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American Agriculturist

By: Allen, A. B. and R. L. Allen (Eds. )

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, C. M. Saxton & E. Blanchard: 1851

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 11798

Condition: Good+


Originally, cord bound newsprint with black titles and ornate illustration. The cord binding is gone, except for one small piece so the pages are loose though they are holding together quite well. Someone with cord and a sure sewing hand, could easily put a new piece of cord in. There is some edge and corner wear but overall the magazine is in remarkably nicecondition. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 36 pages; Numerous articles on a variety of topics related to farming and agriculture. This is not a reprint but the original magazine. View more info

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Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on Their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes

By: Armitage, Allan M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Athens GA, Varsity Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9570

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Pictorial covers with toning on foredges and on some interior pages, especially endpapers. The name "WHEATON" is lettered on the front foredge. The book is square and securely bound but shows light, general wear from use. ; Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 646 pages; This was Steve Wheaton's working copy of Georgia horticulturalist Armitage's compendium on perennials. Wheaton was the horticulturalist who did the restoration plantings around 1990 for Barnsley Gardens, the antebellum estate near Adairsville, Georgia. Besides Wheaton's name on the foredge, there is an inscription to him on t... View more info

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Fritz Bahr's Commercial Floriculture : A Practical Manual for the Retail Grower

By: Bahr, Fritz

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The A. T. De La Mare Company, Inc.: 1929

Edition: 3rd Edition, Revised; First Printing

Seller ID: 12363

Condition: Very Good-


Green covers with gilt titles. Some wear and rubbing on extremities, but book is square and binding has no tears or parting. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 615 pages View more info

The Cultivated Evergreens : A Handbook of the Coniferous and Most Important Broad-Leaved Evergreens Planted for Ornament in the United States and Canada

By: Bailey, L. H. , Ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1929

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 12519

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Green cloth with gilt titles. Overall light wear and aging. Some light spots on covers, front, and to a lesser extent, rear. Spine is slightly sunned. Book is square and binding secure -- a solid copy. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 434 pages; Early but comprehensive work on evergreens. This is the third prinitng of the New and Revised Edition; the first edition was in 1923. View more info

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The Horticulturist And Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste Devoted to Horticulture, Landscape Gardening, Rural Architecture, Botany, Pomology, Entomology, Rural Economy, Etc.

By: Barry, P.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Rochester, James Vick, Jr.: 1854

Seller ID: 9554

Condition: Very Good


Quarterbound leather with marblized paper rebound at some point with new endpapers. Some wear on surface along with edge and corner wear. Volume is square and securely bound. ; January to December; 16 B&W Full Page Engravings, dozens more in text; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 576 pages; Full year's run of this magazine, nicely bound and preserved. All 16 full page engravings still have tissue guards. View more info

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Roses An Illustrated Encyclopaedia and Grower's Handbook of Species Roses, Old Roses and Modern Roses, Shrub Roses and Climbers

By: Beales, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1992

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9656

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book is about near fine except for some minor corner bumps. Jacket has a bit more wear but is still quite attractive, in mylar. ; Color Photographs, Maps; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 472 pages; An illustrated encyclopedia with hundred of color photos. View more info

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The American Flower Garden

By: Blanchan, Neltje

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Doublday, Page and Company: 1909

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 9615

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth with gilt design and titles on both front and spine. So me edge and corner wear as well as a few scuffs on spine. Interior has some toning. Book is square and binding is secure. Color frontispiece which was tipped in has come loose. It can be easily reglued; it has a small crease on one corner. ; Color and B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 368 pages; Beautiful, limited edition book on American gardens. This is Number 968 of 1050. View more info

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Landscaping with Perennials

By: Brown, Emily

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland OR, Timber Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9687

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Red cloth with gilt titles on spine. Light edge and corner wear, but square and securely bound. Light ordor from storage in a nursery. Jacket is also quite attractive except for a small tear ion the upper left front corner. ; B&W Drawings and Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 304 pages; Dictionary-like compendium of perennials. View more info

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Growing Irises

By: Cassidy, G. E. and S. Linnegar

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Portland OR, Timber Press: 1985

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 9514

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Black cloth with light sunned streak along bottom edge and a faint odor from storage. Book is square and securely bound. Jacket has some light shelf wear. ; Color and B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 160 pages; Brief but comprehensive book on iris gardening. View more info

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Flower Gardens of Victorian England

By: Clayton-Payne, Andrew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Rizzoli: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 9532

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Pages slightly wavy, dustjacket has some wear on the edges, some foxing and a 1 1/2' closed tear at the head of the spine. ; Color Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 159 pages; The book is from the collection of the former chief horticulturist at Barnsley Gardens in Northwest Georgia View more info

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Flowers and Their Histories

By: Coats, Alice M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1968

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 9612

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Beige cloth with darker brown lettering on spine. Some edge and corner wear along with general aging. Book is square and binding is secure. Some odor from use and storage in a nursery. ; Color Frontispiece; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 346 pages; Collection that focuses on the stories of the discoveries and development of various plants, particularly bulbs. View more info

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Legends in the Garden: Who in the World is Nellie Stevens?

By: Copeland, Linda C. An Allan M. Armitage

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Wings Publishers: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9475

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Front flap of dustjacket has been folded vertically and this fold extends to a slight "bend" in the first 20 or so pages. There are gift inscription on the front and back of the ffep, the one on the back being a child's. Otherwise, except for a very slight musty odor, the book is VG+. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 194 pages; If you have ever wondere why so many garden plants are named for people and who these people are, this is a book for you. The stories are entertaining and enlightening. Copeland began her serious studies in the field of horticulture began at the University of... View more info

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Rock Garden and Alpine Plants

By: Correvon, Henry (Leonard Barron, ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12179

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Yellow-orange cloth with black titles. Ex-library. Edge, corner and surface wear, especially along front edge. Book is square and binding secure. Some old paper, like from a sack is pasted to both pastedowns, and the free enpaper in the rear is stuck along the bottom edge to the pastedown. On the front free endpaper is a bookplate from the Petersborough New Hampshire Library that indicates this book was withdrawn. I suspect that the paper and glueing on the pastedowns has something to do with the way the book was bound in the library or from the card pockets. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 544 p... View more info

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Everyday Gardening

By: Coutts, J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Company , Limited: 1931

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9497

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green boards with black stamped title on front and gilt titles on spine. Light edge and corner wear with interior toning on edges throughout -- more on endpapers. Book is square and binding is secure. Solid, attractive copy. ; 8 Tipped in Color Plates, B&W Photos, Diagrams; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 448 pages View more info

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The Perennial Garden: Color Harmonies through the Seasons

By: Cox, Jeff and Marilyn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Emmaus, Rodale Press: 1985

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 14490

ISBN: 0878575731

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Light edge and corner wear but still bright, square and securely bound. Excellent copy to use in planning a perennial garden. ; Color and B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 304 pages View more info

A Handbook of Conifarae and Ginkgoaceae

By: Dallimore, W. and A. B. Jackson, S. G. Harrison editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1974

Edition: Revised Edition; Reprint

Seller ID: 9863

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Light foxing to fore edges and endpapers, front hinge slightly shaken. The dust jacket is very foxed and/or stained with chipping at the corners and wear along the folds and edges. The book had been stored in a barn and there is a slight "earthy" smell - appropriate for a gardening book! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 729 pages; This is a reprint of the fourth edition (1966) of a classic work on conifers. The book is from the collection of the horticulturist who planned and executed the restoration of the gardens at Barnsley Gardens in NW Georgia. View more info

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Ornamental Shrubs for Garden, Lawn, and Park Planting With an Account of the Origin, Capabilities, and Adaptations of the Numerous Species and Varieties, Native and Foreign, and Especially of the Rare Sorts, Suited to Cultivation in the United States

By: Davis, Lucius D.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1899

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9521

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Dark blue covers with title and decoration in gilt; similar spine. Book has some edge and corner wear along with light general aging. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 338 + ads pages View more info

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A Handbook of Gardden Irises

By: Dykes, William Rickatson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little Compton, RI, Theophrastus: 1976

Edition: 1st Reprint

Seller ID: 12116

Condition: Very Good


Minor wear to corners, light foxing to fore edges. The book came from Barnsley Gardens and had been stored either in the nursery store or barn and there is a faint earthy odor. ; B & W ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages; This is a 1976 reprint of a 1924 book. View more info

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Charles Eliot, Landscape Architect

By: Eliot, C. W. (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company; the Riverside Press: 1903

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 9535

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth with gilt titles in gilt rectangle; similar design on spine. Gilt top foredge. Some edge and corner wear, but book is square and securely bound. Folded maps of Boston and vicinity still present, one in each pocket, front and back. Both pockets have short tears. Front pocket has library bookplate and there is evidence on bottom of spine where call numbers have been removed. But there is no other indication that this book was in a library. The book is square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations + 2 Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 770 pages; Biography of Eliot one of America's for... View more info

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A Plea for Hardy Plants With Suggestions for Effective Arrangement

By: Elliott, J. Wilkinson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9567

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Deep green cloth with green titles and colored picture of hollyhock. Mild edge and corner wear, toning on endpapers and light, general aging. Book is square and securely bound. ; B&W Photographs and Designs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 76 pages; This work was originally published in the Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1885. This was the ownership copy of famed horticulturalist John Caspar Wister, who signed and dated (1906) this on the front pastedown. On the ffep there is the stamp of the Scott Foundation at Swarthmore in Pennsylvania. Wister was longtime Dire... View more info

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After Fifty Years

By: F & F Nursery

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Springfield NJ, F & F Nursery: 1932

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 9613

Condition: Very Good


Gray wraps with black backstrip. Lettering in white in black rectangle. Book has scuffing along front spine edge and some very small brown scuffs near front spine (see scan). Otherwise this volume is square with a secure binding. Interior is excellent. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages; Limited edition catalog/plant guide from a nursery that began in 1882. It later became Princeton Nursery (in Princeton NJ) but closed in 2010. This catalog was limited to 2400 of which this is # 1882, issued to Vermont Hatch. This copy is in remarkably attractive condition. View more info

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Men and Gardens

By: Fairbrother, Nan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1956

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10488

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Pictorial covers with blue-green backstrip. Light edge and corner wear. Book is square and binding is secure. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 271 pages; Basically a history of human gardening, with an emphasis on flower gardening. View more info

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The Vegetable Garden

By: Farrington, Edward I.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Ralph T. Hale & Company: 1943

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 11279

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth over boards with black titles on spine. Some edge, corner and surface wear but square and securely bound. Some interior toning, especially on endpages. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; I think this is the third printing. The first edition was 1939 and this copy lists two other dates, 1942 and 1943. View more info

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Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings A handbook for reproducing and creating authentic landscape settings

By: Favretti, Rudy J. and Joy Putman Favretti

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nashville, American Association for State and Local History: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9655

Condition: Good+


Pictorial wraps have some edge and corner wear. There is also toning and some soliling on the wraps. A diagonal crease goes from near the word "Gardens" through the wagon in the illustration. (See scan). This crease has flattened but is there. There is a similar vertical one on the back. The book is still square and securely bound. Some underlining and notes inside. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 202 pages; This book is from the library of Steven Wheaton who did the historical landscape restoration at Barnsley Gardens, an antebellum estate in Northwest georgia. ... View more info

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Miniature Bulbs

By: Genders, Roy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1963

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 9597

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Blue cloth with yellow lettering on spine. Book has light edge and corner wear with some interior toning mostly on endpapers. Book is square with a secure binding. Jacket has some wear and light chipping/tearing along top edge. Some toning on back side of jacket. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 191 pages; Book deals with small bulbs like crocus. Of special interest is the signature of Gertrude wister on the ffep. This book along with others we have on line originally came from the library of John C. Wister, one of America's foremost horticulturalists. Gertrude was his wife and a ... View more info