2016   CLEANOUT 

  BARGAIN  LIST  

Books on this list are NET to all, plus postage (postpaid to dealers).   (Updated June 16, 2016)    

only $10 or $20 each:

 

Mildred & Arthur Byne, SPANISH GARDENS AND PATIOS.  (Phila. & NY: Lippincott & The Architectural Press, 1924)  corrected revised edition, quarto, 305+ pp., index, 4 color plates, 160 photographic ill s. and 14 line drawings; an exhaustive classic study covering the entire country.  covers faded and spotted, end-papers darkened, slight old bookworm damage to inner margins of first and last few l eaves, but a internally  a surprisingly clean, tight copy in blue cloth binding, so l d "as is.".  $20  

Rick Darke, THE COLOUR ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ORNAMENTAL GRASSES, Sedges, Rushes, Restios, Cat-tails and Selected Bamboos.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1999)  quarto, 325 pp., indices, bibliography, glossary hardiness map, we ll illl . with co l or photos.  One of the most comprehensive works on the subject to date.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Tracy DiSabato-Aust, THE WELL-DESIGNED MIXED GARDEN: Bui l ding Beds and Borders with Trees, Shrubs, Perennia l s, Annua l s, and Bu l bs.  ( Port l and : Timber Press, 2003)  quarto, 480 pp. index, bib l iography, g l ossary, p l ant l ists, appendices, hardiness map, ill . with usefu l co l or photos and co l or/b&w l ine drawings.  one of the best works ever pub l ished on designing and p l anting the mixed border.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $10

David Engel, JAPANESE GARDENS FOR TODAY.  foreword by Richard Neutra.  (Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1967 [1959])  quarto, 270 pp., interesting tricolor decorative covers in an Oriental motif, index, bibliography, profusely ill. with color and b&w photos and line drawings; a significant work, in that it consists of a guide to designing modern Japanese gardens, rather than another work on Japanese garden history.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10  

John Fiala, LILACS: The Genus Syringa.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1988)  quarto, 266 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with many color & b&w photos (including interesting old photos of plant hunting for lilacs).  an indispensable reference work, the first of its nature since Susan McKelvey's 1928 monograph, o.p. in hard cover and already extremely scarce.  near fine copy in d.j.  $10

Marcello Fagiolo, ROMAN GARDENS : Villas of the Countryside.  (NY: Monacelli Press, 1997)  square small folio, 264 pp., ill. with fine color photos by Robero Schezen.  A  beautifully produced and very informative work on important 16th century Roman gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10  

Marcello Fagiolo, ROMAN GARDENS: Villas of the City.  (NY: Monacelli Press, 2001)  square small folio, 287 pp., ill. with fine color photos by Robero Schezen.  A  beautifully produced and very informative work on important 16th century urban Roman gardens, a fine addition to his earlier work on rural Roman gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Fred Galle, AZALEAS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1985)  first edition, quarto, 486 pp., index, appendices, ill. with 366 color photos & monochrome line drawings.  One of the more recent standard reference works, especially useful for its exhaustive lists of plants.  a very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $10  

Roy Genders, SCENTED FLORA OF THE WORLD.  (London: Robert Hale, 1977)  560 pp., index, appendices, ill. with black-and-white photos; an unequalled comprehensive work, containing introductory material dealing with the history of scented flowers, an explanation of scent, scent in relation to pollination and classification of scents, followed by an exhaustive alphabetical listing of plants--clearly the best work to date on the subject.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

John Dixon Hunt, THE PICTURESQUE GARDEN IN EUROPE.  (London: Thames & Hudson, 2002)  large format octavo, 208 pp., index, bibliographical essays, ill. with 121 b&w and 60 color plates.  A wonderful work tracing the origins and development of the picturesque of natural garden in England and France.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Gertrude Jekyll , COLOUR SCHEMES FOR THE FLOWER GARDEN.  (London: Country Life, 1925)  6th edition [i.e., 6th printing]. 159 pp., we l l i l l . with b&w photos, fo l d-out garden p l ans.  The c l assic work on p l anting of gardens using hardy p l ants based on co l or.  some foxing, penci l writing erasures, repaired tear at top of ha l f-tit l e, o/w a very good, c l ean, tight copy in green c l oth binding.  $10

Norman T. Newton, DESIGN ON THE LAND, THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE.  (Cambridge, MA: Be l knap Press, 1971)  714 pp., index, bib l iography, notes.  i l l . with many b&w p l ates.  a very readable textbook of use by the genera l pub l ic as a comprehensive history of l andscape design.   o/w a very good copy in du l l b l ue c l oth binding.  $10

Humphrey J. Welch, MANUAL OF DWARF CONIFERS.  (Little Compton, RI: Theophrastus, 1979 [1966])  revised edition.  large format octavo, 470 pp., index, ill. with 270 b&w photos and detailed photographic identification plates.  The desirable greatly expanded edition of the standard work on the subject, which has become now rather scarce.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $20

Peter Wharton & Brent Hine & Douglas Justice, THE JADE GARDEN : New and Notable Plants from Asia .  ( Portland , OR : Timber Press, 2005)  228 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with on-site color photos.  An important work produce din association with the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10  

Qian Yun [Editor], CLASSICAL CHINESE GARDENS .  (Hong King/Beijing: Joint Pub l ishing Co., 1982)  fo l io, 240 pp., attractive white embossed binding with decorative end-papers, i l l . with 209 fine co l or photos.  Garden art is featured in this work of high qua l ity on 37 notab l e Chinese gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

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William Adams, GROUNDS FOR CHANGE: Major Gardens of the 20th Century.  (Boston: Bullfinch, 1993)  oblong quarto, 216 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with garden plans and superb color photos by Everett Scott.  Far more than a so-called picture book, this work presents an interesting overview of significant modern gardens around the globe with amazing insight.  as new in slightly worn d.j.  $5

James Bartholomew, THE MAGIC OF KEW.  (Kew, UK: Royal Botanic Garden, 1988) 126 pp., ill. with 100 striking b&w photos by the author.  The photos are superb, having been taken with a 1930's camera before the severe storm destruction of 1987.  The photos show amazing clarify and tonal range and took three years for the author-photographer to produce.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

John Brookes, THE BOOK OF GARDEN DESIGN.  (NY: Macmillan, 1991)  square quarto, 352 pp., index, profusely ill. in color (photos and sketches); Brookes' latest accomplishment: his unique insights into all aspects of garden design, especially varied details, rescues the book from the "coffee table" fate!  a very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Patrick Bowe, GARDENS IN CENTRAL EUROPE.  (NY: Train/Scala, 1991)  quarto,  215 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with the typically superb color photos of Nicolas Sapieha.  a beautiful book, and especially important for its coverage of an region ignored by most other books on European gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Jane Brown, LANNING ROPER AND HIS GARDENS.  (NY: Rizzoli, 1987)  quarto, 224 pp., index, list of his commissions; well ill. with color and b&w ills. and garden plans.  Roper (1912-1983) designed important dens in the U.S. and on the continent.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Jane Brown, VITA'S OTHER WORLD: A Gardening Biography of V. Sackville-West.  (London/NY: Viking, 1985)  240 pp., index, notes, well ill. with period b&w and modern color photos.  an excellent scholarly yet highly readable account of her gardening and garden writing, already quite scarce.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Marie Caillet & Joseph Mertzweiller [Editors], THE LOUISIANA IRIS: The History and Culture of Five Native American Species and Their Hybrids.  (Portland , OR: Timber Press, 2000)  revised edition.  large format octavo, 211+ pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color and b&w photos.  The excellent updated edition of a definitive work covering all aspects of the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5  

Peter Coats, PLANTS FOR CONNOISSEURS.  (Indianapolis: Bobs-Merrill , 1974)  small folio, 208 pp., index, profusely ill . in color and b&w;  an attractive work on choice garden plants, becoming rather scarce.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Roy Coombs, VIOLETS: The History and Cultivation of Scented Violets.  (London: Batsford, 2003 [1981])  144 pp., indices, extensive bibliography, ill. with b&w line drawings, color photos, and wonderful color plates from paintings by Yvonne Matthews.  For its size, a surprisingly comprehensive book on the history and cultivation of scented violets, a favorite flower of the Victorian era.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Penny David,  A GARDEN LOST IN TIME, The Mystery of the Ancient Gardens of Aberglasney.  (London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1999)  Foreword by Penelope Hobhouse.  large format octavo, 192 pp., index, notes, appendices; well ill. with color and b&w photos and reproductions of old illustrations.  The fascinating story of the restoration of a famous garden dating to the 15th Century is presented in far greater detail than any other book of its genre to date.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

B. LeRoy Davidson, LEWISIAS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000)  236 pp., index, bibliography, maps (including on end-papers), ill. with very good color photos and original botanical art by Micheal Moshier.  The first substantial monograph on a fascinating genus of rock plants from the western American mountains.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Tracy DiSabato-Aust, THE WELL-TENDED PERENNIAL GARDEN: Planting and Pruning Techniques. (Portland: Timber Press, 1998) large format octavo, 269 pp. index, bibliography, glossary, appendices (including hardiness map), ill. with useful color photos and b&w line drawings. one of the more popular guides for the typical American gardener showing that anyone can successfully grow a variety of interesting perennials. very good copy in slightly worn d. j. $5

Ken Druse, THE NATURAL GARDEN.  (NY: Potter, 1989)  quarto, 296 pp., index, appendices, list of plants, ill. with 400 beautiful color photos by the author; a handsome and most useful work on wild gardening.  very good copy in slightly faded d.j.  $5

Virginia S. Eifert, TALL TREES AND FAR HORIZONS: Author of Journeys in Green Places.  (NY: Dodd Mead, 1965)  301 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with b&w photos, maps, and drawings in the text.  an excellent summary of plant hunting in all parts of North America.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Alfred Evans, THE PEAT GARDEN AND ITS PLANTS.  (London: Dent, 1974)  164 pp., well ill., index, lists of plants;  the only in-depth work on the subject, and now very scarce.  very good copy in well worn d.j.  $5  

Jean Feinberg, WAVE HILL PICTURED: Celebrating a Garden.  (NY: Abrams, 1991)  oblong quarto, 168 pp., an essay by Peter Sauer, and photos in b&w and in color by noted photographers Lois Conner, Jan Groover, Stephen Scheer and Philip Tanner of this famous 28 acre garden in Riverdale, Bronx, owned by the City of New York.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Adrian Fisher, LABYRINTH: Solving the Riddles of the Maze.  (NY: Harmony Books, 1990)  square quarto, 160 pp., index, bibliography, useful gazetteer of mazes, pictorial end-papers, ill. with drawings of maze patterns and fine color photos by Georg Gerster.  an attractive and highly fascinating uncommon work on mazes from ancient to modern times.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Mark Francis & Andreas Riemann, THE CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE GARDEN: Ecology, Culture and Design.  (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999)  quarto, 234 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendix, ill. with color and b&w photos and distinctive color paintings by Yan Nascimbene.  An excellent new work on the California garden written from a historical perspective.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Robert Gathorne-Hardy, THE TRANQUIL GARDENER.  (London/Edinburgh: Nelson, 1958)  2nd printing; 201 pp., index, 4 color plates & 28 charming line drawings by John Nash; covers three gardens: the author's own, his mother's and John Nash's; good coverage of rock gardens and wild gardening.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy.  $5

Lynn Geesaman [photographer] & Verlyn Klinkenborg, GARDENSCAPES.  (NY: Aperture, 2003)  square quarto, 111 pp., ill. with 71 wonderful distinctive color photos and Geesman and very insightful text by a noted writer on the joys of nature and rural America.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Mac Griswold & Eleanor Weller, THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN GARDENS: Proud Owners - Private Estates - 1890-1940.  (NY: Abrams, 1992)  square quarto, 408 pp., index, notes, appendix, profusely ill. with color and b&w photos and some garden plans.  a superbly produced landmark survey of 500 private estate gardens across America.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Miles Hadfield, TOPIARY AND ORNAMENTAL HEDGES: Their History and Cultivation.  (London: Adam & Charles Black, 1971)  large format octavo, 100 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with b&w photos.  Still the best work covering history, design and planting, and now very scarce.  a very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Pamela Harper, COLOR ECHOES: Harmonizing Color in the Garden.  (NY: Macmillan, 1994)  quarto, 228 pp., index, ill. with 200 fine color photos.  An attractive and useful work on color schemes in garden planning and planting.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Pamela Harper, DESIGNING WITH PERENNIALS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1991)  quarto, 326 pp., index, bibliography, list of sources, ill. with 300 color photos by the author.  an uncommon and very valuable work covering various uses of perennials in landscape design and planting.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Gill Hedley & Adrian Rance [Editors], PLEASURE GROUNDS: The Gardens and Landscapes of Hampshire.  (Horndean, UK: Milestone Publications, 1987)  95 pp., gazetteer of gardens, well ill. in color and b&w from various periods.  an attractive, well illustrated overview of gardens in Hampshire in a series of essays on a variety of subjects.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Mike Heger & John Whitman, GROWING PERENNIALS IN COLD CLIMATES.  (Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books, 1998)  quarto, pictorial covers, 431 pp., glossary, lists of plants, ill. with color photos.  a very useful and rather scarce work cover over 1700 plants and listing specific sources for each.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Blanche Henrey, NO ORDINARY GARDENER: Thomas Knowlton, 1691-1781.  (London: British Museum, 1986)  324 pp., index, appendices, a few ills.; a serious scholarly work on a noted head gardener to royalty, covering his life and letters.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

May Brawley Hill, ON FOREIGN SOIL: AMERICAN GARDENERS ABROAD.  (NY: Harry Abrams, 2005)  quarto, 159 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with many period color and b&w plates.  The first work to systematically study the influence of American gardeners who moved to or worked in other countries, rather than vice-versa.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Penelope Hobhouse, ON GARDENING.  (NY: Macmillan, 1994)  square quarto, 216 pp., index, ill. in color with garden plans and very good photos by Andrew Lawson.  The latest in a series of excellent recent books by Penelope Hobhouse covers garden planning and planting in a handsome and refreshing format.  as new in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Joseph Hudak, DESIGNS FOR GARDENS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000)  large format octavo, 217 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  An excellent, refreshing work providing imaginative solutions to design problems faced by the majority of owners of modest-sized gardens in temperate climates, by the author of noted works on using plants in the landscape.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5  

Edward Hyams & Wi l l iam Macquitty, GREAT BOT7ANICAL GARDENS OF THE WORLD.  (NY: Macmi l l an, 1969)  quarto, 288 pp., profuse l y i l l . in co l or & b&w.  The best work to date on the subject.  very good copy in d.j. of the origina l ( U.S. ) edition.  very good copy in s l ight l y worn d.j.  $5

Theodore James, SEASIDE GARDENING.  (NY: Abrams, 1995)  quarto, 160 pp., index, list of sources. ill. with 120 color photos by Harry Haralambou.  The best recent work on the subject, emphasizing seaside gardening from Maine to Virginia.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

David Jarrett, THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN.  (NY: Rizzoli, 1978)  quarto, 144 pp., profusely ill. with color and b&w photos;  primarily an illustrated book, using the excellent photos to show the development of the English garden.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

Michael Jefferson-Brown, THE LILY: For Garden, Patio and Display.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1988)  192 pp., index, appendices, ill. with line drawings and (mostly) color photos.  a fine and uncommon recent monograph.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Deborah Kellaway, CLEMATIS AND THE RANUNCULACEAE.  (North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square, 1994)  square format, 128 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, charming decorative end-papers, ill. with color photos.  While there are other works with far better treatment of Clematis and Delphinium, the value of this work lies in its detailed coverage of such genera as Actaea, Cimifuga, Caltha, Aquilegia, Trollius, Aconitum and Thalictrum: genera certainly containing some of the more interesting herbaceous plants.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Fritz Kolhein, SAXIFRAGES AND RELATED GENERA.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1985)  244 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with 81 color photos and 51 line drawings. extensive descriptive information on Saxifrages and related plants.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5  

David Leach, RHODODENDRONS OF THE WORLD and How to Grow Them.  (NY: Scribners, 1961)  quarto, 544 pp., ill. with photos and sketches, maps, appendices, fold-out chart; still one of the definitive monographs on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Daphne Ledward [Compiler], THE VICTORIAN GARDEN CATALOG.  (London: Studio, 1995)  small folio, 224 pp., list of sources, profusely ill. with reproductions of pages from Victorian English garden catalogs, and 16 full color plates following a brief introduction.  A valuable work, the first to date on the subject, presented in an attractive manner.  as new in d.j.  $5

Christopher Lloyd, CHRISTOPHER LLOYD'S GARDENING YEAR.  (London: Frances Lincoln, 1999)  224 pp., pictorial boards, decorative end-papers, index, ill. with fine color photos by Jonathan Buckley.  a wonderfully written gardening calendar of a year at Great Dixter filled with the wisdom of a great gardener.  owner's name, 2 corners slightly bumped, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $5

Ann Lovejoy, AMERICAN MIXED BORDER: Gardens For All Seasons.  (NY: Macmillan, 1993)  square quarto, 240 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos and border plans.  an excellent work from an American perspective, covering the use of annuals and biennials, trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, grasses and bulbs in perennial borders.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Laura Martin, GARDENS OF THE HEARTLAND.  (NY: Abbeville, 1996)  square quarto, 256 pp., index, ill. with color photos by Allen Rokach.  an important work covering estate gardens, parks, arboretums, botanic gardens and historic gardens in a part of the county overlooked in many works on great American gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5  

Mark Mattock, ROSES FOR THE SMALLER GARDEN.  (NY: Rizzo l i, 2001)  square quarto, 168 pp., index, appendices, i l . with distinctive co l or photos by Linda Burgess.  A very attractive and usefu l work, the first on the subject since George Stevens's work of 1926.  very good copy in s l ight l y worn d.j.  $5 

Edwin Morris, THE GARDENS OF CHINA: History, Art, and Meanings.  (NY: Scribners, 1983)  quarto, 273 pp., index, appendices, bibliography, ill. in color & b&w; an interesting and now rather scarce study of the philosophy and characteristics of Chinese gardens from ancient times to the present; very good in slightly worn d.j.  $5  

Gunter Nitschke, JAPANESE GARDENS : Right Ang l e and Natura l Form.  (Hohenzo l l ernring, Germany: Taschen, 1999)  quarto, 240 pp., bib l iography, g l ossary, notes, i ll . with co l or and b&w photos.  An exce l l ent, uncommon and attractive work on e l ements of Japanese garden design, with a summary of the individua l gardens treated in the work.  Identical in contents to the 1991 edition (The Architecture of Japanese Gardens), despite the different pagination.  very good copy in s l ight l y worn d.j.  $5

James & Patricia Pieterpaolo, CARNIVOROUS PLANTS OF THE WORLD.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1986)  quarto, 206 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos, maps & excellent botanical drawings in the text.  The best work on the subject in the detailed cultural and propagation information it provides.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Anna Pavord, THE BORDER BOOK: An Illustrated Practical Guide to Planting Borders, Beds and Out-of-the-Way Corners.  (London: Doring Kindersely, 1994)  small square quarto, 160 pp., index, well  ill. with color photos and color border plans and plant groupings.  far better than the vast majority of nicely illustrated but generally useless books of this genre, this work is particularly useful in offering many suggested treatments for a variety of corners and small spaces that we invariably have to deal with in our gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

George Plumptre, THE WATER GARDEN: Styles, Designs & Visions.  (London/NY: Thames &  Hudson, 1993)  square quarto,  208 pp., index, list of gardens.  ill. with beautiful color photos by Hugh Palmer.  a superbly produced work, covering the history and design of water gardens around the world, certainly elevates the subject well above the usual work on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

David & Connie Rogers, WOODY ORNAMENTAL PLANTS FOR DEEP SOUTH GARDENS.  (Pensacola: University of West Florida Press, 1991)  296 pp., indices, bibliography, ill. with black-and-white photos and excellent line drawings.  A little seen and very useful work for Zone 8 climates.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

B[envenuto] V[incent] Rossi, MODERN ROSES IN AUSTRALASIA: A Complete and Practical Guide for Amateurs, and Especially Beginners, in Australasia and Similar Climatic Countries.  (Melbourne: Mitchell & Casey, 1930)  319 pp., list of roses, ill. with b&w photos and drawings.  a very scarce and well illustrated work, and early one on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Kay Sanecki, HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH HERB GARDEN.  (London: Ward Lock, 1992)  128 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, well il. in color and b&w with contemporary photos of historic herb gardens, and from older works as well.  a well designed, attractive overview of the subject from the 10th century to the present.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Nicolette Scourse, THE VICTORIANS AND THEIR FLOWERS.  (London: Croom Helm, 1983)  195 pp., index, appendix, glossary, bibliography, well ill. in color and b&w; an informative work written about the philosophies of gardeners in this era, from the outlook of a social historian.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Sue Shephard, SEEDS OF FORTUNE: A Gardening Dynasty.  (London/NY: Bloomsbury, 2003)  300 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with b&w and color reproductions of a variety of period illustrations.  Finally a biography of the Veitch family, England's most influential nurserymen, responsible for thousands of plant introductions from around the globe.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Ian Thompson, THE SUN KING'S GARDEN: Louis XIV, Andre Le Notre and the Creation of the Gardens of Versailles.  (London/NY: Bloomsbury Books, 2006)  large format octavo, 370 pp., index, bibliography, notes, decorative end-papers, ill. in b&w and color from many period sources.  A number of works have been written on Le Notre and most works on Versailles have been coffee-table type books; this is the first comprehensive study of the creation of these famous gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Graham Stuart Thomas, CUTTINGS FROM MY GARDEN NOTEBOOK.  (Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, 1997)  large format octavo, 368 pp., decorative end-papers, index, plant list, ill. with charming monochrome line drawings by the author.  A collections of 63 fascinating essays on various aspects of his long career as a gardener and artist.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Patricia Thorpe, AMERICA'S COTTAGE GARDENS.  (NY: Random House, 1990)  square quarto, 192 pp., index, ill. with color photos by Eve Sonneman; an interesting study, the first and only to date, of American renditions of cottage gardens; some examples, interestingly enough, are from this region of New York State.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

S[tanley] C[hristopher] Warren-Wren, THE BOOK OF WILLOWS.  (South Brunswick, N.J.: Barnes, 1972)  179 pp., index, glossary, bibliography, ill. with b&w photos and line drawings by John Green; one of the few monographs on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Jacob Weidenmann, VICTORIAN LANDSCAPE GARDENING: A Facsimile of Jacob Weidenmann's `Beautiful Country Homes.'  (Watkins Glen, NY: American Life Foundation, 1978)  Introduction by David Schuyler,  folio, 8, 40, 48 pp., reproducing the 24 plates of the original in b&w, and 4 of them in color.  A valuable quality reprint of a very important (and extremely rare) work by a significant but not well known landscape architect, with examples of his work from parks, gardens and cemeteries in New England and New York State.  very good copy in original wraps.  $5

Bernard Wolgensinger and Jose Daidone, THE PERSONAL GARDEN: Its Architecture and Design.  (NY: Van Nostrand, 1975)  square quarto, 160+ pp., 94 color and 94 b&w photos, and 23 garden plans; translated from the French by J.A. Underwood; an interesting book on design of small modern gardens, using examples of garden elements found in Europe, Japan and the U.S. and now becoming quite scarce.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Stephen Woodhams, PORTFOLIO OF CONTEMPORARY GARDENS.  (Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publishers, 1999)  quarto, 192 pp., index, lists of suppliers and plants.  well ill. with many useful color photos by Andrew Wood.  Rather than anther book on noteworthy modern gardens, this book examine current trends in garden design and explains various design elements and features that are typically included in contemporary gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Peter Yeo, HARDY GERANIUMS.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2002)  revised edition [the first was 1985]  218 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos and excellent line drawings.  The new, revised edition of best work to date on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

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E[dward] A[ugustus] Bowles, A HANDBOOK OF CROCUS AND COLCHICUM FOR GARDENERS.  (London: Waterstone, 1985 [1952])  revised/enlarged edition.  222 pp., index, appendices, bibliography; nicely ill. in color and b&w.  Originally issued in 1924, this remains a classic monograph on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

E[dward] A[ugustus] Bowles, MY GARDEN IN AUTUMN AND WINTER.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1998 [1915])  reprint edition, with a Preface by Charles Elliot and a nomenclature update appendix.  282 pp., index, well illustrated with black-and-white reproduction of all the original photos; the original editions of this series have become very scarce and expensive.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Jean Spiro Breskend, BACKYARD DESIGN: Making the Most of the Space Around Your House.  (Boston: Bullfinch/Little Brown, 1998 [1991])  Introduction by Elvin McDonald.  square quarto, 223 pp., list of suppliers, well ill. with color photos and b&w design sketches.  The best book to date on backyards of all sizes and types.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Jane Brown, TALES OF THE ROSE TREE: Ravishing Rhododendrons and Their Travels Around the World.  (NY: Harper Collins, 2004)  308 pp., index, notes, recommended list of gardens to visit.  well ill. with period color & black-and-white plates.  The fascinating story of the discovery of azaleas and rhododendrons by plant hunters and their introduction into gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Myles Challis, LARGE-LEAFED PERENNIALS.  (London: Ward Lock, 1992)  96 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos and b&w sketches; a valuable work covering some interesting hardy accent plants for the garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Ruth Rogers Clausen & Nicolas Ekstrom, PERENNIALS FOR AMERICAN GARDENS.  (NY: Random House, 1989)  631 pp., indices, glossary, bibliography, well ill. with color photos; a valuable work, listing many unusual garden perennials.  small label on front end-paper, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $1

Alice Coats, GARDEN SHRUBS AND THEIR HISTORIES.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1992)  square quarto, 223 pp., Foreword by John Creech, bibliography, brief biographical sketches, ill. in color from period works.  An attractively produced quality reprint of the scarce 1962 original work in a different, larger format.  This is the only work to date on this subject.  as new in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Paul Collins, SMALL GARDEN DESIGN.  (Seacaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1989)  quarto, 128 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color photos and garden plans.  One of the less common recent works on the subject containing a number of interesting ideas.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $1

Thalassa Cruso, TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON: The Gardening Year.  (NY: Knopf, 1973)  300+ pp., index, 24 engraving in the text; a highly readable, sensitive seasonal gardening account by an American writer.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $1

Montagu Don, THE SENSUOUS GARDEN.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, n.d. [ca. 1997])  quarto, 160 pp., index, list of plants, ill. with interesting color photos.  An interesting, idiosyncratic study of the sensory aspects of gardening, attractively presented.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

George Drower, GARDEN OF INVENTION: The Stories of Garden Inventors & Their Inventions.  (Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2003)  292 pp., index, list of sources, ill. with interesting old b&w engravings.  a fascinating collection of stories about all kinds of garden-related inventions and discoveries through the ages.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Eve Eckstein, GEORGE SAMUEL ELGOOD: His Life and Work, 1851-1943.  (London: Alpine Very good Arts Collection, 1995)  large oblong quarto, 230 pp., appendices.  ill. in color and b&w, reproducing a number of his paintings.  a carefully researched and beautifully produced work of an artist who produced over 1000 paintings over a 40 year career, covering his work with Gertrude Jekyll, his interest in Italians gardens, and his rarely-seen own garden.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Sydney Eddison, A PATCHWORK GARDEN: Unexpected Pleasures From a Country Garden.  (NY: Harper & Row, 1990)  224 pp., index, ill. with line drawings by the author, garden plans on end-papers, a highly readable account of the fascinating story of the creation of an eight-acre garden in Newtown, Connecticut, beginning in 1961.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Charles Elliott, THE TRANSPLANTED GARDENER.  (NY: Lyons & Burford, 1995)  221 pp.; a highly readable new work by an American living in the United Kingdom, and taking a fresh look at English garden history and British gardeners.  very good copy in slightly spotted but attractive pictorial d.j.  $1

Daniel Foley, GARDENING BY THE SEA.  (Phila.: Chilton, 1965)  285 pp., many ills., index;  the best recent work on the subject, particularly useful in temperate climates such as eastern North America.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $1

H. Lincoln & Laura Louise Foster, CUTTINGS FROM A ROCK GARDEN: Plant Portraits and Other Essays.  (NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990)  edited, and with a Foreword by Norman Singer.  Introduction by Panayoti Kelaidis.  446 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color photos and with line drawings by Laura Foster.  highly readable and informative essays by two of the century's more important rock garden experts, who created a marvelous hillside rock garden known as Millstream in South Canaan, CT.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Robin Lane Fox, BETTER GARDENING.  (Boston: Godine, 1986 [1982])  184 pp., index, ill. with color photos.  This is not another how to book for the beginning gardener as its title might suggest, but rather a treatise designed to assist the more sophisticated gardener in selection of the choicest alpines, bulbs, border plants, shrubs and trees for the garden, and warnings on which plants to avoid as well.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Robin Lane Fox, VARIATIONS ON A GARDEN.  (Boston: Godine, 1987 [1974])  182 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color and b&w photos; revised for the American gardener; a highly readable seasonal account covering many interesting aspects of gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $1  

S[impson] Mi l l ar Gau l t, THE DICTIONARY OF SHRUBS IN COLOUR.  (London: B l oomsbury Books, 1992 [1976])  Foreword by C.D. Bricke l l .  sma l l fo l io, 208 pp., i l l . with over 500 co l or photos by Ernest Crowson.  a we l l -produced book usefu l in shrub identification because of the many fine co l or photos.  very good copy in s l ight l y worn d.j  $1

Lucy Gent, GREAT PLANTING.  (London: Ward-Lock, 1995)  quarto, 160 pp., index, ill. with garden plans and color photos.  A useful work on planting design and plant selection, using examples from great gardens in the United States and United Kingdom.  very good copy in very slightly worn d.j.  $1

William Gerdts, DOWN GARDEN PATHS: THE FLORAL ENVIRONMENT IN AMERICAN ART.  (Cranbury, N.J.: F.D.U. Press, 1983)  quarto, 144 pp., index, notes, well ill. in color and b&w; a long overdue and authoritative work on late 19th and early 20th century American paintings of gardens and flowers.  as new in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Nancy Goodwin & Allen Lacy, A YEAR IN OUR GARDENS: Letters by Nancy Goodwin & Allen Lacy.  (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2001)  tall oblong octavo, 208 pp., index, ill. with a few b&w drawings by Martha Blake-Adams.  An interesting selection of letters written in 1997-1999 reveals differences and similarities between gardens in New Jersey and North Carolina.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Francesa Greenoak, NATURAL STYLE FOR GARDENS.  (San Francisco: Soma, 1998)  quarto, 159 pp., index, decorative end-papers.  well ill. with color photos and drawings.  an imaginative and attractive work on designing various kinds of natural gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Diana Grenfell & Roger Grounds, THE WHITE GARDEN.  (North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square, 1991)  160 pp., index, ill. with color photos, garden plans and color plates from paintings of Jenny Jowett.  This recent work also covers white and gray foliage plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Christopher Grey-Wilson, CLEMATIS: THE GENUS, A Comprehensive Guide for Gardeners, Horticulturists and Botanists.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000)  large format octavo, 223 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with many excellent color photos.  an excellent comprehensive guide, the best on the genus to date.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Bunny Guinness, GARDEN TRANSFORMATIONS: Designer Secrets and Tricks of the Trade.  (Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1999)  quarto, 168 pp., index, list of suppliers.  ill. with many color photos and a few b&w drawings.  an interesting variety of fairly simple solutions to all kinds of garden design problems.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Gabrielle Hatfield, MEMORY, WISDOM AND HEALING: The History of Domestic Plant Medicine.  (Phoenix Mill, UK: Sutton Publishing, 1999)  209 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendix, ill. with historic b&w photos and plates reproduced from old works.  A very readable, well research and highly interesting work covering the period 1700 to the present.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Ida Hay, SCIENCE IN THE PLEASURE GROUND: A History of the Arnold Arboretum.  (Boston: Northeastern University. Press, 1995)  349 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. in color & b&w.  An important scholarly yet readable and attractive work on America's most important arboretum, where so many new plants were introduced from abroad and so much scientific study of cultivated plants has taken place.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Penelope Hobhouse, FLOWER GARDENS.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1991)  quarto, 216 pp., index, ill. with beautiful color photos; one of the best of these general works on plant selection and use, because of the comprehensive European/American approach and the extensive catalog of plants.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Peter Hunt, 100 BEST HERBACEOUS PLANTS.  (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1963)  223 pp., glossary of plant names, ill. with a few color frontis and excellent botanical drawings by Cynthia Newsome-Taylor.  a small but very informative work that has become one of the scarcer titles on the subject.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $1

Will Ingwersen, CLASSIC GARDEN PLANTS.  (London: Hamlyn, 1975)  quarto, 192 pp., ill. with very attractive color paintings and monochrome drawings by Charles Stitt.  an attractive encyclopedia of interesting garden plants.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Alice Ireys, DESIGNS FOR AMERICAN GARDENS.  (NY: Prentice Hall, 1991)  quarto, 164 pp., index, list of sources. ill. with color photos and full-page color plans.  modern day plans for all size gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Theodore James Jr., LANDSCAPING: A FIVE-YEAR PLAN.  (NY: Macmillan 1988)  258 pp., index, list of source.  ill. with  color and b&w photos by Harry Haralambou.  A very useful and rather uncommon work, on planning for the transforation of an "unformed yard" or boring garden into a landscaped garden of great beauty; the detailed information far outweighs the lack of garden plans found in other garden design works for the owner of the modest garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Emyl Jenkins, PLEASURES OF THE GARDEN.  (NY: Crown, 1993)  square quarto, 192 pp., decorative endpapers, index, list of gardens, ill. with 250 color photos.  An attractive and appealing work covering many aspects of flowers and gardening from a designer's perspective.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $1

Hugh Johnson, THE PRINCIPLES OF GARDENING.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996 [1979])  revised edition.  quarto, 272 pp., index, lavishly ill. in color;  far more than a "coffee table" book, this work may be the best modern attempt at studying the philosophy of gardening through brief but careful analysis of a wide range of topics; a modern classic.  very good copy in slightly chipped d.j.  $1

Mary Keen, GARDENING WITH COLOR.  (NY: Random House, 1991)  144 pp., index, list of plants, ill. with color photos and border plans.  a useful recent work on color schemes for borders, using both flowering and foliage plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Mary Keen, THE GARDEN BORDER BOOK.  (Deer Park, WI: Capability's, 1987)  oblong quarto, 153 pp., index, bibliography, list of suppliers, pictorial end-papers, ill. with color photos and fine border plans by Gemma Nesbit.  A useful book for American gardeners in designing perennial and mixed borders.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Sonia Kinahan, THE OVERLOOK GUIDE TO WINTER GARDENS.  (Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 1985)  144 pp., bibliography, well ill. with color and b&w photos and drawings; an interesting, freshly written and attractive recent work that is uncommon.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Carol Soucek King, EMPOWERED GARDENS: Architects and Designers at Home.  (Glen Cove, NY: PBC International, 1997)  Foreword by Michael Graves.  quarto, 183 pp., directory of garden owners, well ill. with color photos.  an interesting selection of the home gardens of a number of famous modern designers, some of the works exhibiting surprising traditional and formal elements.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Carol Soucek King, GARDENSCAPES: Designs for Outdoor Living.  (Glen Cove, NY: PBC International, 1997)  Foreword by Martha Stewart.  quarto, 176 pp., directory of architects, well ill. with color photos and garden plants.  an interesting study of treatment of a wide variety of representative garden areas immediately adjacent to residences.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Stephen Lacey, LAWNS AND GROUND COVERS.  (North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square, 1991)  square format, 111 pp., indices, bibliography, list of plants, ill. with color photos & line drawings.  Drawing on historical precedents, Lacey, with his keen insights and in his unique style, elevates a mundane subject to a higher level in this National Trust Guide.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Stephen Lacey, SCENT IN YOUR GARDEN.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1991)  square quarto, 192 pp., index, bibliography, color photos by Andrew Lawson; Lacey's wonderful imaginative style and unique knowledge of plants transforms another coffee table picture book into something far more useful.  as new in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Stephen Lacey, THE STARTLING JUNGLE: Colour and Scent in the Romantic Garden.  (Boston: Godine, 1990 [1986])  Introduction by Allen Lacy.  256 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos; an unorthodox and highly readable work on a variety of interesting garden plants.  as new in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Allen Lacy, IN A GREEN SHADE: Writings from Homeground.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000)  290 pp., index, bibliography, list of sources, ill. with drawings by Martha Blake-Adams.  A collection of the most interesting essays from Lacy's quarterly newsletter, Home Ground.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Michael Leapman, THE INGENIOUS MR. FAIRCHILD: The Forgotten Father of the Flower Garden.  (NY: St. Martin's Press, 2000)  280 pp., index, bibliography, maps on end-papers, ill. in b&w and color from period images and documents.  The fascinating life and legacy of London nurseryman, Thomas Fairchild, who produced the first hybrid ornamental garden plant in the early 18th century.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Roddy Llewellyn, ORNAMENTAL ENGLISH GARDENS.  (NY: Rizzoli, 1990)  quarto, 208 pp., index, bibliography, list of gardens, ill. with color photos.  a valuable work illustrating 100 classic features of garden architecture.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Christopher Lloyd, CLEMATIS.  (Deer Park, Wis.: Capability's, 1989)  revised, with the assistance of Tom Bennett.  217 pp., index, glossary, ill. with fine color photos.  Originally issued in 1965, this revised edition remains the definitive modern monograph on the genus in cultivation.  as new in d.j.  special price  $1

Christopher Lloyd, OTHER PEOPLE'S GARDENS.  (London: Viking, 1995)  large format octavo, 221 pp., ill. with color photos.  For the first time, Lloyd does not write about one of his own gardens, but rather an interesting selection of gardens around the globe.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Christopher Lloyd, THE WELL-CHOSEN GARDEN.  (NY: Harper, 1984)  176 pp., index, list of plants; 109 nice color photos by Pamla Toler; drawing of years of experience, Lloyd covers many interesting aspects of gardening.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Ann Lovejoy, FURTHER ALONG THE GARDEN PATH: A Beyond-the-Basics Guide to the Gardening Year.  (NY: Macmillan, 1995)  quarto, 247 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos by Mark Lovejoy.  The author has elevated the seasonal garden journal to an art form, covering many interesting plants and fascinating aspects of gardening.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Jack Maguire, OUTDOOR SPACES: Landscape Design for Today's Living.  (NY: Henry Holt, 1987)  oblong format octavo, index, list of sources, ill. with color photos by Derek Fell.  an excellent illustrated nontechnical overview of the processes involved in modern landscape architecture.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $1

Sean McCann, MINIATURE ROSES: Their Care and Cultivation.  (Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1991)  large format octavo, 144 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with fine color photos.  one of the few books on miniature roses, and rather scarce.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $1

Sean McCann, MINIATURE ROSES: Their Care and Cultivation.  (NY: Arco Publishing, 1985)  large format octavo, 144 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with fine color photos.  one of the few books on miniature roses, and rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Anderson McCully, AMERICAN ALPINES IN THE GARDEN.  (NY: Macmillan, 1931)  251 pp., ill,; still a valuable work on Western alpines in cultivation.  paper slightly darkened, o/w a very good copy in torn d.j.  $1

Frederick McGourty, THE PERENNIAL GARDENER.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989)  250 pp., index, ill. with color photos and border plans.  an interesting and highly readable work written for the American gardener by an accomplished nurseryman.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Sue Minter, THE GREATEST GLASS HOUSE: The Rainforests Recreated.  (London: HSMO, 1990)  quarto, 216 pp., index, bibliography, glossary notes.  well ill. in color and b&w, from both period sources and from modern photos of the 1980's restoration of the great Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, dating from the 1840's.  The detailed photos and accounts of the painstaking restoration are unique for this type of garden history; a superb work, already becoming scarce.  as new in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Mary Russell Mitford, MY GARDEN.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990)  Introduction by Robyn Marsack.  large format octavo, 160 pp.,  ill. with line drawings and beautiful color paintings by Pamela Kay.  A very attractive presentation of selected letters of the period 1812-1855 dealing with gardening from the noted British author.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Joan Morgan & Alison Richards, PARADISE OUT OF A COMMON FIELD: The Pleasures & Plenty of the Victorian Garden.  (NY: Harper, 1990)  256 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendix, ill. with charming period color & b&w ills.; a well researched work and probably the most readable of a number on the subject.  as new in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Elizabeth Murray & Derek Fell, HOME LANDSCAPING: Ideas, Styles, and Designs for Creative Outdoor Spaces.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1988)  square quarto, 159 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with many color photos.  a useful work containing many suggestions for designing all or parts of home modest gardens.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $1

Gemma Nesbit, GARDEN GRAPHICS: How to Plan and Map Your Garden.  (Deer Park, Wis.: Capability's, 1993)  oblong format, 184 pp., index, ill. with color photos, well drawn garden plans and 1,350 outline graphics symbols of plants and garden design elements.  a truly unique work covering 29 types of gardens, with garden plans keyed to accompanying color photos, and also including a fresh new approach to using color charts.  as new in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Tim Newbury, THE ULTIMATE GARDEN DESIGNER.  (London: Ward Lock, 1995)  large format octavo, 256 pp., brief plant lists, very well ill. with color photos and a variety of color and b&w garden plans and design sketches.  Despite its overstated title, this book does contain many very well presented ideas for small gardens and small garden elements.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Klaas T. Noordhuis, DESIGNING GARDENS: Ideas for Designing and Creating Your Own Gardens from Start to Finish.  (Netherlands: Rebo, 1997 [1996])  Introduction, by Richard Rosenfeld.  large format octavo, pictorial boards, 144 pp., ill. with color photos and b&w garden plans.  interesting approaches to design of modern gardens of modest size from a Dutch landscape architect.  very good copy in slightly chipped d.j.  $1

Felicity North, PERENNIALS IN A COLD CLIMATE.  (London: John Gifford, 1969 [1967])  139 pp., plant lists, ill. with color photos and b&w line drawings.  One of the better works ever written on the subject ad equally useful for American gardeners.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $1

Erik Orsenna, ANDRE LE NOTRE: Gardener to the Sun King.  (NY: George Braziller, 2000)  Translated by Moishe Black.  151 pp., bibliography, notes, ill. with a few b&w period ills. in the text.  A highly readable new biography of Le Notre from a fresh viewpoint.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Mirabel Osler, THE SECRET GARDENS OF FRANCE.  (NY: Prentice Hall, 1993)  158 pp., index, ill. with color photos; interesting gardens in obscure places discovered by the author in her extensive travels.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Mirabel Osler, A BREATH FROM ELSEWHERE: Musings on Gardens.  (NY: Arcade Publications, 1998)  218 pp., index.  a highly readable sequel to the author's modern classic, A Gentle Plea of Chaos.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Jill Parker, THE PUREST OF PLEASURES: The Creation of a Romantic Garden.  (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1988)  192 pp., index, ill. with photos and drawings of the garden she created between 1973 and 1988; a finely written account.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Anthony Paul & Yvonne Rees, THE GARDEN DESIGN BOOK.  (Topsfield, MA: Salem House, 1988)  quarto, 256 pp., index, appendix, well ill. with color photos and garden plans.  an interesting work presenting modern garden design through the eyes of 15 prominent modern garden designers, showing their approaches to various design elements.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Helaine Prentice, THE GARDENS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.  (San Francisco: Chronicle, 1990)  quarto, 255 pp., index, bibliography, fine color photos by Melba Levick.  an attractive and informative work covering 25 gardens open to the public; a useful work supplement Victoria Padilla's 1969 book.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

George Plumptre, GREAT GARDENS, GREAT DESIGNERS.  (London: Ward Lock, 1994)  square quarto, 159 pp., ill. with very good color photos.  an interesting study of 14 important modern gardens and their designers; of local interest, one of the gardens featured is Naumkeag, in Stockbridge, Mass.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Jean Jacques Rousseau, PURE CURIOSITY.  (NY/London: Paddington Press, 1979)  large format, 156 pp., bibliography, glossary, interesting marbleized end-papers and marbleized paper boards.  ill. with faithful reproductions of the original color plates by P.J. Redoute.  A series of botanical letters and notes toward a dictionary of botanical terms was written by the French philosopher in 1771-1773, and published in the early 19th century.  This volume reproduces the plates from the 1821 edition of La Botanique, with a new translation by Kate Ottevaner and an introduction by Roy McMullen. very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1  

Stephen Scannie l l o & Tania Bayard, ROSES OF AMERICA : The Brook l yn Botanic Garden 's Guide to Our Nationa l F l ower.  (NY: Henry Ho l t/Dona l d Hutter, 1990)  sma l l fo l io, 224 pp., index, bib l iography, g l ossary, l ist of gardens, maps, charts; i l l . with co l or and b&w photos by A l bert Squi l l ace.  a very attractive work intended to cover roses in America , past and present, and American rose gardens, both estab l ished pub l ic gardens and advice on home rose gardening.  very good in s l ight l y worn d.j.  $1

Gay Search [with Bonita Bulaitis], THE IMPATIENT GARDENER.  (London: Quadrille, 2002)  quarto, 160 pp., index, list of suppliers, ill. with color photos by Linda Fickling.  An interesting approach to creating stylish and colorful garden transformations that can be accomplished and appreciated in a short period of time.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Elisabeth Sheldon, TIME AND THE GARDENER: Writings on a Lifelong Passion.  (Boston: Beacon Press, 2003)  276 pp., index, a wonderful series of essays on interesting plants, garden types, and garden history.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Nancy Ruzicka Smith, A GARDEN FULL OF FLOWERS.  (NY: Scribners, 1965)  241 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  An interesting and highly readable work covering many aspects of ornamental gardening stressing the greatest production of flowers around the year.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $1

Carol Spier & Warren Schultz, GARDEN IDEAS: Creative Design Solutions.  (NY: Metro Books, 1997)  square quarto, 288 pp., index, ill. with excellent color photos and a few designs.  A very useful work with detailed design and planting advice in three areas: window boxes, trellises and arbors, and using water in the garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Dorothy Stemler, THE BOOK OF OLD ROSES.  (Boston: Humphries, 1966)  64 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos.  a brief but interesting work by the proprietor of the famous Tillotson's old rose nursery.  fine copy in d.j.  $1

David Stevens, PRIVATE GARDENS, Successful gardening in one hour a week.  (NY: Henry Holt, 1989)  quarto, 144 pp., index, list of sources, ill. with b&w and color photos, plans and sketches.  A useful work on small, low-maintenance urban gardens by an acknowledged English expert on the creation and maintenance of small, sheltered gardens.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Roy Strong, ORNAMENT IN THE SMALL GARDEN.  (Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2000)  square quarto, 144 pp., index, ill. with color photos and garden plans.  one of the few works on garden ornament intended for the owner of the small garden and covering both traditional antique and modernistic ornaments.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

David Stuart, GEORGIAN GARDENS.  (London: Hale, 1979)  256 pp., index, bibliography, gazetteer of gardens; well ill. with photos, sketches and engravings.  covers the period 1750-1830.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

David Stuart, THE GARDEN TRIUMPHANT: A Victorian Legacy.  (NY: Harper, 1988)  317 pp., index, bibliography, period illustrations in color and b&w, gazetteer of gardens; a work that captures the enthusiasm of the gardening public in America and England in Victorian times, replete with successes and excesses.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

David Stuart, PLANTING THE PERFECT GARDEN: Beautiful Designs for Pots, Borders, Town and Country Gardens.  (North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square, 1991)  large format, 168 pp., index, appendices, bibliography, ill. with color photos and b&w plans of the identical gardens.  A useful work, in that it describes and depicts plans for planting very small gardens, or small sections of larger gardens.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $1

Richard Sudell, THE NEW GARDEN.  (NY: Scribners, 1936)  348 pp., from English sheets, decorative end-papers, index, ill. with color & b&w photos, sketches and plans.  an uncommon work showing the reader how to design, plan and construct a garden on a newly acquired property, utilizing the best new plants and techniques of the era.  b.s. faded, end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in brown cloth binding.  $1

Jane Taylor, GARDENING IN SHADE.  (London: Dent, 1991)  265 pp., index, ill. with color photos; a useful modern work, covering such aspects as using British native plants, a rock garden in the shade, rhododendron woodlands, shady borders and the shady garden on alkaline soils.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Graham Stuart Thomas, [Editor], RECREATING THE PERIOD GARDEN.  (Boston: Godine, 1985)  192 pp., index, color and b&w ills.; sponsored by the National Trust, its other contributors include Paul Edwards, Kay Sanecki & Brent Elliott.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Graham Stuart Thomas, THREE GARDENS of Pleasant Flowers.  (Deer Park, Wis.: Capability's, 1983)  188 pp., index, appendices (biographical notes and a long list of over 750 plants, including index references their citations in the work),  well ill. with color and b&w photos, garden plans, and drawings by the author; a wonderfully informative as well as readable account of his father's garden, Oak Cottage in Surrey and Brier Cottage, the latter two gardens he created.  as new in d.j. (special price)  $1

Patricia Thorpe, EVERLASTINGS; The Complete Book of Dried Flowers.  (NY: Facts on File, 1985)  square format octavo, 144 pp.m index, ill. with color photos, b&w line drawings, and excellent color plates from the art work of Anita Marci and Mary Close.  A well-illustrated uncommon basic work.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Norman Track [Editor], CANADA'S ROYAL GARDEN: Portraits & Reflections.  (NY: Viking, 1974)  oblong quarto, 150 pp., index, ill. with color photos and wood engravings by Gerard Brender a Brandis.  an attractive work with short essays relating to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Hamilton, Ontario, established in the 1940's.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Roger Turner, BETTER GARDEN DESIGN.  (London: Dent, 1986)  189 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos and line drawings; a useful work intended to show the application of design principles and planting techniques on the smaller garden.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Rosemary Verey, THE MAKING OF A GARDEN.  (NY: Holt, 1995)  square quarto, 192 pp., index,ill. with color photos by Tony Lord and watercolor garden plans by Hilary Wills.  a beautifully illustrated work covering many interesting facets of garden planning and design.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Rosemary Verey, THE ART OF PLANTING.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1990)  square quarto, 168 pp., index, ill. with fine color photos by Andrew Lawson.  an excellent and surprisingly uncommon recent work on the harmonious association of plants.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Jacqueline Walker, HIBISCUS.  (London: Cassell, 1999)  large format octavo, 96 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos.  A good comprehensive guide, with extensive plant lists, covering both species and hybrids.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

[Michael] Tyler Whittle & Christopher Cook, CURTIS' FLOWER GARDEN DISPLAYED.  (Wigston, UK: Magna, 1991 [1981])  pictorial boards, 257 pp., indices, 120 color plates faithfully reproducing plates from The Botanical Magazine's first 20 years (1787-1807), along with modern descriptions of the plants portrayed, written in the manner of William Curtis (1746-1799), the magazine's founder.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Emily Herring Wilson, NO ONE GARDENS ALONE: A Life of Elizabeth Lawrence.  (Boston: Beacon Press, 2004)  334 pp., index, notes, ill. with a few b&w photos.  Finally a definitive biography of the prolific and influential garden writer, who deceased in 1985.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Wayne Winterrowd, ANNUALS FOR CONNOISSEURS: Classics and Novelties from Abelmoschus to Zinnia.  (NY: Prentice Hall, 1992)  Foreword by Christopher Lloyd.  160 pp., index, list of sources, bibliography, color photos by Cynthia Woodward.  Long overdue, the best work on annuals in many years, featuring many unusual ones.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $1

Isabe l Zucker, FLOWERING SHRUBS AND SMALL TREES.  (NY: Grove Weidenfe l d, 1990)  edited and revised by Derek Fe l l .  quarto, 287 pp., index, l ist of sources, i l l . throughout with co l or photos; origina l l y issued in 1966, the revisions and updates are most usefu l ; the book covers uses of shrubs in the l andscape, cu l tivation and other practica l information and an extensive l ist of species and varieties.  very good copy in s l ight l y worn d.j.  $1  

 

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