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The Healing Garden. Gardening for the Mind, Body and Soul

by Search, Gay

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Published
2002
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Fine
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First American Edition
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9781553662648
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Ontario, Canada: Winding Stair Press, 2002. 176pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, as new, pristine throughout. Contents: Gardens of the mind and spirit, Herbs for health, The healing power of color, The power of flowers, Water, Water everywhere, Low-allergen gardens, Afterword, Acknowledgments, Bibliography and websites, Index. ISBN 1553662644. Book# 2613.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Jonathan… Read more
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The Garden Maker's Manual

by Alexander, Rosemary and Richard Sneesby

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Published
2005
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780881927047
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$30.00

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Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2005. 191 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Fine jacket. As new. Pristine and generously illustrated throughout with color photographs, drawings and diagrams. Contents: Introduction, Paths & Paving, Steps & Ramps, Walls, Changing Levels and Containing Earth, Fences, Rails and Gates, Timber Decks and Surfaces, Garden Structures & Furnishings, Water. Materials. Bibliography. Acknowledgements. Index. Oversized book.… Read more
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Owego, New York: Unknown, 1862. v.120pgs. Very Good condition brown hardcover with embossed design and gilt lettering to front cover. Binding tight, slight wear to edges and corners. Vintage family medicine guide replete with recipes for various ailments for everything from poison ivy to rabies to cholera. A lecture on "The Laws of Many Nervous Diseases" and the dangers of… Read more
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$75.00
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The Wine Merchants' Book of Recipes

by McWilliam, D.M.

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Very Good
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No Additional or Previous Printings
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$190.00

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Glasglow: William Gilmour, Jun. & Co. vii.106+pgs. Very Good condition wine-colored cloth hardcover. Faint spotting to front cloth as pictured, otherwise clean, sound and unmarked within. Not dated. Circa 1927. [Bound in with title page is a warning statement from the Preservatives Act of 1927 banning the use of salicylic acid as a preservative while allowing sulphur dioxide or benzoic… Read more
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Birmingham, Alabama: The Classics of Medicine Library, Gryphon Editions, 1986. 4to. 107 pgs. Very Fine condition black leather hardcover with gilt decoration and embossment to covers and spine with die-stamped 22k gold. All edges of textblock gilt. Gold marker ribbon bound into headband, marbled endpapers. Pristine condition of the privately printed English language edition translated from the German by Rosemarie… Read more
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$150.00
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A Natural History of Ferns.

by Moran, Robbin C.

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Published
2005
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Fine
Edition
Revised Edition with Corrections.
ISBN
9780881926675
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$24.00

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Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2005. 301pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated with a section of color plates and interspersed with blackand white drawings by Haruto M. Fukuda. Informative and botanically detailed while remaining refreshingly engrossing and very readable. Following a Foreword by Oliver Sachs, there are 33 chapters divided into six main sections: The Life Cycle of… Read more
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Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

by Lawall

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Published
1927
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Good to Very Good
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No Additional Printings Indicated
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$46.00

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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1927. xv.665 pgs. Good to Very Good. Illustrated with 64 black and white plates including frontis of a section of the Eders papyrus, one of the oldest pharmaceutical works known. Red cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge of text blockmatching red. Corners and edges rubbed and frayed, binding strong and… Read more
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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid

by Ecott, Tim

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Published
2004
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Fine
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First Printing
ISBN
9780802117755
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$20.00

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Berkeley, California, U.S.A.: Grove Press, 2004. xx.278 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. Contents: List of Illustrations, Prologue, Foreword, Black Flower, An Indian Secret, The City That Perfumed the World, Mexican Money, From an English Garden, Ile Bourbon, Creole Hearts, The Slave's Crime, Homage to Albius, Empress of Tahiti, Murder in Madagascar, Ice Cream and Perfume,… Read more
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Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms

by Gal, Edwina Von

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Published
2004
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Fine
Edition
First Paperback Edition
ISBN
9781579652661
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Artisan (A Division of Workman Publishing), 2004. 148 pgs. Fine condition softcover, clean and unmarked. Lavishly illustrated with color photos by J. M. Hall throughout. Introduction by Ken Druse. "Fresh Cuts" offers one hundred unexpected flora arranging ideas gleaned from foraging expeditions, nature walks or backyard strolls. In addition, the text offers anecdotes, facts,… Read more
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Ingenious Kingdom : The Remarkable World of Plants

by Northen, Henry and Northen Rebecca

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Published
1971
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Good to Very Good
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Second Printing
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9780134648590
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New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1971. xii. 274 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Ex-library with the usual markings and stamps on fore edges, title and copyright pages and endpapers, else minor shelf wear with clean and unmarked text. Jacket in very nice condition, minimal signs of wear. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings by Stanley Wyatt.… Read more
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The Orchid in Lore and Legend.

by Berliocchi, Luigi

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Published
2001
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Fine
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Second Printing.
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9780881924916
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$15.00

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Oregon: Timber Press, 2001. 8vo. 184 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Translated by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Firsy published in1996 as "Il flore degli dei, l'orchideadel mito alla storia" by Nuovo Equilibri, Viterbo, Italy. Foreword by Henry Oakley. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white period engravings and paintings and full page color plates from Warner and Williams… Read more
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Healing Gardens

by Rawlings, Rory

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Published
1998
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Fine
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First Edition.
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9781572232082
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$12.00

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Wisconsin: Willow Creek Press, 1998. 4to. 176 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket. Color photographs throughout. Introduction, followed by nicely presented sections on holistic gardening, feng shui, color therapy, herbalism, aromatherapy, meditation, designing a zen garden, resources, suggested reading, index. ISBN 0572232080. #1075.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Roots of Murder

by Harrison, Janis

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Published
1999
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing
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9780312203047
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$10.00

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. 8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition first edition in Fine jacket. Author's first book, a gardening mystery. A small town widowed flower shop owner becomes rooted in a local murder. ISBN 0312203047. #1037.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.

by Janson, H. Frederic

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Published
1996
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780881923360
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Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1996. 8vo. 433 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green cloth, jacket illustrations: 1885 silk and wood tapestry Pomona, jacket back is frontis of Traite des arbres fruitiers. Illustrated endpapers, black and white engravings, illustrations and color plates throughout text. An in-depth review of European literature dealing with fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Contains… Read more
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