Gardens

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  • A New Orchard and Garden. Or The Best Way for Planting Graffing and to make Ground Good etc with the Country House-wife Garden for Herbs etc and The Husbandary of Bees. by LAWSON [William]
    LAWSON [William]
    A New Orchard and Garden. Or The Best Way for Planting Graffing and to make Ground Good etc with the Country House-wife Garden for Herbs etc and The Husbandary of Bees.

    London:Cresset Press 1927

    xxvi, 116pp with 20 woodcut illustrations. Boards slightly worn at edges and on spine, otherwise vg. No 67 of 650 copies of this lovely facsimile edition of a classic text by a 16th century Yorkshire gardener. With a preface by Eleanor Sinclair Rohde. Printed in Monotype Cochin.

    Stock ID: 12485
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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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  • (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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ABELING, James A.
    The History of Roche Abbey: From its Foundation to its Dissolution

    Worksop Robert White, Park Street 1870

    xxiv + 201pp + 15 b/w and colour plates, including frontispiece. List of subscribers. Edges of leaves coloured red. Pasted plate with engraving of Roche Abbey attached to end paper. Loose inserts including the original order form for the works published by Robert White, an independent plate engraving showing Roche Abbey (dated 1785) and a photographic postcard dating from c. 1900, also depicting the abbey. Red cloth boards with black inlaid design and gilt lettering, continued on spine. 4to. Vg., with some signs of ageing on edges of boards. Comprehensive study of the history and architecture of Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Text gives detailed accounts of the various abbots associated with the site,…

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    Worksop Robert White, Park Street 1870

    xxiv + 201pp + 15 b/w and colour plates, including frontispiece. List of subscribers. Edges of leaves coloured red. Pasted plate with engraving of Roche Abbey attached to end paper. Loose inserts including the original order form for the works published by Robert White, an independent plate engraving showing Roche Abbey (dated 1785) and a photographic postcard dating from c. 1900, also depicting the abbey. Red cloth boards with black inlaid design and gilt lettering, continued on spine. 4to. Vg., with some signs of ageing on edges of boards. Comprehensive study of the history and architecture of Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Text gives detailed accounts of the various abbots associated with the site, organised chronologically and including Darandus (1147-1159), Reginald (1223-1238) and John Gray (1465-1479). Also featured are chapters on the dissolution and the possessions of the abbey. Text is accompanied by beautifully engraved plates detailing the architectural design of the complex, runic inscriptions found there, as well as prospect views and a comprehensive contemporary map of the site. Included towards the rear of the volume is an account of the flora at Roche Abbey, involving an extensive catalogue of plants and flowers. Significantly, the author also includes an account of the work done to the site under the design and supervision of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in 1776. Abeling quotes an entry from Gilpin, relating to the site, and also describes Brown's working methods, noting how "Mr. Brown...has committed such havoc in the way of pulling down and covering up, that nothing less than an extensive disinterment can enable us to discover how much of the ruins of Roche remain underground."

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    Stock ID: 17555
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  • The Pleasure Garden by SCOTT-JAMES, Anne {author} LANCASTER, Osbert {illustrator}
    SCOTT-JAMES, Anne {author} LANCASTER, Osbert {illustrator}
    The Pleasure Garden An Illustrated history of British gardening

    John Murray 1977

    128pp illustrated with b/w plates. Extra illustration in front of half title. Limited to 75 copies, all signed by the author and illustrator. Marbled boards, gilt lettered spine in matching slip case. Edge of slip case a little rubbed else very good copy.

    Stock ID: 20355
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