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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    Stock ID: 19795
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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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  • Derek Jarman's Garden. With photographs by Howard Sooley. by JARMAN Derek
    JARMAN Derek
    Derek Jarman's Garden. With photographs by Howard Sooley.

    London: Thames and Hudson (1995) 2006 reprint

    144pp with 150 illustrations, 90 in colour. Small 4to in cloth. Very good copy in similar d/w. Evocative photo-study of the garden that Jarman created in the bleak landscape of Dungeness, Kent. The last book Jarman wrote, photographed by his friend, this volume records the development of the garden in all seasons. From the collection of Bruce Wannell with his bookplate, [designed by Mark Hearld]. Loosely inserted pamphlet relating to Jarman exhibition of 2008 held at the Tate.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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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    Stock ID: 20671
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  • Hope's Leadwork for the Garden by HENRY HOPE AND CO LTD
    HENRY HOPE AND CO LTD
    Hope's Leadwork for the Garden

    Jamestown New York Published by the firm 1932

    Catalogue no 20 May 1932.58 + [2]pp 8vo. Stiff card wrappers with paste down label. Loosely inserted letter of 1938 announcing discontinuation of making lead statuary. Well known British firm for leadwork who exported then established offices in New York, Montreal etc. Catalogue printed at the Kynoch Press, Birmingham England. Photo images illustrate jardinieres, sundials, statuary etc. Photo images also show the use of their products in English gardens with an emphasis on the arts and crafts tradition in the gardens illustrated.

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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.

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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.

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  • [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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  • (STOWE) CLARK George B (notes)
    Stowe Gardens in Buckinghamshire: laid out by Mr Bridgeman, delineated in a large plan, and fifteen perspective views. Drawn on the spot by Mons. Rigaud, now reprinted. To which is added an account of the original publication and descriptive notes to each view by George B. Clarke.

    London B W Publications Ltd 1987

    Large folio (620x450mm). 16 engraved plates after Rigaud, of which 4 are double page, original calf backed spine, gilt lettered. Marbled slip case. Slip case split along one edge and rather worn but the book itself is very good indeed. Limited to 450 copies. This is numbered F. This is the facsimile of the wonderful illustrations of Stowe by Rigaud to which is added descriptive notes by George Clark, a key authority on the Stowe landscape. Bookplate of Colin Amery.

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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.

    Stock ID: 20295
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  • LAIRD Mark
    The Flowering of the Landscape Garden: English Pleasure Grounds, 1720-1800

    University of Pennsylvania Press 1999

    448pp with 66 colour and 228 b/w illustrations. New copy. This is a study of the colourful flowers and blossoming shrubs which adorned the Georgian landscape garden. It focuses on the historical reconstruction of the formal and horticultural characteristics of shrubberies and flowerbeds, but also discusses the transmission of planting lore, and interaction between landscape designer, client, nurseryman, land agent, and gardener in modifying and transforming the geometric layouts of previous generations. Laird offers readers a wealth of visual and literary materials—from contemporary paintings, engravings, poetry, essays, and letters to more prosaic household accounts and nursery bills—to revolutionize our understanding of the English landscape garden as a powerful cultural expression.

    Stock ID: 17540
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  • 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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