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14/01/2017

Garden History

Admas, Denise Wiles -  Restoring American Gardens - An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants
This book details more than 1000 plants known to have been cultivated in American gardens from 1640 to 1940, with descriptions and illustrated with a mix of modern colour photos, historic prints and botanic art. 2004 11 ¼ x 8 ¾ 419 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
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Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £29.99), New
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View larger image of 'Besler's Book of Flowers & Plants'Besler -  Besler's Book of Flowers & Plants
73 plates from the Hortus Eystettensis 1613 are reproduced full page in high quality full colour. 2007 11 x 8 ¼ 75 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: ,  (RRP £13.99), New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Buchan, Ursula -  Garden People - Valerie Finnis & the golden Age of Gardening
Celebrates both the life of Valerie Finnis and the Gardening Age that she lived through, using a selection of 229 from the 50,000 photos that she took. The narration is by Ursula Buchan, and Ann Pavord adds an appreciation and Brent Elliott provides thumbnail biographies of many of the people illustrated. 2007 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ 160 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £16.99), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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Comments: , Slight catch and wear to dust jacket (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Dillon, Helen -  Helen Dillon's Garden Book
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Hales, Mick -  Shakespeare in the Garden
A highly illustrated book, which starts by surveying 14 gardens which have plantings in the style of the period, then focuses on 80 plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays and with an illustration and the quotation which refers to the plant. 2006 9 ¾ x 10 144 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to the dust jacket (RRP £19.95), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Hobhouse, Penelope -  In Search of Paradise
A marvellous large format book which is crammed full of large format colour photos with selection and commentary as only someone as well versed with the subject as this author. 2006 12 x 10 271 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Huxley, Anthony -  An Illustrated History of Gardening
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Jellicoe, Geoffrey -  Volume 1 Soundings
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)30.00
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Lees_Milne & Verey -  The Englishman's Garden
A look at what has been achieved in 32 impressive gardens around England with narrative by the owners, and illustrated with many colour photos. 1982 10 ½ x 8 ½ 154 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)6.50
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View larger image of 'Gardens of the Lake District'Longville & Corbett -  Gardens of the Lake District
A marvellous trip around many of the gardens of the area, written by local man Tim Longville, with many good colour photos, many large format, by Val Corbett. Almost as good as being there! 2007 12 x 10 256 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)17.50
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McDowell, Marta -  Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life
Many of us will know that Beatrix Potter had a background in gardening and botanic art, but not known much about it. This book gives us a full account of her life and activities which lay behind her famous books, well illustrated with many colour photos and pictures. 2013 8 ¼ x 6 ½ 339 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £16.99), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Pisoni -  Horti Verbani - Coltura e Cultura dei Giardini Verbanesi
Proceedings of a congress held in September 2001. Quite a number of illustrations, many in colour. Italian. 2001 9 ½ x 6 ¾ 254 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Robinson & Darke -  The Wild Garden - expanded edition
Based around the 1895 fifth edition which is reproduced in its entirety including illustrations, this edition is enhanced by chapters which build on the text and illustrated with 125 colour photos. Robinson was very influential in move design from the formal to the less formal which was employed at Gravetye Manor. 2009 8 ¾ x 8 ¾ 355 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Wear/tear to dust jacket (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Robinson, Joyve -  Glorious Disarray
The author, owner of Denmans in Sussex, recounts how she developed the gardens and her views on design, 8 pages of colour photos. 1990 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 198 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , "Damaged" sticker on back cover, no no serious fault evident., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)5.00
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View larger image of 'Seeds of Fortune - A Gardening Dynasty'Shephard, Sue -  Seeds of Fortune - A Gardening Dynasty
Recounts the story of the Veitch family and the development of their nursery business during the years of horticulture mania, and the plant explorers they sent out to find the new discoveries upon which their business was built. Illustrated with contemporary pictures, including 16 pages in colour. 2003 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 300 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £18.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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Strong, Roy -  The Renaissance Garden in England
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Thomas, Graham Stuart -  Gardens of the National Trust
The book starts with a review of the history of gardening before looking at many of the major Trust’s Gardens, written by the person who was closely associated with the Trusts work on restoring and preserving these gardens. 1979 11 ¼ x 8 ½ 292 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'Gertrude Jekyll Her Art Restored at Upton Grey'Wallinger, Rosamund -  Gertrude Jekyll Her Art Restored at Upton Grey
This is the visual record of the culmination of the restoration of the garden back to as near the original state which Gertrude Jekyll had originally designed it, following the meticulous research and work by the new owner. Many colour photos are accompanied by a narrative by the author. 2013 11 ½ x 9 ½ 191 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £29.95), New
Price: £(GBP)23.50
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View larger image of 'The Garden at Hidcote'Whitsey & Lord, Fred -  The Garden at Hidcote
Starts with the history of the garden, then takes us through each part of the garden, all well illustrated with Tony Lord’s colour photos. 10 ¾ x 10 160 pages
 
Cover: Softcover
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Price: £(GBP)12.00
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