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If you are passionate about foliage and gardening, look no further than the rare and collectible gardening books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the beautiful books featured below contain magnificent illustrations and gorgeous bindings. There is a wide diversity of topics covered in the rare and collectible gardening books section, from books about specific flowering plants to larger books on gardening techniques.

The Highgrove Florilegium

London:: Addison Publications Ltd for The Prince's Charities Foundation., 2008 Fine, 2 vols, limited edition of 175 numbered sets, 124 coloured plates. In half red goatskin over red marbled boards. Spines, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gi…

From Madoc Books (ABA-ILAB)


The Ladies' Flower-Garden [Includes: Ornamental Annuals; Ornamental Bulbous Plants; Ornamental Perennials; British Wild Flowers; Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. by LOUDON Mrs [Jane, formerly WEBB] 1807-1858

London: 113, Fleet Street.: William Smith , 1840 VG+, 5 volumes in 6, 1840-1860, 304 (complete) hand coloured plates, depicting 1,582 flowers! Ornamental Annuals, 1840, 1st ed, 48 pls (hand coloured), lacks half title, [5], (viii-xvi), [1], (ii-i…

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London, Printed for B. Tooke at the Middle-Temple gate in Fleetstreet, 1699.. FIRST EDITION 1699, A SPECIAL RUBRICATED EDITION ON BETTER PAPER FOR PRESENTATION. 4 small corrections to text in old ink (possibly in Evelyn's hand - see: Geoffrey Keynes, Joh…

From Roger Middleton


THE GARDENERS LABYRINTH or A NEW ART OF GARDNING. Wherein is laid down new and rare inventions and secrets of gardning not heretofore known. by MOUNTAIN, Dydymus (pseud.) Thomas HILL.:

London, printed by Jane Bell, and are to be sold at the east-end of Christ-Church, 1652 [i.e. 1651].. For sowing, planting, and setting all manner of roots, herbs, and flowers, both for the use of the kitchin garden, and a garden of pleasure, with the ri…

From Roger Middleton



London, printed for Tho. Burrel, at the Golden Ball under St. Dunstans Church in Fleetstreet, and Will. Hensman, at the Kings Head in Westminster Hall, 1677.. The I.Treateth of the Excellency, Scituation, Soil, Form, Walks, Arbours, Springs, Fountains, …

From Roger Middleton


Fructologie, ou Description des arbres fruitiers ainsi que des fruits que l'on plante et qu'on cultive ordinairement dans les jardins . . . [bound with] Pomologie, ou description des meilleures sortes de pommes et de poires, Que l'on estime & cultive le plus, soit aux Pais-Bas, soit en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre, &c by KNOOP, Johann Hermann (c.1706-1769)

Amsterdam: Chez M. Magérus, Libraire, 1771. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. Rare French Edition of the first compendium of fruit arboriculture with 39 folding copper-engraved plates in fine contemporary hand coloring. Two foolscap-folio volumes bo…

From Fine Editions Ltd


THE COUNTRY-MANS RECREATION, or the Art of Planting, Grassing, and Gardening in Three Books. by BARKER, Thomas.:

The first declaring divers waies of Planting, and Graffing, and the best times of the year, with divers commodities and secrets herein, how to set or Plant with the Root, and without the Root; to sow or set Pepins or Curnels, with the ordering thereof, al…

From Roger Middleton


POMONA HEREFORDIENSIS, containing coloured engravings of OLD CIDER and PERRY FRUITS of Herefordshire. With such New Fruits as have been found to possess superior excellence. by KNIGHT, Thomas Andrew. President of the Horticultural Society of London.:

London, Printed for the Agricultural Society of Herefordshire, by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by W. Hooker, 1811.. Accompanied with a Descriptive Account of each Variety. FIRST EDITION 1811. 4to, approximately 310 x 240 mm, 12 x 9½ inches, 30 fine hand …

From Roger Middleton


Cistineae the natural Order of Cistus, or Rock-Rose; illustrated by coloured Figures & Descriptions of all the distinct Species, and the most prominent Varieties, that could be at present procured in the Gardens of Great Britain; with the best Directi... by SWEET, ROBERT - ROSES

1825. London, James Ridgway, 1825-1830. Royal 8vo. Contemporary green hmorocco. A few minor scratches. Topedge gilt. XX,(224),(3) pp. (Leaves numb. 1-124 + Alphabetical Index). With all 112 engraved plates in beautifull handcolouring. (Plates by J. Har…

From Herman H. J. Lynge & Son


Les Jardins Anglo-Chinois. (Cahiers I - IV) with extra plate by Le Rouge, Georges Louis

Paris: Chez le Rouge, 1776. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Four volumes. No date ( c. 1770's ). 1st ed. Oblong elephant folio ( 17.5 inches ). Modern burgundy cloth and end papers with simple gilt title on spines. C…

From Frey Fine Books


THE COMPLEAT GARDENER, or Directions for Cultivating and Right Ordering of FRUIT GARDENS and KITCHEN GARDENS; by LA QUINTINYE [LA QUINTINIE], Jean de.:

London, printed for Matthew Gillyflower, at the Spread Eagle in Westminster-Hall, and James Partridge, at the Posthouse at Charing-Cross, M DC XC III. [1693].. With Divers REFLECTIONS on several Parts of HUSBANDRY. In Six BOOKS. By the Famous Monsr. De L…

From Roger Middleton


THE ENGLISH HUSBANDMAN, drawne into two bookes, and each booke into two parts. by MARKHAM, Gervase, 1568?-1637.:

London, printed for Henry Taunton, and to sold at his shop in Saint Dunstans Church Yard in Fleet street,1635.. THE ENGLISH HUSBANDMAN The first part contayning the knowledge of husbandly duties, the nature of all sorts of soiles within this kingdome, t…

From Roger Middleton


Instruction pour les jardins fruitiers et potagers: plus un traité des Orangers et des reflexions sur l'Agriculture; avec une instruction pour la Culture del fleurs by QUINTINYE [Quintinie], [Jean] de la (1626-1688)

A Paris: Chez Charles Osmont, ruë Saint Jacques, à l'Ecu de France, 1716. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Fine. New, revised and enlarged edition (Augmentée de la Culture des Melons, de la maniere de taillerles Arbres Friutiers, d'in Dictionnaire des terme…

From Fine Editions Ltd


THE FRENCH GARDINER, instructing how to cultivate all sorts of FRUIT-TREES, and HERBS for the GARDEN, together with directions to dry and conserve them in their natural, an accomplished piece. by BONNEFONS, Nicolas de, JOHN ROSE and JOHN EVELYN ON WINE.:

London, printed by T.R. & N.T. for B. Tooke, and are to be sold at the Ship in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1675.. Written originally in French, and now translated into English by JOHN EVELYN, Esq; Fellow of the Royal Society. Edition illustrated with sculptur…

From Roger Middleton


THE HUSBANDMAN and TRADESMAN GARDENING CALENDAR, with directions to manage the kitchen, fruit, and flower garden, through the year. by FALLOWFIELD, John.:

Preston, printed at Walkers Office, 1791.. Title continued: Addapted for the North of England. To which is added, instructions for the ORDERING of BEES, According to the latest, and most improved Methods. By John Fallowfield, of Southernby, in the Parish…

From Roger Middleton


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