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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to gardening and domestic horticulture from around the world.

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  1. English Homes.
    First editions, first impressions (save for volume II of periods I and II, Mediaeval & Early Tudor - which was published out of sequence in 1936, this an early impression dated 1937), and an extraordinary set in the original dust jackets. Remains a foundation text for the study of English domestic architecture. In reviewing... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 110273

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  2. The Passing Show.
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper: a collection of Johns's articles for the My Garden periodical, with a number of unpublished pieces and original illustrations by Leigh. Johns is best remembered as the author of the Biggles books, and this is his only book on gardening. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 109523

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  3. A Particular Account of the Emperor of China's Gardens near Pekin:
    First edition in English and first separate edition of Attiret's "influential account of the emperor of China's gardens" (ODNB); it was originally published as part of Lettres Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 109230

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  4. Our Sentimental Garden.
    First edition, with delightful illustrations by Charles Robinson; this copy in a very appealing binding. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 109069

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  5. Landscape Gardening in Japan [together with:] Supplement to Landscape Gardening in Japan: Second and Revised Edition.
    First edition of volume I, second and revised edition of volume II. In 1876 Conder (1852-1920) was contracted to the Japanese Imperial Government as professor of architecture at the Imperial College of Engineering, which "involved him in teaching the first generation of architects in the Western tradition and in acting as... Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 108388

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  6. The Fruit Grower's Guide.
    First editions, first impressions. With a contemporary leaflet from the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries laid in. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 107322

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  7. Temple of Flora,
    First Collins edition, attractively bound. Designed by George M. Rainbird and Ruari McLean, this edition reproduces all but four plates from the volume held by the Library of Eton College. "The Temple has been characterized as a visually magnificent failure, with 'little botanical value' (Blunt and Stearn, 236), but this... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 104988

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  8. Miscellaneous Dissertations on Rural Subjects.
    First edition. Forbes was a disciple of Jethro Tull and a keen proponent of the "new husbandry". The book contains four dissertations: on fences; manures; drill-sowing; and hydraulics and water-management. The plates include one of a drill plough. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 104265

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  9. "Farmer George"
    A lively caricature of King George III planting a tree, dubbed "Farmer George" for his passionate interest in agriculture. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 100796

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  10. Wall and Water Gardens.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 101101

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  11. English Homes.
    First editions of this richly illustrated overview of the development of the architecture and garden planning of English homes, written by the architectural editor of Country Life, H. Avray Tipping (1855 Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 97638

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  12. The Garden at Eichst
    First edition, first impression of Taschen's reproduction of Besler's florilegium. The original catalogue, first published in 1613 and containing 367 copperplate engravings, was a milestone in botanical and horticultural printing. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 99051

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  13. Garden Ornament.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 96866

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  14. A Garden Book for Malaya.
    First edition, first impression. Publisher's file copy with their bookplate to front pastedown. Not to be confused with the anthropologist of the same name, Kathleen Gough was a British expatriate and fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society who lived a few miles away from Kuala Lumpur in the town of Kajang. Highly uncommon... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 96724

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  15. Annuals & Biennials.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95232

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  16. Lilies for English Gardens.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95230

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  17. Wood and Garden.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95224

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  18. Children and Gardens.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95223

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  19. Old West Surrey
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95222

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  20. A Village in a Valley.
    First deluxe edition. The third book of the Chronicles of Allways in which Nichols (1898 Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 90811

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