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BOOKS ON SPECIFIC PLANTS

(Alphabetical by plant type and then by author.)

 

AGAVES, YUCCAS & RELATED

Irish, Mary & Gary. AGAVES, YUCCAS, AND RELATED PLANTS. A Gardener's Guide. Portland: Timber Pr., 2000. Lrg 8vo. 312 + 72 pp of colour plates from photos. Brown boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

ALPINES

Bird, Richard & John Kelly THE COMPLETE BOOK OF ALPINE GARDENING. (London): Ward Lock, (1992). Lrg. 8vo. 239 pp. + xxxii pp. of colour photos; drawings. Pink cloth. Fine in like dustwrapper. $ 22.50

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

Flemwell, G., painted and described by. ALPINE FLOWERS AND GARDENS. London: A&C Black, 1910. Sm. 4to. xiv+167pp. 20 colour plates from paintings by the author. Pictorial green cloth. Ink name/date on front blank. Inner leaf split at hinges. A good working copy, still quite bright and sound. $22.50

Ingwersen, Will MANUAL OF ALPINE PLANTS. Middlesex: Collingridge Books, 1986. Reprint of the 1978 edition published to commemorate Birch Farm Nursery. 8vo. 445 pp. Brown boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. An alphabetical description, genus by genus, of a vast range of alpine plants in cultivation today. $15.00

Rolfe, Robert THE ALPINE HOUSE. Its Plants and Purposes. Portland: Timber Pr., (1990). 8vo. viii + 131 pp. Illus. from drawings and colour photos. Fine in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Thomas, Graham Stuart THE ROCK GARDEN AND ITS PLANTS. From Grotto to Alpine House. London: Frances Lincoln, 2004. Sm 4to. 266 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Green boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. This classic history and exposition of rock gardening includes how to create them. C$35.00 Zhang Jingwei ( Chang King-wai), Editor in Chief THE ALPINE PLANTS OF CHINA. Beijing: Science Pr., (1982). 4to. 134 pp. Illus from 197 photos of plants. Map endpapers. Green boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. Names and distribution. $ 20.00

ASTERS

Picton, Paul THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING ASTERS. Portland: Timber, 1999. Lrg 8vo. 160 pp. Illus throughout from colour photos and drawings. Blue cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $20.00

AURICULAS

Hyatt, Brenda AURICULAS. Their Care and Cultivation. London: Cassell, 1989. 4to. 96 pp. Illus from drawings and colour photos. Pictorial card covers. Minor shelfwear, a very good clean copy. C$20.00

BAMBOO

See also under "Grasses"

Bell, Michael THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING TEMPERATE BAMBOOS. Portland: Timber Pr., 2003. Sm 4to. 159 pp. Illus from photos, and drawings. Pictorial card covers. About fine. $ 16.50

Coghlan, James THE STORY OF BAMBOO. 1965 Catalog of Rare Plants. Saddle River, NJ: The Bamboo Man, 1965, Sm 8vo. 56 pp. Illus from drawings and photos. With notes on bamboo cultivation and lists plants for sale as well as books and Oriental stone lanterns. Printed yellow card covers; stapled. Occasional check marks with pencil notes on cover, else a very good copy. $18.50 

Farrelly, David. THE BOOK OF BAMBOO. San Francisco: Sierra Club (1984) First printing. 4to [vi]+340 pp. Illus from drawings, photos and tables. Cream cloth spine over paper boards. Top edge at spine has been bumped resulting in faint bruising to preliminary pages, else about fine in near fine dustwrapper with a small tear and light wear to top edge. A comprehensive guide to the abundant green resource, from cultivation, crafts and construction to folklore and history. $65.00

Meredith, Ted Jordan BAMBOO FOR GARDENS. Portland: Timber Press, 2001. Sm 4to. 406 pp. Illus from colour photos; drawings. Black boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. A thorough and multifaceted treatment of these ancient grasses, covering origins and history, structure and form, cultivation and propagation, landscaping, and taxonomy and identification. $ 40.00

BEGONIAS

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

BULBS

Bryan, John, Ed. MANUAL OF BULBS. THE NEW ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY DICTIONARY. Portland: Timber, 1995. 8vo. lx+383pp. Illus from line drawings throughout. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $30.00

Bryan, John E. BULBS. Volume I, A-H; Volume II, I-Z. Portland:Timber, 1989. 4to. 2vols. viii+218pp; 219-451 pp. 300 colour plates from colour photos and drawings. Map endpapers. Green boards. A very good clean set. C$65.00

CAMELLIAS

Macoby, Stirling with Roger Mann THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CAMELLIAS. Portland: Timber Press, 1999. Reprint. 4to. 304 pp. Illus throughout from colour photos presenting over 1000 of the world's most popular camellias. Pictorial endpapers. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 40.00

CAMPANULAS

Lewis, Peter and Margaret Lynch. CAMPANULAS. A Gardener's Guide. Portland: Timber Press, 1998. Sm 4to. 176pp. Illus from colour photos and drawings. Purple boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. Complete coverage of garden, alpine and wild campanulas. $ 25.00

CARNATIONS

Bailey, Steven PERPETUAL-FLOWERING CARNATIONS. London: Faber and Faber, (1971). 8vo. 224 pp. Colour frontis + 24 plates from photos. Line drawings in text. Blue cloth. Light rubbing to extremities, else about fine in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Shewell-Cooper, W.E. CHRYSANTHEMUM GROWING. London: Wingate, 1952. 8vo. 183 pp. 12 pp plates. Orange cloth. Bump to foredge causing some creasing and name stamp on front free endpaper, else very good in lke dustwrapper. $ 15.00

CLIMBERS AND VINES

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

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

Crandall, Chuck & Barbara Crandall. FLOWERING, FRUITING AND FOLIAGE VINES. A Gardeners Guide. New York: Sterling, (1995). Sm. 4to. 192 pp. Many illus. from colour photos. Red boards. Fine in like d/w. $ 25.00

Howards, Frances LANDSCAPING WITH VINES. NY: Macmillan, 1959. Book club edn. 8vo. x + 230 pp. Illus. from drawings and photos. Map endpapers. Boards. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $ 15.00

Perkins, Harold O. ESPALIERS AND VINES FOR THE HOME GARDENER. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand Co., (1964). 8vo. xvi + 206 pp. Illus. from photos and drawings. Map endpapers. Green cloth. Ink inscriptipn on front free endpaper. A very good copy in lightly worn dustwrapper. $ 12.50

Taylor, Jane CLIMBING PLANTS. Portland, Or: Timber Press. A Kew Gardening Guide Small 4to. 124 pp. Illus from line drawings, colour photos and paintings. Laminated pictorial paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 17.50

CROCOSMIA AND CHASMANTHE

Goldblatt, Peter, John Manning, Gary Dunlop Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collectors Guide CROCOSMIA AND CHASMANTHE. Portland: Timber Pr. with the Royal Horticultural Society, 2004. Sm 4to. 219 pp. 16 colour pp. Illus from drawings throughout. Red boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $20.00

CYCLAMEN

Grey-Wilson, Christopher CYCLALMEN. A Guide for Gardeners, Horticulturists and Botanists. Portland: Timber Pr., 1997. Sm 4to. 224 pp. Almost 200 colour illus from photos. Drawings, maps. Black boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. The best available source of information for gardeners and horticulturists and is also invaluable to botanists and taxonomists. $ 30.00

 CYCADS

Whitelock, Loran M. THE CYCADS. Portland: Timber Pr., 2002. 4to. 374 + 144 pp of plates from colour photos. Drawings throughout. Green boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. A book for gardeners, collectors, naturalists, conservationists, and scientists...thoroughly comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of this prehistoric plant. $ US45.00

DAFFODILS

Mather, John C. COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF TULIPS AND DAFFODILS. London: Collingridge, 1961. 8vo. 212pp. 24 pp of plated from b/w photos. Yellow cloth. Very good in worn dustwrapper with piece removed from bottom edge, now in mylar. Earlier reference book on bulb production by an entomologist $ US20.00

Wells (James S.) MODERN MINIATURE DAFFODILS. Species and Hybrids. Frwd. 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." $ US25.00

DAHLIAS

Waite, W.H. A LITTLE BOOK OF MODERN DAHLIA CULTURE. NY: A.T. De La Mare Co., 1925. The Little Book Series. 12mo. 126 pp. Illus from photos by the author. Colour frontis. Decorated green cloth. Light soiling to boards and spine tips lightly rubbed; a very good copy. US $12.00

DIANTHUS

Galbally, John with Eileen Galbally. CARNATIONS AND PINKS FOR GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE. Their True History and Complete Cultivation. Portland: Timber Press, 1997. 8vo. 310 pp. 32 pp of illus from colour photos illus 75 varieties. Drawings in text. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 30.00

EVERGREENS

 Beale, James H. THE EVERGREENS. Garden City: Doubleday, (1960). Book club edn. 8vo. 285 pp. Illus. from photos. Book club binding. Stain to top edge. A good copy in worn dustwrapper with a chip removed from foot of spine and 5" tear to front panel with interior tape repair. $ 15.00

 FERNS

Altman, Boy INDOOR FERNS. Caring for Ferns - A Wealth of Evergreen. Netherlands: Rebo Roductions, (1998). 4to. 144 pp. Illus from colour photos; drawings. Pictorial boards. Fine in like dustwrapper. "The amazing variety of foliage plants. How to create a magnificent, verdant profusion of plants." $ 20.00

Foster, F. Gordon THE GARDENER'S FERN BOOK Princeton: Van Nostrand (1964) 8vo xiv+226 pp. Illus from photos, drawings, 5 colour plates. Green boards. Very good in good d/w with small tear and interior camp stain. $ 25.00

 

FOLIAGE

Greig, Denise ORNAMENTAL FOLIAGE PLANTS Ontario: Firefly, 2004. 4to. 400pp. Illus throughout from colour photos. Pictorial boards. Bump to top edge, else near fine. "A full colour, comprehensive directory of plants whose greatest attributes in the garden lie in their form and foliage." Over 1,500 plants featured. C$35.00

FUCHSIAS

Cooke, Blaise FUCHSIAS. (NY): Lorenz, (1998). 4to. 96 pp. Illus from photos. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. A complete guide to cultivation and care. $ 12.00

Goulding, Edwin FUCHSIAS. THE COMPLETE GUIDE. New Edition. Portland: Timber Press, 2002. Sm 4to. 176 pp. 48 pp of colour plates illus 100 varieties; botanical drawings. Drawings in text. Blue boards. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. 'A detailed but practical text...' $ 20.00

GENTIANS

Wilkie, David [John Nash frontis.] GENTIANS. London: Country Life, (1936). 8vo xii+187 pp. Illustrated from photos and drawings with a colour frontispiece by John Nash. Over 800 species listed with about 100 described in detail. Blue cloth, lettering gilt. Ink inscription on front free endpaper. Some light shelf-wear and lightly sunned at extremities but a very good, sound copy. $20.00

GERANIUMS

Bath, Trevor & Joy Jones THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING HARDY GERANIUMS. Portland: Timber, 2000. Reprint. Sm 4to. Illus throughout from colour photos; drawings. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $20.00

GLADIOLI

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

GRASSES

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

HELLEBORES

Rice, Graham & Elizabeth Strangman THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING HELLEBORES. Portland: Timber, 1998. Reprint. Sm. 4to. 160 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Brown boards. Fine in like dustwrapper. "Most captivating of all spring flowers." $ 20.00

HEMEROCALLIS

Erhardt, Walter HEMEROCALLIS. Day Lilies. London: Batsford (1992). 8vo. 160 pps. Illus. Fine in like d/w. Translated from the German by A. Helm, edited by Diana Grenfell. $ 20.00

IRISES

Mathew, Brian THE IRIS. NY: Universe Books, 1981. 8vo. xviii+202 pp. 32 pp of illus from photos. Drawings. Black boards. Blind stamp on front free endpaper, else very good in like dustwrapper. $18.50

Mitchell, Sydney B. IRIS FOR EVERY GARDEN. NY: Barrows, 1960. Revised edition. Book Club 8vo. 216 pp. Colour frontis, 8 pp plates from colour photos. Drawings. Boards. A good used copy in like dustwrapper. $ 12.00

Price, Molly THE IRIS BOOK. NY: Dover, 1973. Unabridged and corrected from the 1966 edition. 8vo. xviii+204 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Pictorial card covers. Some rubbing to extremities, else very good. $ 10.00

Waddick, James W. IRIS OF CHINA. Chinese Iris in the Wild and in the Garden. [with] THE IRIS OF CHINA by Zhao Yu-tang. Portland: Timber Pr., 1992. 8vo. 192 pp. 16 pp of illus form colour photos. Drawings throughout; map. Purple boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. The first comprehensive analysis of native Chinese Iris species and their cultivation to be available in English. $ 25.00

LILIES

Cooke, Ian THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING CANNAS Portland: Timber, 2001. Lrg 8vo. 160 pp. Illus throughout from colour photos; drawings. Red boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Marshall, W.E. CONSIDER THE LILIES. NY: W.E. Marshall & Co., [1928]. Second edition. 8vo. 92 pp. Illus from photos in colour and b/w. Purple cloth with attractive title and cover vignette on top board. Light foxing sprinkled through out, else near fine. $18.50

Miller, Willam B. EASTER AND HYBRID LILY PRODUCTION. Principles and Practice. Growers Handbook Series Volume 5. Portland: Timber Pr., 1992. 8vo. 120+8 pp of colour plates. Charts, tables and diagrams. Pictorial card cover. Near fine. C$18.50

ORCHIDS

Cash, Catherine THE SLIPPER ORCHIDS. Portland, Timber Press, 1999. 4to. xi+228pp. 56 pp of plates with 225 colour photos of orchids. Green boards. A fine copy in dustwrapper with plastic coating peeling on top panel. A comprehensive survey of these most intriguing orchids. $ 40.00

Christenson, Eric A. PHALAENOPSIS. A Monograph. Portland: Timber Press, 2001. 8vo. 330 + 64 pp of colour plates. Drawings in text. Blue boards. About fine in very good dustwrapper with chip removed from bottom edge. A wealth of practical information for the orchid hobbyist in addition to scientific content. $30.00

Cribb, Phillip THE FORGOTTEN ORCHIDS OF ALEXANDRE BRUN. N.Y.: Grove Press, (1992). 4to. 159 pp. 59 full page reproductions; drawings; pictorial endpapers. Green cloth. Fine in like dustwrapper. $ 45.00

Grove, David VANDAS AND ASCOCENDAS AND THEIR COMBINATIONS WITH OTHER GENERA Portland:Timber Press, 1995. Sm 4to. 241+40 pp of plates from photos and paintings. Blue boards. near fine in like dustwrapper. $ 30.00

Hawkes, Alex D. ORCHIDS. Their Botany and Culture. Foreword by John W. Blowers. N.Y. Harper & Row (1961) 8vo xii+297 pp. Copiously illus from photos and drawings; colour frontis. Pink and black boards. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Kamemoto, Haruyuki & Adelheid R. Kuehnle BREEDING ANTHURIUMS IN HAWAII. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1996. 4to. viii+132 pp. Illus from colour photos & tables. Red cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Kamemoto, Haruyuki, Teresita D. Amore, and Adelheid R. Kuehnle. BREEDING DENDROBIUM ORCHIDS IN HAWAII. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Pr., 1999. 4to. x+166 pp. Illus from colour photos and tables. Blue cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Koopowitz, Harold ORCHIDS AND THEIR CONSERVATION. London: Batsford, 2001. Sm 4to. 176 pp. Illus from colour photos. Brown boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Luebbermann, Mimi EASY ORCHIDS. Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens-Indoors and Out. S.F.: Chronicle Books, (1996). S. 4to. 107 pp. Illus from colour photos. Pictorial card covers; french flaps. A fine copy. $12.00

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

Moulen, Fred ORCHIDS IN AUSTRALIA. Switzerland: S.A. Lausanne, 1958. 4to. 148 pp. Illus from beautiful colour photos. Grey cloth. Spine edges split and neatly repaired. A good sound copy with text and photos clean and bright. $25.00

Rittershausen, Brian and Wilma. POPULAR ORCHIDS. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, (1970). 8vo. 240 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Colour frontis. Green boards. Soiling to edges, else very good in very good dustwrapper with fading to spine. $18.50

Rittershausen, Wilma SUCCESS WITH ORCHIDS. NY: Todtri, 1997. 4to. 128 pp. Beautifully illus from colour photos by Eric Crichton. Pictorial boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Rittershausen, Wilma and Brian. THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING ORCHIDS. Portland: Timber, 2001. Sm 4to. 159 pp. Illus from colour photos. Cream boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $20.00

Sander, David ORCHIDS AND THEIR CULTIVATION. London: Blandford Press (1969). 7th edition, revised. 8vo 167 pp. Illus from line drawings and photos in b&w and colour. Yellow cloth. Small bookseller's sticker on front pastedown; ink signature on front free endpaper and a bit of bruising to rear board. Else a very good to near fine copy in very good pictorial dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Stewart, Joyce, ed. THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS: ORCHIDS AT KEW. London: HMSO, (1992) 4to. 155 pp. Illus. from botanical drawings, photos & portraits. Red cloth; lettering gilt. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. This volume follows the story of orchids at Kew from the earliest times up to the present day. $ 25.00

Stewart, Joyce and Mark Griffiths, editors. THE NEW ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY DICTIONARY MANUAL OF ORCHIDS. Portland: Timber, 1995. 8vo. lviii+388pp. Illus throughout with b/w drawings. Green boards. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. $30.00

Stewart, Joyce, Johan Hermans & Bob Campbell ANGRAECOID ORCHIDS. Species from the African Region. Portland: Timber Pr., 2006. Sm 4to. 431 pp. Profusley illus from colour photos and drawings. Cream boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. "Essential reference for all angraecoid orchid enthusiasts for years to come." C$40.00

TIbbs, Mike and Ray Bilton ORCHIDS. An Illustrated Identifier and Guide to Cultivation. New York: Shooting Star Press (1996) 4to 96 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos. Not very long but full of useful information from one of the world's orchid gurus. Laminated pictorial paper boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 17.50

van der Pijl, L & Calaway H. Dodson ORCHID FLOWERS. Their Pollination and Evolution. Coral Gables: University of Miami Pr., (1969). 2nd ptg. 4to. [vi] + 214 pp. Illus. from photos, drawings and figures. Black cloth. A bit of foxing to edges and two small bumps to bottom edge of top board, else very good in good dustwrapper, rubbed with wear to top edge. $ US30.00 De Long, David, ed. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT. Designs for an American Landscape. 1922-1932. (NY): Abrams, (1996). 4to. 207 pp. Illus. fromm photos and drawings. Green cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 35.00

PASSIONFLOWERS

Vanderplank, John PASSION FLOWERS. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000. 3rd edition. 4to. 224 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Pictorial card covers. A near fine copy. $22.50

PENSTEMONS

Nold, Robert PENSTEMONS. Portland: Timber Press, 2001. Reprint. 8vo. 259pp + 48 of colour plates. Drawings in text. Purple boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00 

PRIMROSES

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 dustwrapper. $ 20.00

PROTEAS

Matthews, Lewis J, THE PROTEA BOOK. A Guide to Cultivated Proteaceae. Portland: Timber Pr., 2002. Sm 4to. 184 pp. Illus from colour photos. Card covers. About fine. $ 25.00

RHODODENDONS

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

Davidian, H.H. THE RHODODENDRON SPECIES. Volume IV: AZALEAS. Portland: Timber Press, 1995. 4to. 184 pp. 46 pp of colour photos. Drawings and a map. Light shelfwear, else near fine. $ 40.00

Nelson, Sonja RHODODENDRONS IN THE LANDSCAPE. Portland: Timber Pr., 2000. 8vo. 215 pp. 20 pp of illus from colour photos, drawings and tables in text. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Reiley, H. Edward SUCCESS WITH RHODODENDRONS AND AZALEAS. Portland: Timber Press, 2002. Reprint. 8vo. 285 pp. 40 pp of colour plates from photos. Photos, maps, drawings and tables in text. Pictorial card covers. Fine. $ 18.50

Reiley, H. Edward SUCCESS WITH RHODODENDRONS AND AZALEAS. Portland: Timber, 2004. Revised Edition. 8vo. 284 pp. 56 pp of illus from colour photos. Tables. Pictorial card covers. About fine. '...offers in one handy volume all the information gardeners need...' $20.00

van Gelderen, D.M. & J.R.P. van Hoey Smith. RHODODENDRON PORTRAITS. Portland: Timber Press, 1992. In cooperation with the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. 4to. 424 pp. 1144 colour photos. Translated from the Dutch. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. 'the most lavish and comprehensive survey of elepidote rhododendrons.' $35.00

Walker, Jacqueline & John Kenyon VIREYAS. A Practical Gardening Guide. Portland: Timber Press, 1997. Sm 4to. 95 pp. Illus from photos. Pictorial card covers; french flaps. Introduction to the exciting possibilites of growing vireya rhododendrons. $ 15.00

ROSES

Austin, David THE ENGLISH ROSES. Classic Favorites and New Selections. Portland: Timber, 2005. 4to. 304 pp. Special photography by Howard Rice and Andrew Lawson. Green boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. "...describes how he set out to combine the beauty and fragrance of the old roses with the repeat-flowering and wide colour range of the modern roses...advice on growing and maintaining...essential reference for every rose lover and gardener." $35.00

Beales, Peter VISIONS OF ROSES. Boston: Little Brown (1996) 4to 208 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos by Vivian Russell. Green cloth. Fine in like dustwrapper. $ 30.00

Beales, Peter. With special photography by Marianne Majerus. A PASSION FOR ROSES. London: Mitchell Beazley, 2004. 4to. 256 pp. Illustrated throughout from colour photos. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. Beales unequaled knowledge of growing, breeding, selling, and championing roses in this essential book which includes a comprehensive plant directory. $30.0

Bowles, Orville E., ed. THE CANADIAN ROSE ANNUAL. 1961. Toronto: The Canadian Rose Society, 1961. 8vo. 232 pp. Illus from colour photos. Green cloth; lettering gilt. Foxing to foredge, else about fine. $10.00

 Bowles, Orville E., ed. THE CANADIAN ROSE ANNUAL. 1962. Toronto: The Canadian Rose Society, 1962. 8vo. 248 pp. 248 pp. Illus from colour photos. Green cloth; lettering gilt. Foxing to top edge, else near fine. $10.00

Fitch, Charles Marden THE COMPLETE BOOK OF MINIATURE ROSES. NY: Hawthorn, (1977). 8vo. ix+342 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Blue baords. Very good in worn dustwrapper. $15.00

Gault, S. Miller and Patrick M. Synge. THE DICTIONARY OF ROSES IN COLOUR. London: Ebury Press and Michael Joseph, (1971). 4to. xlv+191. Illus from photos including colour photos of over 500 different roses. Red boards. A near fine copy in very good or better dustwrapper. $25.00

Gibson, Michael FIFTY FAVOURITE ROSES. A choice selection for every gardener. London: Cassell (1995) 4to 128 pp. Illus from colour photographs. Blue boards. Fine in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Harkness, Peter THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROSES. (Surrey): Bramley Books, (1991). Lrg 4to. 224 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos. White boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. With nearly seven hundred roses selected on grounds of merit, fame, or importance in rose history. Includes detailed advice on their qualities and on how to use them in the garden. $20.00

Le Rougetel, Hazel A HERITAGE OF ROSES. Owings Mills, Md: Stemmer House (1988) Small 4to. 176 pp. Profusely illus in colour and b&w from photos and drawings. Foreword by Graham Stuart Thomas. Fine in near fine d/w. Covers everything from history to practical techniques for cultivation. $ 25.00

Mattock, Mark ROSES FOR THE SMALLER GARDEN. London: Quadrill, 2001. 4to. 168 pp. Beautifully illus from colour photos. Boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $25.00

Park, Bertram COLLINS GUIDE TO ROSES. London: Collins, 1969. Fifth edition. 8vo. 288 pp. Illus from photos in colour and b/w. A little used, still very good in like dustwrapper. $ 12.00

Thomas, Graham Stuart. THE GRAHAM STUART THOMAS ROSE BOOK. Comprising his Trilogy: The Old Shrub Roses, Shrub Roses of Today, Climbing Roses Old and New. Sagaponack: Sagapress, 1994. Sm 4to. xxviii+385 pp. 71 pp of colour plates from photos and drawings + 24 in b/w. Green boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. Substantially revised and updated with practical advice and new photographs. $ 40.00

Wright, R.C.M., W.S. Brett, L.A. Anstiss, et al. ROSES. London: Ward, Lock, 1966. Revised edition. 8vo. 160 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Touch of spotting to the foredge and ink inscrition on the front free endpaper, else a very good in like dustwrapper. $ 10.00

Young, Norman. Edited by L.A.Wyatt. THE COMPLETE ROSARIAN. The Development, Cultivation and Reproduction of Roses. London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1971). 8vo. 286 + 24 pages of colour plates from photos. Figures and tables in text. Red boards. Light foxing to foredge and top edge, occasionally lightly permeating pages, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with light wear to top edge.. $25.00

SALVIAS

Sutton, John THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING SALVIAS. Portland: Timber, 1999. Lrg 8vo. 160 pp. Illus throughout from colour photos and drawings. Red cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $20.00

SUCCULENTS

Carlson, Raymond, ed. THE FLOWERING CACTUS. An Informative Guide, Illustrated in Full-Color Photography, to One of the Miracles of America's Southwest. NY: McGraw-Hill, (1954). 4to. 96 pp. Photos and technical data by R.C. and Claire Meyer Proctor. Sketches and Design by George M. Avery. Map. 1/4 bound red cloth and paper boards. A good tight copy. Extremities rubbbed and spine faded. Small damp stain to bottom corner of text pages. $ 20.00

Cerutti, Vincent with photos by Paul Starosta. CACTI. (Koln): Evergreen, (1998). 4to. 127 pp. Illus from 138 colour photos. Orange boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. Over 300 varieties of cacti with a wealth of advice on how to grow them. $17.50

Chidamian, Claude THE BOOK OF CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS. NY: Garden City, (1958). Reprint. 8vo. xiii+243 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Boards. Ink name on front free endpaper. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $15.00

Davidson, B. LeRoy LEWISIAS. Portland: Timber, 2000. 8vo. 236 pp. Illus from paintings and line drawings by Micheal Moshier. Colour photos throughout. Map endpapers. Grey boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. A thorough look at this succulent, both in the garden and in it's natural habitat, first encounterd by Meriwether Lewis in 1806. $20.00

Mauseth, James D., Robeto Kiesling, and Carlos Ostolaza A CACTUS ODYSSEY. Journeys in the Wilds of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina. Portland: Timber Pr., 2002. 8vo. xii+306 pp. Illus from colour photos throughout. Black boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $25.00

 Preston-Mafham, Rod & Ken CACTI. THE ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY. Portland: Timber, 2001. Reprint. 4to. 224 pp. Illus from colour photos. Pictorial card covers. Short tear at foot of spine, else a nice clean copy. The author has documented and photographed over 1100 species and varieties. C$20.00

Subik, Rudolf DECORATIVE CACTI. A Guide to Succulent House Plants. (London): Spring Books, (1973). 4to. 132 pp. Full page colour illus. by Jirina Kaplicka. Green cloth. Light fading to top and bottom edge. A very good copy in dustwrapper with several chips and tears to extremities. $17.50

TULIPS

Bonar, Ann. TULIPS. A Guide to Cultivation. London: Pavilion (1993). Narrow 8vo 64 pp. Illus from colour photos and paintings. Laminated pictorial paper boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $ 10.00

Horst, Arend Jan van der & Sam Benvie. TULIPS. The Complete Guide to Selecting and Growing. Buffalo: Firefly, (1998). Reprint of the Dutch Edition. 4to 144 pp. Beautifully illus. from photos. Pictorial boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. Includes the origin and history of the tulip. $20.00

Mather, John C. COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF TULIPS AND DAFFODILS. London: Collingridge, 1961. 8vo. 212pp. 24 pp of plated from b/w photos. Yellow cloth. Very good in worn dustwrapper with piece removed from bottom edge, now in mylar. Earlier reference book on bulb production by an entomologist $ 20.00