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14/01/2017

Plant History

Allan -  E. A. Bowles and His Garden at Myddleton House 1865 - 1954
A fascinating account by this excellent writer. 264 pages plus 46 colour photos and 8 colour plates. 1973 9 ½ x 6
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: I inch tear to dust wrapper repaired with sellotape and cathc to cover., Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.50
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Brown, Jane -  Tales of the Rose Tree - Ravishing Rhododendrons and their travels around the World
Traces the history of Rhododendrons from their first discovery by mankind through to the present day. 2004 9 ½ x 61/4 308 pages plus 24 pages of illustrations, mostly colour except for some historical photos.
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £20), Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)8.50
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £20), New
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Campbell-Culver -  The Origin of Plants
An account of the introduction of plants to cultivation in this country, arranged in historic sequence, with the unique feature of putting them into the context of the history of that time.    260 pages with many colour illustrations. 200110 x 8 ½
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Coats -  The Book of Flowers
Primarily an illustrated history of botanic art, with 40 full page colour reproductions as well as numerous B&W, there is also a brief introduction to their history. 208 pages 1973 14 ½ x 10 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1984 reprint, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Reprint, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: Slightly damaged DW, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)15.00
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Gorer -  Development of Garden Flowers
A combination of historical plant breeding and advice on how to brew your own hybrids. 1970 8 ¾ x 5 ½ 254 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: , Ex library copy in quite good condition, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)3.50
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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: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £18.99), New
Price: £(GBP)14.00
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Innes & Perry -  Medieval Flowers
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , Slight wear to the cover (RRP £14.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Botanic Gardens - a Living History'Johnson & Medbury Eds -  Botanic Gardens - a Living History
Starts by looking a the history of Botanic Gardens from the pioneering ones at Pisa and Padua and then how their role has changed along with their scientific role and botanic art, with each section giving details of selected Botanic Gardens – over 90 are covered in all. A wide range of authors contributed to the book. Well illustrated in colour. 2007 11 ¼ x 9 ¼ 295 pages
 
Cover: Laminated Illustrated Hard cover
Comments: ,  (RRP £40), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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Kilpatrick, Jane -  Gifts from the Gardens of China
A well researched book examining how plants were introduced to the west from China before the treaty of 1860 opened the country more widely for exploration. Looks not just at the plants but also the human stories behind them. Well illustrated with many contemporary pictures, mostly in colour. 2007 10 ½ x 8 288 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £35), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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View larger image of 'Potted Histories (also published as Plant Discoveries)'Knapp, Sandra -  Potted Histories (also published as Plant Discoveries)
A marvellous book that both recounts the discovery of the plants that we now take as commonplace in our gardens, and also the botany of several plant families, all wonderfully illustrated with colour reproductions of botanic art over the centuries. 11 ¼ x 10 ¾ 2003 336 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments:  (RRP £45), New
Price: £(GBP)40.00
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le Strange, Richard -  A History of Herbal Plants
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: , , Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)7.50
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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: , New
Price: £(GBP)7.00
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Musgrave -  An Empire of Plants
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Cover: Softcover
Comments: , New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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View larger image of 'Tulip'Pavord -  Tulip
Tells the story of the history of the bulb in cultivation – it’s subtitle of “the Story of a Flower that has mage Men Mad” implies a bit of a thriller! But it does also include species and cultivar information and is very well illustrated in colour. 438 pages 10 x 8 1999
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £30), New
Price: £(GBP)20.00
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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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Cover: Softcover
Comments:  (RRP £12.99), New
Price: £(GBP)10.00
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Whittle & Cook -  Curtis's Flower Garden Displayed
120 plates selected from the period 1787 - 1807 are illustrated in colour, along with a page of description. 258 pages 1981 10 ¾ x 7 ¾
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: Original version with some fold out plates, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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Cover: Hardback
Comments: 1991 reprint, Second hand book – please see important information
Price: £(GBP)12.00
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View larger image of 'The Brother Gardeners'Wulf, Andrea -  The Brother Gardeners
A well researched yet very easy to read account of the early days of plant introductions to European cultivation, starting with what are perhaps some of less well known names of Bartram in the USA and Collinson in the UK, but also featuring Miller, Linnaeus, Banks, Solander along with many others and how they interacted with each other – and some were not angels! It brings to life all the practical difficulties of moving seeds and plants around the world, from sea salt and rotting through to piracy, and even the difficulties within the UK and Europe. 8 pages of colour illustrations. 2008 9 ½ x 6 ¼ 356 pages
 
Cover: Hardback
Comments: ,  (RRP £18.99), New
Price: £(GBP)13.50
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