SOME HORTICULTURAL REFERENCE BOOKS

 

Anderton, Eric & Ron Park GROWING GLADIOLI. London: Christopher Helm (1989) 8vo x+166 pp. Illus from photos and line drawings. Pink boards. Fine in like d/w. Covers details of description, classification, cultivation & distribution. $ 20.00

Benson, Lyman PLANT CLASSIFICATION. Boston: Heath, 1957. Roy 8vo. xvi+688 pp. Principal plant dissections and illustrations by Jerome Laudermilk. Photos. Pictorial boards. Name stamp. A very good used copy. $ 25.00

Barash, Cathy Wilkinson THE CLIMBING GARDEN. NY: Friedman, 2000. Sm sq 4to. 128 pp. Illus from colour photos. Green boards. Blank bookplate covering name on front pastedown, else very good in dustwrapper with some water damage on back panel. Maximizing the vertical space in any garden. C$18.50

Bloom, Alan GARDEN ALPINES. Henley-on-Thames: Aid Ellis (1994) 8vo 128 pp. Ilus from colour photos and line drawings of garden plans. Chapters on cultivation and an A-Z of selected garden alpines. Bloom is the doyen of world famous Bressingham Gardens and knows whereof he speaks. An invaluable book. $ 20.00

Burras, J. K. & Mark Griffiths, eds. THE NEW ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY DICTIONARY: MANUAL OF CLIMBERS AND WALL PLANTS. (London): Macmillan, (1994). 8vo. xx + 282 pp. Illus. from drawings. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Cox, Peter A. THE LARGER RHODODENDRON SPECIES. Portland: Timber Press (1990) 2nd revised edition with Addendum and new illustrations. 8vo 389 pp. Illus from 82 colour photos; line drawings. Brown boards. Touch of spotting to top edge, else fine in like dustwrapper. $45.00

Darke, Rick & Mark Griffiths, eds. THE NEW ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY DICTIONARY. MANUAL OF GRASSES. (London): Macmillan, (1994). 8vo. xlix + 169 pp. Illus. from drawings in b/w. Includes a chapter on bamboos. Green paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Dunkin, Henry THE PRUNING OF HARDY FRUIT TREES. London: Dent, (1934). 8vo. xiii + 82 pp. Illus from drawings. Brown cloth; spine lettering gilt. Blind stamped cover vignette. Small bookseller's sticker on front pastedown. Light spotting to boards and foxing to endpapers; a very good copy. $22.50

Fogg, H. G. Witham BEGONIAS, GLOXINIAS AND AFRICAN VIOLETS. London: John Glifford Ltd, (1967). 8vo. 175 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Red boards. Light bruising to extremities, else near fine in very good dustwrapper with minor edgewear. $15.00

Gault, S. Millar THE DICTIONARY OF SHRUBS IN COLOUR. London: Peerage, 1976. Published in collaboration with The Royal Horticultural Society. 4to. 208 pp. Over 500 shrubs illus from colour photos. Pictorial boards. Ink name stamp on front and rear pastedowns and ink name on title page, else very good in dustwrapper with 3" piece removed from front flap fold. $22.50

Hay, Roy & Patrick M. Synge THE COLOUR DICTIONARY OF GARDEN PLANTS. With House and Greenhouse Plants. (London): Bloomsbury Books, (1991). Compact edn. 8vo. 584 pp. including 344 pp. of color plates. Published in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society. Pictorial boards. Fine in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Jenkinson, James L., James A. Nelson & May E. Huddleston IMPROVING PLANTING STOCK QUALITY-THE HUMBOLT EXPERIENCE. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, 1993. 4to. iv+219 pp. Illus from photos, figures, maps and tables. Card covers. Near fine. $ 20.00

Johns, Rev. C.A. Revised throughout and edited by Clarence Elliott. FLOWERS OF THE FIELD. With an Appendix Including The Pipe-Wort Tribe (Eriocauleae), The Sedge Tribe (Cyperaceae), and The Grass Tribe (Gramineae). London: George Routledge & Sons, (nd). Turn of the century. 12th imp. 8vo. xx+378 pp. 96 colour plates with illus by E.N. Gwatkin and 245 illus in text. Green cloth; spine lettering and cover vignette gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown. Rubbing to corners and head of spine; light soiling to top board. Foxing to endpapers. Binding bright. A good plus copy. $30.00

Knapp, Sandra PLANT DISCOVERIES. A Botanist's Voyage Through Plant Exploration. London: Firelfly, 2003. 4to. 336 pp. Beautiful colour illustrations throughout selected from the botanical paintings archived at the Natural History Museum, London. White cloth binding. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. Examines over 20 plant families including cacti, daffodils, iris, magnolia, poppies, roses, tulips and waterlillies. $35.00

Lowenfels, Jeff & Wayne Lewis. TEAMING WITH MICROBES. A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Web. Portland: Timber Pr, 2006. 8vo. 196 pp. Illus throughout from colour photos. Orange boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. Discover how to create rich nurturing, living soil-without resorting to harmful synthetic chemical. $20.00

McDonald, Elvin 100 ORCHIDS FOR THE AMERICAN GARDENER. New York: Workman (1998) Narrow 8vo viii+274 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos by Steven McDonald. Pictorial laminated card covers. About fine copy. $ 15.00

McHoy, Peter A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PRUNING. Edison, NJ: Chartwell, 2001. Sm 4to. 240 pp. Profusley illus from drawings and photos. Pictorial boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Moody, Mary, ed. FLOWERS BY COLOUR. A Complete Guide to Over 1000 Popular Garden Flowers. North Sydney: Dealerfield (1990) Large 4to. 304 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos, Pictorial laminated paper boards, pictorial endpapers. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. An indispensable book for garden planning, no matter where on the planet you are. It has five colour groups, each broken down into annuals, bulbs, climbers, perennials, shrubs and trees. Hardiness maps for every continent. $ 25.00

Paul, Tessa NEW FLOWERS. Growing New Garden Varieties. N.Y.: Abrams (1990) Sm 4to. 168 pp. 200 photos in full colour and 8 garden plans. Black cloth. Fine in like d/w. Presents the most reliably bred specimens with solid gardening information. $ 25.00

Pettingill, Amos THE WHITE-FLOWER FARM GARDEN BOOK N.Y.: Knopf (1971) Oblong 8vo. 368 + iv p. Illus from photos, botanical drawings by Nils Hegher; map; garden lay-outs. Green cloth, spine lettering and flower cover vignette gilt. Hardiness map endpapers. Extremities a trifle rubbed, else near fine with small bruis e to bottom edge of back cover. $ 25.00

Rice, Graham A HANDBOOK OF ANNUALS AND BEDDING PLANTS. London: Croom Helm, (1986). 8vo. xiii + 272 pp. Illus. from photos, some in colour. Blue boards. Fine in near fine d/w. $ 20.00

Rice, Laura Williams & Robert P. Rice, Jr. PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Career & Technology, (1993). 2nd edn. 4to. ix + 419 pp. Profusely illus. from photos and diagrams. Pictorial paper boards. Fine. $ 20.00

Rockwell, F.F., Esther C. Grayson & Jan de Graaff THE COMPLETE BOOK OF LILIES. How to Select, Plant, Care For, Exhibit, and Propagate Lilies of all Types. Garden City: Doubleday, (1961). 8vo. xxi + 352 pp. Illus. from drawings and photos in b/w & colour. Pictorial endpapers. Boards. Rear hinge cracked, a good copy in worn dustwrapper with a piece removed from front panel. $15.00

Sala, Orietta OLD-FASHIONED ROSES, The Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guide. London: Mitchell Beazley (1995) Narrow 8vo 164 pp. Illus with 130 colour photos. 200 species covered. Laminated pictorial paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $10.00

Shaw, Barbara THE BOOK OF PRIMROSES. Portland, Or.: Timber Press (1991) Oblong 4to 96 pp. Illus from 64 full page colour plates from paintings of primroses. Includes chapters on the history of primroses in cultivation and on their planting, maintenance and breeding. Red boards. A fine copy in like pictorial dustwrap per. $ 20.00

Synge, Patrick M. A DIVERSITY IN PLANTS. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953 8vo. 143 pp. 16 pp of plates from photos. Colour frontis. Red boards. Ink name/address stamp on front free endpaper, else very good in lightly worn dustwrapper. $ 15.00

Toogood, Alan THE GARDENER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PERENNIALS. N.Y.: Gallery Books (1988) 8vo 152 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos. Lamnated photographic boards. A bit of rubbing at spine tips else about fine in very good dustwrapper with tape repair to head of spine. Alphabetical list with illustrations and growing instruction s . $ 20.00

 Tripp, Kim & Allen Coombes THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SHRUBS. Pleasantville: Reader's Digest, (1998). 4to. 224 pp. Beautifully illus from colour photos and drawings. Hardiness zone endpapers for the US and Canada. Pictorial boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. A step-by-step guide to planting, cultivating, and designing with shrubs. $ 20.00

 Underhill, Terry L. HEATHS AND HEATHER. Calluna, Daboecia and Erica. London: Garden Book Club (1971). 8vo 256 pp. Illus from photos, line drawings and range maps. Green boards. Some shelf wear but a good sound copy in like dustwrapper. Gives history, uses, propagation and cultivation information. $ 12.50

Wells (James S.) MODERN MINIATURE DAFFODILS. Species and Hybrids. Foreword by C. D. Brickwell. Timber Pr.: Oregon, (1989). Sm. 4to. 170 pps. Illus. from drawings by Michael Salmon and with photos. Fine in like d/w. "...full of practical information...in growing miniatures." $25.00

Wyman, Donald WYMAN'S GARDENING ENCYCLOPEDIA. NY: Macmillan, (1972). 2nd ptg. Roy. 8vo. xv+1222 pp. 16 pp of illus from colour photos. Illus in text. Zone map endpapers. Green cloth. A little used, still a very good sound copy in like dustwrapper of one of the gardening classic. $20.00  

Zomlefer, Wendy B. GUIDE TO THE FLOWERING PLANT FAMILIES. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Pr., (1994). 4to. xiv+430 p. Illus from botanical drawings; tables. Glossary. Pictorial card covers. About fine. "Each [plant] family discussion includes a diagnosis and summary of characteristics, distribution data, important economic members, and pollination ecology." $30.00