Gardens

  • A Cataogue of Garden Ornament in Terra-Cotta by MANIFATTURA DI SIGNA
    MANIFATTURA DI SIGNA
    A Cataogue of Garden Ornament in Terra-Cotta Being a selection of vases, pedestals, tazzae, giardinier, fountains, statuary etc. made by the Manfattura di Singa17 Mount Street London, Via Cecchietti, Florence and Via Del Babuino Rome.

    London 17 Mount Street W. nd c1910

    26pp illustrated with b/w plates of various designed garden ornaments. 5pp introductory text. The remainder illustrates various terra cottas but refers to a much larger catalogue available with over 1000 examples. Last page is a list of clients supplied - mostly gentry. Manifattura di Signa, founded in Signa (Florence), in 1895 by Camillo Bondi. The factory catered to the tastes of those wanting reproductions of sculptural and decorative masterpieces from Etruscan to Greek statuary; from Roman to Renaissance; from Moorish vases to contemporary Liberty creations. Inner wrapper has pencil notes on prices of some pieces. Title page a little dusty else very good. Decorated wrappers, stitched.

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  • An Essay upon Gardening: by STEELE, Richard.
    STEELE, Richard.
    An Essay upon Gardening: containing a catalogue of exotic plants for the stoves and green-houses of the British gardens: the best method of planting the hot-house vine; with directions for obtaining and preparing proper earths and compositions, to preserve tender exotics observations on the history of gardening, and a contrast of the ancient with the modern taste

    York for the author by G Peacock..., J. Robson ..., T. and J. Egerton ..., J. Johnson ..., and J. Todd 1793

    xxii, [ii], [i], 102 [2] 3 plates folded with descriptive letter press. 4to 270x210mm. Rebound in half calf by designer binder Chrisopher Shaw. Gilt lettering, red label, marbled boards. [Henrey 1384] Written by Steele, noted as late of Thirsk, but now of Sionhill, (near Thirsk) in the County of York. Subscription volume with 275 subscribers and dedicated to Henry Duncombe of Duncombe Park. The illustrations at the end are by William Atikinson of York who took over the architectural practice of John Carr. The lists of plants suggest that Steele may have been a nurseryman as well…

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    York for the author by G Peacock..., J. Robson ..., T. and J. Egerton ..., J. Johnson ..., and J. Todd 1793

    xxii, [ii], [i], 102 [2] 3 plates folded with descriptive letter press. 4to 270x210mm. Rebound in half calf by designer binder Chrisopher Shaw. Gilt lettering, red label, marbled boards. [Henrey 1384] Written by Steele, noted as late of Thirsk, but now of Sionhill, (near Thirsk) in the County of York. Subscription volume with 275 subscribers and dedicated to Henry Duncombe of Duncombe Park. The illustrations at the end are by William Atikinson of York who took over the architectural practice of John Carr. The lists of plants suggest that Steele may have been a nurseryman as well as a gardener. Sion Hill is now known as a house designed by the architect Walter Brierley at Kirby Wiske. Sion Hill was also known Kirby Lodge at the end of the 18th century. The book was reviewed in the Monthly Review 1793. vol XI "Mr Steele has prepared for his brethren two full catalogues of exotics, the one of abiding plants, the other of annuals & perennials.... we think however that his subjects might have been more connected, had he thrown the whole matter into the form of a dictionary". On the other hand this book is a wonderful catalogue improved by the green house designs illustrated. From the Rothamsted collection.

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  • Bowls Bowling Greens and Bowl Playing by AYERS Edward T.,
    AYERS Edward T.,
    Bowls Bowling Greens and Bowl Playing

    London Jarrold and Sons 1894 2nd edition

    134pp + [10]pp period ads. 8vo. Pictorial cloth showing bowling game in progress. Includes material on the history of the game, the English game and anecdotal information about bowls as a sport as well as details of bowling green layout mostly in an appendix which discusses maintenance of the greens.

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  • Suppliers represented by these cards are: 1. Buckeye Lawn Mowers, Springfield, Ohio 2. Philadelphia Lawn Mowers, 3. Scranton & Wetmore Rochester N.Y. 4. Gregg & Co, Trumansburg N.Y. 5.Macomber, Below & Down, Boston Mass. 6. P Kroener & Son, Red Bank N. J. 7. Hendrickson, Applegate & Condor, Red Bank N.J. 8. Flinn & Breneman, Lancaster Pa. 9. Wm H. Earle, Agricultural Implements etc. Worcester Mass., 10. Clark & Lang, Waverly N.Y. 11. W W Conde, Watertown N.Y. 12. The Archimedian Lawn Mower 13, The Thomas M F G Company Springfield Ohio, 14 Chadborn & Coldwell, MFG Co, Newburgh N.Y.
    Collection of fourteen trade cards advertising lawn mowers by LAWN MOWERS - TRADE CARDS
    LAWN MOWERS - TRADE CARDS
    Collection of fourteen trade cards advertising lawn mowers

    USA various 1880-1900

    Fascinating collection of American trade cards. Various manufacturers. All but two in colour (chromolithographs). Some fold-outs. Most with printed prices on the rear. Various sizes: from 165mm x 165mm to 145mm x 85mm., All illustrate lawn mowers for domestic gardens with cutting in progress. Most of the illustrations show either women or children mowing the lawns suggesting this was considered an appropriate occupation for them. Some of the cards advertise junior models for children to use. Mechanical mowing became possible early in the 19th century by an English engineer named Edwin Budding. The first USA mowers were designed in 1870, by Elwood McGuire of Richmond, Indiana and by the mid 1880s they were a major export…

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    USA various 1880-1900

    Fascinating collection of American trade cards. Various manufacturers. All but two in colour (chromolithographs). Some fold-outs. Most with printed prices on the rear. Various sizes: from 165mm x 165mm to 145mm x 85mm., All illustrate lawn mowers for domestic gardens with cutting in progress. Most of the illustrations show either women or children mowing the lawns suggesting this was considered an appropriate occupation for them. Some of the cards advertise junior models for children to use. Mechanical mowing became possible early in the 19th century by an English engineer named Edwin Budding. The first USA mowers were designed in 1870, by Elwood McGuire of Richmond, Indiana and by the mid 1880s they were a major export with many other manufacturers entering the field of production. The cards represent suppliers' advertising. One card has a tear to one corner and another has been badly folded else a good collection. Ancient reisdual glue marks on one or two where they may have been mounted.

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  • Creating Period Gardens by BANKS Elizabeth
    BANKS Elizabeth
    Creating Period Gardens

    Oxford, Phaidon 1991

    240pp with 100s of colour and b/w photographs and plans. Cloth vg in d/w with slightly torn in four places. Generously illustrated guide to creating a garden that invokes the particular styles, colours, smells and planting patterns of the past, from 1500 to the mid twentieth century.

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  • English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750. by HUSSEY, C.
    HUSSEY, C.
    English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750.

    Country Life, 1967.

    174pp, 246 b/w illustrations, 11 diagrams. 285 x 225mm. good copy. No dust wrapper. A classic text illustrating the principal gardens and garden architecture of country houses during the first half of the eighteenth century. Individual gardens and landscapes are documented with photographs and line illustrations.

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  • MALLINS Edward
    English Landscaping and Literature 1660-1840

    Oxford University Press 1966

    186pp illus with 20 b/w plates. Vg in very good dust wrapper. On the influences of literature and art on the formation of the English landscape garden and its design. Skilful analysis of the interplay of philosophy, literature and art in relation to landscape gardening.

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  • SEDDING J D(ando):(1838-91)
    Garden Craft Old and New With a memorial notice by Rev E F Russell

    London Kegan Trench Trübner & Co., Ltd . 1891

    xxvi + 211pp illustrated with b/w plates. Original gilt lettered cloth .Cloth slightly faded, a little worn at head and base fo spine else a good copy of a hard to find text. The book was published in 1891 soon after Sedding's death. Another edition in was published in 1895. Sedding was an Arts and Crafts movement Architect and member of the Art Worker's Guild. His book reveals his preferences for the formal style of gardening. It discusses the wild garden preferred by Robinson and outlines his more formal style and shows his love of topiary and clipped hedges. One of the few contemporary arts and crafts movement garden texts.…

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    London Kegan Trench Trübner & Co., Ltd . 1891

    xxvi + 211pp illustrated with b/w plates. Original gilt lettered cloth .Cloth slightly faded, a little worn at head and base fo spine else a good copy of a hard to find text. The book was published in 1891 soon after Sedding's death. Another edition in was published in 1895. Sedding was an Arts and Crafts movement Architect and member of the Art Worker's Guild. His book reveals his preferences for the formal style of gardening. It discusses the wild garden preferred by Robinson and outlines his more formal style and shows his love of topiary and clipped hedges. One of the few contemporary arts and crafts movement garden texts. With Colin Amery bookplate on front paste down.

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    Stock ID: 21164
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  • JEKYLL, Gertrude and HUSSEY, Christopher.
    Garden Ornament (1918)

    London Country Life 1927

    Second edition, x, 438pp. Illustrated with photographs. Folio. Original green cloth, backed boards. Both text and illustrations were extensively revised from the first edition. Illustrates all kinds of garden ornaments including wood and iron gates, steps, balustrades, urns, vases, courts, paved ways, seats, loggias, orangeries, dovecotes, parterres, sundials, topiary, pergolas, treillage, canals, ponds, water gardens, bridges, fountains. Superb photographs showing these elements in garden settings. Considered to be the best edition.

    Stock ID: 19609
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  • Garden Suggestions by WILLIAM WOOD & Son Ltd.,
    WILLIAM WOOD & Son Ltd.,
    Garden Suggestions

    Taplow, Buckinghamshire Wm Wood & Son Ltd. nd c1928

    12pp, illustrated with b/w plates. Long 4to. Lettered wrappers. Inside wrapper has a list of recent projects under the title "Achievements." Wm. Wood and Son was a well known firm of garden designers and contractors by Royal Appointment. Images in this catalogue focuses on small garden houses, some with thatched roofs, greenhouses with a centrefold showing some of their layouts with ponds, rockeries, pergolas etc. Lovely small item.

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  • Gardens in the Modern Landscape by TUNNARD, Christopher.
    TUNNARD, Christopher.
    Gardens in the Modern Landscape

    Architectural Press (1938)

    188pp illus with b/w plates and line ills. incl. designs by Gordon Cullen. Assessses the historical traditions in landscape design as an introduction to contemporary garden design. Really one of the only books to address modern movement garden design. First edition. Good with slightly worn dust wrapper.

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  • ROBINSON William
    Gravetye Manor or twenty years work round an old manor house Being an abstract from the Tree and Garden Book of Gravetye Manor Sussex kept by the owner Williams Robinson, well-known gardening author.

    John Murray 1911

    xii + (1) + 148 +(1)pp and c38 illustrations mainly sepia plates. Folio.Grey cloth backed boards, Gilt tiles. Corners slightly bumped. Attractive copy in good order. The definitive record of William Robinson's own house and garden. The manor became the home of this creative, innovative and revolutionary gardener in 1884. Robinson spent his remarkable life as a professional gardener and botanist, but made his fortune through writing about his experiences and ideas on horticulture which enabled him to acquire and develop Gravetye Manor which now is operated as a hotel.

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  • Guide illustré du cimetière du père Lachaise by MOIROUX. Jules,
    MOIROUX. Jules,
    Guide illustré du cimetière du père Lachaise

    Paris Published by the author No date c1920

    390 + (6)pp with 130 b/w photographic illustrations and a fold out plan pasted to inside of rear wrapper. 8vo. Decorated flimsy paper wrappers. Signed dedication copy from the author. Ex libris plate removed from the inner paste down of front wrapper. Wrapper a bit worn at spine and edges else good copy. Moiroux was the curator/conservator of Pere Lachaise. For all connoisseurs, the book is a must, highly sought after for its documentation and very precise classification of burials. There is also a folding map of Père-Lachaise, a history and a general itinerary. The first edition of the guide, by Moiroux, was issued in 1909 and was 128 pages. This…

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    Paris Published by the author No date c1920

    390 + (6)pp with 130 b/w photographic illustrations and a fold out plan pasted to inside of rear wrapper. 8vo. Decorated flimsy paper wrappers. Signed dedication copy from the author. Ex libris plate removed from the inner paste down of front wrapper. Wrapper a bit worn at spine and edges else good copy. Moiroux was the curator/conservator of Pere Lachaise. For all connoisseurs, the book is a must, highly sought after for its documentation and very precise classification of burials. There is also a folding map of Père-Lachaise, a history and a general itinerary. The first edition of the guide, by Moiroux, was issued in 1909 and was 128 pages. This edition was one of the later editions, the last of which was published in 1922. The edition of this version is not given but is not the 1922 edition where the imprint date is printed on upper wrapper. Earlier guides to Pere Lachaise were produced from the 1820s onwards.

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  • Home and Garden by JEKYLL, Gertrude
    JEKYLL, Gertrude
    Home and Garden Notes and thoughts, practical and critical of a worker in both

    London Longmans, Green and Co 1926

    Reissue. of the first edition of 1900. xv + 301pp with 53 illustrations from photographs by the author. 8vo. Decorated lettering in gilt on spine andupper board. Head and base of spine a little worn, corners and edges rubbed. Spine a little faded else good. Initially written after the favourable reception of Jekyll's first book, Wood and Garden. From the collection of Colin Amery with his bookplate

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  • Copyright, 1902 by Charles W. Eliot
    ELIOT, Charles
    Landscape Architect A Lover of Nature and of His Kind Who Trained Himself for a New Profession, Practised It Happily and Through It Wrought Much Good

    Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press 1924

    (i-ii)+frontispiece+(iii-xxiv)+(i)+1-770, includes several full page illustrations as well as in-text illustrations, an appendix and an index, previous owner name and address in front board, green boards with gilt lettering on front board and spine, maps of the Metropolitan District of Boston showing local public holdings of the Metropolitan Park Commission from 24 January 1893 and 1 July 1910 inserted in front and rear pockets. 8vo. Biography of the American landscape architect Charles Eliot (1859-1897) which includes Eliot's own writings. Dedication page: For the dear son who died in his bright prime from the father. A very good copy. Eliot was a devotee of the picturesque and travelled to Europe to observe first hand…

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    Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press 1924

    (i-ii)+frontispiece+(iii-xxiv)+(i)+1-770, includes several full page illustrations as well as in-text illustrations, an appendix and an index, previous owner name and address in front board, green boards with gilt lettering on front board and spine, maps of the Metropolitan District of Boston showing local public holdings of the Metropolitan Park Commission from 24 January 1893 and 1 July 1910 inserted in front and rear pockets. 8vo. Biography of the American landscape architect Charles Eliot (1859-1897) which includes Eliot's own writings. Dedication page: For the dear son who died in his bright prime from the father. A very good copy. Eliot was a devotee of the picturesque and travelled to Europe to observe first hand the works of Repton, Brown, Prince Puklau Muskau. In his short career he worked in his own right before joining the Olmsted practice. He died at 38. His major legacy is aguably the landscape of the Charles River in Boston.

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  • Nineteen Day's Sale at Stowe, Near Buckingham.The Freehold of the Historic Mansion & Estate [followed by] . The Contents pf the Mansion including the Supremely Valuable Collection of Heirloom Pictures, Tapestries and Historic Furniture. by (STOWE)
    (STOWE)
    Nineteen Day's Sale at Stowe, Near Buckingham.The Freehold of the Historic Mansion & Estate [followed by] . The Contents pf the Mansion including the Supremely Valuable Collection of Heirloom Pictures, Tapestries and Historic Furniture.

    Northampton, Jackson Stops, 1921

    232pp, 4 coloured plans - two folding, a location map and 56 plates. Folio. cloth spine, paper covers boards with mounted coat of arms. Some wear to edge, inner hinge cracked but generally this is a good copy. Catalogue number 1536 with ownership name of Lady Clayton in manuscript as owners name. The catalogue is preceded by a historical introduction to Stowe and its Owners. Of the full-page illustrations from photographs, approximately 15 are the mansion and garden buildings, the others are of pictures, statuary, room settings, etc. Useful images of the house, landscape and interiors.

    Stock ID: 17712
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  • LOUDON J.C.
    On the Layout, Planting and Managing of Cemeteries and on the improvement of Churchyards

    (1843) Ivelet Books 1981 New edition

    23pp + viii + 124pp illus with frontis of Loudon and line ills. Introduction by James Stevens Curl and incorporating the obituary of J.C. Ludon from the Gardeners Magazine 1843. Blind stamped grey cloth. As new.

    Stock ID: 11865
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  • Papieren Bleomen. by {PAPER FLOWERS} W & S BAVARIA
    {PAPER FLOWERS} W & S BAVARIA
    Papieren Bleomen. Sneeuwbal, Appelbloesem, Kersebloesem

    Bavaira W & S nd c1900

    Hundreds of die cut flower pieces in tissue paper together with pale green leaves, stamens and pistels, stems and wire. Housed in the original cardboard box with attractive colour pasted paper designs applied. Some wear to box lid which has been repaired on one side. Mild damp stain affecting the base. a few of the paper flowers have with threaded with wire but the majority are in the original condition. The paper flower represent cheery blossom, ball hydrangea and apple blossom. Paper flower making, throughout the 19th century, was a popular activity for girls and women. This set is housed in the original box. Uncommon survival of a lovely item.

    Stock ID: 20699
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  • Peter Shepheard [1913-2002] by [SHEPHEARD] DOWNS Annabel, [Editor]
    [SHEPHEARD] DOWNS Annabel, [Editor]
    Peter Shepheard [1913-2002]

    London Landscape Design Trust 2004

    159pp illustrated with b/w plates, colour plates and line drawings. Signed copy by Paul Shepheard son of the designer and one of the contributors to the book. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 19803
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  • Proceedings relative to Pearson's Park by ODE TO TO PLANTING OF THE FIRST TREE [PEARSON PARK] SMITH James, [collected, arranged and stereotyped by]
    ODE TO TO PLANTING OF THE FIRST TREE [PEARSON PARK] SMITH James, [collected, arranged and stereotyped by]
    Proceedings relative to Pearson's Park from its earliest commencements to the time of its free gift by Zachariah Charles Pearson Esquire Mayor to the People of Hull

    Yorkshire Printing and Publishing Company Limited 1860

    Portrait frontis, 48pp, original blue printed wrappers. Frontispiece has a small watermark on edge of portrait. Wrappers are a little dusty else very good. Report on the development of the park, opening ceremony etc. Pearson Park, originally known as the People's Park is park in the west of Kingston upon Hull, England. It is situated about 1 mile (1.5 km) north-west of the city centre of Hull with its main entrance on Beverley Road and its western boundary adjoining Princes Avenue. It was the first public park in Hull and was opened in 1862. The original park design was by J. C. Niven. The event associated with the publication of these proceedings,…

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    Yorkshire Printing and Publishing Company Limited 1860

    Portrait frontis, 48pp, original blue printed wrappers. Frontispiece has a small watermark on edge of portrait. Wrappers are a little dusty else very good. Report on the development of the park, opening ceremony etc. Pearson Park, originally known as the People's Park is park in the west of Kingston upon Hull, England. It is situated about 1 mile (1.5 km) north-west of the city centre of Hull with its main entrance on Beverley Road and its western boundary adjoining Princes Avenue. It was the first public park in Hull and was opened in 1862. The original park design was by J. C. Niven. The event associated with the publication of these proceedings, was organised by Enderby Jackson; a procession starting at Mansion House to the park took place, the whole train over 2 miles long. Zachariah Pearson then planted a tree, a Wellingtonia Gigantea. This edition comes with a single broad sheet which is The Prize Ode on the Occasion of the Planting of the First Tree by Z. C. Pearson in the Park..... Printed August 27th on the Park Ground by Temple's Steam Printing Machine. Not below the poem in hand writing noting "Prize given by the Printer". Poem by Charles Wightman.

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    Stock ID: 18816
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