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  • Les Jardins by DELILLE, Jacques (1738-1813)
    DELILLE, Jacques (1738-1813)
    Les Jardins Poëme

    Paris Chez Levrault, Freres, Libraires 1801

    New expanded edition. xxxi + 166pp. Illustrated frontispiece. Tree calf binding with black gilt lettered spine label. A little rubbed at corner else a good copy. Culturally important poem by this protégé of Marie-Antoinette in which the author extols the virtue of nature as the inspiration for the garden and landscape. First published in 1782. Lovely copy of a much translated poem.

    Stock ID: 22581
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  • WILLIAM WOOD & SONS LTD
    Untitled Promotional Booklet

    Taplow, Bucks Published by the firm nd 1951

    2pp introduction including long quote from George Sitwell's On Making Gardens + unpaginated section illustrating 74 projects from garden layouts to individual greenhouses. Each project located. 4to. Stapled wrappers with sepia full page landscape illustration on upper wrapper with Humphry Repton quotation.

    Stock ID: 22546
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  • William Kent: Landscape Designers : an assessment and catalogue of his designs by (KENT) HUNT John Dixon
    (KENT) HUNT John Dixon
    William Kent: Landscape Designers : an assessment and catalogue of his designs

    London Zwemmer 1987

    Architects in Perspective Series: Series Editor Peter Willis. 176pp illus with b/w line ills. Long 4to. Fine in dw. Comes with custom made cardboard box for protection. First book devoted soley to the garden designs of William Kent. Includes a catalogue Raisonné (115 items) of rleated landscape design drawings.

    Stock ID: 22422
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  • [BIRMINGHAM] DENT, Robert Kirkup.
    History and Description of the public parks Gardens and recreation Grounds

    Birmingham Published under the direction of the City Parks Committee 1916

    (v) 80, frontispiece and 32 monochrome photographs, full details of parks with some history , of foundation and acquisition, details of recreation facilities, uncommon item. 8vo Green cloth, gilt titles, upper board scuffed and with scattered stains.

    Stock ID: 22016
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  • WADE, Walter
    Salices or an Essay Towards a General History of Sallows, Willows, & Osiers, their Uses and Best Methods of Propagating and Cultivating them.

    Dublin Dublin: Graisberry & Campbell, Printers to the Right Hon. and Hon. the Dublin Society 1811

    xxii+(10)+406+56pp, folding coloured frontispiece, Deckle edged paper. 235x145mm. Original boards, recent cloth spine with black title lettering. 8vo. depicts 'Salix acutifolia - Caspian Ozier. ' Walter Wade (c.1740-1825) reputation is based on two things. Firstly, his successful campaign to set up a botanic garden under the patronage of the Dublin Society, his design, planting and steering of the garden in its early years, and the establishment of the library of botanical and agricultural books; the second was his popularizing of botany by a series of free public lectures given from 1802 to 1823, accompanied by practical sessions in the garden. Secondly, his books…

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    Dublin Dublin: Graisberry & Campbell, Printers to the Right Hon. and Hon. the Dublin Society 1811

    xxii+(10)+406+56pp, folding coloured frontispiece, Deckle edged paper. 235x145mm. Original boards, recent cloth spine with black title lettering. 8vo. depicts 'Salix acutifolia - Caspian Ozier. ' Walter Wade (c.1740-1825) reputation is based on two things. Firstly, his successful campaign to set up a botanic garden under the patronage of the Dublin Society, his design, planting and steering of the garden in its early years, and the establishment of the library of botanical and agricultural books; the second was his popularizing of botany by a series of free public lectures given from 1802 to 1823, accompanied by practical sessions in the garden. Secondly, his books and writings, the most substantial of which is offered for sale here. Fascinating book which reveals much about willows, their cultivation and uses. Refers to many owners and locations where they were grown.

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    Stock ID: 22015
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  • Old West Surrey: some notes and memories by JEKYLL, Gertrude
    JEKYLL, Gertrude
    Old West Surrey: some notes and memories

    London Longmans Green and Co 1904

    First edition xx + 320pp. With 330 illustrations from photographs by the author. 8vo. Green gilt decorated cloth. Ends of spine a little worn. Ex libris Colin Reader with his bookplate on front end paper. Good copy. Loosely inserted Review of the book which appeared in "The Reliquary July 1904", loosely inserted. Jekyll's reminiscences of the working class older people of south-west Surrey, where she spent her formative years.

    Stock ID: 22354
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  • The Art of Floating Land by WRIGHT, T. [Rev.]
    WRIGHT, T. [Rev.]
    The Art of Floating Land As is Practised in the County of Gloucester, Shewn to be Preferable to any other Method in use in this Country; With a Particular Examination of what Mr. Boswell, Mr. Davis, Mr. Marshall, and Others Have Written on the Subject. Minute and Plain Direction are Afterwards Given, for the Formation of a Floated Meadow, with Three Descriptive Plates.

    London Printed by J. Rider, Little Britain. Sold by J. Scatcherd, NO. 12, Ave-Maria-Lane; By all the London Booksellers, and by Mrs Jones, Oxford. 1799

    First (and only) Edition. iii, 95pp, with 3 b/w engraved, fold out plates. 8vo (20cm by 13cm.) Half calf with marble paper boards and gilt title on spine. Small stamp on top right IFC for binder Kerr & Richardson Ltd Glasgow. Top of spine rubbed, and book board edges a little worn, some foxing on inside front cover and initial pages else a very clean cop. Rev. Thomas Wright wrote three books on the subject of farming and land drainage over a 19 year period. This, the second of his writings, preceded his 1808…

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    London Printed by J. Rider, Little Britain. Sold by J. Scatcherd, NO. 12, Ave-Maria-Lane; By all the London Booksellers, and by Mrs Jones, Oxford. 1799

    First (and only) Edition. iii, 95pp, with 3 b/w engraved, fold out plates. 8vo (20cm by 13cm.) Half calf with marble paper boards and gilt title on spine. Small stamp on top right IFC for binder Kerr & Richardson Ltd Glasgow. Top of spine rubbed, and book board edges a little worn, some foxing on inside front cover and initial pages else a very clean cop. Rev. Thomas Wright wrote three books on the subject of farming and land drainage over a 19 year period. This, the second of his writings, preceded his 1808 publication 'The Formation and Management of Floated Meadows.' Useful on methods of draining and flooding meadows, produced at a time when the landscape movement too was active in engineering lakes, water meadows and fish ponds as part of reconfiguring parklands. Uncommon.

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    Stock ID: 22327
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  • An Encyclopaedia of Plants: by LOUDON. J. C.
    LOUDON. J. C.
    An Encyclopaedia of Plants: Comprising the Description, Specific Character, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Indigeous, Cultivated In, Or Introduced to Britain

    London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green 1829

    First edition. xx +1159pp illustrated with steel engravings + ivpp prospectus for Dr Lardner's Cabinet Cycopedia at the end. Green paper spine with paper label, reinforced with card beneath, marbled boards. Bookplate of Sir Richard Bagge on front paste down and Harry Lawrence, Bradfer-Lawrence F. S. A. on free end paper. Binding worn and rather chipped at edges. First edition with with the botanical text contributed by John Lindley. Sir Richard Bagge was born at Stradsett in Norfolk, son of Thomas Philip Bagge and Grace Salisbury. Thomas Bagge employed J. C. Loudon to layout and landscape his grounds at the hall making this an interesting association copy. Bradfer Lawrence was a…

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    London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green 1829

    First edition. xx +1159pp illustrated with steel engravings + ivpp prospectus for Dr Lardner's Cabinet Cycopedia at the end. Green paper spine with paper label, reinforced with card beneath, marbled boards. Bookplate of Sir Richard Bagge on front paste down and Harry Lawrence, Bradfer-Lawrence F. S. A. on free end paper. Binding worn and rather chipped at edges. First edition with with the botanical text contributed by John Lindley. Sir Richard Bagge was born at Stradsett in Norfolk, son of Thomas Philip Bagge and Grace Salisbury. Thomas Bagge employed J. C. Loudon to layout and landscape his grounds at the hall making this an interesting association copy. Bradfer Lawrence was a renowned collector of manuscripts and part of his collection is at the University of Leeds. From Dolin Amery's library without signature.

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    Stock ID: 22324
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  • SIMPSON J
    The Wild Rabbit in a new aspect, or Rabbit-Warrens that Pay. A record of recent experiments conduced on the estate of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Wharncliffe at Wortley Hall

    Edinburgh & London William Blackwood 1893

    136pp with some text ills as line drawings, 24pp catalogue of books on rural affairs. Green gilt lettered cloth with rabbit in gilt on upper board. Very good. On how to set up a warren for commercial ends, the book represents a revival in estate management of breeding rabbits for commercial purposes. Fascinating period item for those interested in the history of estate management and landscape design of large parkland landscapes as well as those closely interested in the rabbit.

    Stock ID: 22311
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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: 22155
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  • Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum; or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Hardy and Half-Hardy, Pictorially and Botanically Delineated, and Scientifically and Popularly Described; with Their Propagation, Culture, Management and Uses in by LOUDON, J. C.
    LOUDON, J. C.
    Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum; or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Hardy and Half-Hardy, Pictorially and Botanically Delineated, and Scientifically and Popularly Described; with Their Propagation, Culture, Management and Uses in

    London Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans 1838

    8 volumes. Green blind stamped cloth. Illustrated with b/w line ills throughout. A little faded else a good set. Initially issued as a parts series from 1830 onwards, this is an exhaustive account of all the trees and shrubs growing in Great Britain and their history; notes on remarkable examples growing in individual gardens; drawings of leaves, twigs, fruits, and the shapes of leafless trees; and entire portraits of trees in their young and mature state. All were drawn from life, many being from the parkland grounds of Syon House, one of the homes of the Duke of Northumberland to whom the work was dedicated, or from Loddiges' arboretum. This work…

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    London Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans 1838

    8 volumes. Green blind stamped cloth. Illustrated with b/w line ills throughout. A little faded else a good set. Initially issued as a parts series from 1830 onwards, this is an exhaustive account of all the trees and shrubs growing in Great Britain and their history; notes on remarkable examples growing in individual gardens; drawings of leaves, twigs, fruits, and the shapes of leafless trees; and entire portraits of trees in their young and mature state. All were drawn from life, many being from the parkland grounds of Syon House, one of the homes of the Duke of Northumberland to whom the work was dedicated, or from Loddiges' arboretum. This work was published in three formats: with the plates entirely uncoloured, with botanical details hand-coloured, and fully hand-coloured. Work began in 1830 and it was first issued in sixty-three monthly parts from January 1835 to July 1838.

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    Stock ID: 22017
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  • Jardins Modernes à l'Exposition Internationale de 1937 by GREBER, Jacques
    GREBER, Jacques
    Jardins Modernes à l'Exposition Internationale de 1937

    Paris Charles Moreau 1937

    4pp text and 48 photographic plates which are heliotypes. Loose leaf portfolio with ribbon ties. Portfolio a little worn and dusty but good and the photographs inside are fabulous. Designers given. Introduction by Jacques Gréber,: Works illustrated include projects by Guyon, Despres, Prou, Subes, Tournon, Barsacq, Lardat, Fissore Laprade et BazinDuiliu, Gyorgyi, Jasson, Moser Barot amongst others Focuses on modernist private and public gardens.

    Stock ID: 21838
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  • JEKYLL, Gerturde.
    Flower Decoration in the House

    London Country Life 1907

    xi +98pp + c10pp catalogue of Country Life Publications. Illustrated with b/w photogravure plates showing flower and fruit arrangements. 8vo. Blue cloth, discoloured on edge of front board, with gilt titles. Loosely inserted invoice form 1958 identifying the bookseller as H V Day of Dorcheser with his ticket on front paste down and ex libri of David erald Francis Hinge.

    Stock ID: 21667
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  • SITWELL Sir George
    On the Making of Gardens

    London Gerald Duckworth & Co. [1909, 1949, May 1951], August 1951

    +xix, 78 pp. 16 b/w plates. Small 8vo. Green cloth boards, slightly bumped at spine edges, in dust wrapper with protective sleeve. Front end paper has scattered foxing else good copy. Bookplate of David Gerald Francis Hinge. Reprint of Sitwell's classic text. Introduction by Sir Osbert Sitwell.

    Stock ID: 21642
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  • STROUD Dorothy
    Capability Brown

    Country Life Ltd (1950) 1957

    Revised edition. 228pp illustrated with b/w plates and line ills showing Brown's style. 4to. Fair copy. D/w torn on top reverse and some foxing on the cloth boards. assessment of Brown's life and work including a list of properties where Brown was involved with design. Previous ownersl bookplate on front pastedown.

    Stock ID: 21639
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  • COMITO, Terry.
    The Idea of the Garden in the Renaissance

    New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1978 [1935]

    xiii, 278 p., [10] leaves of plates: 8vo. Cloth, Very good with slightly worn dust wrapper. From the collection of Colin Amery. No bookplate. Although this book covers the design of gardens it is a scholarly analysis of the ways in which space was experienced in the Middle Ages and the renaissance and its potential as an environment in which thought about culture, religion and social interaction and politics could be expanded.

    Stock ID: 21165
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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.

    Stock ID: 21663
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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.

    Stock ID: 21584
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  • English Landscaping and Literature 1660-1840 by MALLINS Edward
    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.

    Stock ID: 21459
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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.

    Stock ID: 21025
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