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

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

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

US$24. bookID # 11756


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


BERLEPSCH, H.; The Alps or Sketches of Life and Nature in the Mountains. London, Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1861, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; iv, iv, 407 pp, tinted frontis and 16 plates, lightly tinted as issued, contemporary half green leather, gilt title lettering on spine, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilted, original ribbon bookmark, covers rubbed at edges, but very good with clean near fine interior, very minor foxing on some leaves.

BMC II:1044.637. The author describes the geography, forests, alpine roses, valleys, clouds, waterfalls, mountain snowstorms, red snow, avalanches, glacier, alpine summits, mountain passes and alpine roads, the hospices, chalet life, the Alp horn, Alpine feasts, village life in the mountains, etc, with excellent illustrations.

US$190. bookID # 7868


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

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

US$600. bookID # 9004


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

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

US$70. bookID # 11459


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

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

US$120. bookID # 9189


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

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

US$27. bookID # 12141


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


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


FOLEY, Daniel J.; The Flowering World of "Chinese" Wilson. London, The Macmillan Company, [1969], First edition, 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; xv, 334 pp, frontis, plates from photos, bibliography, index, original 2 color, pictorial cloth with gilt lettering on spine, dj (price clipped, spine lightly faded), else a fine, clean copy.

Ernest Henry Wilson was one of the greatest plant hunters of his time, collected and introduced thousands of plants including lilies, rhododendrons, cherries, primroses, trees, etc based on his expeditions in China and Japan. We now take many of these plants for granted in our landscape. He later became the director of the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. Foley provides a good biography, well-illustrated and with selections from Wilson's many books.

US$22. bookID # 13276


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


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

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

US$170. bookID # 13222


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

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

US$110. bookID # 6479


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

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

US$290. bookID # 13221


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

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

US$180. bookID # 7587


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

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

US$170. bookID # 7509


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

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

US$18. bookID # 6447


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

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

US$8. bookID # 5065


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

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

US$15. bookID # 8591


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

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

US$120. bookID # 8828


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

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

US$100. bookID # 9426


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


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


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


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


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

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

US$10. bookID # 10066


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

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

US$10. bookID # 13746


ROCKWELL, F. F., 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


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

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

US$20. bookID # 10564


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

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

US$25. bookID # 12142


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

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

US$10. bookID # 9558


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

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

US$30. bookID # 12799


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

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

US$55. bookID # 13819


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; The Complete Flower Paintings & Drawings of Graham Stuart Thomas, With an Essay and Notes by the Artist. London, Thames and Hudson, [1987], First edition, first printing, 4to [31.5 x 26 cm]; xxiv, 184 pp, frontis, 57 fine color plates from paintings, 170 illustrations, map of hardiness zones for Canada and USA, original cloth, gilt cover design, gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dj (not clipped), fine, clean, unmarked.

Stuart, one of the most influential gardeners of the twentieth century, winner of numerous awards including an O. B. E., as well as a talented artist who paints from in-depth knowledge of the plants, here presents his excellent paintings especially of perennials, shrubs, roses and other flowers. The appendices list his principal works, the plants he introduced or promoted, his writings and illustrations, books, journals, hardiness zones in the US and Canada for the plants he illustrated, etc. There is also an essay, "An American Perspective on the Artist's Work" by James J. White and the author's essay on flowers and flower painting. A most attractive large format production.

US$22. bookID # 13382


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

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

US$40. bookID # 13534


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

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

US$20. bookID # 5693


THOMSON, 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


WICKSON, E. J.; California Garden Flowers, Shrubs, Trees and Vines being Mainly Suggestions for Working Amateurs. San Francisco, Pacific Rural Press, 1915, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 14 cm]; 262, [ii, ads] pp, 12 plates from photos, other illustrations and garden plans from drwgs, index, original pictorial cloth, spine and front cover with title lettering, very slightly rubbed at spine edge, bookplate on endpaper, else clean and fine copy.

The author, professor of horticulture at the University of California and author of numerous gardening books, describes the California conditions and cultural conditions, the garden year and growing lawns, ground covers, roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, herbaceous plants, bulbs, flowers for hot and dry regions, water plants, shrubs, palms, shade trees, climbing plants, etc, all in detail, suitable for Mediterranean gardens.

US$20. bookID # 9480


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


WRIGHT, John; The Flower Grower's Guide. London, J. S. Virtue & Co., [1897], First edition, first printing with date on preface, 4to [28.5 x 23 cm]; 3 volumes, xii, 352; viii, 352; x, 370 pp, 46 fine colored lithographed (chromolithograph) on art paper, from paintings, hundreds of engraved illustrations, index, contemporary half morocco, gilt spine title lettering and gilt decorations, edges rubbed, one cover a little spotted, internal hinges re-enforced, overall very good but interior is clean and near fine with good impressions of plates.

The attractive colored plates are from paintings by Marie Low and Gertrude Hamilton, and the other illustrations are from drawings by F. W. Burbidge, George Shayler and May Iggulden. An impressive work with a large section on orchids and including all aspects of flower growing and all types of flowers, flowering shrubs and trees, sub-tropical growing, roses, borders, seasons, propagation, azaleas, greenhouse growing, marketing, etc. Later printings had no date on preface and some were bound in 6 volumes instead of three but with same content.

US$500. bookID # 13421


WRIGHT, Richardson; The Practical Book of Outdoor Flowers. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1924, First edition, thick 8vo [23 x 17.5 cm]; xxix, 319, [viii, publisher's ads] pp, colored frontis from painting with tissue guard, color plates, 163 other plates from photos, garden plans, index, original pictorial cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, top edge gilted, bookplate removed from front pastedown, a fine and clean copy, unmarked.

A comprehensive and well-illustrated work covering all aspects of outdoor flowering plants, from perennials, borders, annuals, bulbs, tubers, roses, rock gardens, wild and water gardens, vines, trees, shrubs, window box gardens, city backyard gardens, formal design, Japanese gardens, old fashioned gardens, etc.

US$12. bookID # 12137


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