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The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants.

by Mrs Loudon

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
3rd Edition
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$1,143.52

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London: James Nelson & Co, 1860 A very good copy of the 3rd edition with 42 hand coloured plates. This copy has been rebound in plain buckram cloth with gilt titles to spine, and the endpapers have been replaced. The binding is sound and clean with some darkening to the spine and light corner wear. Contents: half title; title; contents… Read more
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image of Journal D'Horticulture Pratique De La Belgique, Revue De L'Horticulture Belge et Etrangere. Premiere Annee

Journal D'Horticulture Pratique De La Belgique, Revue De L'Horticulture Belge et Etrangere. Premiere Annee

by H Galcotti

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Published
1857
Condition
Fair
Edition
1st Edition
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$171.53

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Bruxelles, Paris: F Parent, Auguste Goin , 1857 A fair copy of the 1st issue of this Journal with 24 hand coloured plates. Scarce. The binding is quarter leather with a very worn spine and cobbled cloth boards. The front board has gilt initials. The spine has what might have been gilt compartments with gilt titles. All page edges gilted.… Read more
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image of Description de la Grotte de Versailles [bound with] Labyrinte de Versailles

Description de la Grotte de Versailles [bound with] Labyrinte de Versailles

by Charles Perrault, Isaac Benserade

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Published
1679
Condition
Fair
Edition
1st Edition
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$4,288.20

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A Paris: De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1679 A fair copy of the 1st edition of the Description de la Grotte de Versailles bound with a very good copy of the 2nd edition of Labyrinte de Versailles, in contemporary elephant folio full leather binding. La Grotte has had 5 of the 20 plates cut out, but Labyrinte is complete. The binding is… Read more
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image of The Universal Herbal; or, Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary. Containing an account of All the known Plants in the World, arranged according to the Linnean System.

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Liverpool: Henry Fisher , 1820 A very good 2 volume set of the 1st edition, newly rebound in half calf with marbled boards. With 2 decorative frontispieces, 1 decorative title, and 106 hand coloured plates. The title pages are undated but Vol I has a preface dated 1820 and the 1st edition was produced between 1816 and 1820. This copy… Read more
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image of The Heathery; or a Monograph of The Genus Erica: containing coloured engravings, with Latin and English descriptions, dissections, etc, of all the known species of that extensive and distinguished tribe of plants

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London : Printed by Richard Tayor for the Author, 1804 A good part set of the 1st edition of this rare and comprehensive work. This set consists of 252 hand coloured plates with their descriptions bound in 3 volumes, but, we have not been able to confirm that they are from Volumes I - V with 2 extra plates. According… Read more
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$1,072.05
image of The English Flower Garden, of Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants. With Ninety-three Figures, Beautifully Coloured from Nature.

The English Flower Garden, of Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants. With Ninety-three Figures, Beautifully Coloured from Nature.

by W Thompson

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E C Books
Published
1855
Condition
Fair
Edition
2nd Edition
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$185.82

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London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co, 1855 A comparatively rare and well illustrated work. Classed as 'fair' because the original decorative cloth binding has been rebacked, replacing the spine and maintaining the original boards which are marked. The contents have been restitched. The binding is sound and tight, but not great to look at. Contents have occasional browning to plate and… Read more
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image of Le Parfait Jardinier ou Instruction pour Les Jardins Fruitiers et Potagers. Avec un Traite des Orangers, suivi de Reflexions sur L'Agriculture. Derniere Edition, reveue, corrigee & augmentee d'une Nouvelle Instruction pour la Culture des Fleurs. Le tout enrichi de Figures en Taille douce

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Paris : Claude Barbin , 1695 A fair to good set in 2 volumes, in contemporary full leather binding.M Jean de la Quintinye was trained as a lawyer, but is famed for his skills in kitchen gardening. He was commissioned by Louis XIV to create a new kitchen garden for Versailles - which can still be visited today. He is… Read more
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Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse Vols I-IV

by Edward Step, William Watson [editor]

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Condition
Fair
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$686.11

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London and New York: FREDERICK WARNE & CO. LTD. Fair 4 volume set in plain cloth bindings, undated but probably early 1900's, with 316 high quality colour printed plates. Classed as 'fair' because of the binding but contents are very clean and in very good condition. Each volume with frontispiece and 78 colour plates; Vol IV with index, 691pp in… Read more
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image of The Botanical Cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of Plants from all Countries, with a short Account of each. Directions for management &cc &cc. Volume X

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London: John and Arthur Arch, Cornhill. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green. Paternoster Row. & C Loddiges & Sons, Hackney, 1824 A scarce complete volume of Loddiges' Botanical Cabinet, with 100 hand coloured plates engraved by George Cooke. Conrad Loddiges founded a plant nursery business in Hackney and the family became famous for exotic and rare plants. The mauve… Read more
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$557.47
image of Greenhouse Favourites. A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their Management and Cultivation

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LONDON: Groombridge and Sons A VG copy in the original green decorative cloth binding with gilt plant pictures and titles to front board and spine, and blind stamped decoration to rear board. The boards have bevelled edges. This work is generally attributed to Shirley Hibberd. It is clear from the Preface that it contains work from a number of authors,… Read more
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$428.82
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Traite de la Culture des Pechers

by [Combles, Ch.J.De]

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E C Books
Published
1750
Condition
Good
Edition
2nd Edition
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$157.23

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Paris, Rue S Jacques: Chez la Delaguette; Chez le Prieur, 1750 Second revised and enlarged edition of this popular work on the cultivation of peach trees. First published in 1745. Earliest French book entirely about the cultivation and management of peaches. In contemporary full leather binding with title label, raised bands and gilt compartments to spine. The binding is sound… Read more
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image of The Botanic Garden; consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, cultivated in Great Britain; with their names, classes, orders, history, qualities, culture, and physiological observations. Volumes I-VII

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London : Simpkin & Marshall, 1825 Volumes I - VII of the 1st edition of Maund's Botanic Garden ranging in date from 1825 to 1836 (Vol VII is undated) with 167 of 168 fine hand coloured plates. It was originally issued in parts and these volumes are in what looks like an original publisher's cloth binding which is worn and… Read more
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image of Kalendarium Hortense: or, The Gardeners Almanac, Directing what he is to do Monthly throughout the Year. And What Fruits and Flowers are in Prime

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London : R Chiswell in St Paul's Churchyard, T Sawbridge in Little-Britain and R Bentley in Russell-Street in Covent Garden, 1691 A very good copy of the 8th edition of Evelyn's classic work which was the first calendar produced for english gardeners (first published in 1664). John Evelyn (1620-1706) was, among other talents, a noted horticulturalist. In what appears to… Read more
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$714.70