agricultural encyclopaedia, arranged alphabetically by Professor R. Patrick Wright. With numerous illustrations throughout, including hundreds of illustrations in the text and two hundred and nineteen...

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1909 A Book About The Garden and The Gardener S Reynolds Hole John R Anderson
1909 A Book About The Garden and The Gardener S Reynolds Hole John R Anderson

Price: £45.00

A fascinating work on horticulture.With the bookplate of one John R Anderson to the front pastedown.With a photograph frontispiece.A Book About The Garden was first published at the end of the nineteenth century and...

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1909 Neltje Blanchan The American Flower Garden Illustrated First Edition
1909 Neltje Blanchan The American Flower Garden Illustrated First Edition

Price: £45.00

A handsome first edition of Neltje Blanchan's The American Flower Garden.With 88 plates and 4 colour plates.As well as being an historian, Neltje Blanchan was a a nature writer who authored works on birds and wildflowers.

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1910 Catalogue of Hardy Trees and Shrubs Syon House Brentford A Bruce Jackson
1910 Catalogue of Hardy Trees and Shrubs Syon House Brentford A Bruce Jackson

Price: £47.00

A list of the trees and shrubs from the gardens and grounds of Syon House in Brentford. Syon House, and its 200 acre (80 hectare) park, is in west London. It belongs to the Duke of Northumberland and is now his family's London residence....

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1910 Jadrin Plaisance Fleur Rethorique Antione Verard
1910 Jadrin Plaisance Fleur Rethorique Antione Verard

Price: £119.99

A scarce and beautiful facsimile reproduction of 'Pleasure Garden and Flower Rhetoric', originally published by Antoine Verard in 1501. Bound in quarter cloth with paper coverings, and printed lettering and decoration. Issued...

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1910 Orchids for Everyone Charles H Curtis Coloured Plates Gardening
1910 Orchids for Everyone Charles H Curtis Coloured Plates Gardening

Price: £59.99

A lavishly illustrated guide to growing orchids from Charles H. Curtis. With many coloured and monochrome plates throughout by T. Ernest Waltham.Including chapters on hybridisation, the most useful orchids, seeds, and much more.

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1911 G Flemwell The Flower Fields of Alpine Switzerland Coloured Plates
1911 G Flemwell The Flower Fields of Alpine Switzerland Coloured Plates

Price: £22.00

A beautiful study of the flowers of the Swiss Alps. Illustrated throughout with many tipped-in coloured plates.

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1911 The Bulb Book Tuberous Plants Air Stove and Greenhouse John Weathers
1911 The Bulb Book Tuberous Plants Air Stove and Greenhouse John Weathers

Price: £37.99

A horticultural work on the growing of bulbs such as cyclamen, asparagus, peonies and many more. Illustrated throughout with many vignette sketches. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown.

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1911 The Charm of English Gardens Wilhelm Miller Gertude Jekyll Coloured Plates
1911 The Charm of English Gardens Wilhelm Miller Gertude Jekyll Coloured Plates

Price: £99.99

An illustrated guide to English gardens and gardening. With a preface by Gertrude Jekyll. Illustrated with one hundred and twelve photographic plates, and eight plates in colour. Including chapters on English Effects with Hardy...

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1912 Royal Gardens Illustrated Colour Plates Cyril Ward Sandringham Hampton
1912 Royal Gardens Illustrated Colour Plates Cyril Ward Sandringham Hampton

Price: £90.00

A lavishly-illustrated work on the beauty of palace gardens.Illustrated with thirty-two full-page colour reproductions from original water-colours, and five pen drawings.Including chapters on Hampton Court, Sandringham, Claremont,...

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1912 The Flora of Bristol James Walter White Illustrated
1912 The Flora of Bristol James Walter White Illustrated

Price: £36.00

An account of the flowering plants and ferns from the Bristol area.Illustrated with three plates and a folding coloured map.

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1913 H Inigo Triggs Garden Craft In Europe Illustrated And With Frontispiece
1913 H Inigo Triggs Garden Craft In Europe Illustrated And With Frontispiece

Price: £250.00

A compendium of the development of continental gardening, profusely illustrated, by H. Inigo Triggs.Triggs was a garden designer greatly admired by Jekyll for his advocacy and use of the formal style and cites some of his work in Gardens...

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1913 Illustrations of Conifers H Clinton Barker Monochrome Photographs Vol III
1913 Illustrations of Conifers H Clinton Barker Monochrome Photographs Vol III

Price: £39.99

A collection of sketches and photographs of different species of conifers from around the world. Bookplate of Gordon D. Rowley to front pastedown. Volume III only.

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1914 Journal Kept by David Douglas During his Travels in North America
1914 Journal Kept by David Douglas During his Travels in North America

Price: £625.00

A first edition of this work by David Douglas.Together with a particular description of thirty-three species of American Oaks and eighteen species of pinus with appendices containing a list of the plants introduced by Douglas and an...

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1914 Our Sentimental Garden Charles Robinson Agnes and Egerton Castle Illust
1914 Our Sentimental Garden Charles Robinson Agnes and Egerton Castle Illust

Price: £260.00

An attractively-bound work on gardens and gardening from Agnes and Egerton Castle. With numerous coloured plates and illustrations in the text.

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1914 Reginald Cory The Horticultural Record Full Colour Plates Glassine Wrap
1914 Reginald Cory The Horticultural Record Full Colour Plates Glassine Wrap

Price: £395.00

The review of the Royal International Horticultural Exhibition of 1912, with 116 full colour plates and numerous half-tone reproductions.Very rare in the original dustwrapper.The Spectator said in its review of the Exhibition that...

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1914 Sur L'Alpe Fluerie Promenades Poetiques G Flemwell Illus
1914 Sur L'Alpe Fluerie Promenades Poetiques G Flemwell Illus

Price: £55.00

An illustrated work on the plant life of the Alps.In French.With 63 illustrations and twenty coloured plates.

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1916 Commercial Woods PHILIPPINES E. E. SCHNEIDER
1916 Commercial Woods PHILIPPINES E. E. SCHNEIDER

Price: £99.99

An early twentieth-century guide to filipino forestry. Featuring ten plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Loosely inserted is: a Manila Gravel and Sand Company prices list in an envelope...

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1918 COLOUR GARDEN Beebe Wilder Illustrated Winegar
1918 COLOUR GARDEN Beebe Wilder Illustrated Winegar

Price: £59.99

This poetic and passionate work is a classic of American garden writing, demonstrating the unique joy gained from cultivating the colours of nature. Number 137 of the 1500 limited editions. Features a tissue guarded frontispiece...

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1918 Colour in My Garden Limited edition Beebe Wilder Color Illustrated Winegar
1918 Colour in My Garden Limited edition Beebe Wilder Color Illustrated Winegar

Price: £53.00

A limited edition classic of American garden writing. This is number 534 of only 1500 numbered copies. Illustrated frontispiece portrait with twenty four other colour illustrated plates by Anne Winegar. Includes a black and white plan...

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1918 The Soil Scientific Study of the Growth of Crops by A D Hall Illustrated
1918 The Soil Scientific Study of the Growth of Crops by A D Hall Illustrated

Price: £24.99

A book on the science of soil for farmers and gardeners. Second edition, fifth impression. Illustrated with plates and diagrams.

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1919 5vol A New British Flora British Wild Flowers Illustrated A R Horwood
1919 5vol A New British Flora British Wild Flowers Illustrated A R Horwood

Price: £140.00

A comprehensive study of British wild flowers. Illustrated throughout with numerous coloured plates, vignette illustrations, and coloured frontispieces to each volume. With chapters on pollination, plant characteristics,...

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1919 Phillips And Bolton Gardens Of Italy Photographs And Colour Frontis First
1919 Phillips And Bolton Gardens Of Italy Photographs And Colour Frontis First

Price: £240.00

The Gardens of Italy with Historical and Descriptive Notes by E. March Phillipps and edited by Arthur T. Bolton. With a colour frontispiece tipped in 'The Spirit of the Italian Garden' by Charles Gascoyne and further...

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1920 Beautiful Flowering Shrubs G Clarke Nuttall Coloured Plates
1920 Beautiful Flowering Shrubs G Clarke Nuttall Coloured Plates

Price: £19.00

A scarce work on flowering bushes and shrubs from G. Clarke Nuttall.Including chapters on quinces, kalmias, rhododendrons and more. Illustrated throughout with many tipped-in colour plates by H. Essenhugh Corke.

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1921 2vol Trees and Shrubs W J Bean British Isles Illustrated Horticulture
1921 2vol Trees and Shrubs W J Bean British Isles Illustrated Horticulture

Price: £150.00

A scarce copy of this work on the indigenous trees and shrubs of Britain. Third edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignettes and photographic plates. Volume I covers A-K, and volume II covers L-Z. Complete in two...

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1922 2vol The English Rock Garden Reginald Farrer Second Impression
1922 2vol The English Rock Garden Reginald Farrer Second Impression

Price: £45.00

Farrer's work on the creation and maintenance of a rock garden. Second impression. Illustrated throughout with many photographic plates. Farrer was attracted by the horticultural possibilities of the introduction of new hardy rock...

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1923 2vol Wild Flowers of New York In Two Parts Homer D House Colour Plates
1923 2vol Wild Flowers of New York In Two Parts Homer D House Colour Plates

Price: £140.00

An extensive botanical record of the flowers found in the state of New York. Second printing. Illustrated with two hundred and sixty-four coloured plates. Including details of azaleas, figwort, milkweed, and more....

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1923 Cultivated Evergreens L H Bailey Illustrated Horticulture
1923 Cultivated Evergreens L H Bailey Illustrated Horticulture

Price: £27.00

A gardening manual on the cultivation of coniferous plants. Illustrated with many photographic plates, and illustrations in the text.

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1924 Colour Planning of the Garden George F Tinley Colour Plates Gardening
1924 Colour Planning of the Garden George F Tinley Colour Plates Gardening

Price: £59.99

A beautifully illustrated guide to garden planning. With an introduction by Miss Gertrude Jekyll. Including chapters on cream flowers, red flowers, purple flowers and much more. Illustrated throughout with 300 colour plates...

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1925 English Gardens H Avray Tipping Illustrated First Edition Country Life
1925 English Gardens H Avray Tipping Illustrated First Edition Country Life

Price: £310.00

The first edition of this Country Life publication.A fascinating study of English gardens with an historical introduction.Illustrated throughout, with over five hundred black and white photographs, plans and other illustrations.Written...

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1925 Garden Craftsmenship in Yew and Box Nathaniel Lloyd Topiary
1925 Garden Craftsmenship in Yew and Box Nathaniel Lloyd Topiary

Price: £325.00

The first edition of this work on garden topiary for box and yew hedges. Illustrated throughout with many photographic plates.

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1926 The Art and Craft of Garden Making Thomas H Mawson Illustrated Fifth Ed
1926 The Art and Craft of Garden Making Thomas H Mawson Illustrated Fifth Ed

Price: £430.00

A lavishly illustrated work on landscape gardening from Thomas H. Mawson.Fifth edition.With five coloured plates and hundreds of photographs in the text. Thomas Hayton Mawson was a British garden designer, landscape architect, and...

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1926 Winter Blossoms from the Outdoor Garden A W Darnell Illustrated First
1926 Winter Blossoms from the Outdoor Garden A W Darnell Illustrated First

Price: £25.00

This is a beautifully illustrated first edition of this work on winter flowers.A descriptive list of exotic trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants that flower in the outdoor garden in the British Isles during the months of December, January...

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1926-27 Modern Gardens British and Foreign Percy C Cane Colour Photos
1926-27 Modern Gardens British and Foreign Percy C Cane Colour Photos

Price: £27.00

A special 'Winter Number' from , 'The Studio', containing descriptions and illustrations of modern gardens. Illustrated throughout with many photographs, some of which are in colour.

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1927 Catalogue Trees Shrubs Collection Holford At Westonbirt First Dustwrapper
1927 Catalogue Trees Shrubs Collection Holford At Westonbirt First Dustwrapper

Price: £195.00

A scarce copy in unclipped dustwrapper of Catalogue of the Trees & Shrubs [at Westonbirt] in the Collection of the Late Lieut-Col Sir George Lindsay Holford. Compiled by A. Bruce Jackson, A.L.S. First edition. Illustrated with...

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1927 Gerad's Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes Marcus Woodward Illustrated
1927 Gerad's Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes Marcus Woodward Illustrated

Price: £115.00

Marcus Woodward's edition of Gerard's Herball. With several vignette illustrations throughout. John Gerard was a botanist and herbalist. He maintained a herbal garden in London. His Generall Historie of Plantes is famous and the woodblocks...

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1927 Gerard's Herball Marcus Woodward From 1636 Edition Illustrated
1927 Gerard's Herball Marcus Woodward From 1636 Edition Illustrated

Price: £44.00

A facsimile reprint of the 1636 edition of Marcus Woodward's translation of Gerard's Herball.Illustrated throughout with numerous engravings in the text.

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1928 2vol A History of Garden Art W P Wright Illustrated Archer-Hind
1928 2vol A History of Garden Art W P Wright Illustrated Archer-Hind

Price: £220.00

A lavishly-illustrated history of landscape gardening.Illustrated throughout with numerous photographic plates, and illustrations in the text. With remnants of original dustwrapper loosely inserted to the rear. Complete in two volumes....

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1928 Plantes Medicinales Culture et Cueillette des Plants Sauvages Rolet Bouret
1928 Plantes Medicinales Culture et Cueillette des Plants Sauvages Rolet Bouret

Price: £40.00

A second edition of this medicinal plant encyclopedia.Printed in French with illustrations in the text. 

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1929 Tree Crops Permanent Agriculture Russell Smith Scarce First Edition Plates
1929 Tree Crops Permanent Agriculture Russell Smith Scarce First Edition Plates

Price: £400.00

A very scarce first edition of this study of trees, in excellent

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1930 2vol Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants A W Darnell Colour Illustrations
1930 2vol Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants A W Darnell Colour Illustrations

Price: £79.99

Two lavishly illustrated volumes on the cultivation of hardy plants in the UK. First edition thus (first published serially) Illustrated throughout with many colour and monochrome illustrations. Complete in two volumes.

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1930 Notes on Tulip Species W R Dykes Illustrated Daniel Hall First Edition
1930 Notes on Tulip Species W R Dykes Illustrated Daniel Hall First Edition

Price: £230.00

The first edition of this horticultural reference work.Illustrated throughout with fifty four colour lithographic plates of watercolours by E Katherine Dykes, of the varying species of tulip.With an introduction by Sir A Daniel Hall,...

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1931 Atlas Des Plantes Ornementales et Curieuses de Madagascar Illustrated
1931 Atlas Des Plantes Ornementales et Curieuses de Madagascar Illustrated

Price: £395.00

The first edition of this illustrated horticultural work.With thirty three full page plates of plants in Madagascar in addition to several vignettes.Collated, complete.Title page design and vignettes by Pierre Heidmann.A fascinating...

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1931 Nut Growing Robert Morris Scarce Plates Dust Wrapper
1931 Nut Growing Robert Morris Scarce Plates Dust Wrapper

Price: £34.00

A remarkably well preserved and scarce copy of Morris' guide to nut growing.Second revised edition.Includes sections on seeds and soils, grafting, hybrids, and different species and varieties.With a black and white frontispiece and...

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1931 The Scented Garden Eleanour Sinclair Rohde Flower Gardening Horticulture
1931 The Scented Garden Eleanour Sinclair Rohde Flower Gardening Horticulture

Price: £69.99

The first edition of this work on the art of growing flowers by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. With chapters on roses, violets, primroses, wallflowers and much more. Including a photographic frontispiece.

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1932 The Story of the Garden Eleanor Sinclair Rohde Illustrated Francis King
1932 The Story of the Garden Eleanor Sinclair Rohde Illustrated Francis King

Price: £18.00

A first edition of this history of the pleasure garden from Elenour Sinclair Rohde.Illustrated throughout with many plates, including a coloured frontispiece.

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1932-36 5vol Royal Horticultural Society Lily Year Book Illustrated Black White
1932-36 5vol Royal Horticultural Society Lily Year Book Illustrated Black White

Price: £64.99

A set of the first five issues of The Royal Horticultural Society Lily Year-Book from consecutive years, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, four issues bound in paper wraps, one in cloth. In five volumes. Highly illustrated with black...

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1933 Gardener's Frenzy Minnie Pallister Illustrated Dorothy Burroughes First
1933 Gardener's Frenzy Minnie Pallister Illustrated Dorothy Burroughes First

Price: £65.00

This is a scarce copy of this gardening alphabet by Minnie Pallister.Wit several humorous illustrations by Dorothy Burroughes, known for her illustrations of animals.

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1935 A History of Gardening in Scotland by E H M Cox Illustrated
1935 A History of Gardening in Scotland by E H M Cox Illustrated

Price: £44.00

An interesting book on A History of Gardening in Scotland.By E. H. M. Cox.With illustrations.

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1935 How Does Your Garden Grow Beverley Nichols First Edition Rare in Dustwrappe
1935 How Does Your Garden Grow Beverley Nichols First Edition Rare in Dustwrappe

Price: £565.00

A rare thing. In an even rarer dustwrapper in great

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1935 The Romance of Gardening F Kingdon Ward Illustrated Photographs First
1935 The Romance of Gardening F Kingdon Ward Illustrated Photographs First

Price: £25.00

This is an illustrated first edition work on gardening. With sixteen photographic illustrations.

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1936 Gentians by David Wilkie Illustrated Dustwrapper Reference
1936 Gentians by David Wilkie Illustrated Dustwrapper Reference

Price: £39.99

A pleasant gardening reference book by David Wilkie, Assistant-Curator at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Illustrated from photographs with a frontispiece by John Nash. "This is the first book in this country entirely...

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1936 Old Garden Roses Edward Bunyard Illustrated Dustwrapper First Edition
1936 Old Garden Roses Edward Bunyard Illustrated Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £40.00

A horticultural work on Garden Roses.The first edition of this work.Published by Country Life Ltd, a known publisher of horticultural works.Scarce in original dustwrapper, which is price clipped. Dustwrapper is preserved in a wrap....

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1937 Seed From Madagascar Duncan Clinch Heyward 1st Edition Rice South Carolina
1937 Seed From Madagascar Duncan Clinch Heyward 1st Edition Rice South Carolina

Price: £200.00

A first edition of this work charting the history of the rice industry in South Carolina.Heyward's great -grandfather, Nathaniel Heyward, was the greatest rice-planter of his day, with 17 plantations. With added newspaper article...

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1937 The Present Day Rock Garden Clay Sampson Illustrated
1937 The Present Day Rock Garden Clay Sampson Illustrated

Price: £42.00

A horticultural guide to the best plants for rock gardens. Illustrated throughout with many photographic plates.

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1937-38 3vol Hardy Bulbs Charles Hervey-Grey Coloured Plates Cecily Grey
1937-38 3vol Hardy Bulbs Charles Hervey-Grey Coloured Plates Cecily Grey

Price: £250.00

A complete collection of this guide to the planting and cultivation of bulbs by Charles Hervey Grey. Including:Volume I: IridaceaeVolume II: Amaryllidaceae, Commelinaceae, Haemodoraceae, Orchidaceae, ScitamineaeVolume III: LiliaceaeIllustrated...

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1938 2vol The English Rock Garden Reginald Farrer Illustrated
1938 2vol The English Rock Garden Reginald Farrer Illustrated

Price: £23.00

A gardening guide to the planting of flowers in rock gardens. Fifth impression. Illustrated throughout with many plates. Complete in two volumes.

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1938 The British Rhaetic Flora Thomas Maxwell Harris Illustrated
1938 The British Rhaetic Flora Thomas Maxwell Harris Illustrated

Price: £17.99

A highly detailed study into plants found within British Rhaetic rocks. Featuring five plates to the rear, and twenty-six illustrations throughout the text. By Professor of Botany in the University of Reading, Thomas Maxwell Harris. ...

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1939 British Flowering Plants Edit By Jackson Colour Plates By Mrs Henry Perrin
1939 British Flowering Plants Edit By Jackson Colour Plates By Mrs Henry Perrin

Price: £79.99

An uncommon copy of British Flowering Plants edited by A.K. Jackson of the Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. With detailed descriptive notes and an  introduction by Professor Boulger. Illustrated in colour and line. New...

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1939 Gardening in East Africa A Practical Handbook A J Jex-Blake Colour Plates
1939 Gardening in East Africa A Practical Handbook A J Jex-Blake Colour Plates

Price: £49.99

A handbook on African horticulture, by members of the Kenya Horticultural Society. Second edition. Illustrated throughout with ten coloured plates.

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1939 Sacheverell Sitwell Old Fashioned Flowers John Farleigh Illustrations First
1939 Sacheverell Sitwell Old Fashioned Flowers John Farleigh Illustrations First

Price: £45.00

 A first edition of Old Fashioned Flowers by Sacheverell Sitwell. With twelve colour plates in autolithograph and many line drawings by John Farleigh.Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Baronet CH (1897 - 1988) was an English writer,...

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1939 Science Lends a Hand in the Garden Sir Frederick Keeble Dustwrapper
1939 Science Lends a Hand in the Garden Sir Frederick Keeble Dustwrapper

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this work on the science of gardening. Including chapters on The Fulness of the Earth, Fruit, Plant Breeding, and many more.

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1941 Cactaceae W Taylor Marshall and Thor Methvuen Bock Illustrated
1941 Cactaceae W Taylor Marshall and Thor Methvuen Bock Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A smart copy of this examination of cacti.Illustrated throughout with many photographs and diagrams. Arranged and published by Scott E. Hasleton.

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1942 2Vol Geographical Guide to Floras of the World Part One and Two S. F. Blake
1942 2Vol Geographical Guide to Floras of the World Part One and Two S. F. Blake

Price: £44.99

An annotated list and detailed work of reference listing useful plants and common plant names. Part I: Africa, Australia, North America, South America, and Islands of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Part...

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1942 Green Fingers Again A Further Present For a Good Gardener Reginal Arkell
1942 Green Fingers Again A Further Present For a Good Gardener Reginal Arkell

Price: £22.99

An amusing collection of horticultural poetry. First edition. With illustrations throughout and two-colour pictorial endpapers.

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1943 H E Bates O More Than Happy Countryman Dustwrapper Illustrated First
1943 H E Bates O More Than Happy Countryman Dustwrapper Illustrated First

Price: £40.00

A first edition of H E Bates' O More Than Happy Countryman.With 10 plates.An English writer who mainly authored novels, H E Bates also compiled many non-fiction essays focusing on the outdoors and countryside.

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1944 Catalogue of the Vasuclar Plants of S.Tome Arthur Wallis Exell Illus First
1944 Catalogue of the Vasuclar Plants of S.Tome Arthur Wallis Exell Illus First

Price: £50.00

This is an illustrated first edition of this catalogue of plants.With three maps and twenty six figures.

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1946 Beautiful Flowering Shrubs Trees & Heather G. Clarke Nuttall Signed Binding
1946 Beautiful Flowering Shrubs Trees & Heather G. Clarke Nuttall Signed Binding

Price: £79.99

A beautifully illustrated work of horticulture from G. Clarke Nuttall. Revised by Roland Luff. Illustrated with numerous coloured plates. In a signed binding by Hatchards Ltd.

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1946 Shrubs in Colour and Cultivation T C Mansfield Hatchards Colour Plates
1946 Shrubs in Colour and Cultivation T C Mansfield Hatchards Colour Plates

Price: £34.99

A horticultural study of shrubs from T. C. Mansfield. Revised edition. Illustrated throughout with many coloured plates. Bound by Hatchards (ink stamp to front endpaper).

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1948 English Garden Flowers John Nash in Dustwrapper Coloured Plates
1948 English Garden Flowers John Nash in Dustwrapper Coloured Plates

Price: £60.00

A beautiful collection of illustrations from John Nash of garden flowers. Containing twelve plates depicting hydrangeas, sage, spiderwort and more.

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1948 Flora of Gloucestershire H J Riddelsdell Illustrated Phanerogams
1948 Flora of Gloucestershire H J Riddelsdell Illustrated Phanerogams

Price: £50.00

A  first edition of this work on the flora of Gloucestershire.With two related items by J.H. Burkhill loosely inserted, one being an unpublished proof, both with Burkhill's signature.Also including four loose and two fold-out...

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1948-60 14Vol Drawings of British Plants Stella Ross-Craig Plates Botany
1948-60 14Vol Drawings of British Plants Stella Ross-Craig Plates Botany

Price: £295.00

A fourteen volume set of these illustrated flora works.Volumes include; Part I: Ranunculaeceae, Part II: Berberidaceae etc, Part III:Cruciferae, Part IV: Resedaceae etc, Part V: Caryophyllaceae, Part VI: Portulacacea etc, Part VII:...

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1948-72 9Vol Stella Ross-Craig Drawings of British Plants Plates Botany
1948-72 9Vol Stella Ross-Craig Drawings of British Plants Plates Botany

Price: £115.00

A nine volume set of these illustrated flora works.Volumes include; Part I: Ranunculaeceae, Part II: Berberidaceae etc, Part III:Cruciferae, Part IV: Resedaceae etc, Part VII: Leguminosae, Part VIII: Rosaceae (1), Part IX: Rosaceae...

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1949 Fables de mon Jardin Georges Duhamel Camille Berg Illus Limited Scarce
1949 Fables de mon Jardin Georges Duhamel Camille Berg Illus Limited Scarce

Price: £345.00

A scarce limited edition of this work by Georges Duhamel.Limited to 120 copies.Illustrated by Camille Berg.Georges Duhamel was a French author who also trained as a doctor during WWI.

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1950 And a Green Thumb the Best Present For a Good Gardener Reginald Arkell
1950 And a Green Thumb the Best Present For a Good Gardener Reginald Arkell

Price: £24.99

A collection of horticultural poems by Reginald Arkell. First edition. With illustrations throughout and two-colour pictorial endpapers.

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1950 Lilies of the World Their Cultivation and Classification Woodcock Plates
1950 Lilies of the World Their Cultivation and Classification Woodcock Plates

Price: £29.99

A horticultural study of different species of lilies across the world. Illustrated throughout with numerous monochrome photographic plates.

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1951 The Avifauna of Micronesia Rollin Baker Botany University of Kansas
1951 The Avifauna of Micronesia Rollin Baker Botany University of Kansas

Price: £29.99

A botanical study of plant life in Micronesia. With illustrations in the text. On of fifty copies printed on 100 per cent rag paper.

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1952 Flora of the British Isles Clapham Tutin Warburg Botany
1952 Flora of the British Isles Clapham Tutin Warburg Botany

Price: £23.99

A descriptive encyclopedia of the flowering plants and ferns indigenous to, or naturalised in the British Isles. Containing; Synopsis of Classification, Artificial Key to Families, Science and Abbreviations, Pteridophyta,...

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1955 Old Carnations and Pinks Sacherverell Sitwell C Oscar Moreton Signed
1955 Old Carnations and Pinks Sacherverell Sitwell C Oscar Moreton Signed

Price: £225.00

A beautifully-bound, limited edition of this florist's guide to carnations. Illustrated throughout with coloured plates by Rory McEwan. With an introduction by Sacheverel Sitwell. Bound by the Wigmore Bindery, London, and signed...

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1956 The Camellia Beryl Leslie Urquhart Raymond Boothe Colour Plates
1956 The Camellia Beryl Leslie Urquhart Raymond Boothe Colour Plates

Price: £65.00

A beautiful collection of illustrations of camellias, collected and edited by Bery Leslie Urquhart.Including three reproductions from paintings by Raymond Boothe, and seventeen reproductions from paintings by Paul Jones. Including...

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1956-69 5v Dictionary of GARDENING Royal Horticultural
1956-69 5v Dictionary of GARDENING Royal Horticultural

Price: £145.00

The detailed and comprehensive horticultural dictionary from the RHS. The Second Edition. In Four Volumes, complete. With One Supplement Volume.

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1957 Flowers Drawn From Nature Reproduced from Fleures Dessinees Wilfrid Blunt
1957 Flowers Drawn From Nature Reproduced from Fleures Dessinees Wilfrid Blunt

Price: £120.00

A beautifully illustrated work of various flowers.With a 15 page foreword on the artist and the history of Fleures Dessinees in addition to a description of each plate by Wilfrid Blunt.From the original French text,...

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1957 Old Garden Roses Part Two Ltd Ed Wilfrid Blunt Russell Illustrated First
1957 Old Garden Roses Part Two Ltd Ed Wilfrid Blunt Russell Illustrated First

Price: £100.00

The first edition of the second volume of this fascinating work. With eight coloured plates from original paintings by Charles Raymond.Limited edition, an unusually unnumbered copy. This is one of the copies supposed to be...

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1958-62 2vols Beryl Leslie Urquhart The Rhododendron Illustrated First Edition
1958-62 2vols Beryl Leslie Urquhart The Rhododendron Illustrated First Edition

Price: £175.00

 The first edition of this two volume horticultural work.A fascinating reference work regarding the rhododendron, its origins, as well as the varying species. Scarce being complete in two volumes.Both volumes are illustrated...

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1959-1964 2 vols Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest by Leo Hitchcock et al
1959-1964 2 vols Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest by Leo Hitchcock et al

Price: £195.00

Two biological texts investigating ferns, fern-related and seed-bearing plants. Part two deals with Salicaecea to Saxifragacea and part four with Ericacea through Campanulacea. First editions with unclipped dustwrappers Parts...

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1959-1974 15vols Index Kewensis Plantarum Phanerogamarum Dictionary Plants Kew
1959-1974 15vols Index Kewensis Plantarum Phanerogamarum Dictionary Plants Kew

Price: £600.00

A set of the first 15 supplements of Index Kewensis. The first eleven volumes are reprints from the original sheets of the first edition. Each volume lists the plants from Kew Gardens over the time span of five years. Each work is...

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1960 A Supplement to Elwes' Monograph of the Genus Lilium Part VIII W B Turrill
1960 A Supplement to Elwes' Monograph of the Genus Lilium Part VIII W B Turrill

Price: £170.00

A fascinating illustrated publication from the Royal Horticultural Society.In a folio size, this text has five beautiful colour lithographic illustrated plates by Margaret Stones.Limited edition, one of 1,000 copies...

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1960 Gardens of Rome Gabriel Faure Illustrated Monochrome Photographs
1960 Gardens of Rome Gabriel Faure Illustrated Monochrome Photographs

Price: £27.99

A wonderfully illustrated study of the gardens and parks of Rome. Illustrated throughout with numerous phoographs and a folding coloured map.

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1962 Rhododendrons of the World and How to Grow Them Leach First Edition
1962 Rhododendrons of the World and How to Grow Them Leach First Edition

Price: £24.99

A lavishly illustrated comprehensive guide to rhododendrons. Covering; planting, care, diseases, propagation, forcing, greenhouse culture and hardiness. Illustrated throughout with drawings, diagrams and maps by the well known...

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1962 TROPICAL PLANTS FRENCH Index Plesch glassine DJ
1962 TROPICAL PLANTS FRENCH  Index Plesch glassine DJ

Price: £79.99

Imitation leatherbound volume with gilt title to the front board and spine, original spiderweb patterned glassine dustjacket, and six colour plates. Dr rpd Plesch (1889-1974) was a Hungarian lawyer, international financier, and...

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1962 TROPICAL PLANTS Index FRENCH Plesch glassine D/J
1962 TROPICAL PLANTS Index FRENCH Plesch glassine D/J

Price: £59.99

Imitation leatherbound volume with gilt title to the front board and spine, original spiderweb patterned glassine dustjacket, and six colour plates. Dr rpd Plesch (1889-1974) was a Hungarian lawyer, international financier, and...

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1962 WB Turrill A Supplement to Elwes Monograph on the Genus Lilium Part IX
1962 WB Turrill A Supplement to Elwes Monograph on the Genus Lilium Part IX

Price: £90.00

A fascinating publication from the Royal Horticultural Society.In a folio size, this text has five beautifully illustrated plates by Margaret Stones.Limited edition, one of 500 copies printed in letterpress and colour lithography.This...

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1964 Gerard's Herball Marcus Woodward Illustrated Facsimile
1964 Gerard's Herball Marcus Woodward Illustrated Facsimile

Price: £48.00

A facsimile copy of Gerard's Herball, reprinted from the edition of Th. Johnson of 1636.Containing many chapters on the properties of different plants such as Mandrake, sunflowers, star-wort and more.

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1964 William Roxburgh Icones Roxburghianae Or Drawings Of Indian Plants
1964 William Roxburgh Icones Roxburghianae Or Drawings Of Indian Plants

Price: £90.00

A collection of reproduced water-colours from the Indian Botanical Garden in Calcutta. They were produced by local Indian artists under the direction of Dr. William Roxburgh. The reproductions are about half the size of the originals,...

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1965 The Glory of the Rose Lotte Gunthart Gottfreid Boesch Colour Plates First
1965 The Glory of the Rose Lotte Gunthart Gottfreid Boesch Colour Plates First

Price: £55.00

The first English edition of this study of different species of roses.Illustrated with beautiful colour plates. Translated from the German by Susan McConaghy.

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1967 English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750 by Christopher Hussey First Ed
1967 English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750 by Christopher Hussey First Ed

Price: £59.99

A first edition of this picture book of English Gardens and Landscapes. "This book illustrates the principal gardens and garden architecture attached to country houses during the first half of the 18th century and relates them to...

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1970 Select Orchidaceous Plants 1862 Reprint Robert Warner Illustrated Folio
1970 Select Orchidaceous Plants 1862 Reprint Robert Warner Illustrated Folio

Price: £44.00

A folio reprint of this nineteenth century horticultural work.Reprinted from parts 1 and 2 as well as the first two plates and the text of part 3 from the original 1862. With a new introduction by H A V Warner in 1970. With notes on...

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1970 Select Orchidaceous Plants 1862 Robert Warner Illustrated Plates Reprint
1970 Select Orchidaceous Plants 1862 Robert Warner Illustrated Plates Reprint

Price: £39.99

A bright collection of beautiful, large illustrations of orchids. Ten plates in total, all in lovely

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1973 Wild Flowers of Cyprus Desmond Mikle Elektra Megaw Illustrated Colour Plate
1973 Wild Flowers of Cyprus Desmond Mikle Elektra Megaw Illustrated Colour Plate

Price: £160.00

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1974 Hortus Floridus Crispin van de Pass Eleanour Sinclair Rohde Illustrated
1974 Hortus Floridus Crispin van de Pass Eleanour Sinclair Rohde Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A facsimile of this work on gardening and horticulture, engraved by Crispin van de Pass, first published in 1615.With an introduction from Eleanour Sinclair Rohde.Containing many engravings.

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1975 2vol Sale of the Magnificent Botanical Library Stiftun Fur Botanki Sotheby
1975 2vol Sale of the Magnificent Botanical Library Stiftun Fur Botanki Sotheby

Price: £29.99

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1975 3vol BOTANY British Botanical Literature Before 1900 Blanche Henrey
1975 3vol BOTANY British Botanical Literature Before 1900 Blanche Henrey

Price: £140.00

A history of British gardening literature published before the nineteenth century. With many illustrations throughout, many of which are coloured. Volume I: The Sixeenth and Seventeenth Century Volume II: The Eighteenth Century...

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1975 3vol British Botanical Literature Before 1900 Blanche Henrey Slipcase
1975 3vol British Botanical Literature Before 1900 Blanche Henrey Slipcase

Price: £340.00

A history of British gardening literature published before the nineteenth century. With many illustrations throughout, many of which are coloured. Volume I: The Sixeenth and Seventeenth Century Volume II: The Eighteenth Century...

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1975 Variae ac Multiformes Florum Diverses Fleurs N Robert Hand Coloured Plates
1975 Variae ac Multiformes Florum Diverses Fleurs N Robert Hand Coloured Plates

Price: £290.00

A beautiful hand-coloured facsimile reproduction of Nicholas Robert's floral illustrations. Limited to 500 copies, of which this is hand-numbered 2. Signed by the artist, Yvonne Skargon.

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1978 Flora Tsinlingensis Bryophyta Instituto Botanico Boreali-Occidentali
1978 Flora Tsinlingensis Bryophyta Instituto Botanico Boreali-Occidentali

Price: £120.00

A rare work of botany created by the Institute of Botany in the Academy of North-West China. Tomus III, written in Chinese, with Latin index. Extensively illustrated throughout with various diagrams, and photographic...

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1978 Gardens of Delight The Rococo English Landscape of Thomas Robins Plate Vol
1978 Gardens of Delight The Rococo English Landscape of Thomas Robins Plate Vol

Price: £390.00

 A fascinating collection of landscape illustrations of Thomas Robins the Elder.With explanatory notes and context by John Harris.Volume II only of this original two volume set. With fifteen lithographically printed...

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1981 The Book of Magnolias Neil G Treseder Colour Plates Majorie Blamey
1981 The Book of Magnolias Neil G Treseder Colour Plates Majorie Blamey

Price: £120.00

A history of magnolias from Neil G. Treseder.First edition.Illustrated throughout with numerous coloured plates by Marjorie Blamey. Including tips of propagation and breeding, flowers and fruits, and more.

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1987 An English Florilegium Mary Grierson Coloured Plates Flowers Plants
1987 An English Florilegium Mary Grierson Coloured Plates Flowers Plants

Price: £88.00

A beautifully illustrated first edition on english plant life.Illustrated with watercolours by Grierson in 52 full colour plates showing 150 different plants.Mary Grierson was appointed illustrator and artist to the Royal Botanic...

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1987 GARDENING Limited Ed Walpole ILLUSTRATED Powers
1987 GARDENING Limited Ed Walpole ILLUSTRATED Powers

Price: £39.99

A limited edition of Walpole's influential essay on English gardening, beautifully illustrated with the lithographs of Alan Powers and signed and numbered by the illustrator. Number 95 of 200 copies. With illustrated title page...

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1992 Japonica Magnifica Don Elick and Raymond Booth Coloured Plates Botany
1992 Japonica Magnifica Don Elick and Raymond Booth Coloured Plates Botany

Price: £285.00

A first edition of this study of Japanese flowers from Don Elick and Raymond Booth.With many beautiful colour illustrations throughout. Including chapters such as Boreal Immigrants, Above the Forest, Snow Country and more.

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1994-2006 10Vol Flora Bryophytarum Sinicorum Chinese Academy of Sciences
1994-2006 10Vol Flora Bryophytarum Sinicorum Chinese Academy of Sciences

Price: £525.00

A fascinating collection of botany, from the Council Floratarum Cryptogamarum, within the Chinese Academy. Written in Chinese, with English preface's and Latin index. Including volume one focusing on Sphagnales Andreaeales...

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1995 Gardens of Naples by Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Photography Italy First Ed
1995 Gardens of Naples by Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Photography Italy First Ed

Price: £29.99

A lavish work about the horticultural history of Naples. Tracing "the history of the gardens in and around Naples from the times of the Romans to the present". With an introduction by garden expert Elisabeth Blair MacDougall. First...

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2000 Ancient Roman Gardens by Linda Farrar History Illustrated Colour Plates
2000 Ancient Roman Gardens by Linda Farrar History Illustrated Colour Plates

Price: £25.99

An interesting book on ancient Roman horticulture. First edition thus. Illustrated throughout and with many full-colour plates.

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c1825 2Vol Encyclopedia Gardening Illustrated Loudon Horticulture Floriculture
c1825 2Vol Encyclopedia Gardening Illustrated Loudon Horticulture Floriculture

Price: £175.00

A thoroughly illustrated two volume encyclopedia of gardening from one of the most distinguished gardening authors of the age.Numerous illustrations throughout depicting garden plans, plants and machinery with tables of expenses for...

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c1875 Practical GARDENER Horticulture James ANDERSON
c1875 Practical GARDENER Horticulture James ANDERSON

Price: £225.00

A comprehensive guide to gardening with lovely colour illustrations. With thirty-nine plates, collated complete.

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c1875 Villa Gardening by A Practical Hand Planting Small Gardens Illus Scarce
c1875 Villa Gardening by A Practical Hand Planting Small Gardens Illus Scarce

Price: £140.00

A very scarce handbook to the management of small gardens.With thirteen figures spread out over 9 plates, and illustrations in the text.Dated from original publisher's advertisements to front and rear, which are dated 1875.A short,...

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c1900 Flowers of the Field C A Johns Illustrated Vignettes
c1900 Flowers of the Field C A Johns Illustrated Vignettes

Price: £38.00

An illustrative companion for the amateur botanist.With hundreds of illustrations for identifying plants.Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly,...

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c1903 Beautiful Flowering Trees and Shrubs John Weathers Gardening Illustrated
c1903 Beautiful Flowering Trees and Shrubs John Weathers Gardening Illustrated

Price: £19.99

A beautifully illustrated edition of this guide to planting and maintaining flowering shrubs and trees. With numerous full colour plates featuring vibrant detailed illustrations of blossoms. Dated using copac.

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c1910 Jerusalem Fleurs de Terre Sainte Flowers of the Holy Land Heiligen
c1910 Jerusalem Fleurs de Terre Sainte Flowers of the Holy Land Heiligen

Price: £120.00

A unique work holding delicately tipped-in pressed flowers native to jerusalem. Collated complete, with the original twelve pressed arrangements, though some parts of the flowers are absent.

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c1910 Souvenir Album of the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew Scarce Photographs
c1910 Souvenir Album of the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew Scarce Photographs

Price: £125.00

A scarce collection of photographs of Kew Gardens.Including pictures of the Pagoda, the orchid house, Kew Palace, and more. A good original source document for Kew in the Edwardian period.

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c1910 The Charm of Gardens Dion Clayton Calthrop Otto Schulz Colour Plates
c1910 The Charm of Gardens Dion Clayton Calthrop Otto Schulz Colour Plates

Price: £84.99

A collection of whimsical reminiscences and tales from Dion Clayton Calthrop. Illustrated throughout with numerous coloured plates. Bound by Otto Schulze and Co. (binder's stamp to front pastedown).

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c1912 Perpetual FLOWERING CARNATION
c1912 Perpetual FLOWERING CARNATION

Price: £34.99

A poetic and passionate ode to a specific breed of this 'Divine Flower', the perpetual flowering carnation, by a keen specialist. Containing advice, history, and information about different systems of cultivation,...

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c1930 Hardy Plants Worth Growing No. 99 Gardening Catalogue
c1930 Hardy Plants Worth Growing No. 99 Gardening Catalogue

Price: £28.00

No. 99 of the gardening catalogue Hardy Plants Worth Growing.Photographic plates throughout. Index to the rear.

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c1940 Fruit and its Cultivation by T. W. Sanders Fifth Edition Illustrated
c1940 Fruit and its Cultivation by T. W. Sanders Fifth Edition Illustrated

Price: £49.99

An illustrated, fifth edition of this gardening reference book. Revised by A. J. Macself. "This work covers a wealth of information regarding the Culture of all kinds of Hardy Fruit, including Planting, Pruning, Propagation, and...

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c1980 Reprint Hortus Eystettensis Sive Diligens Accurata Collectarum Plantarum
c1980 Reprint Hortus Eystettensis Sive Diligens Accurata Collectarum Plantarum

Price: £150.00

A unique facsimile reprint of Besler's earliest illustrated botanical study.Illustrated title page with numerous illustrated plates throughout.   Basil Besler worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings...

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