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The Garden Book

By: Brookes, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crown: 1984

Seller ID: 2204798

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear to jacket. 1984 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Everything you need to know about planning, building, planting, and maintaining a garden can be found in this lavishly illustrated guide by internationally renowned landscape designer John Brookes. Contains more than 1,000 illustrations and plans in addition to 400 full-color photographs. View more info

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The Small Garden

By: Brookes, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Gallery Books: 1990

Seller ID: 2207090

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear to jacket. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. The dean of garden design gives you all you need to know to create the garden of your dreams, even if you have only a balcony, rooftop, or a small yard to plant. Using a variety of structural materials and designs with appropriate plants, a small area can be developed into an extension of your home. View more info

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Handbook on Dwarfed Potted Trees: The Bonsai of Japan (Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record Plants and Gardens, Vol. 9, No. 3)

By: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1959

Seller ID: 2286597

Condition: Very Good


Minor ink and pencil notes on rear wrapper. 1959 Stapled Binding. 96 pp. Topics include a popular guide to bonsai culture, how the Japanese grow and train dwarf trees, kinds suitable for American amateurs, and more. View more info

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A Brief Discussion of the History of Cotton, Its Culture, Breeding, Harvesting and Uses

By: Brown, H.B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Louisiana State Dept: 1956

Seller ID: 1775662

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers foxed. 1956 Stapled Binding. 22 pp. A detailed account of the history of cotton through the ages to the present day. View more info

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Plant (DK Eyewitness Books)

By: Burnie, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DK Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 2205015

ISBN: 0756607159

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2004 Hard Cover. Here is a an original and exciting new look at the fascinating natural world of plants. Stunning real-life photographs of flowers, fruits, seeds, leaves and more offer a unique eyewitness view of the natural history of plant anatomy and growth. See the biggest flower in the world, where a seed develops, what the inside of a plant stem looks like, how a flower attracts insects, what a plant's reproductive organs look like, and how a dandelion spreads its seeds. Learn how plants defend themselves, why flowers are brightly colored, how a plant can climb, why ... View more info

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Plant (Eyewitness Books)

By: Burnie, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1989

Seller ID: 2278885

ISBN: 0394822528

Condition: Very Good


Light foxing to page ridge. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. The most impressive feature of this book is the quality of the carefully composed images, such as the time-lapse aging of a blossom. Each superb spread contains a complete topic, including how a plant is pollinated, how seeds are spread, and surviving above the snow line. View more info

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America's Garden Book

By: Bush-Brown, Louise and James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1943

Seller ID: 2266616

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine very faintly toned. 1943 Hard Cover. xxi, 1241 pp. Endpapers illustrated with a ma of zones of hardiness. CONTENTS: Soil and Soil Improvement; Design; Construction Problems; Lawns; Ground Covers; Vines; Trees; Shrubs; Hedges; Annuals; Biennials; Herbaceous Perennials; Bulbs, Corms, and Tubers; Lilies; Roses; Rock and Wall Gardens; The Woodland Garden; Water and Bog Gardens; The Herb Garden; City Gardens; Flower Pot Gardens; Coldframes and Hotbeds; The Small Greenhouse; House Plants and the Window Garden; The Culture of Plants in Nutrient Solutions; The Home Fruit Garden; The H... View more info

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Trammels, Trenchers, and Tartlets: A Definitive Tour of the Colonial Kitchen

By: Carlo, Joyce W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Peregrine Press: 1982

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2286577

ISBN: 0933614136

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine faintly creased, a few faint smudges to page ridges. 1982 Soft Cover. 134 pp. The early American kitchen with its giant fireplace, strange utensils, and built-in do-dads has always fascinated the twentieth-century individual so used to all the modern conveniences. In this book, Joyce Carlo takes the reader on a complete tour of the colonial kitchen, from design to menus, and tells how to set a table with treenware for a trencherman, to tell the difference between a piggin and a pipkin, a switchel and a sillibub, or how to make a salad of gillyflowers to accompany eels-on-... View more info

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The Fifty Best Colonial and Federal Historic American Houses, Now Furnished and Open to the Public

By: Carpenter, Ralph E., Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.: 1955

Seller ID: 2280269

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed. Bookplate on front endpaper. 1955 Hard Cover. 112 pp. Also a Listing of Fifty Institutions That Exhibit Collections of Americana. Fifty houses are included in this book with a description telling where they are and what they are. Here the reader will find a guide to many hours of the purest enjoyment, a fuller appreciation of some of the personalities intimately associated with our history and a liberal education in the architecture, arts, and decorations of Colonial and Federal houses. A supplementary list of fifty institutions tells the reader where vast collections of ... View more info

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New England Doorways

By: Chamberlain, Samuel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hastings House Publishers: 1939

Seller ID: 2282778

Condition: Good


No jacket, front board slightly bowed, spine and boards lightly toned. 1939 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. The subject of NEW ENGLAND DOORWAYS is one that fascinates the visitor and inspires the architect and home builder. The doorway and the fireplace are the focal points of interest in most early houses, where the builder forgot stern necessity for a moment and indulged in restrained and delicate ornament. The New England builder was a designer of keen perception as well as a sturdy craftsman. The infinite variety and subtlety of his doorway designs is such that a book can be devoted to them witho... View more info

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Some Common Mushrooms and How to Know Them (United States Department of Agriculture, Circular No. 143)

By: Charles, Vera K.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: United States Department of Agriculture: 1946

Seller ID: 2267169

Condition: Good


One-inch tear along top and bottom edges of front wrapper, small sticker on front wrapper, one-inch by one-inch chip along top edge of rear wrapper, bookplate and ink stamp on front wrapper verso. 1946 Stapled Binding. 60 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Danger from Poisonous Fungi; Agaricaceae (gill fungi); Polyporaceae (pore fungi); Hydnaceae (tooth fungi); Clavariaceae (coral fungi); Phallaceae (stinkhorn fungi); Lycoperdaceae (puffballs); Ascomycetes (sac fungi); Collateral Reading; Glossary; Index of Species. View more info

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20-Minute Vegetable Gardener: Gourmet Gardening for the Rest of Us

By: Christopher, Tom; Asher, Marty

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Random House: 1999

Seller ID: 2266617

ISBN: 0679448152

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. xii, 284 pp. Everyone loves garden-fresh vegetables, but who has the time or energy to grow their own? You do--if you adopt Tom and Marty's tried-and-true schemes and tricks for 20-minute vegetable gardening. They'll help you create from scratch a ready-to-plant garden in less than two hours, and then help you choose the easiest, most rewarding plants for your region and your tastes. You'll learn tips for winning the neighborhood tomato contest and how to turn a stack of old tires into an heirloom potato patch. Discover the perennial vegetables you... View more info

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Our Ferns in Their Haunts: A Guide to All the Native Species

By: Clute, Willard N.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1901

Seller ID: 2288795

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. xii, 332 pp. Color frontispiece. Illustrated by William Walworth Stilson. CONTENTS: List of Illustrations; Preface; The Uncoiling Fronds; The Osmundas; The Rattlesnake Fern and the Adder's Tongue; The Moonwort and Its Allies; The Bracken; The Cliff Brakes; The Woodsias; The Christmas and Holly Ferns; The Marsh Fern Tribe; The Wood Ferns; The Rock Spleenworts; The Lady Fern and Its Kin; The Polypodies; The Bladder Ferns; The Chain Ferns; The Boulder Fern; Cheilanthes and Maidenhair; The Sensitive and Ostrich Ferns; The Walking ... View more info

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The Fern Allies of North America North of Mexico

By: Clute, Willard Nelson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1905

Seller ID: 2288796

Condition: Near Fine


Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, ink name and ink stamp on front endpaper. 1905 Hard Cover. xiv, 278 pp. With more than one hundred and fifty illustrations by Ida Martin Clute. Color frontispiece. CONTENTS: List of Illustrations; Preface; The Fern Allies; Key to the Families of Fern Allies; The Equisetaceae: Scouring-Rushes and Horsetails; Key to the Species of Equisetum; The Evergreen Equisetums, or Scouring-Rushes; The Deciduous Equisetums, or Horsetails; The Lycopodiaceae, or Club-Mosses; Key to the Lycopodiums; The Trailing Lycopodiums; The Erect or Decumbent Lycopodiums; The Psilot... View more info

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Garden Shrubs and Their Histories

By: Coats, Alice M.; Creech, John L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1949498

Condition: Near Fine


First illustrated edition. Owner bookplate and ink date on front endpaper, jacket lightly rubbed. 1992 Large Hardcover. 223 pp. A newly illustrated reissue of the classic 1964 gardening guide, with color images of numerous varieties of flowering shrubs, with detailed information on the history of diverse species, and tips for their cultivation. View more info

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Vauxhall Gardens: A History

By: Coke, David; Borg, Alan

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre / Yale University Press: 2012

Seller ID: 2198477

ISBN: 0300173822

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine.Near Fine. 2012 Large Hardcover. xii, 473 pp. From their early beginnings in the Restoration until the final closure in Queen Victoria's reign, Vauxhall Gardens developed from a rural tavern and place of assignation into a dream-world filled with visual arts and music, and finally into a commercial site of mass entertainment. By the 18th century, Vauxhall was crucial to the cultural and fashionable life of the country, patronized by all levels of society, from royal dukes to penurious servants. In the first book on the subject for over fifty years, Alan Borg and David E. Coke reveal ... View more info

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Crockett's Victory Garden

By: Crockett, James Underwood

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273582

ISBN: 0316161217

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Sticker remnant on front wrapper. 1977 Trade Paperback. 326 pp. ...a month-by-month guide to gardening that is as informal and easy to understand as the enormously popular PBS-TV show itself. Jim Crockett has specially organized his book to follow the gardener's year (March through February) so that readers can pick up the cycle of the season at any time and proceed from there. ...Every chapter contains a general introduction to the month and the basic tasks involved, a checklist of things to do, a Feature of the Month (e.g., planting and transplanting in April, soil preparation in No... View more info

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Crockett's Indoor Garden

By: Crockett, James Underwood; Waters, Marjorie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Little Brown and Company: 1978

Seller ID: 1922816

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, spine slightly cocked. 1978 Large Softcover. 325 pp. A month-by-month guide to gardening indoors, by the author of Crockett's Victory Garden and host of the public television gardening show of the same name. CONTENTS: Twelve Months in the Indoor Garden; January/Feature: Sowing and Growing from Seed; February/Feature: Gardening Under Lights; March/Feature: Pinching, Pruning, and Repotting; April/Feature: Vegetative Propagation; May/Feature: Water and Food; June/Feature: Cactus!; July/Feature: Indoor Pests and Plagues; August/Feature: Care While You're Away; September/Fe... View more info

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Salad Gardens: Gourmet Greens and Beyond

By: Cutler, Karan Davis

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1995

Seller ID: 2195859

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. 111 pp. Fresh produce from the garden is the heart of a great salad. Here's everything you need to know to produce your own scrumptious, pesticide-free salad crops - from gourmet greens to tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peas, edible flowers and much more. View more info

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Insectivorous Plants

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1897

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2270653

Condition: Very Good


'Authorized Edition'. Boards rubbed. 1897 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. x, 462, [2] pp. 8vo. Red leather spine and corners, marbled boards, gilt titles and rules. Includes illustrations reproduced from drawings by Charles Darwin and his two sons George and Francis. A study of carnivorous plants related to Darwin's theories on natural selection, based on experiments studying various plant species feeding mechanisms. His findings were that plants had adapted to ignore non-nutritious stimuli like inanimate objects and puffs of wind, as a way of conserving energy. The... View more info

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Ground Covers, Vines, and Grasses (Taylor's Gardening Guides)

By: Dewolf, Gordon P.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 1987

Seller ID: 2205073

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Whether used as covering to hide ugly spots or for their own beauty, these are the plants that hold a garden together. Featuring an encyclopedia of over 300 ground covers, vines, and grasses, this book illustrates the diversity and practicality of these useful plants. View more info

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Ground Covers, Vines, and Grasses (Taylor's Gardening Guides)

By: Dewolf, Gordon P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 1987

Seller ID: 2208253

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Whether used as covering to hide ugly spots or for their own beauty, these are the plants that hold a garden together. Featuring an encyclopedia of over 300 ground covers, vines, and grasses, this book illustrates the diversity and practicality of these useful plants. View more info

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Taylor's Guide to Annuals (Taylor's Gardening Guides)

By: Dewolf, Gordon P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 1986

Seller ID: 2208254

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1986 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Annuals are often the first plants that new gardeners buy. They are also valuable to the gardener looking for color all season, flowers for cutting, and replacements for spring bulbs. This guide is organized by flower color and provides useful information for all soil types and climate for gardeners who want to add variety to their flower beds. View more info

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Taylor's Guide to Houseplants (Taylor's Gardening Guides)

By: Dewolf, Gordon P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 1987

Seller ID: 2208255

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. If you want to extend your gardening season or simply decorate your home, this guide will give helpful hints about 322 different houseplants. With a whole section devoted to growing orchids, this book demonstrates the care, propagation, and pest control for houseplants. View more info

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The Country Store: Traditional Food, Country Crafts, Natural Decorations

By: Donaldson, Stephanie; Garrett, MIchelle

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Lorenz Books: 1996

Seller ID: 2199741

ISBN: 1859672574

Condition: Very Good


Very good.Very Good. 1996 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. The Country Store is a treasury of creative ideas with timeless appeal--crafts, recipes and decorations that capture the spirit of a simpler time. The four sections draw inspiration from natural ingredients in simple recipes, beauty products, natural decorations for the home and special projects to mark the changing seasons. Step-by-step sequences illustrate the projects and recipes, and over 300 color photos evoke the true essence of traditional country living. View more info

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The Architecture of Country Houses, Including Designs for Cottages, and Farm-Houses, and Villas, with Remarks on Interiors, Furniture, and the Best Modes of Warming and Ventilation

By: Downing, A.J.; Johnson, J. Stewart - Introduction

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 2002

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275594

ISBN: 1894572432

Condition: Very Good


2002 reissue of 1854 original. Spine lightly toned. x, 484 pp. Throughout the early Victorian period American domestic architecture was dominated by the ideas and designs of Andrew Jackson Downing who emphasized function, convenience, and concord with the environment. This volume forms his most important work. 321 figures. 33 architectural designs. View more info

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A Garden in Venice

By: Eden, F. [Frederic]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Published at the Offices of 'Country Life,' Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, W.C. & by George Newness, Ltd. Southampton Street, Strand, W.C.: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198662

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Stain to spine base and corner of last few pages, boards slightly bowed. 1903 Full-Leather. 135 pp. 4to. Decorative debossed full leather binding, engraved endpapers, woodcuts and engraved plates throughout text. An account by Frederic Eden - Gertrude Jekyll's brother-in-law and Sir Anthony Eden's great uncle - of a garden that he acquired, planted and cultivated around the turn of the 20th century. First published by Country Life in 1903, and reissued in France in 2002, it is engagingly illustrated with woodcuts in the style of Poliphilus' Dream, and high-class photographs, and... View more info

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A Garden in Venice

By: Eden, F. [Frederic]; Weal, Marie-Therese

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited: 2003

Seller ID: 2198663

Condition: Near Fine


First printing of facsimile edition. 2003 Hard Cover. 135, [14] pp. 4to. 2003 facsimile of 1903 original, with a new afterword by Marie-Therese Weal. Decorative debased full leather binding, engraved endpapers, woodcuts and engraved plates throughout text. An account by Frederic Eden - Gertrude Jekyll's brother-in-law and Sir Anthony Eden's great uncle - of a garden that he acquired, planted and cultivated around the turn of the 20th century. First published by Country Life in 1903, and reissued in France in 2002, it is engagingly illustrated with woodcuts in the style of Poliphilus' Dream, an... View more info

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The Family Handyman: Helpful Hints: Quick & Easy Solutions / Time-Saving Tips / Tricks of the Trade

By: Editors of Reader's Digest

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Reader's Digest: 1995

Seller ID: 1845675

Condition: Near Fine


1995 Large Hardcover. 384 pp. The biggest, best organized, and most complete collection of money-saving, time-saving home and workshop hints and tips ever assembled. More than 2,000 ingenious, truly useful tips and tricks for the home handyman. View more info

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The Complete Trees of North America: Field Guide and Natural History (Outdoor Life / Nature Books)

By: Elias, Thomas S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company: 1980

Seller ID: 2272716

ISBN: 0442238622

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges a bit rubbed. 1980 Hard Cover. xii, 948 pp. 8vo. A field guide and natural history of North American trees, featuring all 652 native species, plus over 100 introduced species, with quick and easy references for identification, text accessible to the layman including common and scientific names, a survey of the relationship between man and nature, illustrated summer and winter keys, over 2,000 labeled illustrations, and range maps. View more info