Gardens

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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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  • 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 Orchard by McINTOSH, Charles
    McINTOSH, Charles
    The Orchard including the management of wall and standard fruit trees, and the forcing pit; with selected lists and synonymes of the most choice varieties.

    London William S. Orr, Camden Corner 1839

    viii, 142pp. Colour frontis and title page vignette + second title page, in total 17 stunning full page plates, all hand-coloured. Steel engraved plates in the text supporting details on methods of cultivation. 8vo. Original blind stamped cloth on upper and lower boards, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. All edges gilt. The colour title page is dated 1847 suggesting it was an addition, although the printed title page is given as 1839. A lovely book with useful contemporary material on individual fruits and their cultivation. At the time of writing , McIntosh was Head Gardener to His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch, at Dalkeith where he updated and modernised the gardens.

    Stock ID: 20554
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  • RIVERS Thomas
    The Orchard House on the cultivation of fruit trees in pots under glass

    London Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts [1850] 5th edition 1859

    124pp illustrated with b/w line illustrations showing green house structures he proposes. Sm 8vo. Blind stamped green cloth. Slightly sunned on spine else a nice copy of this small work on cultivation. Rivers worked at Sawbridgeworth Nurseries in Hertfordshire. Book label of Callander & Dixon Booksellers Whitehaven on front paste down. Thomas River's ran a renowned nursery supplying fruit trees. This was one and the same time a manual and promotional publication.

    Stock ID: 16448
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  • BUCKALL. Thos. Skip Dyot,
    The Orchardist: or system of close pruning and medication for establishing the science of orcharding, as patronized by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. Extracted from the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Vols of the Society's Transactions, with Additions. Society's transactions, with Additions.

    London G Nicol. (Printed for) 1797

    First edition. 122pp. Original boards. Rebacked with paper spine and new paste down label. 8vo. Dedicated to the author's patron, Lord Viscount Grimston this is a key treatise in advocating the value of orchards as a means of production of fruit mainly for cider. With chapters of planting for success, problems with pests and diseases etc. [Henrey 534].

    Stock ID: 11221
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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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  • The Red Books of Humphry Repton by [REPTON] MALLINS, Edward. [ Explanatory volume ]
    [REPTON] MALLINS, Edward. [ Explanatory volume ]
    The Red Books of Humphry Repton

    London Basilisk Press 1976

    no 305 0f 515. Folio and oblong 8vo. 4 vols. Limited numbered edition of 515 sets, quarter red morocco gilt over marbled boards, in cloth box, a very good set. A sumptuous facsimile edition, the first published edition thus, of the surviving Red Books; Anthony House, Cornwall; Attingham Park, Shropshire and Sheringham Hall, Norfolk, with an explanatory volume by Edward Mallins containing recent photographs by Eric de Mare. Repton's drawings are meticulously reproduced in collotype and printed on wove paper as close as possible to the original Whatman stock.

    Stock ID: 20710
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