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1 Betts, Kay. Illustrated by Ruth McCrea. THE GARDENER'S ALMANACK.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1958. 
62 pp (including colophon), 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Red and green illustrations. A collection of hints for the American gardener, arranged by month. Very light edge wear, very light browning and tiny speck on top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear, light browning, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
3 Canadian Kodak Co., Limited. CANADIAN KODAK MOVIE NEWS. SPRING 1968. VOL. 16, NO.1.
(Canadian Kodak Co., Limited, Toronto, [1968].) 
7 pp, 8 5/8" H, stapled in wraps. Color photos. Gives tips on filming spring gardening activities and shooting at night. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - previous owner's mailing label on rear cover, soft small crease to top/bottom corners. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
4 Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D. ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.
Portland Timber Press 2005 0881926116 / 9780881926118 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Errol D. Hooper Jr. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "(T)he authors look at the structure, development, genetics, and reproduction of plants, the most prominent actors in garden ecosystems. They describe other garden organisms, focusing on those with the most influential roles - insects, nematodes, and microorganisms - as well as garden denizens ranging from microscopic prions to elephants. (They) explore nutrient cycles, sunlight, air, water, and the soil - the physical environment within which garden organisms live and function - and they consider the ways plants function in their environment and form communities. They then examine the intricate interactions among garden-dwelling organisms, ranging from the harmful to the beneficial. Once this groundwork is laid, they introduce humans into the garden ecosystem and consider how gardeners can use ecological principles to wisely manage their garden ecosystems. Throughout the book, the authors cite hundreds of examples drawn from personal experience and from the gardening and ecological literature. It becomes clear that gardens - whether a group of potted plants on a patio, a few beds carved out of a lawn, or extensive plantings over several acres - are indeed connected to the natural world in endless and important ways." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny dents on spine and hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE., Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald.  Photographs by Jan Baldwin.
5 Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald. Photographs by Jan Baldwin. MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE.
Viking / Penguin, London, 1991, first edition. 
239 pp, 10" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670841420 B&w and colour photographs, drawings. "(A) mixture of delightfully written anecdotes covering Roald Dahl's family upbringing, his youth and early days in Africa, and his happiness at home with Liccy, his wife, and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends. For this extensive family, there is no more enjoyable way of relaxing than sharing good food and wine. The meals they enjoy together round the old pine farmhouse table a t Gipsy House are either fine examples of national dishes of their heritage - Norwegian, French, British, etc. - or favourite recipes that have delighted three generations of discerning eaters. Many recipes have acquired a particular significan c e f or the Dahl family over the years, and these are introduced with reminiscences rich in nostalgia and humour. This book has many sections. The text has been written by Roald and Liccy Dahl, their children, close family and friends. The illus tr at i on s are by Quentin Blake, photographs by Jan Baldwin and all the recipes have been cooked by Josie Fison. The recipes are for all occasions, covering family birthday parties, Christmas and Easter celebrations, Roald's passion for chocolate , o nio ns an d wine, his enthusiasm for gambling and gardening and finally, a Dahl-style chapter: Hangman's Suppers - contributed by Francis Bacon, P.D. James, John le Carre, Peter Ustinov and others. It is a medly of great reading and good cooki ng." Li ght rem ainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small tear archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
6 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316174939 / 9780316174930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 11 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Light edge wear, bump at top of spine, one small light corner bump, ramainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Adam & Charles Black 1908 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Ella Du Cane. 
249 pp + publisher's advertising, 9" H. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and dark green decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 50 colour plates, with tissue coverings bearing captions (collated). Contents: Preface; Landscape Gardening; Stones - Garden Ornaments and Fences; Landscape Gardens; Nursery Gardens - Dwarf Trees and Hachi-niwa; Temple Gardens; Summer Flowers; Plum Blossom; Peach Blossom; Cherry Blossom; Wistaria and Paeony; Azaleas; The Iris; The Morning Glory; The Lotus; The Chrysanthemum; The Maple Leaves; The Bamboo; The Pine-Tree. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, gift inscription dated 1912 on front free endpaper, abbey library label on front pastedown, slight fading to spine color, light soiling on rear board, a few tiny areas of slight color fading on front board, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 125.00 USD
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little.
8 Ford, Boris, ed. Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
349 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain; The Decorative and Useful Arts; Flowers in the Valley: Folk-Songs in Britain; The Visual Arts; Holkham Hall, Norfolk; Literature; Vauxhall Gardens; Architecture; 'The English Taste in Gardening'; Music; Augustan Bath; Further Reading and Reference; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH GARDENS.  (SUNDAY TIMES), Girling, Richard, ed.  Gardening consultant: Graham Rose.  (Stefan Buczacki, Edward Collins, Gareth Huw Davies, Geoff Hamilton, Arthur Hellyer, Penelope Hobhouse, Brian Jackman, Hugh Johnson, Mary Keen, Hazel Le Rougetel, Charles Lyte, et al.)
9 Girling, Richard, ed. Gardening consultant: Graham Rose. (Stefan Buczacki, Edward Collins, Gareth Huw Davies, Geoff Hamilton, Arthur Hellyer, Penelope Hobhouse, Brian Jackman, Hugh Johnson, Mary Keen, Hazel Le Rougetel, Charles Lyte, et al.) THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH GARDENS. (SUNDAY TIMES)
Macmillan, London, (1988). 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333482301 Profusely and beautifully illustrated in color with photographs and reproductions. Contents: Editor's Introduction; Taming the Wilderness; Magic, Medicine and Broth; Branches Th roughout the World; The Quest for Colour; The Greenhouse Effect; A Natural Romance; One Hundred Historic Gardens to Visit. Small bump to corners of boards, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of front board, very light wrinkling to top/bottom o f s p i n e , minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. VG/VG 
Price: 27.50 USD
Hayastan, Yerevan, 1978. 
Unpaginated (Introductory text and captions in Armenian/Russian/English, 48 color plates with captions on facing page - extensive indices), folio (13 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of secular miniatures from manuscripts depicting the workaday life of medieval Armenia. The plates illustrate: farming, gardening, pasturage, hunting, fishing, navigation, construction, upholstery, blacksmithing, armouring, coppersmithing, pottery, spinning, weaving, writing, garments, dancing, theatre, circus, gymnastics, musical instruments. Very light fading to top/bottom edges of boards and to spine, slight browning to some page edges, soft corner crease to top of plate XXXVII, four tiny faint water marks on plate XL I, tiny light stain on fore-edge of plate XXXVIII, light wrinkling to top of plate XXI - from manufacturing process (small area at top of plate XXII also). Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling along top edge (one tiny chip) - mainly at top of front panel and spine, spine color lightly faded, light rubbing. VG-/VG- 
Price: 85.00 USD
11 Harris, R. Cole and Phillips, Elizabeth, edited by. LETTERS FROM WINDERMERE, 1912-1914.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1991), reprint. 
243 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "Written primarily by Daisy Phillips, with a few by her husband Jack, to her family in England, these letters describe the creation of a shortlived English home in the Windermere Valley of southwestern B ritish Columbia. From Daisy's frank descriptions we learn of the experiences of the Phillips and their neighbours in settling the newly opened land and of their attempts to grow fruit in an area of limited agricultural potential....Between her first request for a pamphlet on laundering handkerchiefs and her departure less than three years later, (Daisy) learned to cook on a wood stove, sew, clean house, and wash clothes without running water or servants. Gradually, the cultural barriers were breaking down as the Phillips became more involved in sharing the experience of being pioneer Canadians..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner creases, light rubbing, minor edge wear, very small scuff at top of spine, spine flat and uncreased. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENING FOR AMERICAN GARDENERS., Hensel, Margaret.  Foreword by Tasha Tudor.  Garden plans by Gordon Morrison.
12 Hensel, Margaret. Foreword by Tasha Tudor. Garden plans by Gordon Morrison. ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENING FOR AMERICAN GARDENERS.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1992, 3rd printing. 
239 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" x 10 1/4"), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0393030121 Profusely illustrated with beautiful color photographs. "Thanks to the extraordinary photographs and gardening wisdom in this classic book, the elegant intim acy of the English cottage garden is a practical possibility for amateur gardeners in diverse regions of the United States. Margaret Hensel, whose photographs and articles on garden design have appeared in 'Horticulture' and many other magazine s , h as analyzed the aesthetic and horticultural elements of ten representative cottage gardens - eight in England and two in the United States (including Tasha Tudor's at Corgi Cottage in Vermont). Her spectacular photographs render the look and a tm o sp here of these gardens, while her text focuses on easily grown, readily available plants that are adaptable to a wide variety of climatic and soil conditions. In the back of the book may be found specific horticultural information on a wi de var ie ty of cottage garden plants commonly available in the United States, glossaries of Latin and common names, a list of sources for old rose varieties, and a detailed index. The gardens in this beautiful book are not those of the great estat es of E ngl and , manicured by staffs of professional gardeners. They are, instead, labors of love on the part of individual homeowners, many of whom started with bleak, rubble-strewn lots and went on to create the enchanted settings pictured here. " Sligh t wa vine ss to edges of text block; a few tiny dints on top & bottom edges of boards, rear edge of spine and on rear board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease down rear panel near hinge, scattered tiny dints at edges an d on pan els, sever al light rub marks. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 32.50 USD
PIONEER GARDENS AT BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE., Langdon, Eustella.  Foreword by Russell Cooper.
13 Langdon, Eustella. Foreword by Russell Cooper. PIONEER GARDENS AT BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE.
Toronto Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1972 0039233103 / 9780039233105 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
64 pp, 10 1/4" H. Dark brown simulated leather covers with gilt lettering/decoration on front board, gilt lettering on spine. Colour photographs, reproductions. "(B)rings together the historical information gleaned through original research conducted for the planning of the gardens at Black Creek Pioneer Village. It reveals which plants the Canadian pioneers grew in their gardens, and how they used them. (I)ncludes photographs of Black Creek Pioneer Village, pioneer recipes, herbal remedies, paintings and drawings done by pioneers, rare old documents and botanical illustrations. (B)rings alive an era when people lived close to the land (and shows) how important gardens were in our early history." Light lean to spine, two tiny dents on top edge of front board, small rub mark on front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mostly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing on panels, crease at top edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Martayan Lan, New York, n.d. 
184 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Travel, Geography, Americana & Related Fields; History of Science: Astronomy & Mathematical Instruments - Physics, Mathematics, Mining & Technology - Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural History & Gardening; Arts & Humanities (Including Architecture, Art History, Music, Fete Books, and Calligraphy, etc.) Interior - small bump at top edge of pages - more towards rear of book, tiny bump to bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump to top edge of rear cover, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY., Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky.
15 Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky. A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY.
Macmillan, (London, 1995). 
320 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), soft cover. Beautifully and profusely illustrated with full color photographs. "...a unique personal journey of discovery into the history of gardens and the great movements that have influenced that history. Featuring over 900 beautiful color shots specially taken for the book, the authors take examples from extant gardens to illustrate the representative features of particular garden styles and movements. Moving from the Western European tradition of gardening to Eastern techniques seen in China and Japan, the book covers a fascinating range of styles and periods and brings us right up to date with developments in the 20th century which have stressed the importance of wild plant conservation. The illustrations and text give an intimate portrait of a huge range of gardens: from the extravagant flourishes of the Italian Baroque to the contemplative landscapes of the Japanese tradition." Covers garden buildings, mazes, rockeries, parterres, water features, garden furnishings, topiary, borders, arbours, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, small corner crease on front cover - migrates lightly into approx. page 25. VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia, 1990. 
276 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0300049366 Patterned endpapers. "(This) is the second of a series of catalogues describing selections of the rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection for med by Mrs Paul Mellon. The 'Pomona' describes a hundred books and manuscripts about fruit, with illustrations taken from some of the most beautiful books on the subject, as well as original drawings or paintings. The earliest book describe d i s B u ssato's 'Giardino di Agricoltura' of 1592, the latest 'The Herefordshire Pomona', an encyclopaedia of apples and pears from the 1870s. In between there is a gathering of fruit books large and small: La Quintinie's 'Instruction pour les Ja r di ns fr ui tiers', first published in 1690 and translated by John Evelyn three years later, Duhamel's 'Traite des Arbres fruitiers', and nearly fifty others from France and Britain, among them Brookshaw's giant 'Pomona Britannica' and a handf ul of po cke t -si zed books of directions on grafting and cultivating the best varieties available. Sections on fruit-growing in these two countries are followed by others on fruit elsewhere in Europe (including the books of Knoop, Gallesio, and Bi vor t) a nd f ru it i n Am erica (with Downing, Hovey, and several sets of nurserymen's plates) before chapters on citrus fruit (beginning with Ferrari's 'Hesperides' of 1646), apples and pears, peaches and soft fruit, grapes, melons, and tropic al f ruit . Ea ch de scr iptio n mak es clear the background of the book concerned and its relationship to others, while a generous number of illustrations in colour and black and white help to give an impression of their contents. Many of the Oak Spri ng co pies h ave pa rtic ularly inter esting associations, recorded in inscriptions, bookplates, or binding details, all of which are described." Minor soiling on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top /botto m of sp ine and flap -folds, one 1" closed tear, small area of creasing a top corner of rear flap. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 80.00 USD
17 Swift, Katherine. THE MORVILLE HOURS.
New York Walker & Company 2009 0802717535 / 9780802717535 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
368 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. "Some twenty years ago, (Katherine Swift) and her husband leased a house in Shropshire with a garden that became her passion. Driven to uncover its history, she takes readers on a journey back through time, linking the stories of those who lived in the house and tended the same red soil with her family's own saga. Spanning hundreds of years, 'The Morville Hours' is also deeply personal - a journey through the seasons and one of self-exploration, of finding one's place in the world and putting down roots. (It) takes the form of medieval Books of Hours, recalling the monastic past of the house. Each chapter is named after one of the Hours of the Divine Office and brings to life an hour of the day or night - from the crunch of grass underfoot at midnight on a frosty New Year's Eve to a perfumed May Day morning when the whole world seems young; from the enervating heat of a midsummer noon to the bloom of blue-black damsons picked on a golden September afternoon. Together they describe the arc of the gardening year and the arc of life." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
JAPANESE GARDENS., Taylor, Basil, Mrs.  (Harriet Osgood.)
18 Taylor, Basil, Mrs. (Harriet Osgood.) JAPANESE GARDENS.
London Methuen 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Walter Tyndale. 
298 pp, 10 1/4" H. Deep red cloth with gilt lettering/banding/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 28 tissue-covered colour plates (including frontispiece), mounted on beige stock with borders and captions (collated). Contents: Preface; On Japanese Gardens in General; Japanese Gardening History; Gardening Principles; Garden Stones; Garden Accessories (Lanterns and Pagodas); Garden Fences and Hedges; Garden Architecture (Gates, Summer-Houses, and Bridges); Wells, Water-Basins, etc.; Landscape Gardens; Green Gardens; Water Gardens and Dried-up Water Scenery; Miniature Gardens; Some Particular Gardens; Flower Arrangement; Garden Folk-Lore and Legends - (I); Ditto (2); Flower Festivals; The Four Seasons of Flowers. Light wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine; light wear at board corners; light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; front free endpaper has small creases at top corner, one tiny edge tear archiavally taped and a tiny hole at bottom corner; very small hole in tissue of plate opposite page 244 - piece is glued to margin of page 244; rear free endpaper has small creases at top/bottom corner and a tiny hole at top corner - tiny hole a top corner of preceeding page also; paper is split on inside rear hinge but holding firmly. 
Price: 225.00 USD

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