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If you are passionate about foliage and gardening, look no further than the rare and collectible gardening books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the beautiful books featured below contain magnificent illustrations and gorgeous bindings. There is a wide diversity of topics covered in the rare and collectible gardening books section, from books about specific flowering plants to larger books on gardening techniques.

Illustrated Historical Universal Ampelography - Grape Varieties From Around the World (Ampelografia Universale Storica Illustrata - I Vitigni del Mondo) by Schneider, Anna; Mainardi, Giusi & Raimondi, Stefano [Pierre Viala and Victor Vermorel ; Giorgio Gallesio]

Turin: L'Artistica Editrice, 2012. Three volumes. Very finely illustrated with 551 colour plates, folio, 1440 pages, stout pictorial boards, a very good set. Extremely heavy, weighing 15 kilos when packed - extra postage will be required. Please note ...

From Mike Park Ltd


An Account of Various Experiments for the Production of New and Desirable Grapes, and a Description of Forty Varieties Obtained by Hybridization by Haskell, George

Ipswich, MA: Self Published. Very Good; Wraps toned and soiled, longitudinal crease, edges chipped. 1877. Softcover. Original printed gray wraps. 6 x 9 inches. 1952 typed book purchase receipt laid in from Mass. Horticultural Society with offsetting to i...

From Old Saratoga Books



London: R. Groombridge, 1850. N. D. Circa 1850. Eight volumes bound in two. 96 hand-coloured coloured plates, with four illustrations to each plate. A little cockling to the lower part of some pages to vol I and minimal associated water staining to the o...

From Loe Books


Theatrum botanicum the theater of plants or An herball of large extent Containing therein a more ample and exact history and declaration of the physicall herbs and plants distributed into sundry classes or tribes, for the more easie knowledge of the many by Parkinson, John

London: Thomas Cotes, 1640. First edition. Large thick folio, title page, dedication page, preface two pages, author's tributes ten pages, then (ii), 1734 (but actually slightly less as there are several errors of pagination), illustrated with over 2...

From Mike Park Ltd


Fructologie, ou Description des arbres fruitiers ainsi que des fruits que l'on plante et qu'on cultive ordinairement dans les jardins . . . [bound with] Pomologie, ou description des meilleures sortes de pommes et de poires, Que l'on estime & cultive le plus, soit aux Pais-Bas, soit en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre, &c by KNOOP, Johann Hermann (c.1706-1769)

Amsterdam: Chez M. Magérus, Libraire, 1771. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. Rare French Edition of the first compendium of fruit arboriculture with 39 folding copper-engraved plates in fine contemporary hand coloring. Two foolscap-folio volumes bo...

From Fine Editions Ltd


The Stanhopea Book by Jenny, Rudolf

Allmendingen: Published by the author, 2010. Well illustrated, large thick 8vo, pp 495, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. (This first edition documents 65 species of Stanhopea and 2 of Embreea plus hybrids of these fantastic orchids from South and Cent...

From Mike Park Ltd


An Artist's Garden by Anna Lea Merritt

This is a very beautiful large volume written and illustrated by a renown Victorian-era painter, with her signature on a glued-in insert on the flyleaf (see photo). Its 195 pages contain chapters about the garden through all the months of the year, with 1...

From Anne's Books


The Australian Flower Paintings of Ferdinand Bauer by Stearn, William T

London: The Basilisk Press, 1975. Folio [measures 638mm x 455mm], quarter morocco and marbled boards, pp 30, double page map + 25 fine mounted colour plates with accompanying text, (one plate slightly waved). otherwise a very good copy in fitted cloth-co...

From Mike Park Ltd


Greenhouse Favourites. A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their Management and Cultivation by [Shirley Hibberd. Editor]

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 attribut...

From E C Books


THE LADIES COMPANION TO THE FLOWER GARDEN. Being an Alphabetical arrangement of all the ornamental plants usually grown in Gardens and Shrubberies; With full directions for their culture by LOUDON. MRS

Published (for the Proprietor) by Bradbury & Evans. London. 1849. Fifth Edition, with considerable additions and corrections. 8vo. (6.9 x 4.6 inches). Hand finished colour printed frontispiece and several small engravings throughout the text. Neat pr...

From Paul Foster Books



London: B. Barker and C. King in Westminster Hall. Good+. 1715. First Edition. Hardcover. This book, the author's first published work, is dedicated to the Marquess of Lindsey for whom he most likely designed the gardens at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lin...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


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