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BOOKS ILLUSTRATED WITH FINE OR COLOUR PLATES

 

1. Alder, J. Birds and Flowers of the Castle of Mey and Balmoral. Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumbria University Press, 2003. 1st ed. 34.0 x 23.5 cms. 50 fine colour plates after watercolours by James Alder. Owner's inscription on front free end paper but excellent copy in similar dust wrapper. £40.00

 

2. Anon. Rose Leaves. London, Ernest Nister, [1904]. 20.0 x 16.0 cms. 22pp. printed in black and gold on art paper with chromolithograph decorations, mostly of roses, all edges gilt, decorative cloth with rose design over padded boards. Owner's inscription pasted on to front pastedown, slight soiling of end papers and binding.                                                                                               £15.00

 

3. Arader, G. The Redoute Album. London, Blossom, 1991. 1st ed. thus. 34.0 x 26.0 cms. 162 fullpage facsimile plates after Redoute including 84 bouquets never before published and a selection from the Lilies. Fine copy in similar dust wrapper.                                                   £40.00

 

4. Bicknell, C. Flowering Plants and Ferns of the Riviera. London, Trubner & Co., 1885. 8vo. 1st ed. 27.0 X 18.0 cm. 82 colour-printed litho plates, all edges gilt, 1/4 morocco with gilt lettering. Extremities slightly rubbed, sporadic foxing including slight spotting on many plates, but never obtrusive, owner's details on dedication leaf.                                                                                £375.00

 

5. Blunt, W. Tulips & Tulipomania. London, Basilisk Press, 1977. 1st ed. 28.4 x 20.5 cms. Limited ed. of 515 copies, signed by the author. With 13 black and white reproductions of earlier illustrations and 16 tipped-in colour plates after paintings by Rory McEwen. Bound in 1/4 pressed morocco with patterned cloth covered boards, cloth covered slipcase.  Very slight yellowing of the tipped-in colour plates but otherwise a fine copy.                                                                                                            £160.00

Apologies for my poor photography. Please note difference in shade across the top of the image is a shadow!

 

6. Britten, J. European Ferns. London, Cassell & Co. no date c.1880. 1st ed in book form. 27.0 x 21.0 cms. 30 chromolithograph plates, other illustrations. Ex library copy, with library boards and amateur spine, usual library stamps but plates not stamped although some with slight marginal soiling. A complete working copy competitively priced.                                                                         £50.00

 

7. Burbidge, F.W. The Narcissus: Its History and Culture. London, L.Reeve & Co. 1875. 8vo. 1st ed 25.0 x 16.5 cms. 48 hand-coloured litho plates. With a scientific review of the whole species by J.G.Baker. Original gilt and blindstamped cloth. Spine faded with ends and inner hinges repaired, slight darkening of paper from edges plates clean and bright with all tissue guards present. Owner's  inscription on front free end paper, fore corners rubbed. A decent copy of a scarce book.                      £800.00

 

8. [Catlow, M.E.] as "E.M.C." Popular Geography of Plants. London, Lovell Reeve, 1855. 1st ed. 16.0 x 12.0 cms. Edited by Charles Daubeny. 20 colour plates printed by Vincent Bookes, gilt and blindstamped cloth. Extremities slightly rubbed, inner hinges repaired, slight darkening of pages from outer edges.       £45.00

 

9. [Cooper, S.F.] but published anonymously. Rural Hours. New York, Putnam, 1851. 4th ed. 21.0 x 15.0 cms. 21 hand-coloured tissue-guarded plates including titlepage vignette, full morocco with gilt and darker brown stamping, all edges gilt. Sporadic foxing, occasional light staining, corners slightly rubbed, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, owner's inscription on front free end paper, small section cut out of top of front free end paper, but a pleasing copy.                                                              £70.00

 

10. Cowles, F. The Life and Times of the Rose. London, Chapmans, 1991. 1st Ed. 20.0 x 18.0 cms. Coloured illustrations by the author with other coloured photographic illustrations. Without dust wrapper as issued. Owner's inscription on front free end paper.                       £6.00

 

11. Curtis, W. The Botanical Magazine Volumes 1 - 14. London, printed by Stephen Couchman for the author, 1793- 99. 1st ed. 20.5 x 12.5 cms. Volumes 1 - 14 bound in 7, 504 hand coloured plates. Contemporary full calf with gilt lettering to spine. Some rubbing and some splitting to spine ends and hinges, but stitching in all volumes intact, upper board of vol 1 detached. Occasional offsetting, a few plates lightly marked.                                                                                          £5850.00

 

12. Deakin, R.: Florigraphia Britannica. Volumes 1 - 3. London, Groombridge, 1857. Rep. Volumes 1 - 3 (excluding cryptograms which were in vol 4). 260 hand-coloured plates (figures 1-1567). Contemporary 1/4 morocco with gilt lettering to spines, all edges gilt. Extremities rubbed, slight bubbling of cloth, slight sporadic foxing, many plates marked by owner with date and place of finding the plants, owner's name on front free end paper of vol 1.                                                                         £175.00

 

13. Dykes, W.R. The Genus Iris. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1913. 1st ed. 44.0 x 28.5 cms. 48 tissue-guarded colour plates, original 1/4 morocco with cloth covered boards and gilt lettering, top edge gilt. Corners slightly rubbed, lower board scratched, some browning of paper towards edges, owner's bookplate on pastedown. An excellent copy of the scarce 1st edition.                      £800.00

 

14. Dykes, W.R. The Genus Iris. Atlas of Plates. London, Wheldon & Wesley, 1952. Reprint. 44.0 x 28.0 cms. 48 colour plates well reproduced form the 1st edition, original cloth with gilt lettering. Some foxing on end papers but plates clean. Unlike later reprints, reproduced full size.  £150.00

 

15. Ehret, G.D. Ehret's Flowering Plants. London, Webb & Bower, 1987. 1st ed. thus. 24.5 x 19.0 cms. 40 fine reproductions of Ehret's colour plates, laminated boards.      £7.00

 

16. Felsko, E. Portraits of Wild Flowers. Oxford, Bruno Cassirer, 1959. 1st ed. 24.0 x 16.0 cms. 140 colour plates after watercolours by the author. Preface by C.D.Darlington, notes edited by Hermia Clokie. Excellent copy in slightly worn dust wrapper.                                                  £30.00

 

17. Freeling, A. Flowers: Their Use and Beauty, Language and Sentiment. London, Darton & Co. 1851. 1st ed. 16.0 x 10.0 cms. 8 hand-coloured litho plates including additional litho titlepage, other vignette engravings and decorations, all edges gilt, gilt and blind stamped cloth. Corners slightly rubbed, owner's inscription on front free end paper, ms affectionate address on v. of frontis, front inner hinge cracked, one plate stained in upper margin. The 1st edition is scarce.                                        £60.00

 

18. Gathorne-Hardy, R. Garden Flowers from Plates by Jane Loudon. London, Batsford, 1948. 1st ed. 23.0 x 18.0 cms. 16 excellent litho reproductions of Jane Loudon's plates. Paper-covered boards slightly faded and bumped, dust wrapper slightly darkened and frayed. Times Book Club stamp on rear end papers, end papers darkened.                                                                                £8.00

 

19. Heathcote, E.D. Flowers of the Engadine. Winchester, Warren & Son 1891. Royal 8vo. 27.5 x 18.0 cms. 224 hand coloured plates, gilt and green stamped cloth, all edges gilt. Spine faded, extremities slightly rubbed, small tear to outer lower hinge, owner's book label on front pastedown. Plates bright and clean quite scarce in coloured form.                                                                 £450.00

 

 

20. Hedrick, U.P. The Pears of New York. Albany, State of New York Dept. of Agriculture, 1921. 1st ed. 30.0 x 23.0cms. 80 colour plates, original cloth, gilt stamped lettering. Extremities slightly rubbed, some faint foxing, some pages have been loose and have been slightly frayed before being rebound in place, rear inner hinge neatly repaired.                                                                     £110.00

 

21. Hibberd, S. Familiar Garden Flowers. London, Cassells, no date c. 1884. Early edition. 185mm x 125mm. Series 1 and 2 complete. 40 chromolithograph plates by F.E.Hulme with tissue guards. In contemporary 1/2 calf with gilt lettering. Extremities slightly rubbed, some foxing but plates unaffected, one tissue guard torn with slight loss. Owner's inscription dated 1884. £40.00

 

22. Jamain, H. & Forney, E. Les Roses; Histoire - Culture - Description. Paris, J.Rothschild, 1873. 8vo. 2nd ed. 26.5 x 16.5 cms. 60 chromolithograph plates of roses, mostly with hand finishing, all tissue-guarded and some printed on tinted paper, many text wood engravings, contemporary full morocco with gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt. Corners very slightly rubbed, sporadic foxing not affecting plates which are bright and clean and finely coloured. Owner's book label on front pastedown and blind stamp on titlepage.                                                                                                          £1250.00

 

 

 

23. Johnson, C. British Poisonous Plants. London, John E.Sowerby, 1856. 1st ed. 19.0 x 12.0 cms. 28 hand coloured plates taken from "English Botany", 1/2 calf with marbled paper-covered boards. Extremities rather rubbed with spine ends frayed, some offsetting, slight foxing but plates generally clean.        £60.00

 

24. Lindley, J. Rosarum Monographia; or, A Botanical History of Roses. London, printed for James Ridgway, 1820. 1st ed. 25.5 x 15.5 cms. 18 hand coloured and one other plate by the author, original boards, later spine with recent paper label. Fore corners rubbed, owner's details on upper board and front free end paper, slight foxing and offsetting but pages uncut with resulting wide margins.           £950.00

 

25. Lowe, E.J. Our Native Ferns. London, G.Bell & Sons, 1874. 8vo. 3rd ed. 25.0 x 16.0 cms. 2 vols. 79 colour-printed plates by Fawcett of Driffield, original gilt and blindstamped cloth. Owner's details on first blank of each vol, spine ends frayed, corners slightly rubbed, a little light foxing, a few pencil annotations.                                                                                                            £140.00

 

26. Lowis, L. Familiar Indian Flowers. London, Reeve & Co., [1878]. 1st ed. 29.0 x 20.5 cms. 30 chromolithograph plates, original gilt stamped cloth, all edges gilt. Corners slightly rubbed, spine ends repaired, sporadic foxing but plates little affected.                      £350.00

 

 

27. M'Alpine, D. The Botanical Atlas. Edinburgh, W. & A.K.Johnston, 1883. 1st ed. 35.5 x 27.5 cms. 54 chromolithograph plates, original pictorial cloth, all edges tinted. Corners slightly rubbed, sporadic foxing but plates clean, inscription on front free end paper of vol 1 "with the author's compliments".       £100.00

 

28. Mallary, P. and F. A Redoute Treasury. 468 Watercolours from Les Liliacees. London, Dent, 1986. 1st ed. thus. 31.0 x 22.0 cms. 468 colour illustrations from Redoute. Excellent copy with slightly frayed dust wrapper.                                                                                             £20.00

 

29. Mathew, B. P.J.Redoute Lilies and related Flowers. London, Michael Joseph, 1982. 4to. 1st ed. 31.0 x 22.5cms. A selection of 109 colour illustrations from Redoute's Lilies, dust wrapper. Accompanying text by Brian Mathew with contributions from W.T.Stearn and W.P.Watson.     £12.00

 

30. Maw, G. A Monograph on the Genus Crocus. Atlas volume. London, Dulau, 1886. 1st ed. 4to. 32.5 x 26.0 cms. Atlas volume only, comprising 3 folding charts and 81 hand coloured litho plates, unbound as issued but contained in purpose made cloth folder. The 3 charts are torn at the folds, one is sellotape marked where a repair has been attempted. The colour plates are clean and bright with a few slight crease marks at some corners. The containing folder has one small tear and is slightly rubbed at corners. Newspaper cuttings and a letter form Barr & Sons seedsmen are pasted in to front pastedown of cover.             £900.00

 

 

31. Meikle, D. Wild Flowers of Cyprus. London, Phillimore, 1973. 1st ed. 43.0 x 28.0 cms. 40 fine colour plates after paintings by Elektra Megaw, original binding of simulated morocco with gilt lettering. Excellent copy but with head of spine bumped. With it foxed and creased copy of the prospectus.       £150.00

 

32. Meredith, L.A. Some of my Bush Friends in Tasmania. London, Day & Son, 1860. 1st ed. 36.6 x 26.5 cms. Additional chromolithograph title and decorations, 12 chromolithograph plates, original cloth with gilt decorations and lettering, all edges gilt. Some rubbing, slight soiling of contents, small tear in margin of extra titlepage, slight dampstaining at foot front end papers.              £250.00

 

33. Meredith, L.A. Some of my Bush Friends in Tasmania. London, Day & Son, 1860. 1st ed. 36.6 x 26.5 cms. Additional chromolithograph title and decorations, 12 chromolithograph plates, contemporary 1/2 morocco with gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt. Some rubbing, slight soiling of contents, slight dampstaining on top edge of some plates.                                  £250.00

 

34. Meredith, L.A. Bush Friends in Tasmania. London, Day & Son, 1891. 1st ed. 37.06 x 27.0 cms. Limited edition, 176/700, signed by the author. Additional chromolithograph title and decorations, 12 chromolithograph plates, original cloth with gilt decorations and lettering, all edges gilt. Some rubbing, spine relaid, slight soiling of contents, margins of two plates torn and reinforced, slight dampstaining  of these two plates, new end papers, owner's inscription on limitation page. £375.00

 

35. Moggridge, J.T. Contributions to the Flora of Mentone. London, Lovell Reeve & Co. 1874. 3rd ed. 25.0 x 15.0 cms. 99 hand-coloured litho plates, original giltstamped cloth. Extremities slightly rubbed, inner hinges and spine ends neatly repaired. Sporadic foxing but plates scarcely affected, old bookseller's catalogue entries pasted in on rear end paper.                                             £800.00

 

 

36. Moreton, C.O. The Auricula its History and Character. London, Ariel Press, 1964. 1st trade ed. 40.5 x 30.0 cms. 17 colour plates after paintings by Rory McEwen. Card covers, dust wrapper soiled and frayed, glassine outer wrapper in tatters. Contents clean and tidy. [An ex libary copy also available, in library hardback binding, with usual stamps but contents clean and plates unmarked. £45.00].        £60.00

 

37. Nash, J. English Garden Flowers. London, Duckworth, 1948. 4to. 1st ed.  28.00 x 21.00cms. 12 coloured litho prints by the author, cloth spine, paper-covered boards with design by John Nash, similar dust wrapper. Dust wrapper price-clipped and rather foxed, some light foxing of contents but not obtrusive, owner's inscription on front free end paper.                                                  £10.00

 

38. Paxton, J. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, volumes 1 - 6. London, Orr and Smith, 1834-39. 1st Ed. 23.0 x 15.5 cms. 6 volumes. 266 hand-coloured plates, 266 fine hand-coloured plates including some folding, contemporary gilt and blindstamped calf but with recent spines in keeping with the period. Edges of boards slightly rubbed, occasional light foxing. Plates bright and clean with tissue guards present. A good set of the first 6 volumes.                                                                              £3500.00

 

 

39. Paxton, J. and Lindley J. Paxton's Flower Garden. London, Cassell, 1882. 2nd Ed. 3 vols. 27.5 x 21.0 cms. 108 hand-coloured litho plates, original giltstamped decorative cloth. 2 plates have closed tears, 6 plates have small marginal dampstains which are not obtrusive, 1 plate is detached,  extremities slightly rubbed, with spine ends slightly frayed, inner hinges starting to crack, owner's name on 1/2 title of each volume.                                                                                             £950.00

 

40. Paxton, Sir J. and Lindley, J. Paxton's Flower Garden. London, Bradbury and Evans, 1853. 1st ed. 26.0 x 18.5 cms. 3 vols. 108 hand-coloured litho plates, recent 1/4 morocco with cloth covered boards. Ex library with usual stamps including stamps on virtually every plate, some leaves becoming loose with resulting fraying at some edges.                                                                   £650.00

 

41. Plues, M. Rambles in Search of Wild Flowers. London, Journal of Horticulture, 1863. 1st ed. 19.0 x 12.0 cms. 18 hand-coloured plates, original giltstamped cloth. Corners very slightly rubbed but an excellent copy. The 1st edition is not common and has better quality colouring. £75.00

 

42. Price, S. Illustrations of the Fungi of our Fields and Woods. London, Lovell Reeve & Co. 1865. 1st ed. Second Series only. 20 hand-coloured litho plates, original gilt and blindstamped cloth, later matching spine, inner hinges repaired, owner's bookplate on front pastedown.  £300.00

 

43. Prior, W.D. Roses and Their Culture. London, Routledge, [1878]. 1st ed. 16.0 x 10.0 cms. 8 chromolithograph plates, text illustrations. Gilt and blackstamped decorative cloth with embossed coloured rose on upper board, all edges gilt. Slightly rubbed, front inner hinge cracked and with sellotape mark where repair has been attempted.                                                              £50.00

 

44. Putnam, C. Flowers and Trees of Tudor England. London, Hugh Evelyn, 1972. 1st ed. 33.5 x 23.0 cms. 32 colour plates from the Ms Ashmole dated 1504. Fine copy in dust wrapper.            £7.00

 

45. Puydt, E.de. Les Orchidees. Paris, J.Rothschild, 1880. 1st ed. 26.5 x 17.0 cms. 50 chromolithograph plates, original 1/4 red morocco with gilt orchid flower decoration and gilt lettering to spine, matching red cloth boards, all edges gilt. Slightly rubbed, occasional light foxing or browning of paper but an excellent copy.                                                                                                          £1000.00

 

46. Reneaulme, P. de. Specimen Historiae Plantarum. Plantae Aeneis Expressae. Paris, H.Beys, 1611. 1st ed. 24.0 x 17.5 cms. 25 fullpage etchings, contemporary vellum, with later but not recent red leather lettering piece to spine. Minor paper repairs in two page margins, some browning of paper, some darkening of vellum, contemporary ms notes quoting Galen, Hippocrates etc on first blank, Sydney Cockerell's copy with his signature. Front free end paper is probably later. This copy is without the five poems by J.A.de Thou which are often present as Part II of this book although with separate tilepage and pagination. Blunt praises the etchings ".. of the highest quality..." [Plesch 639]                £1900.00

 

 

47. Rhind, W. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom. Glasgow, Blackie, no date c.1860. Rep. 25.5 x 16.0 cms. 22 hand coloured plates, 20 steel engravings. In 6 paperback divisions with cloth spines. Some fraying and discolouration but a complete copy of the first re-issue with colour plates. Scarce in original parts. £80.00

 

48. Robinson, W. (Editor). The Garden. London, The Garden, 1894-6. 1st ed.  Volumes 45, 46, 49 and 50. 104 chromolithograph plates, original giltstamped cloth. Cloth spotted, inner hinges cracking. Plates and contents bright and clean.                                                              £500.00

 

49. Robinson, W. (editor). Flora and Sylva. London, published for the author, 1903-1905. 1st ed. vols 1-3 (all published), 32.0 x 24.0 cms. 66 colour plates, many other illustrations, original blue cloth with gilt lettering, top edges gilt. Cloth very slightly marked and rubbed, slight browning of edges, some foxing but mostly restricted to tissue guards, one tissue guard torn, inner hinges cracked. A nice clean set.          £650.00

 

50. Schubert, Prof. Dr. G.H. von. Naturgeschichte des Pflanzenreichs. Esslingen, J.F.Schreiber, 1876. 3rd ed. 32.5 x 20.5 cms. 53 double page colour printed plates. New spine, some darkening of paper.               £50.00

 

51. Sitwell, S. Old Fashioned Flowers. London, Country Life, 1939. 1st ed. 24.5 x 180 cms.  11 coloured litho plates, coloured litho titlepage, uncoloured text illustrations and coloured dust wrapper all by John Farleigh. Occasional internal foxing but plates un-affected, dust wrapper frayed and rather grubby, owner's verse inscription on front free end paper.                                                  £25.00

 

52. Smith, Sir J.E. and Sowerby, J. English Botany or Coloured Figures of British Plants. London, for C.E.Sowerby, 1849 - 1854. 8vo. 22.5 x 13.0 cms. Mixed edition, vol 1 undated but stated 2nd ed., vols 2 to 7 1849-1854 3rd Ed. 1st issue (complete in itself containing only flowering plants, see Freeman 3455). 1618 hand-coloured engraved plates including some folding, rebound in black 1/2 calf with gilt decoration and lettering to spine, marbled boards, original cloth covers bound in to vol 1, new end papers. Some general light browning of paper, sporadic light foxing, a few pages of text and illustrations misbound, titlepage of vol 7 torn and repaired without loss, a few other marginal closed tears, some plates in vol 6 bound with stitch hole at foredge, boards slightly rubbed.                                                £850.00

 

53. Stern, F.C. A Study of the Genus Paeonia. London, RHS, 1946. Fo. 1st ed. 36.5 x 28.0cms. 15 colour plates by Lilian Snelling, drawings by Stella Ross-Craig and Lilian Snelling, original cloth with gilt decoration and lettering, top edge gilt.  Bookplate on pastedown.               £225.00

 

 

54. Swan, C. The Clutius Botanical Watercolors. New York, Abrams, 1998. 1st ed. 31.5 x 23.0 cms. Fine colour reproductions of 142 of the original watercolours. Excellent copy in dust wrapper.      £15.00

 

55. Thomas, G.S. The Complete Flower Paintings and Drawings of G.S.Thomas. London, Thames & Hudson, 1987. 4to. 1st ed. 30.5 x 25.0 cms. 58 colour and 112 other illustrations. Fine copy in very slightly marked dust wrapper.                                                                       £17.50

 

56. Thornton, R.J. Temple of Flora. London, Collins, 1972. 4to. rep. 29.5 x 21.0cms. 12 colour plates and 24 others, dust wrapper frayed, owner's name on front free end paper. A 4to reproduction of the Fo. ed of 1952.                                                                                                             £12.00

 

57. Van Houtte, L. and Lemaire, C. (editors). Flore des Serres et des Jardins de L'Europe. Ghent, published for the editors, c.1862. 1st ed. 24.0 x 17.0 cms. 67 chromolithograph plates, some heightened by hand, (24 folding, 43 single page). Bound without titlpage in contemporary textured cloth with gilt title on spine "Book of Flowers". Slight damp marks on upper board, end papers darkened and with slight fault in paper, frontis with 1/2inch tear along one fold, slight darkening of text pages, slight foxing and/or offsetting on tissue guards. Plates bright and clean                                                                   £620.00

 

58. W[ard], H.C. Wild Flowers of Switzerland. London, Sampson Low, 1883. Fo. 1st ed. 38.5 x 29.5 cms. 16 chromolithograph plates with tissue guards, recent 1/2 morocco with gilt lettering and decoration. A little light spotting but a near fine copy.                                                         £600.00

 

 

59. Walton, E. and Bonney, T.G. Flowers from the Upper Alps. London, W.M.Thompson, 1882. 5th Ed. 33.0 x 23.5 cms. 12 mounted chromolithograph plates of alpine flowers, original blue cloth binding heavily decorated in gilt with central white rondel, all edges gilt. Corners slightly rubbed, slight foxing but actual images not affected.                                                                       £175.00

 

60. Waterfield, M. (illustrator). Corners of Grey Old Gardens. Edinburgh, T.N.Foulis, 1922. New imp. 18.5 x 13.0cms. 8 tipped-in colour plates of gardens by Margaret Waterfield. Decorative paper-covered boards by Jessie King. Lacking front free end paper, spine ends slightly frayed.   £25.00

 

61. Waterfield, M.H. (illustrator). A Book of Gardens. London, T.N.Foulis, 1920. Rep. 16.0 x 11.0 cms. 8 tipped-in colour plates by Margaret Waterfield, decorations by A.W.Graham Brown. Paper-covered, decorated boards. Spine slightly faded, boards slightly bowed, end papers darkened, owner's details on front free end paper, corners slightly rubbed. With it remains of dust wrapper.                     £8.00

 

62. Weisz, J. Blumen der Alpen. Koningstein, Langwiesche, 1954. 1st ed. 26.5 x 19.0 cms. 48 fine colour plates, card covers, dust wrapper. Fine copy.                                  £8.00

 

63. Wooster, D. Alpine Plants. London, George Bell & Sons, 1874. 2nd ed. 250mm x 173mm. 54 chromolithograph plates by Fawcett of Driffield. 1st series only, with original gilt and blind stamped blue cloth. Corners slightly rubbed, spine ends slightly frayed. Internally a clean copy with very little foxing except on one plate.                                                                                                   £95.00

 

 

BOTANY

 

64. Allan, M. Darwin and his Flowers. London, Faber, 1977. 1st ed. 22.0 x 15.5 cms. Coloured and other illustrations, dust wrapper slightly frayed.                                        £10.00

 

65. Barrett, J.H. Field studies Vol 3 No. 4. London, Field Studies Council, London, 1972. 1st ed. 24.5 x 17.5 cms. Paperback. Includes study of vegetation of Dartmoor by S.D.W ard, A.D.Jones and M.Manton with coloured folding map.                                                                       £15.00

 

66. Blunt, W. The Compleat Naturalist. A Life of Linnaeus. London, Collins, 1971. 1st ed. 25.0 x 19.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                                    £6.00

 

67. Church, A.H. Introduction to the Plant-Life of the Oxford District. London, Humphrey Milford and Oxford University Press, 1922-25. 8vo. 1st ed. 26.0 x 16.0 cms. Parts 1 to 3 complete in original paper covers, illustrated. Covers darkened and slightly frayed.                           £15.00

 

68. Correvon, H. Fleurs de Champs et des Bois des Haies et des Murs. Geneve, Kundig, 1911. 1st ed. 20.5 x 15.0 cms. Pp. 225, 100 colour plates, pictorial covers. Some browning of paper, a few pencil annotations, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, extremities rubbed.        £10.00

 

69. Cribb, P.J. and others. The Genus Pleione. (Curtis's Botanical Magazine Vol 184, Part 3). Kew, Bentham-Moxon Trust, [1980]. 1st ed. 25.5 x 16.0 cms. colour and other plates, paper covers as issued.                                                                                                                 £8.00

 

70. Curtis, W. Botanical Magazine. London, Royal Horticultural Society, 1952. 1st ed. 24.0 x 15.8 cms. Unbound number in original wraps, Vol 169 Part 2. with fine colour plates and text illustrations. Internally clean but binding poor.                                                                                 £5.00

 

71. Darwin, C. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants. London, Murray, 1882. 8vo. 3th thousand. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Text illustrations, publisher's green cloth. Full contemporary calf binding  by Bickers with marbled edges and marbled end papers, contrasting label and gilt decoration to spine. Extremities rubbed, gilt decoration rubbed off top compartment of spine, owner's signature on front free end paper. [Freeman 839].                                                                                                  £100.00

 

72. Delile, A.R. Flore D'Egypte. Text volume. Paris, L"Imprimerie Imperiale, 1813. 1st ed. 39.5 x 25.5 cms. Text volume only, unbound, with it, by the same author, a later edition comprising 34pp and being Florae Aegyptiacae. Some slight browning of paper but generally clean in excellent solander case with leather label to spine.                                                                                              £50.00

 

73. Dickson, V. The Wild Flowers of Kuwait and Bahrain. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1955. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Maps, illustrations and 2 colour plates. Excellent copy in slightly frayed and darkened dust wrapper.                                                                                             £30.00

 

74. Godfrey, M.J. Monograph and Iconograph of Native British Orchidaceae. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1933. 1st ed. 31.0x 24.5 cms. 57 colour plates after watercolours by Hilda M. Godfrey, original cloth, top edge gilt. Dust wrapper darkened and slightly torn without major loss.                     £390.00

 

 

75. Gourlie, N.: The Prince of Botanists, Carl Linnaeus. London, Witherby, 1953. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated, errata slip inserted, dust wrapper. End papers slightly marked.       £15.00

 

76. Grey-Wilson, C. (editor). The Kew Magazine. Oxford, Blackwells for the Royal Botanic Garden, 1984. 8vo. 1st ed. 24.0 x 15.5cms. Vol 1 part2. Colour plates and text drawings, thick paper covers. Excellent condition.                                                                                              £5.00

 

77. Grey-Wilson, C. (editor). The Kew Magazine. Oxford, Blackwells for the Royal Botanic Garden, 1991. 1st ed. 24.0 x 15.5cms. Vol 8 parts 1-4. Colour plates and text drawings, thick paper covers. Excellent condition.                                                                                                               £10.00

 

78. Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. Flora of Bhutan. Vol 1, Part 1. Edinburgh, Royal Botanic Garden, 1983. 1st ed. 20-.0 x 14.5 cms. Maps, many line drawings, card covers. Excellent copy.             £10.00

 

79. Guinea Lopez, E. and Ceballos Jimenez, A. Elenco de la Flora Vascular Espanola (Peninsula y Baleares). Madrid, Icona, 1974, 1st ed. 29.5 x 20.0 cms. Gilt stamped cloth. Spine faded. Stamped with compliments of the author. Text in Spanish.                             £30.00

 

80. Hepper, F.N. Pharaoh's Flowers. The Botanical Treasures of Tutankhamun. London, HMSO, 1990. 1st ed. 24.5 x 19.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, card covers.  £12.00

 

81. Hind, W.M. The Flora of Suffolk. London, Gurney and Jackson, 1889. 1st ed. 18.0 x 11.0 cms.  2page coloured map. Ex library in stout library binding with usual marks and stamps, a few stamps on text pages. Apart from library markings a sound clean copy.                           £40.00

 

82. Holttum, R.E. Plant Life in Malaya. London, Longmans, 1969. 1st paperback ed. 21.5 x 14.0 cms. Line drawings. Card covers slightly creased.                                           £6.00

 

83. Huxley, A. and Taylor, W.: Flowers of Greece and the Aegean. London, Chatto & Windus, 1977. 8vo. 1st ed. 20.4 x 13.5 cms Pp. vi + 180. Maps, coloured and a few other illustrations, dust wrapper. Excellent copy.                                                                                                               £12.00

 

84. Huxley, A.J. Flowers in Greece an Outline of the Flora. London, RHS, 1969 Rev. ed. 22.2 x 14.2 cms. Pp. 44 with 6pp colour plates, paper covers faded.                               £5.00

 

85. Kent, D.H. List of Vascular Plants of the British Isles. London, Botanical Society of British Isles, 1992. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Paper covers, excellent copy.          £8.00

 

86. Kredel, F. (illustrator). Glass Flowers from the Ware Collection. New York, Harcourt Brace, 1940. 1st ed. 21.5 x 14.0 cms. 16 colour plates by Fritz Kredel, paper-covered boards. Dust wrapper slightly frayed, owner's details on front free end paper.                                            £8.00

 

87. Lenz, L.W. Hybridization and Speciation in Pacific Coast Irises. Aliso, 1959. Offprint, 23.5 x 15.5 cms. 72pp illustrated booklet with paper covers. Covers creased and a little grubby.           £15.00

 

88. Lenz, L.W. Iris Tenuis S. Watts. A New transfer to the Subsection Evansia. Aliso, 1959. Offprint from June 1959, 23.5 x 14.5 cms. 10pp illustrated booklet, paper covers, a little grubby.              £6.00

 

89. Lenz, L.W. A Revision of the Pacific Coast Irises. Aliso, 1958. Offprint, 23.5 x 15.5 cms. 72pp illustrated booklet with paper covers. Covers creased and a little grubby. Inscribed by the author on upper cover.                                                                                                                 £8.00

 

90. Levy, R. Wild Flowers of Japan. A Field Guide. Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1995. 1st ed. 19.0 x 13.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, card covers. Excellent copy.        £15.00

 

91. Lindley, J. and Moore, T. The Treasury of Botany. London, Longmans, 1866. 1st ed. 16.5 x 10.0 cms. 2 vols. 20 full page engravings, many text illustrations, original cloth with gilt and blind stamping. An excellent set.                                                                                                      £35.00

 

92. Martineau, R.A.S. Rhodesian Wild Flowers. London, Longmans, 1953. 1st ed. 4to. 25.0 x18.0 cms. 35 coloured plates by Margaret H. Phear. Extremities slightly rubbed, dust wrapper torn with some loss, card from donor of book sellotaped to front free end paper, end papers darkened.             £7.50

 

93. Mathew, B. Offprints from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 1970-1975. Kew, RHS, 1970-1975. Rep. 25.0 x 15.5 cms. Offprints from the magazine, Vol 178, Part 1 (Hellebore Argutifolius), Vol 180, part 1 (Rigidella Orthantha, Iridaceae), Vol 180, part 1 (Iris Afghanica, Iridaceae), Vol 180, part 1, (Crocus Baytopiorum, Iridaceae), Vol 180, part 2, (Crocus Cyprius, Iridaceae), Vol 180, part 2, (Tigrida Selerana, Iridaceae), Vol 180, part 3, (Crocus  Alatavicus, Iridaceae), Vol 180, part 4, ( Crocus Gargaricus, Iridaceae), Vol 180, part 4, Romulea Atrandra, Iridaceae). Each 2-3 pages of text with one colour plate, stapled paper covers, some a little creased.                                                                                      £20.00

 

94. Polunin, O. Flowers of Greece and the Balkans: A Field Guide. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1987. 8vo. 1st paperback ed. 216mm x 140mm.  Many colour and some other illustrations, maps, card covers.                                                                                                               £30.00

 

95. Polunin, O. and Smythies, B.E. Flowers of South-West Europe. A Field Guide. London, OUP, 1973. 8vo. 1st Ed, 21.5 X 14.0cms. Many coloured and other illustrations, dust wrapper.             £30.00

 

96. Polunin, O. and Walters, M. A Guide to the Vegetation of Britain and Europe. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1985. 4to. 1st ed. 26.5 x 21.5 cms. Colour plates, maps and text drawings. Exlibrary with usual stamps but a little read copy in excellent dust wrapper.                  £7.50

 

97. Ross-Craig, S. Drawings of British Plants. London, Bell & Sons, 1948-74. 1st ed. 24.0 x 15.0 cms. 8 vols and Index, line drawings throughout, original publisher's cloth. An excellent set.            £200.00

 

98. Ross-Craig, S. Drawings of British Plants. [Odd parts] London, G.Bell & Sons, 1948-1974. 8vo. 1st ed. 24.0 x 15.0cms. Line drawings throughout by the author. Parts 1 to 12, 15-17, 19, 21-27, 29, 30 and index. Original parts in paper binding as issued,usually some wear,  index in publisher's cloth with dust wrapper but ex library with usual markings. To be sold in individual parts, priced according to condition and scarcity.  From…                                                                                                 £3.00

 

99. Simpson, F.W. Flora of Suffolk. Ipswich, Suffolk Naturalist's Soc, 1982. 1st Ed. 21.4 x 15.0 cms. Pp. xiv + 535. Many colour and a few other illustrations, dust wrapper. Fine copy.          £45.00

 

100. Stace, C. New Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1991. 1st ed. 21.3 x 13.2 cms. Pp. xxx + 1226. Illustrated. Limp plastic covers, small tears at inner hinges otherwise an excellent copy.                                                                                                   £18.00

 

101. Step, E. Wild flowers Month by Month in Their Natural Haunts. Darlington, North of England Newspapers, c.1908. Rep. but first ed. by this publisher, 21.0 x 14.0 cms. 4 colour plates, other illustrations. Extremities slightly worn, cloth slightly soiled, owner's name on pastedown.        £7.50

 

102. Taylor, G. Farnham Mires: A Notable Botanical Locality. Arbroath, T.Buncle, 1944. Rep. 21.5 x 14.0 cms. 4pp offprint from North Western Naturalist of 1944, paper covers rather creased.          £5.00

 

103. Turrill, W.B. and Sealy, J.R. Hooker's Icones Plantarum, Volume XXXIX, Parts 1 and 2. Studies in the Genus Fritillaria (Liliaceae). Kew, Bentham-Moxon Trustees, 1980. 8vo. 1st ed. 248mm x 155mm. Plates numbers 3801 to 3850 by Stella Ross-Craig, slightly faded paper covers as issued.              £40.00

 

104. Walden, B.M. Wild Flowers of Hong Kong around the Year. Hong Kong, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University and Chung Chi College, 1977. 4to. 1st ed. 26.5 x 20.5 cms. Coloured frontis and 83 colour plates after paintings  by Beryl M. Walden. Excellent copy in tidy dust wrapper.          £15.00

 

105. Willett, W. British Wild Flowers and Their Garden Varieties. London, Ward Lock, no date c.1937. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Number 2, Primroses, Cowslips, Pansies and Peas; number 4, Cornfield Flowers; number 6, Roses, Pinks and Bellflowers. All in pictorial card covers, number 6 rather worn, each with coloured illustrations by Amy D.Webb.                                           £10.00

 

106. Worsdell, W.C. The Principles of Plant-Teratology. London, Ray Society, 1915-16. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.0 cms. 2 vols. Many plates, text illustrations. Ex library, in stout library binding of 1/4 morocco, usual library marks, unobtrusive blind stamps on plates.                                   £25.00

 

 

FERNS AND FUNGI

 

107. Ahmadjian, V. and Hale, M.E. (editors). The Lichens. New York, Academic Press, 1973. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated. Corners slightly rubbed, owner's signature on front free end paper and price on pastedown, dust wrapper protected but creased, rubbed and frayed with slight loss.              £75.00

 

108. [Bosanquet, E.] (editor). A Plain and Easy Account of the British Ferns. London, Robert Hardwicke, [1855]. 2nd ed. 16.0 x 10.0 cms. 9 uncoloured engraved plates, original blindstamped cloth on card covers with gilt lettering and all edges gilt, slightly faded and with slightly worn extremities. Owner's details on front free end paper.                                                                                  £15.00

 

109. Brightman, F.H. The Oxford Book of Flowerless Plants. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1974. Rep. 24.0 x 17.5 cms. Pp. viii, 208. Many colour plates. Dust wrapper price-clipped.           £10.00

 

110. Brown, D.H., Hawksworth, D.L. and Bailey, R.H. (editors). Lichenology: Progress and Problems. London, Academic Press, 1976. 1st ed. 23.0 x 14.5 cms. Illustrated. Excellent copy in slightly worn dust wrapper.                                                                                             £15.00

 

111. Clark, M.C. A Fungus Flora of Warwickshire. London, British Mycological Society, 1980. 1st ed. 23.5 x 16.0 cms. Paper covers faded and slightly worn.                            £8.00

 

112. Dalby, D.H., Hawksworth, D.L. and Jury, S.L. (editors). Horizons in Lichenology. London, Academic Press, 1988. Reprinted from Botanical Journal of Linnean Society. 25.5 x 18.0 cms. Illustrated and with maps, thick paper covers.                                                                  £6.00

 

113. Duncan, J.B. A Census Catalogue of British Mosses. Berwick-on-Tweed, Britsh Bryological Society, 1926. 2nd ed. 21.0 x 14.0 cms. 66 paperback, fine copy.           £15.00

 

114. Dyer, A.F. and Page, C.N. Biology of Pteridophytes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol 86. Edinburgh, Royal Society of Ediburgh, 1985. 1st . 25.0 x 17.0 cms. Paperback, a few text diagrams, slight wear.                                                                                           £8.00

 

115. Fitter, R. and A. Collins Guide to Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Ferns of Britain and Northern Europe. London, Collins, 1992. Rep. 19.0 x 11.5 cms. Colour illustrations, card covers.            £9.00

 

116. Galloway, D.J. Flora of New Zealand Lichens. Wellington, Hasselberg, 1985. 1st ed. 20.5 x 14.0 cms. 8 colour plates, end paper maps, dust wrappers.                             £10.00

 

117. Gardiner, W. Twenty Lessons on British Mosses. Second Series. London, Longmans, 1849. 1st ed. 18.0 x 10.5 cms. 25 specimens of dried mosses stuck on pp., gilt and blindstamped cloth. Cloth lightly spotted but a pretty good copy with all specimens intact. The second series is scarce.         £60.00

 

118. Hansen, E.S. Greenland Lichens. Copenhagen, Rhodos, 1995. 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, card covers.                                                                  £12.00

 

119. Heath, F.G. The Fern World. London, Sampson Low, 1877. 1st ed. 20.0 x 13.5 cms. Photographic frontis,12 colour printed plates, 3 fullpage engravings, other illustrations, pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. Owner's details on front free end, slight foxing and soiling of cloth but a crisp bright copy of the scarce 1st ed.                                                                                                               £35.00

 

120. Hibberd, S. The Fern Garden. London, Groombridge, 1875. 8vo. 5th ed. 18.0 x 11.5cms. 8 colour printed plates, other illustrations, gilt and black stamped cloth, all edges gilt. Owner's details on pastedown, extremities very slightly rubbed but an excellent bright copy.       £15.00

 

121. Moore, T. A Popular History of British Ferns and Allied Plants. London, Routledge 1859. 3rd Ed. 16.0 x 12.0 cms. 20 hand coloured plates, gilt and blind stamped cloth. Occasional light foxing  but clean bright copy.                                                                                                   £20.00

 

122. Newman, E. A History of British Ferns. London, Swan Sonnenschein, no date c.1880. 3rd Ed. 22.0 x 13.5 cms. xvi, 344pp. Many text illustrations. Original gilt and blindstamped cloth. Extremities slightly rubbed, spine ends slightly frayed, inner hinges repaired, owner's details on 1/2 title with inscription dated 1882, slight foxing of first and last few leaves.                                                    £15.00

 

123. Pegler, D.N. Agaric Flora of the Lesser Antilles. London, H.M.Stationery Office, 1983. 1st ed. 24.5 x 15.5 cms. Line drawings. Card covers slightly creased.              £20.00

 

124. Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., and James, P.W. Checklist of Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland. London, British Lichen Society, 1993. 1st ed. 25.0 x 16.0 cms. 75pp paperback supplement to Bulletin no. 72.                                                                                                                 £6.00

 

125. Rea, C. British Basidiomycetae. A Handbook to the larger British Fungi. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1922. 1st ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Extremities slightly rubbed, many pencil annotations, inner hinges cracked, owner's details on front free end paper.             £12.00

 

126. Rickard, M. Garden Ferns. Newwton Abbot, David & Charles, 2002. 1st paperback ed. 26.0 x 19.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, card covers.                                     £6.00

 

127. Seaward, M.R.D. Lichen Flora of the West Yorkshire Conurbation. Leeds, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, 1974. Rep. from Proceedings. 24.5 x 17.0 cms. Card covers.          £6.00

 

128. Seaward, M.R.D. A Lichen Checklist of the West Riding Conurbation. Leeds, Trinity and All Saints' Colleges, 1972. 1st ed. 25.0 x 20.0 cms. 14pp card covered pamphlet.           £6.00

 

129. Seaward, M.R.D. A Checklist of Yorkshire Lichens. Leeds, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, 1994. Rep. from Proceedings of the Society. 24.5 x 17.0 cms. Card covers.   £6.00

 

130. Seaward, M.R.D. and Hitch, C.J.B. Atlas of the Lichens of British Isles. Volume 1. Cambridge, Institute of Terrestial Ecology, 1982. 1st ed. 29.5 x 20.5 cms. 176 maps, card covers.              £12.00

 

131. Smith, A.J.E. Provisional Atlas of the Bryophytes of the British Isles. Huntingdon, Institute of Terrestial Ecology, 1978. 1st ed. 30.0 x 21.0 cms. 105 maps, card covers with ring binding.     £10.00

 

132. Stark, R.M. A Popular History of British Mosses. London, Routledge [1860] 2nd Ed. 165.0 x 12.0 cms. 20 hand coloured plates, gilt and blindstamped cloth. Occasional foxing, extremities slightly rubbed, owner's bookplate on pastedown and signature on titlepage, 1 +plate torn and repaired without loss.            £20.00

 

 

ALPINES AND ROCK PLANTS

 

 133. Anon. Report of the Second International Rock Garden Conference. Bedford, Rush and Warwick, 1951. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.0 cms. Illustrated, hard covers. Owner's name on pastedown.                       £6.00

 

134. Anon. Alpines of the Americas. Report of the First Interim International Rock Garden Conference. Seattle, American Rock Garden Society, 1976. 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, card covers.                                                                                                  £8.00

 

135. Bird, R. (editor). Alpine Gardening. A run. Cranbrook, Alpine Garden Society, 1986-1990. 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.5 cms. Numbers 1 to 9, illustrated and in paper covers, clean set.  £10.00

 

136. Bird, R. (editor). A Century of Alpines. Sixth International Rock Garden Conference. Warwick, Rock Garden Conference, 1991. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Colour illustrations, card covers.            £8.00

 

137. Bothmam, S. The Alpine House. Bedford, Rush & Warwick, 1938. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated. Spine faded, end papers darkened, owner's name on front pastedown.           £6.00

 

138. Charlesworth, G.B. The Opinionated Gardener, Random Offshoots from an Alpine Garden. Boston (Mass.), Godine, 1988. 1st ed. 23.0 x 14.5 cms. Illustrated with drawings by L.L.Foster. Dust wrapper slightly torn.                                                                                                       £6.00

 

139. Clark, W.A. Alpine Plants. London, Upcott Gill, 1907. 2nd ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Frontis, folding chart, original giltstamped cloth. Some foxing on end papers, slight darkening of paper.      £8.00

 

140. Correvon, H. and Robert, P. The Alpine Flora. London, Methuen, no date c.1911. 8vo. Edition not known. 21.0  x 14.0cms. Uncoloured frontis and 100 colour plates, original cloth. Dust wrapper torn with slight loss, owner's blind address stamp on 1/2 title.                              £10.00

 

141. Corsar, K.C.  and others (editors). Journal of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, Vol 1, No 1 to Vol 25 part 4. Edinburgh, Scottish Rock Garden Club, 1950-1998. Nos 1 to 6 reprint, Nos 7 onwards 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms. But lacking nos. 9-16 inclusive. With 3 index vols 1-19, 20- 69 and 70-93. Many illustrations, some in colour. All in original paper covers, some early numbers faded and slightly frayed but generally in good condition.                                                                                          £225.00

 

142. Corsar, K.C.  and others (editors). Journal of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, Vol 1, No 1 to Vol 28 part 1. Edinburgh, Scottish Rock Garden Club, 1950-2003. Nos 1 to 6 reprint, Nos 7 onwards 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms.  With 3 index vols 1-19, 20- 69 and 70-93. Many illustrations, some in colour. All in original paper covers, some early numbers faded and slightly frayed but generally in good condition.           £250.00

 

143. Edwards, A. Rock Gardens. How to Plan and Plant them. London, Ward Lock, 1949. New ed. 20.5 x 14.5 cms. 8 colour plates and many other illustrations and diagrams, dust wrapper price-clipped and slightly worn. Presentation letter and inscription from donor to owner on pastedown and front free end paper.         £6.00

 

144. Elliott, J. Alpines in the Open Garden. London, Christopher Helm, 1991. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Colour plates and line drawings by Duncan Lowe, price-clipped dust wrapper.           £8.00

 

145. Elliott, R.C. (editor). The World of Rock Plants. report of the 4th International Rock Garden Conference. Woking, Alpine Garden Society, 1971. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated, card covers.        £5.00

 

146. Evans, A. Alpines '81 Report of the 5th International Rock Garden Plant Conference. Nottingham, Alpine Garden Society, 1981. 1st ed. 21.5 x 14.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, card covers. £8.00

 

147. Farrer, R. The Rock Garden. London, Jack, no date c.1911. 21.0 x 15.0 cm. 8 colour plates. Extremities rubbed, lower board soiled in one corner. Number 15 in Present Day Gardening Series.       £6.00

 

148. Foster, H.L and L.L. Cuttings from a Rock Garden. New York, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.5 cms. Drawings by L.L.Foster, dust wrapper partly faded.  £8.00

 

149. Heath, F.G. Garden Rockery How to Make, Plant and Manage it. London, Routledge, 1908. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated. Cloth slightly faded.                                      £9.00

 

150. Heath, R.E. Alpine Plants under Glass. London, John Gifford, 1951. 1st ed. 19.5 x 12.5 cms. Illustrated. Spine and part boards faded, owner's name on front pastedown.   £6.00

 

151. Hills, L.D. The Propagation of Alpines. London, Faber 1950. 8vo. 1st Ed. 22.0 x 13.5 cms. Coloured frontis and many other illustrations. Dust wrapper darkened and slightly frayed, owner's details on front pastedown.                                                                                         £12.00

 

152. Ingwersen, W. Manual of Alpine Plants. London, Cassell, 1994. Rep. 23.5 x 15.5  cms. Card covers.                                                                                                                 £6.00

 

153. Irving, W. and others (editor). Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society. Numbers 1- 291. Alpine Garden Society, 1930- 2003. 1st ed. 19.5 x 12.0 cms. (with some slight variation). Illustrated, latterly with colour. Vols 1 - 7 uniformly  bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and with original covers and adverts bound in, vols 8-14 uniformly bound in slightly darker green cloth with gilt lettering but without the original covers and adverts, (the heads of the spine of this part of the run mostly have small tears ) vols 15-71 number 1 in original paper covers, slight wear but generally clean and tidy. Four hardback index vols covering vols 1-50, (one with cloth spotted). [Some duplicate hardback index volumes and vol 3 of Bulletin also available].         £250.00

 

154. Irving, W. and others (editor). Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society. Numbers 1- 288. Alpine Garden Society, 1930- 2002. 1st ed. 19.5 x 12.0 cms. (with some slight variation). Illustrated, latterly with colour. All in original paper covers, some wear and soiling to some of the earlier numbers but generally clean and tidy. Four hardback index vols covering vols 1-50, (one with cloth spotted).                           £100.00

 

155. Jenkins, E.H. The Rock Garden. London, Country Life, 1920. 8vo. Rev. enlarged ed. Coloured frontis, many other illustrations. Binding faded, corners slightly rubbed.    £8.00

 

156. Jenkins, E.H. The Small Rock Garden. London, Country Life, 1913. 8vo. 1st Ed. Coloured frontis, many other illustrations. Spine faded and with head of spine torn.          £6.00

 

157. Jenkins, E.H. and Sanders, T.W (editor). Rock Gardens and Alpine Plants. London, Collingridge, no date, c.1912. Ed. not known, 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Well illustrated.     £6.00

 

158. Malby, R.A. The Story of my Rock Garden. London, Headley Bros. [1912]. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. 4 tipped-in colour and many other plates, original cloth. Spine ends slightly frayed, some browning of paper, owner's details on front pastedown.                                                  £8.00

 

159. Maynard, C. An Alpine Meadow. Edinburgh, printed by Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier for the author, [1912]. 2nd imp. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. 14 tipped-in colour plates including one on upper board. Extremities rubbed, slight browning of end papers.                                             £8.00

 

160. Mitchell, P.J. The Sempervium & Jovibarba Handbook. Burgess Hill, Sempervivum Society, 1973. 1st ed. 30.0 x 21.0 cms. 12 tipped-in colour plates, 44pp, ring bound, printed on card and with card covers. Covers slightly grubby. With it F.W.A.Burch's catalogue of Sempervivums for 1983.                           £12.00

 

161. Robertson, F.W and McElvie, A. Scottish Rock Gardening in the 20th Century. Comrie, Scottish Rock gardening Club, 200. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, card covers.            £6.00

 

162. Schroter, L. Taschenflora des Alpen-Wanderers. Zurich, Albert Rausten, no date c.1893. 8vo. 4th Ed. 20.5 x 13.0 cms. 18 colour printed plates, pictorial cloth. Slight wear, some browning of paper, a few light pencil markings.                                                                                   £8.00

 

163. Sutton, A.M. and others (editor). American Rock Garden Society Bulletin. A broken run. New Jersey, American Rock Garden Society, 1966-1999. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Numbers from Vol 24 No. 1 to Vol 57 no. 2 but lacking vol 40 no. 4. with Index covering vols 1-50 and the History by Marnie Flook for the years 1934-1995. All in original paper covers and in clean condition.  £50.00

 

164. Takeda, H. Alpine Flowers of Japan. Tokyo, Sanseido Company, 1938. 1st ed. 19.0 x 12.5 cms. Many illustrations, original cloth. Three previous owner's details on front pastedown.             £25.00

 

165. Thomas, G.S. The Rock Garden and its Plants. From Grotto to Alpine House. London, Dent, 1989. 1st ed. 26.0 x 19.0 cms. A few colour and many other illustrations, dust wrapper. £10.00

 

166. Thomas, G.S. The Rock Garden and its Plants. London, Dent, 1898. 1st ed. 26.0 x 19.5 cms. Many colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                                   £12.00

 

167. Thonger, C. The Book of Rock and Water Gardens. London, John Lane, [1907]. 1st ed. 19.0 x 12.5 cms. Original pictorial cloth. End papers browned, blindstamped "Review Copy" on titlepage.          £6.00

 

168. Various. Alpine Garden Society Booklets. London, Alpine Garden Society, various dates. Various booklets viz. Alpines in Pots, Silver-foliaged Plants, Bulbs under Glass, Ericaceous and Peat Loving Plants, A Gardener's Guide to Sedums, Handbook of Rock Gardening, Portraits of Alpine Plants, Alpines in Sinks and Troughs, The Genus Lewisiana, Saxifrages, and Catalogue to the Alpine Garden Society's Library. All in card or paper covers and in sound condition. Each...                     £2.00

 

169. Wright, W.P. Alpine Flowers and Rock Gardens. London, Headley Bros, [1910]. 1st Ed. 22.5 x 16.0 cms. 40 tipped-in colour plates, other illustrations, pictorial cloth.  An excellent good bright copy of the 1st ed.                                                                                                              £25.00

 

170. Wright, W.P. Alpine Flowers and Rock Gardens. London, Headley Bros, 1913. New Ed. 22.5 x 16.0 cms. 40 tipped-in colour plates, other illustrations, pictorial cloth.  Extremities rubbed and cloth slightly soiled but inscribed by Walter Ingwersen.                                           £10.00

 

 

HERBS, HERBALS AND PLANT LORE.

 

171. Allardyce, P. A-Z of Companion Planting. London, Cassell, 1993. 1st ed. 26.0 x 18.5 cms. Many colour illustrations by Sue Ninham, dust wrapper.                                    £10.00

 

172. Anon. Iris, Calamus and Sedges. no publisher or date stated, c1920. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. 22pp paperback booklet on medicinal and culinary qualities of the plants, without covers (probably as issued), last page consists of advert for Dandelion Tea etc with "A special line in Poultry Herbs for producing large quantities of eggs". Not in Copac.                                                                         £25.00

 

173. Barton, B.J. and Castle, T. The British Flora Medica. A History of Medicinal Plants in Great Britain. London, Chatto & Windus, 1877. 8vo. 2nd ed. 22.0 x 14.0cms. 48 colour-printed plates, original cloth. Spine faded, extremities slightly rubbed, spine ends slightly frayed, inner hinges beginning to crack.  This edition revised by J.R.Jackson.                                                                 £120.00

 

174. Chomel, N. Dictionaire Oeconomique: or The Family Dictionary. London, printed for D.Midwinter, 1725. 1st ed. 32.0 x 19.0cms. 2 vols. Translated from the French 2nd ed. Vol 1 [viii], 482, vol 2 [ii], 556pp. titlepages printed in red and black, numerous woodcuts in text, full contemporary calf with gilt decoration to spines which have raised bands and contrasting labels. Spines relaid, corners repaired, boards slightly scratched, owner's bookplates on pastedowns. A very pleasing set. The work covers inter alia, medical remedies, gardening, husbandry and cookery but also manufacture, weights and measures etc.      £950.00

 

 

175. Crow, W.B. The Occult Properties of Herbs. London, Aquarian Press, 1971. 2nd imp. 18.5 x 11.5 cms.  Dust wrapper slightly frayed and price-clipped.                             £10.00

 

176. Culpeper, N. Complete Herbal. London, Thomas Kelly, 1828. Rep. 4to 27.0 x 20.0cms. 40 hand coloured plates, full contemporary calf, later but not recent spine with gilt lettering, fore corners repaired. Portrait frontis. Some finger soiling and small repairs of text and plates, but a decent copy of the more desirable 40 plate edition.                                                             £180.00

 

177. Culpepper, N. The British Herbal and Family Physician. Halifax, Nicholson, no date c.1820 Rep. 20.0 x 12.0 cms. 52 hand coloured herb plates, 7 sepia anatomical plates. Two works in one, the Herbal [ii], 421pp, the Physician, 317pp. Professionally rebound in 1/2 calf with marbled paper-covered boards, gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Paper rather darkened, titlepage and p1/2 repaired at edge, offsetting on some plates, some finger soiling. An interesting copy that has been well restored.    £300.00

 

178. de Bray, L. Fantastic Garlands. An Anthology of Flowers and Plants from Shakespeare. Poole, Blandford Press, 1982. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Many colour illustrations by the author, dust wrapper.                                                                                                                 £7.00

 

179. Duncan, A. The Edinburgh New Dispensatory. Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute, 1810. 5th Ed. 21.0 x 12.5 cms. 6 engraved plates, contemporary full calf with gilt decoration and lettering. Occasional slight foxing, binding slightly rubbed. A pleasing copy.                                       £80.00

 

180. Folkard, R. Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics. London, Sampson Low, 1884. 8vo. 1st ed. 226mm x 145mm. 6 plates, text illustrations, blackstamped cloth. Spine relaid, slightly rubbed, ex school library but marks only on front end papers, some foxing on end papers, but a good copy of a scarce and important work. [Freeman 1223]                                                                               £140.00

 

181. Franck, G. Companion Planting. Wellingborough, Thorsons, 1983. 8vo. 6th thous. 21.5 x 15.5 cms. Illustrated, card covers.                                                                       £8.00

 

182. Friend, H. Flowers and Flower Lore. London, Swan Sonnenschein, 1886. 8vo. 3rd ed. in one volume. 21.0 x 14.0cms. Text engravings, original giltstamped cloth, top edge gilt. Titlepage foxed, spine ends slightly frayed, owner's details on front free end paper, front inner hinge crudely repaired but a robust working copy.                                                                                                               £15.00

 

183. Gerard, J. Gerard's Herbal. The Essence thereof Distilled. London, Minerva, 1974. 2nd ed. 2nd imp. 26.0 x 18.5 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown.      £20.00

 

184. Grieve, Mrs M. A Modern Herbal. London, Tiger Books, 1992 Rep. 23.5  x 15.0 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper slightly creased.                                                                  £12.00

 

185. Hampton, F.A. The Scent of Flowers and Leaves. London, Dulau, 1925. 8vo. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.5CmS. Cloth spine with paper label, paper-covered boards. Slight wear to head of spine.     £20.00

 

186. Hatfield, G. Country Remedies. Traditional East Anglian Plant Remedies in C20th. Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 1994. 1st ed. 23.5 x 15.0 cms. Text illustrations, price-clipped dust wrapper.            £8.00

 

187. Hill, Sir J. The Family Herbal. Bungay, C.Brightly, 1812 Rep. 21.0 x 12.5cms. 54 hand coloured plates, full contemporary marbled calf with gilt decoration and contrasting label to spine. Spine relaid with new leather lower board, fore corners rubbed, slight sporadic foxing and some browning and finger soiling of paper. Not a bad copy of a book which is usually rather well worn.  [Henrey 828].                    £185.00

 

 

188. Holman, H.J. A Survey of Insecticide Materials of Vegetable Origin. London, Imperial Institute, 1940. 1st ed. 24.5 x 15.0 cms. Cloth spine with paper-covered boards. Binding slightly worn and soiled, owner's details on front free end paper.                                                                    £15.00

 

189. Hooper, M. Herbs and Medicinal Plants. London, Kingfisher, 1984. 1st ed. 19.0 x 12.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, laminated boards, without dust wrapper as issued.  £6.00

 

190. Jordan, M. A Guide to Wild Plants. The Edible and Poisonous Species of the Northern Hemisphere. London, Millington, 1976. 1st ed. many colour illustrations, dust wrapper slightly creased.     £8.00

 

191. Launert, E. The Hamlyn Guide to Edible & Medicinal Plants of Britain and Northern Europe. London, Hamlyn, 1989. 4th imp. 19.0 x 11.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, card covers in plastic wallet.       £6.00

 

192. Leyel, Mrs C.F. Compassionate Herbs. London, Faber, 1946. 1st ed. 22.0 x 13.0 cms. Illustrated by Mildred E. Eldridge. Dust wrapper torn with slight loss and discoloured.          £10.00

 

193. Leyel, Mrs C.F. The Magic of Herbs. London, Cape, 1938. Rep. 20.0 x 13.0 cms. Dust wrapper frayed, darkened and price-clipped, extremities slightly faded and rubbed, top edge dusty. The titlepage states "With a frontispiece", but this edition was published without one.         £15.00

 

194. Leyel, Mrs C.F. Elixirs of Life. London, Faber, 1948. 8vo. 1st Ed. 22.0 x 13.0 cms. Drawings by Mildred E.Eldridge. Owner's inscription on front free pastedown.               £6.00

 

195. Maple, E.: The Secret Lore of Plants and Flowers. London, Robert Hale, 1980. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Illustrations by Valerie Croker, price-clipped dust wrapper.           £6.00

 

196. Meyrick, W. The New Family Herbal. Birmingham, Thomas Pearson, 1790. 1st ed. 20.5 x 12.5 cms. 14 hand-coloured plates, 1/2 calf with marbled paper-covered boards, later but not recent calf spine with contrasting label. Extremities rubbed, some browning of paper. [Henrey 1092 containing leaf with two unnumbered pages consisting of a publisher's advertisement and a list of errata].                    £450.00

 

 

197. Miller, J. Botanicum Officinale; Or a Compendious Herbal. London, printed for E.Bell etc, 1722. 1st ed. 19.0 x 12.0 cms. Recent 1/2 calf with marbled paper-covered boards. Titlepage supplied in facsimile, Hh1 torn with loss loss of paper but no loss of text, fore edge of first few leaves dampstained. [Henrey 1095. The author Joseph Miller was an apothecary of note and for some years "Praefectus Horti and Demonstrator of Plants" at the Chelsea physic garden].                                         £200.00

 

198. Sharpe, S. Liontooth. The Story of a Garden. London, Beautiful Books, 2006. 1st ed. 25.0 x 19.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                            £7.00

 

199. Storck, A. A Second Essay on the Medicinal Virtues of Hemlock. London, printed for T.Becket  etc, 1761. 1st ed. 23.0 x 14.0 cms. Modern professional rebind in paper-covered boards, pages uncut with some dust at edges. Lacking 4th leaf of prelims. Scarce, more commonly found as part 2 of a larger work published in 1762.                                                                                            £200.00

 

 

200. Taylor, G. Saints and their Flowers. London, Mowbray, 1956. 1st ed. 20.0 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Spine slightly faded, end papers  spotted.                                                   £8.00

 

201. Thornton, J. A Family Herbal. London, printed for R. and R.Crosby, 1814. 2nd ed. 23.0 x 13.0 cms. 262 wood engravings by Thomas Bewick after drawings by Henderson (The titlepage calls for 258 illustrations), 64  of these are coloured in all or part with contemporary colouring. Rebound in 1/2 calf with marbled paper-covered boards. Titlepage and frontis supplied in facsimile, dedication leaf repaired, some pages of index and dedication leaf are darkened. Three hand coloured small flower engravings from another work are pasted in to first blank.                                                                    £250.00

 

202. Tobyn, G. Culpeper's Medecine. A Practice of Western Holistic Medecine. Shaftesbury, Element, 1997. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.   £12.00

 

203. Turner, R. Botanologia. The British Physician: or The Nature and Vertues of English Plants. London, printed for Obadiah Blagrave, 1687. 2nd ed. 16.0 x 10.0 cms. [viii], 363, [29]. But lacking frontispiece and pp. 3-14 inclusive, rebound at a later date but not recently with crude leather spine and paper covered boards, rubbed and worn. [Henrey 363]                                                        £75.00

 

204. Walker, W. All the Plants of the Bible. London, Lutterworth Press, 1959. 8vo. 1st ed. 23.5 x 15.0 cms. Coloured frontis and 114 other plates. Dust wrapper frayed and discoloured, front end papers spotted.      £8.00

 

 

PLANT HUNTING

 

205. Bor, E. Adventures of a Botanist's Wife. London, Hurst & Blackett, 1952. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.5cm. Illustrated, map end papers. Clean copy.                                          £6.00

 

206. Briggs, R.W. 'Chinese' Wilson. A Life of Ernest H.Wilson 1876-1930. London, HMSO, 1993. 4to. 1st ed. 188mm x 244mm. Coloured and other illustrations, dust wrapper.  £20.00

 

207. Cooper, R.E. et al. George Forrest, V.M.H. Edinburgh, Scottish Rock Garden Club, 1973. Reprint. 23.0 x 165cms. Illustrated. Spine slightly faded.                                     £20.00

 

208. Cox, E.H.M. Plant-Hunting in China. London, Collins, 1945. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5cms. Coloured frontis, other plates. Cloth rather soiled. [book club edition and ex library copy also available].            £8.00

 

209. Fletcher, H.R. A Quest for Flowers. The Plant Explorations of Frank Ludlow and George Sherriff. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1976. Rep. 23.5 x 15.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, maps. Clean copy on slightly frayed dust wrapper. Inscribed by Sir George Taylor.           £40.00

 

210. Fletcher, H.R. A Quest for Flowers. The Plant Explorations of Frank Ludlow and George Sherriff. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 1976. 1st ed. 23.5 x 15.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, maps. Dust wrapper slightly frayed.                                                            £50.00

 

211. Fortune, R. A Residence among the Chinese. London, Murray, 1857. 8vo. 1st ed. 22.0 x 14.0cms. Frontis and 4 tissue-guarded plates, original blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Corners rubbed, spine ends frayed, inner hinges cracked, small split to lower outer hinge, owner's name on r. of frontis, slight darkening at edges of pp but a clean copy internally in worn but original binding.         £350.00

 

 

212. Fortune, R. A Journey to the Tea Countries. London, Mildmay, 1987. Facsimile rep. of 1st ed. Map, litho plates and text illustrations, paperback, excellent condition.        £17.50

 

213. Fortune, R. Three Year's Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China. London, Mildmay Books, 1987. Facsimile rep. of 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Frontis and two litho plates, paperback. Very slight signs of wear.                                                                                                   £14.00

 

214. Fortune, R. Three Year's Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China. London, Murray, 1847. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. Frontis and two litho plates, contemporary gilt and blindstamped cloth. Spine relaid, owner's bookplates on front free end paper and pastedown, "Cawthorn's ...Public Library" label affixed to upper board and front pastedown, some light foxing.                            £240.00

 

215. Handel-Mazzetti, H. A Botanical Pioneer in South-West China. Brentwood, David Winstanley, 1996. 1st UK ed. 29.5 x 20.5 cms. Illustrated, paper covers.                        £15.00

 

216. Hutchinson, J. A Botanist in Southern Africa. London, P.R.Gawthorn, 1946. 1st ed. 24.0 x 15.0 cms. Coloured frontis, many other illustrations, maps. Original cloth rather rubbed and a little slack.          £20.00

 

217. Illingworth, J. & Routh, J. (editors). Reginald Farrer. Dalesman, planthunter, gardener. Lancaster, University of Lancaster, 1991. 1st ed. 24.0 x 18.0 cms. Illustrated, card covers.          £8.00

 

218. Kingdon Ward, F. Plant Hunting on the Edge of the World. London, Cadogan Books, 1985. Rep.  21.0  x 14.5cms. Map. Paper covers. Excellent copy.                                 £7.00

 

219. Kingdon Ward, F. The Land of the Blue Poppy. London, Cadogan, 1986. Rep. 21.0 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated and with maps, paperback. Excellent copy.                  £15.00

 

220. Kingdon Ward, F. The Mystery Rivers of Tibet. London, Cadogan Books, 1986. Rep. 21.0 x 14.5 cms. Maps, paperback. Excellent copy.                                                     £7.00

 

221. Kingdon Ward, F. Pilgrimage for Plants. London, Harrap, 1960. 8vo. 1st Ed. 21.0 x 13.5cms. Illustrated, end paper plans. Spine faded. Includes useful bibliography of Kingdon Ward's works.                       £8.00

 

222. Lancaster, R. Plant Hunting in Nepal. London, Croom Helm, 1981. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Coloured and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                 £7.00

 

223. Lancaster, R. In Search of the Wild Asparagus. London, Michael Joseph, 1983. 1st ed. 24.0 x 18.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                                    £6.00

 

224. Lyte, C. The Plant Hunters. London, Orbis, 1983. 8vo. 1st ed. 232mm x 150mm. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                                     £10.00

 

225. McLean, B. A Pioneering Plantsman. AK Bulley and the Great Plant Hunters. London, H.M.Stationery Office, 1997. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.     £20.00

 

226. Stearn, W.T (editor). John Lindley 1799-1865. Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club, 1999. 1st Ed. 25.0 x 17.0 cms. Many coloured and a few other illustrations, dust wrapper. Fine copy.         £10.00

 

227. Swinson, A. Frederick Sander: The Orchid King. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1970. 1st Ed. 23.5 x 15.5 cms. Illustrated. Dust wrapper faded.                                     £10.00

 

228. Wilson, E.H. A Naturalist in Western China. London, Cadogan Books, 1986. Rep. 21.0 x 14.5 cms. 2 vols in one, map, paperback. Excellent copy.                                £12.00

 

 

GARDEN DESIGN AND HISTORY

 

229. Alexander, R. & Pasley, A. du G. The English School of gardening. London, Joseph, 1987. 1st ed. 26.0 x 18.5 cms .Many colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.      £6.00

 

230. Allan, M. Tom's Weeds. The Story of Rochford's and Their House Plants. London, Faber, 1970. 8vo. 1st Ed. 210 x 13.5 cms. Colour frontis, other illustrations. Dust wrapper slightly frayed and grubby.         £6.00

 

231. Anon. Garden Carpentry. London, Evans, n.d. c.1950 1st ed.24.5 x 18.0 cms. 46pp illustrated paperback booklet. Some darkening of paper and signs of use.  £8.00

 

232. Balston, M. The Well-Furnished Garden. London, Mitchell Beazley, 1990. 1st paperback ed. 25.5 x 25.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, covers slightly creased.        £12.00

 

233. Bennett, A. (translator). Roses for an Empress. London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1983. 1st ed. 26.0 x 20.0 cms. Many colour illustrations after Redoute and others. Dust wrapper price-clipped and slightly frayed.     £7.00

 

234. Bisgrove, R. The National Trust Book of the English Garden. London, Penguin, 1992. 1st paperback ed. 24.5 x 19.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations. Excellent copy. £12.00

 

235. Bisgrove, R. The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll. London, Frances Lincoln, 1992. 3rd imp. 25.0 x 25.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                          £10.00

 

236. Brown, J. Beatrix. The Gardening Life of Beatrix Jones Farrand 1872-1959. London, Viking 1995. 1st ed. 28.0 x 21.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.   £10.00

 

237. Cecil, Hon. Mrs E. (Mrs Amherst). A History of Gardening in England. London, Murray, 1910. 8vo. 3rd ed. 22.5 x 14.5cms. Well illustrated, original giltstamped cloth. An excellent copy of the best edition of this classic work.                                                                                      £60.00

 

238. Clark, H.F. The English Landscape Garden. London, Pleiades, 1948. 1st Ed. 21.0 x 16.5 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper torn and slightly foxed.                               £9.00

 

239. Clarke, E. Water Features for Small gardens. London, Ward Lock, 1998. 1st ed. 26.0 x 20.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                       £6.00

 

240. Connolly, S. and Dillon, H. (editors). In an Irish Garden. London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1986. 1st paperback ed. 28.0 x 22.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, card covers.     £6.00

 

241. Cooke, D. and McNicol, P. A History of Flower Arranging. Oxford, Heinemann in association with National Flower Arranging Association, 1989. 1st ed. 27.5 x 21.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                                             £18.00

 

242. Cory, R. The Horticultural Record. London, J. & A. Churchill, 1914. 1st ed. 29.0 x 22.5 cms. 117 colour  and 71 photographic illustrations, original cloth, leather label to spine with gilt lettering. Corners rubbed, cloth slightly patchy, free end papers creased, inner hinges splitting. Described as "consisting of coloured and half-tone reproductions of the most interesting and valuable Flowers, Plants, Shrubs, Groups and Rock Gardens exhibited at the Royal International Horticultural Exhibition 1912 accompanied by contributions on the progress of horticulture since....1866.                                    £320.00

 

243. Crisp, Sir F. Medaeval Gardens. New York, Hacker Books, 1966. Rep. 28.0 x 21.0 cms. 2 vols in one. Well illustrated. Pencil inscription on front free end paper, slight foxing on spine.        £75.00

 

244. Dartington Hall Ltd (publishers). Gardens Catalogue. Totnes, Dartington Hall Ltd, no date c.1930. 18.0 x 24.0 cms. 224pp catalogue, card covers, many attractive illustrations in either scraperboard or wood engraving by unknown artist but with monogram possibly OILLY. Booklet on landscape gardening in rear pocket which contains coloured illustrations in style of John Nash. In poor condition with considerable dampstaining but with spare copy of the booklet. An attractive and unusual catalogue.           £25.00

 

245. Druitt, L. and Shoup, G.M. Landscaping with Antique Roses. Newtown (US), Taunton Press, 1992. 1st ed. 27.5 x 21.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, laminated boards.  £10.00

 

246. Druse, K. The Collector's Garden. Designing with Extraordinary Plants. London, Thames & Hudson, 1996. 1st ed. 28.0 x 21.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.             £12.00

 

247. [Falconer, W.] (ascribed to). An Historical View of the Taste for Gardening and Laying-out of Grounds among the Nations of Antiquity. London, printed for C.Dilly, 1783. 8vo. 1st ed. 20.5 x 12.5 cms. [4], 67, [1]. Published anonymously but ascribed to William Falconer (1744-1824). Contemporary 1/2 calf with marbled paper-covered boards. Some unsightly foxing, extremities rubbed with some loss at spine ends. This copy belonged to Henrietta Falconer, the author's wife and is signed by her. Scarce.         £250.00

 

248. Fearnley-Whittingstall, J. Rose Gardens. Their History and Design. London, Chatto & Windus, 1989. 1st ed. 27.5 x 21.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.   £7.00

 

249. Flemer, W. III. Nature's Guide to Successful Gardening and Landscaping. Columbia, University of South Carolina Press, no date (1988). 8vo. rep. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated, paperback. Excellent copy. A useful American publication not readily available in UK.                            £6.00

 

250. Fletcher, H.R. The Story of The Royal Horticultural Society 1804-1968. Oxford, Oxford University Press for RHS, 1969. 8vo. 1st ed. 23.5 x 15.0 cms. 4 colour and 24 other plates. Dust wrapper frayed and rubbed.                                                                                                               £10.00

 

251. Genders, R. Growing Old-Fashioned Flowers. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1975. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. 4 colour plates by Mary McMurtrie and 27 others, dust wrapper.   £10.00

 

252. Genders, R. Collecting Antique Plants. London, Pelham Books, 1971. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms.  Illustrated, dust wrapper slightly rubbed and price-clipped.            £6.00

 

253. Green, A.R. Sundials, Incised Dials or Mass-Clocks. London, SPCK, 1926. 8vo. 1st ed. 135mm x 215mm. 16 plates and some text diagrams, original cloth. Sporadic light foxing, club stamp on front fee end paper but an excellent copy.                                                             £50.00

 

254. Grigson, G. Gardenage or the Plants of Ninhursaga. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1952. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.5  x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Dust wrapper frayed and darkened.     £6.00

 

255. Hadfield, M, Harling, R. and Highton, L.: British Gardeners. A Biographical Dictionary. London, Zwemmer and Conde Nast, 1980. 4to. 1st ed. 30.0 x 22.0 cms. Many colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper slightly worn, edges of cloth faded.                                  £20.00

 

256. Hadfield, M. Pioneers in Gardening. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1955. 8vo. 1st ed. 20. 5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated by the author. Cloth faded, dust wrapper faded and frayed.       £6.00

 

257. Hanmer, Sir Thomas, The Garden Book of Sir Thomas Hanmer. London, Gerald Howe, 1933. 1st ed. printed from the original ms. of 1659. 23.0 x 17.0 cms. Limited ed. of 900 copies. Colour frontis, two other illustrations. Intro. by E.S.Rohde. Original cloth, top edge gilt, dust wrapper slightly frayed and darkened, owner's inscription on front free end paper.                                   £75.00

 

258. Harris, J. Gardens of Delight. The Rococo English Landscapes of Thomas Robins the Elder. London, Basilisk Press, 1978. 1st ed. 2 vols. Text vol 29.0 x 42.0 cms. Plate vol 43.0 x  57.5 cms. Limited ed. 179/515. Colour plates and illustrations in both volumes. Text volume is in fine condition, plate volume is slightly dampstained on cloth only of fore lower corners, the 15 fine colour plates in this volume are mounted on thick paper and this has resulted in slight bubbling. Both volumes are in separate slipcases which show slight signs of wear, the slipcase of the plate volume also being dampstained in one corner.             £450.00

 

259. Harvey, J. Early Nurserymen. London, Phillimore, 1974. 8vo. 1st Ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper slightly worn.                                                                        £20.00

 

260. Harvey, J. Early Gardening Catalogues. London, Phillimore, 1972. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Plates and facsimiles of catalogues. Dust wrapper slightly worn.           £25.00

 

261. Hobhouse, H. Seeds of Change. Five Plants that Transformed Mankind. London, Sidgwick Jackson, 1985. 8vo. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. A few illustrations, dust wrapper. Excellent copy.             £9.00

 

262. Howe, B. Lady with Green Fingers. London, Country Life, 1961. 8vo. 1st Ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. front free end paper removed but otherwise clean copy.                £8.00

 

263. Hunt, J.D. and Willis, P. The Genius of the Place. The English Landscape Garden 1620-1820. London, Paul Elek, 1975. 1st ed. 24.0 x 16.5 cms. Many illustrations. Ex library copy with usual marks but with protected dust wrapper.                                                                    £15.00

 

264. Huxley, A. (editor).: The Financial Times Book of Garden Design. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1975. 1st ed. 24.5 x 23.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations. Dust wrapper very slightly worn.           £6.00

 

265. Jackson, A. Garden Furniture Design & Construction. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1988. 1st ed. 27.5 x 21.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper. Inscribed by the author.           £10.00

 

266. Jekyll, G. Flower Decoration in your House. Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club, 1982. Rep. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, slight wear to dust wrapper.    £10.00

 

267. Jekyll, G. and Weaver, L. Gardens for Small Country Houses. London, Macmillan, 1983. Rep. in paperback of the 1981 edition published by the Antique Collectors Club. 27.0 x 21.0 cms. Illustrated. Crease in upper card cover.                                                                          £15.00

 

268. Johnson, K. Gardener's City. A History of the Letchworth Allotments & Horticultural Association 1906-1996. Letchworth, Letchworth Allotments & Horticultural Association, 1966. 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.5 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper.Fine copy, inscribed by the author.   £12.00

 

269. Kamm, J. Joseph Paxton & The Crystal Palace. London, Methuen, 1967. 8vo. 1st ed. 18.45 x 12.0 cm. Text illustrations by Faith Jacques, price-clipped dust wrapper.    £8.00

 

270. Leighton, A. American Gardens in C18th. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1976. 8vo. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated. Dust wrapper slightly grubby and frayed.                      £15.00

 

271. Leighton, A. Early English Gardens in New England. London, Cassell, 1970. 1st UK ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated, decorative end papers. Dust wrapper slightly soiled and frayed.        £10.00

 

272. Lewis, C. (editor). The Making of a Garden. Gertrude Jekyll Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club, 1984. 4to. 1st in this form. 27.0 x 21.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper. An anthology of Gertrude Jekyll's writings, illustrated with her own photographs and drawings and watercolours by contemporary artists.                                                                           £8.00

 

273. Lycett-Green, C. and Sykes, C. The Front Garden. London, Elm Tree Books, 1981. 4to. 1st ed. 21.0 x 18.0 cms. Colour illustrations throughout, price-clipped dust wrapper.               £6.00

 

274. Mabey, R. The Flowering of Kew. 350 Years of Flower paintings from...[Kew]. London, Century, 1988. 4to. 1st ed. 26.0 x 19.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.     £10.00

 

275. MacLeod, D. The Gardener's London. London, Duckworth, 1972. 8vo. 1st ed. 23.0 x 17.0 cms. Coloured frontis, other illustrations, dust wrapper slightly frayed and soiled.      £6.00

 

276. Massingham, B. Turn on the Fountains. The Life of Dean Hole. London, Gollancz, 1974. 8vo. 1st ed. 225mm x 150mm. Colour frontis., other illustrations, dust wrapper price-clipped and slightly frayed, owner's signature on front free end paper.                                                      £6.00

 

277. Mawson, T.H. The Art and Craft of Garden Making. London, Batsford, 1912. 5th ed. revised and enlarged. 35.5 x 24.0 cms. Colour frontis, many illustrations, original gilt and green stamped cloth, top edge tinted green. Slight dampstaining on lower margin of inner rear cover and similar place on last 40 pages but neither text nor illustration affected, dust wrapper present but tattered.               £360.00

 

278. Maxwell, Sir H. Scottish Gardens. London, Arnold, 1911. 8vo. new ed. 22.5 x 17.0 cms. 32 colour plates by Mary G.W.Wilson, original decorative cloth slightly rubbed, soiled and spotted, lacking front free end paper.                                                                                                 £12.50

 

279. Mercer, F.A. & Hay, R. Gardens and Gardening. The Studio Garden Annual Volume 4, Rock, Wall & Water. London, Studio, no date c.1953. 1st ed. 24.5 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated. Dust wrapper frayed, owner's label on pastedown.                                                                            £6.00

 

280. Mercer, F.A. & Hay, R. (editors). Gardens and Gardening. The Studio Garden Annual Volume 5, Labour-Saving Planning & Planting. London, Studio, 1954. 1st ed. 24.5 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated. Boards slightly marked, owner's ink annotation on front free end paper.    £6.00

 

281. Needham. J. Science and Civilisation in China. Volume 6: Biology and Biological Technology. Part I: Botany. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1986. 1st ed. 24.5 x 19.0 cms. ppxxxii,718 + 89 illustrations & 2 tables. Excellent copy in slightly worn dust wrapper.     £80.00

 

 

282. Perry, M.H. So You Want to Plan your Garden. London, C. Arthur Pearson, 1947. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Illustrations and plans. Extremities slightly rubbed, dust wrapper torn.      £6.00

 

283. Phillips, R. and Foy, N. A Photographic Garden History. London, Macmillan, 1997. 1st paperback ed. 29.0 x 21.5 cms.  Coloured illustrations, card covers.                   £15.00

 

284. Plumptre, G. The Garden Makers. The Great Tradition of Garden Design from 1600 to the Present Day. London, Pavilion, 1993. 1st ed. 25.0 x 22.0 cms. Colour illustrations. Corner of upper board bent, same corner of dust wrapper torn and creased.                                       £10.00

 

285. Poole, S.J.: The Housing Estate Garden. London, Collingridge, 1953. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Text illustrations, dust wrapper slightly soiled and frayed.                     £10.00

 

286. Pugh, S. Garden Nature Language. Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1988. 1st ed. in paperback. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated, card covers.                   £20.00

 

287. Rankin, Major, R. The Royal Ordering of Gardens. London, Nelson, no date c.1909. 1st ed. 19.0 x 13.0 cms. Folding coloured plan, original cloth with gilt lettering. Owner's details at head of titlepage.       £10.00

 

288. Rix, M. The Art of the Botanist. Guildford & London, Lutterworth Press, 1981. Fo. 1st ed. 33.5 x 23.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper price-clipped and slightly frayed.     £15.00

 

289. Russell, S. The Stapeley Book of Water Gardens. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1985. 1st ed. 24.5 x 19.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper. Inscribed "To Bob Pearson with the Compliments of the Directors of Stapeley Water Gardens".                           £6.00

 

290. Sieveking, A.F. The Praise of Gardens. A Prose Cento, collected and in part Englished. London, Elliott Stock, 1885. 8vo. 1st Ed. 17.5 x 10.5 cms. Original giltstamped cloth. A commonplace book of garden literature with an introduction by E.V.B. Corners slightly rubbed, spine faded and slightly skewed, some darkening of paper.                                                                           £10.00

 

291. Simmonds, A. A Horticultural Who was Who. London, RHS, 1948. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Dust wrapper price-clipped, grubby and slightly frayed. £6.00

 

292. Sitwell, S. and Blunt, W. Great Flower Books 1700-1900. London, Witherbys, 1990. Rep. 30.0 x 22.5 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper. Excellent copy.               £25.00

 

293. Strong, Sir R. Creating Small Gardens. London, Conran, 1986. 4to. 1st Ed. 24.0 x 23.0 cms. Coloured illustrations throughout. Excellent dust wrapper, slight shelf wear.   £8.00

 

294. Stuart, C.M. Villiers. Gardens of the Great Mughals. London, A. & C. Black, 1913. 1st ed. 21.5 x 14.0 cms. 16 colour plates after water colours by the author, 24 other plates, 10 garden plans printed in text, publisher's decorative blue and yellow cloth. Slightly rubbed, slight foredge foxing, small split in inner front hinge, otherwise a clean bright copy.                                              £60.00

 

295. Swindells, P. The Master Book of the Water Garden. London, Salamander Books, 1999. Rep. 29.5 x 21.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, laminated boards.                   £8.00

 

296. Tankard, J.B. and Wood, M.A. Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood. Stroud, Sutton Publishing, 1996. 1st ed. 24.0 x 17.0 cms. A few colour and many other illustrations, dust wrapper. £7.50

 

297. Taylor, G. The Victorian Flower Garden. London, Skeffington, 1952. 8vo. 1st Ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. 2 colour and 9 other plates. Dust wrapper  slightly frayed and soiled.       £6.00

 

298. Taylor, P. Planting in Patterns. London, Pavilion books, 1989. 1st ed. 23.0 x 23.0 cms. many colour illustrations, dust wrapper slightly creased and frayed.                   £6.00

 

299. Thacker, C. The Genius of Gardening. The History of Gardens in Britain and Ireland. London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1994. 1st ed. 23.0 x 16.0 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper. Excellent copy.                                                                                                                 £9.00

 

300. Thomas, G.S. The Art of Planting or The Planter's Handbook. London, Dent, 1984. 1st ed. 23.5 x 16.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                 £12.00

 

301. Thonger, C. The Book of Garden Design. London, John Lane, 1915. 8vo. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.5 cms. Illustrated. A little light foxing.                                                              £8.00

 

302. Triggs, H.I. Formal Gardens in England and Scotland. London, Batsford, 1902. 1st ed. 42.5 x 32.0 cms. 72 plates from drawings by the author and 53 photographic plates, original 1/2 morocco with gilt lettering, top edge gilt. Ex library, shelf number at foot of spine, small stamp on verso of titlepage, no other library marks. Extremities rubbed, end papers stained, a little light staining on top margin of some pages but no text or images affected, outer edge of one plate darkened and repaired where it has at one time been loose from binding.                                                                                             £175.00

 

303. Whiten, F. and G. Chinese Garden Style. London, Unwin Hyman, 1988 1st ed. 28.5 x 20.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper                                                  £7.00

 

304. Williams, R. Planning Your Garden. Maidenhead, Sampson Low, 1978. 1st ed. 21.5 x 17.0 cms. Many tinted drawings and diagrams, dust wrapper.                                  £6.00

 

305. Wood, D. Practical Garden Design. London, Dent, 1976. 1st ed. 25.0 x 15.0 cms. Illustrations and plans, dust wrapper very slightly creased.                                        £6.00

 

306. Wroth, W. The London Pleasure Gardens of the Eighteenth Century. London, Macmillan, 1896. 1st ed. 21.5 x 14.0 cms. Colour frontis, 3 other colour plates, 15 black and white or tinted plates, plan and many other text illustrations, original cloth. some foxing but a good bright copy. Not all copies have the colour plates.                                                                                                            £100.00

 

 

GENERAL FLOWER GARDENING

 

307. Abercrombie, J. The Gardener's Pocket Dictionary. London, printed for Lockyer Davis, 1786. 1st ed. 12mo. 12.0 x 10.5 cms. 3 vols. vol 1, [iv], 264. vol 2, [ii], 389, [1]. vol 3, [ii], 284, [32]. Full contemporary mottled calf with contrasting labels, gilt lettering. Binding rubbed, end papers slightly darkened, occasional slight foxing, but still a pleasing unrestored set. [Henrey 392. Collation differs slightly probably owing to omission of 1/2 titles and publishers adverts].                             £250.00

 

 

308. Adams, C.R., Bamford, K.M. and Early, M.P. Principles of Horticulture. London, Heinemann, 1984. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Illustrated, card covers.                                 £10.00

 

309. Allan, M. The Gardener's Book of Weeds. London, Macdonald & Jane's, 1978. 8vo. 1st Ed. 21.0 x 15.0cms Photographic illustrations and line drawings by Victoria Matthews, dust wrapper. Excellent copy.                                                                                                                 £8.00

 

310. Anderton, E. and Park, R. Growing Gladioli. London, Christopher Helm, 1989. 1st ed. 23.5 x 15.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations. Excellent copy but spine of dust wrapper slightly faded.                        £7.50

 

311. Anon Classified List and International Register of Daffodil Names. London, RHS, 1958 1st Ed. 20.0 x 9.0cms. 318pp list, cloth spine paper-covered boards. A complete but worn copy.     £8.00

 

312. Anon. Hand-List of Hardy Monocotyledons cultivated in the Royal Botanic Gardens . London, H.M.Stationery Office, 1924. 3rd ed. 18.0 x 12.0cms. Contents clean but binding badly repaired, reading copy only.                                                                                              £6.00

 

313. Austin, D. English Roses. London, Conran Octopus, 1993. 4to. rep. 27.5 x 23.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper slightly frayed.                                          £6.00

 

 

314. Bailey, L.H. The Garden of Bellflowers of North America. New York, Macmillan, 1953. 1st ed. 23.5 x 15.0 cms. Colour frontis and well illustrated from drawings  by Elizabeth Burckmyer. dust wrapper price-clipped, slightly frayed and a little grubby.                                      £10.00

 

315. Bassity, M.A.R. The Magic World of Roses. New York, Hearthside Press, 1966. 1st ed. 23.5 x 17.0 cms. 53 colour and many other illustrations. Dust wrapper price-clipped, grubby and torn with slight loss.   £10.00

 

316. Bath, T. and Jones, J. The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hardy Geraniums. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1994. 1st ed. 24.0 x 18.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper. Excellent copy.       £6.00

 

317. Beales, P. Classic Roses. London, Collins Harvill, 1985. 1st ed. 26.5 x 19.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                               £12.00

 

318. Beck, C. Fritillaries. London, Faber, 1953. 1st Ed. 25.0 x 15.5 cms. 4 coloured and some other plates. A nice clean copy but dust wrapper torn with some loss.             £65.00

 

319. Beckett, K.A. and others (editors). Bulletin of the Hardy Plant Society. Hardy Plant Sciety 1975 - 1993. 1st ed. 21.5 x 14.0cms. Odd unbound numbers of the Society's Bulletins from Vol 5  no. 1 (1975) to Vol 15  No. 2 (1993). 9 numbers in all. Paper or card covers, black and white and coloured illustrations. Each                                                                                                                  £0.50

 

320. Bell, M.G.K. A Garden Timepiece. London, Hutchinson, no date c.1925. 1st ed. 21.5 x 14.0 cms. Illustrated. Spine slightly faded, foredges foxed, end papers slightly darkened.           £6.00

 

321. Bird, R. The Propagation of Hardy Perennials. London, Batsford, 1993. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.5 cms. Colour illustrations and a few line drawings in text, dust wrapper. Owner's five word note on front free end paper.                                                                                                                 £6.00          

322. Bisgrove, R.: Making the Most of your Garden. London, Ward Lock, 1976. 1st ed. 24.0 x 18.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                                    £6.00

 

323. Bishop, M., Davis, A. and Grimshaw, J. Snowdrops. A Monograph of Cultivated Galanthus. Maidenhead, Griffin Press, 2001. 1st ed. 27.0 x 19.5 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper. Excellent copy.                                                                                                            £50.00

 

324. Blanchard, J.W. Narcissus. A Guide to Wild Daffodils. Woking, Alpine Garden Society, 1990. 4to. 1st ed. 24.0 x 18.0 cms. Colour plates, text illustrations, maps. Dust wrapper.        £18.00

 

325. Bloom, A. The Bressingham Story. London, Faber, 1963. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Well illustrated, dust wrapper slightly worn                                                                          £7.50

 

326. Bloom, A. and A. Blooms of Bressingham Garden Plants. London, Harpercollins, 1994. Rep. 26.5 x 23.0 cms. Colour illustrations, price-clipped dust wrapper.          £10.00

 

327. Boisset, C. Lilies and Related Plants 1999-2000. London, RHS, 2000. 1st ed. paperback, 21.0 x 14.5 cms. Colour illustrations.                                                                     £6.00

 

328. Bradley, R. New Improvements of Planting and Gardening. London, for J. and J. Knapton, 1731. 6 th ed. With an Appendix. 19.5  x 12.0 cms. Pp. [xvi], 608,  [24]. Frontis  and 13 plates. New Improvements Parts II and II,  Herefordshire Orchards and Appendix have separate titlepages all except Appendix dated 1730. Appendix is dated 1731. Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands and contrasting label, gilt lettering and decoration. Rubbed with some loss at spine ends, hinges cracked, some darkening of paper, foredge of one plate frayed and dirty, bookplate of John Clevland on front pastedown. In spite of the wear a pleasing copy in original condition. [Henrey 503].                                                    £375.00

 

 

329. Brickell, C.D. and Mathew, B. Daphne: the Genus in the Wild and in Cultivation. Woking, Alpine Garden Society, 1976. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.0  x 13.5 cms. Colour and other plates, dust wrapper spine faded, owner's label on pastedown.                                                                          £10.00

 

330. Bunyard, E.A. Old Garden Roses. London, Country Life, 1936. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.0 cms. Colour frontis, other illustrations. Original cloth with small white mark on lower board but otherwise a good bright copy.     £20.00

 

331. Burbidge, F.W. Ye narcissus or Daffodyl Flowre, and hys Roots. London, Peter Barre, 1884. 1st ed. 25.0 x 16.0 cms. Frontis portrait and other engravings. 48pp  booklet consisting of 30pp lecture by F.W.Burbidge originally delivered to RHS on 1st April 1884 followed by list of Narcissus or Daffodils, decorative paper covers. One gathering detached having never been bound in, small tears at head and foot of spine, contents clean. This work was reprinted in 1968 by the Daffodil Society of America but the original is very scarce. An interesting footnote is the headline, barely discernible as "A Litte Boke" has been blanked out on all leaves, was this the result of a copyright dispute with Hartlands? See number 395 of this catalogue.                                                                                                               £75.00

 

332. Burns, W.: Mrs Temple-Wright's Flowers and Gardens in India. Calcutta, Thacker Spink & Co, 1934. 8th ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. Extremities slightly rubbed.                             £8.00

 

333. Calvert, A.F. Daffodil Growing for Pleasure and Profit. London, Dulau, 1929. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Colour frontis, many other uncoloured plates. Extremities slightly rubbed, owner's inscription on front free end paper. Still an important book on the daffodil.                                £50.00

 

334. Carter, J. and others. Carter's Practical Gardener. London, Carters, [1881]. 3rd ed. 21.0 x 17.0 cms. 204pp, 20pp adverts, many text engravings. originally published as a paperback, this copy bound in contemporary cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Spine faded, extremities slightly rubbed, lacking titlepage.   £15.00

 

335. Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. Sir Austen. My Cottage Garden. Idbury, The Countryman, no date [1932]. 20.0 x 13.5 cms. 20pp booklet reprinted from the original article in The Countryman. Rather foxed, inscribed on the upper cover "With all good wishes from" [the author].   £12.00

 

336. Chapple, F.J. The Heather Garden. London, Collingridge, 1952. 1st ed. 22.0 x  14.0 cms. Illustrated. Owner's inscription on front pastedown, dust wrapper badly torn.   £7.00

 

337. Cheveley, S. Out of a Wilderness. A Week-End Garden Book. London, John Miles, 1939. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Dust wrapper frayed.                                                       £15.00

 

338. Chittenden, F.J. and others (editor). Lily Year-Book numbers 1-34. 1932-1974. London, RHS, 1932-1974. 1st ed. 24.5 x 16.0 cms. (numbers1-16), 22.0 x 14.0 cms. (numbers 17-34). All are ilustrated. Numbers 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 are paperback with some signs of use but generally clean, the rest are hardback of which numbers 2 and 6 are slightly rubbed and with a few internal marginal marks, from number 10 onwards they are in frayed dust wrappers. A useful run. It was not published during the war years. [A few duplicates available as single numbers).                                                        £100.00

 

339. Christian, P.J. Some Thoughts on Bulbs and Cultivation with catalogue. Wrexham, P.J. and J.W.Christian, 1984. 29.5 x 21.0 cms. 88pp catalogue illustrated with line drawings, typewitten reproduction printed on one side only, paper covers, plastic spine. With it letter from the author and two pricelists for 1983/4                                                                                                  £6.00

 

340. Cohen, V.A. A Guide to Pacific Coast Irises. British Iris Society, 1967. 1st ed. 22.5 x 14.5 cms. 40pp booklet with colour and other illustrations, paper covers faded.   £15.00

 

341. Cole, R. Auricula Cultivars. A Compilation of Information on Named Forms of Auricula. Published by the author, 1998. 1st ed. 29.5 x 21.0 cms. 55pp reproduced typewritten list, paper covers printed on one side only, plastic spine.                                                                               £6.00

 

342. Conard, H.S. and Hus, H. Water-Lilies and how to grow them. London, Heinemann, 1907. 8vo. 1st Ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. 31 plates. Spine slightly faded, owner's details on front pastedown.             £10.00

 

343. Coombs, R. E. Violets. The History and Cultivation of Scented Violets. London, Croom Helm, 1981. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper price-clipped.  Stock ref 9669. £6.00

 

344. Cooper, T. (editor).: Roses in Bermuda. Hamilton, Bermudian Publishing Co for The Bermuda Rose Society, 1997. 1st ed. 24.0 x 17.0 cms. Many colour and other illustrations, card covers.      £10.00

 

345. Corsair, K.C.: Primulas in the Garden. London, Bles, 1952. Rev. ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper slightly frayed, owner's signature on front end paper, some darkening of end papers.          £8.00

 

346. Cox, E.M.H. The New Flora and Silva. London, Dulau, 1928-1947. 1st ed. 25.0 x 15.5 cms. Illustrated, 47 numbers (all published) in original paper covers. Mostly in nice clean tidy condition but number 4 rather worn, a reading copy only and a few others with small tears to the paper covers. [A number of single numbers also available].                                                                                 £100.00

 

347. Cranston, J. Cultural Directions for the Rose. Hereford, King's Acre Nurseries, 1877. 6th ed. 20.5 x 13.0 cms. 7 engraved designs for rosariums, original boards. Extremities rubbed, lower board badly stained, owner's inscription on front free end paper which has a closed tear repaired with sellotape.              £75.00

 

348. Cruse, E. Roses. Old Roses and Species Roses. Koln, Benedikt Taschen, 1998. 1st English ed. 28.0 x 21.5 cms. Colour photographs by Paul Starosta, dust wrapper.   £9.00

 

349. Darlington, H.R. and others (editors). The Rose Annual. 1917-1947. London, National Rose Society, 1917-1947. 1st ed. 20.5 x 16.0 cms. All illustrated and in the Society's green/grey cloth binding, slight wear but generally sound. Many years available for this period. Per volume.             . £3.00

 

350. Darnell, A.W. Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants. Hampton Wick, published by the author, 1930. 1st ed. 28. x 21.0 cms. 2 vols. 24 colour and many other tissue-guarded litho plates, original cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. Slight darkening and creasing of tissue guards but an excellent set.                           £80.00

 

351. Davidson, K.L. The Unheated Greenhouse. London, Country Life, 1907. 1st ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Well illustrated. Spine faded, slight rubbing at extremities, some browning of paper.           £20.00

 

352. Davies, D. Alliums. The Ornamental Onions. Lonson, Batsford, 1992. 1st ed. 23.0 x 16.0 cms. Colour illustrations and line drawings, dust wrapper.                                £20.00

 

353. Davis, A.P. The Genus Galanthus. Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens/Timber Press, 2000. 8vo. Rep. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper. As new.                   £35.00

 

354. De Graaf, J. and Hyams, E. Lilies. London,. Nelson, 1967. 1st ed. 22.5 x 14.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                  £6.00

 

355. Dick, L. An Introduction to Modern Nursery Stock Production. London, Frederick Muller, 1982. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.5 cms. Illustrated, price-clipped dust wrapper.              £25.00

 

356. Dierauff, E. and Jacob, A. Old Garden Roses and Selected Modern Hybrids. London, Thames & Hudson, 1988. 1st ed. 23.5 x 29.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.          £18.00

 

357. Dillistone, G. and others (editors). The Iris Year Book. A broken run. Tunbridge Wells, The Iris Society, 1930-1999 1st ed. 24.5 x 15.5 cms. Year Books for 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, (all in limp cloth as issued, some with colour frontis and all with other illustrations, some wear and soiling), 1948-1987 and 1999 all illustrated and in original wraps, mostly on good order but some wear and marking particularly of the earlier ones. [duplicates available of most single year books from 1948-1983].     £55.00

 

358. Doutt, R.L. Cape Bulbs. London, Batsford, 1994. 8vo. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Colour plates and line drawings. Dust wrapper.  Stock ref 5068. £20.00

 

359. Drenna, G.T.: Everblooming Roses. New York, Duffield, 1912. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.5 cms. Illustrated, original pictorial cloth. Extremities slightly rubbed, owner's name on front free end paper.      £25.00

 

360. Du Plessis, N. & Duncan, G. Bulbous Plants of Southern Africa. Cape Town, Tafelberg, 1989. 1st ed. 34.0 x 24.0 cms. Coloured illustrations after watercolours by Elise Bodley, dust wrapper, slipcase. Excellent copy.                                                                                                 £125.00

 

361. Dunbar, E. and Mahoney, C. Gardener's Choice. London, Routledge, 1937. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Many charming pen and ink illustrations by the authors. Spine slightly skewed, cloth a little soiled.   £12.00

 

362. Dykes, W.R. Irises. London, Jack, no date c.1912. Edition not known. 20.5 x 15.0 cms. 8 colour plates, paper-covered boards, colour plate laid down on upper board. Number 11 of Present Day Gardening Series. Browning of end papers and spine, extremities slightly rubbed.   £6.00

 

363. Dykes, W.R. A Handbook of Garden Irises. London, Martin Hopkinson, 1924. 8vo. 1st Ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms.  Illustrated. Ex library copy rebound in stout library 1/2 morocco. Spine skewed, usual library stamps.  [another copy, not ex library but with hinges split                            £6.00

 

364. Dykes, W.R.: Dykes on Irises. Tunbridge Wells, C.Baldwin for the Iris Society, no date c.1930. 8vo. 1st ed. in book form. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Cloth slightly spotted but and excellent copy. A reprint of the contributions of W.R.Dykes to various journals ... edited by G.Dillistone.           £12.00

 

365. Earle, Mrs C.W. Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden. London, Smith, Elder & co, 1897. 8vo. 7th ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. Cloth faded and spotted, extremities slightly rubbed, sporadic foxing.         £10.00

 

366. Elias, G. The Rose King. Reynolds Hole of Caunton. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire County Council, no date c.1990 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.5 cms. 40pp illustrated biography of Reynolds Hole. Card covers.      £5.00

 

367. Ellwanger, H.B. The Rose. A Treatise. New York, Dodd, Mead & Co, 1892. Rev. Ed. 16.0 x 11.0 cms. Original cloth. Extremities slightly rubbed. Presentation copy from the author's brother George Ellwanger (he wrote the introduction to this edition following the author's death), with ms letter from him to Dr M.T.Masters who had reviewed other books by George Ellwanger.     £20.00

 

368. Evelyn, J. Kalendarium Hortense. The Gard'ners Almanac. Hackney, Stourton Press, 1983. Fine rep. 27.0 x 20.0 cms. Limited ed. 15/350 signed by Rosemary Veret who wrote the foreword. Frontis is reduced facsimile of the titlepage of the 1st ed. Titlepage of the present edition is printed in black with blue vertical and horizontal framing lines. Bound in 1/4 morocco with gilt lettering and gilt decoration to upper cloth board. A fine copy.                                                                                        £70.00

 

369. Fagan, G. Roses at the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town, Breestraat-Publikasies, 1995. Rep. 33.5 x 24.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper. Inscribed by the author.              £70.00

 

370. Fish, D.S. The Book of the Winter Garden. London, John Lane, 1906. 1st ed. 19.0 x 13.0 cms. Illustrated. Pictorial cloth, in Handbook of practical gardening series. End papers darkened, slight occasional foxing.                                                                                                    £6.00

 

371. Fitzherbert, S.W. The Book of the Wild Garden. London, John Lane, 1903. 8vo. 1st Ed. 18.5 x 12.5 cms. No.XIII of Practical Gardening Series, illustrated. End papers slightly darkened, occasional foxing.              £8.00

 

372. Foster, M. Bulbous Irises. London, RHS, 1892. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms. 86pp booklet, 8pp adverts, illustrated, in paper covers. Upper cover detached, spine worn and darkened, occasional foxing. There has been a recent reprint of this book but the original is very scarce.  £100.00

 

373. Foster, R. The Gardener's Guide to Rare, Exotic and Difficult Plants. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1983. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.    £6.00

 

374. Foster, R.: The Gardener's Guide to Rare, Exotic and Difficult Plants. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1983. 1st ed. 23.5 x 15.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.     £6.00

 

375. Fretwell, B. Clematis. London, Collins, 1989. 4to. 1st Ed. 26.0 x 19.0 cms. Many coloured illustrations. Dust wrapper.                                                                                       £6.00

 

376. Gathorne-Hardy, R. The Native Garden. London, Nelson, 1961. 1st ed. 6 colour plates, dust wrapper and text drawings all by John Nash. Excellent copy.                      £15.00

 

377. Gathorne-Hardy, R. The Tranquil Gardener. London, Nelson, 1960. Rep. 22.0 x 16.0 cms. 4 colour-printed plates, dust wrapper and other illustrations all by John Nash. Dust wrapper price-clipped and frayed.                                                                                                               £10.00

 

378. Genders, R. and Taylor, H.C. Primroses and Polyanthus. London, faber, 1954. 1st ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Colour frontis and other illustrations. Dust wrapper slightly soiled and frayed.               £10.00

 

379. Gersdorrf, C.E.F. and Colquitt, Mrs W. Alphabetical Iris Check List 1949. Nashville, The American Iris Society, 1949. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Original cloth.                   £9.00

 

380. Glenny, G. The Handbook of the Flower Garden and Greenhouse. London, Houlston & Sons, 1873. New ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. Hand coloured frontis by James Andrews. Modern rebind in simulated leather, frontis becoming loose, date added in ink on front free end paper.        £10.00

 

381. Glenny, G. The Culture of Flowers and Plants. London, Houlston & Sons, 1861. 8vo. 2nd Ed. 19.0 x 12.0 cms. Hand-coloured frontis by James Andrews, blindstamped cloth.  Extremities rubbed with spine ends damaged with some loss, front inner hinge cracking, pencil annotations on rear end papers.            £10.00

 

382. Gover, J. (editor). The New Zealand Rose Annual. A broken run. Christchurch, National Rose Society of New Zealand, 1970-1980 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.0 Colour and other illustrations, paper covers. Annuals for 1970-75 inclusive,  1977-79 inclusive and 1982. Some darkening of paper. [Separate copy of 1972 also available].                                                                                                                 £8.00

 

383. Graveson, S. My Villa Garden and our Vegetable Plot. London, Headley Bros, [1915]. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. 6 colour and many other plates, original paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Wear to extremities, hinges beginning to split, sporadic foxing.    £6.00

 

384. Green, R. Asiatic Primulas. Woking, Alpine Garden Soc. 1976. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper.                                                                                                £6.00

 

385. Grey-Wilson, C. Dionysias. The Genus in the Wild & in Cultivation. London, Alpine Garden Society, no date [1969]. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated, card covers.       £5.00

 

386. Grey-Wilson, C. The Genus Cyclamen. Kew, Royal Botanic Society and Christopher Helm, 1988. 1st ed. 234.0 x 15.5 cms. Coloured dust wrapper and 12 fine coloured plates after paintings by Mary Grierson, text line drawings.                                                                              £10.00

 

387. Grove, A. Lilies. London, T.C. & E.C. Jack, no date c.1910. 8 colour plates, number 8. of Present day Gardening Series. Corners slightly rubbed, spine faded, sporadic foxing.         £6.00

 

388. Guest, M. Auriculas. An Illustrated Guide of Popular Varieties. Halesowen, BCS Marmal Productions, 1999. 1st ed. 21.5 x 15.5 cms. 48pp booklet with many coloured illustrations of  over 400 auricula varieties, card covers. Red stickers on a few illustrations, a pencil note on one page. Scarce.               £25.00

 

389. Hall, A,D.: The Genus Tulipa. London, RHS, 1940. 1st ed. 25.0 x 18.5 cms. 40 colour plates by H.C.Osterstock. Owner's name on front free end paper otherwise a fine copy.             £45.00

 

390. Harkness, M. B. and D'Angelo, D. The Bernard E. Harkness Seedlist Handbook. A Guide to the Plants Offered in the Major Plant Societies Seed Exchanges. Portland, Timber Press, 1986. 1ts paperback ed. 28.0 x 21.5 cms. Card covers slightly creased.                             £10.00

 

391. Harpur, J. The Gardener's Garden. Harmondswoth, Penguin, 1985. 1st ed. 27.0 x 21.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper. Foreword by John Piper.             £6.00

 

392. Harrison, R.E. Handbook of Bulbs and Perennials for the Southern Hemisphere. Palmerston North, Keeling & Mundy, 1953. 1st ed. 25.0 x 18.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations. Spine faded, front free end paper marked by paperclip.                                                               £8.00

 

393. Hartland, W.B. Ye Original Little Booke of Daffodils, Oxlips, Cowslips and Primroses. Cork, published by the author, 1886. 3rd ed. 24.5 x 15.0 cms. 42pp catalogue with some editorial matter, sometimes witty or controversial, paper covers with litho illustration, text engravings. Name on upper cover inked out, spine splitting, some pencil crosses against varieties in the catalogue section. Scarce, see also catalogue number 331 of this catalogue.                                                                     £100.00

 

394. Haysom, C.G. Florist's Auriculas and Gold-Laced Polyanthus.. London, Collingridge, 1957. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.65 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Dust wrapper price-clipped. An excellent copy.               £12.00

 

395. Hellyer, A.G.L. The Horticultural Exhibitor's Manual. London, Collingridge, 1952. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Binding faded and slightly marked.                        £8.00

 

396. Hellyer, A.G.L. Amateur Gardening Annual 1947 and 1948. London, Amateur Gardening, 1947-8. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.0 cms. 2 vols, paperback with colour illustration on upper cover, many other illustrations, covers very tattered but plenty of period flavour with pictures of pipe-smoking waistcoated gardeners.         £10.00

 

397. Henderson, A. & E. A Garden in the Suburbs. London, Cassell, 1954. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. Text illustrations, dust wrapper spine darkened and slightly frayed, end papers darkened.             £6.00

 

398. Herrick, A.C. An Alphabetical Table of the Species of the Genus Iris. London, Iris Society, 1949. 1st ed.  24.0 x 15.0 cms. 12pp paperback booklet, with errata slip. A few pencil marks. [1954 reprint also available].                                                                                                                 £4.00

 

399. Heyne, G. and P. Exotic Plants for your Garden. Melbourne, Lothian Publishing, 1987. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.5 cms. Colour illustrations, card covers.                                      £6.00

 

400. Hill, J. The Contemplative Gardener. London, Faber, 1940. 1st ed. 22,0 x 14.0 cms. Line drawings by John Nash. owner's signature on front pastedown.                       £10.00

 

401. Hilliard, O.M. and Burtt, B.L. Dierama: The Hairbells of Africa. Johnannesburg and London, Acorn Books, 1991. 4to. 1st ed. 31.0 x 23.5 cms. Many coloured illustrations by Auriol Batten, dust wrapper.        £25.00

 

402. Hort, Sir A. The Unconventional Garden. London, Arnold, 1928. 1st ed. 20.0 x 13.0 cms. Extremities slightly rubbed, some sporadic foxing.                                              £8.00

 

403. Hulme, J.K. Ness Gardens. Bulley's beginnings to the present day. Neston, Ness Gardens, 1987. 1st ed. 25.0 x 20.0 cms. 32pp illustrated booklet on the history of the gardens.     £5.00

 

404. Huxley, A. (editor). The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening. London, Macmillan, 1992. 4to. new ed. 4 vols. 27.5 x 210 cms. Many line drawings. Excellent set, This is the latest edition.       £200.00

 

405. Hyatt, B. Auriculas. Their Care and Cultivation. London, Cassell, 1992. Rep of paperback ed. 27.0 x 22.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, card covers.                  £12.00

 

406. Innes, C. The World of Iridaceae. Ashington, Holly Gate International, 1985. 4to. oblong 1st ed. 20.0 x 20.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper slightly frayed.   £15.00

 

407. Jacob, J. Hardy Bulbs for Amateurs. London, Country Life, 1924. 1st ed. 19.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Spine faded, owner's initials in ink on upper board.                        £6.00

 

408. Jacob, J. Daffodils. London, Jack, no date c.1910. Edition not known. 20.5 x 15.5 cms. 8 colour plates, number 4 in Present Day Gardening Series. Owner's inscription on front free end paper. An excellent copy.                                                                                                                £10.00

 

409. Jefferson-Brown, J.M. The Daffodil. Its History, Varieties and Cultivation. London, Faber, 1951. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Colour and other plates. Dust wrapper soiled and frayed, spine lightly spotted.                                                                                                               £10.00

 

410. Jefferson-Brown, M. Narcissus. London, Batsford, 1991. 8vo. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Colour plates and a few line drawings. Dust wrapper.                                          £15.00

 

411. Jekyll, G. Home and Garden. London, Longmans, 1900. 8vo. 1st ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Illustrations, original buckram binding with gilt lettering. Owner's signature on front free end paper, extremities rubbed, spine darkened, upper board soiled.                                              £15.00

 

412. Jekyll, G. Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden. London, Frances Lincoln, [1987]. 1st ed. thus, 25.0 x 18.0 cms. Colour illustrations by Charlotte Wess, dust wrapper.   £8.00

 

413. Johnson, A.T. The Hardy Heaths. London, The Gardeners' Chronicle, 1928. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated. Spine and part boards faded and slightly spotted, owner's and nursery name on front end papers.                                                                                                                 £6.00

 

414. Johnson, A.T. A Garden in Wales. London, Arnold, 1927. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Owner's details on front free end paper, frontis slightly frayed at fore edge, slight foxing, spine faded.          £18.00

 

415. Johnson, L. Every Lady her own Flower Gardener. London, W.S.Orr & Co, 1841. 4th ed. 14.0 x 9.5 cms. Additional titlepage with hand-coloured vignette, original blind and giltstamped limp cloth. Spine frayed and binding a little loose, some soiling of cloth.                                    £15.00

 

416. Jones, E.M. Soilless Composts for Chrysanthemums. Whetstone, National Chrysanthemum Society, 1965. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated, 72pp booklet with card covers.         £6.00

 

417. Joyaux, F. La Rose de France. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1998. 1st ed. 32.0 x 24.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper. Fine copy, inscribed by the author.  £30.00

 

418. Keane, W. In-Door Gardening. London, Cottage Gardener, 1860. 1st ed. 16.0 x 10.0 cms. Original blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering. Lacking front free end paper, front pastedown stained, cloth blotchy.                                                                                                               £10.00

 

419. Kelway, C. Gardening on Sand. London, Collingridge, 1965. 8vo. 1st Ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Dust wrapper slightly marked.                                                            £8.00

 

420. Kelway, C. Seaside Gardening. London, Collingridge, 1966. 3rd imp. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. 4 colour and many other plates. Dust wrapper slightly yellowed.                          £8.00

 

 421. Kingbourn, G.R. Your First Garden. London, Dobson, 1953. 1st ed. 19.5 x 13.0 cms. Drawings by the author and other illustrations. Dust wrapper torn and grubby, front end papers soiled.             £6.00

 

422. Knowlton, H.W. Iris Check List of Registered Cultivars 1950-1959. St Louis, American Iris Society, 1962. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Cloth with gilt stamped upper board and lettering.      £8.00

 

423. Kramer. J. Miniature Plants Indoors & Out. New York, Scribners, 1971. 1st paperback ed. 27.0 x 21.0 cms. Illustrated, card covers creased.                                               £6.00

 

424. Krempin, J.L. 1000 Decorative Plants. London, Croom Helm, 1983. 1st ed. 28.0 x 20.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                    £12.00

 

425. Lady, A. [pseudonym]. Every Lady's Guide to her own Greenhouse, Hothouse, and Conservatory. London, Wm. S. Orr & Co, 1851. 1st ed. 15.5 x 11.0 cms. Hand coloured litho frontispiece, additional titlepage with hand coloured vignette, original giltstamped thin cloth-covered boards. Later plain cloth spine, owner's name on front free end paper, pencil notes on rear free end paper, binding faded. Scarce.                                                                                                            £100.00

 

426. Lawrence, J. The Clergyman's Recreation... The Gentleman' Recreation.... The Fruit-Garden Kalendar. London, for Bernard lintot, 1726, 1723 and 1718. 6th Ed. of Clergyman's Recreation, 3rd ed. of Gentleman's Recreation, 1st ed. of The Fruit-Garden Kalendar. 19.5 x 12.0 cms. Frontis, pp. [x], 84; Frontis, pp. [xviii], 115, [1],4 folding plates; Frontis, [iv], vi, v, [1], 149, [3]. Three works bound in one, contemporary panelled calf, spine with raised bands and contrasting label, gilt lettering and decoration fore corners slightly rubbed, hinges slightly split but stitching very firm, some damage to foredge of one folding plate but without loss of image, owner's bookplate "John Cleland" on front pastedown, some slight general browning of paper,  the plate relating to finding the meridian line which according to Henrey is not found in all copies is present in this copy. [Henrey 937, 943 and 939.]                                                 £400.00

 

 

427. Lawrence, L.V. The Australian Rose Annual. A broken run. Melbourne, Horticultural Pres, 1966-1983. 1st ed. 20.0 x 14.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations. Annuals for 1966 and 1967 (cloth spine and carboard covers), 1974, 1981, 82, 83 (card covers). 1974 slightly grubby. £8.00

 

428. LLoyd, C. The Year at Great Dixter. London, Penguin Books, 1987. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown.   £8.00

 

429. Lloyd, C. The Well-Chosen Garden. London, Elm Tree Books, 1984 1st ed. 25.0 x 19.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                       £6.00

 

430. Lloyd, C. In My Garden. London, Bloomsbury, 1993. 1st ed. of this collection. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Illustrations by Simon Unglass, dust wrapper.                                  £7.50

 

431. Lloyd, C. and Rice, G. Garden Flowers from Seed. London, Viking, 1991. 8vo. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                      £8.00

 

432. Loudon, Mrs. Gardening for Ladies. London, Murray, 1851. 9th ed. 17.0 x 10.5 cms. Frontis, text illustrations, original giltstamped cloth. Spine relaid and slightly skewed, a few pencil annotations.               £50.00

 

433. Loudon, Mrs. The Ladies Companion to the Flower Garden. London, Bradbury & Evans, 1858. 7th ed. 17.0 x 11.0 cms. Hand-coloured frontis, text engravings, blind and gilt stamped cloth, all edges gilt. Corners rubbed, spine relaid                                                                          £15.00

 

434. Lyall, H.G. Hardy Primulas. London, Collingridge, 1959. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms. Colour frontis, other plates. Dust wrapper price-clipped and slightly darkened, owner's name on front free end paper.       £8.00

 

435. Lynch, R.I. The Book of the Iris. London, Johhn Lane, 1904. 1st ed. 19.0 x 12.5 cms. Illustrated, original decorative cloth slightly rubbed, owner's details on front pastedown, end papers darkened. [Also copy of the 1923 reprint available].                                                                     £12.00

 

436. Mathew, B. The Iris. London, Batsford, 1981. 1st Ed.8vo. 23.20 x 15.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                £20.00

 

437. Mathew, B. Hellebores. Woking, Alpine Garden Society, 1989. 4to. 1st Ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Colour plates both from paintings by Mary Grierson and photographic, dust wrapper.             £125.00

 

438. Mathew, B. The Larger Bulbs. London, Batsford and RHS, 1978. 8vo. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, price-clipped dust wrapper. [ex library copy also for sale].         £12.00

 

439. Mathew, B. The Crocus. London, Batsford, 1982. 8vo. 1st ed. 184mm x 246mm. Many excellent colour plates, dust wrapper. Slight shelf rubbing.                                    £100.00

 

440. Mathew, B. The Year-Round Bulb Garden. London, Souvenir Press, 1986. 1st ed. 26.0 x 19.5 cms. Many colour illustrations and a few line drawings.                           £6.00

 

441. Mathew, B. and Baytop, T. The Bulbous Plants of Turkey. London, Batsford, 1984. 8vo. 1st Ed. 23.0 x 15.5 cms. Coloured and other illustrations, dust wrapper. Excellent copy.         £55.00

 

442. Mathew, B. and Swindells, P. The Gardener's Guide to Bulbs. London, Mitchell Beazley, 1994. 1st ed. 27.0 x 20.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.               £8.00

 

443. Matthews, V.: Lilies. London, Collingridge, 1989. 1st ed. 24.0 x 18.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper. Kew Gardening Guide series.                                           £6.00

 

444. Matthews, V. et al. The New Plantsman London, RHS, 1994 - 2001. 8vo. An unbroken run of 32 numbers from Vol 1 no. 1 (March 1994) to Vol 8 no 4. (June 2001). Many coloured illustrations both from original paintings and photographic, in original card covers as issued.             £50.00

 

445. McDonald, E. Traditional Home Rose Gardening. Des Moines, Meredith Books, 1999. Rep. 24.5 x 23.0 cms. Colour illustrations, laminated boards, dust wrapper very slightly frayed.             £6.00

 

446. McFarland Company (publisher). Modern Roses 7. Harrisburg, McFarland Company, 1969. 7th ed. 19.5 x 13.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations.                                        £7.00

 

447. McHoy, P. The Planter's Encyclopedia of Bulbs. London, Macdonald, 1988. 1st ed. 24.5 x 13.5 cms. Colour illustrations, laminated boards with dust wrapper.               £6.00

 

448. Menage, R.H. Gardening for Adventure. London, Phoenix House, 1966. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Well illustrated. Dust wrapper price-clipped, torn and repaired.             £7.00

 

449. Mercer, F.A. Gardens and Gardening. London, Studio, 1932. 1st ed. 28.5 x 20.0 cms. Studio Gardening Annual. Many illustrations. Rubbed, spine faded and with ends slightly frayed. [worn paperback copy also available].                                                                                           £10.00

 

450. Mercer, F.A. & Hay, R. (editors). Gardens and Gardening. The Studio Garden Annual Volume 6. Growing under Glass, Garden Maintenance and Equipment. London, Studio, 1955. 1st ed. 24.5 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated. Front free end paper slightly browned.                            £6.00

 

451. Mercer, F.A. and Hay, R. Gardens and Gardening. London, Studio, 1951 1st ed. 24.5 x 15.5 cms. Studio Gardening Annual. Many illustrations. Spine faded.            £6.00

 

452. Middleton, C.H. More Gardening Talks. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1938. 2nd imp. 18.5 x 12.5 cms. Cloth slightly rubbed. Signed by the author.                        £6.00

 

453. Miller, P. The Gardeners Dictionary. London, for the author, 1759. 7th ed. 40.5 x 25.0 cms. Engraved frontispiece and 19 engraved plates, later but not recent suede spine with earlier label and gilt lettering, recent matching suede corners and marbled paper-covered boards. Some marginal staining on frontis and some other pages, some offsetting, a few pressed flower marks, one leaf torn with some loss of text, a few small tears without loss of text, a few contemporary marginal notes. This edition was the first time Miller adopted a largely Linnaean system of classification  Quite a pleasing copy. [Henrey 1111].              £450.00

 

 

454. Napier, E. (Editor). The Plantsman, Vols 1 to 8. London, RHS, 1979 to 1987. 8vo. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. In original wraps as issued, colour and other illustrations. All published, it then became The New Plantsman. A clean set. [Some duplicate single numbers also available].         £50.00

 

455. Negus, K.N. (editor) Iris Check List of Registered Cultivars 1960-1969. St Louis, American Iris Society, 1971. 1st ed. 23.0 x 14.5 cms.                                                           £6.00

 

456. Nelson, K.K. and Keppel, K. Iris Check List of Registered Cultivars 1970-1979. St Louis, American Iris Society, 1981. 1st ed. 23.0 x 14.5 cms.                                            £6.00

 

457. Nicholson, G. The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening. London, Upcott Gill, 1886 -1901. 4to. 12 vols including Supplement, 36 colour printed plates, all edges gilt, gilt and black stamped green cloth. Corners slightly rubbed, some spine ends slightly frayed, one volume very faded, slight soiling on some bindings, occasional light foxing, owner's signature on some end papers. An early edition with full complement of Supplementary volumes.                                                                  £75.00

 

458. Nightingale, G. Growing Cyclamen. London, Christopher Helm, 1987. Rev paperback ed. 23.0 x 15.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, card covers marked.               £5.00

 

459. Noailles, Vicomte de, and Lancaster, R. Mediterranean Plants and Gardens. Nottingham, Floraprint, 1977. 1st UK ed. 25.5 x 19.0 cms. Colour illustrations, laminated boards, but outer glassine cover peeling and corners rubbed.                                                                            £7.00

 

460. Osborn, E.G. and other anonymous writers. The Cultivation of Irises. [various booklets] London, British Iris Society, various dates. 24.0 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated. Paperback guides to cultivation of irises, bearded and beardless, various editions. Each.                                            £2.00

 

461. Osborne, R. Hardy Roses. An Organic Guide to Growing Frost- and Disease-Resistant Varieties. Pownal, Garden Way Publishing, 1991. 1st ed. 28.0 x 21.0 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper.             £10.00

 

462. Page, M. The Gardener's Guide to Growing Peonies. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1997. 1st ed. 24.0 x 17.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.               £7.00

 

463. Parsons, D and Fox, D. (editors). Lilies and other Liliaceae. A broken run. London, RHS, 1972-1998. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated, some in colour, paper covers as issued. Numbers for 1972 - 1978/9 and for 1984/5 -1997/8, 1991/2 - 1994/5 and 1997/8, (15 in all). [Number for 1988/9 (Fritillaria number) also available separately.                                                                         £15.00

 

464. Peckham, E.A.S. (editor). Alphabetical Iris Check List . Baltimore, American Iris Society, 1939. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Frontis. End papers and paper slightly darkened. Inscribed by the editor to one of her children.                                                                                            £15.00

 

465. Perry, F. Grown for their Leaves. London, Scolar Press, 1982. 1st paperback ed. 25.0 x 17.0 cms. 54 colour plates reproducing many of the chromolithograph plates from Lowe's Beautiful Leaved Plants and Hibberd's New and Rare Beautiful-leaved Plants. Front cover creased.           £6.00

 

466. Phillips, H. Flora Historica: or the Three Seasons of the British Parterre. London, E.Lloyd and Son, 1829. 2nd ed. 19.5 x 12.0 cms. 2 vols. Contemporary binding in printer's cloth with paper labels. Spines faded, small tear at head of spine of vol 1, closed tear on titlepage of vol 1. A clean, tight set in original condition.                                                                                          £100.00

 

467. Phillips, R. and Rix, M. Conservatory and Indoor Plants. London, Macmillan, 1997. 1st ed. 29.0 x 21.0 cms. 2 vols. Many colour illustrations, laminated boards, dust wrappers.          £10.00

 

468. Phillpotts, E. My Garden. London, Country Life, 1906. 1st ed. 23.0 x 14.0 cms. Well illustrated. Original cloth rather darkened, sporadic foxing.                                             £6.00

 

469. Platt, J. (compiler). The International Lily Register. London, RHS, 1969. 2nd ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Cloth lightly spotted.                                                                                      £6.00

 

470. Praeger, R.L. An Account of the Genus Sedum as found in cultivation. London, RHS, 1921. 1st ed. 24.0 x 15.0 cms. Many line drawings. The is Vol XLVI of the RHS Journal, in contemporary binding of plain green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Slight wear to extremities, some darkening of paper.              £45.00

 

471. Proctor, R. Perennials. Enduring Classics for the Contemporary Garden. London, Cassell, 1990. 1st ed. 25.5 x 25.0 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                        £7.50

 

472. Randolph, L.F. (editor). Garden Irises. St Louis, American Iris Society, 1959. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper torn and grubby.         £8.00

 

473. Reddell, R.C. The Rose Bible. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1998. 1st ed. 25.0 x 25.0 cms. Colour illustrations, card covers.                                                                  £10.00

 

474. Reilly, A. Gardening Naturally. London, Prion, 1993. 1st ed. 29.0 x 21.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                                       £6.00

 

475. Reinhardt, T.A. et al. Ornamental Grass for Gardening. London, Macdonald Orbis, 1989. Oblong 4to. 26.0 x 21.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.               £6.00

 

476. Rice, G. and Strangman, E. The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hellebores. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1993. 8vo. 1st ed. 24.0 x 18.0 cms. Many colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper. Excellent copy of the hardback edition.                                                                    £10.00

 

477. Richards, J. Primula. Portland, Timber Press, 1993. 1st US ed. 27.5 x 21.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper price-clipped and very slightly frayed. Identical with UK 1st ed. published by Batsford.                                                                                             £20.00

 

478. Richter, W. Orchid Care. London, Studio Vista, 1977. Rep. 24.0 x 16.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations. dust wrapper frayed and worn, inscription and label on front end papers "Presented to the Orchid Society of East Anglia".                                                                      £6.00

 

479. Rix, M. Growing Bulbs. London, Croom Helm, 1983. 8vo. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                  £7.00

 

480. Rix, M. & Phillips, R. The Bulb Book. London, BCA, 1981. 29.0 x 21.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper slightly frayed.                                                               £6.00

 

481. Roberts, H. The Beginner's Book of Gardening. London, John Lane, 1911. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated. Sporadic foxing and some darkening of end papers but a bright copy of one of the scarcer titles in the Handbooks of Practical Gardening series.                              £15.00

 

482. Robinson, W. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds. London, Murray, 1906. 10th ed. 23.0 x 14.5 cms. Many illustrations, original blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. Slight wear to extremities, some darkening of end papers, owner's details on front pastedown. [other editions also available].             £15.00

 

483. Robinson, W. Hardy Flowers. London, Macmillan, 1878. 3rd. Ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Frontis, original cloth. Extremities slightly rubbed, cloth lightly spotted on upper board, light foxing, inner hinges cracked, ms notes pasted in an end of index.                                                                   £8.00

 

484. Robinson, W. (editor). Gardening Illustrated. Vol 2. London, Gardening Illustrated, 1881. 1st ed. 30.5 x 21.5 cms. many engraved illustrations, publisher's cloth slightly rubbed. A clean copy in original condition.                                                                                                               £25.00

 

485. Robinson, W. (editor). Gardening Illustrated. Vol 3. London, Gardening Illustrated, 1882. 1st ed. 30.5 x 21.5 cms. many engraved illustrations, publisher's cloth slightly rubbed. A clean copy in original condition.  Binding is uniform with vol 2.                                                            £25.00

 

486. Rondeau, A-S. La Grande Famille des Roses. Paris, Editions Rustica, 1998. 1st ed. 23.0 x 26.5 cms. Many excellent colour photographs by Emmanuel Ulzega, dust wrapper. Inscribed by the author and photographer to John warren the president of the English Rose Society at that time.           £45.00

 

487. Ross, A. Gardening with Children. London, Faber, 1980. 1st ed. 21.0 x 15.0 cms. Line drawings, laminated boards. Spine faded.                                                        £6.00

 

488. Rougetel, H.Le. A Heritage of Roses. London, Unwin Hyman, 1988. 1st ed. 26.5 x 19.5 cms. Colour and a few other illustrations, dust wrapper. Titlepage has been removed. Signed by the author on 1/2 title.  £6.00

 

489. Sackville-West, V. Country Notes in Wartime. London, Hogarth Press, 1940. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. Dust wrapper torn with some loss, owner's details on front free end paper.       £30.00

 

490. Sackville-West, V. Even More for Your Garden. London, Joseph, 1958. 8vo. 1st ed. 20.0 x 13.0 cms. Illustrated. Dust wrapper showing very slight signs of wear. Bright copy of what is the scarcest of this set.                                                                                                               £35.00

 

491. Sackville-West, V. In Your Garden. London, Joseph, 1951. 8vo. 1st ed. 20.0 x 13.0 cms. . Illustrated.  Dust wrapper slightly frayed and discoloured with slight loss of dust wrapper at foot of spine, owner's details on front free end paper. [another copy available without dust wrapper].             £15.00

 

492. Sackville-West, V. In Your Garden Again. London, Joseph, 1953. 8vo. 1st Ed. 20.0 x 13.0 cms.  Illustrated. Slight browning of end papers, dust wrapper price-clipped and slightly frayed and soiled.            £15.00

493. Sackville-WestT, V. More for your Garden. London, Joseph, 1955. 8vo. 1st Ed. 20.0 x 13.0 cms. Illustrated. End papers slightly darkened, dust wrapper slightly faded and dusty.          £18.00

 

 494. Salbach, C. Irises. Berkeley, Carl Salbach, 1929. 25.0 x 17.0 cms. 24pp paperback iris catalogue with colour and other illustrations, soiled.                                                 £6.00

 

495. Salbach, C. The Salbach Iris Manual. Berkeley, Carl Salbach Gardens, 1938. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated 24pp booklet, thick paper covers.                                    £6.00

 

496. Seton, Lady. My Town Garden. London, Nisbet & Co, 1927. 1st ed. 19.0 x 12.5 cms. Illustrated. Owner's details on front free end paper, very slight wear but a good bright copy. Intro. by Stephen Gwynn.     £10.00

 

497. Simpson, T.M. Pot Plants of South Africa. Cape Town, Tafelberg, 1975. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper slightly worn.                                               £7.00

 

498. Slate, G.L. The Lily Yearbook of the North American Lily Society. A run. New York, North American Lily Society, 1956- 1965. 1st ed. 22.5 x 14.5 cms. Numbers 9 - 18 inclusive, all illustrated, in publisher's uniform green cloth. Lettering faded on some of the earlier spines, a slight musty smell about them but otherwise a little used set.                                                                                     £25.00

 

499. Smith, A.C. The Genus Sempervivum & Jovibarba. Keston, published by the author, 1975. 1st ed. 18.0 x 11.5 cms. 44pp paperback, with the author's own list of plants. Covers faded.          £6.00

 

500. Smith, G.F. and Lowe, D.B. Androsaces. Woking, Alpine Garden Society, 1977. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms. Plates and text illustrations, dust wrapper.                              £6.00

 

501. Smith, G.F. et al. Primulas of Europe & America. Woking, Alpine Garden Society, 1987. 8vo. Rep. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                £6.00

 

502. Society of Practical Gardeners. Rural Recreations; or, the Gardener's Instructor. London, printed for Vernor Hood, 1802. 1st ed.  21.0 x 13.0 cms. Frontis, [2], ii, 163, 427pp. woodcut tailpieces, 11 engraved plates. Contemporary 1/2 calf labelled as vol 1 on spine. Poor condition, split in two parts at p122, upper board detached, other pp loose, paper discoloured. [Copac only shows only one copy with 13 plates some of which the entry states may be from another work]. In a matching binding, labelled as vol 2, Rural Recreations; or, Modern Farmer's Calendar, by A.C.H, published London, printed for Vernor and Hood, 1802 1st ed. Frontis, 4 engraved plates, viii, 128pp. And bound with it, Elements of Botany by R.Hall, 8, 220, 2 engraved plates. Binding rubbed but intact, some discolouration of paper.   £100.00

 

503. Society of Practical Gardeners. Rural Recreations; or, the Gardener's Instructor. London, printed for Vernor Hood, 1806. Rep. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. Frontis, [2], ii, 163, 427pp. woodcut tailpieces. Contemporary 1/2 calf with contrasting label. Rather rubbed with hinges splitting but stitching still firm, advertisement leaf very browned, early inscriptions on second blank. [Copac only shows an 1802 edition with 13 plates some of which the entry states may be from another work].  [See also number 504 and 663 below]    £60.00

 

504. Society of Practical Gardeners. Rural Recreations; or, the Gardener's Instructor. London, printed for Vernor Hood, 1802. 1st ed.  21.0 x 13.0 cms. Frontis, [2], ii, 163, 427pp. woodcut tailpieces, 11 engraved plates. Contemporary 1/2 calf. Rather rubbed with hinges splitting but stitching still firm, heraldic bookplate of Sir Marcus Somerville on front pastedown. [Copac only shows only one copy with 13 plates some of which the entry states may be from another work].                                 £150.00

 

505. Speer, A.E. Annual and Biennial Garden Plants. London, Murray, 1911. 1st ed. 22.5 x 14.5 cms. 6 colour and many other plates from watercolours by the author, original cloth with gilt lettering. Extremities slightly rubbed, sporadic foxing.                                                         £8.00

 

506. Squire, D. The Scented Garden. London, Salamander, 1998. 1st ed. 30.0 x 21.0 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                  £6.00

 

507. Steen, N. The Charm of Old Roses. London, Herbert Jenkins, 1967. 4to 1st UK ed. 23.5 x 17.5 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper frayed.                                          £8.00

 

508. Steffen, A. Unsere Blumen in Garten. Frankfurt, Trowitzsch &Sohn, 1905. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Many illustrations, original decorative cloth .                                            £25.00

 

509. Stern, F.C. Snowdrops and Snowflakes. London, RHS, 1956. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. 4 colour plates and other illustrations and plates, folding map. Original buckram with gilt lettering. Binding slightly faded on spine, boards slightly damp damaged, spine skewed.              £125.00

 

510. Stevenson, H.: The Gentleman Gardener. London, for J.Hinton, 1766. 7th ed. 16.5 x 10.0 cms. Full contemporary calf with later spine. A little foxing and a few ink stains. Owner's Label on pastedown "J.Quin" followed by his signature and date "May 27 1823" and inscription "This book is presented, with kind respects to Mr Jos. Sinclair April 1850 by J.Quin". [Henrey 1391].           £350.00

 

511. Stewart, T.A. (editor). The Australian and New Zealand Rose Annual. A broken run. Melbourne, Mitchell & Casey, 1943-1963. 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.0 cms. Annual for 1943, 1944, 1945, 19 50-56 inclusive, 1959, 1961-63 inclusive. Colour and other illustrations, cloth spine with cardboard covers. Some signs of use but a generally sound run.                                                                          £10.00

 

512. Sturtevant, R.S. and others (editor). The American Iris Society Bulletin. A broken run. American Iris Society, 1921- 1979. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. (or smaller). Numbers 2-9, 11-12, 15-18, 20-28,  30-68, 106-158, 162-232. All in original paper covers. Many worn, soiled or annotated, in a few cases with paper covers separated from contents, many also really  scarce. Many Registrations of Introductions for many years up to 1987. [Also available as separate numbers, 3, 37 and 43. We also have a number of common books on irises available at cheap prices].                                                   £100.00

 

513. Synge, P.M. Lilies. A Revision of Elwes' Monograph of the Genus Lilium. London, Batsford, 1980. 8vo. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.    £35.00

 

514. Synge, P.M. (editor). Dictionary of Gardening; Supplement. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969. 4to. Rev. ed. 27.0 x 19.5 cms. Dust wrapper frayed and faded.                    £8.00

 

515. Synge, P.M. (Editor). Daffodil and Tulip Year Book 1959 and 1961. London, RHS, 1959 and 1961 1st ed. 22.0 x 13.5 cms. Coloured and other illustrations. Dust wrappers torn and slightly soiled.            £5.00

 

516. Synge, P.M. et al. Some Good Garden Plants. London, RHS, 1962. 1st ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Well illustrated, dust wrapper frayed and slightly grubby.                        £8.00

 

517. Taylor, J. Plants for Dry Gardens. London, Frances Lincoln, 1993. 1st ed. 26.0 x 19.0 cms. Colour illustrations, laminated boards, dust wrapper.                                  £6.00

 

518. Testu, C. Les Roses Anciennes. Paris, Flammarion, 1984. 4to. 1st ed. 23.0 x 19.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, laminated boards.                                                 £8.00

 

519. Thim, T. Historiske Roser. Copenhagen, Gads Forlag, 1998. 1st ed. 21.0 x 23.0 cms. Many colour illustrations, laminated boards. Inscribed by the author.          £10.00

 

520. Thomas, G.S. Perennial Garden Plants. London, Dent, 1982. 8vo. 2nd ed. rep. 24.5 x  14.5 cms. Colour/other illustrations, dust wrapper frayed and soiled, owner's details and notes on front free end paper and sporadically through text.  [A clean copy of the 1st ed. also available].        £6.00

 

521. Thomas, G.S. A Garden of Roses. London, Pavilion Books, 1987. 1st ed. 28.0 x 21.0 cms. Fine colour reproductions of Alfred Parsons illustrations to Miss Willmott's The Genus Rosa.        £6.00

 

522. Thomas, H.H. The Greenhouse its Flowers and Management. London, Cassell, 1915. 1st ed. 19.0 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated. Originally paperback this copy has been rebound in simulated leather. Internally a little loose, original paperback covers stuck on end papers and so concealed.       £6.00

 

523. Thomson, D. Handy Book of the Flower-Garden. Ediburgh, Blackwood, 1876. 8vo. 3rd ed. 18.5 x 12.5 cms. 11 engraved plates of beds or groups of beds, mostly folding and 2 tinted green. Original blind and giltstamped cloth. Corners slightly rubbed, some plates misfolded, some foxing, lacking front free end paper, owner's details on 1/2 title, a few marginal markings.                     £6.00

 

524. Times, the (publisher). Studies in Gardening. London, The Times, no date c.1908. 1st ed. in book form. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. A series of articles reprinted from the Times of 1907-8. Original green cloth, slightly worn. Some pencil underlinings have been erased leaving faint marks. £6.00

 

525. Trehane, P. (Editor). Index Hortensis. Volume 1 Perennials. Wimborne, Quarterjack Publishing, 1989. 8vo. 1st Ed. 21.0 x 11.5 cms. Dust wrapper. Review presentation label pasted on front free end paper. The authoritative guide to correct naming of garden plants.                  £8.00

 

526. Ursel, N. d'. Roses des Jardin de Hex. Tielt, Lannoo, no date c.1995. 29.0 x 24.0 cms. Many fine colour plates of roses after watercolours by Edith Dasnoy, dust wrapper.  £25.00

 

527. Various. Colloque du Centenaire de la Roseraie du Val-du-Marne. L'Hay-les-Roses, Les Amies de la Roseraie, 1994. 1st ed. 29.0 x 21.0 cms. 170pp paperback with coloured illustrations.           £10.00

 

528. Various. The Iris Society Bulletin. The Iris Society, 1925-1928. 1st ed. 23.5 x 15.0 cms. Numbers 2, 5 and 6. Illustrated, in original paper covers, numbers 2 and 5 in decent used condition, number 6 soiled and torn with slight loss. But scarce in any condition.                           £15.00

 

529. Veitch, J. A Manual of Orchidaceous Plants cultivated under glass in Great Britain. Chelsea, James Veitch & Sons, 1887-1894. 8vo. 24.0 x 15.0 cms. 10 parts bound 2 vols. 13 coloured maps, 98 plates and many text illustrations. Bound in publisher's binding of gilt and black stamped brown cloth. An excellent bright crisp set.                                                                                        £1750.00

 

 

530. Veitch, J.H. Hortus Veitchii. London, James Veitch & Sons, 1906. Royal 8vo. 28.0 x 20.0 cms. 50 plates, limited edition printed for private circulation only, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, 1/2 morocco with marbled paper-covered boards. Externally rather rubbed, some browning of paper at edges, some foxing on end papers and prelims.                                                £575.00

 

 

531. Walt, J.J.A. van der. Pelargoniums of Southern Africa. Cape Town, Purnell, 1977. 1st ed. 28.0 x 21.0 cms. Many colour and other illustrations by Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst. Dust wrapper slightly torn, owner's details on front free end paper.                                                                    £40.00

 

532. Weathers, J. The Bulb Book. London, Murray, 1911. 8vo. 1st ed. 22.0 x 15.0 cm. Text illustrations by the author, original cloth, top edge gilt. Corners slightly rubbed,  front inner hinge cracked, end papers slightly foxed, "With Mr Murray's compliments" blindstamped at head of titlepage.       £8.00

 

533. Webb, D.A. & Gormall, R.J. Saxifrages of Europe. London, Christopher Helm, 1989. 4to. 1st Ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper price-clipped.    £12.50

 

534. Wemyss-Cooke, J. Primulas Old and New. Newton Abbott, David & Charles, c.1985 8vo.Coloured and other illustrations, dust wrapper. Inscribed by the author on titlepage. [another unsigned copy available].                                                                                                               £10.00

 

535. Wendelbo, P. and Mathew, B. Iridaceae. Flora des Iranischen Hochlandes und der Umrahmenden Gebirge. Graz, Akademische Druck, 1975. 1st ed. 24.0 x 17.0 cms. Colour and other plates. Card covers slightly grubby. Text in Latin and English. Scarce and authoritative.       £50.00

 

536. Wheeler, D. (editor) Hortus. A Gradening Journal, Number 1- 41. Rhayader, published privately, 1987-1997. 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.0 cms. Wood engraved and other illustrations. Card covers. Small coffee stain on number 24 otherwise a fine set. Some numbers now out of print.  £100.00

 

537. Wheeler, D. (editor). Hortus. A Gardening Journal, Number 10. Rhayader, privately published, 1989. 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.0 cms. Wood engraved and other illustrations. Card covers.        £2.00

 

538. Wheeler, D. (editor).: Hortus. A Gardening Journal, Numbers 1-63. Rhayader, published privately, 1987-2002 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.0 cms. Wood engraved and other illustrations. Card covers. A fine run. Some numbers now out of print.                                                               £175.00

 

539. Wheeler, D. (editor). Hortus, Number 1. Rhayader, published privately, 1987. 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.0 cms. Wood engraved and other illustrations. Card covers slighty marked. The first number of this periodical now out of print and scarce.                                                                     £10.00

 

540. Wilkie, D. Gentians. London, Country Life, 1950. Rev. ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Coloured frontis by John Nash, other illustrations. Dust wrapper very tattered, end papers soiled and with owner's name at front.      £8.00

 

541. Wilkinson, L. The Iris, Not published, 1951. 28.5 x 21.0 cms. Two loose-leaf folders. One containing 44pp of hand-written notes about irises and their cultivation, mostly copied from earlier sources but of particular interest are the notes of the writer's own experiences of growing irises from 1951-58. This work is illustrated with the author's eight pen and ink drawings on tracing paper of varieties of Iris. The other folder containings iris-related cuttings from periodical of about 1950s-60s, including material related to other bulbous plants. The compiler, L Wilkinson, was a practising architect.  £50.00

 

542. Will's Cigarettes (publishers). Second Series of Roses. Bristol, Will's Cigarettes, c.1918. 50 coloured cigarette cards showing roses. One card with small closed tear, a few others slightly creased at corners. An interesting record of varieties then current.                                    £15.00

 

543. Wilson, E.H. The Lilies of Eastern Asia. London, Dulau, 1929. Rep. 28.0 x 20.0 cms. Illustrated, original textured cloth. Some slight foxing and browning of paper.           £40.00

 

544. Wilson, G. (editor). The Orchid World Vol 1-6. Haywards Heath, published by the editor, 1911-1916. 1st ed. 27.0 x 20.5 cms. 6 volumes (all published). 14 colour plates and many other illustrations. Original uniform blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and upper board. Extremities slightly rubbed, very occasional slight offsetting, rear inner hinge of vol 1 slightly split. An excellent set of this very scarce periodical, the only other copies traced are in the Britsh Library and in the National Library of Australia. The contents varies from the scholarly to the chatty but of particular interest are the many accounts of Orchid collections.              £500.00

 

 

545. Wolfenden, J. The Glory of the Garden. Bonchurch, Peacock Vane, 1982. 1st ed. 23.0 x 16.5 cms. Handwritten and illustrated in colour by the author, dust wrapper price-clipped. Signed by the author.      £8.00

 

546. Wolseley, The Hon. F. Gardening for Women. London, Cassell, 1908. 1st ed. 20.0 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Original cloth slightly worn at extremities, sporadic foxing. The author was principal of the Glynde School for Lady Gardeners in Sussex, the frontis is a charming picture of a "Pupil in Working Costume" wearing a well cut tweed suit and with a fork over her shoulder. Scarce.           £50.00

 

547. Woodcock, H.B.D. & Stearn, W.T. Lilies of the World; Their Cultivation and Classification. London, Country Life, 1950. 8vo. 1st Ed. 23.5 x 15.5 cms. Many illustrations, Dust wrapper badly  torn and crudely repaired.                                                                                             £20.00

 

548. Woodcock, H.D. & Coutts, J. Lilies, Their Culture and Management. London, Country Life, 1935. 8vo. 1st Ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Colour frontis, many other illustrations. Cloth slightly darkened, owner's details on front free end paper.                                                                            £6.00

 

549. Woodcock, H.D. & Coutts, J. Lilies, Their Culture and Management. London, Country Life, 1936. 8vo. 2nd Ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Colour frontis, many other illustrations. Cloth slightly darkened, owner's bookplate on pastedown and details on front free end paper.                         £6.00

 

550. Wooley, R.V.G. Roses and How to excel with them. London, Country Life, 1923. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. Text illustrations. Clean copy.                                                    £7.00

 

551. Wright, A.H. and A.A. The Dwarf Bearded Iris: 1 A Preliminary Working List. Ithaca, Cornell University, 1927. 1st ed. 22.5 x 14.5 cms. 12pp stapled bound booklet, paper browned.             £5.00

 

552. Wright, W.P.: Roses and Rose Gardens. London, Headley Bros, 1914. 8vo. 2nd Ed. 22.5 x 16.5 cms. Tipped-in colour and sepia plates by Beatrice Parsons and others, pictorial cloth. Owner's details on1/2 title, corners slightly rubbed, cloth faded.                                                £20.00

 

553. Wyss, C.von. Gardens in Their Seasons. London, A. & C. Black, 1919. Rep. 24.0 x 19.0 cms. 32 colour and 25 other illustrations, pictorial boards. Spine slightly faded.   £8.00

 

554. Yeo, P.F. Hardy Geraniums. London, Croom Helm, 1985. 4to. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Coloured plates and text illustrations. Dust wrapper.                                                   £8.00

 

555. Zambra, G.L. Violets for Garden and Market. London, Collingridge, [1938]. 8vo. 1st ed. 21.0 x 16.0 cms.  5 colour and a few other plates. Slightly faded                                £8.00

 

 

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

 

556. Anon. The Gardener's and Farmer's Reason Why. London, Houlston and Wright, 1860. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Text illustrations, original gilt and blindstamped cloth. Spine faded and slightly frayed at head, owner's note on front free end paper.                                              £15.00

 

557. Bazeley, B. Growing Fruit Trees. London, Collins, 1990. 1st ed. 26.5 x 19.0 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                                     £18.00

 

558. Castelvetro, G. The Fruit, Herbs & Vegetables of Italy. London, Viking, 1989. 4to. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper.                         £35.00

 

559. Coley, H.M. Labour Saving Gardens. London, John Gifford, 1944. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated.                                                                                                                 £6.00

 

560. Connelly, F.C.: The Lazy Gardener. London, Faber, 1945. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper slightly frayed.                                                                       £6.00

 

561. Cooper, W.C. How to Win Prizes with Vegetables. London, C.Arthur Pearson, 1960. 8vo. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.5cms. Illustrated. Cloth faded, dust wrapper frayed.                  £8.00

 

562. Coulter, J.M. Fundamentals of Plant-Breeding. New York, D.Appleton & Co, 1914. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated, original cloth.                                                          £10.00

 

563. Cross, M. (editor). Grow Your Own Energy. Oxford, Blackwell, 1984. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper.                                                                                       £6.00

 

564. Davies, J. The Wartime Kitchen and Garden. London, BBC, 1993. Rep. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper. Ex library with usual marks, but still quite a clean copy.        £8.00

 

565. Dawson, R.B. Practical Lawncraft. London, Crosby Lockwood Staples, 1977. 7th ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Revised by R.Hawthorn. lllustrated. Dust wrapper stuck down to end papers.               £6.00

 

566. Forsell, M. The Berry Garden. London, Macdonald, 1989. 1st ed. 25.0 x 25.0 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper. slight rubbing at extremities.                                      £6.00

 

567. Greenfield, I. Turf Culture. London, Leonard Hill, 1962. 1st ed. 24.0 x  14.5 cms. Dust wrapper price-clipped and slightly creased                                                              £6.00

 

568. Greenoak, F. Forgotten Fruit. London, Deutsch, 1983. 8vo. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Colour plates after paintings by Alastair Robertson, dust wrapper.                            £10.00

 

569. Griffiths, A.B. Special Manure for Garden Crops. London, Collingridge, 1900. 2nd ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. With 14pp of adverts at rear. Extremities slighty rubbed, owner's details on front free end paper, paper darkened.                                                                                           £10.00

 

570. Gunston, J. Successful Gardening without Digging. London, Stanley Paul, 1960. 8vo. 1st ed. 18.2 x 12.0cms. Illustrated. Dust wrapper.                                                 £15.00

 

571. Hall, M.T. (editor). Successful Fruit and Vegetable Growing. London, Black Cat, 1988. Rep. 30.0 x 22.0 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                            £6.00

 

572. Hargreaves, J. Harvests & Harvesters. Fruit and Vegetable Growing in Britain. London, Gollnacz, 1987. 1st ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Dust wrapper.                                            £6.00

 

573. Hitt, T. A Treatise on Fruit-Trees. London, printed for the author, 1757. 2nd ed. 20.5 x 12.0 cms. viii, 392, [8], 7 engraved folding plates, contemporary full calf with raised bands to spine and contrasting label, gilt lettering and decoration. Some marginal light dampstaining, one plate torn but without loss except at outer edge beyond image, rubbed with some loss at spine ends and hinges beginning to crack. Book plate of John Clevland on front pastedown. [Henrey 848].                                 £350.00

 

574. Howard, L.E. The Earth's Green Carpet. Emmaus, Rodale Press, 1947. 1st ed. 20.0 x 14.0 cms. Frontis. Dust wrapper price-clipped and slightly frayed.                 £6.00

 

575. Howes, F.N. Plants & Bee-Keeping. London, Faber, 1946. 8vo. 2nd imp. 22.0 x 13.5 cms. 32 plates. Dust wrapper  torn with slight loss, and a little grubby.                    £8.00

 

576. Jones, W. The Gardener's Receipt Book. London, Groombridge, 1858. 4th Ed. 16.0 x 10.0 cms. Original gilt and blindstamped cloth. Spine darkened but a near fine copy.       £20.00

 

577. Jones, W. The Gardener's Receipt Book. London, Groombridge, no date c.1870. 5th ed. 16.0 x 10.0 cms. Original gilt and blindstamped cloth. Frayed loose and soiled. Signature on front pastedown "William Smith Gardener Bramfield Suffolk"                                                 £10.00

 

578. Kalesny, F. The Museum of Viticulture in Bratislava. Bratislava, Pallas, 1977. 1st ed. 20.0 x 14.5 cms. 95pp guide to the museum with colour and other illustrations, card covers with dust wrapper. Text in English.                                                                                                               £15.00

 

579. Keeble, Sir F. Science Lends a Hand in the Garden. London, Putnam, 1939. 1st ed. 22.0 x 13.5 cms. Dust wrapper discoloured, boards slightly bowed                          £8.00

 

580. Macself, A.J. French Intensive Gardening. London, Collingridge, no date c.1930. Edition unknown. 21.0 x 16.5 cms. Illustrated. Spine faded, cloth slightly grubby.              £8.00

 

581. Macself, A.J. The Horticultural Exhibitor. London, Thornton Butterworth, 1924.` 1st ed. 17.5 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated. Dust wrapper frayed  and grubby, lacking front free end paper.        £10.00

 

582. McDonald, D. Fruit Culture and Utility. London, Robert Hayes, 1924. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. 4 colour plates, other illustrations. Foot of spine slightly torn, lacking front free end paper, owner's details on 1/2 title, one colour plate creased at edges.                                                 £12.00

 

583. Middleton, C.H. and Heath, A. From Garden to Kitchen. London, Cassell, 1941. 2nd ed. 18.5 x 12.5 cms. Owner's details on front free end paper but otherwise a clean copy.        £6.00

 

584. Morgan, J. and Richards, A. The New Book of Apples. London, Ebury Press, 2002. Rev Ed. 25.0 x 20.0 cms. Colour illustrations by E.Dowle, other illustrations. Useful list of varieties.  Upper edge of lower board dented otherwise a good copy.                                                       £22.00

 

585. Morgan, J. and Richards, A. The Book of Apples. London, Ebury Press, 1993. 1st Ed. 3rd imp. 25.0 x 20.0 cms. Colour illustrations by E.Dowle, other illustrations. Useful list of varieties.  £15.00

 

586. Pearkes, G. Vinegrowing in Britain. London, Dent, 1982. 1st ed. 23.0 x 15.0 cms. Text illustrations, price-clipped dust wrapper                                                             £18.00

 

587. Pim, S. Bringing the Garden Indoors. London, My Garden, 1949. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Decorations  by David Saville. Dust wrapper slightly soiled and frayed.              £6.00

 

588. Reed, F.J. Lawns and Playing Fields. London, Faber, 1950. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated.         £7.00

 

589. RHS (publishers). The Vegetable Garden Displayed. London, RHS, 1972-81. Various editions. 23.5 x 17.5 cms. Many illustrations, card covers. Slight signs of wear. Possibly still the best general primer on vegetable growing.                                                                              £3.00

 

590. RHS (publishers). The Fruit Garden Displayed. London, RHS, 1951-79. Various editions, hard or paperback. 21.5 x 16.0 cms. Well illustrated. condition varies. Possibly still the best general primer on fruit growing.                                                                                                £3.00

 

591. Robinson, W. (editor). The Vegetable Garden. London, Murray, 1905. 8vo. 2nd ed. 22.5 x 15.0 cms. Many text engravings, original cloth with gilt lettering. Corners slightly rubbed, spine ends very slightly frayed. Translated from the French of H.Vilmorin-Andrieux but with a typical preface by Robinson. Contains more material than the 1st ed. of 1885.                                                    £50.00

 

592. Sanders, R. The English Apple. Oxford, Phaidon, 1988. 1st ed. 28.0 x 23.5 cms . 122 colour and many other illustrations by the author. Dust wrapper slightly frayed, a few ballpoint notes by previous owner on 1/2 title.                                                                                                     £80.00

 

593. Sanders, T.W. (editor). Roots, Bulbs, and Tubers for Profit. London, Collingridge, no date [1903]. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. Well illustrated, cloth spine, paper-covered boards. Spine frayed, boards faded, owner's details on front free end paper. No. 2 of profitable Farm and Garden Handbooks.      £10.00

 

594. Sanders, T.W. (editor). The Book of the Potato. London, Collingridge, 1905. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.5 cms. Well illustrated, original pictorial cloth. Binding slightly soiled, small closed tear in frontis, end papers slightly spotted.                                                                                               £40.00

 

595. Smith, T. French Gardening. London, Joseph Fels/Utopia Press, 1909. 8vo. 1st ed. 18.0 x 11.5cms. Illustrated, folding plan. Extremities slightly rubbed, end papers darkened.       £20.00

 

596. Stout, R. and Clemence, R. The No-Work Garden Book. London, Book Club Ed. 1976. Rep. 21,0 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper price-clipped and slightly frayed.   £10.00

 

597. Stuart, D.C. The Kitchen Garden. A Historical Guide to Traditional Crops. London, Robert Hale, 1984. 8vo. 1st ed. 23.3 x 15.0cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper.                 £10.00

 

598. Taylor, H.V. The Apples of England. London, Crosby Lockwood, 1946. 4to. 3rd ed. rev. 24.5 x 18.9cms. 36 colour plates. Excellent copy.                                                     £20.00

 

599. Whitehead, S.B. Garden Weeds and Their Control. London, Dent, 1949. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated. Spine faded.                                                                      £7.00

 

600. Wickenden, L. Gardening with Nature. How to grow your own Vegetables, Fruit & Flowers by Natural Methods. London, Faber, 1956. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Binding slightly rubbed and darkened.                                                                                                                 £8.00

 

601. Wilson, J. A Guide to the Cultivation of Apricots, Peaches, Nectorines, Figs and Grapes. London, RHS, no date c.1960. Edition not known. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. 20pp illustrated paperback booklet. Covers faded.                                                                                                                 £6.00

 

602. Wood, D. and Crosby, K. Grow it and Cook it. London, Faber, 1975. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. A few text illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                  £6.00

 

603. Wright, J. and H.J. The Vegetable Grower's Guide. London, Virtue, no date c.1895. 1st ed. 27.5 x 21.0 cms. 2 volumes in 4 divisions, 30 colour plates, many other illustrations, original stamped green cloth, all edges gilt, gilt lettering to spine. Extremities slightly rubbed, spines relaid, spines faded, end papers lightly spotted, occasional light foxing.                                                    £200.00

 

 

604. Wright, W.P. Food Fruit & Flowers. London, Dent, 1917. 1st ed. 18.5 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Spine faded, slight browning of end papers.                                               £6.00

 

 

TREES AND SHRUBS

 

605. Austin, D. Shrub Roses and Climbing Roses. Woodbridge, Antique Collectors Club, 1994. 8vo. rep. 21.0 x 14.5 cms. Coloured illustrations, paper-covers slightly creased, owner's inscription on front inner cover.                                                                                                    £6.00

 

606. Bean, W.J. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles. London, Murray, 1950-1 7th Ed. 3 vols. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Text illustrations, uncoloured plates. Clean copy, slight fraying at head of vol 1.                  £30.00

 

607. Birch, M.V. The Fuchsia Albums volumes 1 to 4. Miiddlesborough, Arcadia Nurseries, no date, c.1980s. Fo. 1st ed. 29.5 x 21.0 cms. 4 vols with card covers illustrating over 850 varieties in colour. Corners slightly bent.                                                                                                    £10.00

 

608. Brandis, D. Indian Trees. An Account of Trees, Shrubs, Woody Climbers, Bamboos and Palms Indigenous or commonly cultivated in the British Indian Empire. London, Constable, 1911. 3rd imp. 25.0 x 15.0 cms. Text illustrations, original cloth rubbed and with spine ends frayed, damp marks on top edge.     £50.00

 

609. Bridgeman, P. Trees for Town & Country. A Practical Guide to the Planting & Care. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1979. 1st ed. 24.5 x 16.5 cms. Well illustrated, dust wrapper.           £6.00

 

610. Clarke, E. Leaf, Bark and Berry, Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1996. 1st ed. 27.5 x 23.5 cms. Colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                  £6.00

 

611. Colvin, B. Trees for Town and Country. London, Lund Humphries, 1965. 3rd ed.rep. 28.0 x 22.0 cms. Dust wrapper, end papers and line drawings by S.R.Badmin, photographic illustrations. Cloth spine spotted, paper-covered boards, dust wrapper frayed.                                 £12.00

 

612. Committee on British Forestry. Report of the Departmental Committee ... into British Forestry. London, H.M. Stationery Office, 1906. Rep. 32.5 x 21.0 cms. Bound with it Minutes of Evidence, 241pp, diagrams. Ex Office of Woods Library with usual stamps on front free end paper, bound in stout library cloth with gilt lettering. Titlepage grubby, holes punched through first 14pp.     £25.00

 

613. Cooper, C.S. and Westell, W.P. Trees & Shrubs of the British Isles, Native and Acclimatised. London, Dent, 1919. 1st ed. 29.0 x 22.5 cms. 2 vols. 16 colour plates and 70 others from drawings by C.F.Newall. Original green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt. Binding very slightly rubbed, occasional faint foxing.                                                                                        £40.00

 

614. Cox, E.H.M. & Cox, P.A. Modern Shrubs. London, Nelson, 1958. 8vo. 1st Ed. 22.4 x 16.4cms. 4 colour plates and other illustrations by Margaret Stones. Slightly rubbed.   £6.00

 

615. Cox, E.H.M. & Cox, P.A. Modern Rhododendrons. London, Nelson, 1956. 8vo. 1st ed. 22.0 x 16.0cms. 4 colour plates by Margaret Stones, text illustrations. Some foxing of contents, dust wrapper foxed and slightly frayed.                                                                                                   £6.00

 

616. Cox, P. & K. Cox's Guide to Choosing Rhododendrons. London, Batsford, 1990. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                   £7.50

 

617. Dallimore, W. Holly Yew & Box with Notes on Other Evergreens. London, John Lane, 1918. 8vo. 1st ed. . 22.0 x 14.5 cms. Illustrated, pictorial cloth, top edge gilt. Some browning of end papers but clean copy of the better quality 1st edition.                                                                   £60.00

 

618. Edwards, P. Trees and the English Landscape. London, Bell, 1962 1st Ed. 24.0 x 18.5 cms. Illustrated. Badly torn dust wrapper.                                                                     £6.00

 

619. Evelyn, J. Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees. York, printed for J.Dodsley, 1776. 1st Hunter Edition. 30.0 x 22.0 cms. [lvi], 649, [11], including portrait frontis by Bartolozzi, 40 engraved plates (including one folding, folding table. Ex library, slightly rubbed, copy in stout library 1/4 morocco with gilt lettering, shelf reference number in gilt at foot of spine, library bookplate on front free end paper, light library stamps on verso of plates. Frontis and first three and last four leaves professionally repaired at fore margin, C19th owner's stamp on verso of frontis and name details on titlepage, small closed tear at head of titlepage, subscriber's receipt (to Dorning Rasbotham) present but torn in two and with signs of earlier sellotape repair, light dampstaining at one top corner of most pages but not too obtrusive. Bound in at rear is a single heavily restored ms leaf on "Observations on the Bleeding of Trees and procuring the sap for making Wine..." A complete and interesting copy of the best edition at a competitive price. [Henrey 137].          £300.00

 

 

620. Forbes, A.C. English Estate Forestry. London, Arnold, 1906. 2nd ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Illustrated, original cloth. Ex Office of Woods Library with stamps on front end papers, titlepage and last page, but generally a tidy copy.                                                                           £8.00

 

621. Forsyth, W. Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees. London, Longman, 1810. 8vo. 5th Ed. 20.5 x 12.5 cms. Engraved frontis and 13 engraved plates, some folding. Binding b y Js Truscott, later, but not recent 1/2 calf with contrasting labels. Ex library of Office of Woods with stamps on front end papers, gilt library title at foot of spine but no other marks. A pleasing copy.                        £75.00

 

622. Gaut, A. Seaside Planting of Trees and Shrubs. London, Country Life, 1907. 1st ed. 21.5 x 14.0 cms. Illustrated. Original cloth with gilt lettering. Ex Office of Woods Library with stamps on front end papers but nowhere else, head of spine slightly frayed.                                   £10.00

 

623. Gordon, G. The Book of Shrubs. London, John Lane, 1903. 1st ed. 19.0 x 12.5 cms. Illustrated, original cloth. Practical Gardening Handbooks XV. Some foxing, externally rubbed and grubby.                     £6.00

 

624. Harrison, C.R. Ornamental Conifers. New York, Hafner press, 1975. 4to. 1st US ed. 28.0 x 22.0 cms. Many colour illustrations. Dust wrapper slightly rubbed and creased.     £6.00

 

625. Haworth-Booth, M. The Moutan or Tree Peony. London, GBC, 1963. 8vo. rep. 21.5 x 13.5cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper. Clean copy.                                                £6.00

 

626. Haworth-Booth, M. The Hydrangeas. London, Constable, 19559. 8vo. 3rd ed. 21.5 x 14.0 cms.  Illustrated. Owner's address stamp on front free end paper.          £6.00

 

627. Haworth-Booth, M. The Flowering Shrub Garden. London, Country Life, 1938. 1st ed. 21.0 x 14.0 cms. Many photographic illustrations.                                                         £6.00

 

628. Hay, R. Better Hedges. Haslemere, Roy Hay Publications, no date c.1950. Edition not known. 24.0 x 15.0cms. 20pp illustrated booklet ion paper covers. Some foxing, covers discoloured.          £6.00

 

629. Heath, F.G. (editor). The Journal of Forestry and Estates Management. Vol 1 - Vol 8. London, J. & W. Rider. 1878-1884. 1st ed. 23.0 x 14.5 cms. 8 vols bound in 7, illustrated and with maps or plans, some folding and coloured, folding charts, contemporary 1/2 dark green calf with gilt lettering. Extremities rubbed, spines relaid on vols 1, 3, 4 and 5, spine of vol 6 faded, p313/4 torn with some loss and repaired. Ex Office of woods Library and usual stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere.           £300.00

 

 

630. Heath, R.E. Shrubs for the Rock Garden and the Alpine House. London, Collingridge, 1954. 1st ed. 24.5 x 15.0 cms. Illustrated, dust wrapper faded/frayed, owner's details on.               £10.00

 

631. Ingram, C. Ornamental Cherries. London, Country Life, 1948. 8vo. 1st Ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. 8 colour plates by the author, other illustrations. Binding a little grubby.   £12.00

 

632. Jennings, T. The World of a Hedge. London, Faber, 1978. 1st ed. 21.0 x 15.5 cms. Well illustrated, laminated boards.                                                                                £6.00

 

633. Johnson, A.T. Rhododendron, Azaleas, Magnolias, Camellias & Ornamental Cherries. London, My Garden, 1948. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. Colour frontis, other illustrations. Dust wrapper soiled and frayed.                                                                                                                 £5.00

 

634. Johnson, D, (editor). Palms. Their Conservation and Sustained Utilization. Cambridge, IUCN, 1996. 1st ed. 28.0 c 21.0 cms. Illustrated and with maps, card covers slightly worn and frayed at one spine end.        £10.00

 

635. Jones, D. Palms in Australia. Bagowlah, Reed Books, 1990. 2nd ed. rep. 26.0 x 17.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper faded and slightly frayed.              £8.00

 

636. Kennedy, J. A Treatise upon Planting, Gardening, and the Management of the Hot-House. London, printed for S.Hooper, 1777. 2nd ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. 2 vols. Vol 1, xi, [i], 280pp. Vol2, [iv], 279, [1]pp. Bound in full calf with contemporary boards and later, but not recent spine, contrasting labels with gilt lettering. Ex library of Office of Woods with these words stamped in gilt at foot of each vol, library stamps on front end papers, on titlepages, on final page and on page 1 of vol 1, fore corners badly rubbed. [Henrey 894].                                                                                                            £750.00

 

637. Kingdon-Ward, F. Berried Treasure. London, Garden Book Club, no date, c 1954. Rep. 22.0 x 15.0 cms. Colour frontis, other illustrations. Cloth faded.                         £6.00

 

638. Li Longzhang, Zhao Xiangyun and Shi Lan. A Treatise on the Mudan Peony of Luoyang. Luoyang, China Pictorial Publishing House, 1998. 1st ed. 28.0 x 21.0 cms. Text in English and list of varieties etc in English and Chinese. Many excellent colour photographic illustrations, dust wrapper. Donor's inscription on front dust wrapper flap.                                                                                      £20.00

 

639. Lloyd, C. Clematis. London, Faber, 1977. 8vo. New ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Colour plates by Marjorie Blamey, dust wrapper slightly worn. A complete re-write of the 1965 edition.   £7.50

 

640. LLoyd, C. Clematis. London, Viking, 1989. 8vo. rev ed. 23.0 x 15.0  cms. Colour plates and a few text drawings, dust wrapper frayed. Completely revised edition with Tom Bennett.             £9.00

 

641. Lloyd, C. Foliage Plants. London, Collins, 1973. 8vo.r1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper repaired.                                                  £8.00

 

642. Loudon, J.C. Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum; or, The Trees and Shrubs of Great Britain. London, printed for the author and sold by Longmans, 1844. 2nd ed. 22.0 x 13.5 cms. 8 volumes bound in 6, 4 vols text, 2 vols plates. Over 2500 text engravings and 412 engraved plates including many folding. Contemporary 1/2 morocco with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and gilt lettering to spines. Heraldic bookplate on pastedown of every vol., sporadic foxing in all volumes, some rubbing of binding but a pleasing set.                                                                                                    £400.00

 

 

643. Lowe, J. The Yew-Trees of Great Britain and Ireland. London, Macmillan, 1897. 1st ed. 21.5 x 14.0 cms. Well illustrated, original giltstamped cloth. Upper board lightly spotted, a little light foxing, owner's heraldic bookplate on front free end paper.                                                £100.00

 

 

644. [Marshall, W.] Planting and Ornamental Gardening; a Practical Treatise. London, for J. Dodsley, 1785. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. Lacking [i-ii] (1/2title), [iii]- xi, [v] 638pp (actually 654pp because of mispagination). Contemporary full calf with later but not recent spine and contrasting label with gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, Usual library stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere, calf on boards rubbed and  cracked. [Henrey 1228].   £200.00

 

645. Marshall, W. Planting and Rural Ornament. London, for G.Nicol etc. 1796 2nd ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. 2 vols.  vol 1, xxxii, 408, [8]. vol 2, xx, 454, [6]. Contemporary full calf with later but not recent spine and contrasting label with gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, Usual library stamps on front end papers but not elswhere, calf on boards rubbed and  cracked. [Henrey 1229].                                                                                                            £200.00

 

646. Mitchell, A. A Field Guide to the Trees of Britain and Northern Europe. London, Reader's, Union, 1974. 8vo. rep. 19.0 x 12.5cms. 40 colour plates by P.Dahlstrom and E. Sunesen, 640 line drawings by C.Darter. Dust wrapper slightly worn.                                                                 £6.00

 

647. Mitchell, A. & Coombes, A. The Garden Tree. An Illustrated Guide to Choosing, Planting and Caring for 500 Garden Trees. London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1998. 1st ed. 28.0 x 21.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, dust wrapper.                                                                £15.00

 

648. Nijuis, M. 1000 Fuchsias. London, Batsford, 1995. Rep. 29.5 x 20.5 cms. Many colour illustrations, laminated boards.                                                                             £15.00

 

649. Ouden, P.den. Manual of Cultivated Conifers. The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1965. 1st ed. 26.0 x 19.0 cms. Illustrated. Owner's signature on front free end paper.         £15.00

 

650. Rushforth, K. Conifers. New York, Facts on File, 1987. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.5 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper. Remainder mark on lower edge.          £7.00

 

651. Sargent, C.S. Manual of the Trees of North America (Exclusive of Mexico). Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1905. 1st ed. 21.5 x 14.5 cms. Map frontis, many text illustrations. Spine faded.         £12.00

 

652. Sargent, C.S. Forest Flora of Japan. Tokyo, Shokubutsu Bunken Kanko-Kai, 1939. 2nd ed. 31.0 x 22.0 cms. 2 vols. Vol 1, which is facsimile of the 1st ed. of 1894 published by Houghton Mifflin, with 26 fullpage plates, Vol 2 (Supplement), with portrait frontis, facsimile letter and one woodcut plate. Vol 1 1/2 cloth, paper-covered boards and leather label to spine, vol 2 paper covers. Extremities slightly rubbed, with original, rather damaged, travelling cardboard case. Some darkening of paper.   £150.00

 

 

653. Schlich, W. A Manual of Forestry. London, Bradbury Aghew, 1891-6. 1st or 2nd ed. 23.0 x 14.0 cms. 5 vols. Vol 1, 1892, 2nd ed. Vol 2,1891 1st ed. Vol 3, 1895 1st ed. vol 4, 1895 1st ed. vol 5, 1896 1st ed. Text illustrations in all vols, 2 colour plates in vol 5 showing types of wood. All vols uniformly bound in original cloth with gilt lettering. Ex library Office of Woods with usual stamps on prelims of each vol but otherwise  very clean with many pages unopened.                                               £100.00

 

654. Slocock, W.A. and others. Goldsworth Rhododendrons. Woking, Walter C. Slocock Ltd, no date c.1940. 23.5 x 15.0 cms. 4 colour plates, 66pp catalogue, interleaved with blanks and put into home made hard covers which have now parted from text. But interesting.             £20.00

 

655. Switzer, S. The Practical Fruit-Gardener. London, printed for Joseph Johnson, 1763. 2nd ed. 19.5 x 12.0 cms. [xxxii], 363, [13], 6 folding plates. Contemporary full calf with raised bands. Very rubbed, upper hinge badly split, lower hinge slightly cracked, owner's details and doodling on end papers and 1/2 title, folding plates torn without loss and crudely repaired, occasional foxing. [Henrey 1416].          £500.00

 

 

656. Thomas, G.S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. London,. Murray, 1992. 1st Ed. 24.5 x 14.0 cms. Colour and other illustrations, dust wrapper                           £6.00

 

657. Thomson, T. and Jerram, M.R.K. An Outline of Forestry. London, Myrby & Co, 1938. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Slight foxing, cloth faded.                                      £10.00

 

658. Trelease, W. The Yucceae. St Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden, 1902. 1st ed in book form, 22.5 x 15.5 cms. Frontis, pp27-133, plates 1-98, from 13th annual report of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, limp cloth covers, later spine. Covers creased, repaired tear in upper cover and first three leaves. Scarce.     £75.00

 

659. Welch, H.J. Manual of Dwarf Conifers. New York, Theophratus, 1979. 4to. 1st US ed. 25.5 x 17.5 cms. Well illustrated. Dust wrapper slightly frayed and scuffed.            £25.00

 

 

FARMING

 

660. Bedford, Duke of. A Great Agricultural Estate. London, Murray, 1897. 1st ed. 19.0 x 13.0 cms. Original cloth. Ex library of Office of Woods, stamps on front free end paper and titlepage, otherwise a clean copy.                                                                                                                 £8.00

 

661. Bradley, R. The Gentleman and Farmer's Guide for the IncreaSe and Improvement of Cattle... London, printed for J.Applebbe, 1729. 1st ed. 19.5 x 11.5 cms. [2], iv, [10], 352pp, 4 engraved plates, later but not recent full calf with raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration, binding showing signs of wear but pleasing, contents moderately dampstained.                                               £350.00

 

 

662. Columella, L.J.M. Of Husbandry in Twelve Books and his Book concerning Trees. London, printed for A Millar, 1745. 1st ed. in this form. 25.0 x 19.5 cms.  xiv, [xiv], 600, [8]. Contemporary mottled calf with raised bands and contrasting label, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Extremities rubbed with some loss at spine ends and on small section of upper board, hinges cracked but stitching firm, front free end paper nearly detached, slight bookworm damage to pastedown and first few pages, small hole in first blank, some pages rather foxed.                                                                                     £500.00

 

663. Dickson, A. A Treatise on Agriculture. Vol 2. Edinburgh, printed for A.Kincaid etc, 1769. 1st ed. 20.5 x 12.0 cms. lxiii, [iii], 564pp. Full contemporary calf with raised bands and contrasting label. Rubbed, hinges cracking but stitching sound, bookplate of Stewart of Glasserton on front pastedown. Vol 1 was published in 1765, vol 2 is a self contained work in itself. [Perkins p38, Fussell p55-57].      £75.00

664. Gardner, H.W. A Survey of the Agriculture of Hertfordshire. London, Royal Agricultural Society of England, 1967. 1st ed. 24.5 x 18.0 cms. Illustrated, coloured folding map. Ex library with front free end paper removed, marks on lower board and rear end papers, stamp on verso of titlepage.   £8.00

 

665. H., A.C. Rural Recreations; or Modern Farmer's Calendar; and Monthly Instructor. London, for Vernor and Hood, 1802. 1st ed. 22.0 x 13.5 cms. Frontis, vii, 64, 128, 163, [5] leaves of engraved plates, some folding, woodcut tailpieces. Bound in contemporary paper covered boards with cloth spine and leather label with gilt lettering. Head of spine frayed,hole torn in front free end paper, first few leaves blotchily darkened. The section of pages numbered 1-163 comprise the first 5 months of the Gardener's Instructor [see numbers 503 and 504 above]. The copies of the farmers Calendar show on Copac show either 5 or 9 engraved plates or are silent.                                                                                     £100.00

 

666. Hall, A.D. and Russell, E.J. A Report on the Agriculture and Soils of Kent, Surrey, and Sussex. London, H.M.Stationery Office, 1911. 1st ed. 24.0 x 15.0 cms. Coloured map frontispiece, many illustrations and maps, coloured map in rear pocket with transparent overlay guide, original cloth. Ex Crown Estate Office Library with usual stamps on front end papers and titlepage but not elsewhere.           £12.00

 

667. Harte, W. Essays on Husbandry Essay I A General Introduction, Essay II An Account of some Experiments. London, printed for W.Frederick, 1764. 1st ed. 20.0 x 12.5 cms. xx, [2], 213, [1], 232pp. 4 engraved plates (of 5 called for), many text woodcuts. Bound in later but not recent 1/2 calf by Jas. Truscott & Son. with raised bands and contrasting label, gilt lettering. Ex Library of Wood Office with this lettering in gilt at foot of spine and with stamps on front end papers. No other library marks and a very clean copy.             £100.00

 

668. Henderson, R. The Estate Manager. Edinburgh, William Green & Sons, 1910. 1st ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Plans, maps and text engravings, original cloth. Ex Office of Woods Library with usual stamps on end papers and titlepage, marks on upper board and spine where labels removed, extremities slightly rubbed.              £10.00

 

669. Horne, T.H. The Complete Grazier. London, Crosby & Co. 1808. 3rd ed. 21.0 x 12.5 cms. [22], xxvi, 527, [1]pp.  Engraved frontis and 7 engraved plates. Full contemporary marbled calf. Lacking titlepage, rubbed, lacking spine label, hinges cracking but stitching sound.   £35.00

 

670. Howard, Sir A. Farming and Gardening for Health or Disease. London, Faber, 1945. 2nd imp. 23.0 x 13.5 cms. Illustrated. Spine faded.                                                    £6.00

 

671. Jebb, L. The Small Holdings of England. London, Murray, 1907. 1st ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Illustrated. Ex Office of Woods Library with usual stamps on front end paper, owner's signature on titlepage, end papers darkened.                                                                                          £12.00

 

672. Joseph Thorley Limited (publisher) Thorley's Farmer's Almanack. 1922. London, Joseph Thorley, 1922. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. 72pp paperback booklet with colour printed covers and fullpage photographic illustrations. Stapled covers slightly discoloured, contemporary notes, some creasing and spotting of covers.                                                                                                            £20.00

 

673. Joseph Thorley Limited (publisher). Thorley's Farmer's Almanack. 1909 London, Joseph Thorley, 1909. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. 74pp paperback booklet with colour printed uper cover and fullpage photographic illustrations. Stapled covers rather discoloured and nearly disbound, contemporary notes on front cover.   £18.00

 

674. Joseph Thorley Limited (publisher). Thorley's Farmer's Almanack. 1910. London, Joseph Thorley, 1910. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. 80pp paperback booklet with colour printed upper cover and fullpage photographic illustrations. Stapled covers rather discoloured and nearly disbound.    £18.00

 

675. Joseph Thorley Limited (publisher). Thorley's Farmer's Almanack. 1912. London, Joseph Thorley, 1912. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. 80pp paperback booklet with colour printed upper cover and fullpage photographic illustrations. Stapled covers slightly discoloured, contemporary notes and  colouring in, some foxing and spotting of lower cover.                                                                     £18.00

 

676. Joseph Thorley Limited (publisher). Thorley's Farmer's Almanack. 1879. London, Joseph Thorley, 1879. 1st ed. 18.0 x 12.0 cms. 48pp paperback booklet with colour printed uper cover, frontispiece and one other plate. Covers torn with minor loss, contemporary pencil notes in calendar section and on back cover.         £25.00

 

677. Lisle, E. Observations in Husbandry. London, printed for C.Hitch etc., 1757. 2nd ed. 20.5 x 12.5 cms. 2 vols. Folding portrait frontis to vol 1, xxii, 398, [2], and 406, [2]. Bound in full contemporary calf with raised bands and contrasting labels with gilt lettering. Rubbed, one label a replacement, slight cracking of hinges, some darkening of end papers, some offsetting onto titlepage from frontis, book label of John Clevland on front pastedown of each vol.                                                          £300.00

 

 

678. Malcolm, J. A Compendium of Modern Husbandry, Principally Written during a Survey of Surrey. London, printed for the author by C. and R. Baldwin, 1805. 1st ed. 21.0 x 12.5 cms. 3 vols. Vol 1, folding coloured map of Surrey as frontis, xx, 256pp., 6 engraved plates, vol 2, [ii], 544pp, vol 3, [ii], 500pp. Bound in uniform later but not recent 1/2 calf by Jas. Truscott & Son. with raised bands and contrasting labels and gilt lettering. Ex library of Office of Woods which is stamped in gilt at foot of spine, usual library labels on front end papers but not elsewhere.                                                      £150.00

 

Note: Numbers 679 to 686 by William Marshall and relating to agriculture are in uniform  style of binding although 685 is rather taller. A buyer of the complete set is offered 10% discount.

 

 

679. Marshall, W. The Rural economy of Yorkshire. London, printed for G.Nicol, 1796. 2nd ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. 2 vols. Vol 1, xxiv, 2 folding maps, 373, [3]. vol 2, xx, 358, [20]. Later but not recent 1/2 calf contrasting label with gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, Usual library stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere.                           £200.00

 

680. Marshall, W. The Rural Economy of the Southern Counties. London, printed for G.Nicol, 1798. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. 2 vols. Vol 1, folding map, xxxii, 411, [5]. vol 2, folding map, [2], xxxii, 416, [16]. Later but not recent 1/2 calf contrasting label, gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, usual library stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere.  £200.00

 

681. Marshall, W. The Rural Economy of Norfolk London, printed for G.Nicol, 1795. 2nd ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. 2 vols. Vol 1, xvii, [7], 400. vol 2, [2], ix, [7], 392 [4]. Lacking the map usually present. Later but not recent 1/2 calf contrasting label with gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, usual library stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere.     £150.00

 

682. Marshall, W. The Rural Economy of the West of England. London, printed for G.Nicol, 1796 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. 2 vols. Vol 1, folding map, [ii], xxxiv, 332. vol 2, xxiv, 358, [25]. Later but not recent 1/2 calf contrasting label with gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, usual library stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere.               £350.00

 

683. Marshall, W. Minutes, Experiments, Observations... on Agriculture in the Southern Counties, to which is prefixed a Sketch of the Vale of London. London, printed for G.Nicol, 1799. New ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. 2 vols. Vol 1, xxiv, 414, 2 double page plans, [2]. vol 2, xii, 387, 4 double page engraved plates, folding table, [5]. Later but not recent 1/2 calf contrasting label with gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, usual library stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere.           £275.00

 

684. Marshall, W. The Rural Economy of the Midland Counties. London, printed for G.Nicol, 1796. 2nd ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. 2 vols. Vol 1, xxv, [vii], 407. Vol 2,  xxiv, 389, [27]. Later but not recent 1/2 calf contrasting label with gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, usual library stamps on front end papers but not elswhere, without the map usually present.            £200.00

 

685. Marshall, W. On Landed Property of England. London, printed for G. and W.Nicol, 1804. 1st ed. 25.5 x 20.0 cms. [ii], v-xx, 444, [vi]. Wood cut illustrations in text. Lacking 1/2 title and last page of index. Also lacking frontispiece found in some copies, but with 2 page list of works by William Marshall. 1/2 calf with contrasting label lettering in gilt.  Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, usual library stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere. The scarcest of William Marshall's works.        £250.00

 

 

686. Marshall, W. The Rural Economy of Gloucestershire. London, printed for G.Nicol, 1796. 2nd ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. 2 vols. Vol 1, xxxii, folding map, 332, [4]. vol 2, xxiv, 367, [16]. Later but not recent 1/2 calf contrasting label with gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, usual library stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere.               £250.00

 

687. Moore, H.I. Silos and Silage. London, Farmer & Stockbreeder, [1941]. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Illustrated, paper-covered boards, slightly soiled, owner's details on front free end paper.      £6.00

 

688. Parkinson, R. The Experienced Farmer. London, printed for Longman etc, 1807. New ed. 22.5 x 14.0 cms. 2 vols. vol 1, 2 engraved plates,[14], xix, [1], 477, [1]. vol 2, 2 engraved plates,[8], 565, [32]. Recently rebound in paper-covered boards with paper label. Pages uncut but some foxing particularly of plates, owner's signature cut off corner of titlepage in each volume.     £150.00

 

689. Pfeiffer, Dr E. Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening. New York, Anthroposophic Press, 1940. 2nd ed. 20.5 x 13.5 cms. A few  text illustrations. Original cloth slightly rubbed, owner's details on front free end paper.                                                                                                               £10.00

 

690. Pitt, W. General View of the Agriculture of the County of Stafford. London, printed for G.Nicol, 1796. 1st ed. 21.0 x 12.5 cms. Frontis folding coloured map, xvi, 241, [9], 14 engraved plans or plates, some folding. Full contemporary calf with gilt decoration to spine and contrasting label. Slightly rubbed, hinges split but stitching firm.                                                                                    £200.00

 

691. Prothero, R.E. English Farming Past and Present. London, Longmans, 1917. 2nd ed. 21.5 x 13.5 cms. Original cloth. Spine faded and a little soiled, ex library of Office of woods with usual stamps on front end papers and last page, spine slightly marked where label has been removed.                           £6.00

 

692. Radford, G. The State as Farmer. London, Smith Elder, 1915. 1st ed. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Original cloth. Ex library of Crown Estate Office with usual stamps on front free end paper and 1/2 title but not elsewhere.      £6.00

 

693. Reaumur, M.de. The Art of Hatching and Bringing up Fowls. London, printed for C.Davis, 1750. 1st ed. 19.5 x 12.0 cmns. [2], viii, 470, [1]. 15 engraved plates, some folding, vignette engraved headpieces, contemporary mottled calf, with raised bands, contrasting label and gilt decoration to spine. Some bookworm damage but not obtrusive, front free end paper nearly detached, bookplate of John Clevland on front pastedown, some rubbing but a pleasing example of a contemporary binding.            £400.00

 

694. Rennie, Rev. R. Essays on the Natural History and Origin of Peat Moss. Edinburgh, Archibald Constable & Co, 1807. 1st ed. 21.0 x 13.0 cms. xvi, 665. Later but not recent 1/2 calf contrasting label with gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, usual library stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere. Although the pagination is continuous and is here bound as one volume the work was actually published in two parts with an interval of three years before the second part was published in 1810.                                                                                                            £150.00

 

695. Rudge, T. General View of the Agriculture of the County of Gloucester. London, printed for Richard Phillips, 1807. 1st ed. 21.0 x 12.0 cms. viii, 408, three partly coloured folding maps including one of Thames & Severn Canal, two engraved plates. Later but not recent 1/2 calf contrasting label with gilt lettering. Ex library of Woods Office with this stamped in gilt at foot of spine, usual library stamps on front end papers but not elsewhere, small tear in contents page without loss of text, one map misfolded and creased with foredge frayed and dirty but without loss of image.                                   £250.00

 

696. Smith, H.H. The Principles of Landed Estate Management. London, Arnold, 1898. 1st ed. 22.0 x 14.0 cms. Original cloth. Ex Office of Woods Library with usual stamps on front free end papers, 1/2 title and titlepage but not elsewhere.                                                             £15.00

 

697. Switzer, S. (editor). The Practical Husbandman and Planter. London, printed for S.Switzer, no date c.1733. 20.0 x 11.0 cms. 2 vols. vol 1, viii, lxvi, [xviii], 158, [ii], xvi, 232, iii-xv, [1],144, xvi]. vol 2, [xxiv], xxiv, iii-xxxv, [i], 216, iii-xxxviii, [ii], 200, p3, [xxxv], 125, [1], 3 folding plates, [30]. Vignette wood engraved headpieces, contemporary panelled calf with raised bands and contarsting label, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Rather rubbed with considerable cracking of leather, two leaves torn with marginal loss of text. Bookplate of John Clevland on pastedown of both volumes. [Henrey 1235 calling for frontis to vol 1 but noting that the copy in British Library, like this copy, has no frontis].   £400.00

 

 

698. Tollemache, B. The Occupying Ownership of Land. London, Murray, 1913. 18.5 x 12.0 cms. Original cloth, tattered dust wrapper. Ex Library of Office of Woods with usual stamps on front free end paper and 1/2 title but not elsewhere.                                                                      £15.00

 

699. Tull, J. Horse-Hoeing Husbandry. London, printed for A.Millar, 1751. 3rd ed. 20.0 x 12.5 cms. xvi, 432. 7 folding plates. Contemporary calf with raised bands to spine, contrasting label and gilt lettering. Rubbed with small cracks in hinges, book label of John Clevland on front pastedown.                       £275.00

 

 

700. Waistell, C. Designs for Agricultural Buildings. London, Longmans, 1827. 1st ed. 32.0 x 25.0 cms. xii, 116, 12 fullpage plates, a few text illustrations, contemporary cloth spine with paper-covered boards. Extremities rubbed with some loss at spine ends, end papers and titlepage foxed with slight spotting elswhere, plates waterstained in one corner. Bookplate of Earl of Bradford on front pastedown. With it prospectus for the book addressed to Earl of Bradford.           £350.00

 

 

701. Wilson, J. Our farm Crops. London, Blackie, no dat c.1859. 18.5 x 12.5 cms. 2 vols Text illustrations, contemporary 1/2 calf with contrasting labels. Slight wear, donor's inscription on 2nd blank of vol 1 reading "To Ronnie - a reward for good husbandry from Alan threshin' time 1943”.                    £45.00

 

702. [Vallemont, le Lorraine de.] Curiosities of Nature and Art in Husbandry and Gardening. London, printed for D.Brown etc, 1707. 1st English ed. 19.0 x 11.2 cms. Frontis and 12 engraved plates. [xvi], 352. Contemporary calf, raised bands to spine with contrasting label, gilt lettering and decoration. Extremities rubbed, hinges  split but stitching secure, some foxing and general darkening of paper, book label of John Clevland on front pastedown. [Henrey at 588 records 6 copies the one at Kew having an additional titlepage. She does not venture to attribute authorship of this translation but mentions that some authorities, including Macdonald, consider William Fleetwood to be the translator while other writers (Arber and Watt) give the credit to an Arthur Young (not the noted agriculturalist)].             £400.00

 

 

703. [Young, A.] Rural Oeconomy: or, Essays on the Practical Parts of Husbandry. London, printed for T.Becket, 1770. 1st ed. 20.5 x 12.5 cms. [iv], 520. Contemporary full calf with raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, contrasting label. Spine relaid with some loss of original but still a pleasing copy.       £225.00