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Gardening

By: Anon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co Ltd.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000329

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Soft Cover. Good+/No Jacket. First Edn. 8vo (slim booklet). Lovely period item. Obviously cheap item for the 'masses' that were produced but it is well illustrated in black and white. Shows equipment as well as plants etc. Adverts for gardening equipment at front and rear of book. Small tear of inner spine at back of book. Red cloth covers with black titling and vignette on front cover. index. Containing practical instructions for the amateur gardener. Pages browning with age. A VERY NICE COPY.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Books About......A 'Dig for Victory' Exhibition (pamphlet)

By: Anon (Newport Library)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Newport, Wales, R. H. J. Ltd. , (Newport Library): 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114681

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original lettered paper wraps. Near Fine - apart from very Rusty staples - but holding tight. First Edition. 8vo. 8 pp pamphlet.. Not Illustrated. Part of the 'Dig for Victory' campaign during 2nd World War. The 'Dig for Victory Exhibition' was held in the Great Central Hall on 24-27 February 1943. " The object of the exhibition was to encourage increased production of vegetables, etc... And to show how best old methods could be applied".." This Pamphlet Advises people on the best 'self-help' books, etc. The Leaflet is entitled - 'Books About..Vegetables, Wild Foods, Fruit, ... View more info

DISCOVERING PERIOD GARDENS

By: ANTHONY, JOHN

Price: £3.50

Publisher: BuckINGHAMSHIRE, SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD: 1972

Seller ID: 49123

ISBN: 0852631464


Card Covers. Nr Fine. First Edition. 8vo. covers a little 'shelfworn/dusty' o/w excellent copy.; 49123 View more info

The Water Gardener . a Complete Guide to Designing, Constructing and Planting Water Features

By: Archer-Wills, Anthony;

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Frances Lincoln: 1993

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 112114

ISBN: 0711207755

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. There are No Inscriptions or other Marks. 192 pp. Illustrated with colour photographs and drawings. Further reading; Useful addresses; Plant Index; General Index; Hardiness zones; Acknowledgments. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "This book explains how to design and construct formal and informal pools and ponds, lakes, streams and bog gardens, leisure pools, splash pools, tubs and spas, fountains, geysers, gushers, casc... View more info

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Handbook to the Natural History of Carmarthenshire.

By: Barker T. W.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Carmarthen, W. Spurrell & Son: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: M011117

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A very good hardback book. Dark clean green cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front board. A former owner's name and date (6/1/48) on verso of front endpaper. Minimal wear, just some light shelfwear. However the reverse of the front free endpaper and the half title are very tanned/toned, and the same to the the rear endpapers. The remaining pages are clean and uniformly cream. Undated, the British Library suggests 1905, which agrees with the textural references, date to the Preface, etc. (8) + 110 pages. A fairly comprehensive survey done by the Author of the fauna & flora... View more info

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Beeton's Shilling Gardening Book. Containing Full and Practical Instructions Concerning Garden Operations, the Flower Garden, the Fruit Garden, the Kitchen Garden, Pests of the Month, With a Monthly Calendar or Work to be Done in the Garden Throughout the Year

By: Beeton (Mrs)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Ward Lock and Co. ,: 1897

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 119611

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Undated Earlyish Edition. Thinner than the later editions so probably a late Victorian copy 1890-1900s? . In a beige/darkened edges lettered and decorated cloth. Stains and marks to the rear cover. Spine sunned but all titling clear. No dustjacket. Page fore-edges are dusty, lightly age toned and with one pale stain. Internally VERY GOOD, front and rear pastedowns and free endpapers are adverts in black printed/illustrated grey paper. A former owner's neat name to the top of the front free endpaper o/w No other inscriptions or marks - clean, tight and bright. (4) + 252 pp + 16 pp (Ward Lock bo... View more info

The Chaffinch on the Bough: A Miniature Anthology in Praise of the English Scene - ' Lute Lyre & Lotus ' Minithology Series

By: Crombie Max (Designed and Edited by)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Northwood,, Knights Press Ltd: (1940s)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 9197

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


The Lute, Lyre and Lotus Minithologies, No 8. NO Date but c. 1942. Decorated Card covers. Small amount of light shelfwear - foxing/'rubbing' to edges/corners, rear cover, and some tiny spots of rust to spine by the staples, o/w Very Good. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. 24 pp. Printed on glossy paper in b/w. With delightful b/w illustrations by Gerald Gardiner. An Anthology of Prose and Poetry on the 'English Scene'. At the time of listing I also have No. 26 in this most attractive series - 'The Changing Scene. A Miniature Anthology of The Four Seasons'. - Please enquire if interested in ... View more info

The Agricultural Zoology of the Malay Archipelago . The Animals Injurious and Beneficial to Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry in the Malay Peninsula, the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines

By: Dammerman, K. W.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, J. H. de Bussy Ltd: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110913

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This copy has been Rebound with a Red cloth spine, and red paper covered boards with the original cover pasted to front cover, which is grubby/stained. Names/prices written on the half title. There are also some very occasional ink notes/underlining - but only on a very few pages. Many attractive Colour plates and lots of black/white illustrations. The plate on p 388 has edge repairs with tape. OVERALL Internally VERY clean, tight and bright. (xi) + 473pp. Contents cover: - Animal Pests. Soil Fauna; Termites and Ants. Internal Plant Parasites. - Borers. External Plant Parasites - Biting Animal... View more info

The Cork

By: De Oliveira, Manuel Alves; Leonel De Oliveira

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Portugal, Amorim: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111648

ISBN: 9729552509

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Glossy laminated pictorial boards. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. Housed in the Original Cork Slipcase. There are light marks and shelf-wear to the Cork Slipcase. There is also some very light wrinkling to the pages, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. Illustrated with colour plates. 159 pp. Bibliography; Photographic Credits; Acknowledgements; Index. Overall, apart from the condition of the slipcase (which overall is near VG) , as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "Made to promote the Cork industry in Portugal - an ... View more info

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My Roots A Decade in the Garden

By: Don, Montagu & Monty Don

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114566

ISBN: 0340834617

Condition: Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket


FINE blue boards with bright copper-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers' 'as new' pictorial dustjacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 1. The tail to the spine is slightly 'bumped' due to storage. There are some very light yellow-brown flecks to the page fore-edges and the very bottom edge is lightly tanned. Apart from these very minor 'faults' from storage, the book is 'As New' with NO Inscriptions or marks. The book looks unread and is immaculate internally. (xii) + 324 pp. Some b/w illustrations. "Monty Don, the face of British gardening,... View more info

ENGLISH GARDEN ORNAMENT

By: EDWARDS PAUL

Price: £7.65

Publisher: LONDON, G. Bell & Sons Ltd: 1965

Seller ID: 60190

ISBN: 071350417X

Condition: Good+


Hardback. First Edition. Ex-Lib Usual Stamps and Marks. Nice clean tight copy internally. Gazebos, furniture, sculpture, topiary, mazes, labyrinths, gates, gatehouses, etc. 8vo, 168pp incl index, 40 plates & 73 drawings. Ex lib with usual stamps & attractive school bookplate. Contents v. Good. ; 60190 View more info

Treasury of Garden Verse

By: Elphinstone, Margaret

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Canongate Books Ltd: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108552

ISBN: 0862412986

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy but is an Ex Reference Library copy with a few labels and only a few small stamps. The dustjacket is in a protective clear plastic cover. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages View more info

Organic Gardening. Everything the Beginner Needs to Know

By: Elphinstone, Margaret

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Green Print: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114440

ISBN: 1854250094

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Pictorial glazed card covers. Printed on recycled paper. Covers the basics of Organic Gardening from design of your garden, to the choice of your tools. Clearly described and illustrated. Practical advice on how to grow crops. Fruit trees have a chapter of their own. 151 pp. Name/writing on half title, Very slight edgewear, and faint spotting to top page fore-edges, o/w no other marks. Overall an excellent copy. See images; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall View more info

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Heterosis: Reappraisal of Theory and Practice. Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics 6

By: Frankel R. ( editor )

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Berlin , Heidelberg, New York And Tokyo, Springer-Verlag: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: M010324

ISBN: 0387121250

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A Good to Very Good hardback book. Lime green boards with dark green lettering. Clean and tight, but the base colour to the spine is sunned/ faded but all titling easily readable. Clean page fore-edges. Internally Very Good but the top corner of front free endpaper is neatly cut off in a triangle, presumeably to remove former ownership details. NO inscriptions or other marks. (viii) + (2) + 290 pages + 2 page advert for the other first 5 Monographs in this series. 10 Articles; 12 Contributors; 32 Figures, b/w illustrations, many tables, diagrams, etc, countless references. Number 6 in the Sprn... View more info

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Comparative Morphology of Fungi

By: Gaumann, Ernst Albert ( Translated and Revised by Carroll William Dodge)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York and London, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition, 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 114592

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In glazed hessian cloth covered boards with the title in gilt to the spine on a brown, gilt bordered, title block. A little rubbed with a few light and a few fairly negligible marks from age/ storage, but overall Near VG. Page fore-edges lightly browned, with some tiny spotting to the top edge, and a few marks generally, but Overall Tight and Clean. (xiv) + 701 pp. Black and white photos, diagrams and line drawings throughout. Light browning to the plain endpapers, and a former owner's name and date written in ink to the top of the front free endpaper, o/w Very Clean and unmarked. Contents inc... View more info

Good Things

By: Grigson Jane

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2009

Edition: 1st Thus (Folio Society Edition); First Printing

Seller ID: 113193

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


AS NEW IN Nr. FINE SLIPCASE. In the original publisher's tan based cloth boards with a large illustration of a Hen in black, white and salmon and title in black on an oval salmon block to the front board, with bright white and black titling to the spine. The book is housed ln the Original Publishers' Near FINE Plain tan paper covered SLIPCASE with just two tiny spots on one side only, that mar it from being noted Fine. The book is Externally and Internally FINE. No dustjacket as issued. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (vii) + (1) + 333 pp. The Frontispiece and illustrations in the book are delightfu... View more info

The Plantfinder's Guide to Ornamental Grasses

By: Grounds, Roger

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112246

ISBN: 0715306383

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are NO inscriptions or marks. 192 pp. Illustrated with colour plates and b/w line drawings. Index; Acknowledgements. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'As New' copy. "With The Plantfinder's Guide to Ornamental Grasses they finally achieve the attention they deserve in this challenging book which revolutionizes the way we grow and garden with a neglected group of plants. A convincing text together with unique photography capture t... View more info

Jordan Wild Flowers . With a Few Paintings Done in Lebanon, Palestine and Syria - One Person's Notebook, 1948-1971 (SIGNED COPY)

By: Harrison, Mary F (edited by Mai Ismail Bilbeisi)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Amman, Jordan, Ahliyyah School Alumnae,: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 112941

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


ISBN: 9789957854409. Grey cloth boards with blind stamped titling to the front board. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. Some slight smudges/scratches to the d/j which are really only seen if held up to the light, and one small 'closed' (repaired) tear to the top rear cover of the d/j - the d/j is NOT clipped and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FINE. The front endpapers have gift notes, and attachments, etc, = A former owner's name and date in ink on the top of the ffep, and below this is pasted a cutting from a magazine wi... View more info

The English Home

By: Harrison, Molly

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Routledge and Kegan Paul: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47420

ISBN: 0710066066

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Beige buckram? /? Hessian cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. 64 pp large octavo. Many half tone illustrations. Library cancel else Ex Reference library usual MINIMAL stamps, marks, etc, protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. Overall a Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Local Search Series; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Recipes from a French Herb Garden .

By: Holt, Geraldene; Burgess, Linda

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Conran Octopus: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111623

ISBN: 1850291764

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark blue boards with black titling to the spine and blind-stamped decoration to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There are some Very light smudges and creases to the dustjacket covers -negligible, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. 160 pp. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs. Index and Acknowledgments. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Fine' copy. "Part of a series of cook books which distills the best elements of regional cuisine and adapts them for the modern kitchen. Th... View more info