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Image for A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century

A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century

By: Rybczynski, Witold

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269218

ISBN: 0684824639

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minimal highlighting, related articles laid in. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 480 pp. 8vo. We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes -- among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, Boston's Back Bay Fens, Illinois's Riverside community, Asheville's Biltmore Estate, and Louisville's park system. He was a landscape architect before that profession was founded, designed the first large suburban community in the United States, foresaw the need for national parks, and devised one of the cou... View more info

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A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century

By: Rybczynski, Witold

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281585

ISBN: 0684824639

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark, jacket lightly rubbed. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 480 pp. 8vo. We know Olmsted through the physical legacy of his stunning landscapes -- among them, New York's Central Park, California's Stanford University campus, Boston's Back Bay Fens, Illinois's Riverside community, Asheville's Biltmore Estate, and Louisville's park system. He was a landscape architect before that profession was founded, designed the first large suburban community in the United States, foresaw the need for national parks, and devised one of the country's fi... View more info

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The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana

By: Sato, Shozo

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 2196560

Condition: Very Good


Includes original acetate jacket. Ink name on front endpaper. 1965 Large Hardcover. 366 pp. 11 3/4 x 10. Green decorated cloth with color plate mounted on front board, gilt titles. A beautiful book illustrating Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kado (the 'way of flowers'). Numerous color and black & white illustrations. View more info

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The Stained Glass Home: Projects & Patterns

By: Shannon, George W.; Torlen, Pat

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.: 2006

Seller ID: 2272197

ISBN: 1895569591

Condition: Near Fine


Closed tear to jacket corner. 2006 Large Hardcover. 128 pp. It’s absolutely breathtaking! The owners of the award-winning On the Edge Glass Studio have produced a wide-ranging, sumptuous collection of stained glass mosaic patterns that even beginners can enjoy crafting. Esteemed artists George W. Shannon and Pat Torlen offer a wealth of inspiration and instruction, as well as 23 projects for wall clocks, plaques, and hangings; trays and decorative plates; tabletops, nightstands, and headboards; and more—plus an additional ten garden stone ideas. A basics section covers everything a newcome... View more info

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A Proper Garden: On Perennials in the Border

By: Sheldon, Elisabeth; Paterson, Allen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Stackpole Books: 1989

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2204150

ISBN: 0811707113

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing. A very nice copy.Sticker mark to front jacket, jacket edges rubbed. 1989 Hard Cover. 224 pp. This author shares her extensive horticultural knowledge with all North American gardeners who face extremes of heat and cold yet yearn to grow the cottage gardens and formal mixed borders of gardeners in the British Isles. 25 drawings, 12 color photos.Keywords: ELISABETH SHELDON ALLEN PATERSON PROPER GARDEN ON PERENNIALS IN BORDER GARDENING HOUSE HOME BOTANY HORTICULTURE PLANTS View more info

Image for A New Flowering: 1000 Years of Botanical Art

A New Flowering: 1000 Years of Botanical Art

By: Sherwood, Shirley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ashmolean: 2005

Seller ID: 2286731

ISBN: 1854442066

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 2005 Large Softcover. 200 pp. The magnificent old, the masterful new, this is the premise in this lush publication with 180 plant portraits that span 1,000 years. These portraits were selected from the unique collection of Dr. Shirley Sherwood and from the rich treasures of Oxford's libraries and museums. View more info

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Repairing and Extending Finishes; Part 2: Acoustical Treatment, Resilient Flooring, Paint, Transparent Finishes

By: Simmons, H. Leslie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1536265

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 300 pp. 9 1/4 x 6. Improper selection, installation, use and maintenance of finishes can lead to unnecessary damage or degeneration in a building. But it's not easy to determine sources of specific problems and how to correct them. This guide helps you remedy problems by giving you the best ways to extend, clean, repair, restore, and protect acoustical treatments, resilient flooring, paint, and transparent finishes. View more info

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Repairing and Extending Finishes; Part 1: Plaster, Gypsum Board, Ceramic Tile

By: Simmons, H. Leslie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company: 1990

Seller ID: 1536266

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 303 pp. 9 1/4 x 6. Those individuals responsible for dealing with plaster, gypsum board, or ceramic tile finishes that have failed must often do extensive research before determining the cause of the failure or deciding on the proper methods for making repairs. Their task is often made difficult because, there are sometimes disagreements among sources of information and no central listing of available data. Repairing and Extending Finishes, Part 1: Plaster, Gypsum Board, and Ceramic Tile has been written to sol... View more info

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Western Region

By: Spellenberg, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2277485

ISBN: 0375402330

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. A bit smoky. 2001 Trade Paperback. 862 pp. This fully revised edition brings a new level of beauty, accuracy, and usefulness to the field guide that wildflower enthusiasts have relied upon for more than 20 years. More than 940 all-new, full-color images show the wildflowers of western North America close-up and in their natural habitats. The guide has been completely revised to make identification in the field easier than ever. Images are grouped by flower color and shape and keyed to clear, concise descriptions that reflect current taxonomy. View more info

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Flowers from the Royal Gardens of Kew: Two Centuries of Curtis’s Botanical Magazine

By: Stiff, Ruth L.A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University Press of New England: 1988

Seller ID: 2273635

ISBN: 0874514649

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1988 Soft Cover. Shows illustrations of flowers, and describes the characteristics of each plant. View more info

Image for Weed: 420 Things You Didn't Know or Remember about Cannabis

Weed: 420 Things You Didn't Know or Remember about Cannabis

By: Stoned, I.M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Adams Media: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2276398

ISBN: 1440503494

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2009 Soft Cover. xxii, 217 pp. Weed. Pot. Mary Jane. Grass. No matter what you call marijuana, it's still dope. In this irreverent and all-inclusive look at cannabis, you will learn all there is to know about the psychoactive substance Bill Clinton didn't inhale - but many others did - including: How pot can help cure a hangover; Why The Man really doesn’t want to legalize weed; How to make a bong from an apple; The real deal behind Reefer Madness; And more! From how to grow it, ways to consume it, and places to hide it, to myths debunked, stupid crimes, and pot in pop cult... View more info

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Gazebos And Other Garden Structure Designs

By: Strombeck, Janet A.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Sun Designs: 1983

Seller ID: 2206442

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1983 Soft Cover. Dozens of ideas for enhancing your home or yard. The classically and Victorian-styled outdoor structures shown are suitable as old-fashioned summer houses, garden tool sheds, hot tub enclosures, cabanas, focus points, picnic spots, and more...a great variety of shapes, sizes and styles. View more info

Image for Furniture of the Depression Era: Furniture & Accessories of the 1920's, 1930's, & 1940's

Furniture of the Depression Era: Furniture & Accessories of the 1920's, 1930's, & 1940's

By: Swedberg, Robert W. and Harriett

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Collector Books: 1987

Seller ID: 2265865

ISBN: 0891453326

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Pages faintly toned. 1987 Large Hardcover. 143 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Characteristics of Household Furnishings of the 1920's, 1930's, & 1940's; Occasional Tables and Stands; A Place to Eat; Please Sit Down; The Bedroom; The Student's Corner; Miscellaneous Furnishings and Accessories; Accent on Oak; Repairing and Replacing Veneer; Patent Serial Numbers and Dates Issued; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; Price Guide. View more info

Image for Common Edible & Useful Plants of the East and Midwest

Common Edible & Useful Plants of the East and Midwest

By: Sweet, Muriel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Naturegraph Publishers: 1975

Seller ID: 2279582

ISBN: 0879610344

Condition: Good


Ink initials on page ridge, ink mark on Contents page, library ink stamp on Introduction page. 1975 Soft Cover. 79 pp. This book is written for ready comprehension by anyone who is not yet familiar with wild plants--yet who wishes to know the uses to which native plants were put by the Indians and early settlers in the East and Midwest. It can be a valuable guide to living in nature--and even to survival, where food supply is limited. Both food and medical uses of wild plants are described--and poisonous species are given appropriate warning notice. View more info

Image for Country Diary Book of Decorating: English Country Style

Country Diary Book of Decorating: English Country Style

By: Sykes, Sydney A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Arcade Publishing: 1990

Seller ID: 2262178

ISBN: 1559700793

Condition: Very Good


Edge wear to jacket. 1990 Large Hardcover. Offers advice on curtains, lighting, upholstery, painting, stencilling, and collectables, and tells how to draw inspiration for decorating one's home from the seasons View more info

Image for A Brief Discussion of the History of Sugar Cane

A Brief Discussion of the History of Sugar Cane

By: Taggart, William Gilbert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Louisiana State Dept: 1957

Seller ID: 2264497

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly foxed with a couple tiny tears to front fore-edge. 1957 Stapled Binding. 21 pp. A detailed account of sugar cane throughout history to the present day. View more info

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Taylor's Guide to Roses

By: Taylor, Norman

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 1986

Seller ID: 2208252

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1986 Trade Paperback. Supplies advice on how to grow roses and describes the basic characteristics of more than 300 varieties of roses. View more info

Image for Best of Ikebana Sogetsu School

Best of Ikebana Sogetsu School

By: Teshigahara, Sofu

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Shufunotomo Co., Ltd.: 1962

Seller ID: 2287948

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, onion skin slipcase cover, belly band, and jacket. Stain along spine of slipcase, a few tears to belly band. Top corners of jacket flaps clipped. 1962 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 364 pp. Japanese text. This book presents examples of Sogetsu School flower arrangement by it's talented headmaster, Mr. Sofu Teshigahara. View more info

Image for Ikebana: Sogetsu Flower Arrangement (For Beginners)

Ikebana: Sogetsu Flower Arrangement (For Beginners)

By: Teshigahara, Sofu

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sogetsu-School: 1962

Seller ID: 2287949

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on front flyleaf, newspaper clipping and notes laid in. 1962 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 79 pp. Ikebana (???, ???, arranging flowers or making flowers alive) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.[1][2] It is also known as Kad? (??, way of flowers). The tradition dates back to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars. Later, they were placed in the tokonoma (alcove) of a home. Ikebana reached its first zenith in the 16th century under the influence of Buddhist tea masters and has grown over the centuries, with over 1,000 differen... View more info

Image for Roses and How to Grow Them

Roses and How to Grow Them

By: The Garden Library

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1910

Seller ID: 2207386

Condition: Good


Early reprint. Front hinge just starting, boards lightly rubbed. 1910 Hard Cover. Detailed instruction on planting and upkeep for a home rose garden. View more info

Image for The Illinois Herb Company Almanac 1937

The Illinois Herb Company Almanac 1937

By: The Illinois Herb Co.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Illinois Herb Co.: 1937

Seller ID: 2202770

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed with minor loss from spine head, pages toned. 1937 Stapled Binding. 80 pp. An almanac put out by the Illinois Herb Co. for the year 1937. Includes numerous period advertisements, weather predictions, jokes, etc. View more info

Image for The Penny Magazine of the Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Vol. I. Stereotype Edition. [Volume 1, 1833 Bound Collection]

The Penny Magazine of the Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Vol. I. Stereotype Edition. [Volume 1, 1833 Bound Collection]

By: The Penny Magazine

Price: $50.00

Publisher: B.F. and J.J. Greenough / Kane & Co.: 1833

Seller ID: 2271961

Condition: Fair


Boards rubbed, joints weakening, spine leather dried, lightly foxed throughout, ink and pencil name on front endpaper, edge of first few pages lightly stained, 1 inch chip form bottom corner of title page. 1833 Half-Leather. 572 pp. 11 3/4 x 7 1/2. Half leather binding, red morocco spine label with gilt titles, marbled boards. 292 woodcuts. Individual issues sell for $15 to $25 each. The Penny Magazine, published every Saturday from 31 March 1832 to 31 October 1845, was an illustrated British magazine aimed at the working class. Charles Knight created it for the Society for the Diffusion of Us... View more info

Image for The Rose Book: A Complete Guide for Amateur Rose Growers

The Rose Book: A Complete Guide for Amateur Rose Growers

By: Thomas, H.H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cassell and Company: 1922

Seller ID: 2287249

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Page ridges and endpapers lightly foxed, pencil note on front endpaper. 1922 Hard Cover. x, 287 pp. Color plates tipped in. Beautifully illustrated with eight direct color photographs by H. Essenhigh Corke and forty half-tone plates. CONTENTS: Part I. Roses to Begin With; Part II. Roses to Proceed With; Part III. Some Very Practical Matters; Part IV. Rose Growing Under Glass; Part V. Round the Year in the Rose Garden; Part VI. Lists of Varieties for Various Purposes; Appendix. View more info

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Gardening with Herbs

By: Tolley, Emelie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Potter: 1995

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2188318

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author. Ink name on front endpaper.Near Fine. 1995 Large Hardcover. From the leading authorities on the myriad uses of herbs comes an inspiring look at how gardeners around the world have incorporated these fragrant and versatile plants into the landscape. Tolley and Mead highlight distinctive features of these exemplary herb gardens and they offer invaluable assistance to all gardeners wishing to introduce herbs into their backyards. View more info

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A Little History of British Gardening

By: Uglow, Jenny

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Point Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273777

ISBN: 0865477027

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. 342 pp. Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? This lively history of gardening in Britain takes us on a tour from the thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements to the rage for decking and ornamental grasses today. It tracks down the ordinary folk who worked the earth-the apprentice boys and weeding women, the florists and nursery gardeners-as well as aristocrats, grand designers, and famous plant hunters. Colored by Jenny Uglow's own love for plants and brought to life by many vivid illustrations, it not only deals with flowery-meads... View more info

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Facts About Cotton

By: USDA

Price: $5.00

Publisher: USDA: 1956

Seller ID: 1775664

Condition: Very Good


Binding tight, pages clean. 1956 Stapled Binding. 8 pp. A brief overview of the harvesting of cotton. View more info

Image for International Bonsai Magazine: No. 4 (1997)

International Bonsai Magazine: No. 4 (1997)

By: Valavanis, William N.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: William N. Valavanis: 1997

Seller ID: 2206437

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1997 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Includes special feature on fruiting bonsai. View more info

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International Bonsai Magazine: No. 1 (1999)

By: Valavanis, William N.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: William N. Valavanis: 1999

Seller ID: 2206438

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1999 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Includes a special feature on Chinese Quince bonsai. View more info

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International Bonsai: No. 2 (2000)

By: Valavanis, William N.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: William N. Valavanis: 2000

Seller ID: 2206440

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2000 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Includes a special feature on Azalea bonsai. View more info

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International Bonsai: No. 3 (2000)

By: Valavanis, William N.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: William N. Valavanis: 2000

Seller ID: 2206441

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2000 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Includes a special feature on Collected Bonsai. View more info