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If you are passionate about fine 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.



THE POETRY OF FLOWERS AND FLOWERS OF POETRY; A SIMPLE TREATISE ON BOTANY, WITH FAMILIAR EXAMPLES AND A COPIOUS FLORAL DICTIONARY by EDITED BY FRANCES S. OSGOOD

NEW YORK : J. C. RIKER, 1848 RARE BOOK, NICE LOOKING DARK BROWN. GOLD DESIGN FRONT AND SPINE. GOLD TRIM ON PAGE EDGES. AN INSCRIPTION GIVING THE BOOK TO SOMEONE IN 1853 IN FRONT. BEAUTIFUL PLATES OF FLOWERS THROUGHOUT. NICE INTRODUCTION, FLOWER DETAIL…

From Antique Books Den

$325.50


Lithops - Flowering Stones by Cole, Desmond T. & Naureen A. Cole

Cactus & Co., 2005. Second edition. Very well illustrated, large tall quarto, pp (2), 364, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. RARE.. Second edition. Cloth. New/New. …

From Mike Park Ltd

£600.00


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

£3,750.00


Cottage and Garden in Australia Over 150 Illustration and Plans by Walling, Edna

First edition: Royal octavo with upper board decoration and illustrated endpapers; 150pp., with a colour chromolithographic frontispiece and many plans and monochrome illustrations.…

From Lansdowne Books

AU$150.00


THE ROMANCE OF NATURE; OR, THE POETICAL LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS. by THOMAS MILLER; EDITED BY MRS. E. OAKES SMITH

NEW YORK: J. C. RIKER, 1860 RARE BOOK, CIRCA 1860- NO DATE LISTED. LEATHER HARD COVER, GOLD DESIGN FRONT AND BACK, OUTSIDE OF SPINE MISSING, PAGES HAVE GOLD EDGES. BEAUTIFUL CLOR PLATES THROUGHOUT, LIGHT FOXING, TIGHT AND CLEAN. VERY DETAILED PRETTY AR…

From Antique Books Den

$250.50


THE FLORAL KINGDOM; ITS HISTORY, SENTIMENT AND POETRY. A DICTIONARY OF PLANTS ILLUTRATED WITH POETRY AND ARTWORK THROUGHOUT. INCLUDING CULTIVATION AND ANALYSIS OF PLANTS. by JOHN LEWIS CHILDS

FLORAL PARK, N.Y.: JOHN LEWIS CHILDS, 1893 RARE BOOK, BEAUTIFUL COVER IN RED WITH SILVER AND BLACK DESIGN FRONT AND SPINE. HEAVY BOOK, WONDERFUL DESIGN AND ARTISTRY THROUGHOUT. TIGHT AND CLEAN. LOVE THE ARTWORK AND DETAIL. TWO THOUSAND APPROPRIATE GEMS …

From Antique Books Den

$425.50


Blueberries for Sal by McCloskey, Robert

McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries For Sal, Copyright 1948. FIRST EDITION The Viking Press. Stated 15th Printing Thus, 1966Hardcover. Exlib. Good/no dust jacket included. A nice solid copy. Please see our stock photo.…

From Mary Riversong Books

$200.00


The Complete Economical Cook and Frugal Housewife by Mary Holland

Title continued: "...Also, Trussing & Carving; preparing soups, gravies, sauces, made dishes, potting, pickling, &c. With directions for pastry and confectionery. Likewise the art of making British wines, brewing, baking, gardening, &c." Rebound brown hal…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

$260.00


Woman's Home Companion Garden Book by Wister

Doubleday New York 1947 First Edition. Near FIne/none . Like New Condition with no DJ as issued. Dark Burgundy boards with blue and gilt titles and illustrations to spine. Corners ever so slightly bumped. No marks, clean copy. BEAUTIFUL copy . Would make …

From Supercalifabulistic Book

$186.00


The Wild Garden by William Robinson

Cover tips show a little wear otherwise very good. Illustrated. Presentation copy from the author. An important work advocating the natural style of gardens. Still in print today.Scarce.…

From Ashlar Books

$550.00


Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries by DUNTHORNE, GORDON

1938. Good. DUNTHORNE, GORDON. Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries. Their History, Makers and Uses, With a Catalogue Raisonne Of The Works In Which They Are Found. Washington, DC: published by the author, 1938, First edition, l…

From Landscape Books

$450.00


Field Book of Western Wildflowers by Margaret Armstrong

596 Pages. Orange Cloth, Gilt, Edges Of Page Block Colored Orange. First Printing First Edition. Near Fine, Barely Any Trace Of Rubbing, Former Owner's Pencil Information On Front Endpaper. The Best Example Of The First Printing That I Have Handled.…

From NW Literature

$300.00


THE PRACTICAL GARDENER AND GENTLEMANS DIRECTORY FOR EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR. by GARTON, James.:

London, printed for E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, 1769.. Title continued: Adapted to the New Stile. AN ENTIRE NEW WORK. Containing The latest and most approved METHODS. OF CULTIVATING and IMPROVING the Kitchen, Flower, Fruit, and Physic Garden; And …

From Roger Middleton

£1,500.00


The Mary Frances Garden Book or Adventures Among the Garden People by Fryer, Jane Eayre; Illustrated by William F. Zwirner

Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co., 1916. Very Good Plus, original green cloth with color cover illustration, facsimile author inscription 2nd front end page, with all five fold-outs present and unused. Small rubs at corners, and spine ends, crease to …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

$200.00


THE GARDENER'S NEW COMPANION, directing the culture of the Kitchen-Garden, Melonry, and Early Cucumbers, in an Alphabetical Series. by Dublin Society.:

Dublin, printed by J. Exshaw, 1767.. Title continued: With a LIST of SEEDS, ROOTS, directing the MANNER and SEASON of Sowing them. To which is added AN APPENDIX CONTAINING The Manner of keeping BEES in HIVES, as well as in BOXES, with PLATES shewing the …

From Roger Middleton

£2,500.00


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