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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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