HISTORY  AND  LORE  TITLES

William Adams, THE FRENCH GARDEN: 1500-1800.  (NY: George Braziller, 1979)  159 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with historical engravings.  still the best work on the subject, and now rather scarce in its hard cover edition.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Josephine Addison, THE ILLUSTRATED PLANT LORE.  (London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985)  Foreword by David Bellamy.  326 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with nice line drawings by Rosemary Wise.  As the subtitle states, a unique pot-pourri of history, folklore and practical advice.  a recent yet uncommon work.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $15

Mea Allan, E.A. BOWLES AND HIS GARDEN AT MYDDELTON HOUSE, 1865-1954.  (London: Faber, 1973)  first edition. 264 pp., index, many ills., some in color.  The fascinating story of Bowles and the unique garden he created in Middlesex.  becoming quite scarce  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Mea Allan, E.A. BOWLES AND HIS GARDEN AT MYDDELTON HOUSE, 1865-1954.  (London: Faber, 1975 [1973])  second printing. 264 pp., index, many ills., some in color.  The fascinating story of Bowles and the unique garden he created in Middlesex.  becoming quite scarce  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Mea Allan, TOM'S WEEDS: The Story of the Rochfords & Their House Plants.  (London: Faber, 1970)  200 pp., index, appendices, ill. with b&w photos & color frontis; the fascinating story of the Rochford family and their family house plant empire, dating back to the 1840's.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Mea Allan, WILLIAM ROBINSON: THE FATHER OF THE ENGLISH FLOWER GARDEN, 1838-1935.  (London: Faber & Faber, 1982)  255 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with historic photos and drawings in the text. the definitive biography, which has now become rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Christine Anderson & Terry Tischer, POINSETTIAS: Myth & Legend -- History and Botanical Fact.  (Tiburon, CA: Water's Edge Press, 1998)  square format octavo, 63 pp., index, bibliography, decorative end papers, pictorial boards, well ill. with color photos and reproductions of holiday cards and other items with poinsettia motifs.  A small but very fascinating work on the amazing history and lore of poinsettias, not found in other works on flower lore.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Frank Anderson, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE HERBALS.  (NY: Columbia University Press, 1977)  270 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. in b&w from old herbals.  one of the standard authoritative works on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

L[iberty] H[yde] Bailey, HOW PLANTS GET THEIR NAMES.  (NY: Macmillan, 1933)  209 pp., ill. with a few line drawings; long lists of generic and specific plants, along with very interesting information on the history and rules of plant nomenclature.  a very good copy in darkened, slightly torn (but very uncommon) d.j.  $15

Tania Bayard, SWEET HERBS AND SUNDRY FLOWERS: Medieval Gardens and the Gardens of the Cloisters.  (NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985)  97 pp., pictorial covers, notes, bibliography, ills. reproduced from old works.  A brief historical introduction followed by descriptions of three recreated Romanesque and Gothic gardens at the Cloisters museum in New York City.  A small but attractive and interesting work.  very good copy (no d.j. was issued).  $5

Germain Bazin, PARADEISOS: The Art of The Garden.  (Boston: Bullfinch/Little Brown, 1990)  large quarto, 263 pp., glossary, indices, bibliography, well ill. in color & b&w; an interesting approach to garden history from the viewpoint of a prominent art historian.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Jennifer Bennett, LILIES OF THE HEARTH: The Historical Relationship Between Women and Plants.  (Altona, Canada: Camden House, 1991)  191 pp., index, extensive bibliography, ill. with b&w photos and reproductions of old plates.  a very interesting scholarly and readable study that is now very scarce.  very good copy of a quality softbound work.  $5

Peter Bernhardt, THE ROSE'S KISS: A NATURAL HISTORY OF FLOWERS.  (Washington, DC: Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1999)  267 pp., ill. with charming line drawings and a map.  A fascinating work mostly dealing with plant pollination and reproduction.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Julia Berrall, A HISTORY OF FLOWER ARRANGEMENT.  (NY: Viking, 1968)  revised edition (the first was in 1953)  quarto, 176 pp., many b&w & a few color ills.; an outstanding work, the only on the subject to date.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Julia Berrall, THE GARDEN: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.  (NY: Viking, 1966)  quarto, 388 pp., index, numerous b&w & color ills.; the best introductory worldwide history of gardening to date.  very good copy in d.j. of the first American edition.  $5

Julia Berrall, THE GARDEN: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.  (London: Thames & Hudson [1966])  quarto, 388 pp., index, numerous b&w & color ills.; the best introductory worldwide history of gardening to date.  very good copy in d.j. of the original (English) edition.  $10

Edwin Morris Betts [Editor], THOMAS JEFFERSON'S GARDEN BOOK, 1766-1824.  (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1981 [1944])  704 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with a few b&w reproductions from Jefferson's manuscripts.  The definitive, exhaustive work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Reginald Blomfield, THE FORMAL GARDEN IN ENGLAND.  (London: Waterstone, 1985 [1892])  reprint of the first edition, containing the author's defense of the harsh criticism of William Robinson and others; an important work defending the principles of formal gardens and attacking both bedding out and naturalistic gardens.  250+ pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with 65 engravings.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Wilfrid Blunt, IN FOR A PENNY: A Prospect of Kew Gardens.  (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1978)  218 pp., index, contemporary and period color and b&w ills.; the most readable book on Kew Gardens, which has become rather scarce.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Kate Doggett Boggs, PRINTS AND PLANTS OF OLD GARDENS.  (Richmond, Va.: Garrett & Massie, 1932)  small folio, 101 pp., attractive design on cover, ill. with plates showing old English gardens whose influence was seen in the mid-Atlantic states, and including an extensive listing of old garden plants.  very good copy of an attractive work in torn d.j.  $25

Glenn Brown [Editor], EUROPEAN AND JAPANESE GARDENS: Papers read before The American Institute of Architects.  (Phila.: Henry Coates, 1902)  162 pp., pictorial cover, very well ill. with b&w photos.  a scarce work presenting four important essays by A.D.F. Hamlin, R. Clipston Sturgis, John Galen Howard & K. Honda on English, French, Italian and Japanese gardens.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in decorative brown cloth binding.  $20

Jane Brown, EMINENT GARDENERS: Some People of Influence and Their Gardens, 1880-1980.  (London: Viking, 1990)  183 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with period b&w photos; a valuable work covering some lesser known figures such as Frances (Viscountess) Wolseley, Christopher Tunnard, Norah Lindsay and Lawrence Johnston, as well as an interesting essay on Gertrude Jekyll.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Jane Brown, GARDENS OF A GOLD AFTERNOON: The Story of a Partnership: Edward Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.  (NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982)  large format octavo, 208 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices; well ill. in color and b&w with photos, drawings and garden plans; an excellent recent work, already quite scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Jane Brown, THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF ENGLISH GARDENS.  (NY: Rizzoli, 1989)  oblong quarto, 320 pp., index, bibliography, notes; ill. with the rarely seen drawings from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and drawing on this new material to reexamine some famous gardens the documents depict; a work of considerable scholarly merit.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Jane Brown, THE ENGLISH GARDEN IN OUR TIME: From Gertrude Jekyll to Geoffrey Jellicoe.  (Woodbridge, UK: Antique Collectors Club, 1987 [1986])  quarto, 272 pp., decorative end-papers, ill. with new and old photos, plans, drawings, and paintings in color and b&w.  The best study of English garden design in the 20th century.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

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 d.j.  $15

Rita Buchanan, THE SHAKER HERB AND GARDEN BOOK.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, notes, ill. with color photos.  An attractively designed work covering both their commercial and private gardens.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Louise Bush-Brown, MEN WITH GREEN PENS: Lives of the Great Writers on Plants in Early Times.  (Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., 1964)  161 pp., bibliography, period reproductions in b&w.  well written biographical sketches from ancient Egypt to John Gerard.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Tim Buxbaum, SCOTTISH GARDEN BUILDINGS: From Food to Folly.  (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1989)  large format octavo, 191 pp., notes, gazetteer of gardens.  well ill. with color & b&w photos and excellent line drawings.  an uncommon book presenting well researched and detailed coverage of some garden structures not presented in any other works.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Maggie Campbell-Culver, THE ORIGIN OF PLANTS: The People and the Plants That Have Shaped England's Garden History Since 1000.  (London: Headline, 2001)  quarto, 160 pp., index, decorative end-papers, bibliography, many period and contemporary color and b&w plates.  a unique work on the many ways that gardens plants were brought to the United Kingdom.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Tom Carter, THE VICTORIAN GARDEN.  (Salem, NH: Salem House, 1985)  186+ pp., index, bibliography, well ill. from period materials in color and b&w; Originally published in 1984 in the UK, this work, draws on documentary sources to produce a fresh approach to the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Douglas D.C. Chambers, THE PLANTERS OF THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN: Botany, Trees and the Georgics.  (New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1993)  square quarto, 214 pp., index, notes, appendix, many period ills. in color and b&w.  an interesting work concentrating on the construction, planting and maintenance of gardens in the period 1600-1750, rather than merely their design and ownership.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Susan Chivers & Suzanne Woloszynksi, THE COTTAGE GARDEN: Margery Fish at East Lambrook Manor.  (London: John Murray, 1990)  124 pp., index, appendix, ill. with color photos by Peter Woloszynksi.  The surprisingly scarce biography of Margery Fish (1892-1969), whose works inspired so many owners of modest-sized gardens.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

C. Paul Christianson, THE RIVERSIDE GARDENS OF THOMAS MORE'S LONDON.  (New Haven\London: Yale University Press/Paul Mellon Centre, 2005)  large format octavo, 232 pp., index, notes, appendices, well ill. in color and b&w.  The first study of eight important gardens along the Thames that thrived in early Tudor London.  very good copy in d.j   $15

Timothy Clark, MARGERY FISH'S COUNTRY GARDENING.  (Woodbridge, UK: Garden Art Press, 2000 [1989])  quarto, 192 pp., glossary, decorative end-papers, well ill. with modern color photos and historic b&w photos, a charming plan of her garden, and a color frontis of a watercolor of primulas.  a beautifully presented illustrated biography of one of the most influential British gardeners of the 20th century.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Rosetta Clarkson, MAGIC GARDENS: A Modern Chronicle of Herbs & Savory Seeds.  (NY: Macmillan, 1939)  369 pp., indices, tables, ill. from old works.  a fascinating work on a variety of subjects, with an emphasis on herb history and lore.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Virginia Tuttle Clayton [Editor], THE ONCE AND FUTURE GARDENER: Garden Writing From the Golden Age of Magazines, 1900-1940.  (Boston: Godine, 2000)  312 pp., index, notes, bibliography, well ill. in b&w and color, including some garden plans and beautifully reproduced color plates from the magazines.  A an important new work, especially valuable for the historical overview and biographical sketches of a number of writers.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Alice Coats, FLOWERS AND THEIR HISTORIES.  (NY: McGraw Hill, 1971)  1st American edition.  346 pp., 4 color plates, index, good bibliography;  covering over 400 garden herbaceous plants, this remains the best work on the subject and has become quite scarce.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

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 d.j.  $5

Peter Coats, FLOWERS IN HISTORY.  (NY: Viking, 1970)  264 pp., many color and b&w ills., a highly readable work on the 15 most popular garden flowers.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Peter Coats, OF GENERALS AND GARDENS: The Autobiography of Peter Coats.  (London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1976)  2nd impression.  326 pp., index, ill. with a few b&w photos.  A fascinating account of the life of an Englishman of many talents.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

William Cobbett, THE ENGLISH GARDENER.  (London: Bloomsbury, 1996)  Edited and with an Introduction by Peter King.  353 pp., index.  A quality reprint of the 1838 edition of a famous work which influence many gardeners, and was first issued in 1829.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Timothy Coffey, THE HISTORY & FOLKLORE OF NORTH AMERICAN WILDFLOWERS.  (NY: Facts on File, 1993)  356 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with 350 line drawings from old works; an information-filled work, a very useful reference volume.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

David Coffin, THE ENGLISH GARDEN: Meditation & Memorial.  (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994)  270 pp., index, notes, ill. with monochrome plates from photos and old engravings.  an interesting examination of the English concept of the garden as a wooded wilderness for contemplative consolation, including coverage of burials, memorials and related structures in the garden.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Michael Conan and Chen Whangheng [Editors], GARDENS, CITY LIFE, AND CULTURE: A World Tour.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008)  square quarto, 274 pp., index, appendices, biographical sketches of contributors, well ill,. with color and b&w photos. period and modern.  An outstanding compilation of 15 essays on historical and contemporary subjects.  very good copy in limp decorative covers.  $15

Chen Congzhou, ON CHINESE GARDENS.  (Shanghai: Tongji University Press, n.d. [1984])  59 pp. of English text plus 32 plates of garden designs and 106 pages of text in Chinese.  This uncommon work presents new concepts on the history of Chinese garden design.  a little pencil marking in the text, o/w very good copy of a perfect-bound softcover work in attractive decorative limp covers.  $10

Bryan Connon, BEVERLEY NICHOLS: A Life.  (Portland: Timber Press, 2000 [1991])  320 pp., index, bibliography.  ill. in b&w with photos and a few drawings.  The long‑overdue definitive biography of the prolific British author who was an equally talented gardener.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

F[rank] R[ichard] Cowell, THE GARDEN AS A FINE ART.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978)  quarto, 232 pp., profusely ill. in color (25 pp. of plates) & with over 100 b&w plates, index, bibliography;  an outstanding work on garden history dealing with a worldwide approach to aesthetics and principles of gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Mike Dash, TULIPOMANIA: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused.  (NY: Crown, 1999)  273 pp., index, bibliography, notes, map.  less striking in appearance than the previous works on the subject, this new one by a noted British author is surely the most readable.  very good copy in 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 d.j.  $15

Penny David, HIDDEN GARDENS.  (London: Cassell, 2002)  Foreword by Chris Beardshaw.  quarto, 176 pp., index, map, ill. with b&w and color photos and garden plans.  A fascinating study of the archaeology and research necessary to restore some lost British gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Jennifer Davies, THE VICTORIAN FLOWER GARDEN.  (NY: Norton, 1992)  240 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. with modern and period ill. in b&w and color; as attractively designed and presented as any of the many works on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Linda H. Davis, ONWARD AND UPWARD: A Biography of Katharine S. White.  (NY: Harper & Row, 1987)  300 pp., index, selected bibliography, notes, ill. with b&w photos.  An excellent account of the life of the accomplished author and avid gardener, best known as Editor of the New Yorker and wife of E.B. White.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Nicky den Hartogh, BAROQUE GARDENS.  (NY: Smithmark, 1996)  large quarto, pictorial boards, 80 pp., index, well ill. with color photos by Daan Smit.  An attractive study of European gardens of the 17th and early 18th centuries in the "Flora in Focus" series.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Ray Desmond, KEW: The History of the Royal Botanic Gardens.  (London: The Harvill Press, 1995)  large format octavo, 466 pp., notes, bibliography, chronology, brief biographical sketches, profusely ill, in color and b&w with photos, engravings, drawings, etc.  The superbly produced long-awaited definitive study of Kew.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

M. Christine Doell, GARDENS OF THE GILDED AGE: Nineteenth-Century Gardens & Homegrounds of New York State.  (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1986)  square format, 209 pp., index, notes, ill. with wonderful photos of gardens from the past century.  a fascinating treatise on the subject, especially valuable because of the old photos that have not otherwise been reproduced.  as new in d.j.  $15

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 d.j.  $5

Mary Durant [Howard], WHO NAMED THE DAISY?  WHO NAMED THE ROSE?  A Roving Dictionary of North American Wild Flowers.  (NY: Dodd Mead, 1976)  214 pp., ill. with line drawings by Eleanor Cooney.  a charming book on folklore of North American wild flowers.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Ralph Dutton, THE ENGLISH GARDEN.  (London: Batsford, 1950 [1937])  2nd edition, revised.  122 pp. plus pages containing plates, index, ill. with color frontis and 158 b&w plates.  For scholarship and readability, equal to the large format highly illustrated English garden histories.  very good copy in worn but very colorful d.j. [designed and signed by Philip Gough].  $15

Alice Morse Earle, SUN DIALS AND ROSES OF YESTERDAY.  (NY: Macmillan, 1902)  1st edition.  460 pp., well ill., t.e.g.; the classic work, filled with history and lore, particularly on sundials.  a near fine, clean, tight copy in green cloth binding with bright gilt decoration.  $35

Dorothea Eastwood, MIRROR OF FLOWERS.  (London: Derek Verschoyle, 1953)  237 pp., a few color and b&w ills.; a highly readable account of early garden history, legend and lore, with considerable information and written in an interesting conversational style.  end-papers darkened, very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Brent Elliott, VICTORIAN GARDENS.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1986)  quarto, 264 pp., index, notes, bibliography, ill. with 12 color & 100 b&w plates; a carefully researched work on the subject examined in detail by a former librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Alan Emmet, SO FINE A PROSPECT: Historic New England Gardens.  (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996)  quarto, 238 pp., index, notes, ill. in color and b&w with old photos, paintings & drawings.  thoroughly researched yet readable: by far the finest treatment of the subject to date.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Neil Ewart, THE LORE OF FLOWERS.  (Poole, Dorset: Blandford Press, 1982) 1st & only edition.  184 pp., index, appendices; ill. with color and monotone sketches by Nina O'Connell; an interesting production with charming illustrations, and surprisingly scarce for a recent work; fine copy in d.j.  $15

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 d.j.  $15

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 d.j.  $15

William Barnaby Faherty, HENRY SHAW: His Life and Legacies.  (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1987)  227+ pp., index, bibliographical essay, notes.  ill. with many period b&w plates.  The only biography of the remarkable man who created the Missouri botanical garden.  owner's inscription, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $5

Neil Fairbairn, A BRIEF HISTORY OF GARDENING.  (Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 2001)  square format octavo, 256 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. in color and b&w with an interesting assortment of old and new material.  a highly readable and attractive idiosyncratic work with delightful little vignettes of garden history through the ages.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Nan Fairbrother, MEN AND GARDENS.  (NY: Knopf, 1956)  272 pp., bibliography, ill. from old photos and drawings; a series of enlightening essays on garden history which has become a minor classic.  a very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

John Faris, OLD GARDENS IN AND ABOUT PHILADELPHIA, and Those Who Made Them.  (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1932)  245 pp., index, ill. with black-and-white photos; an excellent detailed and readable study written by a local historian.  overall cover wear, internally a very good copy in green cloth binding.  $15

John Faris, OLD GARDENS IN AND ABOUT PHILADELPHIA, and Those Who Made Them.  (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1932)  245 pp., index, ill. with black-and-white photos; an excellent detailed and readable study written by a local historian.  very minor wear at top and bottom of b.s., o/w a very good copy in brown cloth binding.  $15

Judith Farr [with Louise Carter], THE GARDENS OF EMILY DICKINSON.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004)  350 pp., index, notes, period color and b&w ills.  The first substantive study of plants and gardens in her life and poetry.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Linda Farrar, ANCIENT ROMAN GARDENS.  (Phoenix Mills, UK: Sutton, 1998)  large format octavo, pictorial boards, 237 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, notes, tables, well ill. with modern color and b&w photos as well as plans and period illustrations.  An attractive and refreshing new work on the subject. very good copy in d.j.  $15

Rudy Favretti & Gordon DeWolf, COLONIAL GARDENS.  (Barre, MA: Barre, 1972)  limited edition of 4000 copies, 163 pp., ill. from old works.  An extensive listing of plants with brief introduction, as well as a fine example of book design and printing.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, HISTORIC GARDENS: A Guide to 160 British Gardens of Interest.  (London: Grange, 1993)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color photos.  detailed coverage of six gardens which won awards from the Historic Gardens Association and a brief mention of other historic gardens in Britain.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Sally Festing, GERTRUDE JEKYLL.  (London/NY: Viking, 1991)  323 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with b&w photos and sketches; the most detailed and best researched recent work on the subject.  fine 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 d.j.  $15

John Fisher, THE COMPANION TO ROSES.  (Topsfield, MA: Salem House, 1987 [1986])  large format octavo, 224 pp., index, bibliography, ill. in color and b&w with an interesting collection of periods illustrations.  a very informative historical encyclopedia of sort on rose history and lore.  very good copy in very attractive d.j.  $10

John Fisher, THE ORIGINS OF GARDEN PLANTS.  (London: Constable, 1982)  revised edition.  338 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. in b&w and color from old works.  A well written and scarce work on the history of the most popular garden plants, from their discovery to their development in cultivation.  a publisher's display copy, with a label pasted on the title-page indicating such, o/w a very good copy in d.j.;  ALSO INCLUDED is an off-print of an article by William T. Stearn, The Origin and Later Development of Cultivated Plants, which appeared in the Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society in July and August, 1965 (Vol. XC, Parts 7 & 8), which is very good in stapled self-wraps.  $25

Laurence Fleming & Alan Gore, THE ENGLISH GARDEN.  (London: Michael Joseph, 1980)  256 pp., index, appendices, well ill. in color & b&w; the excellent illustrations and ample use of quoted material makes this one of the more attractive and readable of the many works on the subject;  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Margrethe Floryan, GARDENS OF THE TSARS: A Study of the Aesthetics, Semantics and Uses of Late 18th Century Russian Gardens.  (Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, 1996)  large format octavo, 263 pp., index, extensive bibliography, notes, well ill. with contemporary color and b&w photos and copies of old engravings.  The best work to date of few works on Russian gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Helen Fox, ANDRE LE NOTRE: Garden Architect to Kings.  (NY: Crown, [1962])  176 pp., white buckram binding, ill. from period works (mostly monochrome but a few in color), bibliography;  an attractive and highly readable work, which has now become rather scarce, and is very useful in spite in of more recently published biographies.  very good copy in slightly torn, slightly worn d.j.  $15

Helen Fox, PATIO GARDENS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1929)  ill. Ralph Reaser, 228 pp., bibliography, index;  At its time. this was the first book on Spanish and Moorish gardens to "approach the subject from the point of view of the garden maker."  owner's name, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in blue and gold decorative cloth binding.  $10

Mark Francis & Randolph Hester Jr. [Editors], THE MEANING OF GARDENS.  (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991 [1990])  quarto, 283 pp., index, extensive bibliography, ill. with b&w photos, drawings and plans, and a few color plates.  a most insightful work with essays by 30 of America's foremost thinkers and writers on the culture of gardens.  near fine copy in d.j.  $15

Ron Freethy, FROM AGAR TO ZENRY: A Book of Plant Uses, Names and Folklore.  (Dover, NH: Tanager Books, 1985)  152 pp., decorative end-papers, index, bibliography, ill. with excellent b&w line drawings by Carole Pugh.  an uncommon and  highly readable work on the folklore of British native plants.  very good copy in d.j. (with review notice included).  $10

Roy Genders, THE COTTAGE GARDEN AND THE OLD FASHIONED FLOWERS.  (London: Pelham, 1984 [1970])  368 pp., index, well ill. with color and b&w photos and color ills. from paintings by Marjorie Blamey; an exhaustive listing of plants, preceded by chapters dealing with various topics such as evening fragrance, potpourris, old roses, carpeting plants and plants for walls and paths.  A very useful work, becoming quite scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Alma Gilbert & Judith Tankard, A PLACE OF BEAUTY: The Artists and Gardens of the Cornish Colony.  (Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2000)  quarto, 136 pp., index, bibliography, notes, well ill. with color photos, old b&w photos and reproductions of paintings.  An interesting study of the artists' colony at Cornish, NH, whose residents included Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Maxfield Parrish and Charles Platt.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Maureen Gilmer, REDWOODS AND ROSES: The Gardening History of California and the Old West.  (Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1995)  204 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with color and b&w photos.  a highly readable comprehensive history of southwestern gardening, with emphasis on the Native American, Spanish, mission and rancho influences.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

[Baron] Frederick de Gingins-Lassarz, NATURAL HISTORY OF THE LAVENDERS.  (Boston: Herb Society of America, 1967 [1826])  limited edition of 500 copies, this is # 252; translated from the French by Mary Wellman & Helen Batchelder, into. and ed. by Lillian Barrow.  76 pp., ill.; an attractively printed and scarce  reprint of a very rare and obscure early work on lavenders. a very good copy in dark green cloth binding, with the lavender bookmark included.  $25

Phebe Goodman, THE GARDEN SQUARES OF BOSTON.  (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2003)  large format octavo, 179 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with copies of contemporary and historical b&w photos and engravings.  a fascinating study of Boston's historic small park squares.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Jean Gordon, PAGEANT OF THE ROSE.  (Woodstock, VT: Red Rose Publications, 1961)  the desirable revised edition (the first was in 1953).  232 pp., index, well ill. in color and b&w.  one of the better works on rose history and lore.  very good copy in faded, slightly worn d.j.  $10

Lesley Gordon, A COUNTRY HERBAL.  (NY: Mayflower, 1980)  208 pp., index, well ill. in color and b&w from older works; an informative and readable work on the history and lore of specific herbal plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Lesley Gordon, A COUNTRY HERBAL.  (NY: Gallery, 1984 [1980])  208 pp., index, well ill. in color and b&w from older works; an informative and readable work on the history and lore of specific herbal plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Lesley Gordon, POORMAN'S NOSEGAY: Flowers from a Cottage Garden.  (London: Collins/Harvill, 1973)  222 pp., bibliography, attractively ill. in color and b&w from old works; a well researched and very well written work on old-fashioned flowers;  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Richard Gorer, THE FLOWER GARDEN IN ENGLAND.  (London: Batsford, 1975)  178 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and reproductions of early images.  A very well written concise British garden history.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Christopher Grampp, FOR YARD TO GARDEN: The Domestication of America's Home Grounds.  (Chicago: Center for American Places, 2008)  pictorial boards, 280 pp., index, extensive notes, well ill. with historical b&w and modern color photos.  By far the best historical study of the development of the average American's front and rear yards and gardens into the 20th century.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Todd Gray, THE GARDEN HISTORY OF DEVON: An Illustrated Guide to Sources.  (Exeter, UK: University of Exeter Press, 1995)  256 pp., index, bibliography, notes, many appendices.  ill with b&w reproductions of early photos and historic documents.  A very scarce and incredibly well documented study of historic Devon gardens.  very good copy in original wraps (no hardcover edition was issued).  $5

John Grimshaw [with Bobby Ward], THE GARDENER'S ATLAS: The Origins, Discovery and Cultivation of the World's Most Popular Garden Plants.  (Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 1998)  quarto, 224 pp., index, glossary, ill. with color photos and very useful maps related to the illustrations.  A very useful and attractive book on the subject, the first in some time, with adequate historical information on plant hunters and plant introducers.  very good copy in d.j.  $5  

Francesco Guerrieri & Judith Chatfie l d, BOBOLI GARDENS .  (F l orence, Ita l y: Editrice Edam, 1972)  126 pp. of bi l ingua l text fo l l owed by 234 b&w photos, many of statuary. bib l iography, appendices.  a very scarce work on the famous gardens in F l orence dating to the 16th century.  corners a l itt l e bumped, o/w a very good copy of a qua l ity softbound work.  $20

Miles Hadfield & Robert Harling & Leonie Highton, BRITISH GARDENERS: A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY.  (London: A. Zwemmer/Conde Nast, 1980)  quarto, 320 pp., index, decorative end-papers, profusely ill. in color and b&w with a varied assortment of portrait, old photos, drawings and engravings.  A definitive reference work covering hundreds of important figures, that has become rather scarce and has never been duplicated.  a very good copy in d.j.  $60

Miles Hadfield, A HISTORY OF BRITISH GARDENING.  (London: Hutchinson/Spring Books, 1969)  483 pp., index, bibliographical notes, a few b&w ills.  Originally issued in 1960 as Gardening in Britain, this extremely well-written work is a refreshing foil to the many over-illustrated British garden histories that are more commonly known.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in worn d.j.  $20

Miles Hadfield, PIONEERS IN GARDENING.  (London: Bloomsbury, 1996 [1955])  240 pp., index, ill., good scholarly information on plant hunters, botanic garden creators, early hybridizers and garden designers in a quality reprint edition of a scarce title.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

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 worn d.j.  $20

Jacquetta Haley, PLEASURE GROUNDS: Andrew Jackson Downing and Montgomery Place.  (Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Press, 1988)  oblong format, 96 pp., index, notes, bibliography, ill. in color with sketches of the grounds by Alex. J. Davis and old sketches; an account of Downing's ten-year project in designing and landscaping the grounds of a mansion in Dutchess County, N.Y.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Brian Halliwell, OLD GARDEN FLOWERS.  (London: Bishopsgate Press, 1987)  168 pp., index, bibliography, color photos; a well research and written recent work by an Assistant Curator at Kew;  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Jiro Harada, JAPANESE GARDENS.  (Boston: Charles Brandford, 1956)  quarto, 160 pp., glossary, ill. with 200 b&w photos showing 166 gardens.  An excellent and still valuable historical survey of Japanese gardens.  a very good copy in original brown cloth binding in torn d.j.  $15

John Harris [Editor], THE GARDEN: A Celebration of One Thousand Years of British Gardening.  (London: Mitchell Beazley, 1979)  Introduction by Hugh Johnson.  192 pp. + advertisements, notes on the authors, well ill. in color and b&w.  A very informative work covering a wide variety of subjects contributed by acknowledged experts.  one corner of front and rear cover creased, o/w a very good copy of a quality softbound work.  $5

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 d.j.  $5

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.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Franklin Hazelhurst, JACQUES BOYCEAU AND THE FRENCH FORMAL GARDEN.  (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1966)  127+ pp., index, notes, bibliography, appendices, ill. in b&w from period materials.  The only work covering the career and accomplishments of Boyceau in any detail.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Gwyn Headley & Wim Meulenkamp, FOLLIES: A National Trust Guide.  (London: Jonathan Cape, 1986)  564 pp., index, bibliography, gazetteer of existing structures, well ill. with hundreds of b&w and color photos.  An excellent comprehensive work on these fascinating garden structures in Britain, arranged by province and region.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

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 d.j.  $10

U[lysses] P. Hedrick, HISTORY OF HORTICULTURE IN AMERICA TO 1860.  (NY: Oxford University Press, 1950)  first edition.  551 pp., index, bibliography, ill. from period works.  a very good, clean, tight copy in dark green cloth binding of the scarce original edition of this valuable reference work, in d.j.  $25

U[lysses] P. Hedrick, HISTORY OF HORTICULTURE IN AMERICA TO 1860.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1988 [1950])  revised edition, with a valuable addendum by Elisabeth Woodburn covering the period 1860‑1920.  634 pp., index, bibliography, ill. from period works.  a v.g. copy in torn d.j. of the scarce revised edition of this valuable reference work.  $45

Blanche Henrey, BRITISH BOTANICAL AND HORTICULTURAL LITERATURE BEFORE 1800.  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999 [1975])  large format octavo, 3 vols., 290, 748, 142 pp., indices, notes, bibliography, mostly b&w and a few color ills. from old works.  A quality reprint of the very scarce classic reference work.  Vol. one covers herbals, gardening, scientific and floristic works of the 16th and 17th centuries; vol. 2 covers the 18th century and vol. 3 consists of notes, appendices and an extensive bibliography.  fine set in d.j.'s.  $75

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.  as new in d.j.  $15

F.Nigel Hepper [Editor], [ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS] KEW: GARDENS FOR SCIENCE AND PLEASURE.  (Owings Mills, MD: Stemmer House, 1982)  quarto, index, bibliography, profusely ill. in color and b&w, largely from Kew's archives; one of the better works on Kew.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

James] Shirley Hibberd, THE AMATEUR'S FLOWER GARDEN.  (London/Portland: Croom Helm/Timber Press, 1986)  Preface by Anthony Huxley.  284 pp., index, ill. with well reproduced engraving and color plates; a well-produced reprint which retains the charm of the 1871 original.  The Preface provides useful information on [James] Shirley Hibberd (1825-1890), the prolific English writer who is rarely given due credit for his bringing ornamental gardening to "the masses" through a series of popular works such as this one.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

May Brawley Hill, GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN: An Old-fashioned American Garden 1865-1915.  (NY: Abrams, 1995)  quarto, 236 pp., index, bibliography, notes; ill. in color and b&w with paintings, drawings & photos.  a faithfully researched and beautifully presented study of the history of the American woman's cottage garden.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

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.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Thomas Hinde, CAPABILITY BROWN: The Story of a Master Gardener.  (NY: Norton, 1986)  first American edition.  224 pp., index, footnotes, map, color & b&w ills.;  a scholarly yet readable work of considerable merit, now becoming scarce.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

John Hix, THE GLASSHOUSE.  (London: Phaidon, 1996)  large quarto, 239 pp., index, bibliography, notes.  profusely ill. with modern color photos and b&w historic photos, engravings and drawings.  a refreshing new illustrated history of the great glasshouses and greenhouses, well researched and beautifully presented.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Penelope Hobhouse, GARDENING THROUGH THE AGES: An Illustrated History of Plants and their Influence on Garden Styles from Ancient Egypt to the Present Day.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1992)  square quarto, 336 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. in color and b&w.  A uniquely different and fresh new garden history.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Buckner Hollingsworth, FLOWER CHRONICLES.  (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1958)  standard trade edition.  302 pp., ill. from old engravings; extensive bibliography; a well researched  and written history of the most popular garden flowers.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Buckner Hollingsworth, FLOWER CHRONICLES.  (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1958)  standard trade edition.  302 pp., ill. from old engravings; extensive bibliography; a well researched  and written history of the most popular garden flowers.  very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $10

Yang Hongxun, THE CLASSICAL GARDENS OF CHINA: History and Design Techniques.  (NY: Van Nostrand, 1982)  translated by Wang Hui Min.  128 pp., index, ill, with photos (color and b&w) by Wang Zheng Gui; this work is especially important in how is shows the classical principles behind Chinese gardens.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $20

Alfred Carl Hottes, GARDEN FACTS AND FANCIES.  (NY: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1949)  book club edition.  370 pp., index, attractive decorative endpapers, ill. with many drawings and engravings by the author.  an interesting collection of garden folklore presented in a different, more readable manner than in other works.  a very good copy in worn d.j.  $5

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 d.j.  $20

John Dixon Hunt & Peter Willis [Editors], THE GENIUS OF THE PLACE: The English Landscape Garden, 1620-1820.  (NY: Harper, 1975)  390 pp., index, bibliography; ill. with 101 plates from period sources.  An excellent annotated anthology of two centuries of writing on the subject.  becoming scarce;  very good copy in d.j.  $20

John Dixon Hunt, GREATER PERFECTIONS: The Practice of Garden Theory.  (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000)  square quarto, 273 pp., index, bibliography, notes, profusely ill. in b&w with reproductions of all kinds from al periods.  an intriguing history of garden art as applied to garden design from a decidedly new, fresh viewpoint.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $30

Christopher Hussey, ENGLISH GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES 1700-1750.  (NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1967)  quarto; 174 pp., 257 ills.  Clearly the best work on the subject to date, and very scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $60

Anthony Huxley, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF GARDENING.  (London/NY: Paddington, 1978)  quarto, 352 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. in color & b&w. an attractive, highly readable work.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Edward Hyams, A HISTORY OF GARDENS AND GARDENING.  (NY: Praeger, 1971)  quarto, 345 pp., 391 ills., index;  one of the best comprehensive garden histories written, and now rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Edward Hyams, ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENS.  (London: Nelson, 1970)  large format octavo, 234 pp., index, appendix, ill. with striking photos of Edwin Smith.  A very informative work on the history and development of these gardens, becoming scarce.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Edward Hyams, THE ENGLISH GARDEN.  (NY: Abrams, n.d. [1964])  288 pp., small folio, 188 b&w and 17 tipped-in color photos by Edwin Smith.  Virtually identical to the English imprint, this is the original full format edition of a modern classic.  a very good copy in badly torn d.j.  $15

Gervais Jackson-Stops, AN ENGLISH ARCADIA: 1600-1900.  (Washington: American Institute of Architects Press, 1991)  160 pp., index, ill. with plans and designs of gardens from the archives of the National Trust.  valuable in that it taps a little-known source for gardens plans by a number of significant designers.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

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 slightly worn d.j.  $15

Wilhelmina F. Jashemski, THE GARDENS OF POMPEII, Herculaneum and the Villas Destroyed by Vesuvius.  (New Rochelle, NY: Caratzas Bros., 1979)  small folio, 372 pp., index, bibliography, notes.  ill. with photographs, drawings and plans by Stanley Jashemski.  a most thorough and beautifully produced work on all phases of the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $35

Robert Jeffers, THE FRIENDS OF JOHN GERARD, 1545-1612, Surgeon and Botanist.  (Falls Village, CT: Herb Grower Press, 1977)  100 pp. + index, bibliography, ill. from the Herball.  The fascinating story of the creation of Gerard's monumental work, for the first time separating fact from fiction concerning its author; a very scarce item.  owner's inscription, o/w a very good copy in worn, darkened d.j.  $20

Stanley Johnston Jr. [Compiler], THE CLEVELAND HERBAL, BOTANICAL, AND HORTICULTURAL COLLECTIONS: A Descriptive Bibliography of Pre-1830 Works from the Libraries of the Holden Arboretum, the Cleveland Medical Library Association, and the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland.  (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1992)  1012 pp., indices, bibliography, ill. with 26 halftone plates and a color frontis.  incredibly detailed descriptions of over 1000 significant early works in these three libraries in one of the scarcer and more incredible bibliographies produced in the past few years.  near fine copy in green cloth binding with red labels and gilt decoration.  $25

Anne Jones [Editor and Compiler], MRS. EARLE'S POTPOURRI.  (London: British Broadcasting Co., 1982)  152 pp., ill. with historic b&w photos and line drawings and chapterhead embellishments by Prue Theobalds.  The only (and very scarce) book to date on Maria Theresa Villiers [Mrs. C.W.] Earle, best known for four popular works in the Garden Pot-Pourri series as well as other books, including selections from Mrs. Earle's own works.  a very good copy in worn d.j.  $20

Pamela Jones, JUST WEEDS: History, Mythology and Uses.  (NY: Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster, 1991)  303 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with very attractive color and b&w drawings by Bob Johnson.  One of the most informative and most attractive works on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Michael Jordan, THE GREEN MANTLE: An Investigation into our Lost Knowledge of Plants.  (London: Cassell, 2001)  large format octavo, 288 pp., index, brief bibliography, ill. with color photos and art reproductions.  An intriguing study into the concept of the green world from ancient times to the present day.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Maggie Keswick, THE CHINESE GARDEN: History, Art & Architecture.  (NY: Rizzoli Publishers, 1980 [1979])  with contributions by Charles Jencks. second impression, small folio, 216 pp., index, notes, bibliography, profusely ill. in color and b&w; one of the best works on the subject, now becoming scarce.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Ronald King, GREAT GARDENS OF THE WORLD.  (London: Peerage Books, 1985)  quarto, 288 pp., index, bibliography, introduction by Anthony Huxley, well ill. with 300 color and 80 b&w ills.; originally issued in the United Kingdom in 1979 and more appropriately entitled The Quest for Paradise, this is not merely yet another book showing "great gardens" but rather a well‑written and uncommon comprehensive work on garden history; surprisingly scarce.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Ronald King, ROYAL KEW.  (London: Constable, 1985)  256 pp., index, well ill. with contemporary color & b&w photos and old photos and engravings.  A highly readable and lesser known history of Kew Gardens which ha become rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Ronald King, TRESCO: ENGLAND'S ISLE OF FLOWERS, The Creation of a Garden.  (Salem, N.H.: Salem House, 1985)  160 pp., index, extensive list of plants; ill. with old b&w photos and attractive color plates from paintings by Frances le Marchant.  the fascinating story of the creation of a fabulous garden, beginning in 1834, on one of the Scilly Isles, where the temperate climate permitted an unusually wide variety of plants to be introduced to the garden.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Ronald King, THE WORLD OF KEW.  (London: Macmillan, 1976)  quarto, 128 pp., index, decorative end-papers, profusely ill. in color and b&w.  An attractive and readable pictorial history of Kew.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

Mark Laird, THE FORMAL GARDEN: Traditions of Art and Nature.  (NY: Thames & Hudson, 1992)  small folio, 240 pp., index, glossary, gazetteer of gardens; 306 ills. including 151 striking color photos by Hugh Palmer; clearly the best work on the subject to date, covering formal gardens throughout history up through formal revival movements to the present day.  The author, interestingly enough, discovers formal elements in the gardens of Gertrude Jekyll and other advocates of the informal and "natural" garden.  a very good copy in d.j.  $25

Susan Lasdun, THE ENGLISH PARK: Royal, Private & Public.  (NY: Vendome Press, 1992)  large format octavo, 216 pp., index, notes, well ill. in color & b&w with photos, paintings, drawings, etc.  a fascinating comprehensive study of the history of English parks and public gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

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.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Denise & Jean-Pierre LeDantec, READING THE FRENCH GARDEN.  (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990)  square format, 272 pp., index, notes, a few b&w ills.  An unconventional garden history, covering these central to French garden history from Medieval times to the present.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

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

Ernst & Johanna Lehner, FOLKLORE AND ODYSSEYS OF FOOD AND MEDICINAL PLANTS.  (NY: Tudor, 1962)  quarto, 128 pp., index, bi-color cloth binding, ill. with reproductions of interesting old engravings and drawings.  The scarce companion to the author's better known work on ornamental plants.  neat name stamp on d.j. and front free end-paper, also label neatly tipped-in on same end-paper advertising Finch-Pruyn Papers, Glens Falls, NY, where the paper used in the book was printed, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Ernst & Johanna Lehner, FOLKLORE AND SYMBOLISM OF FLOWERS, PLANTS AND TREES.  (NY: Tudor, 1960)  quarto, 128 pp., 200 reproductions of interesting old engravings and drawings.  very good copy in price-clipped d.j.  $10

Ann Leighton [Isadore Leighton Smith], AMERICAN GARDENS OF THE 19TH CENTURY.  (Amherst, MA: University of Mass. Press, 1987)  345 pp., well ill., index, bibliography, appendices; clearly the best work on the subject.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Ann Leighton [Isadore Leighton Smith], EARLY AMERICAN GARDENS; For Meate or Medicine.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970), 441 pp., ill., bibliography, plant list; covers the pre-1700 period. the seminal work on the subject and first in the series.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Ann Leighton [Isadore Leighton Smith], AMERICAN GARDENS OF THE 18TH CENTURY: For Use and  Delight.  (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1976)  514 pp., ill., index, bibliography;  an extremely significant work, becoming increasingly scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Audrey Le Lievre, MISS WILMOTT OF WARLEY PLACE: Her Life and Her Gardens.  (London: Faber, 1980)  245 pp. ill. with b&w photos, index, appendix.  an excellent work on the life and gardens of Ellen Wilmott (1858-1934), which has become very scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $35

Allison Kyle Leopold, THE VICTORIAN GARDEN.  (NY:L Clarkson Potter, 1995)  large format octavo, 184 pp., index, glossary, appendices listing sources, ill. with color photos by Edward Addeo and reproductions from period works such as nursery catalogs.  an attractive overview of Victorian gardening by an expert on the Victorian lifestyle.  very good copy in slightly wrinkled d.j.  $10

Hazel LeRougetel, THE CHELSEA GARDENER: Philip Miller, 1691-1771.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1990)  212 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. in color and b&w from old works.  The definitive biography, already scarce, of the long-time curator of the Physic Garden and author of the immensely popular Gardener's Dictionary.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Hazel LeRougetel, A HERITAGE OF ROSES.  (Owings Mills, MD: Stemmer House, 1988)  Foreword by Graham S. Thomas.  176 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, well ill. with color photos and reproductions of all sorts of old illustrations.  an attractive and highly readable rose history filled with much interesting information.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Richard Le Strange, A HISTORY OF HERBAL PLANTS  (NY: Arco, 1977)  304 pp., decorative end-papers, indices, bibliography, ill. line drawings by Derek Cork;  an attractive and excellent informative work on folklore & history of traditional herbal plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Chen Lifang & Yu Sianglin, THE GARDEN ART OF CHINA.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1986)  quarto, 223 pp., index, ill. with 38 color and 81 b&w photos as well as detailed drawings and garden plans. the first book on the subject written by Chinese authors for a western audience, which has become rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

[Prince] Charles-Joseph De Ligne, COUP D'OEIL AT BELOEIL, and a Number of European Gardens.  (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991)  Translated and Edited by Basil Guy.  quarto, 295 pp., index, extensive bibliography, list of gardens described in the work.  well ill. from period engravings and paintings, maps and garden plans.  A fine quality modern edition of a 1795 work, ostensibly dealing with the elegant gardens of the Prince (1735-1814) at Beloeil in Belgium, but also providing a wealth of information on other European gardens of the era.  as new in d.j.  $10

Cheng Liyao, ANCIENT CHINESE ARCHITECTURE: IMPERIAL GARDENS.  (NY: Springer Verlag-Wein, 1988)  folio, 206 pp., decorative end-papers, chronology, appendix, ill. with 131 fabulous color photos as well as garden plans and building designs.  One of a series of 10 volumes, issued separately and beautifully produced on ancient Chinese architecture.  These volumes of superior quality are rather scarce.  fine copy green cloth binding with gilt decoration, in d.j. in protective clamshell box.[extra postage required].  $60

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, THE GARDENS AND PARKS AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE.  (London: Frances Lincoln, 2005)  quarto, 208 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with period b&w photos and fine modern color photos by Vivian Russell.  The best book to date on the finest Baroque park and garden complex in Great Britain.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Charles Lyte, THE KITCHEN GARDEN.  (Sparkford, UK: Oxford Illustrated Press, 1984)  214 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos and reproductions of old plates, and a few small engravings in the text.  a scarce work presenting the fascinating history of the English kitchen garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Bernard M'Mahon, THE AMERICAN GARDENER'S CALENDAR, Containing a Complete Account Of All the Work Necessary To Be Done in the Kitchen-garden, Fruit-garden, Flower-garden, Orchard, Pleasure-ground, Vineyard, Nursery, Green-house, Out-house, and Forcing-frames, For Every Month In the Year; With Practical Directions and a Copious Index.   (NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1976)  reprint of 1857 edition, with a new Preface by Elvin McDonald;  637 pp., index, ill. with engravings and woodcuts; lists of plants.  An important work which influenced many American gardeners in the 19th century.  v.g. copy in green cloth binding.  $25

Robert Maccubin & Peter Martin [Editors], BRITISH & AMERICAN GARDENS IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.  (Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1985)  188 pp. + 95 pp. of plates, notes; a most useful work containing 18 essays by such persons as John Dixon Hunt, Mavis Batey, Peter Martin & Christopher Thacker.  v.g. copy in slightly torn d.j.  $10

Dawn Macleod, DOWN-TO-EARTH WOMEN: Those Who Care For the Soil.  (Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1982)  186 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with b&w photos.  a very useful and rather scarce work covering 50 women gardeners, many of whom are not covered in similar books on their more famous counterparts.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

Judith Major, TO LIVE IN THE NEW WORLD: A.J. Downing and American Landscape Gardening.  (Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 1997)  square large format octavo, decorative end-papers, 242 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with many period illustrations.  The best work yet on Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-1852), author of the first American work on landscape gardening.  Despite a brief career with a tragic end, the importance of Downing's work and his influence in the field are overwhelming.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Edward Malins, ENGLISH LANDSCAPING AND LITERATURE, 1660-1840.  (London: Oxford University Press, 1966)  186 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with a few b&w reproductions of old plates.  An intriguing and very scarce study of the effects of English literature and art of various ages on the design and creation of gardens of the times.  very good copy in d.j.  $25

Norma H. Mandel, BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE: The Life of Celia Laighton Thaxter.  (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2004)  197 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with a few period b&w plates.  An excellent new biography of the female author and artist best known for An Island Garden (1894).  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Paolo Mantegazza, THE LEGENDS OF FLOWERS.  (NY: William Farquhar Payson, 1930)  from English sheets.  199 pp., color frontis and 22 chapter-head line drawings by A. Gatlish; translated from the Italian by Mrs. Alexander Kennedy.  an uncommon and attractive floral dictionary.  owner's name, b.s. faded., o/w a very good copy in green cloth binding.  $10

Laura Martin, THE FOLKLORE OF TREES & SHRUBS.  (Chester, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1992)  221 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with attractive b&w line drawings.  The best of few works on this specific subject to date, covering 100 trees and shrubs; the author's scarcest work.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $10

Laura Martin, GARDEN FLOWER FOLKLORE.  (Chester, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1987)  273 pp., index, appendix, bibliography, ill. in color and b&w by Mauro Magellan and Sharon Coogle; a well written and researched seasonal approach to folklore of popular flowers presented in an attractive format.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $10

Laura Martin, WILDFLOWER FOLKLORE.  (Chapel Hill, NC: East Woods Press, 1984)  256 pp., index, appendix, bibliography, ill. in b&w by drawings of Margaret Chase Dreyer; a well written and well researched approach to folklore of American wildflowers, organized by color and presented in an attractive format.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Peter Martin, THE PLEASURE GARDENS OF VIRGINIA: From Jamestown to Jefferson.  (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991)  240 pp., index, notes, bibliographical essay; ill. in b&w with photos and reproductions of old maps and engravings.  A fine modern scholarly work updating the older classics on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Peter Martin, PURSUING INNOCENT PLEASURES: The Gardening World of Alexander Pope.  (New Haven: Archon, 1984)  309 pp., index, notes, bibliography, ill. from period sources.  The original edition of the only definitive work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j., with a book review from the New York Times laid in.  $20  

Betty Massingham, A CENTURY OF GARDENERS.  (London: Faber, 1982)  256 pp., indices, bibliography, ill. with monochrome plates.  Fascinating essays on some late 19th and early 20th century  gardeners, including some whom little has been written about, such as Canon Ellacombe, James Shirley Hibberd, Viscountess Wolseley, Louise Y. King, Maria Theresa Earle, F.A. Hampton, Wm. Keble Martin & Eleanor S. Rohde. becoming scarce.  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $15

Betty Massingham, MISS JEKYLL: Portrait of a Great Gardener.  (London: Country Life, 1966)  195 pp., index, bibliography; the standard Jekyll biography, now becoming scarce.  very good copy in slightly sunned d.j.  $20

Theresa McLean, MEDIEVAL ENGLISH GARDENS.  (NY: Viking Press, 1980)  298 pp., index, extensive bibliography, ill.;  a good readable scholarly (including considerable research into original sources) yet recent work on the subject, which has become rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

David McClintock, COMPANION TO FLOWERS.  (London: Bell, 1966)  253 pp., index, monochrome ill. from old works.  a highly readable and uncommon work on the history and folklore of British wild flowers.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

Barbara McEwan, WHITE HOUSE LANDSCAPES: Horticultural Achievements of American Presidents.  (NY: Walker, 1992)  large square format, 216 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with b&w photos & drawings.  a very informative work that is not well known and rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Sam McGredy & Sean Jennet, A FAMILY OF ROSES.  (NY: Dodd Mead, 1972)  168 pp., index, appendices, ill. with attractive full-page b&w drawings by Gillian Kenny.  The fascinating detailed story of rose breeding and introduction by four generations of the famous McGredy  family.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Diane Kostial McGuire [Editor], BEATRIX FARRAND'S PLANT BOOK FOR DUMBARTON OAKS.  (Washington: Dumbarton Oaks, 1980)  148+ pp., ill. with b&w photos and a garden map, including lists of plants.  The only publication of Farrand's 1941 book recording her plans for plant selection for various gardens at Dumbarton Oaks, this work, invaluable in the restoration of the gardens, has become rather scarce.  very good copy of a quality softbound work.  $20

Alain Meilland [In Collaboration with Gilles Lambert], A LIFE IN ROSES.  (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois Press, 1984)  translated and revised by Richard C. & L. Clark Keating.  158 pp., appendices, ill. with b&w line drawings and b&w and color photos.  The fascinating story of the family of French hybridizers and growers of modern roses.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Amy Bess Miller, SHAKER HERBS: A History and Compendium.  (NY: Potter, 1976)  large format, 272 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, 100 ills. in b&w and color from the 1886-1887 drawings of Cora Sarle of the Canterbury (NH) Shaker community.  An important work, as the Shakers were not only masters of plant lore but also pioneers in the production and marketing of medicinal herbs and other natural products.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Amy Bess Miller, SHAKER MEDICINAL HERBS.  (Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 1998)  square quarto, 215 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, well ill. in color and b&w with period and contemporary photos, engravings, sketches including the drawings of Cora Helena Sarle.  A beautifully produced updated edition of Shaker Herbs (1976) in a more attractive format with many additional illustrations.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Mara Miller, THE GARDEN AS AN ART.  (Albany: State University of NY Press, 1993)  pictorial boards, 233 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with a few b&w photos.  An interesting and very uncommon scholarly study, a far cry from the many "coffee table" books on the same subject.  very good copy (no d.j. was issued).  $15

Naomi Miller & Kathryn Gleason [Editors], THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF GARDEN AND FIELD.  (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994)  229 pp., index, notes, ill. with b&w photos and drawings.  a series of interesting case studies where modern technology has yielded some amazing results.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Alessandro Minelli, THE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF PADUA, 1545-1995.  (Venice: Marsilio Editori, 1995)  quarto, 311 pp., bibliography/notes, ill. in b&w from old mss. and with contemporary color photos.  a series of excellent essays on all aspects of this fine garden's history and activities.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

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 d.j.  $5

Charles Moore & William J. Mitchell & William Turnbull Jr., THE POETICS OF GARDENS.  (Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 1989)  quarto, 257 pp., index, bibliography, well. ill. with monochrome photos, plans and drawings.  A unique world-wide study of various aspects of garden history reveals many insights into the qualities that make gardens special places.  As with Hugh Johnson's The Principles of Gardening, this difficult-to-classify work should become a landmark in works dealing with the philosophy of gardening.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $25

John Moreland, CHELSEA GOLD: Award‑Winning Gardens from the Chelsea Flower Show.  (London: Cassell, 2000)  square quarto, 160 pp., decorative end‑papers, biographical sketches of designers, ill. with beautiful color photos and exhibit plans.  A detailed presentation of a selection of those wonderful garden displays created for the show, probably the most labor‑intensive gardens ever created.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

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 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 d.j.  $15

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 copy in slightly worn d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $20

Ernest Morrison, J. HORACE MCFARLAND:  A Thirst For Beauty.  (Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1985)  Foreword by Bruce Babbitt.  393 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices, ill. with reproductions of historic b&w photos. The first and only definitive biography of the famous author, rosarian, nurseryman, and early advocate for national parks.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Monique Mosser & Georges Teyssot [Eds.], THE ART OF WESTERN GARDENS: A Design History from the Renaissance to the Present Day.  (Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 1991)  quarto, 543 pp., index, profusely ill. with b&w and color photos and period engravings, sketches and plans; outstanding scholarly essays by international experts providing an enlightening history of garden design.  fine copy in d.j.  $30

Samuel Newsom, A THOUSAND YEARS OF JAPANESE GARDENING.  (Toyko: Toyko News Service, 1957 [1951])  3rd edition.  large format octavo, 318 pp., rice paper end-papers, index, ill. with 5 color and many b&w photos and a few drawings.  An interesting study of Japanese garden history seen through garden features and elements examined over the ages.  owner's inscription, o/w a very good copy in gold linen binding in torn (but very attractive) d.j.  $15

Rose S. Nichols, ENGLISH PLEASURE GARDENS.  (NY: Macmillan, 1902)  first edition. 324 pp., index, ill. with 11 plans and 300 photos, decorative cover; an important early 20th century work, still valuable for reference.  some cover soiling, o/w internally a very good, clean, tight copy in white cloth binding with tri-color decoration.  $30

Rose S. Nichols, ITALIAN PLEASURE GARDENS.  (NY: Dodd, Mead, 1931 [1928])  309 pp., index, bibliography, list of gardens visited, maps on end‑papers, well ill. with b&w photos and a few plans.  an important landmark work on the subject that has become rather scarce.  upper corners slightly bumped, a very good, clean, tight copy in tan cloth binding.  $30

 

Rose S. Nichols, ITALIAN PLEASURE GARDENS.  (NY: Dodd, Mead, 1931 [1928])  309 pp., index, bibliography, list of gardens visited, maps on end‑papers, well ill. with b&w photos and a few plans.  an important landmark work on the subject that has become rather scarce.  a very good, clean, tight copy in tan cloth binding.  $35

Rose S. Nichols, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE GARDENS.  (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1924)  304 pp., t.e.g, index, ill. with many photos, bibliography;  still the best early work on the subject;  end-papers slightly darkened, a little wear at top of spine and one corner bumped, o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in green cloth binding.  $20

Adam Nicolson, SISSINGHURST: AN UNFINISHED HISTORY.  (NY: Viking, 2012)  341 pp., index, list of sources.  ill. with color and historic b&w photos.  The current owner describes "the quest to restore a working farm at Vita Sackville-West's Legendary Garden."  fine copy in d.j.  $10

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 d.j.  $5

Denise Otis, GROUNDS FOR PLEASURE: Four Centuries of the American Garden.  (NY: Harry Abrams, 2002)  352 pp., large quarto, decorative end-papers, index, bibliography, glossary, notes, ill. with beautiful color photos as well as reproductions of old engravings and drawings.  a very attractive new illustrated American garden history.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

David Ottewill, THE EDWARDIAN GARDEN.  (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989)  small squarish folio, 230 pp., index, footnotes, glossary, profusely ill. in color and b&w, attractive decorative end papers; a rare combination of a work of immense scholarship, much readability and attractive illustrations: clearly the best work to date covering the period from 1890 to World War I, when the classical revivalists, the naturalists and arts-and-crafts gardeners "did battle."  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $35

Joe Pappalardo, SUNFLOWERS: The Secret History. (Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 2008)  256 pp., index, bibliography, a few b&w ills. in the text.  A fascinating and highly readable account of their history and lore.  very good copy in d.j.  $10  

Anna Pavord, THE NAMING OF NAMES: The Search for Order in the World of Plants.  (London: Bloomsbury, 2005)  471 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendices, a wide variety of period color and b&w ills.  A fascinating detailed study of the development of plant nomenclature from ancient times through the 17th century.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Anna Pavord, THE TULIP: The Story of a Flower That Has Made Men Mad.  (London/NY: Bloomsbury, 1999)  439 pp., decorative end-papers, index, bibliography, notes, appendices (lists of plants), ill. in color with a few modern photos and many wonderful old plates of tulips.  The complete history of the tulip, from its discovery to "Tulipomania" and its modern breeding and marketing: a long overdue work of great merit.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Nikolaus Pevsner [Editor], THE PICTURESQUE GARDEN & ITS INFLUENCES OUTSIDE THE BRITISH ISLES.  (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1974) 121 pp., ill. with monochrome plates from period sources.  a most valuable work not only defining the English Landscape Garden, but treating adaptations by amateur architects and English-type gardens in eastern Europe.  No. II in the Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium On The History of Landscape Architecture.  v.g copy in worn but very uncommon d.j.  $25

Filippo Pizzoni, THE GARDEN: A History in Landscape and Art.  (NY: Rizzoli, 1999)  small squarish folio, 263 pp., bibliography, glossary, profusely ill. in b&w and color with photos, plans and sketches.  An attractive and interesting new history of the art of the garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

George Plumptre, ROYAL GARDENS.  (London: Collins, 1981)  large format octavo, 244 pp., index, ill. with fine color and b&w photos by Derry Moore.  an attractive and well written work with good coverage on the less famous royal gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Claire Powell, THE MEANING OF FLOWERS: A Garland of Plant Lore and Symbolism from Popular Custom and Literature.  (London: Jupiter Books, 1977)  181 pp., ill. with woodcuts from early herbals.  An attractive work printed in a typeface mimicking one used in the late 15th century.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $10

Susan Davis Price, MINNESOTA GARDENS: An Illustrated History.  (Afton, MN: Afton Historical Society Press, 1995)  square quarto, 167 pp., index, bibliography, notes, well ill. with color and b&w photos.  A very scarce study, clearly the best on the subject to date.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., signed by the author.  $15

G.A. Pritzel, THESAURUS LITERATURAE BOTANICAE.  (Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 1999 [1872])  quarto, 576 pp., appendices.  a quality reprint of an important early German gardening bibliography.  a few leaves slightly warped (not damp-stained) o/w a very copy in brown cloth binding.  $20

Walter Punch [Editor], KEEPING EDEN: A History of Gardening in America.  (Boston: Bullfinch, 1992)  quarto, 275 pp., index, well ill. in color & b&w, bibliography and notes accompanying each essay; produced by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, it includes excellent essays by Wm. H. Adams, Gordon de Wolf, Tovah Martin, Keith Crotz, and others.  an excellent and long overdue work.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Charles Quest-Ritson, THE ENGLISH GARDEN: A SOCIAL HISTORY.  (London: Viking, 2003)  large format octavo, 280 pp., index, bibliography, notes, interesting decorative end-papers, ill. with a wide variety of plates from all periods in color and b&w.  A fascinating and refreshing new study of English gardens over time by analyzing lifestyle, class, and economics.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Charles Quest-Ritson, THE ENGLISH GARDEN: A SOCIAL HISTORY.  (Boston: David Godine, 2003)  large format octavo, 280 pp., index, bibliography, notes, interesting decorative end-papers, ill. with a wide variety of plates from all periods in color and b&w.  A fascinating and refreshing new study of English gardens over time by analyzing lifestyle, class, and economics.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Charles Quest-Ritson, THE ENGLISH GARDEN ABROAD.  (London/NY: Viking, 1992)  large format octavo, 232 pp., index, well ill. in b&w and color; an interesting study, now becoming scarce, of British influence on design of other European gardens, because of British garden designers or British expatriates living on the continent.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Vernon Quinn, SHRUBS IN THE GARDEN and Their Legends.  (NY: Stokes, 1940)  308 pp., index, decorative end-papers, ill. with the distinctive engravings of Marie A. Lawson.  One of the less common Quinn titles.  a very good copy in orange cloth binding.  $10

Ronald Rees, INTERIOR LANDSCAPING: Gardens and the Domestic Environment.  (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993)  large format, 190 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with b&w photos.  An interesting study on various aspects of the use of landscape and the garden in interior decoration, from garden rooms and ferneries to garden motifs on wall covering.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Merle Reinikka, A HISTORY OF THE ORCHID.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1995 [1972])  revised edition, with a foreword by Rebecca Northen.  324 pp., index, bibliographical references, ill. with photos and engravings, including portraits of notables in the field.  The only serious work on the subject to date, with good coverage of plant hunting for orchids.  very good copy in d.j.  $15  

Barb ara Pau l Robinson, ROSEMARY VEREY: The Life & Lessons of a Legendary Gardener.  ( Boston : David Godine, 2012)  251 pp., index, notes, i l l . with co l or photos, decorative ene-papers.  an exce l l ent biography of the l ast of the famous British women gardeners.  a fine copy in d.j., nice l y inscribed by the author.  $12

Eleanor S. Rohde, THE OLD ENGLISH GARDENING BOOKS.  (London: Martin Hopkinson Co., 1924)  144 pp., index, detailed bibliography, ills. reproducing period engravings and woodcuts.  the very scarce original edition of a classic work that comprised Vol. 5 of the New Aldine Library.  owner's name, aquamarine paper-covered boards with tan buckram b.s., worn at edges and a bit darkened, internally a very good, clean tight copy printed on quality paper by the Chiswick Press.  $100

Eleanor Rohde, THE OLD ENGLISH HERBALS.  (London: Longmans Green & Co., 1922)  large format octavo, 243 pp., index, detailed bibliography, ills. reproducing period engravings and woodcuts.  The scarce first edition of one of the best works on herbals from the earliest times.  library blind-stamp, remains of bookplate, minor edge soiling and corner bumping, o/w a very good copy in tan cloth binding, internally very good, clean, and tight.  $30

Eleanor Rohde, THE OLD ENGLISH HERBALS.  (London: Minerva Press, 1972 [1922])  243        pp., index, detailed bibliography, ills. reproducing period engravings and woodcuts.  A high quality reprint edition of one of the best works on herbals from the earliest times, now as scarce as the original edition.  copy #274 of limited edition of 500 copies.  very good copy in d.j.  $100

Graham Rose & Peter King, THE LOVE OF ROSES: From Myth to Modern Culture.  (London: Quiller Press, 1990)  224 pp., index, well ill. with old and new ills. in color and b&w.  a well produced and highly readable uncommon modern work on rose history and lore.  very good copy in 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.  $10

[Georgius Evarhardus Rumphius], RUMPHIUS' ORCHIDS: Translated, edited, annotated, and with an Introduction by E.M. Beckman.  (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003)  172 pp., index, bibliography, detailed notes, glossary, ill. with a few plates from the Ambonese Herbal and other period illustrations.  Rumphius (1627-1702) was an important 17th century botanist who was the first person to describe and illustrate tropical orchids.  This work reproduces the text on orchids from his monumental Dutch-language herbal with extensive commentary by Professor Beckman.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Edith Tunis Sale [Editor], HISTORIC GARDENS OF VIRGINIA.  (Richmond: James River Garden Club, 1923)  1st edition, 2nd printing. 376 pp., profusely ill. in color & b&w; includes many garden plans, attractive marbleized end‑papers, an exhaustive work.  a very good copy in black simulated leather binding with gilt decoration.  $35

Jack Sanders, HEDGEMAIDS & FAIRY CANDLES: The Lives & Lore of North American Wild Flowers.  (Camden, ME: Ragged Mountain Press, 1993)  large format octavo, 232 pp., index, bibliography, attractive decorative end-papers, ill. with line drawings by Dawn Petersen.  an outstanding and uncommon work on the folklore and natural history of wild flowers.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Mollie Sands, THE GARDENS OF HAMPTON COURT.  (London: Evans Bros., 1950)  248 pp., bibliography, ill. in color & b&w from old works.  a highly readable and detailed study of these particular royal gardens. tiny spot on rear cover, o/w a very good copy.  $15

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.  as new in d.j.  $15

Anne Scott-Janes & Osbert Lancaster, THE PLEASURE GARDEN.  (Ipswich, MA: Gambit, 1977)  128 pp., delightful line illustrations; a charming and witty history of British gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Anne Scott-Janes, THE COTTAGE GARDEN.  (London: Allen-Lane, 1981)  159 pp., index, appendix, ill. with charming period color and b&w plates.  One of the best works ever written on the subject, and now rather scarce.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

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 d.j.  $10

Roy Shepherd, HISTORY OF THE ROSE.  (NY: Coleman, 1978)  reprint edition. Introduction by Lily Shohan.  264 pp., index, bibliography, ill.;  still considered one of the standard rose histories.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

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 d.j.  $10

Melanie Simo, FOREST AND GARDEN: Traces of Wildness in a Modernizing Land, 1897-1949.  (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2003)  302 pp., index, notes, ill. with a few b&w photos.  A fascinating study of how interest in the American landscape led to the popularity of natural gardening and use of native materials in American landscape design.  fine copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $15

Melanie Simo, FOREST AND GARDEN: Traces of Wildness in a Modernizing Land, 1897-1949.  (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2003)  302 pp., index, notes, ill. with a few b&w photos.  A fascinating study of how interest in the American landscape led to the popularity of natural gardening and use of native materials in American landscape design.  fine copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author to well-known bookseller, Walter Robinson.  $20

Melanie Simo, LOUDON AND THE LANDSCAPE: From Country Seat to Metropolis, 1783-1843.  (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988) 337 pp., index, footnotes, appendices, well ill. with period materials in color and b&w; the finest study to date of Loudon's ideals, works and influences.  becoming increasingly scarce, signed by author, very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Tim Smit, THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN.  (London: Victor Gollancz/Channel Four Television Corporation, 1997)  large format octavo, 263+ pp., ill. with color photos.  The fascinating story of the revival of gardens in the mild coastal area of Cornwall, with special attention paid to the details of the garden and structure restoration work.  a very good copy in d.j.  $15

William Stearn, BOTANICAL LATIN.  (Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1992)  546 pp., index, extensive vocabulary.  The definitive work on the subject, first issued in 1966 and extensively enlarged, including interesting material on the history and development of plant nomenclature.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

William Stearn [Editor], JOHN LINDLEY, 1799-1865, Gardener, Botanist, and Pioneer Orchidologist.  (Woodbridge, UK: Antique Collectors Club, 1999)  large format octavo, decorative end-papers, 231 pp., index, detailed bibliography.  ill. with reproductions of old color plates of flowers and a portrait on oil of Lindley, and a few b&w documents.  Finally a biography on this important author and figure in British horticulture.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Dorothy Stroud, CAPABILITY BROWN.  (London: Country Life, 1950)  revised edition, with an Introduction by Christopher Hussey.  quarto, 224 pp., index, notes, appendices, profusely ill. with b&w photos and reproductions of old engravings, and a color frontis.  First issued in 1930 and substantively revised, this remains the best scholarly biography of the most important landscape architect of his era.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $35

David Stuart and James Sutherland, PLANTS FROM THE PAST: Old Flowers For New Gardens.  (NY: Viking, 1987)  255 pp., index, appendices, well ill. in color and b&w with modern photos and reproductions of old illustrations.  a rather scarce work, and one of the best on this subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

David Stuart, DANGEROUS GARDEN: The Quest for Plants to Change Our Lives.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004)  large format octavo, 208 pp.. index, bibliography, nicely ill. with period color and b& plates.  A fascinating treatise on the early history of the collection of healing and killing plants.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $15

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 d.j.  $10

David Stuart, PLANTS THAT SHAPED OUR GARDENS.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002)  large format octavo, 208 pp., index, bibliography, chronology, ill. with many attractive period ills., in color and b&w.  a fascinating overview of the history of botanical exploration and plant introductions.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

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.  as new in d.j.  $10

Chip Sullivan, GARDEN AND CLIMATE.  (NY: McGraw-Hill, 2002)  Foreword by Mark Treib.  large format octavo, 261 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. in color and b&w with photos, paintings, plans, and drawings.  The first detailed study on how climatic concerns were taken into account in the location and design of early gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Judith Sumner, AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD BOTANY: A History of Useful Plants, 1620-1900.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000)  396 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos and b&w engravings from old works.  An excellent work on cultivated medicinal plants from the author of the 2000 work The Natural History of Medicinal Plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Doris Swarthout, AN AGE OF FLOWERS-Nature: Sense and Sentiment in Victorian America.  (Old Greenwich, CT: Chatham Press, 1975)  square format, 159 pp., bibliography, appendix, ill. throughout with charming ills. from period works.  a highly readable account, one of the few written from an American perspective.  very good copy in d.j.  signed by the author.  $5

Adam Sweeting, READING HOUSES AND BUILDING BOOKS: Andrew Jackson Downing and the Architecture of Popular Antebellum Literature, 1835-1855.  (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996)  230 pp., index, notes, bibliographic essay; ill. with period b&w plates.  an interesting study of the philosophical and cultural implications of Downing;s work that transcended mere architecture and landscape design.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Geoffrey Taylor, THE VICTORIAN FLOWER GARDEN.  (London: Skeffington, 1952)  212 pp., index, notes, ill. with a few color plates, b&w photos and engravings.  an uncommon, small-format book, certainly less attractive than the more recent works on the subject, but very well written and equally as interesting reading.  very good copy in aquamarine cloth binding.  $15

Gladys Taylor, OLD LONDON GARDENS.  (Hornchurch, UK: Ian Henry, 1977 [1953])  194 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with 43 b&w ills.; an excellent overview history of London gardens set in the context of the eras when they were created.  a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Patrick Taylor, GARDENS OF BRITAIN: A HISTORIC VIEW.  (Paris: Vilo International, 2001)  square quarto, 159 pp., bibliography, ill. with excellent color photos.  an interesting and attractive new garden history in a somewhat different format.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Raymond Taylor, PLANTS OF COLONIAL DAYS: A Guide to One Hundred and Sixty Flowers, Shrubs, and Trees in the Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg.  (Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg, 1964 [1952])  third printing. small format octavo, 107 pp., index, ill. with attractive b&w line drawings by Dorothy L. Park.  An attractive little handbook containing useful history and lore information.  very good copy in original decorative wraps.  $5

Christopher Thacker, ENGLAND'S HISTORIC GARDENS.  (Toronto: McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1989)  quarto, 160 pp., index, bibliography, map, ill. with color photos by John Bethel.  covers "Grade I" listed parks and gardens rated by the Historic Buildings & Monuments Commission.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Christopher Thacker, THE HISTORY OF GARDENS.  (London: Croom Helm, 1979)  288 pp., well ill. in color & b&w, bibliography;  A good comprehensive study by the Editor of Garden History.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

William Beach Thomas, GARDENS.  (London: Burke, 1952)  302 pp., ill., index;  an unusually interesting book on garden history written by an outdoorsman for the "Pleasures of Life" series.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

George Thompson, A MAN AND HIS GARDEN: The Story of Pierre S. dupont's Development of Longwood Gardens.  (Kennett Square, Pa.: Longwood Gardens, 1976)  203 pp., ill., appendices;  the only work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

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 d.j.  $15

Ethelyn Maria Tucker, CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY. (Mansfield Center, CT: Martino Publishing, 1998 [1914])  Publication No. 6.  Vol. I (as originally issued), 782 pp., the first section is devoted to serial publications and followed by a long catalog organized by author names.  a very good copy in dark gray cloth binding.  $15

W[illiam] B[ertram] Turrill, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW: Past and Present.  (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1959)  Foreword by George Taylor.  255 pp., references, fold-out map, well ill. with b&w photos.  a dependable and very interesting scarce older work on Kew that is very informative.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

H. Veendorp & L.G.M. Becking, HORTUS ACADEMICUS LUGDUNO-BATAVUS, 1587-1937.  (Leiden, Netherlands: Rijksherbarium, 1990 [1938])  218 pp., indices, bibliography, appendices, ill., with attractive b&w line drawings.  a quality reprint with extensive commentary on the development of the gardens at Leiden University.  very good copy in dark red cloth binding.  $20

C[onstance] M[arie] Villiers-Stuart, GARDENS OF THE GREAT MUGHALS.  (London: Black, 1913) 290+ pp., index, glossary, ill. with attractive color plates from paintings by the author (including color frontis), photos and period ills.  A scarce and still important early work on the subject, and Probably the most significant and desirable of the works on foreign gardens produced by this publisher.  original decorative cloth binding, hinges weakening, rear cover lightly soiled, a tiny bit of wear at the top of the b.s., o/w a very good, clean, tight copy in blue, gray and gold decorative binding.  $50

Alice & Thomas Vitale, LEAVES: In Myth, Magic and Medicine.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 1997)  unusual square format octavo, 351 pp., pictorial boards, index, bibliography, ill. with reproductions of skeleton leaves and sun pictures and charming engravings in the text.  A unique and fascinating work covering 110 plants, the first of its kind since Vernon Quinn's work of 1937.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Alexander Wallace, THE HEATHER IN LORE, LYRIC AND LAY.  (NY: DeLaMare, 1903)  245 pp., ill. with b&w photos and a color frontis, attractive brown cloth binding with gilt decoration.  A still useful comprehensive book covering all aspects of the subject.  rear hinge beginning to weaken, o/w a very good copy in brown cloth binding.  $15

Bobby Ward, A CONTEMPLATION UPON FLOWERS: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature.  (Portland: Timber Press, 1999)  446 pp., indices, bibliography.  ill. with b&w copies of early engravings in the text.  An excellent new study of 80 popular plants in myth and a wide variety of literature.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Ronald Webber, THE EARLY HORTICULTURISTS.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1968)  224 pp., index, ill., bibliography, appendix; the interesting and rather scarce story of British commercial horticulturists from the beginning to the 20th century.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

Christopher Weeks, "PERFECTLY DELIGHTFUL:" THE LIFE & GARDENS OF HARVEY LADEW.  (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999)  279 pp., index, notes, appendix, well ill. in color and b&w.  Harvey Ladew (1887-1976), socialist, horseman, and even a playboy, is remembered as one the world's more colorful and eccentric garden designers.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Tassilo Wengel, THE ART OF GARDENING THROUGHOUT THE AGES.  (Leipzig: Edition Leipzig, 1987)  translated from German to English by Leonard Goldman; quarto, 272 pp., index, bibliography, profusely ill. in color & b&w;  an interesting and little known history of the principles of gardening and garden design.  very good copy in d.j. and protective box.  $10  

Gi l bert White, GARDEN KALENDAR., 1751-73.  (London: Sco l ar Press, 1975)  [unpaginated, ca. 200 pp.]  Introduction & Notes by John C l egg, bib l iography, frontis.  a faithfu l photographic reproduction (the first to date) of an important manuscript in the British Library by the premier British natura l ist provides va l uab l e insights into gardening in this era.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Faith & Geoff Whiten, THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW.  (London: Elm Tree Books, 1982)  large format octavo, 128 pp., index, plan of show grounds, ill. with color and b&w photos by Derek Goard, and reproductions of old illustrations. Published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, this is the story of the famous flower show which dates to 1913.  very  good copy in d.j.  $10

[Michael] Tyler Whittle, SOME ANCIENT GENTLEMEN.  (London: Heinemann, 1965)  original English edition.  244 pp., ill., list of plants; witty chapter on various aspects of garden history, very well written.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

[Michael] Tyler Whittle, SOME ANCIENT GENTLEMEN.  (NY: Taplinger, 1966)  244 pp., ill., list of plants; witty chapter on various aspects of garden history, very well written.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Donald Wilber, PERSIAN GARDENS AND GARDEN PAVILIONS.  (Rutland, VT.: Tuttle, 1962)  first edition. 104 pp., index, bibliography, well ill. with monochrome plates; the scarce first edition of a significant work, possibly the best on the subject to date.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j. in protective box.  $20

Lyall Wilkes, JOHN DOBSON: Architect and Landscape Gardener.  (Stocksfield, UK: Oriel Press, 1980)  large format octavo, 128 pp., notes, appendices, well ill. in b&w with period and contemporary photos and drawings.  An excellent work on an important early 19th century British architect and landscape architect. very good copy in d.j.  $20

Norman Wilkinson, E.I. dupont, BOTANISTE: The Beginning of a Tradition.  (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1972)  140 pp., appendix, color and b&w ills.; covers the botanizing of the dupont pioneer as well as the subsequent establishment of the gardens at Eleutherian Mills, Winterthur and Longwood.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Dorothy Hunt Williams, HISTORIC VIRGINIA GARDENS.  (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, (1975)  original edition.  quarto, 350 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color & b&w photos and excellent scaled drawings.  A well produced work covering preservations by the Garden Club of Virginia, also containing useful lists of plants for each garden.  a bit worn and darkened, o/w a very good copy in slightly darkened d.j.  $20

Peter Willis, CHARLES BRIDGEMAN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN.  (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Elysium Press, 2002 [1977])  large quarto, 441 pp. of text and plates and 246 supplementary plates, index, bibliography, notes, appendices, catalog of drawings; a beautifully produced new edition of a monumental work on an important and unsung English garden designer who died in 1738.  fine copy in d.j.  $60

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.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

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.  fine copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $15

Martin Wood [Editor], THE UNKNOWN GERTRUDE JEKYLL.  (London: Frances Lincoln, 2006)  large format octavo, 208 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with original b&w garden plans and photos and contemporary color photos. An interesting selection of articles by Jekyll not duplicated in her many books.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Eileen Woodhead, EARLY CANADIAN GARDENING: AN 1827 NURSERY CATALOGUE.  (Montreal/Kingston: McGill/Queens University Press, 1998)  304 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, il. with charming b&w line engravings as well as a facsimile reproduction of a very rare, early nursery catalog.  This 18-page catalog offered the author a unique way to revisit the early history of Canadian gardening.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

May Woods, VISIONS OF ARCADIA: European Gardens from the Renaissance to Rococo.  (London: Aurum Press, 1996)  square quarto, 224 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, notes, ill. with color photos and b&w reproductions of old engravings.  An interesting and uncommon garden history covering the 15th through 18th centuries and dealing in part with unusual (and sometimes bizarre) garden features and also the mechanical apparatus that was necessary to operate fountains and the like.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Qian Yun [Editor], CLASSICAL CHINESE GARDENS.  (Hong King/Beijing: Joint Publishing Co., 1982)  folio, 240 pp., attractive white embossed binding with decorative end-papers, ill. with 209 fine color photos.  Garden art is featured in this work of high quality on 37 notable Chinese gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Qian Yun [Editor], CLASSICAL CHINESE GARDENS.  (Hong King/Beijing: Joint Publishing Co., 1982)  folio, 240 pp., attractive white embossed binding with decorative end-papers, ill. with 209 fine color photos.  Garden art is featured in this work of high quality on 37 notable Chinese gardens.  very good copy in d.j. in decorative protective box.  $25

Ursula Zeller [Bode] & Thomas Weiss [compilers], FOR THE FRIENDS OF NATURE AND ART: The Garden Kingdom of Prince Franz von Anhalt-Dessau in Age of Enlightenment.  (Stuttgart, Germany: Verlag Gerd Hatje, n.d. [1997])  quarto, index, bibliography, ill. in color and b&w with photos, drawings, paintings, and engravings, and a large detailed color map.  a wonderful study in English (and partly in French as well) of a remarkable German 18th century garden and estate complex. very good copy in d.j.  $10

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