Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Gardening

 - 19 items found in your search
Gardening

Click on Title to view full description

 
THE CULTIVATED CONIFERS IN NORTH AMERICA, COMPRISING THE PINE FAMILY AND THE TAXADS., Bailey, L.H.
1 Bailey, L.H. THE CULTIVATED CONIFERS IN NORTH AMERICA, COMPRISING THE PINE FAMILY AND THE TAXADS.
Macmillan, New York, 1933. 
404 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover (green boards with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs and drawings. Chapter headings: Preview of the Systematic Treatment; The Taxads, or Yews and Their Kindred; Th e True Cone-Bearers - Pines; The True Cone-Bearers - Firs and Spruces; The True Cone-Bearers - Cedars, Larches, Cypresses, and Others; The True Cone-Bearers - Junipers; Conifers in the Landscape; Cultivation and Propagation of Conifers; Ex p e r i e n c e s with Conifers; Insects, Diseases and Injuries of Conifers in North America. Interior - browning to endpapers, a few light foxing marks on preliminaries, very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous own er sh ip m ar ks . E xt e rior - very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner crease, light soiling on bottom of textblock, browning and small faint watermark on top of textblock. VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
2 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
 
 
3 Clark, George H. and Fletcher, James. FARM WEEDS OF CANADA. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
Ottawa Ministry of Agriculture 1923 Reprint of the Second Edition Hard Cover Good+ Norman Criddle. 
192 pp, 10 3/8" H. Gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration of front board. 76 colour plates (20 more than in the first edition) - collated. These plates are printed on textured stock with the versos blank. The first 71 show individual weeds in flower, with some also illustrating the root system and/or seeds - the final 5 plates give 100 examples of seeds. Contents: Preface; Introductory; What is a Weed?; Losse due to Weeds; How Weeds Spread; Classification of Weeds; Weed Seeds in the Soil; Control and Extermination of Weeds; General Princples; Summer Fallowing; Short Rotation Crops; Sheep Destroy Weeds; Seeding to Grass; Farm Implements to Destroy Weeds; Weed Seeds in Commercial Seeds and Feeding Stuffs; Grass Family; Sedge Family; Rush Family; Buckwheat Family; Spinach or Goosefoot Family; Pigweed Family; Pink Family; Purslane Family; Buttercup Family; Fumitory Family; Mustard Family; Caper Family; Orpine Family; Rose Family; Pea Family; Spurge Family; Mallow Family; St. John's-wort Family; Evening Primrose Family; Parsley Family; Milkweed Family; Morning Glory or Convolvulus Family; Borage Family; Vervain Family; Mint Family; Figwort Family; Ribwort or Plantain Family; Madder or Bedstraw Family; Sunflower Family; Explanation of Botanical Terms; Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, slight bump to top corner of boards, a few small brown stains and a rub mark on rear board 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
ENGLISH TOPIARY GARDENS., Clarke, Ethne and Wright, George.
4 Clarke, Ethne and Wright, George. ENGLISH TOPIARY GARDENS.
Phoenix, (London, 1997). 
160 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 1/2" H x 9 7/8" D), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with full color photographs. "England has the finest examples of topiary in the world, from simple geometric shapes to fanciful figures clipped in yew. The clipping and training of trees is one of the oldest garden art forms...In the seventeenth century no English garden was complete without regiments of leafy figures and hedges clipped in geometric precision. Author Ethne Clark and photographer Geo r g e W r i g h t have toured England seeking topiary throughout the land, gathering information on its hisotry and cultivation from the gardeners who tend it. The result...celebrates the diverse art with examples ranging from mazes to Egyptian t em pl es , f ro m pe ac oc ks to a locomotive engine, from rabbits to a leafy Nessie." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing - no color loss, soft crease on covers, tiny surface paper lo ss at bot to m c orn er of fr ont cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Cobb, J.H. Preface by Felix Pascalis, M.D. A MANUAL CONTAINING INFORMATION RESPECTING THE GROWTH OF THE MULBERRY TREE, WITH SUITABLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE CULTURE OF SILK. IN THREE PARTS.
Boston Carter, Hendee and Co. 1833 New Edition Hard Cover Good 
98 pp, 7 3/16" H. Brown cloth spine, paper covered boards. Three plates - the frontispiece is a hand-coloured illustration of mulberry leaves, labeled Plate II. Plate I, facing page 45, is a hand-coloured depiction of the life cycle of the silkworm. Plate III, facing page 87, gives diagrams of three silk reels in b&w. Contents: Introduction; Advertisement to this Edition; Preface; Part I: Culture of the Mulberry Tree; Part II: On Rearing Silk Worms; Part III: Reeling and Manufacturing Silk; Appendix: Short Historical Account of the Efforts of Silk Culture in this country; Letter: From Peter S. Du Ponceau to the Hon. Andrew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. From the title page: "Published by direction of his Excellency Gov. Lincoln, agreeably to a resolve of the Commonwealth." Moderate edge wear, browning and soiling from handling on boards; waviness and browning to edges of text block; browning to endpapers ans illustration pages; waviness to pages, scattered foxing mostly on endpapers. tiny area of color loss on frontispiece illustration - offset on adjacent title page near gutter. Book protected in a stiff clear mylar cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS., Cox, Peter A.  Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson.  Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise.
6 Cox, Peter A. Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson. Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise. THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS.
Timber Press, Beaverton, OR, 1985, first American edition. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0881920142 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, colour illustrations. "The author surveys smaller rhododendrons in their natural habitat, their distribution, ecology and introduction into cultivation, and then moves on to garden cultivation, examining shelter, shade, climate, hardiness and plant associations. The chapter on planting and maintenance covers soil preparation, planting, feeding, pruning, diseases and pests. One of Pete r Cox's strengths is the personal experience he brings to the subject, and this is reflected in a description of the climate and conditions at Glendoik, Perth, where a large percentage of the plants mentioned in the book have been grown with s o m e s u ccess. Personal experience shows also in the detailed species descriptions, the largest part of the book, in which cultivation history, botanical characteristics, and garden value are assessed in great detail. There is of course a cla ss if ic at i on o f the species. Hybrids and hybridization are described more fully than before (the author gives some pointers for future efforts here), and there is an account of propagation techniques. With its list of recommended species and hy bri ds, ga rd ens , n urseries and societies, (this book) offers an immense amount of detailed, up-to-date information, its value enhanced by the practicality readers have come to expect of this author." Small bump at bottom corner of boards a nd a t bo ttom of rea r hi nge, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TOPIARY:  DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE., Crowder, Christopher and Ashworth, Michaeljon.
7 Crowder, Christopher and Ashworth, Michaeljon. TOPIARY: DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2006. 
128 pp, large 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861268165 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, drawings. "The practical guide to topiary that will enable anyone to pick up the clippers and start creating unique living art forms. (Covers:) Assessing the site; Design and structural form: the outdoor space and the topiary piece; Choosing topiary material - suitable species; Preparation and planting - regular and long-term maintenance; Clipping techniques and s t e p - b y - s tep methods of creating topiary pieces; Hedge topiary, simple shapes - complex and figurative shapes; Rejuvenation and propagation." Two small bumps at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has small corner crease and moderate for e- ed ge w ri nk li ng o n front flap, minor rubbing, two edge creases - one with three tiny tears. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 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.)
8 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
 
 
GEOFF HAMILTON'S PARADISE GARDENS.  CREATING AND PLANTING A SECLUDED GARDEN., Hamilton, Geoff.
9 Hamilton, Geoff. GEOFF HAMILTON'S PARADISE GARDENS. CREATING AND PLANTING A SECLUDED GARDEN.
BBC Books, (1997), Ist edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photos showing gardens, plants and techniques. "Taking as his inspiration the gardens of the past, Geoff shows how to maximize your privacy whether you liv e in a quiet village or a teeming city. Build an arbour where you can sit and relax, or a living tunnel where you can stroll undisturbed. Recreate the splendid isolation of a woodland glade or use a water feature to add the calming, cool i n g s o u n d s of running water to the most urban of landscapes. Bring the soothing atmosphere of the monastery cloister to your garden or transport the countryside to your back door with your very own wildflower meadow. With chapters to show h ow t o u se c ol ou r in your garden to the most tranquil effect and how to make best use of scented plants, (this book) has something to satisfy all the senses. And Geoff's extensive planting lists will ensure you get the right plant for the ri ght pl ac e i n o rde r t o c re ate your own private paradise." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light wear and small loss of laminate at top of rear flap-fold area , li ght rubb ing . V G/VG - 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENING FOR AMERICAN GARDENERS., Hensel, Margaret.  Foreword by Tasha Tudor.  Garden plans by Gordon Morrison.
10 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
 
 
FURNISHING THE OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN:  THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN SUMMERHOUSES, DOVECOTES, PERGOLAS, PRIVIES, FENCES & BIRDHOUSES., Hill, May Brawley.
11 Hill, May Brawley. FURNISHING THE OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN: THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN SUMMERHOUSES, DOVECOTES, PERGOLAS, PRIVIES, FENCES & BIRDHOUSES.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810933357 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "...(presents) the inventive outdoor structures that enlivened three centuries of garden making acro ss the country. Whether at the residence of such luminaries as Thomas Jefferson or those of more common folk, American home gardens demonstrated the desire both for beauty and for imaginative flights of architectural fancy in even the mos t u t i l i t a r ian of objects, resulting in a wealth of appealing structures, many of which exist today." Contents: Ornaments and Necessities in Colonial Gardens; The New Republic, 1780-1810; Arcadian Visions, 1810-1840; Picturesque Gardens and R u st ic S ea ts , 18 40 -1870; Domestic Nostalgia and Suburban Comfort, 1870-1900; Arts and Crafts and the Colonial Revival, 1900-1930; Bauhaus and the Home Garden, 1930-1960; Looking Back - The Recent Past; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny din t o n fro nt boa rd, mi no r r ubb ing. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear, tiny chip and light wear at top of flap-folds, one tiny puncture and one tiny shallow dint on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE LILY: FOR GARDEN, PATIO AND DISPLAY., Jefferson-Brown, Michael.
12 Jefferson-Brown, Michael. THE LILY: FOR GARDEN, PATIO AND DISPLAY.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1988. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715390236 Colour and b&w photographs, b&w drawings. "Michael Jefferson-Brown steers us skilfully through the multitude of lily types, from wild species to the latest hybrids, giving f ull descriptions and easy reference codes for their main characteristics. There is detailed botanical information, but the emphasis throughout is on the practical concerns of growing and deploying lilies in various garden situations. Very f u l l i n s tructions are given for propagating your own bulbs, and even breeding your own hybrids. The newcomer will find comprehensive information, and there are plenty of tips for the flower arranger. For the long-time fancier, there are sugge st ed c u lt ur al methods for the more 'challenging' lilies, up to exhibition standard. Essential reading for all lily fans, this book is an investment in the glorious summer garden!" Tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has slight b row nin on s pin e a nd at top edge of rear panel, minor edge wear, one tiny edge tear, minor rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE ON CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS.  FIRST 4 VOLUMES.  VOLUME ONE, VOLUME TWO, VOLUME THREE, VOLUME FOUR.  (1, 2, 3, 4.  I, II, III, IV.), Lamb, Edgar and Lamb, Brian.
13 Lamb, Edgar and Lamb, Brian. THE ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE ON CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS. FIRST 4 VOLUMES. VOLUME ONE, VOLUME TWO, VOLUME THREE, VOLUME FOUR. (1, 2, 3, 4. I, II, III, IV.)
Blandford, London, (1969 reprint, 1968 2nd, 1963 Ist, 1966 1st). 
4 volumes, consecutively paged to page 1,212, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard covers (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spines), in dust jackets. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "These pictorial encyclopaedias provide a unique refer ence and a means of quick and easy recognition of cacti and succulents. Every plant illustrated is captioned with its name, together with the Botanical Authority, country of origin, notes on colour, size and general cultivation. The info r m a t i o n i s intended to be non-technical and readily understood by the average collector who follows the hobby for pleasure yet wishes to know a little more...." Light to moderate edge wear to all volumes, light wrinkling at top or bottom o f sp in es o f th r ee v olumes, three very tiny corner bumps, slight discoloration to color on top of textblock of volume one - light migration into top of last few pages, small area of discoloration on top of textblock of volume three, volumes o ne an d t wo are s lig ht ly cra cked in several places, wrinkling to rear pastedown of volume two, light stain line at fore-edge of free front endpaper in volume three, minor browning to rear pastedown in volume four. Dust jackets - three are pr ice cli pped , a ll h ave mod era te edge wear with surface paper loss - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling, some areas of light browning, some light rubbing and soiling, corner crease on rear flap of volume four, slig ht fa ding to c olor on s pine of v olu me on e. VG/G 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY., Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky.
14 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 ov er 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 ga r d e n i n g t o 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 conservat io n. Th e il lu s tr at ions 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, rockeri es, pa r ter re s, wat er fe atu res, 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. p age 25. V G 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
EVEN MONKEYS FALL OUT OF TREES:  JOHN NAKA'S COLLECTION OF JAPANESE PROVERBS., Ragle, Nina Shire.  (John Yoshio Naka.)
15 Ragle, Nina Shire. (John Yoshio Naka.) EVEN MONKEYS FALL OUT OF TREES: JOHN NAKA'S COLLECTION OF JAPANESE PROVERBS.
Laguna Beach, CA Nippon Art Forms 1987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good John Yoshio Naka. Inscribed by authors.
237 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Nine b&w drawings by John Yoshio Naka, additional b&w illustrations by Jamie Lee Sugarman. Dust jacket design by Tricia Sugano Grannis. Inscribed on front free endpaper in two distinctly different hands: "Proverbially yours, Nina Ragle / To: Jean and Cameron / Dead doctor is worth than live donkey! / John Naka". "This beautifully illustrated book contains 287 intriguing verbal traditions for all to share. These proverbs are insights into the cultural, social and business life of Japan. They reveal a nation's character in a concise, amusing and witty style. Each proverb is written in kanji, Romanized Japanese and English. The author explores the historical significance of each proverb and in many cases demonstrates how John Y. Naka, knowns as the 'Shogun of American Bonsai', uses the proverb to suggest the philosophical aspects of Japanese art forms. Naka-san's customized versions of the traditional proverbs have become known as 'Nakaisms'. Amaze your friends, learn Nakanese! Now that you have eaten the poison, you may as well eat the dish!" Tiny foxing marks on top of text block, light browning to fore-edge and top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump on rear edge of spine/rear hinge. Dust jacket has light browning at edges and on spine/flap-folds, a few small and tiny edge tears (some with creases) and wrinkling at top edge, two soft creases down rear panel, bump on rear edge of spine, one or two tiny foxing marks, minor soiling/rubbing, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME II, NUMBER 4.  FALL 1989., Singh, Raghubir; Koloff, Max; Wescoat, James L., Jr.
16 Singh, Raghubir; Koloff, Max; Wescoat, James L., Jr. ASIAN ART. VOLUME II, NUMBER 4. FALL 1989.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1989 0894234X Soft Cover Very Good 
79 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Photography and the Geographical Culture of India; An Interview with Raghubir Singh; A Certain Sweep: The India of Raghubir Singh; Portfolio (Raghubir Singh); Picturing an Early Mughal Garden. Interior - corner crease on page leaves 61/62 & 63/64 otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease on bottom half of rear cover - migrates into last few pages, small bump/scuff on bottom of book. 
Price: 20.00 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
 
 
18 Way, Ronald L. ONTARIO'S NIAGARA PARKS: A HISTORY.
Niagara Parks Commission 1960 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
299 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H). Green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w and colour plates, 3 fold-out maps at rear. Contents: Foreword; Author's Preface; Preface to the Second Edition; Prologue; Genesis and Establishment, 1874-1905 (The Background / Beginnings / Critical Years / Early Power Development / After Two Decades); Growth and Progress, 1905-1959 (The Niagara River Boulevard / The Power Systems / Lands, Buildings, Improvements / Horticulture / Historic Sites and Memorials / Revenues and Finance / The Niagara Parks Commission); Appendices (The Chairmen, Commissioners, Superintendants and General Managers of the Niagara Parks Commission / Niagara District Memorials / Fort Mississauga); Index. Light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, multiple edge creases on leading edge of first rear map, light browning to edges of the text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Weaver, Lawrence, Sir. LUTYENS HOUSES AND GARDENS.
London Country Life 1921 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
203 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Cloth spine with gold lettering/banding, paper-covered boards with title pastedown on front board. Marbled endpapers, tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, b&w photographs and floor plans. Contents: Introductory; Typical Early Works (1890-1898); Three Surrey Houses of 1899; Two Houses Built in 1900-1; More Houses in the Tudor Manner, 1901-3; The Reparation of Lindisfarne Castle; The Gardens of Hestercombe; Four Houses Built 1905-7; Heathcote, Ilkley, 1906; Three Altered Houses, 1906-9; Lambay Castle, 1908-12; Temple Dinsley, Herts, 1909; Three Smaller Houses, 1908-9; Nashdom, Taplow, Bucks, 1909; Two Large Houses in Kent, 1910-12; Reparation of a Sussex Manor House and an Irish Castle; Folly Farm; Designs for Furniture; Index. Book slightly cocked, very light edge wear, slight bump to corners, binding is cracked in several places but pages are holding firmly, light dust staining to top of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
Some new listings
EVEN MONKEYS FALL OUT OF TREES:  JOHN NAKA'S COLLECTION OF JAPANESE PROVERBS., Ragle, Nina Shire.  (John Yoshio Naka.)
EVEN MONKEYS FALL OUT OF TREES: JOHN NAKA'S COLLECTION OF JAPANESE PROVERBS.
Ragle, Nina Shire. (John Yoshio Naka.)
100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.
Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

ASIAN ART.  VOLUME II, NUMBER 4.  FALL 1989., Singh, Raghubir; Koloff, Max; Wescoat, James L., Jr.
ASIAN ART. VOLUME II, NUMBER 4. FALL 1989.
Singh, Raghubir; Koloff, Max; Wescoat, James L., Jr.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENING FOR AMERICAN GARDENERS., Hensel, Margaret.  Foreword by Tasha Tudor.  Garden plans by Gordon Morrison.
ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENING FOR AMERICAN GARDENERS.
Hensel, Margaret. Foreword by Tasha Tudor. Garden plans by Gordon Morrison.
32.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE LILY: FOR GARDEN, PATIO AND DISPLAY., Jefferson-Brown, Michael.
THE LILY: FOR GARDEN, PATIO AND DISPLAY.
Jefferson-Brown, Michael.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS., Cox, Peter A.  Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson.  Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise.
THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS.
Cox, Peter A. Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson. Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY., Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky.
A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY.
Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky.
50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE ON CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS.  FIRST 4 VOLUMES.  VOLUME ONE, VOLUME TWO, VOLUME THREE, VOLUME FOUR.  (1, 2, 3, 4.  I, II, III, IV.), Lamb, Edgar and Lamb, Brian.
THE ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE ON CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS. FIRST 4 VOLUMES. VOLUME ONE, VOLUME TWO, VOLUME THREE, VOLUME FOUR. (1, 2, 3, 4. I, II, III, IV.)
Lamb, Edgar and Lamb, Brian.
100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@CapricornBooks.ca
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie