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"FLOWERS OF THE FIELD" by the Rev. C. A. Johns, Revised Throughout and Edited by Clarence Elliott.

Hardcover Eleventh Impression in green cloth covers, published by George Routledge & Sons, Limited, London. the volume is undated but, we believe it to be c.1910-20. Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx.

A well known and comprehensive guide to the wild flowers of Britain. "With an appendix including the pipe-wort tribe (eriocaulee), the sedge tribe (cyperaceae), and the grass tribe (gramineae). With 96 coloured illustrations by E. N. Gwatkin and 245 cuts in the text."

378 pages.

Condition:  Fair. Ex-Library copy from the Park School Library, Yeovil with library stamp to front free endpaper. Hardcovers and spine have some wear and corners are bumped. Spine covering a little loose. Spine cracked at page after title page and numerous places internally. Internal pages good with a slight ink stain to bottom outside corner from page 309. Binding still quite tight considering.

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"THE PLEASURE GARDEN - An Illustrated History of British Gardening" by Anne Scott-James and Osbert Lancaster. 1977.

Hardcover First Edition in green hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by John Murray, London in 1977. Dimensions: 24cm x 17.5cm approx.

A first collaboration between Osbert Lancaster and his wife "capturing the essence of gardening styles of 200 years."

Condition:  Good in good dustcover. Some wear/rubbing and fading to dustcover and hardcovers. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"THE CARE AND REPAIR OF ORNAMENTAL TREES" by A. D. C. Le Sueur.  1949

Hardcover Second (revised and enlarged) Edition in green cloth covers, published by Country Life, Ltd, London in 1949.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx. 

An extremely interesting and practical book that covers the Care of Trees, Pruning, Treatment of Wounds, Bolting and Bracing, Pests and much more.

224 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Good. Ex-Library copy with normal library marking that has been re-bound for library use. Some rubbing/wear/marking/fading to covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"IVIES" by Peter Q. Rose.  1980

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Blandford Press, Dorset in 1980.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15.5cm approx. 

Described as the "first comprehensive work on Ivies this century", this interesting book provides a wealth of information on varieties, cultivation, effects that can be achieved using ivies and much more.

180 pages with a number of colour plates.

Condition:  Good. Some rubbing/wear/marking/fading to dustcover. Hardcovers good.  Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"CARNATIONS AND ALL DIANTHUS" by Montagu C. Allwood.  1935

Hardcover Second Edition in green cloth covers, published by Allwood Bros, Haywards Heath in 1935.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 16.5cm approx. 

An interesting and highly detailed volume which looks at the cultivation for pleasure and business of carnations and all other dianthus.  Includes comprehensive information on Propagation, Soil, Compost, Potting, Growing Hybrids, Growing in Winter, Food, Diseases, Pests and much, much more.  Also looks at Carnations in other countries

215 pages with colour frontispiece plate and numerous black and white photographs.

Condition:  A bit tatty. Heavy wear/marking/fading/rubbing to covers. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and covering quite fragile (beginning to come away). Boards warped.  Internal pages good but quite yellowed with some minor foxing and some edge wear.  Binding quite tight.

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"ROSES" by H. R. Darlington.  1911.

Hardcover First Edition in grey board hardcover with pasted-on plate, published by T. C. & E. C. Jack, London in 1911. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 16.5cm approx. 

A rather nice volume that covers almost every aspect of cultivating roses from the soil to selection for exhibition. 

193 pages with 8 coloured plates.

Condition:  A bit tatty. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. Boards slightly warped. Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to hardcovers. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and spine covering beginning to split to the outside as well. Frontispiece loose.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and foxing to preliminary pages. Binding fairly tight.

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"THE ROYAL GARDENERS - KING GEORGE VI AND HIS QUEEN" by W. E. Shewell-Cooper.  1952.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth hardcover with original dustcover, published by Cassell & Company, London in 1952. Dimensions: 23.5cm x 17cm approx. 

A "charming book about the five Royal Gardens: Buckingham Palace, Balmoral, Windsor Castle, Royal Lodge, and Sandringham." The volume was written in close consultation with the King before his death. 

66 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Dustcover is a bit tatty around the edges (with a piece missing to the rear). Boards slightly warped. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to hardcovers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing. Binding tight.

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"SIMPLE PRUNING"  by N. Catchpole.  1958.

Hardcover Thirdt Edition in beige cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by W. H. & L. Collingridge, Ltd, London in 1958.   Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

A very readable and useful guide to "one of the most fascinating but also one of the least understood of garden operations."

128 pages with numerous black and white illustrations and photographs.

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover which has one tiny tear. Hardcover very good. Boards very slightly warped. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"GRASS"  by A.J. Macself, Drawings by G.E. Lee.  1924.

Hardback published by Cecil Palmer 1924 - 1st Edition. Lovely illustrations, in this wonderful and very interesting book which bills itself: "A new and thoroughly practical book on Grass for ornamental Lawns and all purposes of Sports and Games" has a very period feel to it.

Condition: Good / Very Good condition some dirt & marking to covers & spine. Foxing to inside cover pages and extreme (Outside) edges of all pages. Binding still excellent and print + pages very good throughout.

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"THE ANTHOLOGY OF GARDEN WRITING - The Lives and Works of Five Great Gardeners"  by Ursula Buchan.  1986.

Hardcover First Edition in grey hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Crook Helm, London in 1986.   Dimensions: 25.5cm x 19.5cm approx.

An interesting volume which looks at the lives and works of William Robinson, Gertrude Jekyll, E. A. Bowles, Reginald Farrer, and Vita Sackville-West.

191 pages with a number of black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover. Hardcover very good.  Internal pages very good. Binding tight. Looks unread.

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"COLLINS GUIDE TO ALPINES and Rock Garden Plants"  by Anna N. Griffith.  1985.

Hardcover Revised Edition in printed hardcover, published by Chancellor Press, London in 1985.   Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

An extremely practical guide to growing and looking after Alpines.  First published in 1964, this book has become the standard reference for the subject.  Features over 1,900 species with over 200 colour photographs.

320 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. Some wear/rubbing to covers. Spine cracked at front hinge and coming away from binding. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE VERY SMALL GARDEN - Unlimited Ideas for Limited Space"  by Judith Beresford.  1972.

Hardcover Edition in brown hardcovers with original dustcover, published by Gardeners Book Club, Newton Abbot in 1972.   Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting and informative book which tells readers how to make the very most of limited garden space.

192 pages with a number of black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition: Very Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover. Hardcover very good.  Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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