Gardens

  • An Essay on the Making of Gardens by [ JOHN PIPER ILLUSTRATED ] SITWELL Sir George
    [ JOHN PIPER ILLUSTRATED ] SITWELL Sir George
    An Essay on the Making of Gardens

    Dropmore Press Edition 1949

    Limited edition no 599 decorations by John Piper. Very good copy with very good dust wrapper although this is slightly faded on the spine. Introduction by Osbert Sitwell. Best illustrated edition. Hard to find in this condition. Originally published by J. Murray in 1909 when Sitwell described the design of Italian gardens, this edition illustrated with three single-page and three double-page colour illustrations by John Piper.

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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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  • STROUD Dorothy
    Capability Brown

    Country Life Ltd (1950) 1957

    Revised edition. 228pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills showing Brown's style. 4to. Fair copy. D/w torn on top reverse and some foxing on the cloth boards. assessment of Brown's life and work including a list of properties where Brown was involved with design. Previous ownersl bookplate on front pastedown.

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  • TIPPING, Avary H.
    English Gardens

    London Country Life

    lxiv, 375pp illustrated with 521 photogravure plates. Folio. Original publisher's cloth backed green buckram boards, lettered gilt on spine and on front cover .. All edges gilt. Marbled end papers. Spine slightly faded, slight rubbing at head and base of spine else very good. Discusses, fifty two important gardens including Abbotswood, Warley Place, Munstead Wood, Gravetye, Bodnant, Chequers, Hestercombe, Iford, Powis and many more.

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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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  • JEKYLL, Gerturde.
    Flower Decoration in the House

    London Country Life 1907

    xi +98pp + c10pp catalogue of Country Life Publications. Illustrated with b/w photogravure plates showing flower and fruit arrangements. 8vo. Blue cloth, discoloured on edge of front board, with gilt titles. Loosely inserted invoice form 1958 identifying the bookseller as H V Day of Dorcheser with his ticket on front paste down and ex libri of David erald Francis Hinge.

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  • CROWE Sylvia, (text) BROOKES John (illustrations)
    Forestry in the Landscape

    HMSO Forestry Commission (1966) 2nd impression 1967

    Booklet no 18. 31pp illus with b/w plates. 4to. Wrappers with colour air view of forestry in the Dunkeld area. Drawings by John Brookes. Call for intergrating and harmonising tree planting into upland landscapes with design ideas to achieve this.

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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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  • 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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  • Gardening in Britain by HADFIELD, Miles.
    HADFIELD, Miles.
    Gardening in Britain

    London Hutchinson 1960

    482, [2]; 32 plates showing 48 mostly photographic illustrations, several other illustrations in the text. 8vo. Very good with very good dust wrapper designed by William McLaren. Exceptionally nice copy with lovely decorated dust wrapper. Ownership plate on front paste down. Decorated end papers which are plans of gardens.

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  • YOSHIDA
    Gardens of Japan

    London The Architectural Press 1957

    188 pp with over 100 b&w photographs and drawings. 4to. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper with closed tear on verso of dust wrapper. Translated from the German Marcus G. Sims. Ex libri David, Gerald Francis Hinge. With plans and photos of gardens and tea-house/gardens in several locations in Japan: houses, palaces, parks, temples, etc. Useful source for design and character of the Japanese gardens.

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  • [REPTON George]
    George Repton s Pavilion Notebook: A Catalogue Raisonné.

    Aldershot, Scolar Press, 1993

    Oblong small quarto, 290 x 210 mm. 186 pages, 179 illustrations. Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. George Repton (1786-1858) served as assistant to John Nash. Forth son of Humphry Repton. As well as working with Nash. He also assisted his father. For instance, he assisted his father and brother in the plans for the Royal Pavilion at Brighton.

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  • Gertrude Jekyll: by [JEKYLL] TOOLEY, Michael. [edited by]
    [JEKYLL] TOOLEY, Michael. [edited by]
    Gertrude Jekyll: Artist, Gardener Craftswoman: A collection of essays to mark the 50th Anniversary of her death

    Witton le Wear, Durham Michaelmus Books 1984

    158pp illustrated in b/w. Decorated end paper. 4to. This copy is in mint, unmarked condition bound in black cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. Limited edition. This copy is number 4. Compliments slip from Michael Tooley laid in with a couple of other small inserts. Armourial bookplate on front end paper. David Hinge's copy.

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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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  • Jardins Modernes à l'Exposition Internationale de 1937 by GREBER, Jacques
    GREBER, Jacques
    Jardins Modernes à l'Exposition Internationale de 1937

    Paris Charles Moreau 1937

    4pp text and 48 photographic plates which are heliotypes. Loose leaf portfolio with ribbon ties. Portfolio a little worn and dusty but good and the photographs inside are fabulous. Designers given. Introduction by Jacques Gréber,: Works illustrated include projects by Guyon, Despres, Prou, Subes, Tournon, Barsacq, Lardat, Fissore Laprade et BazinDuiliu, Gyorgyi, Jasson, Moser Barot amongst others Focuses on modernist private and public gardens.

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  • Modern Gardens by SHEPHEARD Peter
    SHEPHEARD Peter
    Modern Gardens

    London The Architectural Press 1953

    144p ills with 291 b/w plates. 4to. Bright copy in slightly worn dust wrapper that has a one inch chip missing form head of spine and slight foxing on front end paper. First edition. Important book on mid 20th century garden design by this key practitioner involved with the Festival Gardens at the South Bank and Battersea which are featured alongside works of Tunnard, Burle Marx, Koch and others. Scarce. Ownership label of David Gerald Francis Hinge on frong paste down.

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  • SITWELL Sir George
    On the Making of Gardens

    London Gerald Duckworth & Co. [1909, 1949, May 1951], August 1951

    +xix, 78 pp. 16 b/w plates. Small 8vo. Green cloth boards, slightly bumped at spine edges, in dust wrapper with protective sleeve. Front end paper has scattered foxing else good copy. Bookplate of David Gerald Francis Hinge. Reprint of Sitwell's classic text. Introduction by Sir Osbert Sitwell.

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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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  • Sutton's at Reading by [SUTTON'S SEEDS]
    [SUTTON'S SEEDS]
    Sutton's at Reading

    Colchester and London Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co nd c 1921

    9th edition. 110pp illustrated with b/w plates. 8vo. Wrappers with chromolithographic, colour plate of the gardens on the upper wrapper. Good copy. Centre fold shows further images of the nursery gardens, the remaining illustrations in back and white show the plants grown and documentary photographs of the processes of growing, their shops, show exhibits etc. A history of this firm founded in 1806.

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  • The Green Frog Service by RAEBURN. Michael, VORONIKHINA. Ludmila and NURNBERG. Andrew, (Editor)
    RAEBURN. Michael, VORONIKHINA. Ludmila and NURNBERG. Andrew, (Editor)
    The Green Frog Service

    London, Cacklegoose Press in association with the State Hermitage, St Petersburg 1995

    416 pages, 60 colour plates, approx. 1,350 illustrations in black-and-white. Cloth binding in laminated full-colour dust jacket. Numbered limited edition. number 537. Commissioned and produced in 1773-4 for Catherine the Great of Russia, the Service was destined for a 'palace' she was building in English Gothick style between St Petersburg and her summer residence at Tsarskoe Selo. Surrounded by marshes, the palace was known as La Grenouillère, hence the device of a bright green frog that appears on every piece of the Service. The Empress particularly asked for views of landscape gardens, and many of the finest gardens in Britain are depicted, together with a great array…

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    London, Cacklegoose Press in association with the State Hermitage, St Petersburg 1995

    416 pages, 60 colour plates, approx. 1,350 illustrations in black-and-white. Cloth binding in laminated full-colour dust jacket. Numbered limited edition. number 537. Commissioned and produced in 1773-4 for Catherine the Great of Russia, the Service was destined for a 'palace' she was building in English Gothick style between St Petersburg and her summer residence at Tsarskoe Selo. Surrounded by marshes, the palace was known as La Grenouillère, hence the device of a bright green frog that appears on every piece of the Service. The Empress particularly asked for views of landscape gardens, and many of the finest gardens in Britain are depicted, together with a great array of 'Antiquities' – ruined castles and abbeys, old manor houses, Cornish dolmens – as well as romantic landscapes, views on the Thames at London and even early industrial sites. This commemorative book, which was published in 1995 to mark the 200th anniversary of Wedgwood's. It presents for the first time the entire Service in colour and monochrome plates, with over 350 large detailed illustrations, 60 colour plates and more than 1,000 reference illustrations, with entries on each of the places depicted. It also includes essays on the making and decorating of the Service, the remarkable history of its survival in Russia, and on Catherine the Great's passion for things English. . Amongst landscapes and country houses featured are Stowe, Blenheim and Alnwick Castle for instance.

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    Stock ID: 20922
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