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Popular Encyclopedia of Gardening - 3 volumes

By Thomas, H H; Forsyth, Gordon

Waverley Book Company, Ltd., London, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Three volumes (complete). A placid set. Each volume has blind stamped decoration, green titling and colouring of some decoration. They have wear about all edges, corners, seams. The boards are scuffed, dulled. They are steady and sure. The contents have evidence of age and use throughout. However, the evidence is benign and largely expected. Overwhelmingly, the contents of each book are clean, clear, diligent, convivial, companionable, still keen, more than competent. Please note that due to the weight of the set should the books need be sent to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk

$14.00

Carnation Growing in South Africa

By Murray, Mrs A G

Speciality Press of South Africa Ltd., Cape Town, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 68 pages (complete). A contented copy. Full leather boards. Stamped gilt titling. Tipped-in illustration inset on the front board. The boards are agreeably good-looking, healthy, sound. The contents are benign. There are pencilled annotations. The pages are thick, tight, clean, clear, only occasionally marked with age-related spotting, diligent, conscientious, confident, generous. fk

$50.00

Garden Architecture and Landscape Gardening
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Garden Architecture and Landscape Gardening

By Hughes, John Arthur

Longmans, Green and Co, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. The boards are a touch shelf rubbed, edge worn and marked, but remain strong and square, with gold gilt to the spine. Internally, some advertisements of the time have been tipped onto the front end page. There is some very mild tanning and marking throughout, but there are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are neat, square and complete. The binding is secure. In lovely condition indeed, considering its age! JK

$250.00

Haworthia  Handbook; A  guide  to  the  species, with  identification keys  and illustrations
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Haworthia Handbook; A guide to the species, with identification keys and illustrations

By Bayer, M. B

National Botanic Gardens Of South Africa, 1976. Softcover. Acceptable. Wraps are rubbed and marked.Annotation.Inscriptions.Foxing.Tightly bound.[R.K]

$14.00

Garden Favourites
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Garden Favourites

By Hibberd, Shirley

Groombridge & Sons., London, 1858. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 373 pages (complete). A shabbily genteel copy. Hibberd was the Hessayon of his day! so popular was he. Indeed, "Amateur Gardening", which he founded still exists. Please note that one colour plate (of Calceolaria) at page 71, is missing. The frontispage/s also missing. Blue boards with stamped gilt decoration on the front. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks all about. They are steady, sure. Within, the contents have evidence of eager use throughout. There are age-related and handling marks. The coloured plates are refined. The page edges are trimmed in gilt (agleam). The contents are placid, tidy, clean, clear, convivial, assiduous, assured. A satisfying book for anyone interested in creating a Victorian garden! fk

$180.00

Cultivation  Of  Non-Succulent  South  African  Plants
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Cultivation Of Non-Succulent South African Plants

By Mathews, J. W

Speciality Press Of S. A. Ltd. Softcover. Acceptable. Small edge tears on wraps and marked.Previous ownership inscription.Well bound.78 pages.Undated.[R.K]

$17.00

The Best Hardy Perennials for producing an abudant supply of Cut Flowers and also for furnishing an Effective Display of Bright Colours in the Colours in the Garden - Containing forty-eight coloured plates, being faithful drawings from nature of popular hardy perennials; also full descriptions and many practical hints regarding cultivation, arrangement, etc., etc
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The Best Hardy Perennials for producing an abudant supply of Cut Flowers and also for furnishing an Effective Display of Bright Colours in the Colours in the Garden - Containing forty-eight coloured plates, being faithful drawings from nature of popular hardy perennials; also full descriptions and many practical hints regarding cultivation, arrangement, etc., etc

By Meyer, F W

Blake and Mackenzie, Liverpool, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 105 pages (complete). A much owned, somewhat genteely shabby copy. The illustrated boards are much worn, scuffed, marked by handling and shelving all about. They are, even yet comfortable and steady. The contents are much marked from handling and age and storage. The illustrations are bourgeois, clean, vivid. The pages are worn from avid use. The end pages have been repaired at some stage with scotch tape. Nonetheless, the book is convivial, agreeable, comforting, certain, clear, generous. fk

$75.00

Pelargoniums of Southern Africa: Volume 3

By Van Der Walt J. J. A.; Vorster, P. J

National Botanic Gardens Kirstenbosch, 1988. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Ward-Hilhorst, Ellaphie. The red pigmented ink of the dust jacket has bled slightly, causing the images and text to look slightly blurred. Despite this there is little other evidence of rubbing and wear, and the jacket remains vibrant, whole and square. Internally, the front and back end pages are ever so slightly tanned and foxed, but this does not extend into the body of the book. There are no markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are pristine, crisp and complete. Tightly bound and presented beautifully in cellophane. JK

$380.00

Jane's Delicious Garden
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Jane's Delicious Garden

By Griffiths, Jane

Sunbird Publishers Ltd, 2009. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. boards are rubbed and edge worn. light marks. inscribed and signed by author. fairly good copy.[SK]

$35.00

Gardens of South Africa
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Gardens of South Africa

By Fairbridge, Dorothy

A.& C, Black, Ltd, 1924. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. The boards are slightly shelf rubbed and a bit edge worn with some insect damage.The head and foot of spine area shows some fraying. The front end page has previous owner's inscriptions. Internally clean, except for occasional age related marks. Tightly bound and complete with 212 pages. [B.K.]

$9.00

Fruit growing in Southern Africa
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Fruit growing in Southern Africa

By Gilbert, Zoe

Purnell, 1978-01-01. Hardcover. Good/Poor. Jacket is a bit torn and marked.A few inscriptions.Annotation.Tightly bound.This book is a comprehensive and practical guide to successful fruit growing.[R.K]

$22.00

Dig It ! A straightforward, no-nonsense guide to gardening in South Africa
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Dig It ! A straightforward, no-nonsense guide to gardening in South Africa

By Attfield, Scott

Struik, 2010. Paperback. Good. wraps are shelf rubbed. light marks. a clean and soundly bound copy in good condition.[S.K]

$34.00

Reader's Digest Complete guide to gardening in South Africa
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Reader's Digest Complete guide to gardening in South Africa

By Reader's Digest Association (Great Britain)

Reader's Digest Association, Cape Town, 1971-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Boards are rubbed and marked of both volumes.Internally clean.Well bound.Books are in a slipcase.2 volumes set.[R.K]

$13.00

Pelargoniums of Southern Africa: Volume 2
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Pelargoniums of Southern Africa: Volume 2

By Van Der Walt, J.J.A.; Vorster, P.J

Juta & Company, 1981. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Ward-Hilhorst, Ellaphie. Please note that this is Volume 2 only.The boards are a touch edge worn, but remain square and strong. The dust jacket is rubbed and edge worn. There are a few small closed tears along the bottom edge of the jacket, and there is creasing along the edges, particularly at the top and bottom edges of the spine. The corners of the jacket have begun to fray slightly. Aside from this, the jacket remains intact, lovely and bright. Internally, the front and back end pages and pastedowns are a tad discoloured. This does not extend into the rest of the pages however. The pages are crisp, immaculate and complete, and there are no markings or inscriptions present. The binding is strong, and it is presented beautifully in cellophane. JV.K

$300.00

How to Grow Vegetables
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How to Grow Vegetables

By Turnbull, W.H

Longmans, 1951. Paperback. Fair. stapled format, 72 pages. wraps are shelf rubbed, creased and a bit torn. foxing and marks. no inscriptions. fair copy.[S.K]

$15.00

The Ultimate Gardiner
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The Ultimate Gardiner

By Gardiner, Nancy

Metz Press, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The boards present little, if anything, in the way of wear. They remain bright and vibrant. The dust jacket only has some slight creasing to the edges, there are no tears, and the jacket remains neat and clean. Internally, the pages are immaculate and unmarked in their entirety. The binding is tight and it is presented charmingly in cellophane. A lovely copy. JV.K.

$50.00

The South African Garden Manual : A Compedium of Garden Practice under South African Conditions
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The South African Garden Manual : A Compedium of Garden Practice under South African Conditions

The Speciality Press, 1948. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. boards are rubbed, edge worn and cocked. light foxing and marks. gift inscription. loose hinges and visible netting. a few staining marks. fair reading copy.[S.K]

$5.00

Growing Plants Without Soil (Vermiculaponics)
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Growing Plants Without Soil (Vermiculaponics)

By Bentley, Maxwell

Hydro-Chemical Industries (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Poor. 212 pages (complete). First South African edition. The dustjacket is grubby and worn. It is secure and sure and comfortable. The boards are tidy and neat with some light storage wear to the edges and corners. Within , the early and later pages have marks and creasing from handling and use. Within, the pages are benign, placid, clear, competent. fk

$7.00

Gardening with Trees: Trees of the World for Gardens in the Southern Hemisphere and other Temperate Regions
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Gardening with Trees: Trees of the World for Gardens in the Southern Hemisphere and other Temperate Regions

By Van der Spuy, Una

Protea Press, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The book itself is a tad shelf-rubbed and edge worn, but the boards remain vivid and square. The dust jacket is shelf-rubbed and edge-worn, with some creasing and tearing along the edges and corners. There are a few small chips out of the corners of the spine. Apart from this, the jacket remains whole and vibrant. There is a stamp marking on the decorative front-end page, but otherwise, the pages within are crisp and immaculate. Altogether tightly bound and presents delightfully in cellophane.

$9.00

The Tree Planter and Plant Propagator being a practical manual on The propogation of forest trees, fruit trees, flowering shrubs, flowering plants, pot herbs etc / The Tree Pruner being a practical manual on The Pruning of Fruit Trees including also their training and renovation, with the best method of bringing old and worn-out trees into a state of bearing also treating of the Pruning of Shrubs, Climbers, and Flowering Plants
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The Tree Planter and Plant Propagator being a practical manual on The propogation of forest trees, fruit trees, flowering shrubs, flowering plants, pot herbs etc / The Tree Pruner being a practical manual on The Pruning of Fruit Trees including also their training and renovation, with the best method of bringing old and worn-out trees into a state of bearing also treating of the Pruning of Shrubs, Climbers, and Flowering Plants

By Wood, Samuel

Crosby Lockwood and Son, London, 1912. Hardcover. Poor/No Jacket. Two books in one volume (both complete). First: The Tree Planter published in 1906; Second: Tree Pruner published 1910. The boards and leather spine are much worn, marked and are scruffy. They are resolute and sure. Within, the pages are certain, marked, clear, benign, diligent. fk

$9.00

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