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Wright, Michael: " THE COMPLETE INDOOR GARDENER."
London. Pan Books, 1974. Large size soft back. 256 pages with index. Many colour photographs & drawings. 11.5" x 8.5". Near fine, no inscription or marks. Cover near fine but back bottom corner slightly bumped. ISBN 0330242016. (Book ref. 6521) £5.00
Johnson, Hugh.: " THE PRINCIPLES OF GARDENING."
London. Mitchell Beazley, 1979. " The science, practice & history of the gardener's art." Covers many different aspects of gardening. 271 pages, including bibliography, gardener's directory, & index. Many colour & b./w. photographs, with drawings in colour. Some drawings are double page, detailed & very attractive. 11.75" x 9". Cover & contents near fine. D./w. slightly marked, top edge bumped o./w. near fine, priced 16.95 on flap. ISBN 0855332034 (Book ref. 1008) £8.00
Guest, C.Z.: " FIRST GARDEN."
New York. McGraw Hill, 1976 A lovely book, with drawings by Cecil Beaton, (a friend of C. Z. Guest), some stunning colour photographs by Elvin McDonald & preface by Truman Capote, who was also a friend of Mrs. Guest. 144 pages. Near fine but sadly the title page is missing. As the publication date would be on the reverse, it is also missing, but going by the ISBN number I'm sure it was published in 1976. Priced on flap $24.95 & price sticker from RHS Wisley for 15.95. 10.25" x 10.25". Contents near fine, no inscription, but no title page. D./w. very good but back top corner torn & small piece missing. ISBN0070251045. (Book ref. 6510) £8.00
Loads, Fred.: "FRED LOADS' GARDENING TIPS OF A LIFETIME."
London. Hamlyn, 1980. Fred Loads, the well known gardening expert of Radio 4's "Gardeners Question Time " offers advice & tips he's accumilated over years for many gardening problems. 176 pages including index. B./w. photo of author and line drawings. 9.75" x 7.75". Near fine in near fine d./w. ISBN 0 600 38795 X (Book ref. 2540) £7.00
Robinson, Peter.: " POOL AND WATERSIDE GARDENING."
Kew. Royal Botanic Gardens/ Collingridge,1987. A Kew Gardening Guides. Describes over 200 aquatic & moisture-loving plants. 124 pages including glossary, bibliography & index. Illustrated with colour photographs, colour prints, drawings & diagrams. Near fine, no inscription. Near fine d./w. priced 7.95. ISBN 0600351734. (Book ref. 6343) £6.00
Robinson, William.: " THE ENGLISH FLOWER GARDEN."
London. Hamlyn, 1985. Reprint of William Robinson's famous gardening book published 1933. A facsimile of the 15th edition, the last, definitive edition. 720 pages including index. Contents near fine, but damp stain on top edges has affected the top edges of the first few pages. These damp stains are hardly visible. D./w. has small tears top of spine, slightly worn on edges & corners, a few small tears along the top edge, priced 19.50. On the front & inside d./w. there are water stains, but cover underneath is not affected. 9" x 6". 17 plates & many photographs, plans, engravings and illustrations in black & white. (Book ref. 1775) £10.00
Heath, Royton E.: " COLLECTOR'S ALPINES. Their Cultivation in Frames and Alpine Houses."
London, Collingridge, 1964. Ex Library, with usual labels & remnants of sellotape on f.e.p. & b.e.p. The library used sellotape to stick the protective sleeve securely on the cover, which have marked it, o./w. very good. Corners of d../w. slightly worn, a closed 1" tear on top front edge of spine, o./w. very good. 527 pages. 86 b./w. photographs. 26 line drawings. 9" x 6". Over (Book ref. 1667) £7.00
Billitt, Arthur.: " The Story of Clack's Farm."
London. Ward Lock, 1982. Reprint. Signed by author. He started doing gardening programs on the BBC radio in 1950 & BBC TV in 1954. Regularly contributed to 'Amateur Gardening' magazine. 158 pages. Many colour and b./ w. photographs. 9" x 6". Near fine. Near fine d./w. ISBN 070635995 X . (Book ref. 915) £9.00
Coutts, J. and Preston, G.H. (Revised & Edited by.): " ALL ABOUT GARDENING."
London. Ward Lock, 1961. Reprint. First published 1954. 382 pages. 4 colour plates, and 24 b./w. photographs. Many b./w. drawings & diagrams. No d./w. Corners and ends of spine are slightly worn o./w. near fine, no inscription or marks, . (Book ref. 6313) £5.00
Beckett, Kenneth A.: " THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDENING."
London. Guild Publishing / Octopus, 1987. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh. "A practical illustrated guide to over 350 varieties of shrubs, flowers, house plants, fruit & vegetables." 175 pages including index. Colour photographs.and drawings on most pages. Near fine, in near fine d./w.. (Book ref. 6276) £6.00
Carr, David.: " TOPIARY & PLANT SCULPTURE." A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide.
Marlborough. Crowood Press, 1989. 142 pages including glossary & index. 20 colour photographs, with many b./w. drawings & diagrams. Near fine except previous owner's label on front endpage and name & address in ink. Near fine d./w., not price clipped (10.95) 9.5" x 6.75" ISBN 1852231483. (Book ref. 5745) £7.00
Brookes, John.: "THE GARDEN BOOK."
London, Book Club (Dorling Kindersley) 1984. "The Complete Guide to Creating your Ideal Garden." 286 pages including index. Beautifully illustrated throughout, mainly in colour. Near fine in near fine d/w. 8" x 12" (Book ref. 117) £10.00
Wickers, David.: " THE COMPLETE URBAN FARMER. Growing your own fruit & vegetables in town."
London. Book Club Associates, 1977. 174 pages including index. Drawings by Sharon Finmark. Near fine, no inscription or marks, but corners slightly worn. D./w. is slightly worn & torn on top of spine, and top edge. Includes some recipes. (Book ref. 5618) £4.00
Lamb, Edgar & Lamb, Brian M.: " THE ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE ON CACTI & OTHER SUCCULENTS." 2 Volumes.
London. Blandford Press, 1963 & 1966. Ex Reference Library. 2 books, volume 3 and volume 4 only. Volume 3 has pages 587- 896 , and volume 4 pages 902 -1212 jncluding index to all 4 books. Well illustrated in colour & b./w. Both d./w. priced 50/- (2.50) Contents near fine apart from library bookplates, labels & stamped in red in front is 'Sale 1997'. Dust wrappers near fine, but bottom edge was folded under to fit inside library sleeve. (Book ref. 5539) £12.00
Walls, Ian G.: " A - Z OF GARDEN PESTS AND PROBLEMS."
London.Treasure Press,1984. "Identification & Control." Published in 1979 by Collins. 254 pages including glossary & appendix of garden chemicals. 48 colour photographs. B. & w. line drawings by Dr. Dietrich L. Birkel. 8" x 5" Near fine, no inscription or marks, in illustrated board cover, as issued without d./w. Priced on back 4.95. ISBN 0 907812 66 X. (Book ref. 1098) £4.00
Smith, Rupert:: " A YEAR AT KEW."
London. B.B.C. Books, 2004. Reprint. First published 2004. Written to accompany the BBC 2 program, which described "a month-by-month journey through the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, the work of gardeners, botanists, scientists & landscape architects." Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh. 192 pages including index. Many colour photographs. 10" x 7.75". Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. priced 16.99. ISBN 0563521082 (Book ref. 5386) £12.00
Osler, Mirabel:: " A GENTLE PLEA FOR CHAOS. Reflections From an English Garden.":
London. Bloomsbury, 1990: Softback. First published in 1989. 176 pages including index. Illustrated with about 30 full page colour photographs, and chapter headings are decorated with b./w. wood engravings by Howard Phipps. 9.75" x 7.5". Contents near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine stiff card cover, priced on back 9.99. ISBN 0747507775: (Book ref. 5387) £7.00
Alpine Garden Society.: " QUARTERLY BULLETIN OF THE ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY."
Pershore. Alpine Garden Society, 1991-2000. 34 vols., soft backs. Beautiful colour photography. NOTE! an incomplete run. 1991- March, June, Sept. & Dec.; 1992 - June, Sept. & Dec.; 1993 - March, June,Sept. & Dec.; 1994 - March, June, Sept. & Dec.; 1995 - March, June, Sept. & Dec.; 1996 - March, June, Sept. & Dec.; 1997 - March, June, Sept. & Dec.; 1998 - March, June,Sept. & Dec.; 1999 - March only; 2000 - March & Dec. only. Near fine condition. ( In 2008 back issues were available from Society, - 4.50 each for up to 1999, 2000 & after - 5.00 each) ISBN 0002-6476. (Book ref. 573) £45.00
N./A.: " HINTS AND TIPS FROM TIMES PAST."
London. Readers Digest, 2000. " Tried & trusted advice from past generations... 1200 practical ideas, recipes, herbal remedies, household cleaners, pickles, preserves, home baking, organic gardening ...etc." 352 pages, with many colour photographs. Near fine, in near fine illustrated board covers. 10.25" x 8". ISBN 0276425596. (Book ref. 4946) £5.00
Hobhouse, Penelope.: " A BOOK OF GARDENING. A Practical Guide. Ideas. Methods. Designs."
London. Pavilion Books, 1995. Softback. Published in association with the National Trust. 319 pages including map of U.K. showing sites of gardens in National Trust properties, & index. Illustrated with colour photographs. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine card cover except back top corner slightly bumped. Priced on back cover 12.99. 7" x 5". ISBN 1857934237. (Book ref. 4370) £6.00