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image of THE GUIDE TO TREES OF CANADA AND NORTH AMERICA.

THE GUIDE TO TREES OF CANADA AND NORTH AMERICA.

by Mitchell, Alan.

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Published
1987
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Near Fine
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9781850280538
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Limpsfield: Dragon's World, 1987. 199 pp, 11 11/16" H. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w, showing leaves, flowers, bark, fruit/nuts, seasonal changes, outlines, etc. Also includes a "Practical Reference Section" (Suitable Trees for the Garden / Planting a Tree / Pruning and Shaping / Improving Growth of Young Trees / Measuring Height) and "A Guide to the… Read more
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THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1875
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Very Good -
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First Edition
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London: John Murray, 1875. viii, 208 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. B&w illustrations. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. The title page states "Second… Read more
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THE POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS.

by Darwin, Charles. Assisted by Francis Darwin.

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Published
1882
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Very Good -
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Third Thousand.
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London: John Murray, 1882. x, 592 pp, (no publisher's advertisements), small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Circumnutating Movements of Seedling Plants; General Considerations of the Movements and Growth… Read more
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THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS. SECOND EDITION, REVISED. THIRD THOUSAND.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1882
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Very Good-
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Second Edition, revised.
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London: John Murray, 1882. xvi, 300 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. 38 b&w illustrations in text. "(This book was… Read more
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THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM. FIRST EDITION.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1876
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First Edition.
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London: John Murray, 1876. viii, 482 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. Errata slip laid in following "Contents". "(Darwin's report)… Read more
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THE NATURE CALENDAR - WILD FLOWERS. 1913.

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1913
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Velvet Calf Edition.
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New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1913. Unpaginated (approx. 50 pp, printed on one side only with versos blank), 11" H x 7 1/8" W. "Velvet Calf" (soft leather) front cover with letter/decoration in gilt, card rear cover, stud fasteners. 12 tipped in colour plates of North American wild flowers. All pages have gold decorative borders. Each… Read more
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THE GLORY OF THE GARDEN: ST. JUDE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH IN OAKVILLE.

by Wiggins, Diana, photographer.

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Published
2000
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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9780921156611
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Oakville, Ontario: Rubicon, 2000. [78] pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/4" H x 10 3/16" D), glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated throughout with colour photographs, 2 plans. "In 1983, a small group of parishioners of St. Jude's Anglican Church in Oakville began the task of transforming the dandelion field beside their church into a garden. Today, a magnificent perennial… Read more
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FLORA'S LEXICON: AN INTERPRETATION OF THE LANGUAGE AND SENTIMENT OF FLOWERS: WITH AN OUTLINE OF BOTANY, AND A POETICAL INTRODUCTION. (THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS.)

by Waterman, Catharine H. (Catharine Harbeson.)

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Published
2001
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Very Good
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Facsimilie Reprint
ISBN
9781894572422
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Ottawa, Ontario: Algrove, 2001. 252 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Crosby, Lee & Company of Boston edition of 1860. 2 b&w frontispieces, all pages with black double border and decorative initial capitals in b&w. An alphabetical arrangement of flowers, bushes & trees, giving a very brief botanical description followed by the sentiment that plant… Read more
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THE NETHERLANDS: A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE.

by Sitwell, Sacheverell.

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London: B.T. Batsford 168 pp, 8 3/4" H. Top edge orange. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, b&w and colour plates, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Introduction; Dutch Water Towns (Delft, Dordrecht, Haarlem, Leyden, Utrecht); Amsterdam (Churches, Canals, Houses, and their Interiors); Villages of the Waterland (Broek, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Monnikendam, Edam, Volendam, Marken); The Hague and… Read more
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THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.)

by Ford, Boris, ed. Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little.

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Published
1995
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Fine
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society, 1995. 349 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain; The Decorative and Useful Arts; Flowers in the Valley: Folk-Songs in Britain; The Visual Arts; Holkham… Read more
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JAPANESE GARDENS.

by Taylor, Basil, Mrs. (Harriet Osgood.)

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Published
1912
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Methuen, 1912. 298 pp, 10 1/4" H. Deep red cloth with gilt lettering/banding/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 28 tissue-covered colour plates (including frontispiece), mounted on beige stock with borders and captions (collated). Contents: Preface; On Japanese Gardens in General; Japanese Gardening History; Gardening Principles; Garden Stones; Garden Accessories (Lanterns and Pagodas); Garden… Read more
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A MANUAL CONTAINING INFORMATION RESPECTING THE GROWTH OF THE MULBERRY TREE, WITH SUITABLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE CULTURE OF SILK. IN THREE PARTS.

by Cobb, J.H. Preface by Felix Pascalis, M.D.

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Published
1833
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Good
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New Edition
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Boston: Carter, Hendee and Co., 1833. 98 pp, 7 3/16" H. Brown cloth spine, paper covered boards. Three plates - the frontispiece is a hand-coloured illustration of mulberry leaves, labeled Plate II. Plate I, facing page 45, is a hand-coloured depiction of the life cycle of the silkworm. Plate III, facing page 87, gives diagrams of… Read more
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ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.

by Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.

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Published
2005
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Very Good+
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Reprint
ISBN
9780881926118
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Portland: Timber Press, 2005. 328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "(T)he authors look at the structure, development, genetics, and reproduction of plants, the most prominent actors in garden ecosystems. They describe other garden organisms, focusing on those with the most influential roles - insects, nematodes, and microorganisms - as well as garden… Read more
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ONTARIO'S NIAGARA PARKS: A HISTORY.

by Way, Ronald L.

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Published
1960
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Revised Edition
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Niagara Parks Commission, 1960. 299 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H). Green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w and colour plates, 3 fold-out maps at rear. Contents: Foreword; Author's Preface; Preface to the Second Edition; Prologue; Genesis and Establishment, 1874-1905 (The Background / Beginnings / Critical Years / Early Power Development / After… Read more
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ASIAN ART. VOLUME II, NUMBER 4. FALL 1989.

by Singh, Raghubir; Koloff, Max; Wescoat, James L., Jr.

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Published
1989
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Very Good
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New York: Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution., 1989. 79 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Photography and the Geographical Culture of India; An Interview with Raghubir Singh; A Certain Sweep: The India of Raghubir Singh; Portfolio (Raghubir Singh); Picturing an Early Mughal Garden. Interior - corner crease… Read more
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ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENING FOR AMERICAN GARDENERS.

by Hensel, Margaret. Foreword by Tasha Tudor. Garden plans by Gordon Morrison.

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Published
1992
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Very Good
Edition
Third Printing
ISBN
9780393030129
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New York: W.W. Norton, 1992. 239 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" x 10 1/4"). Profusely illustrated with beautiful color photographs. "Thanks to the extraordinary photographs and gardening wisdom in this classic book, the elegant intimacy of the English cottage garden is a practical possibility for amateur gardeners in diverse regions of the United States. Margaret Hensel, whose photographs… Read more
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AN OAK SPRING SYLVA: A SELECTION OF THE RARE BOOKS ON TREES IN THE OAK SPRING GARDEN LIBRARY. DESCRIBED BY SANDRA RAPHAEL.

by Raphael, Sandra. Preface by Rachel Lambert Mellon.

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Published
1989
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780300046526
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Upperville, Virginia: Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia, 1989., 1989. 147 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Patterned endpapers. "(This) is the first of a series of catalogues describing selections of the rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Mrs. Paul Mellon. The 'Sylva', which deals with books and manuscripts on trees,… Read more
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AN OAK SPRING POMONA: A SELECTION OF RARE BOOKS ON FRUIT IN THE OAK SPRING GARDEN LIBRARY, DESCRIBED BY SANDRA RAPHAEL.

by Raphael, Sandra. Introduction by Rachel Lambert Mellon.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1990
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780300049367
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Upperville, Virginia: Oak Spring Garden Library, 1990. 276 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Patterned endpapers. "(This) is the second of a series of catalogues describing selections of the rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Mrs Paul Mellon. The 'Pomona' describes a hundred books and manuscripts about fruit, with illustrations… Read more
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THE LILY: FOR GARDEN, PATIO AND DISPLAY.

by Jefferson-Brown, Michael.

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780715390238
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Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1988. 192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w photographs, b&w drawings. "Michael Jefferson-Brown steers us skilfully through the multitude of lily types, from wild species to the latest hybrids, giving full descriptions and easy reference codes for their main characteristics. There is detailed botanical information, but the emphasis throughout is on… Read more
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THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS.

by Cox, Peter A. Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson.

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Published
1985
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Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780881920147
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Beaverton, OR: Timber Press, 1985. 271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, colour illustrations. "The author surveys smaller rhododendrons in their natural habitat, their distribution, ecology and introduction into cultivation, and then moves on to garden cultivation, examining shelter, shade, climate, hardiness and plant associations. The chapter on planting and maintenance covers soil preparation, planting,… Read more
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