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 on the Making of Gardens by SITWELL Sir George
    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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    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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  • (HMSO) MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
    Caravan Parks: Location, Layout, Landscape

    London HMSO 1963 (1962)

    52 pp. B/w photographs and diagrams throughout. Decorated card wrappers. Vg. Deals with location, landscape, treatment, layout and equipment in planning and developing caravan parks. Demonstrates how good results can be achieved to help those responsible for caravan parks to find suitable solutions for themselves. Topics covered include 'Factors in Site Selection', 'Location of Holiday Sites', 'Services', 'Water Supply' and 'Toilet Facilities'.

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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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    Stock ID: 20875
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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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  • 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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  • Flower and Fruit Decoration: With Some Remarks on the Treatment of Town Gardens, Terraces, &c; And With Many Illustrations of Colour and Contrast Applicable to both Subjects by MARCH T.C.
    MARCH T.C.
    Flower and Fruit Decoration: With Some Remarks on the Treatment of Town Gardens, Terraces, &c; And With Many Illustrations of Colour and Contrast Applicable to both Subjects

    London Harrison 1862

    vii + 112pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Colour frontispiece, b/w & col. illustrations including some text illustrations. 8vo. Cloth spine. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Practical guide to producing flower and fruit arrangements, alongside a chapter on the laying out of small town gardens, terraces and verandas. Superb coloured illustrations designed to show how to juxtapose colour in arrangements for table decorations and further images showing how to plant flower borders to greatest effect in small gardens. The book also refers to 10 images which could be purchased separately from Mr March's photographs of flower and fruit arrangements. He had been involved in competitions for table decorations held by Dobson and Pearce, St James's Street, London…

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    London Harrison 1862

    vii + 112pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Colour frontispiece, b/w & col. illustrations including some text illustrations. 8vo. Cloth spine. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Practical guide to producing flower and fruit arrangements, alongside a chapter on the laying out of small town gardens, terraces and verandas. Superb coloured illustrations designed to show how to juxtapose colour in arrangements for table decorations and further images showing how to plant flower borders to greatest effect in small gardens. The book also refers to 10 images which could be purchased separately from Mr March's photographs of flower and fruit arrangements. He had been involved in competitions for table decorations held by Dobson and Pearce, St James's Street, London in 1861 and also the Great Exhibition arrangements of 1862. Hard to find.

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    Stock ID: 20746
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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Stock ID: 20562
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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.

    Stock ID: 21653
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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.

    Stock ID: 13739
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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

    Stock ID: 21186
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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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    Stock ID: 15863
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