Royal parks for the people.
Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974. 1st. VG orange cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG green illus d/w with pink/white lettering, not pc or chipped. 14.25cms x 22.25cms, 163pp. 17 b/w illus & 1 map. 10 of London's parks. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 349g. 0715364545. (Book ref. 2502) £5.50
Veitch's manual of the Coniferae, containing a general review of the order; a synopsis of the species cultivated in Great Britian; their botanical history, economic properties, place and use in arboriculture etc.
London: James Veitch & sons, 1900. A new and greatly enlarged edition. Tall 8vo, [iv], 562pp. 141 text figures plus several full-page illustrations. Original brown cloth, gilt titling to spine, gilt design to front board. Light rubbing to the extremities of the binding, short nock to the head of the spine, bookplate to front pastedown, binding lightly shaken. Overall a good to very good copy. (Book ref. 9785) £15.00
A BILL intituled an ACT for establishing a FORESTRY COMMISSION for the UNITED KINGDOM, and promoting Afforestation and the production and supply of TIMBER therein, ...
London: HMSO, 1919. i + 11pp. Small Folio. Paper wrappers. Disbound British Parliamentary Paper. Bill 156. Forestry Bill. (H.L.). Brought from the Lords, 29 July 1919. Neat library stamp to title page. A clean copy. (Book ref. 158372) £10.00
African tropical timber
Organisation for European Economic Co-operation, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair with no dust jacket. Good reading copy, ex library with the usual stamps on the front endpapers, but otherwise clean and complete. 422 pages. Text in French and English. (Copie Bonne lecture, une bibliothèque avec l'ex timbres habituels sur les pages de garde avant, mais sinon, propre et complet. 422 pages. Texte en français et en anglais.) (Book ref. 35456) £35.00
FIRST ANNUAL REPORT of the FORESTRY COMMISSIONERS. Year ending September 30th, 1920.
London: HMSO, 1921. 60pp. Folio. Fold out sketch map. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. HC 128. A very clean copy. Presented pursuant to Act 9 & 10 Geo.V.,c.58,s.8(4). (Book ref. 158109) £15.00
Tree-Planting for ornamention or profit, suitable to every soil and situation. Edited by William H. Ablett.
London : Chapman and Hall,, 1887 Pages viii, 157, (3, blank), 40 (adverts), original green cloth, gilt : a nice, fresh copy. Though not so stated, this volume on arboriculure is complete in itself and was issued as the third volume in "Farming for Pleasure & Profit" series, This copy bears the neat name stamp of Lt. Col. H. Leslie Ellis of Magherymore, Wicklow. 1887 (Book ref. 15895) £45.00
Trees of South Africa
Balkema, Capt Town, 1961 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations and a folding map; cloth, a very good, clean copy in the dust wrapper. (Book ref. 18325) £40.00
A Treatise on Forest-Trees : containing, not only the best methods of their culture hitherto practised, but a variety of new and useful discoveries …
Dublin : Printed for William Wilson, and John Exshaw,, 1776 FIRST IRISH EDITION, with an engraved plate, pages (4), xvi, 311, 8vo, contemporary calf, with bright red label, gilt : with some light rubbing of the boards but the binding strong and attractive and with some light worming in the lower margin towards end but well clear of text and still a bright, fresh and attractive copy. Henrey 477. The first Irish and first octavo edition of the best 18C work in English on forest nurseries, both trees and hedges. It bears a new short preface, signed from Dublin, recommending it to 'the Nobility and Gentry' of Ireland. 1776 (Book ref. 9810) £250.00
Edinburgh: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1881. Second Edition. Dark green hardback cloth cover. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover marked and worn with tears to cloth of spine. SLight damage to fep. Contents G+. 416pp :: 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6") :: A Practical Treatise on Raising and Managing Forest Trees. Very scarce volume (Book ref. 2037a) £56.00
The Forester. A Practical Treatise on British Forestry and Arboriculture For Landowners, Land Agents and Foresters. Two volumes
Edinburgh: Blackwood & Sons, 1905. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Inner hinges cracked. Contents clean. 506; 642pp :: 250mm x 170mm (10" x 7") (Book ref. h1760) £36.00
Arboriculture for Amateurs: Being Instructions for the Planting and Cultivation of Trees for Ornament or Use.......
London: "The Bazaar" Office . First edition. Black & white plates. 8vo, pp.120, with advertisements dated 1880 at end. Original brown cloth gilt, no dustwrapper; binding headbands bumped, spine slightly faded with a small piece of cloth to side of spine beginning to split, and with a slight bubbling of cloth to upper cover, internally, endpapers browned and some foxing, but generally a very good copy indeed. Ownership label on front pastedown. (Book ref. 3178) £25.00
Wayside and Woodland Trees. A Guide to the Trees of Britain and Ireland. [Third Edition]
Warne,  8vo., Third Edition, with coloured frontispiece, 23 coloured plates.155 plates in monochrome and very numerous illustrations and diagrams in the text; original series binding of green leatherette, upper board blocked and lettered in gilt and black, gilt back, green sprinkled edges, photographic endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dust wrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities. Nice copy of a key edition of this series classic, first published in 1904. Step's original text was briefly revised (with 48 new plates) by Jackson in 1940. This third and final edition 'is effectively a new text with more species described, many plates replaced and an excellent illustrated key' (Marren). See Marren, pp.142-144. (Book ref. 17930) £30.00
Science and Fruit.
Bristol: University of Bristol., 1953. 1st.. Hard Cover.. VG./G+.. 308pp. Book VG with slight foxing, d/j chipped and repaired. Hardly used book so better than it sounds. (Book ref. 011882) £18.00
Arboriculture For Amateurs
1st Edition, The Bazaar, London, no date : 1880 16 plates; "Being instructions for the planting and cultivation of trees for ornament or use, and selections and descriptions of those suited to special requirements as to soil, situation etc"; Hardback: dark red cloth decorated in gilt, illustration of a branch to top board, laid end-papers; Some cover wear, spine faded, front hinge tender, previous owner's inscription to front pastedown. (Book ref. 6086) £25.00
Trees and How to Grow Them.
London, Ward Lock, no date c.1881.. Soft cover. 8vo. Edtion not known, 18.0 x 12.3cms. Text illustrations, original pictorial coloured paperback binding. Upper cover detached, lower cover soiled, corners frayed. Adverts at each end. (Book ref. 7004) £8.00
Cassell, London, 1907, ISBN: 0 New edition Revised & Enlarged, Third series, out-of-print hardback in pictorial boards, vi + 172pp with index, frontis & colour plates by W H J Boot & A Fairfax Muckley plus mono plates from photos & photo-micrographs, clean bright board with spine extremities moderately chafed & edges lightly rubbed, no inscriptions, all-edges-gilt, inner guttering strained though hinges firm, few gatherings loosening, occasional page blemish though contents clean & sharp. near VG. (Book ref. 33474) £12.50
Wayside and Woodland Trees. A Guide to the British Sylva. Revised by A Keith Jackson and A. Bruce Jackson
Warne,  8vo., with a coloured frontispiece, 23 fine coloured plates, 151 monochrome plates, 57 illustrations in the text and photographic endpapers; original series binding of publisher's green leather-effect pictorial cloth, upper board elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt and black, gilt back, radial corners, one corner lightly bruised else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dust wrapper. The second title in Warne's famous series, Step's classic survey was the first to appear (in 1904) in the now familiar 'dumpy' W&W format. The second edition, revised by the Jacksons and with outstanding plates by Fitchew, followed in 1940 and swiftly reissued. Uncommon in this condition. See Marren pp.142-4. (Book ref. 17481) £14.00
Wayside and Woodland Trees. A Guide to the British Sylva. Revised by A. Keith Jackson and A. Bruce Jackson. With colour Plates by Dorothy Fitchew. [Second Edition, Sixth Impression]
Warne,  Sm. 8vo., Second Edition, Sixth Impression, with a coloured frontispiece, 23 coloured plates, 151 plates in monochrome, 58 illustrations in the text and pictorial keys; original series binding of green leather-effect cloth, upper board elaborately blocked with gilt hazel spray and lettered in gilt and black, gilt back, radial corners, sprinkled edges, photographic endpapers, a near fine copy. The second title in Warne's famous series, Step's classic survey was the first to appear (in 1904) in the now familiar 'dumpy' W&W format. The second edition, revised by the Jacksons and with outstanding plates by Fitchew, followed in 1940 and was several times reissued. Uncommon in this condition. See Marren pp.142-4. (Book ref. 17462) £12.00
Forestry and Forest Products.
Edinburgh, David Douglas,1885, pp.xliv,569 with 10 plates and 21 woodcuts.Original cloth just a little rubbed, but a good,sound copy. Quite heavy so may require extra postage (use "ask bookseller a question" for a quote). (Book ref. 1685) £50.00
Forest Trees, Shrubs, Fruit Etc Catalogue Autumn 1986 to Spring 1987
Aberdeen. Ben Reid & Co.Ltd.1987. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket, Card Covers, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 44 pp. Yellow card cover with monochrome picture of a pine tree with other pine trees in the back ground. Title, company and address in black. (Book ref. 1018) £6.00