ABLETT, WILLIAM H: Arboriculture for Amateurs: Being Instructions for the Planting and Cultivation of Trees for Ornament or Use.......

Item No. 3178

London: "The Bazaar" Office [1880]. First edition. Black & white plates. 8vo, pp.120, with advertisements dated 1880 at end. Original brown cloth gilt, no dustwrapper; binding headbands bumped, spine slightly faded with a small piece of cloth to side of spine beginning to split, and with a slight bubbling of cloth to upper cover, internally, endpapers browned and some foxing, but generally a very good copy indeed. Ownership label on front pastedown.


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BLUNT, WILFRED & RUSSELL, JAMES: Old Garden Roses, Part Two. With 8 reproductions of Paintings by Charles Raymond.

Item No. 14908

Item No. 14908

London: George Rainbird, 1957. 8 coloured plates. Folio (17 x 12 1/4 inches), 47-pages. Original boards with label; boards scuffed and dusty, quarter of backstrip lifting and worn. Some very light marginal age-toning.


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Woking: Alpine Garden Society, 1989. First edition. Coloured plates. 8vo (10 x 7 3/4 inches), 172-pages; edge of text block lightly spotted else very good in very lightly spotted dustwrapper.


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LOUDON, J.C: An Encyclopaedia of Gardening; Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-Gardening ..... The Second Edition, much Enlarged.

Item No. 15456

London: Longman,Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1824. Numerous illustrations within the text. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 1233-pages. Contemporary half calf with lettering piece, marbled boards. Text foxed (especially prelims.), upper inner joint cracked but firm on cords, rear free endpaper removed. Fore-corners rubbed through,some rubbing elsewhere.Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper.


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PAUL, WILLIAM: The Rose Garden. In Two Divisions. Embracing the History of the Rose, the Formation of the Rosarium ....... The most Esteemed Varieties ..... etc. Eighth Edition.

Item No. 12811

London: Kent & Co. 1881. 15 fine coloured plates. Large 8vo (10 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches), 318-pages plus index and advertisements. Original bevelled red cloth blocked in blind and lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, headband bumped, inner hinges cracked, some foxing to prelims. Overall a very good copy.


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RENNIE, JAMES: Alphabet of Scientific Gardening, for the Use of Beginners.

London: James Cornish, 1850. Woodcut illustrations in the text. 12mo, pp.xiv:122, original cloth with printed paper label to upper cover. Rubbed, upper inner joint partly split, label browned, traces of another label having been removed from upper cover.


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SENILIS, JOHANNES: Pinaceae: Being a Handbook of the Firs and Pines.

Item No. 16185

London: Published for the Author by Hatchard, 1866. First edition. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 223-pages. Original bevelled green cloth blocked in gilt; headband rubbed else good.


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THOMPSON, W: The English Flower Garden, of Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants. With Ninety-three Figures, Beautifully Coloured from Nature.

Item No. 8674

London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1855. Two volumes in one as issued. Hand-coloured frontispiece and 93 finely hand-coloured figures on 23 attractive plates. 4to, pp.187:(1):186:(1), original red cloth blocked in gilt. Neatly rebacked at an early date retaining the original gilt blocked backstrip. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. Very good.


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VEITCH, JAMES HERBERT: A Manual of Orchidaceous Plants cultivated under glass in Great Britain.

Item No. 15421

London: James Veitch & Sons, Royal Exotic Nursery, Chelsea, 1887. First edition. 10 parts in two volumes, issued 1887-1894. 72 plates (of which 23 double sided, and 3 folding) and 13 coloured maps (of which 10 folding). Two volumes 8vo (10 x 6 1/4 inches), pages: 160:82:104:134:(1):108:iii(indexes) & 194:80:137:142:108:xi(Glossary). Original brown cloth pictorially blocked in gilt.

Headbands bruised, crack at one inner gutter but firm, some rubbing to extremities, endpapers tanned. Two inch split to cloth of upper outer joint of Volume 1, corners bumped. Newspaper obituary of Veitch pasted to front pastedown of Volume 1. Armorial bookplates of Barnard-Hankey on front pastedowns. Overall a good copy.


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WADE, BLANCHE ELIZABETH: A Garden in Pink. With numerous drawings and decorations in color by Lucy Fitch Perkins.

Item No. 12791

Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1905. First edition. 12 mounted photographic plates, art nouveau decorations in colour throughout. 8vo (9 x 6 1/2 inches), 201-pages. Original green cloth with pictorial coloured art nouveau panel to upper cover as issued. Lettering to spine faded, some rubbing and marking but generally good. 1920's gift inscription on front free endpaper.


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WATKINS-PITCHFORD, D. J: A Stream in Your Garden ..... by 'BB'. Frontispiece and diagrams by D. J. Watkins-Pitchford.

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1948. First edition. Small 8vo, pp. viii:94, original cloth; a very nice copy in good very slightly edge rubbed dustwrapper.


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