Rare, antiquarian, used, unusual & out-of-print books on horticulture and gardening, for sale at Horizon Books.

ABERCROMBIE, John; The Hot-House Gardener on the General Culture of the Pine-Apple, and Methods of Forcing Early Grapes, Peaches, Nectarines, and Other Choice Fruits, Hot-Houses, Fruit-Houses, Hot-Walls, &c. With Directions for Raising Melons and Early Strawberries. London, John Stockdale, 1789, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 238, [ii, ads] pp 5 folding copper-engraved plates printed in red (one with tear at fold), contemporary quarter vellum and marbled boards, contemporary vellum spine professionally rebacked, ink title lettering on spine in contemporary hand, cover lightly used, interior is clean and near fine tall copy, no ownership marks.

The author operated a nursery but is 'best known as a best-selling writer on practical gardening' [Henrey], an 'outstanding British pomologist' [Jansen 269]. An important contribution to fruit growing. Henrey 402. Cleveland Herbal Collection 589.

US$1400. bookID # 13720


ACKERSON, Cornelius; The Complete Book of Chrysanthemums. [New York], The American Garden Guild and Doubleday & Company, 1957, , 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; x, 256 pp, numerous illustrations from color and black and white photos, illustrations from drwgs including full-page, tables, glossary, index, original cloth, dj (chipped at spine ends), lightly foxed in outer edge, else very good solid copy.

A comprehensive and detailed work on all aspects.

US$5. bookID # 8392


ADAMS, William Howard; The French Garden 1500-1800. London, Scolar Press, [1979], First edition, large 8vo [26 x 19 cm]; 159 pp, 168 illustrations from early sources, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, spine slightly faded), else fine.

A well-illustrated and important work showing the development of the French Garden from early Italian influences to attain a dominating position in European culture. Very well-illustrated. The author was with the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

US$20. bookID # 12330


ALLWOOD, Montagu C.; Carnations and all Dianthus. Sussex, England, Allwood Bros., [1935], , 8vo [21.5 x 18 cm]; xxiv, 215 pp, color frontis, 158 illustrations from photos, index, original cloth, spine gilt title lettering, dj with original mounted color plate, fine clean copy in very good dj with some chipping at edges.

Originally published in 1926 and an authoritative work covering all aspect and varieties, the work is here brought up-to-date.

US$25. bookID # 10888


ANDERSON, E. B.; Camellias. London, Blandford Press, [1961], First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xii, [13]-115 pp, color and bw illus, index, original cloth, dj (small chip at edge), fine in vg dj.

Good sections on history, cultivation, propagation, and with extensive lists of varieties, including American varieties, with descriptions.

US$4. bookID # 5357


ANDERSON, Frank J.; An Illustrated Treasury of Cultivated Flowers. New York, Abbeville Press, [1979], , 4to [29 x 23 cm]; 156 pp, 73 color plates from paintings, original green cloth with picture in silver on front cover and silver lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped, lightly used), fine in very good dj.

The plates, each with a description and growing instructions, on the page opposite, were selected from the collection of the New York Botanical Garden, where Anderson was curator of rare books.

US$10. bookID # 6852


ANDERSON, Frank J.; The Complete Book of 169 Redoute Roses. New York, Abbevile Press, [1979], First edition thus, 4to [29 x 23 cm]; 160 pp, fine color plates and other color illus, original pictorial cloth,, silver spine title lettering dj (not price clipped, slightly used), clean unmarked fine copy in very good dj.

Reproductions of all of Redoute's roses, mostly full-page, these each accompanied by a facing page of description containing some history of the rose.

US$24. bookID # 11756


ANLEY, Gwendolyn; Alpine House Culture for Amateurs, with a forward by G. P. Baker. London, Country Life, [1938], First edition, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; 188 pp, frontis, numerous plates and illustrations from photos, other illustrations from drawings, tables, bibliography, index, original cloth with title lettering on spine and cover, dj (light wear, chipped at edge, not price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked in good jacket.

Part I is on the greenhouses, cold frames, equipment, propagation, pests, scree frame, collecting etc. Part II is a comprehensive description and lists of plants in various categories, eg, bulbs, dwarf and slow growing conifers, trees and shrubs, ericaceous and acid loving shrubs, etc. The lists of plants are extensive, and include color, characteristics, etc.

US$15. bookID # 13535


ANON, ; The Fruits of Ontario. Toronto, Ontario Department of Agriculture, 1914, , tall 8vo [25 x 17 cm]; 320 pp, hundreds of illustrations from photos, index to varieties, original cloth, gilt lettering and border on cover, cover lightly rubbed, front hinge lightly cracking but firm, interior is clean and near fine.

A comprehensive listing with descriptions of apple, cherry, peach, pear, plum, quince, grape, blackberry, currant, dewberry, gooseberry, raspberry, strawberry, and with hundreds of illustrations from photos, of all varieties grown in the area, and of interest for growers in northeastern US with similar conditions. This is an expansion, with many additional varieties described, of the work originally published in 1907.

US$25. bookID # 12313


ANON, ; Thirty-fifth Annual Report of the Fruit Growers' Association of Ontario 1903. Toronto, Ontario Department of Agriculture, 1904, First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 17 cm]; 208; 83 pp, numerous illustrations from photos and drawings, tables, index, original blind-stamped cloth with gilt cover crest, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine ends a bit worn with chip at head, complements of the Department of Agriculture written on endpaper, interior clean, very good.

This title is bound with another volume: Tenth Annual Report of the Fruit Experiment Stations of Ontario, 1904 published by the Ontario Department of Agriculture, with its own title page. Includes articles by experts of the day on related topics, lists of fruit varieties, etc.

US$18. bookID # 13386


ANON, references refer to author as L. E. F. Heincart de Thuty, Samuel R. Wells or D. H. Jacques; The Garden: a Pocket Manual of Practical Horticulture, or, How to Cultivate Vegetables, Fruits, and Flowers; Embracing an Exposition of the Nature of Plants; Directions for the Forming a Garden;: Description of Implements and Fixtures, Instructions...etc. New York, Fowler and Wells, 1858, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13.5 cm]; xii, [13]-166, [xii, ads] pp, numerous engraved illustrations and chapter head-pieces, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and cover, gilt decorations, minor shelf-wear, very light foxing on endpapers and title, but clean, unmarked and very good to near fine condition.

Published as Rural hand-books, no. 1, the work is quite detailed and contains chapters on soils, manures, forming a garden, tools, horticultural processes, kitchen garden, fruit garden, flower garden, ornamental trees and shrubs, etc.

US$40. bookID # 13781


ANSELL, Mary; The Happy Garden. London, Cassell & Co., 1912, First edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; viii, 224 pp, colored frontis from painting, with tissue guard, 23 plates from photos, other illustrations from drawings, appendix of Latin and common names of flowers and plants, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilt and color sun-dial on front, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, pictorial endpapers of garden plan, light edge-wear, very light foxing on few margins, clean near fine copy.

A minor classic with charming illustrations, including some plates of the author's home interior. The author was the wife of 'Peter Pan' author J. M. Barrie.

US$400. bookID # 12564


APGAR, Austin Craig; Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (Hardy, Cultivated). New York, American Book Company, [1910], First edition, 12mo [19 x 13.5 cm]; 352 pp, 4 plates, each with several figures, plus 621 engraved illustrations in text, index, original cloth, spine faded, small stain on corner of rear cover, name on endpaper, else very good, interior clean.

A good guide with keys to identification of all related plants with illustrations showing leaves, flowers and fruit.

US$3. bookID # 8428


AYRES, William P. and Thomas Moore; The Florists' Guide and Gardeners' and Naturalists' Calendar. London, William S. Orr and Co., 1850, First edition, and only edition, 4to [27 x 19 cm]; [vi], 193 pp, frontis, 12 hand colored plates by C. T. Rosenberg and printed by E. F. Cheffins, with numerous engraved illustrations, garden plans, text in decorative borders, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, all edges gilted, spine worn, endpaper name dated July 1854, clean, very good copy, plates with tissue guards.

The plates include one of insects, all the others of flowers including camellia, dianthus, hyacinth, peargonium, phlox, tulip, pyrethrum, etc, all beautifully painted and presented. There are many other fine illustrations including of Victorian flower holders. Other experts contributed to the book including Arthur Henfrey, J. O. Westwood, George Glenny, etc.

US$460. bookID # 12823


BAILEY, L. H. [Liberty Hyde]; The Cultivated Evergreens; A Handbook of the Coniferous and Most Important Broad-Leaved Evergreens Planted for Ornament in the United States and Canada. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1923, First edition, large 8vo [25 x 19 cm]; xx, 434 pp, 48 plates from photos including frontis, 35 illustrations from drwgs, check-list, index, original two-part cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, top edge gilted, fine and clean in good dj (rubbed, tear, chipped, not price clipped).

Bailey, the foremost horticulturist of his time, edited this important work with contributions by Ralph Hosmer, John Dunbar, W. T. Macoun, F. Dickson. E. Bollinger, Alfred Rehder, and others, with a 37-page checklist of woody evergreens by Ralph Curtis, and detailed chapter on all aspects of the subject, from cultivation, propagation, use in the landscape, injuries and diseases, and descriptions of hundreds of species.

US$60. bookID # 10627


BAILEY, Steven; Perpetual-Flowering Carnations. London, Faber and Faber, [1971], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 224 pp, color frontis, numerous color and bw illustrations from photos and drawings, tables, index, original cloth, dj (not price clipped), lightly rubbed at edge, but near fine, clean, unmarked.

A highly praised, comprehensive and detailed work which was first published as "Growing Perpetual-Flowering Carnations' but is here revised, expanded and brought up-to-date with a new title. The author was a leading grower and authority on the subject.

US$14. bookID # 11378


BAINBRIDGE, Richard; Guide to the Conservatory; being a concise Treatise on the Management of the Hothouse & Greenhouse; the forcing of bulbs, shrubs, etc, keeping up blooms all year; select list of the most admirable plants. . .. London, Robert Baldwin, 1842, First edition, 12mo [17.5 x 11.5 cm]; vii, 258, [vi, ads], errata, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, lightly frayed at spine head, hinge repaired, very good, interior is clean and near fine.

The author was gardener to Lord Wenlock, and here describes the huge greenhouse operation and the many plants, including a large number of orchids (about 64 pages), month to month treatments, plant hybridizing, propagation, plants lists, etc.

US$90. bookID # 13663


BAINES, Thomas; Greenhouse and Stove Plants, Flowering and Fine-Leaved, Palms, Ferns and Lycopodiums, with full Details of the Propagation and Cultivation of 500 Families of Plants, Embracing all the best kinds in Cultivation for Greenhouse, Intermediate House and Stove. London, John Murray, 1894, , 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [iv], 362 pp, in double columns, 40 engraved plates, including frontis with tissue guard, some being photo engravings, most from drawings, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilt title lettering on spine, minor foxing on three leaves, a fine, clean and unmarked copy, unusually well preserved.

An attractively produced book arranged alphabetically, with detailed plates including one of the carnivorous Darlingtonia Californica. The entries give details on cultivation, propagation, origin, etc, making it a useful reference.

US$65. bookID # 13536


BAINES, Thomas; Greenhouse and Stove Plants, Flowering and Fine-Leaved, Palms, Ferns and Lycopodiums, with full Details of the Propagation and Cultivation of 500 Families of Plants, Embracing all the best kinds in Cultivation for Greenhouse, Intermediate House and Stove. London, John Murray, 1894, , 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [iv], 362 pp, in double columns, 40 engraved plates, including frontis, some being photo engravings, most from drawings, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilt title lettering on spine, front cover with light stain, some minor foxing in some margins, but a very good copy.

An attractively produced book arranged alphabetically, with detailed plates including one of the carnivorous Darlingtonia Californica. The entries give details on cultivation, propagation, origin, etc, making it a useful reference.

US$25. bookID # 6398


BALD, Claud, revised by C. J. Harrison; Indian Tea; a Textbook on the Culture and Manufacture of Tea. Calcutta, London, Thacker, Spink & Co., 1940, fifth edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; [iv], xvi, 471 pp, plates from photos, illustrations from drwgs, folding plan of factory, tables, glossary, index, original green cloth, small whole in spine, light wear, internally clean and very good.

This is a revised and updated work covering all aspects of tea including growing, cultivating, harvesting, handling, sorting, packing, processing with good illustrations including of machinery and equipment. There are 15 pages of ads for equipment, machines and books related to tea including many with illustrations.

US$25. bookID # 6717


BARKER, John Theodore; The Beauty Of Flowers in Field And Wood: Containing the natural orders of families of British Wild Plants: With their Moral Teachings Illustrated. Bath; London, Binns and Goodwin; Whittaker and Co., [1852], First edition, 12mo [18 x 13.5 cm]; [iv], xii, 228 pp, ten hand colored lithographed plates, frontis, extra hand colored title page, plus extra color printed title page, plus printed title page [3 title different title pages], other illus, index, errata at end, rebacked original cloth spine and boards, gilt title lettering on spine and cover with gilt decorations on both, all edges gilted, marbled endpapers, lightly foxed on few leaves, very good+ sound and solid copy.

Largely botany but with some short philosophical comments interspersed and with charming plates lithographed by J. Gardener & Co.

US$250. bookID # 13161


BARTON, Barbara J.; Gardening by Mail, A Source Book, Everything for the Garden and the Gardener. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, [1994], fourth edition, updated and revised, 4to [27 x 21.5 cm]; unpaginated but about 400 pages, illus, tables, indexes, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, clean, near fine, unmarked.

A directory of mail order resources for gardeners in the United States and Canada, including seed companies, nurseries, suppliers of all garden necessaries and ornaments, horticultural and plant societies, magazines, libraries and a list of useful books on plants and gardening.

US$3. bookID # 10791


BEADLE, D. W.; Canadian Fruit, Flower, and Kitchen Gardener. Toronto, James Campbell & Son, 1872, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xvi, 391, xii [ads for seeds, trees, local nurseries] pp, 3 color lithographed plates (chromolithographs), including frontis, 70 other illustrations including full-page, original green cloth, gilt and black decorations, gilt lettering, edges slightly rubbed, bookplate of Paul Latham on endpaper, clean near fine copy, gilt bright.

The author, who ran a nursery and was the first editor of the Canadian Horticulturist, produced this first comprehensive eastern Canadian gardening book for conditions in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Hedrick and Woodburn p. 552: "The author's long, practical experience as a Canadian nurseryman enabled him to write a really useful book for the region". "It was not until 1872 that eastern Canadian gardeners could consult an extensive all-Canadian garden book" (von Baeyer p. 143). The color plates represent each of the three themes in the book, and are early Canadian chromolithographs.

US$160. bookID # 10686


BEADLE, D. W.; Canadian Fruit, Flower, and Kitchen Gardener. Toronto, James Campbell & Son, 1872, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xvi, 391 pp, 3 color plates (chromolithographs), including frontis, 70 other illustrations including full-page, original green cloth, gilt and black decorations, gilt lettering, edges lightly rubbed, small stain on spine, presentation stamp from distributor, a clean very good+ solid copy, better than usually found.

The author, who ran a nursery and was the first editor of the Canadian Horticulturist, produced this first comprehensive eastern Canadian gardening book for conditions in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Hedrick and Woodburn p. 552: "The author's long, practical experience as a Canadian nurseryman enabled him to write a really useful book for the region". "It was not until 1872 that eastern Canadian gardeners could consult an extensive all-Canadian garden book" (von Baeyer p. 143). The color plates represent each of the three themes in the book, and are early Canadian chromolithographs.

US$125. bookID # 10514


BEADLE, D. W. (Delos White) [editor]; The Canadian Horticulturist, volumes 7, 8, 9. St. Catharines, The Fruit Growers'' Association of Ontario, 1884-1886, First editions, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; 3 volumes, [ii], 293; [ii].292; [ii], 293 pp, index in each volume, 35 plates, including 31 colored lithographs (chromolithographs) and other illustrations from drawings, portrait plate, contemporary leather backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, spines worn, one spine with 1.5 inch section lacking, interiors near fine.

The first horticultural periodical published in Canada, dealing with all aspects of horticulture and gardening, the first few years dealt especially with fruit growing. Von Baeyer [Preliminary Bibliography For Garden History in Canada]: 'An extremely rich source for landscape and gardening history in the Victorian period, especially as it seems to be geared to the average farmer, gardener and fruit grower'. Beadle, the editor in the early years, had published Canadian Fruit, Flower and Kitchen Gardener in 1872, the first major Canadian gardening book. He also established the Fruit Growers' Association of Ontario. He ran a nursery in the Niagara area for 33 years. Von Baeyer [Rhetoric and Roses]: 'In 1878 the Canadian Horticulturist, a monthly periodical, began publication'.

US$600. bookID # 13400


BEALBY, J. T.; How to Make an Orchard in British Columbia; A Handbook for Beginners. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1912, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; viii, 86, [viii, ads related to subject of book including farms for sale, books, etc] pp, index, with the endpaper ads and the half-title page, original pictorial cloth with mounted picture on cover in border, gilt spine title lettering, cover a little faded, signature of J. B. Leonard on endpaper, slightly foxed on few leaves, but clean, very good+ copy.

A book with all the practical details including how to choose the land, improving it, suggested crops, planting and cultivation, pruning, pests, irrigation, marketing, climate, government assistance, etc, with rather interesting ads.

US$45. bookID # 12976


BENNETT, Jackie; The Wildlife Garden month-by-month. Glasgow, David & Charles, [1994], , large 8vo [27 x 20 cm]; 144 pp, color frontis and other photos by Richard Hanson, numerous other illustrations from drwgs, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

A comprehensive handbook with practical projects to encourage wildlife in the garden, including attracting birds, butterflies, etc.

US$7. bookID # 9927


BERRISFORD, Judith; Rhododendrons and Azaleas. London, Faber and Faber, [1973], , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 289 pp, color frontis and 3 other color plates from photos, 32 other photos on plates, general index, index of hybrids and species, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (minor wear at edge), else near fine, clean and tight.

This is an expansion with additional and revised text from the 1964 first edition, to bring it up to date, and with 8 new full-page illustrations. A very detailed work with extensive lists of hybrids and species, and with lists by type and condition best grown.

US$10. bookID # 11611


BIRDSEY, M. R.; The Cultivated Aroids. Berkeley, The Gillick Press, 1951, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [iv], 140 pp, frontis, 130 other plates from photos, index, original gilt decorated cloth, gilt spine title lettering, signed by author on endpaper, small owner's bookplate, fine and clean.

A thorough treatment of this plant family, that are often domesticated as house plants, and notable for its detailed description of each species, each with photo, and with a supplementary list of species.

US$30. bookID # 12165


BLACK, Peter McKenzie; Beautiful Orchids. London, Hamlyn, [1973], First edition, 4to [29 x 21 cm]; 128 pp, numerous illustrations from photos including 60 in color, index, original cloth, dj, signature inked out on endpaper, very good in fine dj.

A useful introduction including propagation, cultivation, etc by this English orchid nursery owner, and with a good chapter on orchid collectors and their introductions.

US$5. bookID # 7093


BLOWERS, John W.; Orchid Growing. London, New York, W. & G. Foyle; Dover, [1955], First edition, with the Dover cancel on title page, 12mo [18.5 x 12 cm]; 94 pp, illustrations from photos and drwgs, index, original pictorial paper covered boards with printed flaps, tape stain on endpaper, light wear, interior clean and near fine, vg overall.

A nice introduction with chapters on Cypripediums, Cymbidiums, Odontoglossums, Cattleyas, pests, potting, managing the orchid house.

US$5. bookID # 10541


BONAVIA, E. [Emanuel]; The Cultivated Oranges and Lemons etc of India and Ceylon with Researches into their Origin and the Derivation of their Names, and other Useful Information, with an Atlas of Illustrations. London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1888, 1890, First editions or each volume, 8vo [22 x 15 cm] & oblong 4to [19 x 25 cm]; xix, 384; [528] pp, 260 plates (including plate 116A), each with description on opposite page, glossary, index, with the errata leaf in plate volume, often lacking, text volume is original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, clean near fine condition, unmarked; plate volume is later cloth, gilt spine lettering, half title page with part torn away, perforated library stamp on title, library bookplate, else clean.

A detailed description of each variety grown, organized by groups, together with chapters on cultivation, uses, commercial products, citrus trade, morphology, origins, etc, detailed appendix on citrus in flora of Amboyna by Rumphius, natural history of citrus. The plates include the fruit and leaves in outline. Nissen BBI 199.

US$380. bookID # 13489


BOOTHMAN, Stuart, with a preface by P. L. Giuseppi; The Alpine House and its Plants. Bedford, Rush & Warwick, [1938], First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 131 pp, frontis and numerous plates from photos, tables, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, blank endpaper discolored, spine slightly faded, lettering clear, interior is clean and fine in very good + cover.

A detailed work covering construction of the alpine house, cultivation, care, control, maintenance, propagation, exhibiting, pests, diseases, composts and with the last half of the book on lists of plants and full details on each, including bulbs, dwarf shrubs, etc.

US$20. bookID # 11294


BORG, John; Cacti, A Gardener's Handbook for their Identification and Cultivation. London, Blandford Press, [1959], third edition enlarged, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 512 pp, frontis (port), 65 plates from photos, mostly with 2 illus, bibliog, index, original cloth, pictorial dj (not price clipped, lightly worn), else clean fine copy.

First published in 1937 and greatly expanded and revised, this edition includes a biography of the author by Beatrice Borg. After a chapter on general cultivation and propagation, most of the book is devoted to describing the species in detail within the cacti classification.

US$12. bookID # 7818


BORTOLOTTI, Emanuelle [Editor]; Gardens: the New Grand Tour; The first European Exhibition of Public and Private Gardens: Giardini: il nuovo Grand Tour. Modena, Italy, Milano, Milan, Giardini Zanfi Editori, 1999, First edition, 4to [27 x 24 cm]; 176 pp, 170 color illustrations from photos, text in English and Italian, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, pages 65-80 are bound upside down as apparently in most copies, but complete, else clean and fine.

Descriptions of about 76 European gardens, each with 2-3 fine color illustrations and accompanying text. Emmanuele Bortolotti wrote the introductory essay on Landscape Gardening, a Form of Art to Be Divulged.

US$6. bookID # 13446


BORTOLOTTI, Emanuelle [Editor]; Gardens: the New Grand Tour; The first European Exhibition of Public and Private Gardens: Giardini: il nuovo Grand Tour. Modena, Italy, Milano, Milan, Giardini Zanfi Editori, 1999, First edition, 4to [27 x 24 cm]; 176 pp, 170 color illustrations from photos, text in English and Italian, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, pages 65-80 are bound upside down as apparently in most copies, but complete, else clean and fine.

Descriptions of about 76 European gardens, each with 2-3 fine color illustrations and accompanying text. Emmanuele Bortolotti wrote the introductory essay on Landscape Gardening, a Form of Art to Be Divulged.

US$5. bookID # 7416


BOWEN, Leslie; The Art and Craft of Growing Orchids. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1976], First American edition, small 4to [25.5 x 18.5 cm]; 126 pp, color illustrations from photos, numerous illustrations from drwgs, bibliog, index, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dj (price clipped, slight wear at edge), else fine.

A well-illustrated introduction with practical suggestions for growing.

US$6. bookID # 6804


BOWEN, Leslie; The Art and Craft of Growing Orchids. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1976], First American edition, small 4to [25.5 x 18.5 cm]; 126 pp, color illustrations from photos, numerous illustrations from drwgs, bibliog, index, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dj (price clipped, slightly rubbed at edge), else fine.

A well-illustrated introduction with practical suggestions for growing and suggested varieties for easy or more challenging growing.

US$12. bookID # 9996


BOWERS, Clement Gray with illustrations in color by Franck Taylor Bowers & pen drawings by author; Rhododendrons and Azaleas; their Origins, Cultivation and Development. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1936, First Edition, 4to [26 x 19 cm]; xiv, 549 pp, color frontis, 27 other color plates from paintings, 12 half tone plates, end paper colored maps, showing locations of rhododendrons in the old world and America, illustrations in text, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt vignette on front cover and gilt spine title lettering, slight foxing in few margins, near fine and clean copy in good dj (lightly chipped at edges, lightly rubbed, not price clipped).

An important and detailed book covering all aspects of cultivation and the origin of different species, with bibliography, appendices (pests, new introductions, geographical distribution, lists of species, etc). Still a fine reference with descriptions of hundreds of species and varieties, with very attractive plates.

US$40. bookID # 13813


BOYLE, Louis M.; Out West; Growing Cymbidium Orchids and other Flowers; the Story of El Rancho Rinconada. Los Angeles, Times-Mirror Press, [1952], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 18 cm]; 526 pp, profusion of illustrations in bw and color, pictorial endpapers, original pictorial gilt cloth, dj (tears, chipped, not price clipped), clean, near fine in good dj.

A fascinating period piece on growing orchids in California with sections on the social, historical aspects of the area, as well as full details on the orchids.

US$20. bookID # 10507


BOYLE, Louis M.; Out West; Growing Cymbidium Orchids and other Flowers; the Story of El Rancho Rinconada. Los Angeles, Times-Mirror Press, [1952], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 18 cm]; 526 pp, profusion of illustrations in bw and color, pictorial endpapers, original pictorial gilt cloth, cover a little faded, else near fine, interior clean.

A fascinating period piece on growing orchids in California with sections on the social, historical aspects of the area, as well as full details on the orchids.

US$10. bookID # 10554


BRIMER, John Burton; The Home Gardener's Guide to Trees and Shrubs. New York, Hawthorn Books, [1976], , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [vi], 357 pp, numerous illustrations from drwgs, photos, tables, maps, index, original two part cloth, spine title lettering, dj (lightly rubbed, price clipped), first few leaves a little water stained, else very good clean copy.

Notable for its lists of species of trees and shrubs for different growing conditions, and the vast amount of practical advice.

US$5. bookID # 12135


BROWN, Jane; Lanning Roper and His Garden. New York, Rizzoli, [1987], First American Edition, 4to [28.5 x 23 cm]; 224 pp, frontis (port), 120 illus, 25 plans, 42 color plates, index, original cloth, dj (a little worn at spine foot), pictorial endpapers, else fine, quite clean.

The biography of Roper, one of the best garden designers from the 1950's to early 1980's, by one of the best authors of gardening history. The author was given access to Roper's private papers including his files on many of the gardens he created, and the architect's plans. Very well-illustrated, including many of Roper's own photos and includes a list of Roper's commissions by country.

US$12. bookID # 8283


BROWN, Jane; The Art and Architecture of English Gardens; Designs for the Garden from the Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 1609 to the Present Day. New York, Rizzoli, 1989, First American edition, 4to [26 x 26 cm]; 320 pp, color frontis, 306 illustrations and plates, mostly colored, views, garden plans, etc, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean, unmarked.

Beautifully illustrated from original watercolours, drawings, working plans, sections, etc, the author provides authoritative description of the gardens from the seventeenth century, the influence of art and nature, Victorian formal gardens, the arts and crafts movement of 1890-1914, the modern movement, classicism, garden buildings, garden ornament, Geoffrey Jillicoe's moody gardens, etc. The author is highly respected and distinguished author on gardening and gardening history topics.

US$30. bookID # 12397


BRUCE, Hal; How to Grow Wildflowers and Wild Shrubs and Trees in Your Own Garden. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1976, First edition, 8vo [22 x 19 cm]; xvii, 294, vi pp, numerous illustrations from photos, including colored, drawings, plant hardiness map of US and Canada, index, original pictorial cloth backed boards, dj (price clipped), some underlining of text, else very good.

The author gardens in the Delmarva Peninsula. He offers specific suggestions on flowers, shrubs and tree combinations for color and attractiveness and about problem spots, he provides guides and charts for color and bloom times, idea packed sections on seaside landscaping, bog and pond plantings, etc.

US$5. bookID # 9768


BUNYARD, George; Apples & Pears. London, T. C. & E. C. Jack, nd [1911], First edition, 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; xi, 115 pp, 8 color plates including frontis, title page vignette, other illustrations from drwgs, index, original boards with mounted color plate on front cover as issued, lightly foxed on few leaves but interior is clean and near fine, unmarked, cover lightly rubbed at edge, near fine.

The was published in the Present-Day Gardening Series. The author of celebrated Anatomy of Desert as well as The Fruit Garden, here describes the growing, cultivation, marketing, etc, of both apples and pears, with a good chapter on apple cookery including some recipes. This is one of the scarcest to find works in this gardening series.

US$120. bookID # 11585


BURBERRY, H. A.; The Amateur Orchid Cultivator's Guide Book. Liverpool, Blake & Mackenzie, 1900, third edition, 12mo [21.5 x 14 cm]; ix, 196 pp, 4 fine color lithographed (chromolithograph) plates, each with letterpress and key, other plates, illus, tables, illustrated ads at end including for orchids and orchid equipment, orchid books, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering, spine faded but title lettering clear, name on title page, blank corner removed from title page, plates bright, internal hinges cracked but firm, very good.

A useful and practical guide with detailed descriptions of numerous species. There is a large table of growing instructions for each of hundreds of plant types in most families. Detailed descriptions of hundreds of species including source. This edition has the attractive colored plates, the first edition of 1894 was in smaller format, with less text and no color plates.

US$30. bookID # 13242


BURRITT, M. C.; Apple Growing. New York, Outing Publishing Company, 1912, First edition, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; 177, [viii, publisher's ads] pp, table, original pictorial cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, signature on title page, clean very good copy.

Detailed description of growing and harvesting apples with chapters on renovating old orchards and the cost of growing apples.

US$30. bookID # 12196


BUSH-BROWN, James, Louise Bush-Brown; America's Garden Book. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1965], revised edition, thick large 8vo [23.5 x 19 cm]; xiv, 753 pp, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, garden plans, maps, diagrams, tables, index, supplementary index, original green cloth, dj (edgewear, price clipped), near fine and clean in good dj.

A comprehensive work covering all aspects of gardening for the small property and the informal garden, outdoor living spaces with treatment of gardening problems of the patio and terrace. This new edition has new illustrations with the latest developments. The tables of shrubs, trees, annuals, perennials, etc, make it easy to assess plants for specific areas. Thousands of plants are described.

US$4. bookID # 8615


CALTHROP, Dion Clayton, illustrated by Beatrice Parsons, George Elgood and others; The Charm of The English Garden. London, Bracken Books, [1985], , 8vo; [viii], 240 pp, 32 fine color plates from paintings, original cloth, dj, signature & blind stamp of Eleanor Weller, American garden writer, on title, else fine copy of book covering cottage and manor gardens from many viewpoints, first printed in 1910.

This book was originally published in 1910 as The Charm of Gardens.

US$5. bookID # 1803


CANE, Percy S.; Modern Gardens, British and Foreign. London, Special Winter Number of the Studio 1926-27, 1926, First edition, 4to [29.5 x 21 cm]; viii, 166 pp, color frontis from painting by Beatrice Parsons with tissue guard, 7 other color plates from photos, numerous bw plates and illus, plans, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering and vignette in gilt border on front cover, gilt lettering on spine, slightly rubbed at edge, owner's signature on endpaper, fine copy.

An impressive work on landscaping with illustrations of gardens of Britain, Ireland, American, Sweden, France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Japan, with lists of the architects and owners, and a good introduction.

US$15. bookID # 5725


CECIL, Mrs. Evelyn [Alicia Amherst]; Children's Garden. London, Macmillan and Co., 1903, , 8vo [20 x 13.5 cm]; xv, [i, errata], 216 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, some full page, garden plan, index, original pictorial cloth, spine & cover title lettering, small light cover stain, light foxing on some pages, mostly marginal, very good unmarked copy.

The author, a popular garden writer of the time, describes her garden through the seasons, and how she makes it more attractive for children and their participation. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue p. 52.

US$42. bookID # 11979


CHILDS, John Lewis (editor); The Mayflower, Volume IX, No. 6, June 1893. Floral Park, New York, John Lewis Childs, 1893, First edition, 4to [30.5 x 22 cm]; [161] - 192 pp, 2 colored lithographs (chromolithographs), lithographed by H. M. Wall, Brooklyn NY, other illustrations from engravings, photos, ads, original pictorial floral paper wraps, lightly chipped at bottom edge of cover, few light stains in outer margin, very good.

A gardening magazine, issued monthly, started in 1885 and ending in 1906 when it became Floral Life. The magazine has articles on flowers and fruit by notable writers including Peter B. Mead, Edward S. Rand, J. A. Landrum, C. L. Allen and others and some fascinating illustrated advertisements at the back. The colored lithographed plates are of Calla Little Gem and the Black Calla lily, and Lucretia Dewberry. Childs was a publisher and nurseryman, his 'Mayflower Press printed many attractive horticultural catalogues' [U. P. Hedrick, A History of Horticulture in America].

US$18. bookID # 13246


CHILDS, John Lewis (editor); The Mayflower, Volume IX, No. 7, July 1893. Floral Park, New York, John Lewis Childs, 1893, First edition, 4to [30.5 x 22 cm]; [193] - 2224 pp, 2 colored lithographs (chromolithographs), lithographed by H. M. Wall, Brooklyn NY, other illustrations from engravings, photos, ads, original pictorial floral paper wraps, some signs of light use, very good.

A gardening magazine, issued monthly, started in 1885 and ending in 1906 when it became Floral Life. The magazine has articles on flowers and fruit by notable writers including Edward Weaver, Wm. Speck, Edward S. Rand, Peter B. Mead, C. L. Allen and others and some fascinating illustrated advertisements at the back. The colored lithographed plates are of Winter Blooming Oxalis with several varieties in flower, and Sanseviera Zealanica, mother-in-law's tongue. Childs was a publisher and nurseryman, his 'Mayflower Press printed many attractive horticultural catalogues' [U. P. Hedrick, A History of Horticulture in America].

US$18. bookID # 13248


CHRISTIE'S, ; Important Botanical Books from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 18 December 2002. New York, Christie's, 2002, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 232 pp, 140 colored illustrations, mostly full-page, colored plates inside covers, original colored pictorial heavy paper wraps, title lettering on spine and cover, near fine, interior is fine, clean and unmarked, with the auction results inserted loose.

Detailed descriptions and historical importance of 132 famous horticultural books, each with at least one illustration, as well as references, plus a preface describing the society and why they were selling the books, makes this an useful reference and a pleasure to browse through. The sale yielded over $2.5 million.

US$18. bookID # 13547


CHRISTOPHER, Thomas; Water-Wise Gardening; America's Backyard Revolution. New York, Simon & Schuster, [1994], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 271, [i] pp, numerous color illustrations on plates, index, original cloth-backed boards, spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, clean, unmarked.

As water becomes scarcer, the topics in this book become more important, including xeriscaping, recycling, technologies, naturalization, watering as an art, turf and other topics, nicely illustrated.

US$5. bookID # 11977


CLARK, Robert B., drawings by Darrell Sweet; Flowering Trees. Princeton, D. Van Nostrand Company, [1963], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; xii, 241 pp, 6 color plates, 28 other illustrations from drwgs, glossary, index, original two-part blue cloth with white title lettering, lightly rubbed at edge, inscription on endpaper, near fine, interior clean.

With good lists of varieties by type, the appendix includes a flower identification table, sequence by bloom listing by variety and lists of flowering trees with fleshy fruits.

US$3. bookID # 8422


CLARKE, Ethne; Making a Rose Garden. New York, Grove Weidenfield, [1992], First American Edition, small 4to [21 x 21 cm]; 113 pp, well illustrated with color illustrations from photos and paintings, garden plans, illustrations from drwgs, index, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, dj (not price clipped, small crease on rear panel), else fine unworn condition but with small remainder mark on lower edge.

The planning and care of a rose garden is supplemented with a useful list of varieties with their descriptions.

US$14. bookID # 7747


COATS, Alice M.; Garden Shrubs and their Histories. London, E. P. Dutton & Company, [1965], First American edition, 4to [22.5 x 16.5 cm]; 416 pp, color frontis, illustrations and plates including color of classic botanical paintings from 18th and 19th centuries, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (a little rubbed, price clipped), fine in very good dj, interior clean.

First published in 1963 in London, the author describes the origins of the plants and their evolution in gardening. At the end of the book are biographies of some of the major botanical explorers and collectors, bibliography, and an index of English and American plant names. The book states that it is the only general book on ornamental shrubs and climbers. . . the first book of its kind to be printed in over a century, describing 110 shrub families, with histories given for the more important species.

US$12. bookID # 9685


COATS, Alice M.; Garden Shrubs and their Histories. New York, Simon and Schuster, [1992], , 4to [26 x 22 cm]; 223 pp, color frontis, illus and plates including color of classic botanical paintings from 18th and 19th centuries, bibliog, index, orig cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and interior clean.

First published in 1963 in London, the author describes the origins of the plants and their evolution in gardening, this edition is in larger format with excellent colored illustrations. At the end of the book are biographies of some of the major botanical explorers and collectors, bibliography, and an index of English and American plant names. Covering flowering ornamental shrubs and climbers. . . the first book of its kind to be printed in over a century, describing 110 shrub families, with histories given for the more important species. This American edition with 112 colored botanical paintings by some of the most renowned artist of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, also has a useful foreword by Dr. John L. Creech, an acclaimed plant hunter himself, that provides a good historical background.

US$7. bookID # 11512


COATS, Alice M.; Garden Shrubs and their Histories. London, E. P. Dutton & Company, 1963, First edition, 4to [22.5 x 16.5 cm]; 416 pp, color frontis, illustrations and plates including color of classic botanical paintings from 18th and 19th centuries, bibliography, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (rubbed, price clipped), library label on endpaper, interior clean with no marks, very good in good dj.

First published in 1963 in London, the author describes the origins of the plants and their evolution in gardening. At the end of the book are biographies of some of the major botanical explorers and collectors, bibliography, and an index of English and American plant names. The book states that it is the only general book on ornamental shrubs and climbers. . . the first book of its kind to be printed in over a century, describing 110 shrub families, with histories given for the more important species.

US$5. bookID # 13478


COATS, Peter; Flowers; The Story of Flowers, Plants and Gardens Through the Ages. [London], Peerage Books, [c1970], , 4to [25.5 x 19 cm]; 264 pp, color frontis, 40 pages of color illus, 148 other photos, many illustrations from drawings, index, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean, unmarked.

This description of the evolution of the English garden is a comprehensive introduction to garden history, including the great horticulturists from Gerard and Parkinson, the famous herbalists, to Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson. The author demonstrates how the plants of European and American gardens have evolved throughout the centuries. The book was published in the USA as Flowers in History.

US$20. bookID # 12935


COBBETT, William; The Woodlands: Or, a Treatise on the Preparing of Ground for Planting; on the Planting; on the Cultivating; on the Pruning; and on the Cutting Down of Forest Trees and Underwoods; Describing the Usual Growth and Size and the Uses of Each Sort of Tree. London, printed and published by William Cobbett, 1825, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; [i, ads], [340], [ii, ads] pp (unpaginated in 601 numbered paragraphs), illustrations including full-page, index, contemporary cloth-backed boards, original spine label with title, corner worn, interior is clean and fine, contains all three pages of ads including one at front of Anne Cobbett's English Housekeeper & rear ads for Cobbett's books.

Pearl 148: 'partly the fruit of the seed farm which Cobbett had established at Kensington in 1821, from four acres of ground walled in-a very beautiful place indeed'. Goldsmith 24452. The author conducted a successful nursery business, wrote books and dabbled in politics. The book describes each tree in detail including American trees. The full title is: The Woodlands: Or, a Treatise on the Preparing of Ground for Planting; on the Planting; on the Cultivating; on the Pruning; and on the Cutting Down of Forest Trees and Underwoods; Describing the Usual Growth and Size and the Uses of Each Sort of Tree, the seed of each, the season and manner of collecting the seed, the manner of preserving and of sowing it, and also the manner of managing the young plants until fit to plant out; The Trees being arranged in Alphabetical Order, and the List of them, including those of America as well as those of England, and the English, French, and Latin name being prefixed to the directions relative to each tree respectively.

US$180. bookID # 13237


COLE, John N.; Amaranth, from the past, for the future. Emmaus, Rodale Press, [1979], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xxii, 311 pp, illustrations from photos & drwgs, index, original cloth, dj (tear, chip), fine in good dj.

US$3. bookID # 3313


COLE, Nathan; The Royal Parks and Gardens of London, their History and Mode of Embellishment with Hints on the Propagation and Culture of the Plants Employed, the Artistic Arrangement of Colours, etc. London, Journal of Horticulture Office, 1877, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [vi], v, 131 pp, 15 wood engraved plates, garden plans, including double-page, numerous other illus, with the half title page, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering and vignette, edges rubbed, internal hinge cracked but firm, lightly foxed on some leaves, very good.

A nicely illustrated work covering the many gardens including Buckingham Palace, Kensington, Hyde Park, St. James, Victoria, Battersea, Regent's, Hampton Court, Kew, Crystal Palace, etc, and with chapters on landscaping, arrangement of spring flowers, trees and shrubs, colours, designs, etc.

US$130. bookID # 12926


COLE, S. W.; The American Fruit Book; Containing Directions for Raising, Propagating, and Managing Fruit Trees, Shrubs and Plants; with a description of the Best Varieties of Fruit, Including New and Valuable Kinds. Boston, John P. Hewitt, 1849, First edition, 16mo [16.5 x 10 cm]; xxiv, [25] - 288 pp, numerous illustrations and plate, complete but pages 27-34 are bound in wrong order and the two-sided plate at page xi is often the frontis, full calf with gilt title lettering on black leather spine label, front joint with crack but firm, one signature partly sprung, very good copy with only slight foxing on few leaves.

The author ran a nursery in Chelsea, Massachusetts and was the owner and editor of the Yankee Farmer. Hedrick p. 489:'A comprehensive treatise. . . It contained a great number of engravings of fruit, trees, insects and methods of grafting, budding and training'. There were several later editions because of its popularity. He describes many varieties of apples, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, grapes, small fruits, etc., with a brief description of wine making.

US$40. bookID # 9001


CORREVON, Henry; edited by Leonard Barron; Rock Garden and Alpine Plants. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1930, First edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; xv, 544 pp, frontis (port), color plates from paintings, illustrations from photos and drwgs, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, fine and clean copy.

A useful and comprehensive work by the pioneer of alpine gardening and includes detailed lists of varieties and species. With good chapters on growing alpines in sphagnum, the wall garden, rockery, conservation, fernery, terrestrial orchids, hardy cacti, with thousands of species described.

US$30. bookID # 11853


COUTTS, J., A. Osborn, A. Edwards, revised by G. H. Preston; The Complete Book of Gardening. London, Ward, Lock & Co., [1961], First edition was 1954, here revised, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 576 pp, 16 colored plates including frontis from paintings, hundreds of other illustrations from photos, diagrams, illustrations from drwgs, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean copy.

A comprehensive reference, covering tools, soil, draining, beds, lawns, paths and edgings, , planning, dry wall, marsh, bog gardens, wild gardens, town garden, window boxes, greenhouse, salads, herb garden, fruit, the legal side of gardening, etc, etc.

US$15. bookID # 10821


COX, E. H. M. and P. A. Cox; Modern Rhododendrons. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, [1956], First edition, 8vo [23 x 17 cm]; xiii, 193 pp, color frontis and color plates from paintings, drwgs in text, glossary, lists of plants for various situations, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (rubbed at edges, price clipped), very good, clean copy.

These are rhododendrons the author considers suitable for the modern garden. The senior author was a leading garden writer, plant hunter and garden historian and here gives details on cultivation, propagation, diseases, lists of species, hybrids, azaleas, etc. The authors grow their plants on the cold east coast of Scotland and can give good suggestions for hardy plants and growing methods. There is a forward by Dr J. M Cowan. The fine illustrations are by Margaret Stones.

US$12. bookID # 11041


COX, E. H. M. and P. A. Cox; Modern Shrubs. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, [1958], First edition, 8vo [23 x 17 cm]; xii, 220 pp, color frontis and color plates from paintings, drwgs in text, glossary, list of plants for various situations, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (very light wear, not price clipped), name on endpaper whited out, else very good+, clean throughout.

The senior author was a leading garden writer, plant hunter and garden historian and here gives details on cultivation, propagation, shrubs and climbers. These are shrubs the author considers most suitable for the modern garden. The illustrations are by Margaret Stones

US$10. bookID # 11042


COX, Peter A.; The Larger Rhododendron Species. Portland, Oregon, Timber Press, [1990], Second edition, revised and expanded, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; [ii], 389 pp, 82 colored illustrations from photos, 32 line drwgs, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj, very fine and clean.

This revised and extended edition has over 80 new colour photos together with drawings by Margaret Stones, covers all aspects of cultivation and the latest botanical classification. First published in 1979, this expanded edition has a significant addendum on new species, a revised bibliography, and revisions throughout, making it an essential reference.

US$15. bookID # 12649


CRAN, Marion; Gardens in America. London, Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1931, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 320 pp, frontis, plates from photos, original cloth, dj (large chips, tear), fine copy in worn but usually absent dj.

A well-illustrated account by Cran, popular English garden writer, of a trip to America in search of garden beauty.

US$15. bookID # 4977


CRAN, Mrs. [George]; The Garden of Experience. London, Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1922, , 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 316, [ii, ads] pp, 23 illustrations from photos on 16 plates including frontis, index, original green cloth, lightly foxed, very good sound copy, covers bright with clean title lettering.

The author describes her gardening experiences which are often social experiences, and are entertainments rather than how-to's.

US$16. bookID # 8662


CREASY, Rosalind, illustrated by Marcie Hawthorne; Earthly Delights. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, [1985], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 21 cm]; [vi], 200 pp, color frontis, well-illustrated from color photos, drawings, garden plans, bibliog, index, original cloth-backed boards, dj, clean, near fine condition.

The author describes twelve distinctive theme gardens including the gourmet garden, the pleasure garden, wildlife garden, child's garden, orchid garden, prairie garden, heirloom vegetable garden, heritage rose garden, the moneysaving garden, cottage garden, etc.

US$8. bookID # 9769


CROWTHER, D. S.; Fruit for Small Gardens. London, W. H. & L. Collingridge, [1949], First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 152 pp, many photos on plates, other illustrations from drawings, tables, index, original cloth, spine and cover title lettering, fine and clean in good dj (small hold in spine, light edge chipping).

With much on training and pruning dwarf trees, dwarf pyramids, plant diseases, pests are well illustrated, spraying programs, etc.

US$9. bookID # 12191


CURTIS, Charles H., with a forward by Lord Aberconway; Orchids; Their Description and Cultivation. London, Putnam & Company, [1950], First Edition, 4to [25 x 20 cm]; [xiv], 274 pp, color frontis, 77 plates, including 30 in color, detailed index of genera, species and hybrids, bibliog, original gilt decorated cloth, gilt lettering, gilt vignette on spine, minor foxing on a few margins, dj (short tear, small chip, not price clipped), very good, sound and clean copy.

A comprehensive and useful book, covering the full range of orchids, their history, cultivation, description, habits, etc. The author, who studied orchids for over 4 decades, was head of orchids at Kew and includes a description of orchid literature in the introduction. The 16 page bibliography seems to include all of the main orchid books published up to that time.

US$45. bookID # 11480


DARNELL, A. W.; Hardy & Half-hardy Plants; Illustrations and Descriptions of Beautiful and Interesting Plants Suitable for Outdoor Culture in the British Isles. Hampton Wick, Published by A. W. Darnell, nd [1929], First edition in book form, first published in parts, 4to [29 x 23 cm]; 2 volumes, complete, [iv], 252, [iv]; [ii], 252, [iv] pp, 24 colored lithographed plates, 500+ large illustrations, indexes, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spines and covers, lightly foxed, rear cover of volume I spotted, very good+ set, clean and unmarked..

Several of the color plates are of orchids including Cypripedium Guttatum (Yatabe's Slipper Orchid), Cypripedium Montanum (Mountain Slipper Orchid), Serapias Lingua (Tongue Orchid). A very well illustrated work, all the illustrations being from paintings or drawings.

US$180. bookID # 12445


DARNELL, A. W.; Orchids of the Outdoor Garden; A Descriptive list of the World's Orchids for the Use of Amateur Gardeners. New York, Dover Publications, [1976], , 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xxiv, 467 pp, glossary, 22 plates including frontis from the author's paintings, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title lettering on spine and cover, light crease on cover else excellent copy, interior clean and fine, cover quite good.

This is an unabridged and complete edition of the first edition of 1930 but in smaller format but with an additional preface to this edition by Gordon Dillon of Harvard University and the American Orchid Society. There are 977 species in 117 genera described, a complete listing of the orchids that can be grown outdoors in the British Isles and anywhere with a similar climate including much of the United States, each with one or more species described including the plant's origin, date of bloom, growing conditions, etc. Blunt and Stearn 301.

US$20. bookID # 11116


DARNELL, A. W.; Orchids of the Outdoor Garden; A Descriptive list of the World's Orchids That May be Grown Outdoors in the British Isles for the Use of Amateur Gardeners. Ashford, Kent, L. Reeve & Co., 1930, First edition, small 4to [25.5 x 19 cm]; xx, 467 pp, glossary, 22 plates including colored frontis from the author's paintings, index, original cloth, fine and clean in scarce dj (chipped at edges, rubbed).

There are 977 species in 117 genera, a complete listing of the orchids that can be grown outdoors in the British Isles or places with a similar climate including much of the United States, each with one or more species described including the plant's origin, date of bloom, growing conditions, etc. Blunt and Stearn 301.

US$150. bookID # 10555


DAVIS, Lucius D.; Ornamental Shrubs for Garden, Lawn, and Park Planting, with an Account of the Origin, Capabilities and Adaptations of the Numerous Species and Varieties, Native and Foreign. . . Suited for Cultivation in the United States. New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899, First Edition, large 8vo [26 x 19 cm]; vi, 338, [ii, ads] pp, frontis with tissue guard, many plates, illustrations from photos and engravings, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, top edge gilted, title printed in red and black, fine and clean, unmarked, covers and gilt are bright..

The title says it all, a classy production. A very-well illustrated work covering all the main plants for the American garden, with thousands of species and varieties described.

US$45. bookID # 11556


DESMOND, Ray; Kew; The History of the Royal Botanic Gardens. London, The Harvill Press with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, [1995], First edition, 4to [27 x 19 cm]; xvii, 466 pp, 34 colored plates, double-page plans, hundreds of illustrations, biographies of persons that helped develop Kew, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), pictorial endpapers, small remainder mark on lower outer edge, else a fine clean copy, unused.

Beautifully illustrated from original sources, books, paintings, etc, the well-respected gardening author and chief librarian at Kew provides a detailed and comprehensive description of its fascinating history. A large and heavy book.

US$15. bookID # 13827


DICKINS, Herbert P., with J. W. Audas; Victorian Orchids with Botanical and Vernacular Names, collected and lithographed by Herbert P. Dickens. Melbourne, Victorian Horticultural Society, Melbourne Herbarium, 1948, Second edition, first edition was 1929, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 32 pp, 17 illustrations from drwgs by Dickins, original heavy paper wraps with printed title on cover, a few leaves with light crease but clean very good or better copy.

A description of 56 main plants and hundreds of other varieties.

US$5. bookID # 10573


DICKS, John; The New Gardener's Dictionary or Whole Art of Gardening, fully and Accurately Displayed, containing the most Approved Methods of Cultivating all Kinds of Trees, Plants and Flowers with ample Directions for all Operations in Gardening. London, G. Keith, J. Johnston, H. Almon, Blyth and Beeyor, 1771, First edition was 1769, folio [36 x 24 cm]; [iv], unpaginated in double columns, arranged alphabetically, engraved frontis, 13 engraved plates including one showing greenhouse, engraved vignette on title page, contemporary leather backed boards, worn, spine ends chipped, title with part of blank margin removed, occasional light browning mainly to margins, interior is still quite good in worn but intact covers.

Henry 628. A detailed and important contribution to gardening literature. No copy was traced in the British Library.

US$1125. bookID # 10860


DILLISTONE, George, editor; Dykes on Irises. A Reprint of the contributions of the late W. R. Dykes, L-es-L., to various journals and periodicals during the last 20 years of his life. Tunbridge Wells, C. Baldwin; The Iris Society, nd [c1930], , 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; viii, [ii], 294 pp, frontis (portrait), plates from photos including one of Dykes in his garden, others of Irises, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, slightly foxed on title page margins, else near fine, clean and unmarked.

Still one of the most useful works on Irises, with chapters on each type, growing from seed, irises for the rock garden, color changes, cultivation, details on each species, their history, peculiarities, etc.

US$25. bookID # 13148


DORF, Philip; Liberty Hyde Bailey; an Informal Biography. Ithaca, Cornell University Press, [1956], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xii, 259 pp, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine in damaged dj (price clipped, hole in spine area with no loss to lettering).

A good bibliography of the most famous and prolific US garden and horticultural writer of the early twentieth century with a list of books and articles by him and about him, his awards, etc.

US$12. bookID # 12752


DRAYSON, G. F.; Dahlias. London, Ward, Lock & Co., [1954], First edition, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; 160 pp, colored frontis, 16 pages of photos, other illustrations from drawings, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), name on endpaper, few sentences lightly underlined, else near fine.

A well-illustrated and practical work with full details on growing, planting, etc with useful lists of varieties organized by characteristics, and details on each variety, size.

US$8. bookID # 13065


DYKES, W. R.; Edited and illustrated by E. Katherine Dykes, notes by Sir A. Daniel Hall; Notes on Tulip Species. London, Herbert Jenkins, 1930, First Edition, folio [39 x 29 cm]; 108 pp, 54 fine color plates after paintings by E. Katherine Dykes, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt lettered spine, printed jacket (short tears, rubbed), top edge gilted, cover edge lightly rubbed, clean, unmarked and fine in good jacket.

An important and attractive work on tulips, with detailed descriptions of each species as well as notes on cultivation. Attractive colored plates. A large format book and impressive production.

US$480. bookID # 12346


EARLE, Alice Morse; Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday; Garden Delights Which Are Here Displayed in Very Truth and Are Moreover Regarded as Emblems. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1902, First Edition, the limited edition of 100 copies of which this is #90, 8vo [25 x 17 cm]; xxiii, [i], 461 pp, frontis, frontis, numerous plates with tissue guards with letterpress, many other illus, index, title printed in green and black, text pages in green border, index, original pictorial gilt vellum-backed silk cloth & gilt title lettering on front cover & spine, top edge gilted., other edges uncut, dj (bit worn), corner wear, in orig slipcase (split, worn at edges), internal hinge repaired, very clean, attractive copy.

A classic of the period, very well-illustrated. The topics related to sun dials include classification, portable dials, their construction, symbolic and many other designs. A smaller section deals with roses including chapters on roses and garlands, rosa solis, rose plate and rosee, emblems of the rose in English history, grandmother's roses, the Rosicruians. Stock 751. The limited edition on specially made paper is scarce and not often found in a dust jacket or slipcase. It is in larger format than the trade edition with nice wide margins. The interior is quite fresh and fine, and has the original ribbon bookmark.

US$600. bookID # 9004


EARLE, Alice Morse; Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday; Garden Delights Which Are Here Displayed in Very Truth and Are Moreover Regarded as Emblems. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1902, First Edition, 8vo [20 x 15 cm]; xxiii, [i], 461 pp, frontis, numerous plates and illus, index, title printed in green and black, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering, decorated in white and dark green, top edge gilted, internal hinges cracking but firm, covers quite bright, near fine clean copy.

A classic of the period, very well-illustrated. The topics related to sun dials include classification, portable dials, their construction, symbolic and many other designs. A smaller section deals with roses including chapters on roses and garlands, rosa solis, rose plate and rosee, emblems of the rose in English history, grandmother's roses, the Rosicruians. Stock 751.

US$70. bookID # 11459


EARLEY, William; Profitable Market Gardening, Adapted for the Use of All Growers and Gardeners. London, L. Upcott Gill, [1882], First edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; [vi], 96, [xxxii, ads with some illus] pp, original green cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine and design in black on front cover, very lightly rubbed at edge, covers bright, lightly foxed on few leaves, but overall clean, inscription on endpaper, very good+.

Describes the growing of vegetables in some detail, with a few varieties mentioned.

US$90. bookID # 6339


EATON, Jerome A.; Gardening Under Glass; An Illustrated Guide to the Greenhouse. New York, The Macmillan Company, [1973], , 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; xiv, 306 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, frontis, charts, glossary, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, vignette on spine, dj (price clipped, spine ends a little frayed), fine and clean in very good dj.

A very useful reference for the greenhouse gardener with good lists of plants, techniques, operating the greenhouse, etc.

US$5. bookID # 8838


ECKBO, Garrett; Home Landscape; The Art of Home Landscaping. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1978], revised and enlarged edition, the first edition of 1956 had only 270 pages, 8vo [25 x 17 cm]; 340 pp, several hundred illustrations from photos, drwgs, plans, bibliog, index, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (slight wear at upper edge), fine and clean, unmarked.

The author was a pioneer in modern landscape design, who related it to modern art and adapted it to the individual needs of people. The principles that he established in the first edition in 1956 have been followed by many other garden designers. An essential and well-illustrated work in landscaping, with greatly expanded illustrations, comments on the impact of the 50s, 60s and 70s on garden design. No other books so successfully combines the poetry of landscape with everyday practicalities of planning a unified garden with a unique character, filled with ideas and practical suggestions.

US$85. bookID # 12326


EDWARDS, A.; Rock Gardens; How to Plan and Plant Them, with Sections on the Wall, Paved, Marsh and Water Gardens. London, Ward, Lock & Co., 1929, First edition, 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; 320 pp, 8 fine color plates mounted on art paper, 32 other illustrations from photos, plus 8 other illustrations from drwgs, index, tables, original green cloth, title lettering on spine and cover in border, signature of Helen J. Pidgeon and a loose calling card from here daughter M. Alice Pidgeon, else fine copy, solid.

The author, who was in charge of the Rock Gardens at Kew, provides a solid and comprehensive work on all aspects of rock gardening, including the alpine house, dwarf flowers, ornamental grasses, propagation, bogs, with detailed lists of species. Includes long lists of plants suitable for various situations and purposes.

US$45. bookID # 12345


EDWARDS, A.; Rock Gardens; How to Plan and Plant Them, with Sections on the Wall, Paved, Marsh and Water Gardens. London, Ward, Lock & Co., 1929, First edition, 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; 320 pp, 8 fine color plates mounted on art paper, 32 other illustrations from photos, plus 8 other illustrations from drwgs, index, tables, original green cloth, slightly rubbed at edge, some leaves with light or marginal foxing, signature on title, else near fine copy, solid.

The author, who was in charge of the Rock Gardens at Kew, provides a solid and comprehensive work on all aspects of rock gardening, including the alpine house, dwarf flowers, ornamental grasses, propagation, bogs, with detailed lists of species. Includes long lists of plants suitable for various situations and purposes.

US$25. bookID # 7718


ELLIOTT, Roy; Alpine Gardening. London, Vista Books, 1963, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 320 pp, frontis, 68 illustrations from author's photos on plates, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very good, clean copy in dj (chipped at edges, wear, not price clipped), with a color photo from newspaper on endpaper of author and his prize winning plants.

A practical, well-written and comprehensive work on growing alpines, with much on rock gardens in different seasons, architectural plants, peat beds, etc.

US$7. bookID # 12922


ELLIS, Carleton and Miller W. Swaney; Soiless Growth of Plants; Use of Nutrient Solutions, Water, Sand, Cinder, etc.. New York, Reinhold Publishing Corporations`, 1938, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; 155, [ix] pp, colored frontispiece, 58 illustrations from photos, tables, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, dj (tear, chipped, wear), note on blank page at end, very good in good dj.

The first edition of the first complete book on growing plants without soil, well-illustrated and detailed.

US$10. bookID # 12682


ELLMAN, John (editor), published anonymously with about 70 contributors by experts of the time; The Library of Agricultural and Horticultural Knowledge; with a Memoir by Mr Ellman, late of Glynde, and Appendix containing a Farmer's and Gardener's Calendar, & a collection of useful Tables. London, J. Baxter, 1834, third edition, greatly enlarged, the best edition, 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; lxiv, 695 pp, engraved portrait of Ellman, engraved illus, 10 hand colored engraved illustrations of grasses, tables, index, original half calf and boards with new cloth spine and title lettering on paper spine label, covers worn, marbled edges, light stain title and frontis margin, interior is clean, mostly unfoxed and near fine in good cover.

A survey of the main topics that a farmer of the day would need to have reference material on including botany, fruit growing, vegetable and flower growing, cattle, dairy, game, bee keeping, draining, horses, grasses, field crops, trees, poultry, hops, wine making, etc, arranged alphabetically, with detailed appendices.

US$180. bookID # 11394


ELLWANGER, H. B.; The Rose; a Treatise on the Cultivation, History, Family Characteristics, etc., of the Various Groups of Roses, with Accurate Descriptions of the Varieties Now Generally Grown. New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, [1882], First edition, 12mo [17.5 x 12.5 cm]; vi, [5] - 293 pp, index, includes 100 page catalogue of 956 varieties with descriptions, original blue cloth, decorated in black with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, lightly rubbed at spine ends, signature on endpaper, else a fine clean copy with bright covers and original decorated endpapers.

Stock 791. See Hedrick page 576. He provides details on growing and cultivation, propagation, exhibiting, growing under glass, colors, and detailed lists of varieties, the people who raise the best roses, with the varieties and dates introduced. The catalogue of varieties lists 956 varieties, each with habits, description and hereditary data. The author had the Mount Hope Nurseries in Rochester, NY, and was the son of George Ellwanger. 'Valuable treatise not easily found and an extremely useful survey of the international scene in the world of roses' [Fisher, The Companion to Roses].

US$120. bookID # 9189


ELY, Helena Rutherfurd; The Practical Flower Garden. New York, Macmillan Company, 1911, First edition, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; xiii, 304, [viii, ads] pp, 8 color plates with tissue guards, including frontis, 24 half-tone plates, 38 other illustrations in text, index, original pictorial cloth with mounted color picture on front cover, gilt lettering on front cover & spine, top edge gilted, slightly rubbed at edge, else fine & clean, unmarked.

A detailed work by this popular garden writer which covers color arrangements of flowers, raising flowers and trees from seeds, terraces, the wild garden, and an extensive list of plants and descriptions that she tested herself. The work has achieved some fame since a full-page color illustration of this book appears in 'Keeping Eden, a History of Gardening in America', page 240, and a smaller illustration appears in Hedrick's 'A History of Horticulture in America.'

US$120. bookID # 11277


EMBERTON, Sybil; A Year in the Shrub Garden. London, Faber and Faber, [1972], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 264 pp, color frontis, 46 illustrations from drwgs, calendar, bibliog, index, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), fine and clean copy.

A good practical guide covering design, soil, planting and aftercare with a section on wall plants and climbers. A detailed working calendar (when to plant, prune, prevention, etc) can make the overwhelming tasks more manageable.

US$8. bookID # 8424


FARRELLY, David; The Book of Bamboo. San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, [1984], First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; [xii], 332, [viii] pp, hundreds of illustrations from drwgs, tables, bibliog, glossary, index, original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price inked out, worn), some spotting on outer edge, endpaper, boards a little warped.

This is the first complete sourcebook of bamboo, covering everything from research and experimentation, culture, history, to a whole bamboo catalog such as acupuncture, blowguns, bridges, dolls, kites, sandals, ships, violins, windmills, shelter, bamboo crafts and construction. There are sections on bamboo in art, music, philosophy as well as practical sections on varieties of plants, uses, cultivation. Very well-illustrated.

US$30. bookID # 9365


FARRER, Reginald; Alpines and Bog-Plants. London, Edward Arnold, 1908, First edition, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; xii, 288 pp, 16 plates, including frontis, all photos from the author's garden, index, original green cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, top edge gilted, slightly rubbed at lower edge, light foxing on a few margins, but very good sound copy, clean and unmarked.

Farrer was a plant collector, garden writer and popularizer of rock and alpine gardening. "Few writers have been so nimble with epithets and imagery to describe plants, or conveyed such infectious enthusiasm." (Hugh Johnson) Includes chapters on the water garden, mountain bog, bog plants, iris, lilies, various alpines, etc.

US$90. bookID # 11854


FARRER, Reginald; In a Yorkshire Garden. London, Edward Arnold, 1909, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; [xii], 316, [16, ads dated September 1909] pp, 16 plates from photos including frontis, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, top edge gilted, name on endpaper, edges a little rubbed, slight foxing on few leaves, mostly marginal, very good, interior is clean, a loose newspaper clipping on Oxford garden.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society 93. Farrer grew up in Yorkshire, where he planted a rock garden, and later went on to write the classic work on rock gardens, and traveled widely in Asia collecting plants. He describes his gardens from considerable knowledge of the plants and the ecologies.

US$140. bookID # 12974


FARRER, Reginald; The English Rock-Garden. London, T. C. & E. C. Jack Ltd, 1919, First edition, large 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 2 volumes, lxiv, 504;viii, 524 pp, 102 plates with 200 illustrations from photos, with the appendix on mexonopsis, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, lightly rubbed at edge, near fine sound set.

The classic book on rock gardening, first printed in 1919 and reprinted many times due to its popularity and reference value, This comprehensive work has for many years been established as the standard work on the Rock Garden. Its at once the most easily consulted and the most authoritative of any book dealing with plants suitable for rock gardens and their immediate surroundings. The text is arranged in the form of an encyclopedia, and deals not only with the plants of the rock garden but also with the wild garden and the bog. The author was a respected plant hunter and garden writer. "Few writers have been so nimble with epithets and imagery to describe plants, or conveyed such infectious enthusiasm." (Hugh Johnson). "Still a classic book on the subject" (Oxford Companion to Gardens)

US$300. bookID # 12344


FARRER, Reginald; The Rock Garden. London, T. C. & E. C. Jack, nd [1912], First edition, 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; xi, 118 pp, 8 color plates including frontis, other illustrations from drwgs, index, original boards with mounted color plate on front cover as issued, lightly foxed, light wear, very good copy.

After a short description of the history and building the rock garden, the author describes the alpine plants that are suitable in this type of garden. The preface is by J. Bretland Farmer. The author later went on to publish the famous English Rock Garden, still a standard work, as well as a number of books on plant collecting. "Few writers have been so nimble with epithets and imagery to describe plants, or conveyed such infectious enthusiasm". (Hugh Johnson)

US$20. bookID # 7585


FEIN, Albert; Landscape into Cityscape; Frederick Law Olmsted's Plans for a Greater New York City. Ithaca, Cornell University Press, [1968], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; x, [ii], 490 pp, frontis (portrait), 19 plates and plans including many double-page, endpapers are bird's eye view, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (rubbed), clean fine copy in very good dust jacket.

An important work on landscaping that shows Olmsted's influence on the planning of New York City and environs including Central Park.

US$25. bookID # 9655


FERGUSON, Katharine; Rock Gardens, A Harrowsmith Gardener's Guide. Camden East, Camden House Publishing, [1988], , 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; 96 pp, color illustrations from photos, numerous illustrations from drwgs by Marta Scythes, maps, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, lower margins with paper rippled, good.

Includes A Brief History of Rock Gardens by Jennifer Bennett and two chapters by Pat Tucker and Marnie Flook, although the bulk of the book is a detailed description of suitable plants, mostly with illustrations.

US$2. bookID # 10007


FEWSTER, Ernest P. illustrations by Ernest W. Harrold; My Garden Dreams. Ottawa, The Graphic Publishers, 1926, First Edition, 8vo [20 x 16 cm]; [vi], 175, [iv] pp, illustrations from drwgs on most pages, pictorial endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering and design, clean and fine in very good pictorial dj (short tear, not price clipped, light wear at spine head).

The author discusses his garden flowers, including roses, lilies, foxglove, phlox, dahlias, hyacinths, nasturtiums, etc, from an anecdotal and descriptive viewpoint. The Graphic Publishers were well-known for their good productions. Von Baeyer 147: 'the only bona fide Canadian garden autobiography of the time'.

US$27. bookID # 12141


FISH, D. T. (editor) and many others; Cassell's Popular Gardening. London, Paris & Melbourne, Cassell and Company, nd [c1884-6], best edition, for subscribers, with the most colored plates, 4to [27 x 20 cm]; 4 volumes, iv, 380; iv, 380; iv, 380; iv, 396 pp, 20 fine color plates (chromolithographs) including frontis in each volume, 16 colored double-page plates, over 1,000 other illustrations & plates, garden plans, index, original green decorated cloth, gilt title lettering on spines and covers, light shelf-wear, some scattered light spotting, very good+ set, clean and unmarked.

This is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated and still very useful encyclopedic work covering all aspects of gardening. The many colored plates are very attractive. Other experts that contributed to this work include: James Britten, William Coleman, Richard Dean, William Earley, William Wildsmith, William Hugh Gower, James Hudson, Maxwell Masters.

US$140. bookID # 13731


FITCH, Charles Marden; All About Orchids. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, [1981], , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xii, 276 pp, over 200 illustrations from photos, including 22 in color, glossary, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped, short tear), fine in very good dj.

A detailed guide for growing orchids with numerous varieties described together with their growing conditions. Good practical advice, and well-illustrated.

US$10. bookID # 5818


FITCH, Charles Marden; The Complete Book of Houseplants Under Lights. New York, Hawthorn Books, [1975], , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; viii, [i], 275 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (short tear), fine in vg dj.

A practical guide to gardening under lights including needed equipment, soil mixtures, containers, maintenance, propagation, pest control, etc.

US$2. bookID # 3651


FITCH, Charles Marden; The Complete Book of Miniature Roses. New York, Hawthorn Books, [1977], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; x, 342 pp, over 300 illustrations from photos including in color, line drwgs, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped), fine.

Covers all aspects including growing indoors.

US$5. bookID # 4414


FITCH, Charles Marden; The Complete Book of Miniature Roses. New York, Hawthorn Books, [1977], , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [viii], 342 pp, numerous bw and color illustrations from photos, drwgs, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj [very light wear at spine end, price clipped], fine.

Covers both indoor and outdoor culture as well as an historical introduction.

US$7. bookID # 10410


FITCH, James M. and F. F. Rockwell; Treasury of American Gardens. New York, Harper & Brothers, [1956], , folio [33.5 x 27 cm]; 175 pp, color frontis, numerous color and bw illus, plans, original half cloth and boards, light fading and some edge wear, else very good.

Useful for garden history of all parts of the United States, with good illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 3042


FOGG, H. G. Witham; Creating a Luxury Garden. Edinburgh, John Bartholomew and Son, [1975], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 160 pp, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, index, original cloth, dj (small stain on top where price label removed), fine in very good dj.

Practical suggestions for adding various features to your garden, including patios, hedges, tubs, making a sink garden, window-box rock gardens, barrel gardens, rooftop gardens, sundials, roses, hardy orchids, garden pool, herb garden, terrariums, open-air swimming pool, sauna, etc.

US$4. bookID # 7349


FOLEY, Daniel J.; Garden Flowers in Color. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1943, First edition, first printing, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 319, [i] pp, colored frontis, 350 colored illustrations from photos, plus other illustrations from drawings, index, original green cloth, title lettering on cover and spine, edges lightly worn, lightly foxed on outer edge of text block, very good and clean, unmarked, in a worn dj (chipped, tears, small piece lacking from upper spine).

About 350 flowers described in detail, each with description, sections on culture, by this popular gardening author.

US$13. bookID # 13722


FOLEY, Daniel J.; Gardening by the Sea, From Coast to Coast. Philadelphia, New York, Chilton Books, [1965], , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xii, [i], 285, [ii] pp, hundreds of illustrations from photos, including color, double page map of hardiness zones for US and Canada, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped, small chip at edge), fine and clean copy.

The landscape architect author provides valuable information on growing trees, shrubs, roses, vines, perennials and plants of all types in coastal situations. He provides a chapter that lists plants for special conditions.

US$7. bookID # 6439


FOLEY, Daniel J., with Catherine E. Meikle; Vegetable Gardening in Color. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1943, , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 255 pp, hundreds of illustrations, mostly in color, garden plans, index, original green cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, slight wear at spine end, barely noticeable foxing on outer edge of text block, else near fine, clean and unmarked.

Beautifully illustrated, with much on varieties of each vegetable, culture, insects and diseases, storage, etc. The foreword is by J. Horace McFarland, noted US environment spokesman and ecologist.

US$10. bookID # 13721


FOSTER, F. Gordon; Ferns to Know and Grow. New York, Hawthorn Books, [1971], , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xiv, 258 pp, color frontis, 113 illustrations from drwgs and photos, most illustrations with several figures, some color plates from photos, table, glossary, index, original two-part cloth, spine title lettering, dj (short tear, price clipped), else near fine and clean.

US$8. bookID # 11360


FREDERICK, JR., William H.; The Exuberant Garden and the Controlling Hand; Plant Combinations for North American Gardens. Boston, Toronto, London, Little, Brown and Company, [1992], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 23 cm]; xix, 342 pp, over 230 colored plates and illustrations, 13 detailed colored garden plans, table, appendices, index, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dj (not price clipped), clean, fine and unused condition.

The veteran landscape architect describes how to combine ornamental plants of all types, using a balance between plant exuberance and design structure. He provides a sophisticated, up-to-date guide with full details, with some emphasis on exploiting color potential. The author gives detail on entrance gardens, gardens to view, live-in gardens, swimming pool gardens and gardens to stroll. The 38 detailed and extensive appendices (190 pages) are a rich source of plants lists, tolerances, cultural preferences, design characteristics, plant lists for different conditions, by season, fragrance, texture, color, soil types, etc.

US$45. bookID # 11230


FREE, Montague; All About House Plants; Their Selection, Culture, and Propagation and How to Use Them for Decorative Effect. Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, 1979, , 8vo; 365 pp, well illustrations with photos & drwgs, colorplates, original cloth, dj (frayed), very good, revised and expanded by Marjorie J. Dietz.

US$2. bookID # 1313


FULLER, Andrew S.; The Grape Culturist, a Treatise on the Cultivation of the Native Grape. New York, Printed for the Author, 1864, First edition, first issue, 12mo [19 x 12.5]; vi, [7] - 262, [i, ad] pp, 105 engraved illustrations, including some full-page, index, original blind-stamped and pictorial gilt cloth, spine ends a little frayed, small bookplate on endpaper, edges rubbed, very good solid copy with only a hint of foxing.

Hedrick p. 534. Gabler G21090: 'Gives full directions for planting, training, grafting, etc. Native grapes are emphasized, foreign vines are confined to indoor cultivation, and hybridization and pest control are significant topics. This was one of the most popular American texts'. For many years a standard reference work on the subject. Attractive copy of the scarce first edition, often reprinted over a number of years by Orange Judd.

US$100. bookID # 6946


GABLER, James M. and a foreword by Maynard A. Amerine; Wine into Words; A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language. Baltimore, Bacchus Press Ltd, [1985], First edition, large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; xvi, 403 pp, frontis, illustrations, indexes of titles and years, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, pictorial endpapers, very fine and clean in fine dj.

The standard reference on the subject with a comprehensive bibliography. The most complete reference available, includes descriptions and comments, as well as biographical details on many authors.

US$10. bookID # 13727


GALINOU, Mireille, introduction by Roy Strong; London's Pride, The Glorious History of the Capital's Gardens. London, Anaya Publishers, [1990], First edition, 4to [30 x 21 cm]; 224 pp, color frontis, over 200 illustrations including 120 in color, many from early sources, many full-page, bibliog, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

From the earliest times, through the middle ages, Tudor and Stuart period to the present, with medicinal and kitchen gardening, flowers, market gardens, pleasure gardens, all beautifully illustrated.

US$6. bookID # 10570


GARDNER, Frank D.; Farming for Profit; Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers, A Non-Technical Manual for Their Culture, Management and Improvement. Philadelphia, Chicago, The John C. Winston Company, [1918], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 279 pp, colored frontis of strawberries, hundreds of illustrations from photos and drwgs, tables, original pictorial cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, dj (worn, large chips at spine ends, tear), near fine in worn but usually lacking dj.

The state of the horticultural art of the time covering all aspects from vegetable forcing, mushroom culture, medicinal and aromatic plants, small fruits, grapes, citrus, nuts, tropical fruits, to the farm woodlot, beautifying home grounds, window gardening, controlling pests, etc. Not in the Hedrick addendum. The author was assisted by some of the best horticulturists of the day, each a specialist in his area.

US$85. bookID # 10988


GAUT, Alfred; Seaside Planting of Trees and Shrubs. London, Country Life, 1907, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 101 pp, frontis and plates from photos by Frank Sutcliffe, title in red and black, original red cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine faded but lettering clear, some leaves in last chapter bound in wrong order but complete, bookplate on endpaper.

The author shows how to minimize the problems with gales, winds and storm along the sea coast, through planting of trees and shrubs, used of fences and local features, etc, and provides a list of plants that are hardy with many examples for the Yorkshire coast.

US$25. bookID # 10487


GENDERS, Roy; Covering a Wall; The Culture of Climbing Plants. London, The Garden Book Club, 1974, Second edition, the first edition was 1957, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 159 pp, illustrations from photos and drwgs, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (minor rubbing at spine end), else clean and fine.

A most useful work, giving full details on all aspects of growing, with good chapters on establishing climbers, roses, clematis, fragrant climbers, plants for the north wall, sunny walls, east walls, west walls, wall fruits, climbing annuals, vegetable climbers, etc.

US$8. bookID # 9913


GENDERS, Roy; The Leisure Garden. London, Stanley Paul, [1959], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 192 pp, illustrations from photos, index, original green cloth with small vignette, white spine title lettering, fine and clean in very good dj (closed tear, light wear, not price clipped).

A leading British garden writer describes gardening methods for those who don't have a lot of time, the easy way to garden, from hedges, lawns, borders, perennials and trees to permanent vegetables, fruit growing, use of stone, easy plants for indoors, etc.

US$20. bookID # 10370


GESSERT, Kate Rogers; The Beautiful Food Garden; Encyclopedia of Attractive Food Plants. New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, [1983], First edition, large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; [viii], 264 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from drwgs and photos, color plates from photos, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (tears repaired with clear tape, not price clipped), fine in good dj.

A useful reference to incorporate edible plants with ornamental, to make the best use of space with edible plants, trees, shrubs, etc, that are very decorative (vegetables, fruit, edible flowers, herbs).

US$12. bookID # 8603


GIRLING, Richard, Graham Rose et al; The Making of the English Garden. London, Macmillan; The Sunday Times, [1988], , 4to [28.5 x 23.5 cm]; 224 pp, hundreds of color illustrations, including many full page, both from photos and older sources, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dust jacket, quite fine and clean, unused.

With contributions from such gardening experts as Hugh Johnson, Penelope Hobhouse, John Brookes, Christopher Thacker, Richard Mabey, etc. A beautifully illustrated book covering the development of English gardens with fascinating chapters such as taming the wilderness; magic, medicine and broth, quest for colour, greenhouse, branches throughout the world, etc and with a section on 100 historic gardens to visit.

US$10. bookID # 12595


GLENNY, George; The Culture of Fruits and Vegetables. London, Houlston and Wright, 1860, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; viii, 380, [iv, publisher's ads], fine hand-colored frontis plate of fruit, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cover partly faded, tissue guard with tear, very good+, interior is clean.

A description of the cultivation and management of fruit and vegetables including many not often cultivated in northern climates such as the orange, spanish chestnut, pineapple, medlar, almond, fig, berberry, sea-kale, a good chapter on herbs and one on salads, written by well-respected horticultural writer.

US$50. bookID # 13191


GORER, Richard; Garden Flowers from Seed; An Illustrated Dictionary. London, Treasure Press, [1984], , 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 208 pp, hundreds of color illustrations from photos, plus numerous illustrations from drwgs, glossary, original pictorial boards, dj (not price clipped), light spotting on endpaper, else near fine, includes a loose extra sheet 'Better Bulb Growing' from another source.

A handy and useful reference giving full growing information on each flower, most illustrated, as well as a section on general methods of growing.

US$8. bookID # 10579


GOSSE, P. H. [published anonymously]; Wanderings Through the Conservatories of Kew. London, A. P. C. K., [1856], First edition, 12mo [17 x 11 cm]; vii, 296 pp, 65 wood engraved illustrations, plus extra-illustrated by previous owner including engraved plates on endpaper (Kew Bridge; The Old Palace, Kew), plates of blow-guns illustrating text, etc, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, spine ends a little worn, very good+, no ownership marks, compete and with the additional illustrations making this copy unique.

One of the scarcer books by this famous naturalist. Freeman-Wertheimer 72: 'A guide to the glasshouses of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, Surrey, taken one at a time in a straight-forward manner. Some of the illustrations were drawn from daguerreotypes, apparently the only occasion on which he used this method. Gosse implies that he used the apparatus himself. One woodcut contains Whimper's signature'. The illustrations are detailed and attractive, and include buildings, structures, such as the water tower, the pagoda, etc, and plants, such as orchids, palms, etc.

US$180. bookID # 12867


GRAF, Alfred Byrd; Exotica 3; Pictorial Cyclopedia of Exotic Plants; Guide to Care of Plants Indoors. E. Rutherford, NJ, Roehrs Company, 1976, 8th edition, large, thick 4to [28.5 x 23 x 9 cm thick]; 1834, [ii] pp, 12,000 illustrations, including 204 in color, horticultural color guide chart, index of scientific names, index of common names, key, colored endpaper map, original pictorial cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, light damp stain in some outer margins of corner, else near fine unmarked copy.

First published as Exotica 1 in 1957, each edition has been greatly expanded. Exotica 2 had only 6,900 illustrations. This 1976 edition has numerous corrections and additional illustrations. A massive and very heavy work covering all types of plants, from the common to the exotic, including a large section on orchids, and just about every other plants you can think of, based on the author's extensive travels world-wide to find new varieties. This is the best illustrated work of its type, superb for identifying tropical and sub-tropical plants.

US$45. bookID # 13155


GRIGSON, Geoffrey; The Englishman's Flora. London, Phoenix House, [1955], First edition, and best edition, 4to [28.5 x 20 cm]; 478 pp, frontis and 44 full-page illus, taken from 16th century herbals, bibliog, index of local names, index of Celtic names, index of scientific and English names, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering on leather label, dj (chipped at spine head, not price clipped), fine and clean.

A minor classic of plant lore and garden history, the author describes 96 families of plants, most with several species described in detail including their history, mythology, folk-lore, etc, each with local names, providing most of what is found in old herbals, plus literary and artistic symbolism of plant life. A pioneering work, nicely produced with large margins. There were some inferior later editions, in smaller format.

US$50. bookID # 9961


GROUNDS, Roger; Bottle Gardens. Chicago, Henry Regnery Company, [1976], First Edition, sm 4to [23 x 22 cm]; 100 pp, numerous illustrations in bw & color, original cloth, dj (tear on rear panel, not price clipped), fine in vg dj.

Detailed description and well illustrated with modern and antique bottles, Wardian cases, terrariums, aquaterrariums, and with a detailed list of suitable plants. The author provides good practical advice and growing instructions.

US$5. bookID # 7345


HADFIELD, Miles; Gardening in Britain. London, Hutchinson, [1960], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 481 pp, frontis, 32 plates, some with two illus, plus text illus, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, endpaper gardening plans, near fine and clean in very good dj (lightly rubbed, not price clipped).

This scholarly yet highly entertaining book covers all aspects of garden design and horticulture from a historical point-of-view, from the mythical Edens of the Tudors, the knot-gardens and parterres of the Jacobeans, the French and Dutch Formalities, the Restoration, Georgian gardens, Victorian gardens to the return to Nature in the twentieth century. The author is a popular and respected garden historian and writer.

US$9. bookID # 9688


HADFIELD, Miles; Pioneers in Gardening. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, [1955], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xiii, 240 pp, illustrations by the author, including full-page. bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in nice dj.

Includes descriptions of early plant collectors, garden designers, plant breeders, early gardeners, formal gardens, Kew, makers of new plants, landscaping, present pioneers, etc, well-written and interesting.

US$5. bookID # 12805


HALE, Thomas; A Compleat Body of Husbandry; Containing Rules for Performing, in the Most Profitable Manner, the Whole Business of the Farmer and Country Gentleman in Cultivating, Planting, and Stocking of Land; in Judging of the Several Kinds of Seeds, of Manures &c. London, T., Osborne and J. Shipton, 1756, First edition, folio [42 x 26 cm]; xii, 719, [i, publisher's ads] pp, copper engraved frontis plus 12 copper-engraved plates, one of which is double-page, engraved headpieces, tailpieces and other illustrations, contemporary full paneled leather, worn especially on spine & edges, joints cracked through with covers holding by strings, front blank endpaper chipped, old damp stain to gutter and fore-edge of first 50 pages, text block solid, contents very good.

The title, a minor essay in itself, goes on to mention crops, breeding and preserving cattle, curing their diseases, managing the orchard, the brewhouse and the dairy. The plates include farming implements, plants, plans, buildings and one of a dung pit. Most plates have several figures. Fussell p. 37. Later editions had fewer plates. Macdonald 210 mentions only the Dublin edition of 1757 in two volumes which had only 5 plates and the London 1758 edition. A detailed and early agricultural work covering all aspects of the subject.

US$550. bookID # 7234


HALLIDAY, Pat; The Illustrated Rhododendron; Their Classification Portrayed through the Artwork of Curtis's Botanical Magazine. Portland, Timber Press, 2001, First American edition, 4to [30 x 22 cm]; vi, 268 pp, 121 fine colored plates from paintings, glossary, bibliography, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, small mark), clean and fine condition.

The author, having spent 40 years working in the Kew Herbarium and as a botanical artist, describes the genus rhododendrons and provides superb full-page plates of these plants that have appeared in the premier botanical magazine over the last 213 years. Each plate is accompanied by a detailed description including where and when the plant was originally found, distribution, habitat, cultivation, etc. An appendix describes when each species appeared in Curtis's Botanical Magazine, the artist, engraver, as well as the current species name and the name under which it was first published.

US$30. bookID # 13406


HAMBLIN, Stephen F.; American Rock Gardens. New York, Orange Judd Publishing Company, 1929, First Edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; xii, 13 - 125, [i, ad] pp, frontis, illus, original pictorial cloth, very good.

Contains useful lists of plants that grow under certain conditions or with certain characteristics.

US$4. bookID # 2233


HAMBLIN, Stephen F.; American Rock Gardens. New York, Orange Judd Publishing Company, 1929, First Edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; xii, 13 - 125, [i, ad] pp, frontis, illustrations with numerous photo plates and from sketches and drawings by W. Walter Bowers, appendix, original pictorial cloth, lightly rubbed at edge, but very good, quite clean.

Contains useful lists of plants that grow under certain conditions or with certain characteristics.

US$8. bookID # 10924


HAMBRIDGE, Gove (editor); Hunger Signs in Crops, a Symposium. Washington, The American Society of Agronomy & the National Fertilizer Association, [1947, third printing, the first edition was 1941, large 8vo [26 x 18.5 cm]; xiii, 327 pp, over 170 illustrations from photos, about half in color, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, clean & unmarked, some internal water stains, good solid copy.

With chapters written by various experts including J. E. McMurtrey, George Hoffer, H. P. Cooper, J. J. Skinner, O. W. Davidson, etc, and covering deficiencies in corn, grains, tobacco, potato, cotton, vegetables, deciduous fruits, citrus, legumes, and with good illustrations showing the deficiencies for various minerals, etc.

US$7. bookID # 9255


HARDWICKE, G. D.; Better Window Boxes. London, Phoenix House Ltd; A Roy Hay Publication, [1953], First edition, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; 22, [i], [i, ads], photo plates, other illustrations, tables of plants for different conditions with their size, color, flowering dates, etc, original heavy paper pictorial wraps with title lettering, light foxing, mostly marginal, light wear, very good.

Still useful guide for making, preparing and planting boxes for windows including hanging baskets, balcony boxes, shrubs in tubs, growing herbs, strawberries, bulbs shrubs, etc in boxes. A 'Better Gardening' Handbook, with the original page of ads and ad for wood preservative.

US$10. bookID # 13874


HARGRAVE, Basil; A Year's Gardening. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, nd [1912], First American edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; viii, 271, [i] pp, frontis, plus 30 plates from photos, some with two figures, index, original decorated cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, rubbed, light stain on rear cover, name on endpaper, very good, interior clean.

A detailed treatment covering alpines, rock and wall gardens, wild garden, container growing, lawns, fruit, vegetables, a calendar of activities and an extensive listing of flowers and their cultivation.

US$30. bookID # 8202


HARPER, Peter, Chris Madsen, Jeremy Light, foreword by John Jeavons; The Natural Garden Book; A Holistic Approach to Gardening. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Simon & Schuster, [1994], First American edition, 4to [25 x 21.5 cm]; 287, [i, ads] pp, color frontis, hundreds of colored illustrations from photos and drwgs, black and white illus, plant lists, index, original green cloth hardcover, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), clean and fine copy.

A practical handbook for designing and building a habitat garden or healing garden of herbs and spices, a wildlife garden or an organic vegetable garden. Written in the Gaia tradition, this manual emphasizes the need to work with nature.

US$18. bookID # 10031


HARRISON, Charles; A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit Trees. London, Printed for the Author, 1823, First edition, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; xii, 356 pp, illustrations from drawings, index, contemporary leather backed marbled boards, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, cover a little rubbed, Robert Pringle's endpaper bookplate, near fine, interior is quite clean.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society 131 (citing only the 2nd edition). Covering apples, pears, apricots, peaches, nectarines, grape vines, figs, etc with much on the pruning, training, and still valuable

US$200. bookID # 13214


HARRISON, Joseph; The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists' Magazine; 1837 to 1842, volumes V to X (6 volumes). London, Whittaker & Co, 1837-42, , 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 6 volumes, 81 fine hand-colored plates including some folding, extra engraved title pages, other illustrations including garden plans, folding garden plan, folding plate of garden furniture, indexes, contemporary leather backed marbled boards, title lettering on spines, covers rubbed, light wear, few spine labels chipped or lacking, interiors clean and near fine, in very good covers.

This is a run of six year's of articles from this respected monthly magazine, on all aspects of flowers, including lists of new and rare plants, with submissions from various authors. The attractive hand coloured engraved plates mostly depicting several varieties of flowers, all nicely colored.

US$700. bookID # 13226


HARRISON, Joseph; The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists' Magazine; January to December 1847, volume XV. London, Whittaker & Co, 1847, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; iv, 331 pp, 13 hand-colored plates, engraved head-pieces, index, contemporary half green morocco with elaborate gilt decorated spine, title lettering on leather spine label, marbled boards scuffed, very light foxing on few leaves, interior clean, very good copy.

Articles on all aspects of flowers, including lists of new and rare plants, with submissions from various authors. The attractive engraved hand coloured plates depictorialindividual or two varieties of flowers, all quite colorful.

US$120. bookID # 13224


HARRISON, Joseph; The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists' Magazine; January 1844 to September 1845, volumes XII and XIII. London, Whittaker & Co, 1844-45, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes bound in one, iv, 319, 240 pp, 24 hand-colored plates, extra engraved title page, index, contemporary half calf and boards, gilt title lettering on red spine label, joints cracked but firm, cover wear, interior is clean and near fine, with only slight foxing on few leaves, plates bright.

Articles on all aspects of flowers including orchids and roses, including lists of new and rare plants, with submissions from various authors. The engraved hand coloured plates depictorialindividual or several varieties of flowers, all quite colorful.

US$170. bookID # 13222


HARRISON, Joseph; The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists' Magazine; January 1857 to December 1858 volume XXV and XXVI. London, Simpkin & Co, 1857-58, , 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [iv], 348, iv, 348 pp, 2 volumes in one, 25 fine hand-colored plates, including folding, extra engraved title page, other illustrations and plates, garden plans, index, contemporary leather backed boards, gilt title lettering on leather spine, expertly rebacked preserving original spine and boards, minor foxing on few leaves, interior is near fine and clean, in very good sound and tight covers.

This is collection of articles produced monthly on all aspects of flowers, including lists of new and rare plants, with submissions from various authors. The hand coloured engraved plates, some from Harrison's drawings, each depictorialone or several varieties of flowers, all quite colorful and nicely done.

US$360. bookID # 13220


HARRISON, Joseph; The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists' Magazine; January to December 1836 volume IV. London, Whittaker & Co, 1836, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 14 cm]; [iv], 308pp, 14 hand-colored plates, engraved plan, extra engraved title page, tables, illustrations and plans in text, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering, light wear at edges, very short tear at joint, a few leaves with some light foxing, plate with short tear, but a very good solid copy.

This is the complete annual of articles on all aspects of flowers including orchids and roses, including lists of new and rare plants, with submissions from various authors. The hand coloured plates were engraved by J. & J. Parkin, some from Harrison's drawings, mostly depicting several varieties of flowers, all quite colorful.

US$110. bookID # 6479


HARRISON, Joseph; The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists' Magazine; March 1833 to December 1836 volumes I, II, III, IV. London, Whittaker & Co, 1833-36, , 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [iv], 260, 308; iv, 304, 308 pp, 4 volumes in two, 50 fine hand-colored plates, extra engraved title pages, garden plans and other illustrations, index, contemporary leather backed boards, title lettering on spine leather labels, joints worn, cracked but firm, 3 cm of one spine lacking, interior is clean with only light foxing on some pages, very good.

This is two year's of articles on all aspects of flowers including orchids and roses, including lists of new and rare plants, with submissions from various authors. The hand coloured engraved plates mostly depicting several varieties of flowers, all quite colorful.

US$290. bookID # 13221


HAWORTH-BOOTH, Michael; Effective Flowering Shrubs. London, Collins, [1965], new revised edition, 8vo (21 x 15 cm); 350 pp, 47 color plates, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj (light edge wear), fine in vg dj.

US$4. bookID # 1847


HAWORTH-BOOTH, Michael; Effective Flowering Shrubs. London, Collins, 1951, First edition, 8vo (22 x 15 cm); 350 pp, numerous color plates, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj (tears, chipped), fine in good dj.

US$3. bookID # 4440


HAY, Thomas; Plants of the Connoisseur. London, Putnam, [1938], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xi, 180 pp, many full-page illustrations from photos, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cloth, some underlining of text, name on endpaper, very good.

Detailed descriptions of hundreds of plants, including orchids, primulas, rhododendrons, lilies, etc, mostly with an illustration, that the author found great merit in.

US$5. bookID # 13145


HELLYER, Arthur; All-Colour Gardening Book; A Lavishly Illustrated Guide to All that is Best in Decorative Gardening, with Full Cultural Instructions. London, Book Club Associates, [1972], , 4to [31 x 25 cm]; 192 pp, numerous color illustrations from photos and drwgs, original cloth, very good in good dj (short tears).

US$3. bookID # 3328


HENDERSON, Peter; Garden and Farm Topics. New York, Peter Henderson & Co, 1884, First Edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; pp: [i, ad], 244, [iv, ads], illustrations including full-page, original decorated cloth, gilt lettering, corners & spine ends bit worn, previous owner's bookplate, else very good.

One of the most successful of American nurserymen, writes here on bulbs and their culture, window gardening, propagation of plants, rose growing, greenhouses, lawns, onions, vegetable growing, strawberry culture, root crops, manures, the use of feet in sowing and planting, humbugs in horticulture, draining, etc.

US$15. bookID # 4148


HERTRICH, William; Camellias in the Huntington Gardens. San Marino, California, Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1954-59, First editions, 4to [27 x 18 cm]; 3 volumes, ix [i] 380; vii [i] 378; xii, 366pp, color frontispieces, numerous plates, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spines and front covers, all in dust jackets (some tears, chipped, one quite chipped and worn, lower edge of one cover rubbed, very good complete set, signed inscription by the author dated 1955.

A comprehensive work that has become a classic, exceptionally well-illustrated, with descriptions of all species and varieties. A complete set.

US$70. bookID # 9653


HEWETT, Mary Crane, and others; Catalogue of the Library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society; part I, alphabetical list of authors and titles; part II, subject catalogue. Cambridge, Mansfield, Maurizio Martino Publisher, 1918-20, Facsimile of the 1918-20 First Edition, Strictly Limited to 150 Copies, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; viii, 372; x, 373-587 pp, table of subjects, two parts in one volume, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very slightly rubbed at corner, else fine, unmarked and clean copy.

A detailed listing of about 22,000 books, pamphlets, nursery and seed catalogues, periodicals. The work is arranged in two parts. The first part contains an alphabetical list of authors and titles, while the second part includes a classified arrangement of the same material under detailed subject headings. A valuable reference.

US$20. bookID # 13821


HIBBERD, Shirley; Profitable Gardening; a Practical Guide to the Culture of Vegetables, Fruits & other Useful Out-door Garden Products; intended for use of Amateurs, Gentlemen's Gardeners, Growers for Market. London, Groombridge and Sons, nd [c1880], , 12mo [19 x 13 cm] ; iv, 296, [iv, ads of author's other books] pp, numerous illustrations from drawings, original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, endpapers a little darkened, minor foxing on title page, but a near fine, clean and unmarked copy.

The popular author on garden themes, here describes vegetable and fruit culture in considerable detail, with much practical detail, and comments on many varieties of each vegetable and fruit.

US$25. bookID # 13570


HIBBERD, Shirley; The Amateur's Flower Garden; A Handy Guide to the Formation and Management of the Flower Garden and the Cultivation of Garden Flowers. London, Groombridge and Sons, 1875, , 12mo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; v, 284, 7 foldout colored lithograph (chromolithographed) plates, other illustrations and plans, index, original green cloth, decorated in black and gilt with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, cover very lightly rubbed but still bright, some minor foxing on few leaves, old inscription on endpaper, very good attractive copy.

The color plates include two of roses, fuchsia and the attractive clematis Star of India. Hibberd was a popular Victoria garden writer whose works are still appreciated.

US$180. bookID # 7587


HIBBERD, Shirley; The Amateur's Greenhouse and Conservatory; A Handy Guide to the Construction and Management of Plant-Houses, and the Selection, Cultivation and Improvement of Ornamental Greenhouse and Conservatory Plants. London, Groombridge and Sons, 1880, , 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; [ii], 272 pp, 6 folding color plates (chromolithographs) including frontis, numerous other illustrations including full-page, index, original green cloth, decorated in black and gilt, gilt lettering, edges lightly rubbed, clippings from other sources on plants pasted on endpapers, internal hinges cracking but firm, a nice clean copy, very good.

The author was a popular gardening author of the Victorian period. The color plates are of flowers and the many other illustrations include greenhouses and plans, conservatories, equipment, Victorian vases, plants, etc. This was first published in 1873 and reprinted a number of times, apparently unchanged, although the later printings had only the colored frontis but without the other fine colored plates. Horticultural Society of New York catalogue p. 99. Massachusetts Horticultural Society catalogue p. 140.

US$100. bookID # 5321


HIBBERD, Shirley; The Amateur's Rose Book; Comprising the Cultivation of the Rose in the open ground and under Glass; the Formation of the Rosarium, the Characters of Wild and Garden Roses, the Preparation of Flowers for Exhibition, the Raising of New Varieties. London, Groombridge and Sons, 1878, , 8vo [19.5 x 13 cm]; xii, 258, [vi, ads] pp, 6 foldout colored lithographed plates (chromolithographs), numerous other illustrations including full-page, index, original green cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine with gilt and black decorations, spine ends a little frayed, covers lightly rubbed, internally clean, very good copy.

Hibberd was a popular garden writer in Victorian England. Stock 1231 Originally published in 1864 with the title 'The Rose Book; A Practical Treatise on the Culture of the Rose' but with no color plates. Later editions, either had less color plates or none at all.. List of hundreds of rose varieties. Attractively produced work with excellent illustrations. This copy includes a loose catalogue of the McGredy Roses for 1956-57, 30 pages filled with color illustrations and rose descriptions.

US$170. bookID # 7509


HIBBERD, Shirley; The Ivy, a Monograph; Comprising the History, Uses, Characteristics, and Affinities of the Plant and a Descriptive List of All Garden Ivies in Cultivation. London, Groombridge & Sons, 1872, First edition, and only edition, 8vo [21.5 x 17 cm]; [xii], 115 pp, 4 colored lithographed plates (chromolithographs) including frontis and extra title, 66 other illustrations including full-page, text pages in ivy border, index, original elaborately decorated pictorial cloth, gilt lettering, all edges gilted, edges lightly rubbed, spine gilt a little dull, front cover gilt is bright, quite good in attractive binding.

Nissen 873. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 140. Besides the detailed description of ivy, including the uses, cultivation, history and varieties by this popular author of gardening and nature books, the book is an excellent example of a Victorian decorated binding, which has been pictured in some books on bindings.

US$340. bookID # 12274


HILLIER, Harold. G.; Hillier's Manual of Trees & Shrubs. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, [1977], fourth edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; [viii], 576 pp, colored frontis, illustrations from photos and drwgs, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light wear at edge, not price clipped), else near fine, quite clean.

A comprehensive listing and description of over 8,000 trees, shrubs, climbers, conifers and bamboos hardy in the northern hemisphere, 700 genera, with mention of when they were introduced and the origin of the plants. A standard reference with useful lists of plants for different purposes.

US$15. bookID # 10498


HIND, H. Y.; Essay on the Insects and Diseases Injurious to the Wheat Crops. Toronto, Lovell & Gibson; Bureau of Agriculture and Statistics, 1857, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; viii, [9] - 139, [i] pp, illustrations from drawings, chart, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering, cover lightly faded, interior near fine and clean in very good cover.

The author, who went conducted several important explorations including Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and of the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858, and whose most famous work is Explorations in the Interior of the Labrador Peninsula of 1863, here, as a Trinity College professor, wrote this very detailed work on a vital crop. It won the first prize awarded by the Bureau of Agriculture. TPL 3735.

US$22. bookID # 12168


HIND, H. Y.; Essay on the Insects and Diseases Injurious to the Wheat Crops. Toronto, Lovell & Gibson; Bureau of Agriculture and Statistics, 1857, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; viii, [9] - 139, [i] pp, illustrations from drawings, chart, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering, cover wear, at spine ends, light stain, very light foxing, one page of text with blank corner torn away (no loss), good.

The author, who went conducted several important explorations including Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and of the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858, and whose most famous work is Explorations in the Interior of the Labrador Peninsula of 1863, here, as a Trinity College professor, wrote this very detailed work on a vital crop. It won the first prize awarded by the Bureau of Agriculture. TPL 3735.

US$16. bookID # 13526


HOARE, Clement; A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of the Grape Vine on Open Walls; To Which is Added a Descriptive Account of an Improved Method of Planting and Managing the Roots of the Grape Vines. Boston, William D. Ticknor & Company, 1845, third American edition, 12mo [19 x 12 cm]; xii, [13] - 192, illustrations with line drwgs, index, original printed paper covered boards, leather spine with gilt lines, chipped at head of spine, rubbed at edges, light foxing on few leaves, signature on title page, else a very good copy.

First published in England in 1835 and in United States in 1837. Gabler G 24040: "Vines were cultivated in England at the time of this publication only against walls, upon roofs of buildings and under glass. Hoare's treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine in this manner became the standard reference work." See Hedrick p. 266. The dedication by George Brimmer states that Hoare's principles would "restore the confidence of the horticulturists of Boston and its vicinity." Catalog of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society p. 143.

US$70. bookID # 4842


HOBHOUSE, Penelope, with Simon Johnson; Penelope Hobhouse's Garden Designs. New York, Henry Holt and Company, [1997], First American Edition, 4to [26 x 26 cm]; 168 pp, many color photos, including full-page, numerous color garden plans from drwgs, index, original pictorial boards, dj, fine.

Containing design solutions, planting schemes including for difficult sites, color-themed plans, practical advice, with excellent illustrations, and for numerous situations, a highlight is the author's description of her own garden, where one's curiosity has been raised after her many books on the gardens of others.

US$5. bookID # 3952


HOBHOUSE, Penelope, with Simon Johnson; Penelope Hothouse's Garden Designs. New York, Henry Holt and Company, [1997], First American Edition, 4to [26 x 26 cm]; 168 pp, many color photos, including full-page, numerous color garden plans from drwgs, index, original pictorial boards, dj (short tear at edge), fine, clean.

Containing design solutions, planting schemes including for difficult sites, color-themed plans, practical advice, with excellent illustrations, and for numerous situations, a highlight is the author's description of her own garden, where one's curiosity has been raised after her many books on the gardens of others.

US$20. bookID # 9483


HOGG, Thomas; A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Culture of the Carnation, Pink, Auricula, Polyanthus, Ranunculus, Tulip, Hyacinth, Rose & other flowers including a dissertation on soils and manures, and catalogues of the most esteemed varieties of each flower. London, Whittaker, Treacher and Co., 1839, sixth edition, with additions, 12mo [19 x 11.5 cm]; xxxi, [iii], 275, [4, publisher's ads] pp, 6 fine hand colored lithographed plates including frontis, each with tissue guard, original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with new cloth spine preserving the original label with gilt title lettering & covers, internal hinges cracked but firm, endpaper bookplate of Henry Hofheimner, overall very good, interior clean & near fine.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue p. 144. Cleveland Collection 858: 'this replaced James Maddock's The Florist's Directory as the best English work on florist's flowers'. The attractive color plates include tulip, Tuscan rose, carnation, polyanthus, auricula, yellow picote. There are lists of varieties of each flower dealt with.

US$160. bookID # 13773


HOLE, S. Reynolds; A Book About roses, How to Grow and Show Them. London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1884, eighth edition, revised, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; [xii], 212, 24 [ads] pp, illus, appendix of species, index, original pictorial cloth, picture of roses on cover and spine, gilt spine title lettering, cover a little faded, signature on half-title, very good.

Stock 1260. An influential book, and still valuable especially for the lists of hundreds of rose species.

US$70. bookID # 10824


HOLLAND, Leicester Bodine; The Garden Bluebook; A Manual of the Perennial Garden. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924, , large 8vo [26 x 18.5 cm]; [vi], 425 [i] pp, 170 illustrations from photos, garden plans, 2 folding colored charts, garden plans, original blue pictorial cloth with mounted colored plate, title lettering and decorations, edges slightly rubbed but a very good+ copy, interior is clean and near fine.

Each of the 169 perennials are fully described, each with a blank table for recording dates, flowers, foliage, uses, culture, propagation, etc opposite each plant and with detailed tables in color arranged according to plant height, giving blooming times, expected height, growing requirements. Well-illustrated and still useful.

US$20. bookID # 10935


HOLMES, Eber; Commercial Rose Culture Under Glass and Outdoors; A Practical Guide to Modern Methods of Growing the Rose for Market Purposes. New York, A. T. De La Mare Company, 1926, third edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 223 pp, frontis, numerous illus, including many full-page, from photos and drwgs, one folding plate, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, near fine copy.

The first edition was in 1911 with only 159 pages, it being greatly expanded here. Many species are described. Stock 1303.

US$18. bookID # 6447


HOLMES, Eber; Commercial Rose Culture Under Glass and Outdoors; A Practical Guide to Modern Methods of Growing the Rose for Market Purposes. New York, A. T. De La Mare Company, 1926, third edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 223 pp, frontis, numerous illus, including many full-page, from photos and drwgs, one folding plate, index, original cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, edges rubbed, one margin creased, very good.

The first edition was in 1911 with only 159 pages. Stock 1303.

US$8. bookID # 5065


HONEY, William Bowyer; Gardening Heresies and Devotions; A Year's Notes on Theory and Practice. London, Faber & Faber, [1939], First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 278 pp, frontis and other illustrations from photos, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (small stain at edge of rear panel, spine a bit darkened), near fine copy in very good dj.

The author, who considers himself a heretic as far as garden fashions and fads go, describes some enduring principles and the plants, flowers, trees that fulfill them in this month by month description.

US$15. bookID # 7520


HOOPER, E. J.; Hooper's Western Fruit Book; a Compendius Collection of Facts from the Notes and Experiences of Successful Fruit Culturists, arranged for Practical Use in the Orchard and Garden. Cincinnati, Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1857, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; x, 11-333, [iii, ads] pp, 2 frontis's, 4 hand colored plates of fruit, 6 figures on 4 other plates describing the summer fruit house from plans of John C. Schooley, original red blind-stamped cloth with gilt vignettes and lettering on spine, edges worn, minor foxing on few leaves but overall clean, very good sound copy.

Hedrick 493: 'One of the Cincinnati horticultural circle, which just before the civil war included probably the most enthusiastic horticulturalists in American was E. J. Hooper, who in 1857 published Hooper's Western Fruit Book. It was published in Cincinnati and was considered not only an authoritative treatise, but a fine illustration of the printer's art since it had color plates as well as black and white illustrations. In all parts of the West in the middle of the nineteenth century, what was written in Hooper was the final word.' Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 146. Most copies have only one frontis, the second, as this copy, being inserted in only a few copies.

US$750. bookID # 8108


HOOPER, E. J.; Hooper's Western Fruit Book; a Compendius Collection of Facts from the Notes and Experiences of Successful Fruit Culturists, arranged for Practical Use in the Orchard and Garden. Cincinnati, Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1857, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; x, 11-333, [iii, ads] pp, frontis lithographed plate (portrait), 4 hand colored plates of fruit, tissue guards, 6 figures on 4 other plates describing the summer fruit house from plans of John C. Schooley, original blind-stamped cloth with gilt vignettes and lettering on spine, a fine copy with only light signs of use, well-preserved.

Hedrick 493: 'One of the Cincinnati horticultural circle, which just before the civil war included probably the most enthusiastic horticulturalists in American was E. J. Hooper, who in 1857 published Hooper's Western Fruit Book. It was published in Cincinnati and was considered not only an authoritative treatise, but a fine illustration of the printer's art since it had color plates as well as black and white illustrations. In all parts of the West in the middle of the nineteenth century, what was written in Hooper was the final word.' Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 146.

US$800. bookID # 13215


HOTTES, Alfred C.; A Little Book of Climbing Plants, Including a Discussion of Climbing Roses, Ground Covers, Trailers, Arbors and Trellises. New York, The A. T. De La Mare Company, 1924, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 250, [ii, ads] pp, frontis and numerous illustrations from photos, many other illustrations and garden plans from drawings, tables, index, original green blind-stamped cloth with red title lettering on cover and spine, near fine and clean, in dj (chipped at edge, rubbed.

A very well illustrated work, notable for its many lists of plants species by type and nature, and very useful for garden planning.

US$22. bookID # 12194


HULME, F. Edward and Shirley Hibberd; Familiar Garden Flowers, 5 volumes complete set of first edition. London, Paris, New York, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., nd [1879-87], First edition, 8vo [20 x 13.5 cm]; 5 volumes, xvi, 160; xvi, 160; xvi, 160; xvi, 160; xv, 167 pp, 200 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographs) plates, fine engraved illustrations & endpieces (complete), contemporary red half morocco (one volume in blue), marbled boards, gilt spine title lettering, raised bands, minimal light foxing on few leaves, light wear on edges, very good+ set, name on endpaper.

The art work is by Hulme, the descriptions by Hibberd. This is the best edition, the later editions having poorer quality plates. It was published as series one to five. Unframed prints extracted from another copy are selling for $25+ each. Nissen 952.

US$325. bookID # 13791


HUME, H. Harold; Gardening in the Lower South. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1941, , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xix, 453 pp, 49 plates including frontis from photos, tables, index, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, some minor foxing on endpaper, bookplate of Robert Culver, clean very good solid copy.

Contains good chapters on shrubs, trees, palms and cycads, roses, azalea garden, bamboos and other grasses, climbing plants, the water garden, window-box and porch plants, fruit growing with many varieties listed under different conditions.

US$15. bookID # 8591


HUME, H. Harold; The Cultivation of Citrus Fruits. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1949, first edition was 1926, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xxi, 561 pp, frontis, 236 illus, mostly photos, maps, 24 tables, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, bit chipped at spine end), signature on endpaper, endpaper lightly foxed, interior clean and fine, near fine cover, very good dj.

A very detailed and well-illustrated work by this horticulturist and writer, covers all types of citrus including kumquats, pomelos and many less common fruits, all aspects of growing, harvesting, breeding, etc.

US$35. bookID # 11501


HUMPHRIS, Ted; illustrated by B. S. Biro; Garden Glory. London and Glasgow, Collins, [1969], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; xii, 212 pp, attractive wood-engraved illustrations by Biro from his drawings, original cloth with gilt title lettering and gilt decorations on spine, dj (small tear at edge, not price clipped), fine in near fine dj, signed by author, dated Aug. 1970.

Reminiscences of the author's extensive gardening experiences from the 1900's, when time was abundant, through the war years to the 1960's, the book contains a lifetime of gardening knowledge on all aspects. The author, winner of numerous garden awards, worked his way up to head gardener at Aynhoe Park and is recognized for his skill as an orchid grower of the magnificent Aynhoe orchids.

US$30. bookID # 7539


HUNT, P. Francis; The International Book of Orchids. Secaucus, Chartwell Books, [1979], , 4to [29 x 22 cm]; 172 pp, numerous colored illustrations from photos and drawings, including from early sources, index, original black cloth, silver title lettering on spine, light private blind-stamp, very good overall in dj (light wear, short tears), with loose illustrated newspaper clipping on subject.

A lavishly illustrated work surveying the history and cultivation of all types of orchids with appendices listing the orchid genera and hybrid genera.

US$5. bookID # 13051


HUXLEY, Anthony; Huxley's Encyclopedia of Gardening for Great Britain and America. New York, Universe Books, [1982], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [x], 373 pp, numerous illustrations from drwgs by Vana Haggerty, color illustrations from photos, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dj (light wear), fine and clean in vg dj.

A comprehensive source of explanation and reference for gardening operations, tools, equipment, structure, gardening styles, design features, botanical terms, horticultural classification, most words and jargon a gardener is likely to encounter, together with much advise and suggestions. The author was a highly respected gardening writer and winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Vetch medal for his contributions to horticulture.

US$8. bookID # 11649


HUXLEY, Anthony; Huxley's Encyclopedia of Gardening for Great Britain and America. New York, Universe Books, [1982], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [x], 373 pp, numerous illustrations from drwgs by Vana Haggerty, color illustrations from photos, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dj (tear, light crease at edge), fine and clean in vg dj.

A comprehensive source of explanation and reference for gardening operations, tools, equipment, structure, gardening styles, design features, botanical terms, horticultural classification, most words and jargon a gardener is likely to encounter, together with much advise and suggestions. The author was a highly respected gardening writer and winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Vetch medal for his contributions to horticulture.

US$10. bookID # 7166


HUXLEY, Anthony; The Painted Garden; The Garden Through the Artist's Eye. Secaucus, Wellfleet Press, [1988], First American edition, 4to [26 x 26 cm]; 160 pp, colored frontis and numerous color illus, mostly full-page, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

The author of over 30 gardening books describes each painting or print, beautifully reproduced, and provides an account of the gardening practices and planting of the period, from herb gardens to parterres and knots, from Egypt to the classical gardens of Italy and France, England. Also included are biographies of each painter and a list of plants.

US$15. bookID # 9421


HYAMS, Edward; A History of Gardens and Gardening. London, J. M. Dent & Sons, [1971], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 23 cm]; ix, 345 pp, numerous illustrations in color and black & white, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (bit rubbed at edge, price clipped), else fine.

One of the better overviews of garden history covering all aspects, especially from a garden art point of view. Includes the development of gardens in early times, China, Greece, Japan, Islam, Middle Ages, Pre-Columbian Americas, France, England, English influence abroad, very well illustrated. The author is one of England's most respected and knowledgeable gardening writers.

US$25. bookID # 9422


HYAMS, Edward; Ornamental Shrubs for Temperate Zone Gardens; September and October Flowering. London, The Garden Book Club, [1967], , 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 128 pp, illustrations from photos, 3 maps (UK, Europe and North America), glossary, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj ( a bit worn at spine ends), very good, clean, includes a loose newspaper article by Stephen Lacey.

Useful especially for the descriptions of hundreds of varieties, with growing suggestions.

US$5. bookID # 10317


HYAMS, Edward; Ornamental Shrubs for Temperate Zone Gardens; Winter, Coloured Foliage and Berry Display. London, The Garden Book Club, [1967], , 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 120 pp, illustrations from photos, 3 maps (UK, Europe and North America), glossary, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj ( a bit worn at spine ends), very good, clean.

Useful especially for its lists of plants to grow under specific conditions, and descriptions of many varieties, including bamboos.

US$5. bookID # 9911


HYAMS, Edward; Plants in the Service of Man; 10,000 Years of Domestication. London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., [1971], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xiii, 222 pp, 33 illustrations and plates from photos and drawings, map endpapers, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, slightly worn at edge), signature on endpaper, else fine and clean.

A fascinating description of how weeds and wild plants were developed into food plants such as grain, fruits, vegetables, etc and into other useful plants to produce cotton, wine, narcotics, rubber, etc. By the author of numerous gardening books.

US$10. bookID # 12869


HYAMS, Edward and A. A. Jackson; The Orchard and Fruit Garden: a New Pomona of Hardy and Sub-tropical Fruits. London, Longmans, [1961], First edition, folio [33 x 26 cm]; xv, 208 pp, 80 fine colored plates from photos, extensive bibliography, index, index to bibliography, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt picture of fruit on cover, one page with light crease in margin, dj (not price clipped, slight wear at edge), near fine and clean in original cloth-covered solid slipcase.

An authoritative work by two experts on fruit growing in temperate climates, including cultivation, propagation, the fruit growing industry as well as the history and origin of fruit growing. Includes apples, pears, plums, berries, peaches, apricots, cherries, nuts, quinces, melons, figs, grapes, cucumber, tomato, lemon, banana, etc. Chapters on fruit growing in South Africa, Canada, Australia as well as Britain.

US$50. bookID # 13634


INGWERSEN, Will, illustrations by Charles Stitt, foreword by the Lord Aberconway; Classic Garden Plants. London, Hamlyn, [1975], First edition, 4to [30 x 22 cm]; 192 pp, 48 full page color illustrations from paintings, including frontis, 302 other illustrations from drwgs, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj, illustrations pasted on front endpaper, else a fine clean copy.

The author, one of the most distinguished horticulturists in Britain, describes hundreds of garden plants, shrubs, hardy herbaceous plants, heathers, alpines, hardy bulbs, etc, with good suggestions for growing, all in alphabetical order.

US$5. bookID # 7346


IRVING, Walter; Every Man's Book of the Greenhouse (Unheated). London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1907], First edition, 12mo [16 x 12 cm], 247 pp, 88 plates from photos by Henry Irving, with 8 plates in color from paintings, including frontis, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, lightly foxed, no ownership or other marks, very good+.

The author, with the Royal Gardens at Kew, provides a very well-illustrated work describing hundreds of plants and herbs in detail including growing methods.

US$22. bookID # 13545


JAMES, John; Flowers When You Want Them; A Grower's Guide to Out-of-Season Bloom. New York, Hawthorn Books, [1977], , 12mo [21.5 x 14 cm]; xiii, 232 pp, illustrations from drwgs, tables, glossary, index, original two part cloth with spine title lettering, dj (clipped), fine in near fine dj.

Good practical advise and suggestions with hundreds of varieties of flowers described, lists of plants for various conditions, etc.

US$5. bookID # 8507


JAYNES, Richard A., editor; Handbook of North American Nut Trees. Knoxville, TN, The Northern Nut Growers Association, [1970], second printing after the first of 1969, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; vii, 421 pp, many illus, tables, original pictorial cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, cover lightly used, but very good sound copy, internally clean.

A thorough study of all nut varieties with full details. The most important work on nut trees for North America. All aspects and all varieties are covered in detail. Jaynes edited the work with 24 contributors, each an expert in their field.

US$20. bookID # 11183


JAYNES, Richard A., editor; Nut Tree Culture in North America. [Hamden, Connecticut], The Northern Nut Growers Association, [1981], , 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; viii, 466, [ii] pp, many illustrations from photos and drwgs, tables, maps, diagrams, bibliographies, index, original pictorial cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, fine, clean and bright copy (not issued with a dj).

This is a revised, rewritten and updated version of the author's 'Handbook of North American Nut Trees' and is the most important work on nut trees for North America. All aspects and all varieties are covered in detail. Jaynes edited the work with 24 contributors, each an expert in their field.

US$30. bookID # 10716


JENKINS, Dorothy H. and Helen Van Pelt Wilson; Enjoy Your House Plants. New York, M. Barrows, [1944], , 8vo; 238 pp, color frontis, illustrations and plates, original pictorial cloth, dj (large chip, tears, wear), stains on lower margins, good.

US$1. bookID # 1776


JOHNSON, Louisa; Every Lady Her Own Flower Gardener, addressed to the Industrious and Economical, with Simple & Practical Directions for Cultivating Plants & Flowers in the Garden and Home [with] The American Rose Culturist by Saxton. New York, C. M. Saxton, Barker & Co., 1860, , 12mo [19 x 12.5 cm]; 2 volumes in one, viii, [9] -119; 96 pp, engraved illustrations including full-page, index for first work, original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt spine title lettering and gilt vignette of flower, small mark on front cover, corners rubbed, outer corner of blank endpaper cut off, but a clean very good or better copy.

Besides describing laying out gardens, bulbs, perennials, annuals, roses, jasmines, evergreens, shrubs, window gardening, domestic greenhouses, the author provides good lists of varieties to grow under various conditions. Masachusetts Horticultural Society 161. The full title of the second work is The American Rose Culturist; Being and Practical Treatise on the Propagation, Cultivation, and Management of the Rose in all Seasons, with a list of Choice & Approved Varieties, Adapted to the Climate of the United States, to which are added full Directions for the Treatment of the Dahlia., and edited by C. M. Saxton. Stock 2614. A popular work which was reprinted many times until 1885. Hedrick mentions only the 1856 printing. The author describes rose cultivation, pruning, budding, etc and describes and lists hundreds of varieties.

US$120. bookID # 8828


JOHNSON, Louisa; Every Lady Her Own Flower Gardener, addressed to the Industrious and Economical, with Simple & Practical Directions for Cultivating Plants & Flowers in the Garden and in Rooms [with] The American Rose Culturist by Saxton. New York, C. M. Saxton, 1855, , 12mo [20 x 12 cm]; 2 volumes in one, viii, [9] -119; 96 pp, engraved illustrations including full-page & including one of a Victorian terrarium, index for first work, original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt spine title lettering and gilt vignette of flower, rubbed, lightly foxed, spine ends and edges worn, very good.

Besides describing laying out gardens, bulbs, perennials, annuals, roses, jasmines, evergreens, shrubs, window gardening, domestic greenhouses, the author provides good lists of varieties to grow under various conditions. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 161. The full title of the second work is The American Rose Culturist; Being and Practical Treatise on the Propagation, Cultivation, and Management of the Rose in all Seasons, with a list of Choice & Approved Varieties, Adapted to the Climate of the United States, to which are added full Directions for the Treatment of the Dahlia., and edited by C. M. Saxton. Stock 2614. A popular work which was reprinted many times until 1885. Hedrick mentions only the 1856 printing, this copy being published in 1855. The author describes rose cultivation, pruning, budding, etc, and describes and lists hundreds of varieties.

US$100. bookID # 9426


KAINS, M. G.; Ginseng; Its Cultivation, Harvesting, Marketing and Market Value with a Short Account of its History and Botany. New York, Orange Judd Company, 1905, new edition, revised and brought up to date, 12mo [18 x 13 cm]; xi, 244, [iii, ads for Ginseng plants, seeds, products] pp, 24 illustrations, tables, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, rubbed at edge & spine, interior is clean, unmarked and fine.

An early work on this important medicinal, covering all aspects of growing, cultivation, marketing, fraudulent ginseng, etc. The earlier edition had less than half the content.

US$20. bookID # 13594


KENT, Elizabeth [published anonymously, sometimes attributed to Leigh Hunt]; Flora Domestica: or, the Portable Flower-Garden, with Directions for the Treatment of Plants in Pots. London, Whittaker, Treacher and Co., 1831, a new edition, with additions, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xliii, 464 pp, fine colored lithographed frontis plate, later green cloth, gilt spine title lettering and gilt rules, marbled edges, near fine and clean.

Catalogue of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 169. Following a detailed preface, the author provides a detailed description of flowers, their history and lore, together with growing suggestions.

US$240. bookID # 12948


KING, Peter, Carole Ottesen, Graham Rose; Gardening with Style; A Private View of the World's Most Innovative Gardens. London, Bloomsbury, [1988], First edition, 4to [27 x 22 cm]; 192 pp; colored frontis, hundreds of illustrations including full-page, many in color, mostly from photos, many garden plans, list of plants and trees by growing needs, shade requirements, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), quite fine, clean and unused.

Covering some forty gardens designed by the world's most challenging gardeners, to discover the secret of stylishness, with stunning pictures of gardens, many of which are not open to the public, the gardeners explain the concept and development of their gardens and features. Described under topics such as fantasy, emblematic, fundamentalists, formalist, new romantics, animal crackers, etc.

US$16. bookID # 12596


KINGDON WARD, F[rank]; Berried Treasure; Shrubs for Autumn and Winter Colour in your Garden. London and Melbourne, Ward, Lok & Co, [1954], First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 16 cm]; 192 pp, colored frontis, 24 plates, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (frayed and rubbed, price clipped), name on endpaper, lightly foxed on outer edge of text block, interior is clean and fine, overall very good.

One of the most famous of twentieth century plant collectors and adventurers describes berries especially for the home garden, including the rose, honeysuckle family, barberry, spindletree, heaths, blueberry, citrus, other colored fruits, holly, mistletoe, sea buckthorn, etc. A final chapter classifies the berry plants by color.

US$15. bookID # 11557


KIRKEGAARD, John; A Practical Handbook of Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Herbaceous Perennials. Boston, The Bullard Company, 1912, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; 407 pp, frontis, 57 plates from photos, garden plans with plant lists, tables, glossary, index, original pictorial yellow cloth, stain on rear panel, else near fine clean copy.

A detailed reference work, listing thousands of plants, giving size, color, time of bloom and other details of each.

US$20. bookID # 10321


KRAMER, Jack; How to Grow African Violets. Menlo Park, Lane Publishing Co., [1985], , 4to [27.5 x 21 cm]; 80 pp, numerous photos, mostly colored, plus many illustrations from drawings, index, index of varieties, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, cover title lettering, fine and clean.

From the publishers of Sunset Books and Sunset Magazine, and by this noted gardening writer, this edition is very well illustrated, the earlier editions did not have colored illustrations. With a good chapter on plants related to African Violets.

US$5. bookID # 13411


KRAMER, Jack; Indoor Trees. London, Darton, Longman and Todd, [1978], First edition in English, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; ix, 163 pp, 8 color plates, 52 photos, 32 line drawings by Michael Valdez, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, clean and fine.

From types of containers to care, feeding, pruning and detailed lists of types of trees, from citrus, bouganvilleas, camellias, ficus, palms, rubber, dieffenbachia and many overlooked gems.

US$5. bookID # 9910


KRAMER, Jack; Rare Orchids Everyone Can Grow. New York, Doubleday &b Company, 1968, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [xvi], 144 pp, many photo plates including color, plus illustrations from line drwgs, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (rubbed at edges, not price clipped), near fine, clean.

Well-illustrated by Andrew Roy Addkison and Joyce R. Wilson, the author provides a good introduction of the easiest plants to grow, cultural information, suggestions, etc.

US$5. bookID # 10560


KRAMER, Jack; Water Gardening; Pools, Fountains and Plants. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1971], , 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; [viii], 120 pp, numerous photos, drwgs, plates, appendix, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (a little rubbed, price clipped), very good, clean and unmarked`.

A very well illustrated and practical work with how-to drawings by Adrian Martinez and botanical plates by Michael Valdez, lists of appropriate plants, etc.

US$5. bookID # 10497


KRUHM, Adolph; Canadian Home Vegetable Gardening from A to Z. Toronto, The Musson Book Co., [1918], , 12mo [18.5 x 12 cm]; vi, 294 pp, 32 color plates from paintings plus hundreds of black & white photos, tables, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, lightly rubbed, very good+ clean condition.

Notable for its many excellent illustrations and detailed practical information, descriptions of varieties, by the editors of 'The Garden Magazine'.

US$20. bookID # 12158


KUPPER, Walter and Walter Linsenmaier, translated by Jean W. Little; Orchids. [Edinburgh], Nelson, 1961, First edition in English, 4to [29.5 x 21 cm]; 128 pp, 65 fine color plates from paintings, original cloth, creased and bent, all leaves creased, good.

US$10. bookID # 3728


LA QUINTINYE [LA QUINTINIE], Jean de; The Complete Gard'ner (The Compleat Gardener): or, Directions for Cultivating and Right Ordering of Fruit-Gardens, and Kitchen-Gardens. London, Andrew Bell, 1701, third edition corrected, with considerable improvements by George London & Henry Wise, 8vo [19.5 x 12.5 cm]; [ii], xiv, [iv, ads], xv-xxxv, 309, [vii, contents] pp, frontis garden view, plus 10 copper engraved plates, 9 being folding, other illus [complete], contemporary full calf, gilt title lettering on leather spine label, spine worn, hinges repaired, small hole in blank endpaper, Armorial bookplate of Hersey, interior clean, very good condition.

First published in London in 1698, this is an early and classic gardening book. All the plates are present and are fine with no tears. Henrey 221.

US$560. bookID # 13669


LASDUN, Susan; The English Park; Royal, Private & Public. London, Andre Deutsch, [1991], First edition, 4to [26 x 21 cm]; [viii], 216 pp, numerous illustrations from early sources including paintings, prints, plans, mostly in color, some full-page or double-page, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not clipped), fine and clean.

Well-written and beautifully illustrated, the author describes the history and evolution of the park over a thousand year period to the present day.

US$20. bookID # 8025


LAURENCE, John; A New System of Agriculture; Being a Complete Body of Husbandry and Gardening in all parts of them, Husbandry in the Field and its Several Improvements; of Forest and Timber Trees, of the Fruit Garden, Kitchen Garden, Flower Garden, in Five Books. . .. London, Tho. Woodward, 1726, First edition, folio [32 x 22 cm]; [xxvi], 456 pp, engraved frontis being a birds' eye view of the house and garden of the Prince of Wales, 2 engraved plates (one a passion flower and fruit), engraved head and tail pieces, engraved initials, disbound without covers and only part of spine, old signature on title page, margin of frontis browned & a little chipped, very light foxing on few leaves, but clean, crisp, very good copy.

Henry 945. The author was one of the more celebrated gardening writers of his time. The work includes all aspects of fruit, vegetable and flower gardening and agriculture but with other topics such as creating fish pond, making bricks, quarries, mining, etc. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 179. McDonald (Agricultural Writers) p. 168, where the title page is reproduced. See also Fussell, Old English Farming Books, p. 100.

US$850. bookID # 7411


LAWRENCE, John; The Clergy-Man's Recreation Shewing the Pleasure & Profit of the art of Gardening; [with] The Gentleman's Recreation of the Second Part of the Art of Gardening Improved; [with] The Fruit-Garden Kalendar or a Summary of the art of Managing Fruit-Garden. London, Bernard Lintot, 1726-23-36, , 8vo [20 x 12.5 cm]; 3 volumes bound in one, [xvi], 83, [i, ad]; [xviii], 115, [i, ad]; [ii], v, xxxii, 33-144, [xxviii, ads] pp, 7 plates including 5 folding, portrait, 3 frontis, other illus, table, engraved headpieces, contemporary full calf with newer spine with raised bands & gilt decorations in compartments, gilt title lettering on morocco label, gilt emblem on cover, corners worn, lightly rubbed, very good clean and sound copy.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 179. Henrey 938, 944, 939. The first editions were in 1716 and 1718 but with few plates. Lawrence was a major gardener and gardening writer of the period and produced these three works over several years, with much on fruit growing. Several of the engraved plates are reproduced in Henrey and in other works. Three gardening classics by the esteemed Lawrence. The folding plate on locating the meridian, not present in all copies according to Henry, is present in this copy.

US$1050. bookID # 8107


LAWRENCE, John; The Fruit-Garden Kalendar or a Summary of the art of Managing Fruit-Garden; [with] The Gentleman's Recreation of the Second Part of the Art of Gardening Improved; [with] The Clergy-Man's Recreation Shewing the Pleasure & Profit of the art of Gardening. London, Bernard Lintot, 1718-23-17, first edition of first title, 3rd of second title, 5th of third title, 8vo [20 x 12.5 cm]; 3 volumes bound in one, [iv], vi, 131, [iii, publisher's ads]; [xviii], 115, [i, ad]; [x], 84 pp, 7 plates including 5 folding, portrait, 3 frontis, other illus, table, engraved headpieces, half-title page in first title, contemporary full calf with raised bands & blind decorations in compartments and covers, gilt title lettering on red morocco label, later spine in early style, edge wear, lightly foxed on some leaves, very good, clean and sound copy.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 179. Henrey 938, 944, 939. The first editions were in 1716 and 1718 but with fewer plates. Lawrence was a major gardener and gardening writer of the period and produced these three works over several years, with much on fruit growing. Several of the engraved plates are reproduced in Henrey and in other works. Three gardening classics by the esteemed Lawrence. The folding plate on locating the meridian, not present in all copies according to Henry, is present in this copy.

US$750. bookID # 13753


LE STRANGE, Richard, illustrated by Derek Cork, foreword by Anthony Huxley; A History of Herbal Plants. New York, Arco Publishing Company, [1977], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xxi, 304 pp, frontis, 300 illustrations from drwgs, some full-page, glossary, bibliog, botanical index, vernacular index, pictorial endpapers, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine copy.

An authoritative survey of 750 herbs used through the ages, arranged alphabetically, and giving the history, origin, uses of each, some with cultivation notes.

US$10. bookID # 6436


LEE, Frederic P.; The Azalea Book. Princeton, D. Van Nostrand Company, [1958], First edition, 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; xii, 324 pp, 61 plates, including colored, vignette drawing on title, index of Azalea names, original two part pictorial cloth with spine title lettering in silver, dj (closed tear on rear panel, light wear), clean near fine copy in very good dj.

One of the standard texts with details on growing, history, species and varieties and useful appendices including plant introductions, descriptions of all species and varieties, azalea breeders, etc. It describes in detail about 70 species and 4,000 varieties.

US$20. bookID # 8602


LEEMING, John f.; The Garden Grows; a Story. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1935], First edition (as stated), 8vo [21.5 x 13.5 cm]; 229 pp, frontis, 24 plates from photos, 4 double-page garden plans, original pictorial blind-stamped cloth, silver title lettering on spine, near fine in dj (tear and large piece lacking from front panel, not price clipped).

The author and his wife transformed some acres of waste land in England into a garden of exceptional beauty. Written with humour and charm, the author provides all the details and excellent illustrations. Included is a chapter on the making of a bird sanctuary on the property.

US$10. bookID # 13355


LEES, Carlton B.; Gardens, Plants and Man. Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, [1970], First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 251 pp, color plates and illustrations from photos, including many double-page, some black and white photos, garden plans, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (not price clipped, tiny tear at edge), fine and clean.

A beautifully illustrated and produced book, showing some of the greatest gardens through history to the present.

US$3. bookID # 13042


LEESE, Oliver and Margaret; Desert Plants - Cacti and Succulents in the Wild and in Cultivation. London, W. H. & L. Collingridge, [1959], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 220 pp, frontis, many plates from photos, other illustrations from drawings, 4 maps on endpapers, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (short tear, lightly rubbed, not price clipped), few pages with underline, else near fine and clean in good jacket, cover bright.

A very well-illustrated book by Sir Oliver who had written numerous books on the subject and considered an expert.

US$10. bookID # 12972


LEIGHTON, Clare; Four Hedges, A Gardener's Chronicle. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1935, First edition, 4to [26.5 x 20 cm]; [xviii], [11]-167 pp, 88 fine wood-engraved illustrations by Leighton, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (small chip at spine ends, not price clipped), lightly foxed on title, but clean, near fine copy.

This month by month chronicle in his garden, by the popular artist, with excellent illustrations throughout, has become a minor garden classic. The introduction is by John Taylor Arms.

US$45. bookID # 9647


LEITH-ROSS, Prudence; The John Tradescants; Gardeners to the Rose and Lily Queen. London, Peter Owen, [1984], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 320 pp, illustrations on plates, illustrations in text, maps, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked condition.

A comprehensive and definitive work on these gardeners, plant hunters and travellers. They supervised some of the great gardens of the period, introducing many new plants into Britain. Their collections formed the basis of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the first museum in Britain. The elder Tradescant went on collecting trips to Europe, diplomatic trips to Russia and an expedition to Algeria while the younger went to North America as far as Virginia. The book includes a reproduction of the complete texts of their own plants lists of 1629 to 1656, each plant with its modern name, making this a useful work for the study of plant history as well.

US$40. bookID # 12825


LEMMON, Kenneth; The Covered Garden. London, Museum Press Ltd, 1962, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 284, [i, ads] pp, plates from photos, plus illustrations from drawings, bibliography, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in very good dj (lightly rubbed, not price clipped).

This book gives an excellent history and evolution of the greenhouse from earliest times to the present, with the author linking the development of new greenhouses with technology and with the discovery and import of new plants into England, found by plant collectors around the world.

US$16. bookID # 13650


LEWIS, G. Joyce, A. Amelia Obermeyer, T. T. Barnard; Gladiolus, A Revision of the South African Species. Cape Town, Johannesburg, London,, Purnell, [1976, , small 4to [24.5 x 19 cm]; xxxi, 316 pp, frontis (portrait), 32 color plates from paintings, 51 halftone plates, 30 other illus, index, original blue cloth, title lettering on spine and front cover, dj (rubbed at edges), cover lightly rubbed, interior is near fine in very good cover in very good dj.

An important contribution that includes biographical notes on Lewis, history of species, morphology, descriptions of genus and species, hybrids, especially valuable for its detailed descriptions of all known species.

US$35. bookID # 9835


LLEWELLYN, Roddy, edited by Robert Holt; Ornamental English Gardens. New York, Rizzoli, [1990], First American edition, 4to [31 x 23 cml]; 208 pp, hundreds of illus, from photos, mostly in color, other illustrations from drawings, glossary, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean, unmarked.

After a historical survey, the author describes about 100 classical planting and architectural features, in detail and well-illustrated with the finest examples of each, from gates to sumer house, to tea house, gnomes, astrolabe, cascade, sunken garden, topiary, exedra, paths, amphitheatre, etc. With a very detailed illustrated glossary. A large heavy book.

US$10. bookID # 12583


LOCKWOOD, Alice G. B.; Gardens of Colony and State; Gardens and Gardeners of the American Colonies and of the Republic Before 1840. np, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931-34, First Editions, folio [37 x 26 cm]; 2 volumes, xxii [ii], 464; xxiv, 444 pp, 2 frontis, numerous illus, plans, bibliography, original 2 part cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on front covers, and gilt title on spine, cover of volume I lightly spotted, light crease of endpaper, else a clean near fine set, volume I has the scarce dust jacket (chipped at edges.

A massive work with hundreds of illustrations from photos, early sources, drawings. The books are organized by state, with Volume I covering New England, New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Great Lake states, Pennsylvania and Volume II on the southern states including Florida and California, together with a chapter on fences and enclosures in each volume. A classic of landscape architecture.

US$700. bookID # 8089


LONG, Elias A.; The Home Florist; a Treatise on the Cultivation, Management and Adaptability of Flowering and Ornamental Plants, Designed of the Use of Amateur Florists. Buffalo, New York, Long Brothers, 1874, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 14.5 cm]; [ii], 88 pp, 58 engraved illustrations including full-page, plans, original cloth, gilt title lettering, corner wear, rear cover lightly stained, light stain on few margins, else very good.

Hedrick p. 574. Detailed with listings of numerous varieties, the illustrations are mainly of flowers but also of garden plans, Victoria greenhouse, decorations, etc. The author was a respected seedsman and florist and author of popular works on ornamental gardening.

US$50. bookID # 10442


LONG, Elias A.; The Home Florist; a Treatise on the Cultivation, Management and Adaptability of Flowering and Ornamental Plants, Designed of the Use of Amateur Florists. Springfield, Ohio, Chas. A. Reeser, 1886, third edition, revised and enlarged, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; [ii], iv, 5-319 pp, hundreds of engraved illustrations including many full-page, plans, index, original pictorial green cloth, gilt title lettering, original floral endpapers, light edge wear, lower corner a bit bumped, interior is clean, unmarked and near fine in very good, bright covers.

Hedrick & Woodburn p. 574: 'a truly enlarged edition'. The author, a respected seedsman and florist and author of popular books on ornamental gardening, provides a detailed work with listings of numerous varieties, the illustrations are mainly of flowers but also of garden plans, Victorian greenhouse, and interesting illustrations of ferneries, window box decorations, etc. The first edition of 1874 with 88 pages was expanded here to 319 pages and more illustrations.

US$50. bookID # 13552


LOUDON, J. C.; The Suburban Horticulturist; or an Attempt to Teach the Science and Practice of the Culture and Management of the Kitchen, Fruit & Forcing Garden. London, William Smith, 1842, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; xxxii, 730, [ii, errata], [ii, ads for author's works], 16 [ads] pp, over 380 illustrations from drawings, tables, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on spine, light shelf wear, internal hinge lightly cracked but firm, else a near fine copy, interior is clean and without the usual foxing, unmarked.

A. J. Downing described Loudon as 'the most distinguished gardening author of the age'. 'His Suburban Horticulturist (1842) set the standards and much of the style of the new middle-class Victorian garden' (Hugh Johnson). Catalogue of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 191. A monumental and comprehensive work covering all aspects including tools, methods, techniques, use of insects and about any topic a gardener of the time would need. Organic gardeners of today could learn much from his suggestions.

US$800. bookID # 13751


LOUNSBERRY, Alice; Gardens Near the Sea; The Making and Care of Gardens on or Near the Coast with Reference also to Lawns and Grounds and to Trees and Shrubbery. New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1910], First Edition, large 8vo [243 x 18 cm]; xv, [i], 274 pp, color frontis and 7 other color plates from paintings by H. W. Faulkner, 64 bw plates from photos, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, light foxing on two leaves, spine ends bit rubbed, internal hinges with publisher's re-enforcement, very good clean copy.

An excellent and early production on the gardens of the Northeastern US, with charming illustrations and well-written text, including detailed descriptions of the plants used. The eight color plates are from paintings by Herbert Faulkner. It "has occupied an almost unique niche for years. It gives practical advice on how to establish barriers to enable gardens to survive and gives lists of plants suitable for planting near the sea". (Hedrick and Woodburn). Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 191.

US$60. bookID # 8142


LOUNSBERRY, Alice; Gardens Near the Sea; The Making and Care of Gardens on or Near the Coast with Reference also to Lawns and Grounds and to Trees and Shrubbery. New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1910], First Edition, large 8vo [243 x 18 cm]; xv, [i], 274 pp, color frontis and 7 other color plates from paintings by H. W. Faulkner, 64 bw plates from photos, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, light wear and spotting to cover, internal hinges with publisher's re-enforcement, signature on endpaper, interior is clean and near fine in good cover.

An excellent and early production on the gardens of the Northeastern US, with charming illustrations and well-written text, including detailed descriptions of the plants used. The eight color plates are from paintings by Herbert Faulkner. It "has occupied an almost unique niche for years. It gives practical advice on how to establish barriers to enable gardens to survive and gives lists of plants suitable for planting near the sea". (Hedrick and Woodburn). Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 191. Very nice illustrations.

US$45. bookID # 11232


LOWE, E. J, assisted by W. Howard; Beautiful Leaved Plants; Being a Description of the Most Beautiful Leaved Plants in Cultivation in this Country, to which is added an Extended Catalogue. London, Groombridge and Sons, 1861, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; viii, 144 pp, 60 fine chromolithographed (color lithographed) plates including frontis, each with tissue guard, other engraved illus, addenda, the plates are by A. F. Lydon, drawn by B. Fawcett of Driffield, original pictorial gilt cloth with gilted plant picture on cover, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, cover a little faded, bookplate removed from front endpaper, minor foxing to some margins, clean near fine copy.

An impressive collection of color plates which proves that flowers are not the only attraction of plants. Nissen 1247. British Museum Natural History Catalogue III, p 1184. The addenda lists hundreds of plants by type.

US$210. bookID # 12820


LYNCH, Nancy; illustrations by Gill Tomblin; The Old-Fashioned Garden. New York, Rizzoli, [1987], First edition, large 8vo [30 x 21.5 cm]; 4 double-page color pop-up garden plans, table of perennials, other illustrations in color, map, original pictorial boards, fine and clean with pop-ups all in working order, no tears.

The content is aimed at the novice gardener but the illustrations and pop-ups will appeal to everyone. Frank Anderson was a consultant for the work.

US$8. bookID # 11335


MACSELF, A. J.; The Amateur's Greenhouse. London, W. H. and L. Collingridge, [1937], Second edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xii, 275 pp, frontis, 15 plates from photos, over 100 text illustrations from drwgs, index, original cloth with red title lettering on front cover and spine, dj with mounted color plate as issued (slightly rubbed), else fine and clean.

A still valuable guide written by a popular garden author, covering construction and maintenance of the greenhouse, plant propagation, pests, detailed lists of plants and descriptions, bulbs in pots, shrubs, cacti, etc with many good ideas and suggestions. This edition is expanded from the first edition of 1931 with new sections.

US$15. bookID # 9058


MACSELF, A. J.; The Amateur's Greenhouse. London, W. H. and L. Collingridge, nd [1931], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xii, 275 pp, frontis, plus 15 plates from photos, over 100 text illustrations from drawings, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, dj with mounted color plate of greenhouse interior as issued (chipped at spine end, bit rubbed), very good overall.

A still valuable guide written by a popular gardening author, covering construction and maintenance of the greenhouse, plant propagation, pests, detailed lists of plants and descriptions, bulbs in pots, shrubs, cacti, etc with many good ideas and suggestions.

US$12. bookID # 13649


MADDOCK, James; The Florist's Directory, a Treatise on the Culture of Flowers, to Which is Added a Supplementary Dissertation on Soils, Manures, etc; a new edition improved by Samuel Curtis. London, John Harding, 1810, Second edition, 8vo [23.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 271, [ix, description of plates], 36 [publisher's catalogue] pp, 8 hand-colored plates with tissue guards and descriptive leaves, original paper covered boards, later cloth spine, original title label preserved but worn, edges of covers worn, internally very light foxing on a few leaves, old signature on endpaper, but internally clean and near fine..

BMNH 1296. Henry II, p. 393, describes this book as the best book on florist's flowers until Hogg's work. Cleveland Herbal and Botanical Collection 859 lists the 1822 edition. The first edition of 1792 had only 6 plates. The fine plates include flowers, vegetables and gardening equipment. Its unusual to find this title in the original boards

US$370. bookID # 4426


MADDOCK, James; The Florist's Directory, a Treatise on the Culture of Flowers, to Which is Added a Supplementary Dissertation on Soils, Manures, etc; a new edition improved by Samuel Curtis. London, John Harding, 1810, Second edition; a new edition, improved, 8vo [23.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 271, [ix, description of plates] pp, 8 hand-colored plates with descriptive leaves, contemporary full morocco, gilt border on covers, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, joint with short crack but firm, marbled endpapers & edges, bookplate on endpaper, lightly foxed on few margins, interior is quite clean, near fine.

BMNH 1296. Henry II, p. 393, describes this book as the best book on florist's flowers until Hogg's work. Cleveland Herbal and Botanical Collection 859 lists the 1822 edition. The first edition of 1792 had only 6 plates. The fine plates include flowers, vegetables and gardening equipment.

US$525. bookID # 12969


MALINS, Peter and M. M. Graff; Peter Malins' Rose Book. New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, [1979], , 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; x, 258 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, glossary, index, original black cloth with silver spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, short tear at rear panel, light wear), near fine, solid and tight copy in vg dj.

A good instruction book with hundreds of varieties described in detail.

US$7. bookID # 8498


MANSFIELD, T. C.; Alpines in Colour and Cultivation. London, Collins, [1942, First edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; 277 pp, 80 color plates, printed on both sides of page, plus 30 illustrations from drwgs, clear acetate identification sheet for use with plates, loose errata slip as issued, original pictorial gilt cloth, dj (very chipped at edges), inscription on endpaper, near fine in worn dj.

A practical approach that builds on Farrer's English Rock Garden. "The 389 plants illustrated are so well portrayed that over 300 shades of colour can by clearly distinguished." (dj) A useful handbook.

US$20. bookID # 7743


MANSFIELD, T. C.; Alpines in Colour and Cultivation. London, Collins, [1942, First edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; 277 pp, 80 color plates, printed on both sides of page, plus 30 illustrations from drwgs, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine a little faded but lettering clear, endpaper inscription, interior quite clean and near fine in very good cover.

A practical approach that builds on Farrer's English Rock Garden. "The 389 plants illustrated are so well portrayed that over 300 shades of colour can by clearly distinguished." A useful handbook.

US$10. bookID # 10992


MANSFIELD, T. C.; The Border in Colour. London, William Collins, 1944, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; vii, 236 pp, 80 color plates, 22 other illus, with the loose clear visor for understanding the plates (often lacking), original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine faded but lettering clear, very good+ and clean.

A detailed work on preparation, designing and maintaining the herbaceous border, propagation, insect control, etc, and will excellent and numerous plates, glossary.

US$15. bookID # 10984


MARSDEN-SMEDLEY, Hester; The Chelsea Flower Show. London, Constable, [1976], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 153 pp, frontis, color and black and white full-page illus, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), near fine.

The story of the flower show from the earliest days to the present.

US$3. bookID # 8429


MARTINEAU, Lady; introduction by William Robinson; The Herbaceous Garden. London, Williams & Norgate, [1934], 4th edition, completely revised and expanded, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xvi, 309 pp, color frontis, color plate from painting by Margaret Waterfield, plans, folding plan, tables, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, fine.

Useful work covering design, lilies, color, mixed border, annuals, bulbs, one-color garden, blue garden, massing distinct species, spring and autumn bloom, etc, with alphabetical list of suitable plants and their characteristics.

US$10. bookID # 3489


MATOTT, Justin; My Garden Visits. New York, Ballantine Books, [1997], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 107, [ii] pp, illustrations and color plates from paintings by Victoria Kwasinski, original pictorial boards, dj (not price clipped), fine copy, review copy with the publisher's loose insert.

The author's first book, is a series of vignettes, each with a botanical description of flower or plant with the author's philosophy, etc. Nice colored plates.

US$5. bookID # 10043


MATTOCK, Mark; Roses, A Popular Guide. Poole, Dorset, Blandford Press, [1980], First edition, 8vo [20 x 15 cm]; 176 pp, numerous color illustrations including full-page, index of varieties, original black cloth with gilt spine title lettering, near fine, very clean.

A good survey covering all rose types and hundreds of varieties with descriptions, parentage, raiser, year of introduction.

US$8. bookID # 8413


MAUND, B.; The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Figures of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain with Their Names, Orders, History, Qualities, Culture & Physiological Observations, Volume I. London, George Bell and Sons, 1878, , large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; [viii], 248, 8 [ads] pp, 42 fine hand colored plates (#1-42), most plates with 5 illustrations, blank versos, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, corners worn, spine with large section lacking at top but not loss to title lettering, rear front joint of spine is split, the plates are clean and bright, free of foxing, interior is very good and clean.

Originally published in 13 volumes in 1825-1851, there were a number of other printings, this one published in six volumes, this being volume I. Each plant is described in detail including history, culture etc. The plates are detailed and well-colored. Cleveland Herbal Collection 905. Dunthorne 198. Nissen 2222. Pritzel 6004. Great Flower Books p. 160.

US$300. bookID # 8995


MAUND, B.; The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Figures of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain with Their Names, Orders, History, Qualities, Culture & Physiological Observations, Volume V. London, George Bell and Sons, 1878, , large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; [iv], 231, 8 [ads] pp, 42 fine hand colored plates (#167-208), most plates with 5 illustrations, blank versos, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, corners worn, spine chipped at ends, the plates are clean and bright, free of foxing, very good.

Originally published in 13 volumes in 1825-1851, there were a number of other printings, this one published in six volumes, this being volume V. Each plant is described in detail including history, culture etc. The plates are detailed and well-colored. Cleveland Herbal Collection 905. Dunthorne 198. Nissen 2222. Pritzel 6004. Great Flower Books p. 160.

US$300. bookID # 8994


MAWE, Thomas, and John Abercrombie; Every Man his Own Gardener; The Compete Gardener, being a Gardener's Calendar or work to be done in the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower, Forcing Garden, &c. for Every Month in the Year...Directions for the Propagation, culture of Various Plants, Flowers, Shrubs,. London, J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Longman, B. Law, et al, 1787, eleventh edition, corrected and greatly enlarged, 8vo [18 x 11.5 cm]; [iv], 616, [xix, index] pp, engraved frontispiece, index, leather backed marbled boards, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, gilt ruled, raised bands, joints a little rubbed, light stain on few leaves but a near fine, clean copy.

Cleveland Herbal and Horticultural Collection 734 (whose copy lacks a leaf). Henrey 1062: 'The preface of the edition of 1787 and also the preface to most later editions is signed by the real author or only author of the book, John Abercrombie'. Includes all aspects of gardening in considerable detail, with extensive lists of plants arranged in categories (annuals, kitchen garden, hot house, flowering plants, fruit trees, etc.) It was the standard reference of the time. "Among eighteenth-century British nurserymen who became writers on practical gardening one of the most successful was John Abercrombie." (Henrey) It was first published in 1767 in about half the size of this edition. Mawe, a gardener to the Duke of Leeds, did not contribute, but his name was added because of his fame at the time. This was an important gardening handbook of the time covering all aspects including greenhouse, hot-house, fruit growing, flowers, kitchen garden, etc. This edition has the added chapter Systematic Catalogue of Hot-House Plants, not in earlier editions. The work lists thousands of species of trees, plants, flowers by type.

US$290. bookID # 10376


MAYALL, R. Newton and Margaret L. Mayall; Sundials; How to Know, Use and Make Them. Boston, Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1938, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14.5 cm]; xv, 197 pp, frontis of world's largest sundial, numerous photo plates, drwgs, tables, index, original pictorial cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (chipped at spine ends, corner, price clipped), very good, clean and fine internally.

Since a sundial designed for another location will not be accurate in your location, the authors provide complete detail for designing one for your specific location, with formulas and full details. They also provide the theory and many illustrations of other sundials.

US$70. bookID # 10443


MAYNARD, Samuel T.; Landscape Gardening As Applied to Home Decoration. New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1915, Second & best edition, rewritten and enlarged, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; xix, 396, [ii, ads] pp, frontis, 190 illus, including many full-page from photos and drwgs, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering, gilt vignette on front cover and spine, signature of Lauretta P. Johnson dated 1918 on endpaper with her handwritten notes on loose card, slightly foxed on outer edge of text block, very good+, solid copy.

One of the better all-around landscaping books of the time, still very relevant, this second edition is greatly expanded and updated, with additional illustrations.

US$30. bookID # 9434


MAYNARD, Samuel T.; Successful Fruit Culture; A Practical Guide to the Cultivation and Propagation of Fruits. New York, Orange Judd Company, 1920, , 12mo [19 x 13.5 cm]; xi, 274, [ii, ads] pp, frontis, 133 illustrations from drawings and photos, including full-page, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, a fine and clean copy.

A detailed treatment of the apple, pear, peach, apricot, plum, cherry, quince, mulberry, grape, blackberry, raspberry, currant, gooseberry, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, huckleberry, sub-tropical fruit, fruit under glass, pests, diseases, etc. Includes good lists of varieties and illustrations of tools, etc.

US$22. bookID # 13218


MCCANN, Sean; The Rose; An Encyclopedia of North American Roses, Rosarians, and Rose Lore. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, [1993], First edition, 8vo [24 x 19 cm]; [x], 182 pp, color plates from photos, bw illus, portraits, tables, index, original cloth backed boards, dj, fine.

Arranged alphabetically, a useful reference with a table of the All-American rose selections from 1940 to 1994.

US$4. bookID # 4885


MCDANIEL, Gary L.; Ornamental Horticulture. Reston, Reston Publishing Company, [1982], First edition, second edition dust jacket, 4to [24 x 18 cm]; xiv, 526 pp, hundreds of illustrations from photos and drwgs, tables, glossary, bibliog, index, original green cloth with gilt title lettering, dj (tears, light wear), fine and clean in vg dj.

A detailed work for the professional covering floriculture, nursery production, turfgrass management and landscaping with specifics on crop production and development, and with very detailed information. There are good sections on running a plant business, retail flower shop, floral designs and arrangements, customer relations, landscape design, etc, with good illustrations throughout.

US$7. bookID # 6657


MCDONALD, Elvin; Garden Ideas A to Z. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Co, [1974], , large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; 196 pp, 341 illustrations in color and bw, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped), fine.

Hundreds of ideas for all aspects of gardening.

US$2. bookID # 4628


MCDONALD, Elwin; The Complete Book of Gardening under Lights. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, [1965], , 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; 215 pp, plates from photos including many in color, drawings by Kathleen Bouke, original two-part cloth, spine title lettering, near fine, interior quite clean, unmarked.

A comprehensive work on all aspects of growing under lights including propagation, containers, automation, equipment, etc, with chapters on growing orchids, miniature roses, cactii, etc.

US$4. bookID # 11843


MCKAY, C. D.; The French Garden; A Diary and Manual of Intensive Cultivation. London, Associated Newspapers Ltd, 1908, First edition, 12mo [18.5 x 12 cm]; iv, 5-62, [iv, ads], endpaper ads, frontis and plates, from photos, original red pictorial cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, spine slightly faded but lettering clear, very good+, clean and unmarked copy.

A pioneering work on intensive gardening, with much practical information on methods, and treating vegetables and fruits, the methods now becoming more valuable given smaller gardens and farms. Includes the use of cloches and frames.

US$18. bookID # 13789


MCKELVEY, Susan Delano; The Lilac, a Monograph. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1928, First edition, 4to [29.5 x 22 cm]; xvi, 581 pp, 172 plates from photos, including frontis, 4 color charts in original printed wraps in rear pocket, each with tissue guard, index, original green cloth, light shelf wear, lightly foxed on some leaves, rear board a bit lightened, but a very good solid copy.

Not only the best work ever written on the subject but considered the finest botanical monograph ever written. The chapter on history and distribution is by Ernest H. Wilson, Description of the Genus by Alfred Rehder, Culture by Theodore A. Havemeyer and Diseases and Pests by William T. Councilman, and with detailed descriptions of every species and variety. The four color charts conform to Robert Ridgway's Color Standards and Color Nomenclature and were printed by A. Hoen & Company of Baltimore.

US$160. bookID # 6754


MCKELVEY, Susan Delano; The Lilac, a Monograph. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1928, First edition, 4to [29.5 x 22 cm]; xvi, 581 pp, 172 plates from photos, including frontis, 4 color charts in original printed wraps in rear pocket, each with tissue guard, index, original green cloth, spine edges lightly rubbed, interior clean, near fine overall.

Not only the best work ever written on the subject but considered the finest botanical monograph ever written. The chapter on history and distribution is by Ernest H. Wilson, Description of the Genus by Alfred Rehder, Culture by Theodore A. Havemeyer and Diseases and Pests by William T. Councilman, and with detailed descriptions of every species and variety. The four color charts conform to Robert Ridgway's Color Standards and Color Nomenclature and were printed by A. Hoen & Company of Baltimore.

US$200. bookID # 13250


MCKENNY, Margaret; E. L. D. Seymour; Your City Garden. New York, London, D. Appleton-Century Company, 1937, First Edition, 12mo; xiv, [1/2 title], 215pp, frontis, illustrations from photos, plans, original cloth, dj (chipped and worn), else quite good.

US$2. bookID # 630


MELLE, P. J. Van; Shrubs and Trees for the Small Place; Hardy Deciduous Material for the Home Grounds. Garden City, New York, The American Garden Guild and Doubled & Company, [1955], , 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; vii, 246 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, tables, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, near fine and clean in dj (worn, chipped at edges).

This is the new and revised edition, edited by the garden writer Montague Free. A rather useful reference, describing many varieties, and listing different varieties for different conditions, including shade gardening, border shrubs, pruning, hardiness, larger shrubs and trees, etc.

US$5. bookID # 9711


MENAGE, R. H.; Growing Exotic Plants Indoors. Chicago, Henry Regnery Company, [1975], First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; x, 137 pp, illustrations from photos and drwgs, index, original boards, dj (light wear to ends of spine), very good.

Good suggestions with practical advise on growing unusual plants.

US$3. bookID # 5441


MERCER, F. A. & Roy Hay; Gardens and Gardening 1950, the Studio Gardening Annual. London & New York, The Studio Publications, [1950], First edition, 8vo [25.5 x 16 cm]; 172, [iv], [viii, ads with 140 illustrations including an early power lawn mower] pp, numerous illustrations from photos including full page, index, original green cloth with dj (old tape mark, not price clipped), bookplate removed, very good, clean and sound.

Good chapters by numerous experts including on Chrysanthemums, lawns, hardy plants, roses developed in the last half-century, shrubs and climbers, evergreen rhododendrons, dessert apples, modernizing the fruit garden, etc.

US$5. bookID # 9149


MERCER, F. A. and Roy Hay; Gardens and Gardening; Rock, Wall & Water. London & New York, The Studio Publications, in the Studio Garden Annual series, nd [c1955], First edition, 8vo [25 x 15.5 cm]; 141, [viii, illustrated ads for garden products] pp, numerous illustrations from photos, including full-page, tables, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine, leaf with tear, dj (chipped at edges, price clipped), very good.

Contributors include Frank Barber on wall gardens construction and planning, T. C. Clare on sink and trough gardens, will Ingwersen on constructing and planting a rock garden, Frances Perry on water in the garden, S. A. Pierce on water-lilies, A. T. Johnson on plants and planting by pool and stream, all with excellent ideas and suggestions and with lists of plants suitable for different conditions.

US$15. bookID # 8361


M'EWAN [MCEWAN], George; The Culture of the Peach and Nectarine. London, Groombridge & Sons, 1859, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 52, [iv, publisher's ads], fine hand colored frontis plate of the Late Admirable Peach by James Andrews, other illustrations, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, lightly rubbed, small endpaper bookplate, minor foxing on title, else clean and near fine.

The book was published posthumously, and enlarged, by John Cox.

US$280. bookID # 13211


MIDDLETON, Charles [or] Thomas Elison; Decorations for Parks and Gardens; Designs for Gates, Garden Seats, Alcoves, Temples, Baths, Entrance Gates, Lodges, Facades, Prospect Towers, Cattle Sheds, Ruins, Bridges, Greenhouses, &c, also a Hot House & Hot Walls, with plans and scales. London, J. Taylor, nd [c 1800], , 8vo [26 x 16 cm]; [ii], engraved title page, 55 engraved plates, some with two figures, garden plans, orig plain paper wraps (worn, tears, minor fraying, without spine), lightly foxed, title page chipped in margin, leaf with short tear, good complete copy in fine custom made, cloth covered box, with gilt title lettering on spine label, interior marbled p.

An early work on garden ornament and buildings, plates being detailed, mostly with accompanying plans on lower part of sheet. Both Middleton and Elison have been named as the author. Berlin Katalog 3433. Scarce and not in the usual references.

US$1100. bookID # 10814


MILLER, Philip; The Gardener's Kalendar; Directing what Works are to by done Every Month in the Kitchen, Fruit, & Pleasure Gardens, as also in the Conservatory and Nursery; with accounts. . seasons for propagation. . . trees, plants, flowers with time of their flowering. London, Charles Rivington, 1757, eleventh edition, with a list of the medicinal plants, which may be gathered in each month, 8vo [20 x 13 cm]; xviii, 352, [ix, index], [i, ad for author's previous work] pp, engraved copper plate frontis, engraved tail-pieces and initials, contemporary full calf, gilt-ruled, raised bands, worn at spine ends, joints and corners, old holes in margins of last seven leaves, not affecting text, interior is clean, very good.

Henry, Vol. II, 221. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 214. The most popular Gardener's Calendar in the 18th century [Hunt 186]. First published in 1732 in 252 pages, it became a classic and very popular gardening book. Miller, one of the most respected authorities of his time, sent cotton seeds to Georgia.

US$250. bookID # 13750


MINER, Harriet Stewart; Orchids The Royal Family of Plants, with Illustrations from Nature. London, John Slark, 1885, First British edition, same year as first US edition, folio [36 x 27 cm]; 90 pp, 24 fine color lithographed (chromolithograph) plates from the author's paintings of live plants, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, all edges gilted, light wear and chip to spine ends, interior clean with only light offsetting from plates on opposite leaves, a near fine copy in bright covers, plates with good impressions.

Bennett (American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books) p. 78: 'This is the ranking work on the subject, and very striking'. According to Bennett the first edition, Boston 1885, was issued with text in wrappers and text and plates enclosed in a portfolio, later issues were bound in one volume. Nissen BBI 1382. This is apparently the first color plate orchid book by an American. The plates include Dendrobium, Masedvallia, Cattleya, Laelia, Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, Calanthe, Odontoglossum, Lycaste, Cymbidiums, Vanda, etc. Woodburn-Hedrick 577: 'large format with bightly colored chromolithographs'.

US$1200. bookID # 10640


MINER, Harriet Stewart; Orchids The Royal Family of Plants, with Illustrations from Nature. Boston, Lee and Shepard, 1889, , folio [36 x 27 cm]; 90 pp, 24 fine color lithographed (chromolithograph) plates from the author's paintings of live plants, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, all edges gilted, spine ends worn, rubbed from shelf wear, interior clean with only light offsetting from plates on opposite leaves, very good copy, with good impressions of plates.

Bennett (American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books) p. 78: 'This is the ranking work on the subject, and very striking'. According to Bennett the first edition, Boston 1885, was issued with text in wrappers and text and plates enclosed in a portfolio, later issues were bound in one volume. Nissen BBI 1382. This is apparently the first color plate orchid book by an American. The plates include Dendrobium, Masedvallia, Cattleya, Laelia, Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, Calanthe, Odontoglossum, Lycaste, Cymbidiums, Vanda, etc. Woodburn-Hedrick 577: 'large format with bightly colored chromolithographs'.

US$800. bookID # 10639


MINTER, Sue; The Greatest Glass House; The Rainforests Recreated. London, HMSO, [1990], First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; xii, 216 pp, numerous illustrations in color and bw, including full-page, bibliog, index of people, index of plants, glossary, original cloth, dj, very fine.

A description of the restoration and re-use of the Palm House at Kew, now used to house palms as well as cycads, rubber, cocoa, banana plants and tropical ornamental plants.

US$22. bookID # 5381


MINTER, Sue; The Greatest Glass House; The Rainforests Recreated. London, HMSO, [1990], First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; xii, 216 pp, numerous illustrations in color and bw, including full-page, bibliog, index of people, index of plants, glossary, original cloth, dj (not price clipped), fine.

A description of the restoration and re-use of the Palm House at Kew, now used to house palms as well as cycads, rubber, cocoa, banana plants and tropical ornamental plants. Beautifully illustrated.

US$17. bookID # 9193


M'INTOSH, Charles; The New and Improved Practical Gardener, and Modern Horticulturist, exhibiting the latest and most approved management of Kitchen, Fruit, and Flower Gardens, the Green-house, Hot-house, Conservatory, &c, for every month of the year. London, Thomas Kelly, 1848, , thick 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; iv, 972, 16, 8 [publisher's catalogue] pp, frontis (port), 10 handcolored plates of flowers, several to a page, numerous text engravings, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, light shelf wear, wear at spine ends, light foxing on a few leaves, but clean very good and sound copy.

Earlier editions did not have the hand-colored plates. As the title describes, a comprehensive work on all aspects of gardening. This edition also has an appendix on the new tank system of producing bottom heat.

US$260. bookID # 3362


M'INTOSH (MCINTOSH), Charles; The Flower Garden Containing Directions of all Garden Flowers; with Selected Lists of the Most Approved Annual, Biennial and Perennial Flowering Plants. London, Wm. S. Orr and Co, 1844, , 12mo [18 x 12.5 cm]; iv, 515 pp, 11 fine hand-colored plates of flowers including extra hand-colored title page, hand-colored frontis , 8 other plates and plans, numerous illustrations in text, several colored plates by Baxter, index, original blind-stamped and gilt decorated cloth, gilt spine title lettering, all edges gilted, spine with large chip at upper edge, edgewear, front blank endpaper removed, interior is clean, minor foxing on few leaves, very good.

An attractive and detailed work by a popular garden writer. The printed title page gives the date as 1838, the date of the first edition, while the hand colored title page gives the date as 1839, stating new edition carefully revised. Catalogue of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 196. Sitwell (Great Flower Books) p. 117. Some of the colored plates may be by Baxter but are not signed.

US$250. bookID # 11848


M'INTOSH [MCINTOSH], Charles; The Greenhouse, Hot House and Stove; including Selected Lists of the Most Beautiful Species of Exotic Flowering Plants and Directions for Their Cultivation. London, Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1838, First edition, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; vii, 415 pp, 18 fine hand-colored plates including frontis and extra engraved title page, numerous other illustrations in text including many of greenhouses, index, original cloth, decorated in blind and in gilt, all edges gilted, spine edges worn & chipped, hinges cracked but holding, front joint repaired, internally clean, very good copy, with good impressions of plates.

There are chapters on heathers, geraniums, camellias, bulbs, succulents, the conservatory, orangery, tropical plants, the orchid house, aquarium, etc with detailed lists of varieties of for each type of greenhouse. Very attractive plates. Sitwell (Great Flower Books) p. 117. Catalogue of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 196.

US$230. bookID # 6551


M'INTOSH [MCINTOSH], Charles; The Greenhouse, Hot House and Stove; including Selected Lists of the Most Beautiful Species of Exotic Flowering Plants and Directions for Their Cultivation. London, Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1840, , 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; vii, 415 pp, 18 fine hand-colored plates including frontis and extra engraved title page dated 1838 (compete), numerous other illustrations in text including many of greenhouses, index, original cloth, decorated in blind and in gilt, all edges gilted, spine edges lightly worn, internally clean and near fine, cover very good, with good impressions of plates, attractively colored..

There are chapters on heathers, geraniums, camellias, bulbs, succulents, the conservatory, orangery, tropical plants, the orchid house, aquarium, etc with detailed lists of varieties of for each type of greenhouse. Very attractive plates. Sitwell (Great Flower Books) p. 117. Catalogue of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 196. First printed in 1838, this edition has some corrections and all the plates are included.

US$240. bookID # 11847


M'INTOSH [MCINTOSH], Charles; The Greenhouse, Hot House and Stove; including Selected Lists of the Most Beautiful Species of Exotic Flowering Plants and Directions for Their Cultivation. London, Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1840, , 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; vii, 415 pp, 18 fine hand-colored plates including frontis and extra engraved title page (compete), numerous other illustrations in text including many of greenhouses, index, original cloth, decorated in blind and in gilt, all edges gilted, spine edges worn chipped, hinges cracked but holding, internally clean, very good copy, minor foxing on few pages, else interior clean and near fine, with good impressions of plates.

There are chapters on heathers, geraniums, camellias, bulbs, succulents, the conservatory, orangery, tropical plants, the orchid house, aquarium, etc with detailed lists of varieties of for each type of greenhouse. Very attractive plates. Sitwell (Great Flower Books) p. 117. Catalogue of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 196. First printed in 1838, this edition has some corrections and all the plates are included.

US$250. bookID # 10468


MITCHELL, Allan; The Gardner's Book of Trees. London, Toronto Melbourne, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1981, First Edition, cr 4to; xii, 216pp, illus, some e color, original cloth, dj, fine.

US$5. bookID # 381


MITCHELL, A. F.; Westonbirt in colour. Swindon, UK, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, [1972], , 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 25 pp, color photos, 3 maps including double-page, original heavy paper color wraps with colored plate and lettering on cover, map on rear cover, very good clean copy.

A detailed guide to this arboretum, includes an interesting list of the biggest specimens known in Britain with dimensions. Mostly trees and shrubs.

US$5. bookID # 13876


MITCHELL, Donald G. Append; Out-of-Town Places: with Hints for Their Improvement. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884, First edition with this title, small 8vo [19 x 13 cm]; [ii], vi, 295 pp, illustrations especially of architectural devices from drwgs by E. C. Gardner, plans, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover in gilted border, signature on endpaper, 'with complements' and signed by the author on half title page.

'I have especially sought to excite the ambition of the holders of these humble estates, who believe nothing can be done in the way of adornment of country property. The book is a tract for homeliness; and I hope it may make country proselytes.' [preface]. The author of My Farm at Edgewood, Wet Days at Edgewood, etc, has here re-published his popular Rural Studies with Hints for Country Places, first published in 1867.

US$80. bookID # 11603


MONGREDIEN, Augustus; Trees & Shrubs for English Plantations: A Selection and Description of the Most Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, Native and Foreign, Which will Flourish in the Open air in Our Climate. London, John Murray, 1870, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xi, 388, 24 (publisher's catalogue, dated April 1870) pp, two color lithographed plates including frontis, engraved illustrations, original pictorial cloth, spine ends bit frayed, spine darkened, very good clean copy.

Catalogue of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society p. 217. Describes 621 species in some detail including their cultivation, requirements, etc.

US$80. bookID # 4103


MORGAN, Joan and Alison Richards; A Paradise Out of a Common Field; The Pleasures and Plenty of a Victorian Garden. New York, Harper & Row, [1990], First American Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 256 pp, frontis, numerous illus, color plates from contemporary sources, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not clipped), fine and clean.

The head gardeners of upper class estates influenced the course of gardening and landscaping but were aided by the development of new greenhouse techniques and the discovery of new plants in many parts of the world. Drawing on contemporary records and illustrations, the authors describe the massive changes in gardening including the use of conservatories to provide out of season food for the wealthy. Beautifully illustrated.

US$12. bookID # 12973


MORGAN, Joan and Alison Richards; A Paradise Out of a Common Field; The Pleasures and Plenty of a Victorian Garden. New York, Harper & Row, [1990], First American Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 256 pp, frontis, numerous illus, color plates from contemporary sources, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (not clipped), fine and clean.

The head gardeners of upper class estates influenced the course of gardening and landscaping but were aided by the development of new greenhouse techniques and the discovery of new plants in many parts of the world. Drawing on contemporary records and illustrations, the authors describe the massive changes in gardening including the use of conservatories to provide out of season food for the wealthy.

US$7. bookID # 8607


MORRIS, Richard; Flora Conspicua: A Selection of the Most Ornamental Flowering, Hardy, Exotic and Indigenous Trees, Shrubs, and Herbaceous Plants, for Embellishing Flower-Gardens and Pleasure-Grounds. London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826, First edition, 8vo [24 x 15.5 cm]; iv, 60 fine hand-colored plates (including the double-page plate) with tissue guards, each plate has 2 pages of descriptive text, index, contemporary full calf, gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, inner gilt dentelles, spine darkened, joints cracked with old repair, endpaper bookplate, interior and plates clean and unmarked, very good.

Nissen 1414. Plesch 558. Sitwell, Great Flower Books 1700-1900 page 121. The attractive plates are from living specimens by William Clark. First issued in parts, each with 4 plates, this is the first edition in book form. There were later printings, each with a different publisher.

US$2500. bookID # 13748


MORSE, H. K.; Gardening in the Shade; Planting the Shaded Garden with Shrubs and Herbaceous Perennials. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939, First edition, first issue with the A on the copyright page, 8vo [22 x 16.5 cm]; xvi, [i], 205 pp, frontis, plates from photos, index, original cloth, silver title lettering on spine and cover, spine faded but lettering clear, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

A detailed work on planting and maintaining the shaded garden including the wild woodland, formalized gardens, paved terrace, white flower garden, paths, water gardens, back yards, etc. Especially valuable for the 65 page garden directory giving descriptions of hundreds of plants from annuals, aquatics to ferns, shrubs, trees, vines etc, each with useful comments and growing directions. Suggested plants for each garden type.

US$5. bookID # 13354


MUELLER, Baron Ferd. Von; Select Extra-Tropical Plants, Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture or Naturalization, with Indications of Their Native Countries and Some of Their Uses. Sydney, Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1881, New South Wales Edition, Enlarged, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; ix, 403 pp, table, index of genera, index to vernacular names, geographical index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges bit worn, light cover stain, small hole in spine, title page worn at edge, interior is clean and near fine in good cover.

The author, a distinguished botanist and plant collector, provides a description of over a thousand plants, including their history and uses. Examples: 'The Hemp plant serves as a protection against insects on cultivated fields.' 'The milky opium-sap is scraped off next morning into a shallow cup, and allowed to dry away from sunlight.' 'The great Bamboo of India is known to grow 40 feet in forty days.' Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 222. The first edition was 1876 in 293 pages, this edition being greatly expanded.

US$20. bookID # 13798


MUENSCHER, Walter Conrad, Myron Arthur Rice; Garden Spice and Wild Pot-Herbs. Ithica, New York, Comstock Publishing Associates, 1955, First edition, 4to [28.5 x 2 cm]; vii, [iii], 211 pp, 56 plates including folding from woodcuts by Elfriede Abbe, glossary, index, original pictorial cloth with silver spine title lettering, clean and fine in dj (short tear, price clipped).

Accurate botanical information about wild and cultivated herbs combined with excellent illustrations by Abbe, artist and scientific illustrator. Included in the descriptions are scientific names as well as French, German and Italian names, and much useful information to help grow, harvest and recognize wild herbs, good information on seed germination, hardiness, medicinal properties, cookery, etc.

US$30. bookID # 9295


NEAL, Marie C.; In Gardens of Hawaii. Honolulu, Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1965, new and revised edition, the best edition, first edition was 1948, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xix, 924 pp, 317, showing 673 species and 20 fruits and seeds, illustrations from photos and drwgs, tables, color keys to flowers, fruits and seeds, glossary, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, a clean and fine copy.

A massive and useful work with great detail for plants suitable for these tropical gardens, including ferns and fern allies, cycads, ginkgo, conifers, monocotyledons, dicotyledons and good details on fruit and nut bearing trees. There is an appendix, 'Flowering Time of Honolulu Plants' by C. Montague Cooke and Marie C. Neal. This edition is considerably expanded from the first edition, with a third more species covered, and with many more illustrations. It is intended for both amateurs and professionals. A massive and very heavy work.

US$200. bookID # 11289


NEILL, Patrick; The Fruit, Flower and Kitchen Garden. Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1840, , 8vo [21 x 12.5 cm]; xi, 340 pp, illustrations including full-page, index, original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, lightly rubbed at edges, lightly foxed on some leaves, but a very good or better copy.

A detailed work on all aspects including 22 pages on growing the pineapple, greenhouse structures, description of numerous varieties of flowers, fruits, etc and an appendix listing many varieties by type. An abridged version was published as the Horticulture article in the seventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

US$120. bookID # 10229


NEILL, Patrick, edited by G. Emerson, notes by R. G. Pardee; The Practical Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Gardener's Companion, with a Calendar; Adapted to the United States from the fourth edition, revised and improved by the author. New York, C. M. Saxton & Co., 1856, , 8vo [19.5 x 13 cm]; xiv, [15]-408, 12 [publisher's ads] pp, frontis of palm house, hot house, greenhouse, 49 illus, index, original red blind-stamped cloth, elaborate pictorial gilted spine, gilt spine title lettering, joints with repaired holes, lightly rubbed, blank endpaper removed, very minor foxing, a very good solid copy.

A popular and useful guide to all aspects of gardening. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 228.

US$60. bookID # 10079


NICHOLS, Beverley; illustrations by William McLaren; Garden Open Tomorrow. London, Heinemann, [1968], First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; 269 pp, frontis, illus, including full-page, pictorial endpapers, index, original cloth, dj (very lightly rubbed, not price clipped), fine and clean.

Described as a happy blend of gardening facts, advice and suggestions with fanciful side excursions, which contains much practical information. The first US edition was not until 1969.

US$40. bookID # 10917


NICHOLS, Rose Standish; English Pleasure Gardens. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1925, , 8vo [22.5 x 16 cm]; xxii, [ii], 324 pp, frontis, plates, 11 garden plans drawn by Allen Cox, about 300 plates & illustrations from photos and drwgs by author and from early sources, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, spine slightly faded but lettering clear, bookplate on endpaper, but near fine clean copy, sound and solid.

A fascinating study of English gardens, from the classic pleasure grounds, monastic gardens, medieval and Tudor gardens to gardens of the Stuarts and Elizabethans, Italian Villa gardens, to modern gardens with excellent illustrations and examples including Newstead Abbey, Penhurst, Longleat, Montacute, Levens, Drayton House, Melbourne, Wilton, Bowood, Longford Castle, Ham House and many others.

US$30. bookID # 9145


NICOL, Walter; The Forcing, Fruit and Kitchen Gardener; . . . the forcing of Asparagus, Grapes, Peaches, Cucumbers, Melons, Pine Apples, Cherries, Mushrooms, Figs, Nectarines, Strawberries, together with Management of Greenhouses, Wall & Orchard Fruit, Herbs, etc. Edinburgh, William Creech, 1809, Fourth Edition, the first edition with scientific or Linnean names of plants, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xiv, [i], 380 pp, 6 copper engraved plates, this copy has the half-title page and the nota page, original paper covered boards and paper spine title label (chipped), edge and corner wear of covers, uncut with nice wide margins, interior is clean, unmarked, not foxed, overall very good.

Originally published in 1797 with the title The Scotch Forcing Gardener with fewer plates. Johnston 644. Henry 3.1181. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 232. The plates are mainly of greenhouses and their plans.

US$300. bookID # 13693


NICOLAISEN, Age; The Pocket Encyclopaedia of Indoor Plants in Colour. London, Blandford Press, [1973], , 12mo [18.5 x 12 cm]; 269 pp, 150 color illustrations on plates from paintings by Palle Bregnhoi and Otto Frello, hundreds of other illustrations in text, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine faded but lettering clear, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

A handy and very well-illustrated reference covering all the plants an indoor grower is likely to want to grow, with detailed growing conditions and requirements for hundreds of plants.

US$2. bookID # 12147


NISBET, Fred J.; Growing Better Roses. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1974, First edition, 4to [20.4 x 21 cm]; xii, 244, xii pp, frontis, color photo plates, other illustrations are etchings by Thomas O'Donohue, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (a little worn at edges, price clipped), very good, interior clean.

A good overall rose growing guide with hundreds of varieties described. Stock 2000 (the reprint does not have the 'first edition' on verso title).

US$5. bookID # 11461


NISSLEY, Charles H., introduction by William H. Martin; Home Vegetable Gardening. New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1942, , 12mo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; x, 246 pp, illustrations from drawings, tables, original cloth, spine title lettering, bookplate of Carl Woodward, clean and near fine in pictorial dj (quarter of spine lacking, not price clipped).

Detailed growing information on over 60 vegetables and herbs by the author of several respected gardening books.

US$10. bookID # 12157


NORMAN, Sue and Roger, Polly Bolty, Lallie Cox; The Small Garden. Clifton, Paragon, [1998], , square 8vo [20 x 19.5 cm]; 224 pp, over 700 illustrations from photos and drwgs, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, clean and fine, unmarked.

A beautifully illustrated work with practical advice, including step-by-step sequences, showing the possibilities in detail, covering patios, pots, baskets, window boxes, cottage gardens, beds, borders, and a very wide range of plants, flowers, space-saving fruit, etc.

US$7. bookID # 9584


ORCUTT, Georgia; Successful Planters. Farmington, Michigan, Structures Publishing Co., 1977, First edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; 136 pp, numerous bw and color illustrations, appendix, index, original cloth, dj (rubbed at edges), else clean and fine.

A practical and well-illustrated guide covering inside and outside planters, special effects, planters for aquatic plants, making your own planters, new designs, suggested plants, planter problems, adapting planters for other uses, etc.

US$12. bookID # 4715


ORMEROD, Eleanor A.; Handbook of Insects Injurious to Orchards and Bush Fruits With Means of Prevention and Remedy. London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1898, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; x, 286 pp, numerous engraved illustrations from drawings, front portrait of author, signed in the plate, index, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, slight wear at spine end, clean and near fine, with a presentation inscription from the author on the endpaper.

The highly respected naturalist describes the insects that attach fruit trees and bushes in considerable detail. With a useful alphabetical list at end of each fruit, by part of tree or bush being attacked (bark, fruit, leaves, wood, etc) and the most likely attacker with a cross-reference to text.

US$45. bookID # 13178


ORTLOFF, H. Stuart and Henry B. Raymore; Garden Maintenance. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1932, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xiv, [i], 302 pp, color frontis, 8 photo plates, 21 other illus, glossary, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine darkened from sun, interior clean, very good, sound copy.

On the growing of all aspects of home gardens including rock gardens, lawns, winter protection, garden tools, flower gardens, plant lists for various conditions, etc. With a foreword by Robert S. Lemmon.

US$15. bookID # 11503


OSBORN, A.; Pruning Hardy Shrubs. London, The Royal Horticultural Society, 1957, revised edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 19 pp, original heavy paper wraps, with title lettering in decorative border, few pencil notes in margin, signature on inside cover dated 1958, very good.

Includes a loose short article on Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees by H. H. Thomas. Most of the work lists the many shrubs with suggestions how to prune.

US$5. bookID # 13875


OSTER, Maggie, illustrations by Grace Tvaryanas & Anne Meskey; 35 Garden Blueprints. New York, Simon and Schuster, [1989], First edition, oblong 4to [19.5 x 26 cm]; 96 pp, color plates, plans, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped), fine.

The amateur's ideal guide to planning and starting their own garden, whether formal or informal, annual or perennial, rock garden, fruit garden, English cottage garden, dry garden, water garden, container garden, hillside garden, bird and butterfly garden, herb garden, shade garden, etc, each with detailed plan and plant lists.

US$4. bookID # 6182


PALMER, F. E.; Milady's House Plants; The Complete Instructor and Guide to Success with Flowers and Plants in the Home, Including a Remarkable Chapter on the Ideal Sun Parlor. New York, Toronto, A. T. De La Mare Company, General Publishing, 1929, revised edition, the first edition was 1917, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 176 pp, over 100 illus, almost all from photos, including many full-page, index, original pictorial cloth with original mounted colored picture of window garden, title lettering, dj (rubbed at edge, lightly chipped at spine ends), near fine and clean in good jacket.

Detailed description of growing flowers and plants indoors with much on table centerpieces, floral decorations, hanging baskets, window boxes, bulb growing, propagation and an excellent chapter on sun parlors, conservatories, solariums.

US$25. bookID # 12067


PALMER, John, Lisa White, etc; 1001 Hint's and Tips for the Garden. London, New York, Reader's Digest Association, [1996], First edition, 4to [26 x 26 cm]; 416 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations from drwgs and photos, index, original pictorial boards, light wear but near fine and clean.

One of the best idea books covering all aspects of gardening, with contributions by many experts and very well-illustrated.

US$7. bookID # 10067


PARCHER, Emily Seaber; Shady Gardens; How to Plan and Grow Them. New York, Prentice-Hall, [1955], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; vi, 282 pp, frontis, illustrations from photos, index, original cloth, dj (chipped at spine end, rubbed at extremities, price clipped), else fine, signed by author, with a presentation inscription.

Very useful book with lists of plants that grow under certain conditions and by type. The book is divided into three sections, growing flowers in the shade, foliage and woody plants, and planning and maintaining the shady garden.

US$5. bookID # 7331


PARK, Bertram; Collins Guide to Roses. London, Collins, 1956, First edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; 288 pp, frontis, plus 64 colored plates (complete), plus 16 black and white plates, chart, bibliography, index, original red cloth with gilt spine title lettering and vignette, very good sound copy with previous owner's notes on roses on blank endpaper and a few tipped-in illustrations of roses from other sources, dj with wear and short tears.

The colored plates are from photos by the author and from paintings by Pamela Freemand, paul Jones and Margaret Stones and show 130 rose varieties. The black and white plates, each with one or more illustrations, show how to cultivate, plant, prune, etc. The author is a long time rose grower and photographer. Stock 2062. Stock lists a number of later printings, each identical to this first printing.

US$7. bookID # 13841


PARKER, Eric; illustrated by William McLaren; Surrey Gardens. London, B. T. Batsford, 1954, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 259 pp, frontis, illus, index, original cloth, dj (lightly rubbed at extremities), else fine.

The author has spent a lifetime in Surrey and writes here of the over 80 Surrey gardens that are open to the public, describing the wildlife, the pains and pleasures of gardening, previous garden writers and his own garden of Feathercombe. McLaren also illustrated the gardening books of Beverley Nichols.

US$6. bookID # 3671


PATERSON, Allen; Plants for Shade and Woodland. Markham, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, [1987], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 205 pp, colored illustrations from photos, bibliog, index, with the errata sheet, often absent, inserted loose, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

The author, director of the Canadian Royal Botanical Gardens, describes the potential of gardening in the shade, and plants, shrubs, bulbs, herbaceous perennials for various shaded situations, including lime-haters, limy soil, shady walls and fences, ferns, etc.

US$7. bookID # 9707


PATTERSON, Allen, K. A. Beckett, etc; Reader's Digest Guide to Creative Gardening. London, New York, Reader's Digest Association, [1984], First edition, 4to [26 x 26 cm]; 384 pp, hundreds of illustrations from photos and drwgs, charts, index, original pictorial boards, very good solid and tight copy.

A very well-illustrated and detailed reference work with contributions by Penelope Hobhouse, Christopher Lloyd, Roy Lancaster, John Brookes, Beth Chatto and many other experts, with excellent art-work, covering all aspects of gardening including roses, water gardening, climbers, etc.

US$10. bookID # 10066


PETTINGILL, Amos; The White-Flower-Farm Garden Book. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, [1971], , oblong 4to [16.5 24 cm]; [x], 368, iv pp, numerous illustrations from drwgs by Nils Hogner, other photo illus, map showing hardiness zones of US and Canada, map endpapers, plans, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, slightly rubbed at corners, else near fine.

The author, also known as William B. Harris, founded White Flower Farm nursery in 1940 in Connecticut. The book is arranged alphabetically covering plants, terms useful to gardeners and is a good reference, includes many varieties of most plants mentioned.

US$4. bookID # 6346


PHELPS, William; Calendarium Botanicum, or a Botanical Calendar: exhibiting, at one View, the Generic & Specific Name, the Class, Order & Habitat of all the British Plants, from the Class Monandria Monogynia, to Polygamia Dioecia, Arranged according to time of flowering.. London, Lackington, Allen and Co., 1810, First edition, 8vo [21 x 13.5 cm]; vi, [iii, table], [i, sub-title], 186 pp, 5 hand colored plates (complete), each with a number of figures, index, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, gilt ruled spine with title lettering, light edge wear, a few pages with very light foxing but a near fine, clean copy, unmarked.

A listing of about two thousand plants, each with brief description, arranged by month of flowering. Useful to see the plants grown at that time. Freeman 2984.

US$390. bookID # 13697


PHILLIPS, C. E. Lucas; The Modern Flower Garden. London, Heinemann, [1968], First edition, 8vo [24 x 14 cm]; xvii, [ii], 460 pp, numerous photo plates, plus hundreds of illustrations from drawings, index, errata sheet, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, small chip on edge), clean and fine in very good dj.

With emphasis on modern practices, modern varieties and modern methods to give the maximum floral display with the least effort, with gardening under different conditions.

US$9. bookID # 13443


PONTEY, William; The Forest Pruner; or Timber Owner's Assistant; a Treatise on the Training or Management of British Timber Trees whether Intended for Use, Ornament or Shelter including and Explanation of their General Diseases & Defects, Means of Prevention, Remedies.... Huddersfield, Printed for the author by T. Smart, [1805], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 14.5 cm]; 277, [iv, ads] pp, 8 copper engraved plates including 3 hand colored, 2 folding, frontis, index, original paper-backed boards, spine title label worn, spine rubbed, interior is clean and near fine, with nice wide margins.

An important work in the development of timber and forest management. Harvard Catalogue of Arnold Arboretum 564.

US$200. bookID # 13216


PONTEY, William; The Forest Prunter, or Timber Owner's Assistant; a Treatise on the Training or Management of British Timber Trees whether Intended for Use, Ornament or Shelter including and Explanation of their General Diseases & Defects, Means of Prevention, Remedies... London, J. Harding; J. White; J. Mawman, 1808, Second edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; [ii], 277, [iii, ads] pp, 8 copper engraved plates including 3 hand colored, 2 folding, early half dark green morocco, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, edges rubbed, spine ends scuffed, frontis and title a little spotted but text and other plates clean, very good solid copy.

An important work in the development of timber and forest management. Harvard Catalogue of Arnold Arboretum 564.

US$180. bookID # 8440


POST, Kenneth; Plants and Flowers in the Home. New York, Toronto, Orange Judd Publishing Company; General Publishing Co., 1944, First Edition, First Canadian issue, 12mo [20 x 13.5 cm]; xiv, 198, [iv, ads] pp, many illustrations from photos and drawings, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, gilt picture, fine and clean copy.

This professor of floriculture describes all the aspects of successful plant and flower growing including chapters on water gardens, soil-less culture, foliage plants, reproduction, window boxes, cut flowers, etc.

US$4. bookID # 13141


PRATT, Richard, with photos by Edward Steichen; Gardens in Color; The Picture Garden Book and Gardener's Assistant. Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., [1944], , 4to [26.5 x 20.5 cm]; 143 pp, numerous color plates and illustrations from photos, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (edges and spine rubbed, chipped), quite good, interior clean and unmarked.

A useful and idea-filled work to assist in garden planning, including wire gardens, jungle gardens, spring gardens, gardens without flowers, annuals, four season window gardens, Picasso gardens, indoor gardens, etc, with full details.

US$10. bookID # 10920


PRENTISS, Albert Nelson [published anonymously]; My Vineyard at Lakeview; by a Western Grape Grower. New York, Orange Judd & Company, [1866], First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 12.5 cm]; iv, [5]-143 pp, illustrations from drawings including full-page, original brown cloth, gilt spine title lettering in decorative border, pencilled name on endpaper, fine copy.

Gabler G32830: 'This is the personal account of a New Englander who left the printing trade and moved to Ohio resolved to change his life style. The author chronicles his selection of land, choice of native vines and year-by-year failures, followed by successes that led eventually to a profitable commercial vineyard. Prentiss reveals the daily life of a hard-working pioneer viticulturist who wrote to share his experiences but who was too modest to put his name to the book'.

US$140. bookID # 13174


PUYDT, E. De [Paul Emile]; Les Orchidees. Histoire Iconographique. Organographie, Classification, Geographie, Collections, Commerce, Emploi - Culture, avec Une Revue Descriptive des Especes Cultivees en Europe. Paris, J. Rothschild, Editeur, 1880, First edition, large 8vo [27 x 19 cm]; viii, 348 pp, 50 fine colored lithographed plates (chromolithographs). mostly hand-finished (orig hand coloring), each with tissue guard, 244 other engraved illustrations, index, title page in red and black, contemporary calf backed boards, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, joints rubbed, lightly foxed, very good sound copy.

Covering the orchids that were cultivated in Europe at that time, having been sent mostly from South America, Asia, etc, most of which are still cultivated today. The detailed text (in French) includes much on each species, where they were found, collections, use and culture. The colored plates are 'beautifully done' [Glikbarg, the Orchid Observed #22]. Little is known about the artists M. Leroy or M. Guibert. Nissan 1572. Stafleau TL24810. Burrage catalogue 69.

US$1360. bookID # 12487


QUEST-RITSON, Charles; The English Garden Abroad. London, Viking, [1992], First edition, 4to [27.5 x 21 cm]; [vii], 232 pp, hundreds of illustrations and plates, including many in color, photos, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, clean unworn condition, as new.

An impressive and very well-illustrated work showing the influence of English gardens, gardeners, landscapers, from the Riviera, Italy, Tuscany to Portugal, Spain, France, etc, including all the major developments of English styles.

US$10. bookID # 13682


QUINN, P. T.; Pear Culture for Profit. New York, The Tribune Association, 1869, First edition, first printing, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; xviii, [ii], [13] - 136 pp, frontis (Duchess D'Angouleme pear tree), illustrations including full page,, original pictorial gilt cloth, spine faded from the sun, very lightly foxed on some leaves, a very good, solid copy.

Hedrick and Woodburn p. 536. An early American work on growing pears, with details on all aspects. A table shows the price of pears over several years for a number of varieties. Some of the illustrations are of tools need for growing pear trees.

US$35. bookID # 5150


RAMSEY, Leonidas W. and Charles H. Lawrence; Garden Pools; Large and Small. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1931, , 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xiv, 108 pp, colored frontis plate from painting, numerous plates and illustrations from photos and drawings, garden plans, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, light wear, interior is clean and fine in very good sound cover.

A very informative work with many detailed illustrations showing construction details, layouts, plant selections by color and type, etc.

US$10. bookID # 13142


RAND, Edward S.; The Window Gardener. Boston, Shepard and Gill, 1872, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 12.5 cm]; 6, 132, [v, ads with illus] pp, engraved illus, original pictorial gilt brown cloth, gilt spine title lettering in gilt design, edges rubbed, old inscription on endpaper, very good copy.

Hedrick and Woodburn p. 573: 'Was issued in 1872 with a second edition in 1876. . . 1872 seems to be the earliest copy listed.' Everything the nineteenth century household needed to successfully grow plants in their windows. The attractive illustrations are finely done and include views of parlor interiors and windows.

US$60. bookID # 10082


RAND, Edward Sprague; Bulbs: A Treatise on Hardy and Tender Bulbs and Tubers. Boston, J. E. Tilton and Company, 1866, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; 306, [xiv, ads with illus] pp, engraved illus, index, original cloth, gilts spine title lettering, spine faded but lettering clear, spine ends slightly worn, name on endpaper, interior clean and near fine in very good cover.

Hedrick-Woodburn 576. A popular work by the author of several gardening related works includes descriptions of many less common bulbs such as Ranunculus, anemone, fritterlaria, tuberose, arum, caladium, the achimenes and hundreds of others, giving some historical information as well as cultivation, etc.

US$50. bookID # 13166


RAND, Edward Sprague; Bulbs: A Treatise on Hardy and Tender Bulbs and Tubers. Boston, J. E. Tilton and Company, 1866, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; 306, [xiv, ads with illus] pp, engraved illus, index, original cloth, gilts spine title lettering, spine ends frayed, cover rubbed, dampstain on lower margin, else clean and unmarked, good.

Hedrick-Woodburn 576. A popular work by the author of several gardening related works includes descriptions of many less common bulbs such as Ranunculus, anemone, fritterlaria, tuberose, arum, caladium, the achimenes and hundreds of others, giving some historical information as well as cultivation, etc.

US$35. bookID # 12296


RAND, Edward Sprague; The Rhododendron and "American Plants." a treatise on the culture, propagation, & species of the rhododendron; with cultural notes upon other plants which thrive under like treatment, . . . species and varieties; with chapter upon herbaceous plants. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1871, First edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; xx, 188 pp, bibliog, engraved head-pieces and tail-pieces, index, original green gilt decorated cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, fine and clean copy, unmarked.

The popular gardening book author provides the first edition of the first book on the subject published in the US. Hedrick-Woodburn 580. The book includes much on the culture and description, with hundreds of varieties described and a chapter other plants that can be cultivated in rhododendron beds including orchids, lilies, epimedium, etc.

US$130. bookID # 13167


RAPHAEL, Sandra; An Oak Spring Sylva; A Selection of The Rare Books on Trees in the Oak Spring Garden Library. Upperville, Virginia, Oak Spring Garden Library, 1989, First Edition, 4to [29 x 25 cm]; xxvii, 147 pp, numerous color and bw illus, including full-page, index, original gilt cloth, dj (small chip), remainder mark on lower edge, else near fine.

The book is divided into 4 sections, covering trees, American trees, individual trees and planting and includes most important books on the subject including Duhamel, Loudon, Merian, Catesby, Michaux, Withers, Cobb, Evelyn, Nicol, Pontey, Steuart, Cobbet and many others. A useful reference work.

US$20. bookID # 3760


RAUH, Werner, with H. Lehmann, edited by Peter Temple; Bromeliads for Home, Garden and Greenhouse. Poole, Dorset, Blandford Press, [1979], First edition in English, translated from the German, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xiv, 431 pp, 134 colored plates, 315 bw photos, 90 line drawings, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped, only slightly used), fine, clean copy.

A comprehensive and reliable reference book, with extensive illustrations, including many in color, covering botany, collecting in the field, acclimatizing, seed sowing, growing, propagation. There is an extensive section on Tillandsia (air plants), often ignored in similar works, together with all other genera and species (Tillandsioideae, Bromelioideae, Pitcairnioideae).

US$40. bookID # 8756


REICH, Lee; Uncommon Fruits Worth of Attention; A Gardener's Guide. Reading, Menlo Park, New York, etc, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, [1991], First edition, first printing, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; xi, 273 pp, numerous illustrations from the drawings of Vicki Herzfeld Arlein, some full page, index, original cloth-backed boards, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean, unused.

A detailed and fascinating work on fruits that are not usually grown but worth trying for those getting tired of the usual apples and pears, fruits such as pawpaw, medlar, juneberry, maypop, kaki, persimmon, raison tree, elaeagnus, actinidia, jujube, jostaberry, and many more.

US$15. bookID # 13179


REYNOLDS, Philip Keep; The Banana; Its History, Cultivation and Place among Staple Foods. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; xiii, 181 pp, frontis from drawing, numerous illustrations from photos, portraits, map, detailed bibliog, index, original embossed cloth, gilt lettering, light stain on front cover, very good clean copy, interior fine.

The best book on the subject covering all aspects with good photos showing banana production and transportation, portraits of fruit company persons, etc.

US$50. bookID # 10731


REYNOLDS, Philip Keep; The Banana; Its History, Cultivation and Place among Staple Foods. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; xiii, 181 pp, frontis from drawing, numerous illustrations from photos, portraits, map, detailed bibliog, index, original embossed cloth, gilt lettering, edges lightly rubbed, small name on endpaper, leaf with chip in blank margin, very good clean copy.

The best book on the subject covering all aspects with good photos showing banana production and transportation, portraits of fruit company persons, etc.

US$40. bookID # 7810


ROBERTS, Irving; illustrations by Gerry Myers; Home Landscaping You Can Design Yourself. New York, Hawthorn Books, Inc., [1972], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; ix, 166 pp, numerous illus, plans, drwgs, tables, index, original cloth, fine in vg dj.

Covers the basics including plan drawing, trees, foundations, planting, color, ground covers, paths, etc.

US$3. bookID # 4441


ROBINSON, John; Ferns in Their Homes and Ours. Salem, S. E. Cassino, Publisher, 1878, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13 cm]; xvi, 178, [iv] pp, mounted photo frontispiece of fern corner with tissue guard, plus 32 plates including 8 fine color lithographed (chromolithograph) plates, head-pieces, tail-pieces, table, other illus, original pictorial green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt vignette on spine, slightly worn at spine end, but a clean and fine copy of this first edition, covers bright.

A very attractively illustrated work covering all aspects of ferns including growing, cultivation, lists of species, tree ferns, etc. The plates include iron-framed fern case, Victorian ferneries, hanging baskets, Chinese stand, window jardiniŠre garden, etc beside plates of the ferns themselves. Not in Bennett.

US$180. bookID # 11739


ROBINSON, W.; Alpine Flowers for English Gardens. London, John Murray, 1870, First edition, 12mo [20.5 x 13.5 cm]; xviii, 392, 32 [publisher's catalogue dated November 1869] pp, frontis, 75 illus, index, original blue cloth with gilt decorations and title lettering on front cover and spine, edges including spine ends are frayed, joint worn, hinge cracked but firm, bookplate of Theodore H. Rowntree on endpaper, good copy.

'In Alpine Flowers, his principles of good alpine gardening, in natural conditions in a properly constructed rock garden, preceded Reginald Farrer by thirty-seven years' (Mea Allen in William Robinson). Robinson was the most important garden writer of his period, this being his third book. He describes his journey observing plants and gardens in a 70 page section called A Little Tour in the Alps. He includes lists of plants for different conditions, and describes numerous species throughout the book.

US$110. bookID # 7541


ROBINSON, W.; Alpine Flowers for English Gardens. London, John Murray, 1903, third edition, revised, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xix, 344pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from drwgs, index, the second part is in two column format, original blue cloth with gilt decorations and title lettering on front cover and spine, small stain on front cover, edges rubbed, lightly foxed on few pages, interior clean and very good.

'In Alpine Flowers, his principles of good alpine gardening, in natural conditions in a properly constructed rock garden, preceded Reginald Farrer by thirty-seven years' (Mea Allen in William Robinson). Robinson was the most important garden writer of his period, this being his third book. He describes his journey observing plants and gardens in a section called Some Notes of a Journey in the Alps of Europe and the Rocky Mountains of N. W. America. He includes lists of plants for different conditions, and describes numerous species throughout the book. The first edition of this work was in 1870, this edition with an extensive new introduction and new material added, additional species described, etc, and in a larger format. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 268.

US$35. bookID # 10649


ROBINSON, W.; The Garden Beautiful; Home Woods and Home Landscape. London, John Murray, 1907, , 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; xii, 176 pp, 8 fine plates from wood engravings, index, original cloth-backed boards with original paper label (most letters rubbed), light corner wear, bookplate of John Edwards Darnton on endpaper, very good clean copy.

Robinson was "the most famous and controversial garden journalists of the nineteenth century" (Hugh Johnson). This work is aimed at the larger garden which has room to incorporate trees and it would help to have a large estate to incorporate the ideas suggested here. It also includes water-side planting, shore-lands planting, mountain and hill, use of trees, fencing, thinning woods, grafting, parks, etc. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue p. 268. Mea Allen p. 188. "The man who made horticultural history" (Mea Allan in William Robinson).

US$110. bookID # 10651


ROBINSON, W.; The Subtropical Garden; or, Beauty of Form in the Flower Garden. London, John Murray, 1879, Second edition, 12mo [18 x 12.5 cm]; x, 241 pp, frontis, 34 plates including the frontis and other illustrations (complete) from drawings, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt vignette and lettering on spine, endpaper bookplate of J. Leroy Nickel, cover very slightly rubbed, else near fine copy.

The author campaigned against the formality of the time, writing many influential gardening books. Robinson is described as "the most famous and controversial gardening writer of the nineteenth century" (Hugh Johnson) and "the most active guide in gardening taste in the last century" (Wright). He "contributed to a revolution in garden design. His influence still flourishes in the current taste for informality" (Oxford Companion to Gardens). Catalogue of the Library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society p. 269. Hadfield, Pioneers in Gardening p. 215-221. The author describes the culture of plants with large and graceful or remarkable foliage or habit, in reaction to the lower growing colorful plants in favor at the time. While much of the book describes the culture and specific plants and their characteristics, a section at the end lists plants for various purposes.

US$350. bookID # 13359


ROBINSON, W. [William]; The Parks, Promenades & Gardens of Paris Described and Considered in Relation to the Wants of Our Own Cities and of Public and Private Gardens. London, John Murray, 1869, First edition, thick 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xxxii, 644 pp, engraved frontis, 48 engraved plates, 3 foldout maps/plans, 378 other illustrations including plans, title-page vignette, index, original pictorial & blind-stamped cloth, decorated in black & gilt, gilt lettering on spine, Robert Alexander's bookplate on endpaper, light fraying at spine ends, hinge cracked but firm, first two leaves lightly foxed, very good, interior clean.

Horticultural Society of New York Catalogue p. 189. Catalogue of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 268. Robinson was "the most famous and controversial gardening journalist of the nineteenth century" (Hugh Johnson). This is the second book published by the author, who has been called the father of English gardening. This work helped to establish his reputation. Many of his later works had roots in this work. Beautifully illustrated, with views and plans of Paris, plants, gardens, tools, prining arrangements, etc. Mea Allen p. 95.

US$350. bookID # 12271


ROCKWELL, F. F.; Gardening Under Glass; A little book of helpful hints written particularly for those who would extend their gardening joys around the twelvemonth. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xi, 297 pp, frontispiece plate, hundreds of illustrations from photos mostly, some from drawings, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, light stain on cover, endpaper inscription, interior clean and very good.

A well-illustrated work, filled with ideas for constructing and operating a greenhouse, with much on cultivation including chapters on palms, pineapples, violets, grapes, vegetables, roses, etc.

US$10. bookID # 13746


ROCKWELL, F. F. and Esther C Grayson, Jan de Graaff; The Complete Book of Lilies; How to Select, Plant, Care for, Exhibit and Propagate Lilies of all Types. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, 1961, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; xxi, [iii], 25-352 pp, 110 illustrations from photos including 31 in color, plus line drawings by Virginia Howie, tables, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, endpaper illustrations, name on endpaper, dj (edgewear, price clipped), very good overall, interior is clean and fine.

A very well-illustrated and comprehensive work, well-organized with useful lists of lilies for various purposes by color, height, blooming periods, and a 8-page list of lilies that are not lilies. This copy has a loose copy of the Cruikshank Garden Guild catalogue of lilies with many colored illustrations.

US$6. bookID # 13076


ROCKWELL, F. F., Wm. G. Breitenbucher; Gardening with Peat Moss; A Guide to Easier Methods in Growing More Beautiful Flowers, Shrubs and Trees and Making More Permanent Lawns. New York, Atkins & Durbrow, [1928], First Edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; [x], 72 pp, color frontis, 8 color plates, many other plates and illustrations from photos and drawings, original cloth, title lettering on cover and spine, very lightly foxed on title page, unmarked, near fine and clean condition.

The authors promote peat moss in all phases of gardening over manure, including growing cuttings, transplanting, growing roses, evergreens, bulbs, house plants, etc, with interesting techniques and methods described. The publisher was a distributor of peat moss. Very well-illustrated.

US$9. bookID # 13787


ROGERS, John; The Fruit Cultivator being a Practical and Accurate Description of all the most esteemed Species & Varieties of Fruit Cultivated in the Gardens & Orchards of Britain. London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1837, third edition, 12mo [16.5 x 10 cm], xx, 384 pp, 5 pages of publisher's ads, contemporary half calf with gilt spine decorations, gilt title lettering on leather label, marbled boards, very light shelf-wear, engraved bookplate of Macaulay of Mondawmin on endpaper, interior is clean and unmarked, near fine.

The title continues as: 'with directions for raising, training, forcing and pruning, the trees or plants, together with directions for forming Fruit Borders, Planting Orchards, Building Fruit-walls and all other Matters connected with the Propagation, Culture, Gardening, Storing and Preservation of Fruit'. The author, formerly with the Royal Gardens, describes in detail almost 500 varieties and species of fruits, including their history, culture, most of these varieties had been propagated and cultivated by the author himself. Many of these varieties are no longer in cultivation today, many of which may be lost. Fruits covered include almonds, apples (numerous varieties), cider apples, apricots, berberry, cherry, chestnut, cranberry, current, fig, filbert, gooseberry, grape, medlar, melon, mulberry, nectarine, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, quince, raspberry, strawberry, etc. Massachusetts Horticultural Society p. 269.

US$400. bookID # 13254


ROGERS, John; The Vegetable Cultivator; Containing A Plain & Accurate Description Of All The Different Species & Varieties Of Culinary Vegetables; . . .Cultivating Them By Natural & Artificial Means & The Best Mode Of Cooking Them. . .description of the Physical Herbs. London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1839, , 12mo [16.5 x 10 cm], xv, 343 pp, contemporary half calf with gilt spine decorations, gilt title lettering on leather label, marbled boards, very light shelf-wear, engraved bookplate of Macaulay of Mondawmin on endpaper, interior is clean and unmarked, near fine.

The author, formerly with the Royal Gardens, describes in detail almost 100 vegetables and herbs, their history, culture, and the varieties of each that were available at that time to the kitchen gardener. Loaded with interesting facts, such as 'the dried seeds of coriander have a tolerably grateful smell with a moderately warm and slightly pungent taste, commonly sold by the confectioners encrusted with sugar. Massachusetts Horticultural Society p. 269. The book also has a chapter on the life of noted gardener Philip Miller, formerly gardener to the company of Apothecaries at their Botanical Garden, Chelsea.

US$300. bookID # 13253


ROGERS, Julia Ellen; Among Green Trees; A Guide to Pleasant and Profitable Acquaintance with Familiar Trees. Chicago, A. W. Mumford, Publisher, 1902, First edition, 4to [28 x 20 cm]; xxii, 202 pp, frontis, plus 24 plates from photos on heavier paper, hundreds of other illustrations from photos and drwgs, plans, index, original green cloth with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, edges a bit rubbed, small repair on spine, very good copy, pencil signature on endpaper but quite clean.

The author describes the trees of northeastern United States and Canada with excellent illustrations and suggestions for their use.

US$12. bookID # 9003


ROHDE, Eleanor Sinclair; The Old English Gardening Books. London, Marin Hopkinson and Company, 1924, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xii, 144 pp, illus, 16 plates, 8 plans, title page vignette, index, original cloth-backed boards, original paper labels, fine, clean and unmarked in the scarce dust jacket (short tear, slight wear but quite good), with an extra loose title label.

An important and detailed contribution with plates and bibliography mainly 16th and 17th century. With a chapter on William Lawson, Gervase Markham, John Parkinson.

US$180. bookID # 11846


ROHDE, Eleanor Sinclair; The Story of the Garden, with a chapter on American Gardens by Mrs. Francis King. Boston, Hale, Cushman & Flint, [1932], First American edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 326 pp, 30 plates including colored frontis and other plates in color, other illus, 2 plans, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering dull but visible, bookplate on endpaper, minor foxing on few leaves, very good copy, clean.

Covers ancient garden lore, medieval gardens, Tudor, Stuart and Georgian gardens, French and Dutch influences, landscape school, Victorian gardens, American gardens, appendices. The author was a respected and popular garden writer.

US$25. bookID # 8639


ROHDE, Eleanour Sinclair; Gardens of Delight Throughout the Year. Boston and New York, Hale, Cushman & Flint, [1936], , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 307 pp, frontis and many full-page illustrations from photos, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, with the pencil signature of Alice P. Morse on endpaper, near fine clean copy.

One of the more significant garden writers of her time gives a month by month description of her garden with much useful advice.

US$20. bookID # 7698


ROSE, Graham; The Classic Garden. New York, London, Toronto, Summit Books, [1989], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; 192 pp, hundreds of illustrations, mostly from drawings, plus many from photos, including color, index, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked.

A fascinating and very useful work covering the herbaceous border, rose garden, herb garden, lawns, walled garden, topiary, arbors, the wilderness garden, water garden, conservatories, greenhouses, terraces and steps, decorative aspects including sundials. Each section includes historical information and numerous illustrations from the Victorian period, with good suggestions and ideas for garden design.

US$5. bookID # 13252


ROUGETEL, Hazel Le; The Chelsea Gardener; Philip Miller 1691-1771. Portland, London, Sagapress, Timber Press, Natural History Museum Publications, [1990], First American edition, small 4to [25 x 19 cm]; 212 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations including color, including full-page, list of Miller's books and editions, bibliog, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (slightly rubbed at head of spine), fine and clean copy.

Miller, the outstanding gardener of the eighteenth century and author of Gardeners Dictionary and others, was very influential, including of Joseph Banks, John Ray, Hans Sloane, Linnaeus, etc. Rougetel provides a clear biography with a fascinating overview of events of the time. William T. Stearn contributed a chapter on the botanical importance of Miller.

US$20. bookID # 10794


SANDERS, T. W., revised by A. J. Macself; Popular Hardy Perennial; Their Cultivation in Beds, Borders, the Wild and Woodland Garden and by the Waterside, and also their Propagation, with Descriptions of the most Attractive, Useful and Easily Grown Genera, Species and Varieties. London, W. H. & L. Collingridge, [1928], revised edition, with additions, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; [viii], 400, [vi, ads] pp, 16 attractive color plates from paintings, including frontis, numerous illustrations from photos, index of common names, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, tiny tear at spine end, lightly foxed on lower margin of a few leaves, else near fine and clean..

A comprehensive and practical guide to the culture of hardy plants and herbaceous borders, with detailed lists of varieties for different conditions. The first edition had only one color plate.

US$14. bookID # 12690


SAXTON, C. M. (ed), published anonymously; The American Rose Culturist; Being and Practical Treatise on the Propagation, Cultivation, and Management of the Rose in all Seasons, with a list of Choice & Approved Varieties, Adapted to the Climate of the United States, to which are added . . . Dahli. New York, C. M. Saxton, Agricultural Book Publishers, 1852, First edition, first issue, 12mo [19 x 13.5 cm]; 96, [11, ads], [xi, ads with illus] pp, engraved illustrations including full-page, original brown cloth with gilt picture of rose on front cover, spine ends lightly worn, title page foxed with other leaves lightly foxed, very good sound copy.

Stock 2614. A popular work which was reprinted many times until 1885. Hedrick mentions only the 1856 printing. The author describes rose cultivation, pruning, budding, etc and describes and lists hundreds of varieties.

US$190. bookID # 8020


SAXTON, C. M. (ed), published anonymously; The American Rose Culturist; Being and Practical Treatise on the Propagation, Cultivation, and Management of the Rose in all Seasons, with a list of Choice & Approved Varieties, Adapted to the Climate of the United States, to which are added . . . Dahli. New York, C. M. Saxton, Agricultural Book Publishers, 1852, First edition, first issue, 12mo [19 x 13.5 cm]; 96, [11, ads], [xi, ads with illus] pp, engraved illustrations including full-page, original red cloth with gilt picture of rose on front cover, spine ends and corners worn, one page torn, light marginal stain on few leaves, very good sound copy.

Stock 2614. A popular work which was reprinted many times until 1885. Hedrick mentions only the 1856 printing. The author describes rose cultivation, pruning, budding, etc and describes and lists hundreds of varieties.

US$160. bookID # 7556


SAYERS, E.; The American Fruit Garden Companion, being a Practical Treatise on the Propagation and Culture of Fruit, adapted to the Northern and Middle States. Boston, Weeks, Jordan and Company, 1839, First edition, 12mo [17.5 x 11.5 cm]; xv, 174, [ii, ads] pp, original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt title lettering, spine ends chipped, corner wear, light dampstain on lower portion of text, lightly foxed, good sound copy.

An early American work covering cultivation, management of the nursery, the fruit garden and orchard, and lists of varieties of strawberry, raspberry, currant, gooseberry, plum, cherry, peach, apple, pear, quince and grape. Hedrick 485. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalog 278. The author also wrote The American Flower Garden Companion.

US$200. bookID # 7879


SCHENK, George; Gardening with Friends. Boston, New York, London, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992, First edition, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; xiv, 218 pp, original cloth-backed boards, dj (price clipped), fine copy.

The author, a landscape designer, nurseryman and plant collector, describes his gardens in the Pacific northwest of North America, New Zealand and the Philippines, and his tackling of various gardening problems.

US$5. bookID # 7695


SCHULER, Stanley; Planning and Planting the Small Garden Plot; A Practical Guide. New York, The Dial Press, 1972, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 255 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, plans, hardiness map of US and Canada, index, original pictorial boards, dj (tears, worn at edges), rippling of lower portion of pages, light dampstain on some leaves, still good solid copy.

A useful practical reference covering all aspects of small gardens including chapters on city gardens, play space, work space, paths, terraces, lawns, foundations, privacy, etc, and with lists of plants and trees for different purposes and conditions.

US$4. bookID # 6445


SCOTT, S. H.; The Observer's Book of Cacti and Other Succulents. London, Frederick Warne, [1977], , 16mo [14.5 x 9 cm]; 159 pp, 64 plates from photos with 16 in color, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, dj (price clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.

A handy pocket sized reference work covering all cacti families, hundreds of species described, cultivation and propagation, etc for growing indoors and in greenhouse.

US$2. bookID # 12144


SHANKS, Peter (editor); The Golden Homes Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. London, Marshall Cavendish, [1973], First edition, 4to [29.5 x 22 cm]; 256 pp, hundreds of color illustrations from photos, index, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, dj (light wear at spine ends), near fine solid copy.

A very detailed reference for growing flowers and vegetables in the garden and under glass, giving growing and cultivation information and extensive discussions of species and varieties.

US$2. bookID # 6177


SHELTON, Louise; The Seasons in a Flower Garden; A Handbook of Information and Instruction for the Amateur. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915, Second edition, revised and enlarged, 12mo [18.5 x 14 cm]; xi, 117, [vi, publisher's ads] pp, 7 plates including frontis and double-page garden plan, glossary, index, original pictorial green cloth, with picture in white, black, green, title lettering on spine and cover, spine lightly faded, but near fine, clean interior.

'Pleasant and useful, and may be confidently recommended to amateur gardeners' [New York Times]. The author of this popular gardening book went on to write several other works. It contains a wealth of information on general flower growing and with sections on roses, water gardens, wild garden, bird-houses in the garden, flowers for special places and conditions, etc.

US$20. bookID # 10564


SHERLOCK, Chesla C.; City and Suburban Gardening. New York, The A. T. De La Mare Company, 1928, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; x, 186 pp, many photo illus, 17 garden plans, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, fine and clean in attractive pictorial dj (spine head bit worn).

An attractively produced book on a range of useful topics related to home gardening, including dooryard gardens, fences, borders, planning using trees, peonies, iris, roses for small gardens, summer flowering bulbs, dwarf plants, inviting birds, tools, garden paths, etc.

US$25. bookID # 12142


SHEWELL-COOPER, W. E.; Modern Flower Growing for Profit. London, Ernest Ben, [1949], , 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 224 pp, illustrations and plates, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (worn and quite chipped), clean very good in worn dj.

With a preface by George Monro, the book was described by the R. H. S. Journal as 'the best book on commercial flower growing out of doors', this edition being expanded and revised with additional plants described. It includes mechanical cultivation, annuals, biennials, perennials, roses, sweet peas, violets, chrysanthemums, bulbs, novelties, cloches, the dyeing of flowers, sterilizations, pests, sprays, marketing, etc.

US$10. bookID # 9558


SHEWELL-COOPER, W. E.; Modern Glasshouse Flowers for Profit. London, Ernest Benn, [1949], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 207 pp, illustrations from photos and drwgs, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (worn, very chipped), small stain in outer edge, else very good in worn dj.

With detailed information on glasshouse flower growing and marketing, the author presents still valuable information, including on flowering border plants, pot plants, annuals in pots, bulbs and corms, orchids, control of pests and diseases, greenhouse operations, cultivation, etc.

US$10. bookID # 9556


SITWELL, Sacheverell, illustrations by John Farleigh; Old Fashioned Flowers. London, Country Life Limited, [1948], , 4to [25 x 19 cm]; [x], 195 pp, 12 color plates from paintings by Farleigh including the colored title page with vignettes, other illustrations in text, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (wear, short tear, chipped at spine end, not price clipped), lightly spotted on endpaper and outer edge of text block, very good sound copy.

'This is the first attempt to deal with the whole subject of old fashioned flowers.' (dj) There is much detail on the Auricula, primrose, old English Tulips, carnations and pinks, old roses, fuchsias, florists' flowers, as well as chapters on early florists. Cultural notes have been supplied by various experts in their specialties. A minor classic and interesting read.

US$30. bookID # 12799


SMILEY, Nixon; Florida Gardening Month by Month. Coral Gables, Florida, University of Miami Press, [1970], revised edition, the first edition was 1957, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 189 pp, illustrations from photos and drwgs, original yellow cloth, spine title lettering, light stain on lower inside margin of title page, a good solid copy.

The work covers all aspects of growing ornamentals, orchids, fruit trees, flowers, palms, etc as well as controlling pests, attracting birds, etc, all arranged in a monthly format. The foreword is by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who describes the book as 'successful and valuable, in a new improved and up-to-date form'.

US$5. bookID # 9389


SOCIETY OF PRACTICAL GARDENERS, published anonymously; Rural Recreations; or, the Gardener's Instructor, Exhibiting, all the Operations Necessary in the Kitchen, Flower & Fruit Garden, &c, for every month of the year, with a treatise on management of bees, &c.. London, Vernor and Hood in the Poultry, 1802, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [i], ii, 163, 427 pp, engraved frontis of garden, 14 engraved plates, including 5 folding, index, engraved endpieces, later cloth-backed boards, title lettering on spine label, some light foxing on few leaves including some plates, mostly marginal, else near fine.

The title continues: 'to which is subjoined, a Complete Catalogue of Useful and Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Plants with their Varieties and parts used, for Medicinal and Culinary Purposes'. The plates including equipment, machinery, garden plans, layouts of greenhouses, hothouses, ice-house, buildings, plants, etc. A thorough reference work for the gardener and farmer of the time, including an extensive listing of varieties of trees, fruit trees, flowers, vegetables, plant for the greenhouse, etc.

US$190. bookID # 12951


SOCIETY OF PRACTICAL GARDENERS, published anonymously; Rural Recreations; or, the Gardener's Instructor, Exhibiting, all the Operations Necessary in the Kitchen, Flower & Fruit Garden, &c, for every month of the year, with a treatise on management of bees, &c.. London, Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1806, , 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 4 in 2 volumes, [i], ii, 163, 427; vii, 64, 128, 219, [i, corrections], engraved frontis of garden, 21 engraved plates, many folding, indexes, contemporary full tree calf, gilt borders, gilt spine decorations and lettering, engraved tail-pieces, joints cracked but holding, edge wear, endpaper bookplate removed, endpaper inscription, interior is clean and near fine, in good covers.

The title of volume I continues: 'to which is subjoined, a Complete Catalogue of Useful and Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Plants with their Varieties and parts used, for Medicinal and Culinary Purposes'. Volume II consists of two parts, 'Rural Recreations or the Modern Farmer's Calendar, . . . all the Operations Necessary on a Farm for every month of the year, as well as all the Recent Improvements in Agriculture and Rural Economy', and 'The Elements of Botany or an Introduction to the Sexual System of Linnaeus with which is annexed an English Botanical Dictionary', the second part by R. Hall, M. D. and published 1802 by same publisher. The second volume is sometimes found separately but is clearly part of the set. The plates including equipment, machinery, garden plans, layouts of greenhouses, hothouses, ice-house, buildings, plants, etc. A thorough reference work for the gardener and farmer of the time.

US$420. bookID # 11395


SPEECHLY, William; A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine, with New Hints on the Formation of Vineyards in England [with:] A Treatise on the Culture of the Pine Apple, and the Management of the Hot-House. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1821, third edition, but first combined edition of the 2 works, 8vo [21.5 x 13.5 cm]; [iv], 363, [i] pp, 10 copper engraved plates including 6 folding (one with tear), contemporary full calf, original leather label with gilt lettering (part of 2 letters rubbed off), gilt decorated spine, joints cracked but firm, corners and spine ends worn, covers rubbed, light foxing on some leaves, very good copy.

The book on Vines was first published in 1790, and the book on the Pineapple was first published in 1779 with only two plates, the two books issued here in one volume with continuous pagination. Gabler G37890. Henry III, 1379 states that 10 plates were all that were issued, although the list of plates states that there are 11, no copies have ever been found with 11 plates. Henry also states (II, 481): "These works by Speechly were the most important on the culture of the pineapple and the vine published during the eighteenth century, and it may be said that they laid the foundation for the improvements which followed." Edward Hyams in his Grapes Under Cloches, referring to English writing on viticulture states: "The best of them all is that of Speechly, a model of the sound, practical, well-written and beautifully printed manual." Raphael, Oak Spring Pomona, pages 246, 260. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 297.

US$730. bookID # 5752


SQUIRE, David; The Gardener's Guide. New York, Crescent Books, 1991, First Edition, cr 4to; 192pp, illustrations with numerous line-drawings and color photos, original cloth, dj, fine.

Useful description of over 500 plants, shrubs, bulbs, etc, with growing advice.

US$5. bookID # 417


STEUART, Sir Henry; The Planter's Guide; a Practical Essay on the Best Method of Giving Immediate Effect to Wood, by the Transplanting of Large Trees and Underwood. Edinburgh, London, William Blackwood, 1848, Third edition, with memoir of the author, & his latest additions & improvements, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; viii, xxii, xlviii, 518, [ii, publisher's ads] pp, 7 engraved plates including frontis portrait, as called for in plate list, original cloth, with gilt spine title lettering, cover spotted and bit faded, light stain at a few inner corners, else interior is clean and unmarked, overall very good.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society 299 (listing only the second edition and the US edition of 1828). Raphael - An Oak Spring Sylva 44. This edition has two more plates than the first edition of 1828, including a portrait of the author, with an expanded and improved text.

US$100. bookID # 13505


STEWART, Joyce, Mark Griffiths; The New Royal Horticultural Society Manual of Orchids. Portland, Timber Press, [1995], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; lxiii, [iii], 388 pp, hundreds of detailed illustrations from drawings, including many full-page, glossary, bibliog, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (short tear on rear panel, not price clipped), else clean and fine copy.

A comprehensive manual covering all orchid species, grexes and cultivars, each genus with botany, growing guidelines, and with a detailed introduction on propagation, hybridization, conservation, culture.

US$28. bookID # 8023


STEWART, Joyce, Mark Griffiths; The New Royal Horticultural Society Manual of Orchids. Portland, Timber Press, [1995], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; lxiii, [iii], 388 pp, hundreds of detailed illustrations from drawings, including many full-page, glossary, bibliog, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj, clean, fresh and fine copy.

A comprehensive manual covering all orchid species, grexes and cultivars in cultivation, each genus with botany, growing guidelines, and with a detailed introduction on propagation, hybridization, conservation, culture. The introduction covers all themes common to all orchids.

US$33. bookID # 8867


STOCK, K. L.; Rose Books; A Bibliography of books and important articles in journals on the genus Rosa, in English, French, German & Latin, 1550-1975. Milton Keynes, England, published by K. L. Stock, distributed by Wheldon & Wesley, [1984], First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; x, 533 pp, original navy blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, clean and fine.

With descriptions of over 3,200 books on roses, this book is the most comprehensive work and the standard reference on the subject. Each entry contains information to determine the exact edition, etc, including collations, plates, book size, descriptive material, dates, publisher, location, number of copies printed where relevant, etc.

US$55. bookID # 13819


STREET, Frederick; Hardy Rhododendrons. London, Collins, [1955], , 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; 192 pp, 4 color plates, 24 black and white photos, other illustrations from drwgs, tables, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (small chip, not price clipped), near fine in very good dj.

A comprehensive and practical work with good sections on hybrids and species, both old and new, with a 25-page table giving comparative detail on hundreds of varieties.

US$10. bookID # 11334


STRONG, W. C.; Fruit Culture and the Laying Out and Management of a Country Home. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885, First Edition, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; xii, 205 pp, 34 illus, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine a bit frayed at ends, two outer margins chipped, very good copy, clean.

Aside from planning, caring and laying out the fruit garden, the author covers specific fruits in some detail including apples, pears, peach, plum, quince, grape, currant, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, mulberry, fig, propagation, etc. There was also a New York reprint in 1892. Hedrick-Woodburn p. 529.

US$25. bookID # 13187


STUART, David; The Garden Triumphant; A Victorian Legacy. New York, Harper & Row, [1988], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 317 pp, numerous illustrations including color, garden plans, bibliog, index, original green cloth with silver spine title lettering, dj (light wear at upper edge, price clipped), else fine and clean.

The beginning of the gardening industry and the pastime that we enjoy today was in the Victorian era. The author traces its roots in the nineteenth century with fascinating accounts and excellent illustrations including from early source material.

US$3. bookID # 11980


STUART, David; The Garden Triumphant; A Victorian Legacy. New York, Harper & Row, [1988], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 317 pp, numerous illustrations including color, garden plans, bibliog, index, original green cloth with silver spine title lettering, dj (slight wear at corner, price clipped), else fine and clean.

The beginning of the gardening industry and the pastime that we enjoy today was in the Victorian era. The author traces its roots in the nineteenth century with fascinating accounts and excellent illustrations including from early source material.

US$5. bookID # 13240


STUART, David C.; Georgian Gardens. London, Robert Hale, [1979], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 256 pp, numerous illustrations including full-page, from photos and early sources, garden plans, gazetteer, bibliog, index, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, clean and fine in dj (price clipped, slightly used).

The author, a respected garden writer who restored his own Georgian garden, uses contemporary material to describe the gardens of 1730 to 1830, showing the changes of taste and the reasons for the changes. Together with the excellent illustrations, the work provides many ideas for garden design and an appreciation of landscaping of the period.

US$15. bookID # 11978


SUBIK, Rudolf, illustrations by Jirina Kaplicka; Decorative Cacti; A Guide to Succulent House Plants. London, Spring Books, [1973], translated from the original 1971 Czech edition, 4to [26.5 x 21 cm]; 132 pp, 56 full-page colored illustrations from paintings, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light edge wear), owners small stamp on endpaper, very good, clean, interior fine.

After a good introduction of the history, botany and cultivation, the author describes each succulent, mostly cacti, with fine illustrations, mostly showing plant in flower.

US$4. bookID # 9464


SUDELL, Richard; Herbaceous Borders and the Waterside. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938, First American edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 13 - 303, 240a-240f pp, colored frontis from painting, numerous photo illustrations on plates, garden plans, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, joint rubbed, endpaper inscription, very good, clean copy.

The author describes the planning of hardy flowers, bulbs, alpines, shrubs, etc, in the border planting and waterside planting with chapters on water gardening and water-lilies, aquatics and waterside perennials and the bog and waterside, with extensive listings of plants for various purposes and conditions. There is a list of North American plants for the flower border by Henry E. Downer that is not in the London edition.

US$10. bookID # 12007


SWEET, Robert; The Botanical Cultivator; or, instructions for the Management and Propagation of the Plants Cultivated in the Hothouses, Greenhouses, & Borders, in the Gardens of Great Britain. disposed under the Generic Names of the Plants. London, James Ridgway, 1821, First edition, 8vo [21 x 12 cm]; [iv], 528 pp, Contemporary half green morocco, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, marbled boards, slight shelfwear, lightly foxed on some leaves, else near fine, sound and tight volume.

This book had some later editions, one under the name 'A Hothouse and Greenhouse Manual, Or Botanical Cultivator'. The book is divided into sections on stove plants, greenhouse plants, hardy trees and shrubs, hardy herbaceous plants and annual and biennials, including alphabetical listings of plants and descriptions. The author also wrote Hortus Suburbanus Londinensis, Flora Australasica and Geraniaceć. Massachusetts Horticultural Society p. 306 refers to later edition.

US$325. bookID # 13666


SWINDELLS, Philip; Water Gardening. London, Michael Joseph, [1975], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 224 pp, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, glossary, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, near fine clean copy.

Plants and fish for the pool and aquarium, including propagating the plants and breeding the fish, bog plants, water lilies, sub-merged oxygenating plants, pests and diseases, types of fish, easy reference guide to pool plants, appendices that are helpful for design and operation.

US$5. bookID # 9723


SWITHINBANK, Anne; A Handbook of Greenhouse and Conservatory Plants. London, Christopher Helm, [1989], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; iv, 188 pp, color plates, text illus, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in dj (slight crease, not price clipped, near fine).

Descriptions of greenhouses and equipment, cultivation, propagation, pests and an extensive listing of greenhouse plants with a description of each. An appendix contains several useful recipes for compost for potting various types of plants including orchids.

US$10. bookID # 13642


SYNGE, Patrick M. and James W. O. Platt; Some Good Garden Plants, Containing Descriptions of the Plants which have Received the Award of Garden Merit 1922-1963. London, The Royal Horticultural Society, 1964, revised with further additions by Synge and Platt, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 236 pp, color plates, plus 268 illustrations from photos, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, light wear), some neat underlining of text, else very good.

Descriptions of 363 plants of proved and outstanding excellence of the garden with full details including their history, discovery, etc.

US$6. bookID # 12159


TABOR, Grace; Old-Fashioned Gardening; a History and a Reconstruction. New York, McBride, Nast & Company, 1913, First Edition, roy 8vo; xviii, 263 pp, frontis with tissue guard, illus, plates, tinted plans, good bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering in gilted border on cover and gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, nice chapter head pieces, spine end a bit frayed, near fine, interior is clean and fine.

A very well-illustrated work with plates in decorative borders. Plates include buildings, gardens, entrance ways, ornaments, etc. In two parts, the first on history includes Spanish gardens in the semi-tropics, English gardens of gentlemen adventurers, New Amsterdam housewive's gardens, puritan gardens, catholick and quaker gardens, presidents' gardens, etc, with the reconstruction section on old-fashioned gardens, design, inclosures, old flowers, ornaments, reproducing the old fashioned gardens.

US$90. bookID # 12563


TABOR, Grace; The Landscape Gardening Book, wherein are set down the simple laws of beauty and utility which should guide the development of all grounds. Toronto, The Copp Clark Company, McBride, Winston & Company, [1911], First edition, Canadian issue, identical to first US edition, 4to [26 x 19 cm]; [xii], 180 pp, frontis, illustrations and plates, from photos, garden plans, index, original pictorial cloth with embossed color photo, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, corners a bit rubbed but a clean and fine, unmarked copy, covers bright.

A very well-illustrated and highly useful work on landscaping including chapters on style, vines as harmonizers, vistas good and bad, boundaries, entrances and gateways, use of trees and shrubs, flowers, winter gardens, garden structures and furniture, accessories, etc.

US$80. bookID # 11720


TAYLOR, George M.; British Garden Flowers. London, Collins, 1947, , 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; 48 pp, fine color plates from drwgs, numerous other illus, bibliog, original pictorial paper covered boards, dj (lightly rubbed), fine in very good dj.

In the Britain in Pictures series.

US$7. bookID # 10869


TAYLOR, George M.; British Herbs and Vegetables. London, Collins, 1947, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; 48 pp, fine color plates from drwgs, numerous other illus, bibliog, original pictorial paper covered boards, dj (lightly rubbed), fine in very good dj.

In the Britain in Pictures series.

US$10. bookID # 10868


TAYLOR, Jane; Climbing Plants. Portland, Oregon, Timber Press, [1992], First American edition, small 4to [25 x 19 cm]; 124 pp, color frontis from painting, numerous color illustrations including full-page, plus many illustrations from drwgs, glossary, lists of climbers for different conditions, index, original pictorial boards, dj, fine.

A detailed reference work covering clematis, honeysuckles, climbing roses, vines, ivies, and many others with practical advice. Chapters include climbing plants in the wild and in the garden, care of climbers, pests and diseases, climbing plants in the greenhouse and conservatory and an alphabetical listing of hundreds of varieties with descriptions and growing conditions.

US$3. bookID # 6519


THACKER, Christopher, foreword by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu; England's Historic Gardens. Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, [1989], First Canadian edition, 4to [29 x 21 cm], 160 pp, hundreds of color illustrations from photos by John Bethell, including full-page, bibliog, index, original pictorial boards, dj, fine, clean and unmarked.

A beautifully illustrated work on over 100 examples of fine English gardens, from medieval deer parks to modern formal and floral gardens, exploring their points of interest and their place in garden history, written by the author of many books on the subject and editor of Garden History journal.

US$10. bookID # 11693


THOMAS, Graham Stuart; Graham Stuart Thomas' Three Gardens of Pleasant Flowers, with notes on their Design, Maintenance and Plants. London, Collingridge, [1983], First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 17 cm]; 189 pp, frontis, 8 color plates from author's paintings, 8 drwgs, 33 photo plates including color, biographical notes, plans, index, tables, original cloth, dj (short tear on inside flap), fine.

The author, both a well-known gardener and garden writer and excellent plant artist, writes of his own gardens and some 750 plants that he has used. The quick reference guide gives basic details to these plants and reference to the pages he discusses them.

US$5. bookID # 6078


THOMAS, H. H.; Rock Gardening for Amateurs. London, Cassell and Company, [1921], , 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; xi, 276 pp, 8 color plates from photos, each mounted on heavy art paper, each with tissue guard and letterpress, 48 other plates from photos, other illustrations from drwgs, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, very light wear at corners, slightly foxed on edge, very good copy.

A well-illustrated work by this popular English garden writer, with descriptions of hundreds of varieties of plants and growing instructions.

US$5. bookID # 7359


THOMAS, H. H.; The Book of Hardy Flowers; A simple and descriptive guide to the cultivation in gardens of trees and shrubs, perennial and annual flowers that are hardy or are suitable for planting out-of-doors in summer in the British Isles & other temperate countries. London, Cassell and Company, [1915], First edition, thick 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xii, 492 pp, 32 color plates from photos by H. Essenhigh Corke including frontis, 64 half-tone plates, other illustrations from drwgs, index, original green pictorial cloth with gilt title lettering, picture in green, blue, white and red, tear at spine repaired, rubbed at edges, small owner's blind stamp on endpaper, interior clean and very good.

A useful and well-illustrated reference, arranged alphabetically by technical name, with an index of common names of thousands of plants with descriptions. The later edition did not have the pictorial cover.

US$35. bookID # 10318


THOMAS, H. H.; The Book of Hardy Flowers; A simple and descriptive guide to the cultivation in gardens of trees and shrubs, perennial and annual flowers that are hardy or are suitable for planting out-of-doors in summer in the British Isles & other temperate countries. London, Cassell and Company, [1920], , thick 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xii, 492 pp, 32 color plates from photos by H. Essenhigh Corke including frontis, 64 half-tone plates, other illustrations from drwgs, index, original green cloth with gilt title lettering, lightly rubbed at edges, signature on endpaper, very good.

A useful and well-illustrated reference, arranged alphabetically by technical name, with an index of common names of thousands of plants with descriptions.

US$25. bookID # 8606


THOMAS, John J.; The American Fruit Culturist, Containing Practical Directions for the Propagation and Culture of All Fruits Adapted to the United States. New York, William Wood & Co, 1875, revised edition, 8vo; vi, [7] - 576 pp, fine color frontis, over 500 illus, lists of fruits varieties, original gilt-lettered & stamped pictorial dark blue and black cloth, with images of gardening tools in gilt, rubbing to spine ends, front hinge starting but firm, very good.

Hedrick-Woodburn: History of Horticulture in America p.489: "From the time of its first printing in 1846 down to 1900, the fruit book in America most used by fruit growers, nurserymen and later in colleges and schools was John Jacobs Thomas' The American Fruit Culturist." The first edition was a slim paper-covered volume with 30 woodcuts which became a popular and useful guide. It was subsequently expanded and is one of those books that got better over time. Most of the other editions did not have the fine colored frontispiece of fruit that this edition has. This edition has an extensive listing of fruit varieties and descriptions.

US$30. bookID # 1645


THOMAS, John J.; The American Fruit Culturist, Containing Practical Directions for the Propagation and Culture of All Fruits Adapted to the United States. New York, William Wood & Co, 1875, revised edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15.5 cm]; vi, [7] - 576 pp, fine color frontis (chromolithograph), over 500 illus, lists of fruits varieties, original gilt-lettered & stamped pictorial green cloth, with images of gardening tools in gilt, edges rubbed, spine head chipped, hinge repaired, very light foxing on some leaves, very good solid copy.

Hedrick-Woodburn (History of Horticulture in America) p.489: "From the time of its first printing in 1846 down to 1900, the fruit book in America most used by fruit growers, nurserymen and later in colleges and schools was John Jacobs Thomas' The American Fruit Culturist." The first edition was a slim paper-covered volume with 30 woodcuts which became a popular and useful guide. It was subsequently expanded and is one of those books that got better over time. Most of the other editions did not have the fine colored frontispiece of fruit that is edition has. This edition has an extensive listing of fruit varieties and descriptions.

US$25. bookID # 6522


THOMAS, John J.; The American Fruit Culturist; Containing Directions for the Propagation & Culture of Fruit Trees in the Nursery, Orchard and Garden with Principal American & Foreign Varieties Cultivated in the United States. Auburn, Derby, Miller & Company, 1851, sixth thousand, 8vo [20 x 13 cm]; xiv, [12]-410, [viii, publisher's ads] pp, over 300 illustrations, charts, lists of fruits varieties, glossary, original blind-stamped pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine ends a bit frayed, lightly foxed, pencil inscription on endpaper, very good+, sound, tight copy.

Hedrick-Woodburn (History of Horticulture in America) p.489: "From the time of its first printing in 1846 down to 1900, the fruit book in America most used by fruit growers, nurserymen and later in colleges and schools was John Jacobs Thomas' The American Fruit Culturist." The first edition was a slim paper-covered volume with 30 woodcuts which became a popular and useful guide. It was subsequently expanded and is one of those books that got better over time. This edition has an extensive listing of thousands of fruit varieties and descriptions, many of these varieties are either lost or seldom seen.

US$25. bookID # 13196


THOMPSON, Robert; The Gardener's Assistant: Practical and Scientific, a Guide to the Formation and Management of the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden and the Cultivation of Conservatory, Green-house and Stove Plants, with a Copious Calendar of Gardening Operations. London, Blackie & Son, [1859], First edition, true first printing bound from the original 12 parts with prospectus bound in, large 8vo [26 x 19 cm]; [4, prospectus], xv, 774, 8 [publisher's ads] pp, 12 fine hand-colored engraved plates from drawings by Mrs Withers, 268 wood-engraved illustrations, most text in double columns, tables, index, later half calf with raised bands, gilt vignettes in compartments, gilt spine title lettering, a slight touch of foxing on a few leaves but overall clean with clean and bright plates with tissue guards, near fine in handsome binding.

A detailed and popular gardening work. The fine colored plates by Mrs Withers include fruit, flowers, orchids. She was botanical artist to Queen Adelaide and is mentioned in Sitwell's Fine Flower Books and Blunt's Art of Botanical Illustration. She contributed to some of the best botanical works of the period including Bateman's Orchids, Pomological Magazine, Maund's Botanist, etc and was praised by her contemporaries including Loudon. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 310. Later editions, and there were many because of the book's popularity, did not have the plates hand colored. The other illustrations include tools, Victorian greenhouses, garden plans, plants, etc.

US$290. bookID # 8270


THOMPSON, W.; The English Flower Garden of Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants. London, Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1852, First edition in book form, 4to [25.5 x 19.5 cm]; 2 volumes, iv; 188; iv, 188 pp, 23 fine hand-colored plates, including frontis, most plates with several figures, index, original decorated gilt cloth, spine with gilt title lettering and decorative design, top edge gilted, edges rubbed, interior clean and near fine, plates bright, cover good+.

Very attractive color plates, accompanied by detailed text on all the plants. The work was issued originally as a periodical starting in 1851. Pritzel 9229. Not in Nissen.

US$650. bookID # 11172


THOMPSON, W.; The English Flower Garden of Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants. London, Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1854, , 4to [25 x 19 cm]; 2 volumes in one, [iv]; 188; 188 pp, 23 fine hand-colored plates, including frontis, most plates with several figures, index, orig decorated gilt cloth, spine with gilt title lettering and decorative design, top edge gilted, edge of spine and edge of front cover a little stained, joints worn, lacks front blank endpaper, interior clean and near fine, plates bright, cover good.

Very attractive color plates, accompanied by detailed text on all the plants. The work was issued originally as a periodical starting in 1851, printed here in one volume. Pritzel 9229. Not in Nissen.

US$520. bookID # 8812


THOMSON, David; Handy Book of Fruit Culture Under Glass. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1873, First edition, 12mo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; [ii, ads], x, 316 pp, engraved illustrations, index, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt vignette and title lettering on spine, foot of spine worn, interior hinge cracked but firm, name on contents page margin, good sound copy.

A very detailed work covering the pineapple, grape, peach, nectarine, fig, melon, strawberry, cucumber, etc, with lists of varieties, type of green-house for each, growing methods, etc.

US$32. bookID # 13419


THOMSON, David; Handy Book of the Flower-Garden, Being Practical Directions for the Propagation, Culture, and Arrangement of Plants in Flower-Gardens all the Year Round. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1868, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13 cm]; xii, 364, [4], [20, ads] pp, 7 foldout plates of gardening plans, tables, index, orig green blind-stamped cloth, with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and spine, lightly rubbed at edges, slight foxing on some leaves, inscription on half title, engraved bookplate of John William Warre Tyndale on endpaper, a very good copy.

A detailed work on flower gardening by a major Victorian gardener, including good sections on roses, alpines, planting in beds, wintering tender plants, spring flowers, cultivation, lists of plants, etc. Catalog of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society p. 310.

US$20. bookID # 5693


THOMSON, David; Handy Book of the Flower-Garden, Being Practical Directions for the Propagation, Culture, and Arrangement of Plants in Flower-Gardens all the Year Round. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1868, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13 cm]; xii, 364, [4], [20, ads] pp, 7 foldout plates of gardening plans, tables, index, original green blind-stamped cloth, with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and spine, minor foxing on few leaves, small bookplate on endpaper, a very good+ copy.

A detailed work on flower gardening by a major Victorian gardener, including good sections on roses, alpines, planting in beds, wintering tender plants, spring flowers, cultivation, lists of plants, etc. Catalog of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society p. 310.

US$40. bookID # 13534


THOMSON, Richard, foreword by R. C. Allen; Old Roses for Modern Gardens. Princeton, D. Van Nostrand Company, [1959], First edition, large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; xv, 154 pp, 26 color plates, 16 bw illustrations from photos, chart, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (tear, chipped at spine ends), very good.

Stock 2977. In three parts, the old European roses, old oriental roses, contribution of the species, with appendices on selected old roses and lists. The many species are each described with both weaknesses and strengths.

US$5. bookID # 5040


THRELKELD, John L.; The Camellia Book. Princeton, D. Van Nostrand Company, [1962], , 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xiv, 204 pp, color frontis, 8 color plates from paintings by E. C. Tourje, illus, original cloth, dj (bit worn at upper edge), near fine.

With much detail on history and growing of Camellias, the appendices contain lists and descriptions of hundreds of species, hybrids, varieties.

US$5. bookID # 1905


TIBBS, Mike; Ray Bilton; Growing Classic Orchids; an Illustrated Identifier and Guide to Cultivation. New York, Sterling Publishing Co., 1999, , 4to [28 x 21.5 cm]; 96 pp, many color illus, glossary, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps with title lettering on spine and cover, fine, clean and unused condition.

Fine color photos of the over 100 orchid species with details on appearance and needs, easy reference culture tables simplifies growing and makes it easier to pick the best orchids to grow from a bewildering number of species and hybrids.

US$5. bookID # 12593


TITLEY, Norah and Frances Wood; Oriental Gardens; An Illustrated History. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, [1992], First American edition, 4to [28 x 22.5 cm]; 128 pp, 120 illus, including full-page, from manuscripts and printed books in the British Library, bibliography, index, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dj (price clipped), fine and clean.

An interesting survey of the gardens of Ottoman Turkey, Iran, India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

US$16. bookID # 9348


TRIPP, Kim, Allen Coombes; The Complete Book of Shrubs. Pleasantville, New York, Montreal, Reader's Digest, [1998], First edition, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; 224 pp, hundreds of color illustrations from photos, other color illustrations from drwgs, glossary, index, endpaper maps showing hardiness zones of US and Canada, original pictorial boards, dj, light rippling of margin, but clean, near fine.

A step-by step guide to planting, cultivating and designing with shrubs, beautifully illustrated, and with details on hundreds of plants. There are also lists of shrubs for particular conditions or requirements.

US$8. bookID # 9468


TUCKER, Ethelyn Maria, under direction of Charles Sprague Sargent; Catalogue of the Library of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Cambridge, Arnold Arboretum, Cosmos Press, Martino, 1915 [1998], limited edition facsimile of the original edition, 8vo [23 x 17.5 cm]; [vi], 782 pp, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, clean, unmarked, fine condition.

Listing of thousands of books and periodicals in separate sections, with author, title, publisher, place, collations, plates and other information. A very useful reference for horticulture, botany, forestry, etc, and includes most of the older books that one is ever likely to find and all of the books in this field that Harvard had accumulated.

US$45. bookID # 13820


UPSHALL, W. H. [editor], D. V. Fisher; History of Fruit Growing and Handling in United States of America and Canada 1860-1972. University Park, The American Pomological Society, [1976], First edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xii, 360 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, including portraits, extensive bibliography, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dust jacket (not price clipped), slightly foxed at outer edge of text block, else fine, clean, unmarked and unused.

Covers growing, handling, storage, transportation, diseases, insects, etc, including all of the fruits and nuts grown, nicely illustrated, prepared by a team of experts. Includes separate chapters on fruit growing in most US states and Canadian provinces, sections on each handling method, bibliographies for each fruit, etc.

US$20. bookID # 12861


VAN DER PIJL, L., Calaway H. Dodson; Orchid Flowers; Their Pollination and Evolution. Coral Gables, Florida, The Fairchild Tropical Garden, University of Miami Press, [1969], , 4to [28 x 21 cm]; [x], 214 pp, 12 color plates from photos, 114 illustrations from photos and drwgs, bibliog, glossary, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (lightly rubbed, not price clipped), fine and clean.

'The first comprehensive book devoted to pollination in orchids since Darwin's classic, but they go beyond Darwin's scope in discussing the characteristics of the orchid floral types which are so marvelously adapted for pollination by specific types of organisms.' (dj). Incredible illustrations and with a synopsis of taxonomic relations in the orchids and a list of orchids and their known pollinators.

US$20. bookID # 12422


VEITCH, James (Harry Veitch, A. H. Kent); A Manual of Orchidaceous Plants, cultivated under glass in Great Britain. Chelsea, James Veitch & Sons, 1887-94, First edition, first issue, large 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; 2 volumes, in 10 parts by genera, hundreds of illustrations including 97 full-page plates and folding, 13 colored maps mostly folding showing geographical distributions, indices, with title & half title pages issued later, later (1953) cloth with gilt spine title lettering, the original heavy paper wraps of each of the 10 parts are bound in (one wrap chipped & repaired), the parts are not bound in order, small stain on outer edge of part VII, fine, clean and unmarked.

In this copy, part X, General Review of the Orchideae is bound first in volume I Originally published in 10 parts, usually bound in 2 volumes, in 1887-1894, it is a milestone and a famous and still useful reference in orchid literature, with descriptions and culture of about 1,700 species and hybrids, together with the history of their discovery and collection, about 1300 pages. Besides the detailed descriptions, the work includes details on the discovery and development of the various species and varieties. Veitch was a leading English nursery, which sent plant hunters to many parts of the world, and introduced numerous new varieties and species. BMNH 2199. Massachusetts Horticultural Library Catalogue 323. Burrage p. 90. Glikbarg (supplement 1982). "Many of the instructions contained in the Manual relative to the care of different orchids are still valuable. Good scientific descriptions in English are given for each species; these descriptions are accompanied by the appropriate references to earlier authorities together with detailed information on habitat, discovery and culture. A substantial amount of interesting detail concerning contemporary and past orchid hunters, collectors and growers is given, much of which would be difficult to find elsewhere. The numerous maps indicating the habitat of various species are valuable and the work is enriched by many well-drawn black and white engraved plates and illustrations

US$1500. bookID # 12514


VICK, James; Vick's Monthly Magazine. Rochester, NY, published by James Vick, 1878, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16.5 cm]; viii, 376 pp, 13 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates from paintings, with tissue guards, plates on heavier paper, with hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, index, original green pictorial decorated publisher's cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very light cover wear, very good overall, interior is clean with fine impressions of plates.

The author owned a nursery and seed house in New York state and wrote and published many important gardening books. Rochester was an important publishing area at that time as well as a source of the printing of fine lithographs. This periodical (entitled Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine on the cover) was bound from monthly issues, each month issued with an attractive colored plate, although one issue in this year had two colored plates, the subscriber would return the monthly issues at the end of the year to the publisher for binding in cloth. A vast source of information on growing flowers, vegetables, trees. This is the first volume of the annual publication.

US$120. bookID # 13435


VICK, James; Vick's Monthly Magazine. Rochester, NY, published by James Vick, 1880, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; viii, 388 pp, 12 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates of flowers from paintings, with tissue guards, plates on heavier paper, with hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, index, contemporary red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, light cover wear, very good overall, interior is clean with fine impressions of plates.

The author owned a nursery and seed house in New York state and wrote and published many important gardening books. Rochester was an important publishing area at that time as well as a source of the printing of fine lithographs. This periodical was bound from monthly issues, each month issued with an attractive colored plate. A vast source of information on growing flowers, vegetables, trees. This is volume III of the annual publication.

US$110. bookID # 13502


VICK, James; Vick's Monthly Magazine. Rochester, NY, published by James Vick, 1881, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16.5 cm]; viii, 392 pp, 12 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates from paintings, with tissue guards, plates on heavier paper, with hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, portrait plate, index, original green pictorial decorated publisher's cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very light cover wear, very good overall, interior is clean with fine impressions of plates, including one of grapes, others are flowers.

The author owned a nursery and seed house in New York state and wrote and published many important gardening books. Rochester was an important publishing area at that time as well as a source of the printing of fine lithographs. This periodical (entitled Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine on the cover) was bound from monthly issues, each month issued with an attractive colored plate, the subscriber would return the monthly issues at the end of the year to the publisher for binding in cloth. A vast source of information on growing flowers, vegetables, trees. This is volume IV of the annual publication.

US$120. bookID # 13436


VICK, James; Vick's Monthly Magazine. Rochester, NY, published by James Vick, 1882, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16.5 cm]; viii, 392 pp, 12 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates from paintings, with tissue guards, plates on heavier paper, with hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, index, original green pictorial decorated publisher's cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very light cover wear, very good overall, interior is clean with fine impressions of plates.

The author owned a nursery and seed house in New York state and wrote and published many important gardening books. Rochester was an important publishing area at that time as well as a source of the printing of fine lithographs. This periodical (entitled Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine on the cover) was bound from monthly issues, each month issued with an attractive colored plate, the subscriber would return the monthly issues at the end of the year to the publisher for binding in cloth. A vast source of information on growing flowers, vegetables, trees. This is volume V of the annual publication.

US$120. bookID # 13437


VICK, James; Vick's Monthly Magazine. Rochester, NY, published by James Vick, 1882, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; viii, 392 pp, 13 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates of flowers from paintings, with tissue guards, plates on heavier paper, with hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, index, contemporary red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very light cover wear, spine lightly faded, pencilled name on endpaper, very good overall, interior is clean & unmarked.

The author owned a nursery and seed house in New York state and wrote and published many important gardening books. Rochester was an important publishing area at that time as well as a source of the printing of fine lithographs. This periodical was bound from monthly issues, each month issued with an attractive colored plate. A vast source of information on growing flowers, vegetables, trees. This is volume V of the annual publication but has an extra colored plate, most copies have only 12 plates.

US$130. bookID # 13501


VICK, James; Vick's Monthly Magazine. Rochester, NY, published by James Vick, 1883, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16.5 cm]; viii, 392 pp, 13 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates from paintings, with tissue guards, plates on heavier paper, with hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, index, original green pictorial decorated publisher's cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very light cover wear, very good overall, interior is clean with fine impressions of plates, including of grapes, ornamental grasses, rose, other flowers.

The author owned a nursery and seed house in New York state and wrote and published many important gardening books. Rochester was an important publishing area at that time as well as a source of the printing of fine lithographs. This periodical (entitled Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine on the cover) was bound from monthly issues, each month issued with an attractive colored plate, the subscriber would return the monthly issues at the end of the year to the publisher for binding in cloth. A vast source of information on growing flowers, vegetables, trees. This is volume VI of the annual publication.

US$120. bookID # 13438


VICK, James; Vick's Monthly Magazine. Rochester, NY, published by James Vick, 1884, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16.5 cm]; viii, 392 pp, 13 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates from paintings, with tissue guards, plates on heavier paper, with hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, index, original green pictorial decorated publisher's cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very light cover wear, very good overall, interior is clean with fine impressions of plates, including of strawberries, roses, flowers.

The author owned a nursery and seed house in New York state and wrote and published many important gardening books. Rochester was an important publishing area at that time as well as a source of the printing of fine lithographs. This periodical (entitled Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine on the cover) was bound from monthly issues, each month issued with an attractive colored plate, although this year an extra colored plate was included, the subscriber would return the monthly issues at the end of the year to the publisher for binding in cloth. A vast source of information on growing flowers, vegetables, trees. This is volume VII of the annual publication.

US$120. bookID # 13439


VICK, James; Vick's Monthly Magazine. Rochester, NY, published by James Vick, 1887, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16.5 cm]; viii, 384 pp, 12 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates from paintings, some tears in tissue guards, plates on heavier paper, with hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, index, portrait plate, original green pictorial decorated publisher's cloth, gilt spine title lettering, light cover wear, light foxing on few leaves, old repair of internal hinge, very good overall, interior is clean, plate of an orchid, others floral.

The author owned a nursery and seed house in New York state and wrote and published many important gardening books. Rochester was an important publishing area at that time as well as a source of the printing of fine lithographs. This periodical (entitled Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine on the cover) was bound from monthly issues, each month issued with an attractive colored plate, the subscriber would return the monthly issues at the end of the year to the publisher for binding in cloth. A vast source of information on growing flowers, vegetables, trees. This is volume X of the annual publication.

US$110. bookID # 13440


VICK, James; Vick's Monthly Magazine. Rochester, NY, published by James Vick, 1888, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16.5 cm]; viii, 384 pp, 12 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates from paintings, plates on heavier paper, with hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, index, original green pictorial decorated publisher's cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very light cover wear, old repair, few light stains in outer margins, very good overall, interior is clean, two of plates of roses, others various flowers.

The author owned a nursery and seed house in New York state and wrote and published many important gardening books. Rochester was an important publishing area at that time as well as a source of the printing of fine lithographs. This periodical (entitled Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine on the cover) was bound from monthly issues, each month issued with an attractive colored plate, the subscriber would return the monthly issues at the end of the year to the publisher for binding in cloth. A vast source of information on growing flowers, vegetables, trees. This is volume XI of the annual publication.

US$110. bookID # 13441


WALKER, Marian C.; Dahlias for every Garden. New York, M. Barrows and Company, [1954], , 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; 128 pp, color plates, black & white plates from photos by Roche, other illustrations from drawings, tables, index, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, fine and clean.

A nicely illustrated work on everything you need to grow and show dahlias, lists of varieties, details.

US$2. bookID # 13064


WALLACH, Carla; Interior Decorating with Plants. New York, Macmillan Publishing Co., [1976], First edition, 4to [28 x 20.5 cm]; 239 pp, numerous illus, color plates, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (short tears, worn at spine end), inscribed, else near fine in good dj.

A practical and well-illustrated approach, covering all aspects.

US$10. bookID # 4714


WARD, Charles Willis; The American Carnation; How to Grow It. New York, A. T. De La Mar Printing and Publishing, 1903, , 4to [26 x 20 cm]; 296 pp, frontis (port), 4 color plates with tissue guards, numerous illustrations from photos & drawings, plans, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, gilt picture of carnations, spine a bit darkened, lightly rubbed at edge, slightly foxed mostly confined to tissue guards, signed by 'the author' on an endpaper, near fine, clean.

A quality production covering all aspects of growing and cultivation including in greenhouses. Very well illustrated. The author owned the Cottage Gardens nursery in Queens, NY.

US$50. bookID # 13053


WARD, Charles Willis; The American Carnation; How to Grow It. New York, A. T. De La Mar Printing and Publishing, 1903, , 4to [26 x 20 cm]; 296 pp, frontis (port), 4 color plates with tissue guards, numerous illustrations from photos & drwgs, plans, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt lettering, spine darkened, worn at ends of spine & edges, very good, interior quite clean.

A quality production covering all aspects of growing and cultivation including in greenhouses. Very well illustrated. The author owned the Cottage Gardens nursery in Queens, NY.

US$10. bookID # 3604


WARD, Cyril; Royal Gardens. London, NY, Bombay, Calcutta, Longmans, Green And Co, 1912, First Edition, 4to [30.5 x 22 cm]; xi, 182 pp, 32 color plates including frontis, tissue guards with letter-press, full-page plans, index, original pictorial gilt decorated cloth, gilt title lettering, top edge gilted., edges lightly rubbed, light foxing on some leaves, a very good+ solid and clean copy.

Fine color plates from paintings, showing country living of the royals. This copy has the loose announcement leaf of author's exhibition of his paintings.

US$30. bookID # 5569


WARD, Cyril; Royal Gardens. London, NY, Bombay, Calcutta, Longmans, Green And Co, 1912, First Edition, 4to; xi, 182 pp, 32 color plates including frontis, tissue guards with letter-press, full-page plans, original decorated cloth, short tear to head of spine and joint, light wear to edges and conrer, title with slight foxing, very good+, interior clean and unmarked.

Fine color plates from paintings, showing country living of the royals.

US$25. bookID # 641


WARE, Mary G.; Thoughts in My Garden. Boston, Crosby and Nichols, and Wm. Carter & Brother, 1863, First edition, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; xxii, [ii], [25]-268 pp, engraved head and tail pieces, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, light number on spine, tipped in leaf on endpaper from another source with rose engravings, interior is clean and near fine, very good sound binding.

The author's thoughts in her garden including squirrels, birds, uses of the garden, household garden, seeds, pleasures, philosophy, etc.

US$30. bookID # 12197


WATERS, George and Nora Harlow (editors); The Pacific Horticulture Book of Western Gardening. Boston, David R. Godine, Publisher, [1990], First Edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xx, 300 pp, over 100 color illus. from photos, including many full-page, numerous drwgs, index, original cloth, dj (slight crease on rear panel), fine, quite clean, unmarked.

Covers all aspects of western gardening including the various types of gardens, suitable plants and the gardener's craft, with sections by experts in their fields.

US$1. bookID # 3950


WATERS, George and Nora Harlow (editors); The Pacific Horticulture Book of Western Gardening. Boston, David R. Godine, Publisher, [1990], First Edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xx, 300 pp, over 100 color illus. from photos, including many full-page, numerous drwgs, index, original cloth, dj, fine, quite clean, unmarked.

Covers all aspects of western gardening including the various types of gardens, suitable plants and the gardener's craft, with sections by experts in their fields.

US$4. bookID # 12277


WATERS, George and Nora Harlow (editors); The Pacific Horticulture Book of Western Gardening. Boston, David R. Godine, Publisher, [1990], First Edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xx, 300 pp, over 100 color illus. from photos, including many full-page, numerous drwgs, index, original cloth, dj, fine, quite clean, unmarked.

Covers all aspects of western gardening including the various types of gardens, suitable plants and the gardener's craft, with sections by experts in their fields.

US$5. bookID # 12650


WATKINS, John V.; ABC of Orchid Growing. Chicago, Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, [1948], First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; x, 134 pp, colored frontis, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, glossary of terms, appendix, index, original blue cloth, spine title lettering, dj (tear, chip at edge, not price clipped), near fine and clean in good dj.

A well-illustrated work with chapters on all the most popular genera and a detailed section on general culture including pollination, use of orchids, formulary, etc.

US$5. bookID # 10544


WATSON, Alexander; The American Home Garden, being Principles and Rules for the Culture of Vegetable, Fruits, Flowers, and Shrubbery to Which are Added Brief Notes on Farm Crops with a Table of Their Average Product and Chemical Constituents. New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1859, First edition, 8vo [20 x 13 cm]; ix, [iii], [13]- 531, [vi, publisher's ads] pp, numerous engraved illus, tables, index, original blue cloth, gilt basket of fruit and flowers on front cover in blind-stamped border, gilt decoration and lettering on spine, covers rubbed, light foxing and minor dampstain in margin of few leaves, a good+ solid copy.

Catalogue of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 330 citing only the 1867 edition. Not in Hedrick-Woodburn. Covers all aspects of fruit, vegetable and flower gardening with numerous varieties of each listed, and a section on garden tools.

US$120. bookID # 6418


WATSON, W. and W. Bean; Orchids; Their Culture and Management with Descriptions of all the Kinds in General Cultivation. London, L. Upcott Gill, 1890, First edition, first issue, thick 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xi, 554, [vi], [18, ads], [vi, ads] pp, 8 color lithographed plates (chromolithographs), including frontis, 46 bw plates, many double-page, plus numerous text illus, index, original pictorial decorated cloth, all edges gilted, rubbed at edges, hinges cracked but holding, overall a very good copy with attractive plates from paintings and drawings.

First published in 1890, and the most comprehensive orchid book of its time, there was a second edition in 1895, and a number of later editions which did not have the color plates lithographed. Glikbarg 26. Watson in his introduction emphasizes his goal of simplifying the botanical descriptions while maintaining ample cultural notes. It contributed to the growing hobby of amateur orchid growing.

US$210. bookID # 6009


WATSON, W. and W. Bean; Orchids; Their Culture and Management; Full Descriptions of all Species and Varieties that are in General Cultivation, A List of Hybrids Dan their Recorded Parentage, Detailed Cultural Directions. London, L. Upcott Gill, [1890], First edition, second issue without date on title page, thick 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 554, [xxiv, ads for orchids, plants, etc] pp, 8 color lithographed [chromolithograph] plates including frontis from paintings, numerous plates, including folding & 113 illustrations from drawings, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth with picture of orchids on cover & spine, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, all edges gilted, lower spine worn, frayed, edge lightly rubbed, signature, lightly foxed on 2 pages else clean, interior very good in good.

First published in 1890, and the most comprehensive orchid book of its time, there was a second edition in 1895, written by Watson and Bean. Glikbarg 26. Watson in his introduction emphasizes his goal of simplifying the botanical descriptions while maintaining ample cultural notes. It contributed to the growing hobby of amateur orchid growing. Very well illustrated with good impressions of the attractive colored plates

US$120. bookID # 11210


WATSON, W. and W. Bean; Orchids; Their Culture and Management; Full Descriptions of all Species and Varieties that are in General Cultivation, A List of Hybrids Dan their Recorded Parentage, Detailed Cultural Directions. London, L. Upcott Gill, [1890], First edition, second issue without date on title page, thick 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 554, [xviii, ads for orchids, plants, etc] pp, 12 color lithographed [chromolithograph] plates including frontis from paintings, numerous plates, including folding & 113 illustrations from drawings, bibliog, index, later red cloth, gilt lettering on spine cloth label, several journal clippings on orchids tipped in on preliminary pages, very good sound and solid copy.

First published in 1890, and the most comprehensive orchid book of its time, there was a second edition in 1895, both written by Watson and Bean. Glikbarg 26. Watson in his introduction emphasizes his goal of simplifying the botanical descriptions while maintaining ample cultural notes. It contributed to the growing hobby of amateur orchid growing. This copy has 12 colored plates, although only 8 are normally found in this issue.

US$140. bookID # 10644


WATTS, Elizabeth; The Orchard and Fruit Garden; Their Culture and Produce. London, Frederick Warne & Co., [c1867], , 12mo [17 x 11 cm]; [iv], 188 pp, colored lithograph (chromolithograph), index, original pictorial paper covered boards, lacks front blank endpaper, joint repaired, very good copy, clean and sound.

The author states that this is 'the first cheap work on the orchard and fruit garden'. She had tested all varieties that she recommended and includes all the main types of fruit including figs and vines.

US$55. bookID # 7105


WAUGH, F. H.; Plums and Plum Culture; a Monograph of the Plums Cultivated and indigenous in North America, with a complete account of their propagation, cultivation and utilization. New York, Orange Judd Company, 1901, First Edition, 12mo [19 x 14 cm]; xix, 371, [ix, ads], numerous illustrations including many photos, some full-page, portraits and illustrations from drwgs, maps, 9 page blossoming chart showing each variety, pollenizing chart by variety, headpieces, index to varieties, original pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, lightly rubbed on edge, minor foxing on outer edge of text block, a near fine clean copy of this classic.

Hedrick p. 536. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 332. This seems to be the first book fully devoted to plums published in the US. Besides growing and cultivation information, the work is particularly valuable for its descriptions of hundreds of plum varieties grown in North America, all the known varieties.

US$50. bookID # 8857


WESTON, T. A.; All About Flowering Bulbs for Home and Garden. New York, A. T. De La Mare Company, 1931, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 184 pp, colored frontis, numerous plates and illustrations from photos including colored, chart, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, dj (worn, chipped at upper edge), very good overall.

A very well-illustrated book with extensive chapters on spring flowering bulbs, summer bulbs and roots, tender bulbs, pests, etc. Includes hyacinths, irises, lilies, narcissi, tulips, anemones, begonias, call, canna, crocuses, dahlia, freesia, glads, and many others, and lists species of each.

US$10. bookID # 13152


WESTON, T. A.; All About Flowering Bulbs for Home and Garden. New York, A. T. De La Mare Company, 1931, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 184 pp, colored frontis, numerous plates and illustrations from photos including colored, chart, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, dj (worn, chipped at upper edge), very good overall.

A very well-illustrated book with extensive chapters on spring flowering bulbs, summer bulbs and roots, tender bulbs, pests, etc.

US$8. bookID # 12175


WHEELER, Monroe (edited by); Modern Drawings. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Simon Schuster, [1947], , 4to [26 x 19 cm]; 105 pp, 86 plates including frontis by Picasso, bibliog, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, title lettering on cover, fair dj (tears, split, chipped, but not price clipped), interior unmarked and very good.

An international survey of modern drawings beginning with Cezanne and including Degas, Renoir, Dali Matisse, Klee, Bellows, etc, based on an exhibition. The introduction is by Wheeler and John Rewald.

US$1. bookID # 12584


WHISTLER, W. Arthur; Tropical Ornamentals; A Guide. Portland, Timber Press, [2000], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 542 pp, over 450 color photos, glossary, index, original pictorial stiff paper wraps, very fine and clean, unmarked (as new).

A superbly illustrated and comprehensive work found in gardens of the tropics, each plant with precise descriptions allowing for accurate identification of tropical ornamentals, with geographical ranges and plant properties, each with information on propagation and ideal growing conditions. Two appendices present the 20 most common families of ornamental tropicals, the other an innovative identification key.

US$10. bookID # 13826


WHITE, Edward A.; American Orchid Culture. New York, A. T. De La Mare Company, 1927, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 227 pp, 8 colored plates from paintings including frontis, numerous other illustrations from photos and drawings, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, lightly rubbed, fine and clean.

A nicely illustrated and useful work by this professor of floriculture at Cornell University, covers the major orchid genera with good chapters on commercial growing, propagation, orchid houses, marketing, and all aspects of growing.

US$16. bookID # 11995


WHITE, Edward A.; American Orchid Culture. New York, A. T. De La Mare Company, 1927, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 15 cm]; 227 pp, 8 colored plates from paintings including frontis, numerous other illustrations from photos and drawings, index, original cloth backed boards, gilt vignette and title lettering on front cover, slightly foxed on title and endpaper, very minor rubbing at lower edge of spine, else clean and near fine copy.

A nicely illustrated and useful work by this professor of floriculture at Cornell University, covers the major orchid genera with good chapters on commercial growing, propagation, orchid houses, marketing, and all aspects of growing.

US$20. bookID # 9652


WHITE, Edward A.; American Orchid Culture. New York, A. T. De La Mare Company, 1927, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 15 cm]; 227 pp, 8 colored plates from paintings including frontis, numerous other illustrations from photos and drawings, index, original cloth backed boards, gilt vignette and title lettering on front cover, slightly foxed on title and endpaper, very minor rubbing at lower edge of spine, else clean and near fine copy.

A nicely illustrated and useful work by this professor of floriculture at Cornell University, covers the major orchid genera with good chapters on commercial growing, propagation, orchid houses, marketing, and all aspects of growing.

US$10. bookID # 10216


WHITE, Edward A.; American Orchid Culture. New York, A. T. De La Mare Company, 1945, third edition, revised and enlarged, 8vo [25 x 17 cm]; 276 pp, 14 colored plates from paintings including frontis, numerous other illustrations from photos and drawings, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, lightly rubbed, very good clean copy in dj (worn, torn, chipped, not price clipped).

A nicely illustrated and useful work by this professor of floriculture at Cornell University, covers the major orchid genera with good chapters on commercial growing, propagation, orchid houses, marketing, and all aspects of growing. This expanded edition, with many more illustrations, is in larger format than earlier editions.

US$30. bookID # 10558


WHITEN, Faith & Geoff; Chinese Garden Style. London, Unwin, [1988], First edition, 4to [29.5 x 20.5 cm]; 127 pp, 48 colored plates and illustrations from photos, numerous illustrations from drawings of statuary, equipment, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (very lightly used, not price clipped), trace of removed inkstamp on verso title page, book-plate removed, interior is quite clean and unmarked, overall very good.

This book demonstrates a design style that is inspired not only by Chinese gardens but also by a whole range of oriental images, achievable in western gardens using familiar plants alongside Chinese pots and sculpture. Beautifully illustrated with much practical advise and details for constructing planters, tables, chairs, bridge, etc.

US$10. bookID # 12943


WICKHAM, Lee, with Jean and Sam Hopley; Orchids for Everybody. New York, Robert M. McBride Co., [1957], First edition, large 8vo [25.5 x 18 cm]; 63 pp, colored frontis, 28 plates from photos, original two-part cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (bit rubbed, short tear, not price clipped), fine and clean in good+ dj.

The author, director of the Wickham Gardens in Odessa, New York, describes his growing and breeding of terrestrial orchids that may be grown outdoors in northern regions, including his growing orchids from seeds, with discussions of lady slipper, showy slipper, phantom orchid, twayblade, etc, bog growing, etc.

US$20. bookID # 10556


WICKSON, E. J.; California Garden Flowers, Shrubs, Trees and Vines being Mainly Suggestions for Working Amateurs. San Francisco, Pacific Rural Press, 1915, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 14 cm]; 262, [ii, ads] pp, 12 plates from photos, other illustrations and garden plans from drwgs, index, original pictorial cloth, spine and front cover with title lettering, very slightly rubbed at spine edge, bookplate on endpaper, else clean and fine copy.

The author, professor of horticulture at the University of California and author of numerous gardening books, describes the California conditions and cultural conditions, the garden year and growing lawns, ground covers, roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, herbaceous plants, bulbs, flowers for hot and dry regions, water plants, shrubs, palms, shade trees, climbing plants, etc, all in detail, suitable for Mediterranean gardens.

US$20. bookID # 9480


WICKSON, Edward J.; The California Fruits and How to Grow Them; A Manual of Methods Which Have Yielded Greatest Success, with the Lists of Varieties Best Adapted to the Different Districts of the State. San Francisco, Pacific Rural Press, 1912, sixth edition, fully revised, large 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 602, [ii, ad for author's other book] pp, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, orchard plans, tables, index, original brown cloth, spine lettering faded but just visible, edge slightly rubbed, interior is quite clean and fine, solid tight copy.

Hedrick-Woodburn p. 530: '[One] of the longer lasting regional works [on fruit growing in the US]. . .first published in 1889, it was revised continually to fill new demands'. Covering all fruits including orchard fruits, grapes, semi-tropical fruits (date, fig, olive, citrus), berries, nuts, melons, etc, it is especially valuable for the detailed descriptions of hundreds of varieties. This edition has been expanded greatly since the first edition of 1889, and brought up to date.

US$35. bookID # 8792


WILDER, Louise Beebe; Adventures in My Garden and Rock Garden. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1929, , 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xii, [i], 355 pp, colored frontis and other colored plate from painting, numerous illustrations from photos on plates, title page printed in red and black, index, original pictorial cloth with mounted colored plate on cover, few small holes in front joint, rear cover damp-stained, interior clean, unstained and tight.

This popular garden writer describes the many aspects of her garden, and her rock garden including annuals, shrubs, etc with an appendix on growing rock plants, plants for special purposes, companion plants.

US$18. bookID # 9006


WILDER, Louise Beebe; The Garden in Color. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1937, First Edition, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; [vi], 323 pp, 320 color illustrations & plates, index, original cloth, slightly rubbed at spine ends but a bright clean and fine copy, unmarked.

The author was one of the better garden writers of the time and produced a number of minor classics, including this one. She describes 500 plants which grow in American gardens, including descriptions and growing advice, arranged by season.

US$12. bookID # 9590


WILDER, Louise Beebe; The Garden in Color. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1937, First Edition, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; [vi], 323 pp, 320 color illustrations & plates, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, lightly rubbed, small stain on front cover, dj (chipped at edge, wear), very good.

The author was one of the better garden writers of the time and produced a number of minor classics, including this one. She describes 500 plants which grow in American gardens, including descriptions and growing advice, arranged by season.

US$20. bookID # 11039


WILDER, Louise Beebe; The Garden in Color. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1937, First Edition, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; [vi], 323 pp, 320 color illustrations & plates, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, spine a little faded, small stain on front cover, else very good, interior is clean and fine.

The author was one of the better garden writers of the time and produced a number of minor classics, including this one. She describes 500 plants which grow in American gardens, including descriptions and growing advice, arranged by season.

US$10. bookID # 11836


WILDER, Louise Beebe; introduction by Richardson Wright, illustrations by Harry G. Healy; Pleasures and Problems of a Rock Garden. Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing, [1937], , large 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; xii, 294 pp, frontis, 96 plates from photos, illustrating 200 varieties of plants, bibliog, index, original cloth, blind-stamped vignette on front cover, elaborate gilt design on spine, gilt lettering on spine, near copy with bright cover, in dj (chipped at edges).

A comprehensive work, giving detailed cultivation, growing suggestions and lists of plants arranged by type and color. "The most important contribution to rock gardening lore ever produced in America". (Richardson Wright). Not often found in a dust jacket.

US$32. bookID # 10153


WILLIAMS, Barry and Ian Hodgson and others; Growing Bromeliads. London, Portland, Christopher Helm, A & C Black, Timber Press, [1990], First British edition, originally published in Australia in 1988, 8vo [24 x 18 cm]; x, 150 pp, 43 color and 23 black & white illus., bibliog, list of genera, glossary, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped, slightly used), else fine and clean.

A useful well-illustrated book covering all aspects including how to grow, propagation, biology, origin, ecology and listing numerous varieties of Bromelioideae, Pitcairnioideae and Tillandioidea (Tillandsia) and lesser known genera.

US$35. bookID # 8757


WILLIAMS, Benjamin Samuel; Choice Stove and Greenhouse Flowering Plants, comprising Descriptions of Upwards of Thirteen Hundred Species and Varieties, accompanied by Instructions for their Cultivation & Mode of Management. London, published by the author, 1883, third edition, enlarged, illustrated, revised, 12mo [20 x 13.5 cm]; viii, 378, [vi, ads] pp, many plates including double-page, other illus, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, lightly used cover, name on endpaper, minor foxing to title page, otherwise a clean very good sound copy.

The author, a nurseryman and writer of several books on plants including orchids, ferns, ornamental leaved plants, here provides a beautifully illustrated work describing some 1300 plants in detail.

US$40. bookID # 13455


WILLIAMS, Benjamin Samuel; Choice Stove and Greenhouse Ornamental-Leaved Plants, comprising Descriptions of Upwards of Thirteen Hundred Species and Varieties, accompanied by Instructions for their Cultivation & Mode of Management. London, published by the author, 1876, second edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; x, 350, [vi, ads] pp, double-page frontis of large conservatory, many plates, mostly double-page and folding, other illus, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, slight endpaper foxing, clean, near fine, sound copy.

The author, a nurseryman and writer of several books on plants including orchids, ferns, ornamental leaved plants, here provides a beautifully illustrated work describing some 900 plants in detail.

US$60. bookID # 13456


WILLIAMS, Benjamin Samuel, revised by Henry Williams; The Orchid-Grower's Manual, containing Descriptions of upwards of Nine Hundred and Thirty Orchidaceous Plants; Together with their Times of Flowering and Most Approved Methods of Treatment, Practical Instructions, etc. London, Chapman and Hall, 1877, fifth edition, enlarged and revised, 8vo [20 x 13 cm]; xi, 336, [xxii, ads with illus, including ads for books] pp, colored folding frontis of orchid (Odontoglossom vexillarium), numerous plates including folding, other illustrations (4 with added amateur color), index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering & decoration on spine, light wear at edges, foot of spine with small wear and repair, frontis with old tape repair, a very good copy.

This work went through seven editions from 1852 to 1894, each giving the state of the art of orchid growing at the time and were all very influential and popular. This fifth edition added many species and descriptions that were introduced since the first edition of 1852, and many additional pages. According to Reinikka, through Williams' work "greater understanding of orchid culture was provided and orchids began to enjoy a new popularity as subjects for the average gardener". Glikbarg 31: 'Williams provided the stimulus that made orchid growing possible for the average gardener'. Each edition is sought by orchid book collectors. Horticultural Society of New York 235. Catalogue of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 341. Duveen (303 April 1973, American Orchid Society): 'the author's renown today rests on this work.'

US$160. bookID # 8315


WILLIS, Peter; Capability Brown in Northumberland. Newcastle upon Tyne, The Northumberland and Newcastle Society, 1983, reprinted from Garden History, 8vo [24.5 x 18.5 cm]; [157]-183 pp, 22 illustrations from early sources, bibliog, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, clean and fine.

A description of some of the landscape projects of one of the most important landscape gardeners and architects of 18th century England.

US$4. bookID # 10030


WILSON, Ernest H.; Aristocrats of the Garden. Garden City, New Yorki, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917, First edition, the limited edition of 1200 copies of which this is #168, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xxv, [i], 312 pp, frontis, numerous plates from the author's photos, index, original cloth-backed boards, title lettering on spine paper label, top edge gilted, frontis margin a little rippled, else clean and near fine.

The author writes of roses, lilies, flowering trees, hardy climbing shrubs, ornamental fruit trees, hardy conifers, new trees from China, Japanese cherries, Asiatic crabapples, rhododendrons, Davidia, etc. Wilson, who brought back thousands of plants from his plant collecting expeditions to China and Japan, many of which were new to science, and who became Keeper of the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, writes with considerable knowledge of the origin, history, propagation and usefulness of some of the best garden plants. He describes some of the new plants he introduced.

US$140. bookID # 11541


WILSON, Helen Van Pelt (editor), drawings by Judith Hirtle; African Violet and Gesneriad Questions Answered by Twenty Experts. Princeton, Toronto, New York, D. Van Nostrand Company, [1966], First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xi, 272 pp, illus, tables, index, original cloth, dj (tears, chip at edge), near fine, clean, in good dj.

US$3. bookID # 4625


WOODS, May; Visions of Arcadia; European Gardens from Renaissance to Rococo. London, Aurum Press, [1996], First edition, 4to [27 x 24 cm]; 244, hundreds of color and bw illustrations from photos by the author and from early sources, plans, glossary, bibliog, index, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

This rich comparative study concentrates on design and architecture, rather than on cultivation, and traces the movement of ideas across frontiers, as well as the persons that made them. Beautifully illustrated.

US$12. bookID # 6985


WOOLVERTON, Linus [editor]; The Canadian Horticulturist, volume 24. Toronto, The Fruit Glowers'' Association of Ontario, 1901, First edition, 8vo [24 x 19 cm]; [ii], vi, 535, [i, ads] pp, frontis, numerous plates, hundreds of illustrations from photos and drawings, garden plans, portraits, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine, bit spotted, short tears at spine ends, light use, very good sound copy.

Volume 24 of the first horticultural periodical published in Canada, dealing with all aspects of horticulture and gardening. Von Baeyer [Preliminary Bibliography For Garden History in Canada]: 'An extremely rich source for landscape and gardening history in the Victorian period, especially as it seems to be geared to the average farmer, gardener and fruit grower'. Von Baeyer [Rhetoric and Roses]: 'In 1878 the Canadian Horticulturist, a monthly periodical, began publication'. Woolverton, the second editor of the magazine, ''altered it focus from fruit to a more balanced selection of horticultural topics' [von Baeyer 153]. Originally issued as a monthly but here bound up in publisher's binding.

US$80. bookID # 13403


WOOLVERTON, Linus [editor]; The Canadian Horticulturist, volumes 10, 11, 12. Toronto, The Fruit Growers'' Association of Ontario, 1887-1889, First editions, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; 3 volumes, [ii], 294; [ii], 288; [ii], 354, [ii, ads] pp, index in each volume, 36 colored lithographed (chromolithograph) plates, numerous other illustrations from drawings and photos, portraits, tables, contemporary leather backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, covers scuffed, interior with some old folds (where original issue was folded when mailed), interiors clean and near fine, sound bindings.

Volumes 10, 11 and 12 of the first horticultural periodical published in Canada, dealing with all aspects of horticulture and gardening. Von Baeyer [Preliminary Bibliography For Garden History in Canada]: 'An extremely rich source for landscape and gardening history in the Victorian period, especially as it seems to be geared to the average farmer, gardener and fruit grower'. Von Baeyer [Rhetoric and Roses]: 'In 1878 the Canadian Horticulturist, a monthly periodical, began publication'. Woolverton, the second editor of the magazine, ''altered it focus from fruit to a more balanced selection of horticultural topics' [von Baeyer 153]. Three very well-illustrated volumes with a wealth of information.

US$700. bookID # 13401


WOOLVERTON, Linus [editor]; The Canadian Horticulturist, volumes 13 and 14. Toronto, The Fruit Glowers'' Association of Ontario, 1890-1891, First editions, 8vo [24.5 x 17.5 cm]; 21 issues, 17 colored lithographed (chromolithograph) plates, 4 portrait plates, hundreds of illustrations from drawings & photos,, original heavy paper pictorial wraps with title lettering, some wear on spines, mostly light, interiors near fine.

Volumes 13 and 14, as issued in the original monthly parts, of the first horticultural periodical published in Canada, dealing with all aspects of horticulture and gardening. Volume 13 lacks July issue, volume 14 lacks July and November. Von Baeyer [Preliminary Bibliography For Garden History in Canada]: 'An extremely rich source for landscape and gardening history in the Victorian period, especially as it seems to be geared to the average farmer, gardener and fruit grower'. Von Baeyer [Rhetoric and Roses]: 'In 1878 the Canadian Horticulturist, a monthly periodical, began publication'. Woolverton, the second editor of the magazine, ''altered it focus from fruit to a more balanced selection of horticultural topics' [von Baeyer 153]. Very well-illustrated volumes with a wealth of information.

US$200. bookID # 13404


WOOLVERTON, Linus [editor]; The Canadian Horticulturist, volumes 14, 15, 16, 17. 18. 19. Toronto, The Fruit Growers'' Association of Ontario, 1891-1896, First editions, 8vo [24 x 17.5 cm]; 6 volumes, 12, 389;11, 443; 11, 445; 12, 446; 11, 451; 11, 444 pp, index in each volume, 56 colored lithographed (chromolithograph) plates, hundreds of illustrations from drawings & photos, portraits, other plates, folding garden plan, original gilt decorated pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, lightly rubbed at spine ends, few folds, 2 volumes with gilted edges, fine condition.

Volumes 14 to 19 of the first horticultural periodical published in Canada, dealing with all aspects of horticulture and gardening. Von Baeyer [Preliminary Bibliography For Garden History in Canada]: 'An extremely rich source for landscape and gardening history in the Victorian period, especially as it seems to be geared to the average farmer, gardener and fruit grower'. Von Baeyer [Rhetoric and Roses]: 'In 1878 the Canadian Horticulturist, a monthly periodical, began publication'. Woolverton, the second editor of the magazine, ''altered it focus from fruit to a more balanced selection of horticultural topics' [von Baeyer 153]. An excellent 6-volume run of this early gardening magazine, very well-illustrated volumes with a wealth of information. Originally issued as a monthly but here bound up in publisher's binding.

US$1350. bookID # 13402


WOOLVERTON, Linus [editor]; The Canadian Horticulturist, volumes 16-18. Toronto, The Fruit Growers'' Association of Ontario, 1894-1896, First editions, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 3 volumes, 445, [i]; 447, [i]; 451, [i] pp, index in each volume, illustrations from drawings, some full-page, 29 colored chromolithographed plates, portraits, other plates, maps including folding, two volumes are the original gilt decorated cloth, the other leather backed boards (light wear), gilt title lettering, name on one endpaper, one volume with light scattered foxing, interiors clean, very good to fine condition.

Volumes 16, 17 and 18 of the first horticultural periodical published in Canada, dealing with all aspects of horticulture and gardening, the first few years dealt especially with fruit growing. Von Baeyer [Preliminary Bibliography For Garden History in Canada]: 'An extremely rich source for landscape and gardening history in the Victorian period, especially as it seems to be geared to the average farmer, gardener and fruit grower'. Von Baeyer [Rhetoric and Roses]: 'In 1878 the Canadian Horticulturist, a monthly periodical, began publication'. Woolverton, the second editor of the magazine, ''altered it focus from fruit to a more balanced selection of horticultural topics' [von Baeyer 153]. The colored lithographs were printed in Rochester, New York, because of the lack of suitable printers in Canada at that time.

US$600. bookID # 13398


WOOLVERTON, Linus [editor]; The Canadian Horticulturist, volumes 21-22. Toronto, The Fruit Growers'' Association of Ontario, 1898-1899, First editions, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; 2 volumes, 486; 512 pp, index in each volume, numerous plates and illustrations from drawings and photos, portraits, tables, original gilt decorated pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, lightly rubbed at spine ends, fine condition.

Volumes 21 and 22 of the first horticultural periodical published in Canada, dealing with all aspects of horticulture and gardening. Von Baeyer [Preliminary Bibliography For Garden History in Canada]: 'An extremely rich source for landscape and gardening history in the Victorian period, especially as it seems to be geared to the average farmer, gardener and fruit grower'. Von Baeyer [Rhetoric and Roses]: 'In 1878 the Canadian Horticulturist, a monthly periodical, began publication'. Woolverton, the second editor of the magazine, ''altered it focus from fruit to a more balanced selection of horticultural topics' [von Baeyer 153]. Two very well-illustrated volumes with a wealth of information.

US$300. bookID # 13399


WORK, Paul; The Tomato. New York, Orange Judd Publishing Company, 1942, First Edition, 12mo [20 x 15 cm]; 135 pp, frontis (port), illus, bibliog, original cloth, gilt lettering, near fine, clean and fresh.

Based on the author's lifelong study, this book describes all aspects of tomato growing, harvesting, storage, marketing, diseases and their remedies.

US$15. bookID # 9440


WRIGHT, John; The Flower Grower's Guide. London, J. S. Virtue & Co., [1897], First edition, first printing with date on preface, 4to [28.5 x 23 cm]; 3 volumes, xii, 352; viii, 352; x, 370 pp, 46 fine colored lithographed (chromolithograph) on art paper, from paintings, hundreds of engraved illustrations, index, contemporary half morocco, gilt spine title lettering and gilt decorations, edges rubbed, one cover a little spotted, internal hinges re-enforced, overall very good but interior is clean and near fine with good impressions of plates.

The attractive colored plates are from paintings by Marie Low and Gertrude Hamilton, and the other illustrations are from drawings by F. W. Burbidge, George Shayler and May Iggulden. An impressive work with a large section on orchids and including all aspects of flower growing and all types of flowers, flowering shrubs and trees, sub-tropical growing, roses, borders, seasons, propagation, azaleas, greenhouse growing, marketing, etc. Later printings had no date on preface and some were bound in 6 volumes instead of three but with same content.

US$500. bookID # 13421


WRIGHT, John; The Fruit Grower's Guide. London, Virtue & Co., nd [c1890], First edition, 4to [29 x 2 cm]; 3 volumes, xii, 344; viii, 344; viii, 363 pp, 46 fine colored lithographs (chromolithographs) from paintings by May Rivers, including frontis and extra pictorial title in each volume, 306 other illustrations including plans, index, contemporary half morocco, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, boards faded and light stains, interior is clean and near fine, attractive plates on heavy art paper, with the half title pages, errata leaf.

A detailed work with information on growing all types of fruits including grapes, small fruit, cherries, pears, plums, peaches, apples, apricots, and with a section on growing fruit in greenhouses including tropical fruit such as bananas, some on tropical fruit like figs grown in cooler climate. Very well-illustrated with good ideas, suggestions that are still applicable today. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 347. The work has become scarcer due to print dealers selling individual framed prints of the fine colored plates

US$1200. bookID # 11487


WRIGHT, Richardson; The Practical Book of Outdoor Flowers. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1924, First edition, thick 8vo [23 x 17.5 cm]; xxix, 319, [viii, publisher's ads] pp, colored frontis from painting with tissue guard, color plates, 163 other plates from photos, garden plans, index, original pictorial cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, top edge gilted, bookplate removed from front pastedown, a fine and clean copy, unmarked.

A comprehensive and well-illustrated work covering all aspects of outdoor flowering plants, from perennials, borders, annuals, bulbs, tubers, roses, rock gardens, wild and water gardens, vines, trees, shrubs, window box gardens, city backyard gardens, formal design, Japanese gardens, old fashioned gardens, etc.

US$12. bookID # 12137


WRIGHT, S. T., appendix by W. D. Drury; Fruit Culture for Amateurs; an Illustrated Practical Handbook on the Growing of Fruits in the Open and Under Glass; with an appendix on Insect and Other Pests Injurious to Fruit Trees, their life histories & the means used to check their increase. London, L. Upcott Gill, 1898, Second edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; viii, 244, [xvi, ads including illustrations] pp, plates including two foldout, frontis, many other illustrations, original ads on front endpapers, original pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, old name on endpaper, edge slightly rubbed, else near fine, clean.

Very well-illustrated, this edition with the extensive appendix on insect and other pests.

US$18. bookID # 13170


WRIGHT, W. J.; Greenhouses; Their Construction and Equipment. New York, Orange Judd Publishing Company, 1950, revised edition, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; xvii, 269 pp, frontis, 128 illustrations from photos and drwgs, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, clean and fine in dj (bit rubbed, bit chipped at spine head, not price clipped).

Revised with much new material added, the author presents a detailed work on all aspects especially for commercial greenhouse. Of particular interest are the many illustrations of equipment and of construction techniques.

US$15. bookID # 10253


WRIGHT, Walter P.; Alpine Flowers and Rock Gardens, with notes on Alpine Plants at Home by William Graveson. New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1925, third edition with new color plates, first edition was 1910, small 4to [24.5 x 18.5 cm]; 292 pp, complete with 32 fine color plates (chromolithographs), mounted on art paper, from paintings, bw plates from photos, index, original half cloth and boards, gilt spine title lettering, rubbed at edge, very good+ solid and clean copy.

This well-known gardening writer and alpine expert provides a comprehensive work with full cultural directions and lists of species for different conditions, as well as excellent illustrations.

US$20. bookID # 6434


WRIGHT, Walter P.; Garden Trees and Shrubs, Illustrated in Colour. London, Headley Brothers, [1913], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; 337 pp, 32 color plates mounted on art paper, each with tissue guard and letterpress description, colored frontis, plus numerous black & white photo plates, folding garden plan, other plans, index, original blue pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine faded and bit stained, cover rubbed, slightly foxed on few leaves, interior clean and very good in good cover.

A still valuable covering a full range of shrubs and trees of all types, listing hundreds of varieties, beautifully illustrated.

US$22. bookID # 10820


WYMAN, Donald; Hedges, Screens & Windbreaks; Their Uses, Selection and Care. New York, McGraw Hill Book Company, Whittlesey House, [1938], First edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; xviii, 249 pp, numerous illustrations from photos on plates, other illus, plans, colored endpaper maps, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (chipped at spine ends, tear, not price clipped), interior is clean and fine, covers fine, in good jacket.

The author, horticulturist with Arnold Arboretum, describes the uses of hedges and screens, care after planting, ornamental hedges, protective hedges, size of plants, hedges for special situations, plants for special purposes and for particular regions, etc, with good lists of plants and several hundred described in detail. Well illustrated with some on topiary.

US$25. bookID # 12063


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