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Wild Flowers. How to find and how to know them. With remarks on the Economical and Medical Uses of our Native Plants. With illustrations from designs by Noel Humphreys., (HUMPHREYS, NOEL) THOMSON, SPENCER:
1 (HUMPHREYS, NOEL) THOMSON, SPENCER: Wild Flowers. How to find and how to know them. With remarks on the Economical and Medical Uses of our Native Plants. With illustrations from designs by Noel Humphreys.
London. George Routledge and Sons. n.d. ca 1880. 4th edition. 
Size 5.00 x 7.5 inches. In green cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front. Adverts to endpapers. 322pp. With b/w plates and illustrations in text. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and bumped at ends. Small mark to fore edge. Page xi/xii missing. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. This book contains some classification of wild flowers and then takes a chapter per calendar month to go through what flowers you might see at that time. Illustrated by Noel Humphries - complete with 8 b/w plates and text illustrations. Fourth edition. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Fruit Growing. Modern Cultural Methods., BAGENAL, N. B.;
2 BAGENAL, N. B.; Fruit Growing. Modern Cultural Methods.
Ward, Lock & Co. 1946 
Size approx 6 x 9 inches. In green cloth with black lettering to front and spine. With original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper. (DW edges rubbed, corners chipped w/some minor loss. Spine rubbed. In protective sleeve.) Inside neat owners inscription to front endpaper. The odd minor foxing spot else a very clean and tight copy. Colour plates bright and vivid. 8 nice colour plates of the various fruits. 60 photo.ills.,& many diagrams. 399pp. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Beauty of Flowers in Field and Wood: Containing the Natural Orders of Families of British Wild Plants: With Their Moral Teachings Illustrated, Designed to Make Botany Simple and Field and Wood Rambles Instructive and Agreeable, BARKER, JOHN THEODORE:
3 BARKER, JOHN THEODORE: The Beauty of Flowers in Field and Wood: Containing the Natural Orders of Families of British Wild Plants: With Their Moral Teachings Illustrated, Designed to Make Botany Simple and Field and Wood Rambles Instructive and Agreeable
Bath: Binns and Goodwin. n.d.1852 
8vo. In maroon cloth covers with blind embossed decor and gilt to spine and front. All edges gilt. 228pp. 40pp. pubs. cat. With 10 hand coloured plates. In good condition. Covers damp stained. Half title page stained. Occasional foxing spots throughout. Colours bright. Else clean and tight inside. A beautifully illustrated botanical guide to British wild flowers with a method for classifying and descriptions of the most interesting families. 
Price: 59.00 GBP
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Beningfield’s Orchards. The paintings of Gordon Beningfield. Text by Bett Beningfield and Robin Page. Signed copy., BENINGFIELD, BETTY / PAGE, ROBIN:
4 BENINGFIELD, BETTY / PAGE, ROBIN: Beningfield’s Orchards. The paintings of Gordon Beningfield. Text by Bett Beningfield and Robin Page. Signed copy.
Bird’s Farm Books. 2004 1st edition. 
Size 9.0 x 9.75 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper. Authors’ signatures to main title page. A very clean and tight copy. 144pp. With colour plates and illustrations in text. Beautifully illustrated book on Orchards, their fruits and inhabitants. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Present-Day Rock Garden Being A Complimentary Volume To Farrer's English Rock-Garden, CLAY, Sampson;
5 CLAY, Sampson; Present-Day Rock Garden Being A Complimentary Volume To Farrer's English Rock-Garden
T. C. & E. C. Jack LTD. 1937 1st edition 
Size 9.5 x 7 inches. Bound in dark green cloth with gold gilt lettering on the spine. With original dustwrapper. In very good condition. (Dw slight loss head of spine, one small tear & a few small nicks.) Small inscription front endpaper. Edges uncut. Inside clean & tight. Pp.xxvi, 681 including List of Illustrations, 56 Photographic plates, (some 2 figures) Appendix 1: Generic Names not placed Alphabetically in the Text. Appendix 11: Genera of Herbaceous Rock-Garden Plants Not Otherwise Mentioned in the text. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Trees & Shrubs for English Gardens., COOK, E. T.;
6 COOK, E. T.; Trees & Shrubs for English Gardens.
“Country Life” George Newnes Ltd. 1902 
Size approx 6 x 9 inches. In blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. In overall very good condition. Cloth is clean and tight with minor handling only. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Neat inscription to endpaper. Pages have some mild foxing to edges else overall a very clean and tight copy. 471pp. With numerous b&w photo illustrations. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Gardening For Beginners. A Handbook To the Garden. The "Country Life" Library. Fourth Edition., COOK, E.T:
7 COOK, E.T: Gardening For Beginners. A Handbook To the Garden. The "Country Life" Library. Fourth Edition.
Country Life. George Newnes. 1905 4th 
Tall 8vo. Half bound in soft calf leather to spine and corners woith green silk cloth covered boards. With gilt edging, floral decoration and lettering to spine, raised banding. Gilt edging to top of pages. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Corners bumped with some minor rubbing to edges. Spine & back cover leather faded. Some minor neat pencil notations & owners inscription. Foxing to page edges. Else inside pages clean and tight. 559pp. With many b&w full page photographs and illustrations. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Movement and Habits of Climbing Plants., DARWIN, Charles;
8 DARWIN, Charles; The Movement and Habits of Climbing Plants.
London, John Murray , 1888 (fourth thousand). 
Hardback, approx 7.5 x 5 inches. In dark green pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt decoration to spine ends. Blind panelling to boards (arches style). Dark brown endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed, some minor rubbing to edges of spine. Small nick to top of spine. A couple of minor light foxing spots to endpapers and catalogue. Nearly all inside pages are still uncut at top edges. A very clean and tight copy. 13 text woodcuts. 208 pp; Adverts 32pp.(dated April 1887) with 1pp “Darwins Works” advert slip inserted into catalogue. 
Price: 140.00 GBP
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Conifers, Junipers & Yew: Gymnosperms of British Columbia. Pictures Specially Drawn by Mrs. Ivy Abercrombie., DAVIDSON, JOHN:
9 DAVIDSON, JOHN: Conifers, Junipers & Yew: Gymnosperms of British Columbia. Pictures Specially Drawn by Mrs. Ivy Abercrombie.
London. T.Fisher Unwin Ltd. 1927 1st edition. 
4to. In yellow cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; In removable plastic cover. Slightly rubbed around edges with chips and small pieces missing. Small marks. Stain to spine. Not price clipped). Spine slightly faded. Mild foxing to edges. Pencil inscription to front endpaper, “E.W.Margesson. Bought from Army & Navy Corps Soc. Ltd. 105 Victoria Street. Westminster. S.W.1. 24th february 1927. The book is beautifully illustrated and not at all dear considering the cost of these.” Slight browning to endpapers and tissue guards. Else a clean and tight copy. 71pp. With bw photographs, colour and b/w plates. “The object is to present an illustration of each genus and a description of each species found in British Columbia.” 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare. New Edition Illustrated., ELLACOMBE, HENRY N:
10 ELLACOMBE, HENRY N: The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare. New Edition Illustrated.
London and New York, Edward Arnold, 1896 New Edition 
Hardback, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. In dark green pictorial cloth covers with gilt lettering and floral decoration to front and spine with dark green printed designs. Top edges gilt. Black endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to cloth around edges, corners, top of spine, and top half of rear board. Some marks to endpapers, front tissue guard darkened. Some light foxing to endpapers, a couple of very tiny spots to the odd page, some small gaps between gathered sections, else very clean and tight throughout. 383pp. Profusely illustrated with 16 full-page B&W plates, 17 illustrated tailpeices, & 47 illustrations of plants. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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English Estate Forestry, FORBES, A. C.;
11 FORBES, A. C.; English Estate Forestry
Edward Arnold, London. 1904 
Size approx 6 x 9 inches. In green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and light green printed edging to boards. In very good condition. Some very minor rubbing to edges and ends of spine. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Inside pages clean and tight throughout. Frontis with tissue guard. A very clean and tight copy. Small tear to top of p274. 332pp. +16pp. With engraved frontis and many b&w photo illustrations. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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My Garden Wild. And What I Grew There., HEATH, Francis George;
12 HEATH, Francis George; My Garden Wild. And What I Grew There.
Chatto & Windus. London. 1881 1st 
Approx 5 x 8 inches. In dark green cloth covers with black printed design and yellow lettering and gilt to spine. Floral endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and corners. Small nick to cloth at top corner. Inside owners prize label to front endpaper with original bookseller label “G.G. Walmsley, Liverpool.” and “Burn & Co.” binders label to rear. someminor foxing to page edges else very clean and tight throughout. 291pp + 32pp cat. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Familiar Wild Flowers. Figured and Described by F. Edward Hulme. With Coloured plates. Five Volumes Complete. (First to Fifth Series.), HULME, F. EDWARD;
13 HULME, F. EDWARD; Familiar Wild Flowers. Figured and Described by F. Edward Hulme. With Coloured plates. Five Volumes Complete. (First to Fifth Series.)
Cassell & Company. London. n.d. 1900 
5 volumes. Approx 8 x 5 inches. In dark green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With Art nouveau floral printed designs. In overall very good conditions. Each with minor rubbing to ends of spines and edges. Some minor rubbing to boards. Each are very clean and tight inside, endpapers darkened, and all have original binders labels to front endpapers, “W. Mullen & Son, Belfast.”. Else a very clean and tight set. Colour plates are bright. Beautifully illustrated and detailed descriptions of familiar wild flowers. Each vol has short summaries of the flowers to be covered in detail in the following pages. Each volume has at least 40 colour plates. A couple have a few more. Many b&w text illustrations. Head and tail pieces. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Familiar Wild Flowers. Figured and Described by F. Edward Hulme. With Coloured plates. Five Volumes Complete. (First to Fifth Series.), HULME, F. EDWARD;
14 HULME, F. EDWARD; Familiar Wild Flowers. Figured and Described by F. Edward Hulme. With Coloured plates. Five Volumes Complete. (First to Fifth Series.)
Cassell & Company. London. n.d. 1900 
5 volumes. Approx 8 x 5 inches. In dark green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With Art nouveau floral printed designs. In overall very good conditions. Each with minor rubbing to ends of spines and edges. Some minor tiny white spots to rear boards. Each are very clean and tight inside, endpapers darkened, Else a very clean and tight set. Colour plates are bright. Beautifully illustrated and detailed descriptions of familiar wild flowers. Each vol has short summaries of the flowers to be covered in detail in the following pages. Each volume has at least 40 colour plates. A couple have a few more. Many b&w text illustrations. Head and tail pieces. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Flora of Dorsetshire. Or, A Catalogue of Plants found in the County of Dorset. With Sketches of its geology and physical geography., J.C. MANSEL-PLEYDELL
15 J.C. MANSEL-PLEYDELL The Flora of Dorsetshire. Or, A Catalogue of Plants found in the County of Dorset. With Sketches of its geology and physical geography.
London. Whittaker and Co. 1874 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Blind embossed decor to boards. 320pp. In good condition. Spine darkened and rubbed at ends. Small splits to edges. Small marks to boards. Pencil inscription to front endpaper. Slight browning to endpapers. Occasional small marks & small annotations and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. The author records the Flora of Dorset at the end of the 19th century. Includes a fold out map of ‘Districts founded on river drainage’. With fold out map. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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An Introduction to the Natural System of Botany. Or a Systematic View of the Organisation, Natural Affinities, and Geographical Distribution of the whole Vegitable Kingdom; together with the uses of the most important species in medicine, arts, and rural and domestic Economy., LINDLEY, John;
16 LINDLEY, John; An Introduction to the Natural System of Botany. Or a Systematic View of the Organisation, Natural Affinities, and Geographical Distribution of the whole Vegitable Kingdom; together with the uses of the most important species in medicine, arts, and rural and domestic Economy.
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green. London. 1830 
9 x 6 inches. Bound in dark green cloth with paper title label to spine. In very good condition. Corners are bumped, spine and label faded/darkened. Top of spine slightly nicked with small split to cloth. Boards with some minor marks. Inside neat inscription and bookplate to front endpapers. A couple of minor foxing spots to endpapers else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 374pp. + Errata. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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17 MALINS, E.: English Landscaping and Literature 1660-1840.
Oxford. Univ.Press 1966 (1st.) 
Green cloth gt. Num. photo. illustrations. 186 pp. Fine in very good dustwrapper (dw: trifle chipped top of spine, small round mark on front cover). Study of the effects of English literature and art of various ages on the design and creation of gardens of the times. Of interest not only to architectural and social historians but also to readers interested in literature. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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A Greene Forest. Reprinted from the Edition of 1567. Or a naturall Historie, wherein may bee seene first the most sufferaigne Virtues in all the whole kinde of Stones & Mettals; Next of Plants, as of Herbes, Trees, and Shrubs, Lastly of Brute Beastes, Foules, Fishes, Creeping Wormes, and Serpents, and that Aplphabetically; so that a Table shall not neede. Introduction by W. H. Davies. Limited Edition., MAPLET, John; DAVIES, W. H.;
18 MAPLET, John; DAVIES, W. H.; A Greene Forest. Reprinted from the Edition of 1567. Or a naturall Historie, wherein may bee seene first the most sufferaigne Virtues in all the whole kinde of Stones & Mettals; Next of Plants, as of Herbes, Trees, and Shrubs, Lastly of Brute Beastes, Foules, Fishes, Creeping Wormes, and Serpents, and that Aplphabetically; so that a Table shall not neede. Introduction by W. H. Davies. Limited Edition.
The Hesperides Press. 1930 
Large, size approx 8 x 10 inches. In green cloth with bevelled boards. Gilt to spine. With original paper dustwrapper. In very good condition. Spine a little faded/lightened to cloth. (Dw, is worn with split to spine and tape repairs to edges, in plastic sleeve.) Some minor foxing to endpapers and inner pages else overall very clean and tight throughout. 185pp. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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Sweet-Scented Flowers and Fragrant Leaves. Interesting Associations Gathered from Many Sources, with Notes on their Honesty and Utility. With an Introduction by W. Robinson. Sixteen Coloured Plates., McDONALD, Donald;
19 McDONALD, Donald; Sweet-Scented Flowers and Fragrant Leaves. Interesting Associations Gathered from Many Sources, with Notes on their Honesty and Utility. With an Introduction by W. Robinson. Sixteen Coloured Plates.
London, Samson Low, Marston & Company Ltd., 1895 2nd thousand 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In light green cloth, with decorative gilt lettering to spine and front. Beveled board edges. Floral endpapers. In very good condition, some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine. A couple of small bumps to edges. Bookseller label between endpapers “H. Heritage, Brighton”. Inscribed on rear side of endpaper “Marjorie, love from Eustace 1938.” and later owners stamp “Geo. Mc. Laggan” to endpaper, half-title and corner of title pages. 136pp. Illustrated with 16 coloured plates and decorative letterpieces. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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British Wild Flowers by Natural Analysis. A New and Easy Method of Studying.. Being A Complete Series of Illustrations of their Natural Orders and Genera Analitically Arranged., MESSER, Frederick A.;
20 MESSER, Frederick A.; British Wild Flowers by Natural Analysis. A New and Easy Method of Studying.. Being A Complete Series of Illustrations of their Natural Orders and Genera Analitically Arranged.
David Bogue, London. 1880 1st edition 
size approx 6 x 9 inches. In Brown/dark maroon silk/cloth covers with embossed border decoration and gilt lettering to front and spine. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped with some minor marks to boards and some minor soiling along bottom edges of cover. Inside owners prize label to front endpaper with origianl bookseller label “G.G. Walmsley, Liverpool.” Some minor foxing to endpapers else inside pages clean and tight throughout. 146pp. B&W Illustrations throughout. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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