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A Love of Flowers. Illustrations by Pauline Ellison.

By Bates, H.E. (Signed):

London: Michael Joseph, 1971 First edition. Signed by the author on title page (just signature). HB. Cloth and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket. 160pp. With line drawings in text, some whole page, by Pauline Ellison. ' A very personal gardening book ' Fine, bright and clean copy, with a little rubbing to the jacket edges.


(Account book of customers and suppliers, 1904)

By Ledger Gardener's account book (Horticultural /Gardening Nursery in Norfolk, unnamed):

Norfolk, 1904 Account book, bound in thin black cloth with gilt Ledger to front cover and gilt border lines, marbled endpapers; A-Z section at front then 77 numbered account pages. Completed in ink (copperplate handwriting), showing customers alphabetically at front, then each named customer's purchases of plants, shrubs, trees etc, at different dates in 1904, and at the end purchases made by this company from other nurseries. There is no information as to the name and address of this nursery but it was in Norfolk (probably North Norfolk) from most of the customers' addresses, and was obviously a prestigious supplier- customers listed include various Norfolk landowners (egs. J.H. Gurney of Northrepps Estate, R.H. Ketton of Felbrigg Hall) and King Edward 7th at Sandringham. Good condition: the pages are very good, but the covers as to be expected are worn and rubbed, with spine partly detaching, and the front endpapers detached (present).


The Well-Tempered Garden

By Lloyd, Christopher:

London: Viking, 1987 Revised edition Examining all aspects of gardens and discussion of many hundreds of garden plants. Hb, 479pp, 28 illustrations, some in colour. Dustwrapper price clipped. A Fine VG, bright, dw.


Even More For Your Garden.

By Sackville-West, V.:

London: Michael Joseph, 1958 First edition. HB. Blue-green cloth ,lettered in gilt to spine, and pictorial dustjacket by Ashley Pope. 199pp. With 8 b&w photos in plates. Month by month gardening notes, again based on the author's articles in the Observer. A Near Fine copy. Light browning to page edges, with occasional light spotting to margins. Jacket has very light browning to spisne and some small spot marks to back.


A History of Gardening in Ireland.

By Lamb, Keith & Bowe, Patrick:

Dublin: National Botanic Gardens, 1995 First edition. Paperback: colour pictorial card wrappers. 232pp, quarto. With 20 colour plates from botanical illustrations, plus 52 b&w illustrations in text. A Fine copy with light wear to wrapper edges and slight colour fade to spine.


The Formal Garden in England.

By Blomfield, Reginald (signed) and Thomas, F. Inigo:

London: Macmillan & Co, 1892 Second edition, October 1892, with new preface, in same year as first. Signed presentation inscription by Reginald Blomfield on front free andpaper, in pencil, to C.M. Toynbee. HB. Cream cloth lettered in gilt to spine, and with gilt motifs to spine and to front in gilt bordered panel. Green tinted page edges. xxx, 249pp. With 67 b&w illustrations in text , from line drawings.An interesting preface in which the author takes issue with William Robinson -author of ' The English Flower Garden' Good+ copy. Occasional blotchy foxing and browning (light) to pages, heavier browning to endpapers. Some lean to covers, which have browned spine and light handling wear, though the gilt is bright. Still a tightly bound volume.


Spanish Gardens. Their History, Types and Features.

By Villiers-Stuart, C.M.:

London: B.T. Batsford, 1929 First edition. HB. Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, green titles stamped to front cover with block-printed image of garden in green and very pale green inset in centre; no dustjacket. 139pp plus index and publisher's catalogue. Blue top page edges. With 86 plates, 6 of them colour reproductions of watercolours by the author, he rest b&w photos; also with many line drawings and plans in text: overall the contents are beautifully set out. A Good+ copy. The pages are clean and very good, the endpapers browned with a 1938 gift inscription to front free endpaper; the covers are mostly bright and clean but the lower front and back covers and lower spine have patchy white fading spots.


Climbing Roses Old and New.

By Thomas, Graham Stuart:

London: Phoenix House, 1967 Second impression of title first published in 1965. HB. Green cloth with gilt titles, and pictorial dustjacket. 203pp. With 8 colour plates painted by the author, 8 drawings by the author in plates, and 16 b&w photos, as well as line diagrams in text. A Fine book (with light tanning to top closed page edges), in Very Good price-clipped jacket, which has very light rubbing toi edges.


Auriculas Through the Ages. Bear's Ears, Ricklers and Painted Ladies.

By Cleveland-Peck, Patricia (illustrated by Elizabeth Dowle):

Marlborough: The Crowood Press, 2011. First edition. HB. Cloth and colour pictorial dustjacket. 140pp, quarto. With 60 beautiful colour plates painted by botanical artist Elizabeth Dowle, some vignettes by her, and two historical illustrations. Fine in Fine jacket.



By Baker, Gwen & Ward, Peter:

London: B.T. Batsford, 1995. First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 140pp, quarto. With 60 colour photos in plates and 12 line drawings in text. Text covers a wide range of topics about Auriculas including origins, show plants, alpines, doubles, cultivation, new varieties, diseases and exhibiting. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Light rubbing to lower cover edges, Jacket has some colour fade to spine (green to blue).


The Picturesque Garden in Europe.

By Hunt, John Dixon:

London: Thames & Hudson, 2003 First edition. HB. Green cloth and colour pictorial dustjacket. 208pp, quarto. With 181 illustrations, 61 in colour. The picturesque or ,natural, garden, its roots in England and its subsequent development in Europe as well. Fine in Fine jacket.


Garden Masterclass

By Brookes, John:

London,Dorling Kindersley,2002 Hardcover, First Edition with dustjacket. The culmination of 40 years of garden design both in practice and as a teacher. 352 pages ,packed with colour illustrations, plans and design features. Fine in a near Fine dustjacket. two inch split along fold of dustjacket edge at rear.


Christopher Lloyd's flower garden

By LLoys, Christopher:

London, Dorling Kindersley,1993 hardcover first edition with dustjacket.Learning from the practicle experience of a master gardener on a tour of Great dixter. a Fine copy in a Fine price cliped dustjacket.


The Gardens of William Morris.

By Hamilton, Jill Duchess of; Hart, Penny & Simmons, John:

New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1999 First American edition (first published in UK the previous year). Green cloth and colour pictorial dustjacket. 160pp, square quarto. Decorative endpapers. Illustrated throughout with colour photos of Morris gardens and plants associated with them, colour reproductions of Morris designs, and historical b&w photos. Very Good in Fine jacket. rubbing to cover edges and light dusting to top page edges.


The Royal Horticultural Society Shorter Dictionary of Gardening.

By Pollock, Michael & Griffiths, Mark:

London: Macmillan, 1998 First edition, first impression. HB. Green cloth lettered in gilt to spine, and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket. 836pp. With 48 pages of colour photos, plus line drawings in text throughout. Describes and gives cultivation details for over 18,000 plants in 1900 genera. A Fine copy.


Some English Gardens. After Drawings by George S. Elgood, R.I. with Notes by Gertrude Jekyll.

By Elgood, George S. & Jekyll, Gertrude:

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1933 Re-issue of 1920 new edition. HB. Pale blue cloth, gilt titles and border lines to spine and front, no dustjacket. xii, 131pp, folio. Illustrated with 50 colour plates from watercolours by George Elgood, each with titled guard leaf. These show plants and gardens in Scotland and Ireland as well as England, the authors noting that 'English' was used in the title for brevity. Substantial text by Jekyll. Very Good. Gilt bright, light rubbing to cover edges, , small dark patch to back cover. Pages well bound and largely clean, occasional light foxing, more to endpapers.


Beeton's New Dictionary of Every-day Gardening: Constituting a Popular Cyclopaedia of the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture and Pomology...

By Ward, Lock (Beeton):

London: Ward, Lock & Co, 1908 'An Entirely New edition, completely re-written, thoroughly revised and considerably extended'. Undated but probably 1908 or 9 from contents. HB. Red cloth, with gilt titles to spiner, and gilt rose vignette to front. 731pp, plus pictorial trade adverts front and back; octavo. With 550 b&w illustrations and figures in text (mostly engravings, some b&w photos in plates, including tissue-guarded frontispiece). A lovely copy in near fine condition: bright covers with clean pages, mark to back cover and small abrasion to corner.


Interior Planting. A Guide to Plantscapes in Work and Leisure Spaces.

By Seignot, Lynne Lockwood:

London & USA: Gower Publishing, 2000 First edition. HB. Cloth and b&w photo-illustrated dustjacket. 384pp, quarto. With 63 b&w photos in text plates as well as many line drawings of plants (sillouettes showing variety of forms). Attractively illustrated despite not being in colour. Author is an architect. Fine in Fine Jacket.


Perennial Garden Plants or the Modern Florilegium.

By Thomas, Graham Stuart:

London: J.M. Dent, 1990 Third, revised, edition. HB. Cloth, and pictorial dustjacket. 463pp. With 16 pages of colour photos, 24 of b&w photos, and 16 pages of line drawings, all in plates. Enclosed loosely is a card with signed message (clearly to a fellow gardener known to him) by the author. A Fine copy. Light pencil note of relevance to text on back endpaper.


Observations on Modern Gardening, and Laying Out Pleasure-Grounds, Parks, Farms, Ridings etc, illustrated by Descriptions. To Which is Added, an Essay on the Different Natural Situations of Gardens,

By (Orford, Horace Earl of ):

London : Printed for West and Hughes, 1801 'A New Edition, with Notes by Horace (Late) Earl of Orford, and Ornamented with Plates, Chiefly Designed by Mr. Wollet.' HB. Original boards covered in marbled paper with green paper spine, bearing paper title label printed in black. viii, 155pp, quarto. Nicely printed on hand-cut watermarked paper, with 6 hand-coloured engravings in plates (including frontispiece). The main author of this work is not given, though part of the text is by the late Earl of Orford. This appears to be the first illustrated edition. An attractive volume with original character, which belonged to the private library of Herbert Watney, MD, of Buckhold, Berks (his bookplate inside front cover, with a shelf mark recorded). There is also a small circular stamp of a second owner on title page corner. Very Good condition overall. Boards clean but with worn corners and some rubbing to marbled paper. Binding sound. Pages have browning to edges, spotting and heavier browning to leaves at ends, occasional spotting inside, though most are clean; the plates are bright though two have spotting (largely visible to margins).


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