Gardens

  • A dissertation on Oriental Gardening... to which is added, by CHAMBERS, Sir William (1726-1796); [and William MASON (1724-1797)]
    CHAMBERS, Sir William (1726-1796); [and William MASON (1724-1797)]
    A dissertation on Oriental Gardening... to which is added, an heroic epistle in answer to SirWilliam Chambers Knight...

    Dublin W Wilson 1773

    11th edition. First Dublin edition with small embossed stamp of F H Cripps Day 1906 to head of title and his signature on the Free end paper. 77pp, 8vo. Limp calf, gilt, a little worn, rebacked. Henry 549, Harris 117. This treatise was conceived as a response to the landscape gardening style of Capability Brown. It was first published in 1772 both in English and French and was especially influential on the Continent. Its publication invoked a response of a satiric and heroic epistle by Mason which is included here. Note in hand writing of Cripps Day listing publications by the same author and also on the front paste down stamp of the Rohamsted Experimental Station.

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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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  • ELLIOT Charles,
    Charles Eliot Landscape Architect : A Lover of Nature and of his Kind who Trained for a New Profession, Practised it Happily and Through it Wrought Much Good.

    Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin 1902

    xxiv +770 pages with many photographs, maps, diagrams, and illustrations, and includes 2 large fold out maps of Boston in front and rear pockets. Green gilt lettered cloth. Very good copy. Includes Eliot's letters and professional writings on landscape gardening and chapters on the Trustees of Public Reservations, the Metropolitan Park Commission, the Charles River, Revere Beach, landscape forestry &c.,

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  • Signed by the author MIGGE, Leberecht. [1881 -1935]
    Deutsche Binnen-Kolonisation

    Berlin-Friedenau Deutscher Kommunal-Verlag G.M.B.H 1926

    196pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Green decorated wrappers. Wrappers a little worn at the head of the spine. The book is a revision of an earlier and smaller text the author wrote in 1918. Migge trained in horticulture and was a landscape architect and author. His work revolved around the urban housing construction and urban planning through design of schemes influenced by the garden city movement of the early 20th century. He was particularly interested in the use of the garden space as an extension to the house and in making this a useable space. Projects included public parks, private gardens. He joined the German Werkbund and worked in collaboration, amongst…

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    Berlin-Friedenau Deutscher Kommunal-Verlag G.M.B.H 1926

    196pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. Green decorated wrappers. Wrappers a little worn at the head of the spine. The book is a revision of an earlier and smaller text the author wrote in 1918. Migge trained in horticulture and was a landscape architect and author. His work revolved around the urban housing construction and urban planning through design of schemes influenced by the garden city movement of the early 20th century. He was particularly interested in the use of the garden space as an extension to the house and in making this a useable space. Projects included public parks, private gardens. He joined the German Werkbund and worked in collaboration, amongst others with Ernest May and Bruno Taut and worked in Frankfurt on the Projekt Neues Frankfurt. Signed and dated by the author on the inside of the wrapper 28.8.26. Hard to find original edition of this book. The early chapters are a manifesto on the role of horticulture in city development thus in a way very upto date.

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  • (GLASGOW)
    Elder Park Govan: an account of the gift of the Elder Park and of the erection and unveiling of the Statue of John Elder

    Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons 1891 (for private circulation)

    (89) 206pp illustrated with photographs by T and R Annan and Sons. Map and line ills and chomo lithos also. Small 4to. Full red morocco, gilt lettered. Marbled end papers. Superb commemorative production for the opening of this park, gifted by the Elder family. Elder Park lies in the district of Govan, which is on the south bank of the River Clyde. The park was designed by John Honeyman in 1883-4 and opened in 1885. Originally Fairfield Farm, the park was donated by Isabella Elder in memory of her husband John Elder and his father David Elder. The park maintains its position as an important asset to the local…

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    Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons 1891 (for private circulation)

    (89) 206pp illustrated with photographs by T and R Annan and Sons. Map and line ills and chomo lithos also. Small 4to. Full red morocco, gilt lettered. Marbled end papers. Superb commemorative production for the opening of this park, gifted by the Elder family. Elder Park lies in the district of Govan, which is on the south bank of the River Clyde. The park was designed by John Honeyman in 1883-4 and opened in 1885. Originally Fairfield Farm, the park was donated by Isabella Elder in memory of her husband John Elder and his father David Elder. The park maintains its position as an important asset to the local community for a long time.

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    Stock ID: 19556
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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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  • Grapes for the Millions: by [GRAPES FOR THE MILLIONS]
    [GRAPES FOR THE MILLIONS]
    Grapes for the Millions:

    London nd c1880

    Nicely illustrated promotional leaflet for a small greenhouse for growing grapes through training vines horizontally along the ground. Details and illustrations on this easy to build scheme. Thorough instructions for grape growing in the vinery included. The concept of ground grown grapes dates back to at least the 18th century and the leaflet cites Visper who published in Bath on the subject in 1786. A similar vinery is illustrated in Nicholson's Dictionary of Gardening 1888. Later such vineries were called "curate's vineries", and as such are still in use at the RHS Gardens Wisley. The sole agent for the Wells' Vinery was Benjamin J Edwards, 25 Bishopgate Street, London. Other copies of this ephemeral publication not located.

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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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  • (REPTON)
    Humphry Repton's Red Book for Blaise Castle

    City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery nd 1980

    Facsimile of Blaise Red Book in black and white. Red wrappers. Long 4to. Very good indeed. With accompanying booklet on "Repton in Avon". c8pp.

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  • [LUSMDEN & SON]
    Lumsden & Sons Steam Boat Companion or Stranger's Guide to the Western Isles and HIghlands of Scotland including the voyage from London to Leith with an excursion through the North Of Ireland to the Giant's Causeway &c....

    Glasgow James Lumsden & Son, [1825, 1828 and 1831] 1831

    Third and improved edition. Fold out map as frontis, vii + 280 pages,4 tissue guarded leaves of plates + 2 further fold out maps. Tall 12mo, Gilt decorated calf. Top 5cm of spine missing. Binding cracked along with inner hinges. In pencil on end paper there are outline sketches in pencil of s landscapes including a sketch of Inveraray Castle and another of the Water of Douglas. One or two note in contemporary hands in ink of heights of mountains. Clearly a book used as a guide book as an accompaniment to a period tour as at the end of the book on one of the free end…

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    Glasgow James Lumsden & Son, [1825, 1828 and 1831] 1831

    Third and improved edition. Fold out map as frontis, vii + 280 pages,4 tissue guarded leaves of plates + 2 further fold out maps. Tall 12mo, Gilt decorated calf. Top 5cm of spine missing. Binding cracked along with inner hinges. In pencil on end paper there are outline sketches in pencil of s landscapes including a sketch of Inveraray Castle and another of the Water of Douglas. One or two note in contemporary hands in ink of heights of mountains. Clearly a book used as a guide book as an accompaniment to a period tour as at the end of the book on one of the free end papers is a list of hotels used on the trip. Bookplate of Gavin Stamp on front paste down.

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  • BROOKS, Chris
    Mortal Remains: The History and Present State of the Victorian and Edwardian Cemetery.

    Exeter, Wheaton 1989

    186pp with c.150 b/w plates. Cloth. Very good in similar d/w. This well-illustrated study deals with the development of the cemetery from the eighteenth century, as well as issues concerning the conservation and management of cemeteries today. Also contains a useful gazetteer. With bookplate of Gavin Stamp and his signature on the front end paper. Loosely inserted book reviews clipped from newspapers and a compliments slip from Private Eye with a note from the editor concerning photographs for the book.

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  • Mrs. J. Humphrey, Florist by [Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia]
    [Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia]
    Mrs. J. Humphrey, Florist

    Elmira , N.Y 1876

    An advertising trade card 133 x 86mm. Depicting the main building of the 1876 International Exhibition held in Philadelphia, with the name and address of Mrs. J. Humphrey, Florist across the top of the image. The reverse promotes Mrs J. Humphrey as well as other 'leading and reliable business houses of Elmira, N.Y.'. Like other fairs the Centennial Exhibition largely concerned up to date industrial products but also concerned itself with material culture and domestic economy. Although Horticultural Hall was the smallest of the buildings, it contained the world's largest conservatory at that time. The building was praised for its Moorish architectural design, with blue marble entrance steps, and reflecting pool outside. Its interior and…

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    Elmira , N.Y 1876

    An advertising trade card 133 x 86mm. Depicting the main building of the 1876 International Exhibition held in Philadelphia, with the name and address of Mrs. J. Humphrey, Florist across the top of the image. The reverse promotes Mrs J. Humphrey as well as other 'leading and reliable business houses of Elmira, N.Y.'. Like other fairs the Centennial Exhibition largely concerned up to date industrial products but also concerned itself with material culture and domestic economy. Although Horticultural Hall was the smallest of the buildings, it contained the world's largest conservatory at that time. The building was praised for its Moorish architectural design, with blue marble entrance steps, and reflecting pool outside. Its interior and exterior galleries, terraces, and gardens displayed thousands of brilliant and exotic flowers and plants from around the world. Lectures on horticulture were given every Saturday. Mrs Humphrey was an exhibitor.

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  • Parks of Culture and Rest in the Soviet Union by IVANOVA K. [ Director of Gorky Central Park ]
    IVANOVA K. [ Director of Gorky Central Park ]
    Parks of Culture and Rest in the Soviet Union

    Moscow Foreign Languages Publishing House 1939

    27pp illustrated with 4 full page b/w plates. 16mo. Lettered wrappers. Slightly rusted at staples else good. Text on the design and facilities of Gorky Park, Moscow, and with a short note on the range of other parks in the Capital and plans for parks beyond. Fascinating insight as it reveals the values of provision spanning culture, education and recreation.

    Stock ID: 20348
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  • (PAXTON) MARKHAM, Violet.
    Paxton and the Bachelor Duke

    London Hodder and Stoughton 1935

    350pp illustrated with b/w plates and line drawings. 8vo cloth a little worn at the head and base of the spine. Two pencil ownership inscriptions to the fep. Still one of the most comprehensive studies of Joseph Paxton. Ex Libris Gavin Stamp, with his bookplate and signature.

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  • Sutton's Amateur's Guide in Horticulture for 1891 by SUTTON SEEDS
    SUTTON SEEDS
    Sutton's Amateur's Guide in Horticulture for 1891

    Reading Sutton & Son Seedsmen by special warrants to Her Majesty the Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales 1891

    111pp illustrated with 5 full page tissue guarded colour plates and b/w line ills in the text of plants. 4to. Golden chromolithographic wrappers which form the background to vibrant colourful anemones. Chipped at spine. Prices noted and there is a section on tools etc. Beautiful catalogue. Hard to find in this condition.

    Stock ID: 20292
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  • SUTTON SEEDS
    Sutton's Amateur's Guide in Horticulture for 1907

    Reading Sutton & Son Seedsmen by special warrants to Her Majesty the Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales 1907

    188pp illustrated with b/w line ills in the text of plants. 4to. Brown card wrappers with royal warrant in gold on upper wrapper Prices noted and there is a section on tools etc. Very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20293
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  • SUTTON SEEDS
    Sutton's Amateur's Guide in Horticulture for 1910

    Reading Sutton & Son Seesmen by special warrants to Her Majesty the Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales 1910

    111pp illustrated with 3 full page colour plates and b/w photographs of the produce, Sutton's grounds and events they attended 4to. Rexene covered wrappers with royal warrant on upper cover in gold Prices noted throughout. Superb realist photography enhances this catalogue. Loosely inserted testimonial and promotional letter to customers at the front.

    Stock ID: 20297
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  • SUTTON SEEDS
    Sutton's at Reading

    Reading Sutton and Sons nd c1940

    Undated all colour booklet illustrating the flowers available from the firm. First image is the gardens at Longford Castle. 8vo. Lettered wrappers which have central oval cut out revealing the image below of Longford Castle Gardens. Promotional material for the firm. Ephemeral and very attractive.

    Stock ID: 20294
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  • [SUTTON'S SEEDS]
    Sutton's at Reading

    Colchester and London Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co nd c 1910

    4th edition. 98 + xiiipp illustrated with b/w plates. 8vo. Wrappers with chromolithographic, colour plates of the gardens on the upper wrapper and lower wrappers. Good copy but spine chipped. 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, packaging rooms and mail rooms [ very early mail order] show exhibits etc. A history of this firm founded in 1806. Very useful item.

    Stock ID: 20296
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