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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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], , 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, 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, 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.; 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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; 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


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


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


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


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, 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


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


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


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


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


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 (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$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


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


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, 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


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