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Plant History

View larger image of 'The Gardener's Atlas'Grimshaw -  The Gardener's Atlas
After a brief introduction to the history of plant hunting and the floristic regions of the world, this book primarily follows major plant families and groupings, with occasional interesting diversions. Well illustrated throughout with maps, colour paintings and photographs makes this an enjoyable book. 224 pages 1998 11 ¼ x 8 ¾
Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Leapman -  The Ingenious Mr Fairchild
The subject of the book was an early eighteenth century nurseryman who was the first to make a deliberate cross of an ornamental plant – as controversial as our genetic engineering today. 280 pages plus 8 pages of colour illustrations. 2000 St Martin’s Press 8 ½ x 5 ½
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Very slight wear to dust jacket (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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Martin, Tovah -  Heirloom Flowers
Gives the background to the old varieties that have been grown, and gives details of over 100 of them, well illustrated with colour photos. 1999 9 ¾ x 7 ½ 192 pages
Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £12.5), New
Price: £(GBP)7.00
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View larger image of 'John Lindley'Stearn -  John Lindley
Illustrated with 42 colour plates of early botanical art, this book tells the story of a pioneering botanist and horticulturalist, who played a part with establishing Kew gardens and the predecessor of the RHS. Produced by the Antique Collector's Club to their usual high standards. 231 pages 1999 10 x 7
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £19.95), New
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Stuart -  The Plants that shaped our Gardens
More of a plant centric view of the development of plant usage in our gardens, this book is largely organised by the manner in which they have been used, with much fascinating information and well illustrated, mainly in colour. 10 ¼ x 7 ½ 2002 Frances Lincoln 208 pages
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £25), New
Price: £(GBP)18.50
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