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Carnations and All Dianthus

By: Allwood (F.L.S.), Montagu C.; Alesworth, F.W.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Haywards Heath, Allwood Bros.:

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 8019

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 216mm x165mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, xxxii prelims, 380+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Spine and boards bumped but clean. Block edges darkened with some foxing, pages and plates basically clean. Book feels flimsy as a likely wartime/austerity production. Dustwrapper is generally worn and frayed at edges, also grubby in places. No date given for this third edition of Allwood's guide to Carnations, with a Foreword... View more info

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The Historic Gardens of Oxford & Cambridge

By: Batey, Mavis

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2206

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 4to blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Hugh Palmer. Near Fine/Very Good. A lavishly illustrated tour of the beautiful gardens to be found in the great University cities of England, set in their historic context as influences on some of the great men and women of British intellectual history. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Oxfo... View more info

A Garden Timepiece

By: Bell, M.G. Kennedy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Seller ID: 9453

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , 223+pp. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Spine colour and titles faded but boards nice and clean, block darkened by age, edges grubby and differential fading to endpapers, also exposure of binding adjacent to same. No date or edition given for this rather lovely season-by-season guide to gardening. Perhaps 1920 +/- 15 years? Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Gardening, plants, digging View more info

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The Queen's Hidden Garden - Buckingham Palce's Treasury of Wild Plants

By: Bellamy, David

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 917

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 307mm x 217mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Marjorie Lyon. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight, bright and clean with no obvious imperfections. Top block edge just a little darkened. Dustwrapper (now protected) has just a little wear along top edge, front flap clipped. Superb illustrated guide to the plants of what is effectively a royal nature reserve i... View more info

Christopher Brickell's Garden Plants - In Association with the Royal Horticultural Society

By: Brickell, Christopher

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Pavilion Books: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5984

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 270mm x 197mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 240pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but still bright and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is bright and clean. Still has RHS sticker on front. Brickell's personal guide to over 300 popular garden plants. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Brickell, Horticultural, garden, plants View more info

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The Dry Garden

By: Chatto, Beth

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16067

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 234mm x 152mm , 189+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear to edges, rear now grubby. Excellent illustrated guide to gardening in dry soils short of humus. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: garden, design, shade, bed View more info

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The Living Garden - A Practical Guide to Attracting and Conserving Garden Wildlife

By: Chinery, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Dorling Kindersley: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14555

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 243mm x 167mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Hardback is clean with minimal wear from handling, just a handful of foxing spots to block edges. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling, front flap clipped. A thorough illustrated tour of garden habitats from flower beds to ponds, with advice on the flora and fauna t... View more info

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Dwarf Rhododendrons

By: Cox, Peter A.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6512

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo olive cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 296pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/. Block a little darkened with age. Adhesive residue to endpapers from d/w flaps opposite. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) has fading beneath clear adhesive tape on flaps. Otherwise clean with minimal wear. Detailed, marvellously illustrated guide to a very specific horticultural art. Catalogue:... View more info

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The Peat Garden and its Plants

By: Evans, Alfred

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2203

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, tall 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 164pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Dustwrapper has shelfwear resulting in fraying and along top and bottom of front. Also fading along edges. The first book ever to be devoted to the art of peat gardening, offering advice and inspiration for the peat gardener, fully illustrated with images of those plants which flourish ... View more info

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The Rock Garden

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, T.C. & E.C. Jack:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16066

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 222mm x 158mm green cloth boards, black titles, , xi prelims, 118+pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is now protected but old and tired, generally bumped and scuffed, edges grubby with foxing, latter also to pages proper, edges also ragged but plates still present and clean. Undated but early 20th century guide to alpine flowers, with eight colour plates. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywo... View more info

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The Garden - An English Love Affair - One Thousand Years of Gardening

By: Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jane

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11957

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 254mm x 194mm green hard card boards, gilt titles, first edition, 360pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is in near fine condition. Dustwrapper is near fine. Superbly illustrated throughout, this is a fine single-volume history of English gardens, gardeners and gardening in the Second Millennium. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Capability, landscape, formal, flower This bo... View more info

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Asiatic Primulas - A Gardener's Guide

By: Green, Roy

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Woking, Surrey, Alpine Garden Society: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5003

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, tall 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 163pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally. Detailed guide to the genus Primula. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Primula, primrose, gardener View more info

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England is a Garden

By: Hamilton, Catherine

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Devizes, Select Editions: 1989

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14577

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 260mm x 196mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 3rd impression, , 72pp. Colour illustrations.Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. A delightful little wayfarer's tour of England in search of her finest flowers and plants, lovingly illustrated with 47 full-colour pencil drawings with accompanying text by Hamilton. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: bloom, flower, garden,... View more info

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New Green World

By: Herbst, Josephine ; Sackville-West, Vita

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1954

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4993

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 272pp. Good +/Fair. Book has been read over years. Block edges darkened with some foxing. Spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected( has general light shelfwear, spine bumped, rear stained. Recollection of John Bartram's 1743 Expedition into America which revealed much of American plant life for the wider world. Foreword by Vita Sackville-West. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Bartram, Ame... View more info

The Fruit Manual: A Guide to the Fruits and Fruit Trees of Great Britain

By: Hogg (LL.D., F.L.S.), Robert

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Wigtown, Scotland, Langford Press: 2002

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16646

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 229mm x 151mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xxxix prelims, 759pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book has been handled, top block edge a little dusty, else clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Facsimile reprint of 1884 Fifth edition of Hogg's classic guide to the fruits and fruit trees of Great Britain in all their diversity. Inscribed as #394 in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Catalogue: Gardening.... View more info

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The Country Diary Book of Creating a Wild Flower Garden

By: Huxley, Anthony ; Andrews, Jonathan (ed)

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Exeter, Webb & Bower: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11955

Condition: Good


Hardback, 235mm x 180mm decorated boards, 160pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Book is tight and clean but has been dampened along bottom edge which has caused crinkling but no unsightly staining. Dustwrapper has also been affected by damp source and has wear from handling also and a little staining. Illustrated with paintings by Edith Holden from her famous "Country Fiary of an Edwardian L... View more info

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Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden

By: Jekyll, Gertrude

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, The Antique Collectors' Club: 1990

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16091

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 4th impression, , 326pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Kenneth Scowen. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling, price stickers on rear and front flap. Newly illustrated edition of classic text by the doyenne of gardening writer, original... View more info

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The Cabaret of Plants - Botany and the Imagination

By: Mabey, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Profile Books: 2015

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16083

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 374pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Feels weighty and substantial in the hands. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A superb cross-disciplinary account of remarkable plants and their influence on humanity across the world and throughout history. Catalogue... View more info

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The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds of Hardy Trees and Flowers

By: Robinson, William ; Hay, Roy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Reprint Society: 1961

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16792

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 232mm x 154mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, x prelims, 723pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Previous owner's name. Bottom of spine bumped, differential fading to endpapers, just a hint of foxing to right block edge, pages clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some light wear around edges but still clean and presentable. Classic guide for the keen gardener first published in... View more info

The Cottager's Companion

By: Savage, D.S.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1976

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5012

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 205pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Gillian Durrant. Good +++/NoWrapper. No d/w. Base of spine a little bumped. Block edges a little dusty. Practical guide to all aspects of cottage living, including food plant cultivation and animal husbandry. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Cottage, plants, crops View more info

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The A.B.C. Of Gardening

By: Shewell-Cooper, W.E.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, English Universities Press: 1952

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12000

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 190mm x 128mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 6th impression, , 282pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, wwth foxing to block edges and inner boards, some staining to board and spine edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is grubby with edgewear, some foxing to flaps. Handy and comprehensive guide for ... View more info

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A.B.C. Guide to Garden Flowers

By: Shewell-Cooper, W.E.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, English Universities Press: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12001

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 190mm x 127mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Fair/Fair. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, wwth foxing to block edges and inner boards, some staining to board and spine edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is grubby with some light staining, edges also worn and chipped in places, loss at bottom spine edge. Handy and comprehensive reference guide for the grower of garden fl... View more info

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The A.B.C. Of Flowering Shrubs

By: Shewell-Cooper, W.E.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, English Universities Press: 1953

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12002

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 190mm x 127mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 191+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Less than good. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, wwth foxing to block edges and inner boards, some staining to board and spine edges. Inscription to one page. Binding weak. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped with some loss at edges, inscribed back flap. Handy reference guide fo... View more info

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The A.B.C. Of Flower Growing

By: Shewell-Cooper, W.E.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, English Universities Press: 1953

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12007

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 190mm x 127mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 5th impression, , 244+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, wwth foxing to block edges and inner boards, some staining to board and spine edges. Inscription to one page. Binding weak. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and grubby from handling with foxing to flaps. Handy ... View more info

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Chrysanthemums

By: Smith, James F.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12003

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 207+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled over years but still clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some wear to edges, front flap clipped with price sticker. Illustrated handbook for the cultivator of chrysanthemums, with much expert information on soli and gowrth conditions. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: soil, po... View more info

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Gardening with Stone

By: Stevenson, Violet

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14575

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 116+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with just a little foxing to top block edge only. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear only from handling. A handy guide to garden design and construction using stone features. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: stone, rockery, morraine, scree View more info

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Planting Guide to the Middle East

By: Van-Ollenbach, A.W.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London / New York, The Architectural Press / Nichols Publishing: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11956

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 250mm x 178mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 152pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with just a little dusting on top block edge. Final index pages are still uncut at bottom edge. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with light edgewear only. Excellent guide to the horticulture of the Middle East, with b/w illustration. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Arabia, horticult... View more info

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Garden Colour

By: Waterfield, Margaret et al

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London / New York, J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton: 1905

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 15182

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 268mm x 204mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, xvi prelims, 196+100pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Fair/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped and scuffed with some grubbiness. Block edges darkened and ragged as cut, differential fading to endpapers, some foxing to some pages and plate edges, else clean. Lovely guide to garden colour through the seasons by sundry authors, with 50 colour plate sketches and notes by Waterfield. Catalogue: Gardenin... View more info

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The Generous Garden - A Second Anthology of Garden Writing from HORTUS

By: Wheeler, David (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Stroud, Alan Sutton: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6510

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 242pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections save for single bump to top edge of front board by spine. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally, minimal wear. Rewarding collection of writings from a celebrated garden journal. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Hortus, garden, generous, orchid View more info

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Terrace and Courtyard Gardens

By: Wood, A.D.B.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Garden Book Club: 1970

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7986

Condition: Good


Hardback, 221mm x 145mm green cloth boards, black titles, first thus, 232pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear, just some dustiness to top block edge. However, spine and front board beneath d/w are notably faded. Dustwrapper has been handled but basically clean, some shelfwear along top edge. First published by David and Charles in 1965, this is a book club edition of a useful illustrate... View more info