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image of The Gardener's Colour Book

The Gardener's Colour Book

King, Mrs. Francis [Louisa Yeomans King] and Fothergill, John

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1929
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. 1st American edition. First published in England in 1927 and adapted for the New England growing region. Designed to organize gardens by patches of flower color with calendars from May to September. The calendars show plant names, heights and bloom times. Colors are Apricot, Light Blue, Middle Blue, Dark Blue, Crimson, Magenta, Mauve, Orange, Pink, Purple, Salmon, Scarlet, Violet, and Yellow. Plenty of space for notes, along with three blank calendars for gardeners to add their own plants and colors. 46 unnumbered pages. Decorative linen hardcover in the original dust jacket. VG with light wear to the book. Some creasing and aging of the jacket, but intact with no significant flaws. Neat former owner signature on the first blank page. No notes written on the calendar pages. Sound, tight binding. Jacket is protected by a clear archival cover. Well-preserved overall.

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$ 25.00
image of Natural Lives, Modern Times: People and Places of the Delaware River -- SIGNED
New York: Crown Publishers, (1992). 1st edition, 1st printing. Signed and inscribed by the author. Natural history and cultural study of the Delaware River (New York, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.) Told through observations, folklore and portraits of people, past and present. NF hardcover in dust jacket. vii, 390 pages. Illustrations, map, notes, index. Signed by Bruce Stutz on the colored front endpaper..

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$ 9.95
image of Whale Song: The Story of Hawaii and the Whales
Honolulu: Beyond Words Publishing, (1989.) 2nd edition. SIGNED by co-author MacKinnon Simpson. VG in VG dust jacket with a new clear archival cover. Signed on a preliminary blank page in ink with a brief greeting: "With Warmest Aloha." A nicely illustrated book about whales and whaling. This 2nd edition contains four new chapters not in the 1986 1st edition. 148 pages. Numerous color illustrations. A large volume, 11.25 by 9 inches. ***This title had the distinction of being the first coffee-table book created with desktop publishing using Apple Macintosh computers. Book is accompanied by a 32-pages softcover booklet detailing how new technology of the 1980s was used to create this book. Booklet is VG with a small paperclip mark and a name written at the top of the front cover..

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$ 20.00
image of The Spirit of the Fens: A View of Fenland Life Past and Present.
London: Robert Hale, (1985.) 1st edition. SIGNED by Storey. Foreword by Graham Swift. Illustrated by Sue Scullard. A compelling, authentic picture of life in the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire Fens. A study of the geography, history and topography of the Fens, and also their strong relationship to the human spirit there. 240 pages, index. Hardcover, 8.75 by 5.75 inches. VG in VG dustwrapper. Some foxing to top of text block; one small spot to fore-edge. Text pages clean and unmarked. A bit of foxing to d/w flaps, but no tears or other flaws. Protected by a new clear archival cover. Signed by Storey on front free endpaper: "Best wishes / Edward Storey." Uncommon with his signature.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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$ 45.00
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Flowers in Britain

Brimble, L.S.F

London: Macmillan and Co., 1944. 1st edition in the scarce dust jacket. A book about the wild, ornamental, and economic flora of Britain. A useful guide, written in a style to accommodate everyone from the amateur flower gardener to the professional botanist. Nicely illustrated by numerous black-and-white photos and 18 color plates on glossy paper. x, 393 pages, with general index and index of botanical names. Clothbound hardcover in attractive color dust jacket. 6.25 by 9.25 inches. VG condition, with modest wear and tear to the dust jacket (now protected by a clear archival cover.) Sound, tight binding. A well-preserved gardening / horticulture / reference book from wartime England..

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$ 35.00