COLOR PLATE  AND  FINELY

 ILLUSTRATED  TITLES

   

[anon], GLASS FLOWERS From the Ware Collection in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University.  (NY: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1940)  58 pp., ill. with 16 color plates by Fritz Kredel.  An early work on the noted Blaschka glass models emphasizing those showing insect pollination.  owner's inscription, o/w a very good copy of a quality hardcover work in pictorial boards with a protective sleeve.  $5

Elfriede Abbe, THE FERN HERBAL, Including the Ferns, the Horsetails, and the Club Mosses.  (Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing, 1985 [1981])  corrected edition.  quarto, 103+ pp., ill. with the delightful monochrome engravings by the author.  a distinctive reading and illustrated work with interesting on plant botany and lore.  fine copy in bicolor cloth binding with embossed gilt maiden hair fern motif (no d.j. was issued).  $20

Dennis R. Anderson, AMERICAN FLOWER PAINTING.  (NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1980)  small square folio, 84 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with quality color reproductions of 32 paintings.  An excellent work on flower painting by American artists from early botanical illustrators to the 20th century.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Frank J. Anderson, A TREASURY OF CULTIVATED FLOWERS.  (Boston: Bullfinch/Little Brown, 1979)  small folio, 157 pp., index, fine full-page color reproduction of 173 floral prints from the collection of the New York Botanic Garden, with a brief description of each plant represented.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Marie Angel, COTTAGE FLOWERS.  (London: Pelham Books, 1980)  small quarto, 48 pp., ill. with most attractive color ills. by the author.  The text consists of a brief introduction followed by an anthology from garden writing about old fashioned flowers.  a slender but highly attractive work, especially the charming illustrations.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $5

Claire Austin, IRIS: THE CLASSIC BEARDED VARIETIES.  (NY: Viking Studio, 2001)  large square format octavo, 104 pp., index, ill. with excellent color photos by Clay Perry.  An amazing photographic essay with luminous close-up color photos.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Christopher Baker & Wilhelm Lemmers, TULIPA: A PHOTOGRAPHER'S BOTANICAL.  (NY: Arti­san/Workman, 1999)  Introductory essay by Michael Pollan.  large square quarto, 307 pp., index, ill. with over 300 superb color photos by Baker with accompanying text by Lemmers.  A unique combination of fine color photos of popular tulip species and hybrids and along with descriptive information on each and tulip history, such as are rarely combined in a botanical monograph.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Roger Banks, LIVING IN A WILD GARDEN.  (NY: St. Martins Press, 1980)  large format, 128 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with attractive and distinctive color and b&w drawings by the author.  An interesting account of edible and poisonous British native plants in and out of gardens.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $15

Roger Banks, OLD COTTAGE GARDEN FLOWERS.  (Kingswood, UK: World's Work, 1983)  large format, 154 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with very attractive full-page color ills. from the author's paintings.  A most attractive and uncommon work on the subject.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $15

James Bartholomew, THE MAGIC OF KEW.  (Kew, UK: Royal Botanic Garden, 1988) 126 pp., ill. with 100 striking b&w photos by the author.  The photos are superb, having been taken with a 1930's camera before the severe storm destruction of 1987.  The photos show amazing clarify and tonal range and took three years for the author-photographer to produce.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Esther Baskin, THE POPPY AND OTHER DEADLY PLANTS.  (NY: Delacorte Press, 1967)  quarto, 74 pp., a very interesting and readable natural history of poisonous plants, illustrated with the very distinctive drawings by Leonard Baskin.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Philip & Marjorie Blamey, MARJORIE BLAMEY'S PORTRAITS OF WILD FLOWERS.  (London: Collins, 1985)  large format octavo, 80 pp., index, profusely ill. with delightful water colors by Marjorie Blamey, a noteworthy modern botanical illustrator.  a charming work that features a wide selection of British wold flowers.  very good copy in slightly soiled d.j.  $10

Wilfrid Blunt and Sandra Raphael, THE ILLUSTRATED HERBAL.  (NY: Thames & Hudson, 1979)  quarto, 191 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with 80 b&w and 60 color reproductions from old herbals.  An attractive and well written illustrated history of manuscript herbals.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

[Eleanor Vere Boyle], ENCHANTMENT OF GARDENS.  (Boston & NY: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1924)  original American edition from English sheets.  218 pp., ill. with 4 tipped-in color plates from the watercolors of Mary G.W. Wilson.  a collection of 8 highly readable essays, 4 by the author.  The others include an essay on the joy of gardening by Richard Le Gallienne and a surprisingly informative essay on landscape gardening by Sir Walter Scott.  a truly charming small format period work in all aspects by an important and largely forgotten female author and botanical illustrator.  owner's name, b.s. a little darkened, o/w a very good copy  in green cloth binding with gilt decoration.  $15

Hillary C.J. Boyle, EVERY COMMON BUSH: A Book of Flower Legends for Children.  (London: Sheed & Ward, 1947)  56 pp., ill. with handsome and striking woodcuts by Caryll Houselander.  a very attractive and unusual work on flower lore.  minor wrinkling of cloth on front cover, o/w a very good copy in green cloth.  $15

Annora Brown, OLD MAN'S GARDEN.  (Sidney, BC: Gray's Publishing Co., 1970 [1954]).  268 pp., index, ill. with delightful and distinctive engravings by the author.  Filled with interesting information and folklore on native and garden plants of western Canada, this scarce work is of considerable merit.  very good copy in decorative (slightly worn) d.j.  $15

Felicity Bryan, A GARDEN FOR CHILDREN.  (London: Michael Joseph, 1986)  square quarto, 192 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with truly delightful color illustrations from paintings by Elisabeth Luard and b&w line drawings by Wendy Bramall.  A lovely as well as most informative work, far better than most recent ones on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Ursula Buchan & Nigel Colburn, THE CLASSICAL HORTICULTURIST.  (London: Cassell, 1987)  large format octavo, 149 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with a few color and b&w photos and fine color plates from paintings by Kate Osborne, Marilyn Leader and Nigel Bancroft-Hunt.  an interesting and attractive treatment of a selection of popular garden plants, some of them now lesser known.  minor wear to corner of front free end-paper, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $10

[Chase Brothers Company], CHASE FRUIT AND FLOWERS IN NATURAL COLORS, Photographic Reproductions True to Life.  (Rochester, NY: Chase Brothers Nursery, n.d. [ca. 1944-1945])  large format octavo, 122 pp., index.  ill. with photographic color plates of flowers and fruit, and hints for home landscaping, an also a b&w photograph of their immense packing building.  This work was prepared for nurserymen to use in conjunction with the firm's nursery catalogs in aiding their customers in plant selection and use.  This is NOT the 1922 edition more commonly encountered but rather a very scarce later edition with different pagination.  The books states that their nursery was founded in the Rochester area more than seventy-five years ago.  The nursery was founded in Monroe County in 1868, hence the estimation of the publication date.  fine copy in dark green simulated leather binding.  $35  

[Chase Brothers Company], CHASE FRUIT AND FLOWERS IN NATURAL COLORS, Photographic Reproductions True to Life.  (Rochester, NY: Chase Brothers Nursery, n.d. [ca. 1944-1945])  large format octavo, 122 pp., index.  ill. with photographic color plates of flowers and fruit, and hints for home landscaping, an also a b&w photograph of their immense packing building.  This work was prepared for nurserymen to use in conjunction with the firm's nursery catalogs in aiding their customers in plant selection and use.  This is NOT the 1922 edition more commonly encountered but rather a very scarce later edition with different pagination.  The books states that their nursery was founded in the Rochester area more than seventy-five years ago.  The nursery was founded in Monroe County in 1868, hence the estimation of the publication date.  some rear cover spotting, o/w a very good copy in dark green simulated leather binding.  $25

G[eorge] M[cCartney] Chippendale & R[obert] D[ouglas] Johnston, EUCALYPTS.  (Sydney, AU: Thomas Nelson, 1969)  first edition.  82 pp. of text and 250 pp. of plates, indices, glossary, bibliography, ill. with a map of Australia and color reproductions of paintings by Stan Kelly, the renowned expert on the genus.  a very scarce, highly attractive and definite monograph.  owner's initials on front free end-paper, o/w a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $250

Alice Coats, THE BOOK OF FLOWERS: Four Centuries of Flower Illustration.  (NY: McGraw Hill, 1973)  the original small folio American edition printed on quality paper.  208 pp., 126 plates, 40 in color; index; bibliography.  The book contains an excellent brief introduction and this edition contains the best quality plates.  very good copy in d.j.  $25

Alice Coats, THE TREASURY OF FLOWERS.  (NY: McGraw Hill, 1975)  191+ pp., indices, bibliography, biographical notes on the artists; an important work covering smaller sized botanical illustrations from the late 15th to early 19th centuries. very good copy in slightly wrinkled d.j.  $10

Stelvio Coggiatti, THE LANGUAGE OF ROSES.  (NY: Gallery, 1986)  folio, 143 pp., ill. with 63 beautiful full-page color plates from the paintings of Anne Marie Treschlin.  The text of this most attractive and uncommon work covers lore and history of roses in general and those depicted.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Hilda Coley, OUR HERITAGE OF GARDEN FLOWERS.  (London: Lutterworth Press, 1936)  96 pp., index, ill. with 32 attractive full page color plates by the author; the text consists of a highly readable season approach to popular historic garden plants.  a very good copy in attractive pictorial (slightly worn) d.j.  $10

Ferris Cook [Editor and illustrator], REMEMBERED GARDENS.  (Boston: Bullfinch, 1993)  152 pp., biographical notes and notes on the illustrations.  an attractive work featuring selections from the writings of twentieth century American garden writers with 39 color illustrations by the author adapted from cover designs of period gardening books.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Freda Cox, SEASONS IN A COUNTRY GARDEN.  (Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 1995)  quarto, 149 pp., index, bibliography; this unique work is not typeset, but rather a reproduction of a handwritten manuscript, beautifully illustrated by the author.  This work is difficult to describe, but has the quality of an illuminated manuscript.  an exceptionally attractive as well as unique work.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Madison Cox, ARTISTS' GARDENS.  (NY: Abrams, 1993)  folio, 208 pp., 152 excellent color photos by Erica Lennard depicting more than 25 gardens of artists such as Claude Monet, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Jennifer Bartlett.  The text skillfully relates the form and mood of each garden to the artistic style of its owner's work.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Philipp Cribb, THE FORGOTTEN ORCHIDS OF ALEXANDRE BRUN.  (NY: Grove, 1992)  folio, 159 pp., index; faithful full-page reproductions of 59 beautiful and botanically accurate paintings of orchids in the 1890's collection of wealthy Frenchman, Emile Libreck.  The text also provides what information is known about the artist Brun (1853-1930), and the fascinating story of not only his lost paintings, but also the orchid collecting and growing craze in the late Victorian era.  a superbly produced and printed work.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $20

Robert Crowell, THE LORE AND LEGENDS OF FLOWERS.  (NY: Crowell, 1982)  the uncommon standard trade edition.  80 pp., index, attractive color ills. from paintings of Anne Ophelia Dowden; an uncommon and attractively produced recent work covering 10 favorite flowers.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

David Park Curry, CHILDE HASSAM: AN ISLAND GARDEN REVISITED.  (NY: Denver Museum of Art/Norton, 1990)  square quarto, 208 pp., index, bibliography, notes, well. ill. in color and b&w, reproducing not only paintings, but old photos and drawings relevant to the study.  A superbly researched and attractive work (already quite scarce) covering not only his Island Garden paintings, but others with the Isles of Shoals as his subject, and excellent background material as well on Celia Thaxter and her community of talented persons.  fine copy in d.j.  $20

Lys de Bray, COTTAGE GARDEN YEAR.  (London: Grange, 1991 [1983])  160 pp., index, ill. with attractive color and b&w paintings and sketches by the author; the charming diary of a year in a modern cottage garden.  as new in d.j.  $5

Lys de Bray, FANTASTIC GARLANDS: An Anthology of Flowers and Plants from Shakespeare.  (Poole, UK: Blandford Press, 1982)  large format octavo, 144 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with beautiful color plates from 64 of the author's paintings.  a v.g copy in d.j.  $10

Lys de Bray, ELIZABETHAN GARLANDS: The Flowers and Plants which Inspired Shakespeare.  (London: Brockhampton Press, 1997)  93 pp., pictorial boards, decorative end-papers, ill. with beautiful color plates from 50 of the author's paintings.  her second uncommon work on the subject.  a v.g copy in d.j.  $10

Lys de Bray, THE ART OF BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION: The Classic Illustrators and Their Achievements from 1550 to 1990.  (Edison, NJ: Chartwell, 2001 [1989])  small folio, pictorial covers, 192 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with beautifully reproduced color and b&w plates.  Probably the least common of the recent works on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Charles-Louis L'Heritier de Brutelle, SERTUM ANGLICUM, 1788: Facsimile With Critical Studies and a Translation.  (Pittsburgh, PA: Hunt Botanical Library, 1963)  tall quarto, unpaginated, with an English translation as well as the French language original, a foreword by G.H.M. Lawrence, a biographical sketch of the author by F.A. Safleu, important bibliographical information on the rare original work, and general and botanical indices.  an attractive reprint faithfully reproducing the original engravings, and finely printed in a limited edition of 2000 copies, attractively bound with marbleized cloth boards, with a white b.s. with gilt lettering.  fine copy with the slightest corner wear.  $25

Andrea DiNoto & David Winter, THE PRESSED PLANT: The Art of Botanical Specimens, Nature Prints and Sun Pictures.  (NY: Stewart: Tabori and Chang, 1999)  large format octavo, 160 pp., index, appendices, ill. with color and b&w reproductions of specimens and the other unusual art forms.  The first work on the subject for the non-botanist, and long overdue.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Mary Alice Downie & Mary Hamilton, AND SOME BROUGHT FLOWERS: Plants in a New World.  (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1980)  large format octavo, 164 pp., bibliography, biographies of artists, il. with 70 fine watercolors by E.J. Revell.  an attractive, fascinating and scarce work highlighting the most important plants discovered by foreign travellers in North America.  a very good copy in d.j.  $10

Gordon Dunthorne, FLOWER AND FRUIT PRINTS OF THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES: Their History, Makes and Uses, With a Catalogue Raisonne of the Works in Which They are Found.  (Washington, DC: published by the author, 1938)  limited edition of 2500 copies.  small folio, 274 pp., index, detailed catalog of works cited.  excellent color and b&w plates faithfully reproducing the original art.  The very scarce original edition.  a little wear front edge of b.s., corner of front free end-paper creased, o/w a v.g., clean, tight copy in decorative tan cloth binding with applied (slightly worn) labels.  $120

Eve Eckstein, GEORGE SAMUEL ELGOOD: His Life and Work, 1851-1943.  (London: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, 1995)  large oblong quarto, 230 pp., appendices.  ill. in color and b&w, reproducing a number of his paintings.  a carefully researched and beautifully produced work of an artist who produced over 1000 paintings over a 40 year career, covering his work with Gertrude Jekyll, his interest in Italians gardens, and his rarely-seen own garden.  fine copy in d.j.  $5

Elizabeth S. Eustis, EUROPEAN PLEASURE GARDENS: Rare Books and Prints of Historical Landscape Design from the Elizabeth K. Reilley Collection.  (Bronx, NY: New York Botanical Garden, 2003)  quarto, 104 pp., index, biographical sketch of the author, b&w and color plates from the exhibition.  an beautifully prepared exhibition catalog showcasing materials from the 17th to the 19th centuries.  a few uncut leaves, o/w a fine copy in original perfect bound wraps.  $5

Henry Evans, BOTANICAL PRINTS, With Excerpts From the Artist's Notebooks.  (San Francisco: W.H. Freeman & Co., 1977)  Foreword by Wilfrid Blunt.  quarto, 65 pp., distinctive decorative end-papers, ill. with quality reproductions of 33 color and 29 b&w prints by the author, of work rather unique in the world of botanical illustration.  Henry Evans, (1918-1990) began making botanical prints in 1958 creating linoleum block prints on an 1852 hand press.  very good copy in white buckram binding in torn but very  attractive d.j.  $15

William Ewing, FLORA PHOTOGRAPHICA: Masterpieces of Flower Photography.  (London: Thames and Hudson, 1991)  quarto, 224 pp., index, notes, commentary ont he plates, ill. with fine reproductions of 56 color and 127 b&w photographs of flowers.  One of the few and clearly the best work on the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Naomi Feinbrun-Dothan, WILD PLANTS IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.  (Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, 1968 [1960])  quarto, 185 pp., indices, glossary, ill. with attractive color and monochrome plates from the paintings of Ruth Koppel.  The most interesting and scarcest work on plants of the holy land, covering their description, habitat, history and lore in detail.  very good copy in slightly worn (but very attractive) d.j.  $15

Derek Fell, RENOIR'S GARDEN.  foreword by Jacques Renoir.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1991)  square quarto, 120 pp., index, bibliography, 100 color photos of the garden and color reproduction of 25 paintings, and garden plans.  An interesting view of Les Collettes, his rarely depicted garden at Cagnes-sur-Mer near the Mediterranean, with an equally interesting correlation between his garden and his art.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

John Ferris, THE HERBS OF LOST THYME.  (Shelburne, Mass.: Lost Thyme Press, 1971)  quarto, 40 pp., ill. with the very attractive drawings of James Carpenter.  Limited edition of 500 copies, 150 of which are autographed by the author and artist.  a finely produced and very scarce private press work.  a very good copy in slightly torn d.j., inscribed by the author.  $20

John Ferris, THE HERBS OF LOST THYME.  (Shelburne, Mass.: Lost Thyme Press, 1971)  quarto, 40 pp., ill. with the very attractive drawings of James Carpenter.  Limited edition of 500 copies, 150 of which are autographed by the author and artist.  a finely produced and very scarce private press work.  a very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed (personally, in addition) by the author.  $25

John Fisher, MR. MARSHALL'S FLOWER ALBUM, From the Royal Library at Windsor Castle.  (London: Victor Gollancz, 1985)  quarto, 128 pp., appendices, bibliography, ill. with color reproductions of 120 floral illustrations from the notebook of Alexander Marshall, and important early botanical illustrator, one of the first to work in color with remarkable realism, and ample historical data on the plants depicted here.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

G[eorge] Flemwell, ALPINE FLOWERS AND GARDENS.  (London: Adam & Charles Black, 1910)  167 pp., index, ill. with 20 attractive color plates from paintings by the author.  an interesting work in Black's travelogue series showing European alpine flowers in the native habitats.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy.  $10

Patricia Forey, WILD FLOWERS OF NORTH AMERICA.  (NY: Gallery Books, 1991)  folio, 256 pp., index, glossary, attractive decorative end-papers, ill. with color plates from 900 water colors by the author.  An uncommon and very attractive work.  very good copy in very attractive d.j.  $15

Ella Foshay, REFLECTIONS ON NATURE: Flowers in American Art.  (NY: Knopf, 1984)  square quarto, 202 pp., index, bibliography, notes, appendix.  ill. with 119 color and 30 b&w reproductions of American paintings.  An excellent study of American floral art based on an outstanding exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Betsy G. Fryberger, THE CHANGING GARDEN: Four Centuries of European and American Art.  (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003)  quarto, 239 pp., index, appendix, ill. with a wide variety of color and b&w ills. from all eras.  six insightful essays are followed by an extensive exhibition catalog in this tastefully produced work.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Robert Gathorne-Hardy, THE TRANQUIL GARDENER.  (London/Edinburgh: Nelson, 1958)  2nd printing; 201 pp., index, 4 color plates & 28 charming line drawings by John Nash; covers three gardens: the author's own, his mother's and John Nash's; good coverage of rock gardens and wild gardening.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy.  $15

Robert Gathorne-Hardy, THE TRANQUIL GARDENER.  (London/Edinburgh: Nelson, 1958)  2nd printing; 201 pp., index, 4 color plates & 28 charming line drawings by John Nash; covers three gardens: the author's own, his mother's and John Nash's; good coverage of rock gardens and wild gardening.  end-papers darkened, o/w a very good copy in worn (but very attractive and very uncommon) d.j.  $20

Lynn Geesaman [photographer] & Verlyn Klinkenborg, GARDENSCAPES.  (NY: Aperture, 2003)  square quarto, 111 pp., ill. with 71 wonderful distinctive color photos and Geesman and very insightful text by a noted writer on the joys of nature and rural America.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

William Gerdts, DOWN GARDEN PATHS: THE FLORAL ENVIRONMENT IN AMERICAN ART.  (Cranbury, N.J.: F.D.U. Press, 1983)  quarto, 144 pp., index, notes, well ill. in color and b&w; a long overdue and authoritative work on late 19th and early 20th century American paintings of gardens and flowers.  as new in d.j.  $5

Nancy Goodwin, MONTROSE: Life in a Garden.  (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005)  large format octavo, 292 pp., index, profusely ill. with wonderfully subtle b&w drawings and watercolors by Ippy Patterson.  a beautifully conceived and produced book on a year in an historic North Carolina garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Mark Griffiths, THE ORCHID, From the Archives of the Royal Horticultural Society.  (NY: Abrams, 2002)  small square folio, 336 pp., index, biographical sketches, ill. with beautiful reproductions of color paintings and drawings of orchids from the RHS collections.  a very attractively designed and produced orchid history.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Mac Griswold, PLEASURES OF THE GARDEN: Images From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  (NY: Abrams/Metropolitan Museum, 1987)  square quarto, 166 pp., decorative end-papers, profusely ill. in color and b&w with reproductions of a wide variety of works with garden and floral themes.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Lotte Gunthart, LINGER GOLDEN LIGHT.  (Pittsburgh, PA: Hunt Botanical Library, 1984)  Foreword by Robert W. Kiger and Preface by Richard Baker, and contributions by Conrad H. Eugster and Hans E. Muller.  large format octavo, 241+ pp., ill. with  photos and copies of documents and some lovely color plates from the author's paintings.  a scarce highly personal work on the accomplishments of this noted Swiss rose illustrator.  very good copy in stiff wraps in d.j.  $20

Lotte Gunthart, WATERCOLORS AND DRAWINGS BY LOTTE GUNTHART.  (Pittsburgh, PA: Hunt Botanical Library, 1970)  Foreword by George H.M. Lawrence.  additional contributions by Raymond C. Allen, Ivan Klatersky, Robert Kohli, and Hans Thommen.  238+ pp., decorative end-papers, ill. with b&w and color reproductions of selections of her work.  An excellent and very attractive study of the work of this contemporary Swiss rose illustrator. very good copy in white cloth binding with gilt lettering.  $20

Josef Halda, THE GENUS PAEONIA.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004)  With notes on cultivation by James W. Waddick.  quarto, 227 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with detailed b&w botanical line drawings and stunning full-page color plates form the paintings of Jarmila Haldova.  a fine new monograph very reminiscent of Stearn's 1984 masterpiece, Paeonies of Greece.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Catherine Hamilton, ENGLAND IS A GARDEN: A Wayfarer's Companion.  (Devises, UK: Select Books, 1989 [1988])  large format octavo, 72 pp., ill. with 47 delightful color ills. from watercolors and also b&w drawings by the author incorporated into the text, showing flowers she encountered while traveling around England.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Robert Harbison, THE ITALIAN GARDEN.  (NY: Abrams, 1991)  oblong quarto, 128 pp., ill. with 93 b&w photos by Geoffrey James.  An unusually well produced work covering 23 gardens dating from the Renaissance through the Baroque period, illustrated with striking photos taken with a 1920's panoramic camera.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Peter Harkness, THE ROSE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.  (Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2003)  Preface by Graham Stuart Thomas.  folio, 336 pp., index, notes, beautifully ill. with color plates from a wide variety of older works.  The most beautifully illustrated rose history produced to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Hildegarde Hawthorne, THE LURE OF THE GARDEN.  (NY: Century, 1911)  259 pp., ill. with full color plates (mostly in color), including some by Maxfield Parrish; color frontis.  Chapters of the work cover Our Grandmother's Garden, Washington's Garden, Children in the Garden, The Social Side of Gardens, Gardens in Literature, Gardens of Well Known People, Some Garden Vices, Garden Gates, Gardens: Public and Botanical, Winter Wander and Possibilities of the Future.  very minor edge wear, but in general an unusually clean, tight, very good copy in light green cloth binding, with bright cover decoration and only the slightest spotting, of a work often encountered in poorer condition.  $65

Marina Heilmeyer, THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS: Symbols and Myths.  (Munich, GE: Prestel Verlag, 2001)  square format quarto, 96 pp., index, well ill. in color with reproductions of flowers in outstanding early floral paintings and also from botanical illustration.  A readable work by an art historian covering 35 well-known plants and flowers.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Colin Howlett, HELIGAN WILD: A Year of Nature in the Lost Gardens.  (London: Victor Gollancz, 1999)  Introduction by Tim Smit.  128 pp., ill. with lovely color plates from paintings by Mally Francis (flora) and Angus Hudson (birds).  a charming work chronically the natural history and wild life of the famous restored gardens in Cornwall.  very good copy in d.j., signed by the artist and the two illustrators.  $20

Doris Hunt, THE FLOWERS OF SHAKESPEARE.  (London: Webb & Bower, 1980)  Foreword by Flora Robson.  large format octavo, 64 pp., ill. with fine reproductions of 29 color lithographed plates from the very rare 1850 work of the same title by Jane Giraud.  The importance of this common is the reproduction of those charming plates from the earlier book.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Will Ingwersen, CLASSIC GARDEN PLANTS.  (London: Hamlyn, 1975)  quarto, 192 pp., ill. with very attractive color paintings and monochrome drawings by Charles Stitt.  an attractive encyclopedia of interesting garden plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Doretta Klaber, VIOLETS OF THE UNITED STATES.  (Cranbury, N.J.: Barnes/Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1976)  small folio, 208 pp., 108 color plates & 30 drawings by the author; index, bibliogra­phy; the most important recent work on the subject.  a very good copy in worn d.j.  $15

Maria Kneller, THE BOOK OF RHODODENDRONS.  (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1995)  folio, 160 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, decorative end-papers.  ill. with lovely color paintings and monochrome line drawings by the author.  In the text 50 experts describe their favorite rhododendrons.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Jack Kramer, WOMEN OF FLOWERS: A Tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1996)  large format, 224 pp., index, bibliography, a.e.g., profusely ill. in color with examples of the artists' works.  An extremely attractively produced work, in an old-fashioned style, highlighting the work of these important botanical artists, less detailed, but far more attractively presented than in Blunt's work.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Walter Kupper, CACTI.  (London: Nelson, 1960)  large format octavo, 127 pp., translated and edited by Vera Higgins.  ill. with 60 lovely full color plates from the watercolors of Pia Roshardt.  An interesting overview of cacti accompanied by beautifully detailed color plates.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Allen Lacy, THE GLORY OF ROSES.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1990)  small folio, 238 pp., index, ill. with beautiful color photos of Christopher Baker.  a number of rose books contain little significant information and are really worthless coffee-table books.  This beautiful work, in sharp contrast, has wonderfully conceived and selected photos accompanying an interesting essay on the world of roses by Allen Lacy.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Judith Leet, THE BOTANICAL PAINTINGS OF ESTHER HEINS.  (NY: Abrams, 1987)  small folio, 148 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with 69 full page color plates of the attractive and interesting works of Esther Heins.  very good copy in d.j., inscribed by the author.  $10

Judith Leet, THE BOTANICAL PAINTINGS OF ESTHER HEINS.  (NY: Abrams, 1987)  small folio, 148 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with 69 full page color plates of the attractive and interesting works of Esther Heins.  very good copy in d.j., inscribed by the author and the artist.  $15

Carol Lerner, A BIBLICAL GARDEN.  (NY: Wm. Morrow & Co., 1982)  with plant descriptions by the author, and also translations from the Hebrew Bible by Ralph Lerner.  large format octavo, 47 pp., ill. with very attractive color and b&w drawings by the author.  an uncommon and very attractive work on the subject.  very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $5

Russell Leslie, ALPINES I HAVE GROWN.  (London: Lesley Drummond, 1940)  63 pp., ill. with charming wood-cut engravings by the author.  a uncommon little work with charming illustrations.  very good copy in green cloth binding.  $15

Jan Lewis, WALTER HOOD FITCH: A Celebration.  (London: HMSO, 1992)  quarto, 73 pp., ill. with examples of his work in color, and a few monochrome ills.  This first monograph on Fitch presents a biography followed by examples of this important botanical illustrator's work.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Steve Love, THE HOLDEN ARBORETUM.  (Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 2002)  small folio, 231 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with a few historic b&w photos and wonderful modern color photos by Ian Adams.  The Arboretum covers 3,400 acres near Cleveland, Ohio, and features many wild areas and extensive naturalistic plantings.  fine copy in stiff decorative stiff photographic warps, inscribed by the photographer.  $5

Richard Mabey, THE FRAMPTON FLORA.  (NY: Prentice-Hall, 1985)  large format, 192 pp., index, bibliography.  Attractive pictorial binding imitating leather and marbleized cloth, with matching d.j.  Filled with reproductions of charming watercolors executed by women of the Clifford family between 1828 and 1851.  These 300 amazing paintings of British wild flowers were discovered in an attic and had never before been known.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Ian MacPhail [compiler], HORTUS BOTANICUS: The Botanica Garden and the Book.  Fifty Books from the Sterling Morton Library, Exhibited at the Newberry Library.  (Lisle, IL: Morton Arboretum, 1972)  Introducto­ry Essay by Joseph Ewan.  119 pp., ill. with 50 b&w and color plates faithfully reproducing the original botanical illustrations.  An uncommon work on botanical illustration issued for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Morton Library.  very good copy in original perfect bound wraps.  $5

Peter & Frances Mallary, A REDOUTE TREASURY.  (Seacaucus, NJ: Vendome/Wellfleet Press, 1986 [1981])  small folio, 228 pp., index, notes on the plates.  This work reproduces 468 color plates from Redoute's Les Liliacees which covered members of the iridaceae and orchidaceae as well as the lily family.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Laura Martin, SOUTHERN WILDFLOWERS.  (Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1989)  large format octavo, 272 pp., bibliography, ill. with full-page color plates and some b&w plates in the text by Mauro Magellan.  a very informative and attractive work, and rather scarce.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Sir Herbert Maxwell, SCOTTISH GARDENS.  (London: Edward Arnold, 1911 [1908])  second edition, large format octavo, t.e.g., 252 pp., 3 appendices listing shrubs, ill. with 32 attractive color plates from paintings of Mary Wilson, attractive bicolor binding with gilt decoration; covers a representative selection of 32 gardens of different types, 'old and new.'  some wear to top of b.s., corners a bit bumped, covers slightly darkened and faded, internally a very good, clean, tight copy in burnt umber and white cloth.  $20

[Margaret Mee], IN SEARCH OF THE FLOWERS OF THE AMAZON FORESTS.  (Woodbridge, UK: Nonesuch Expeditions, 1989 [1988])  Edited by Tony Morrison. quarto, 303 pp., very attractive decorative end-papers, index, bibliography, glossary, profusely ill. with color and b&w photos as well as many of the artist's sketches and color paintings.  The definitive and scarce work on Margaret Mee, her expeditions and her art.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Mary Russell Mitford, MY GARDEN.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990)  Introduction by Robyn Marsack.  large format octavo, 160 pp.,  ill. with line drawings and beautiful color paintings by Pamela Kay.  A very attractive presentation of selected letters of the period 1812-1855 dealing with gardening from the noted British author.  very good copy in d.j.  $5  

C. Oscar Moreton, OLD CARNATIONS AND PINKS.  (London: Collins/Rainbird, 1955)  quarto, 51 pp. of text plus 8 fine color plates by Rory McEwan and introduction by Sacherverell Sitwell;  appendices, bibliography, edition limited to 3000 copies.  very good copy in badly torn d.j.  $25

Walter Muenscher & Myron Rice, GARDEN SPICE & WILD POT-HERBS.  (Ithaca, NY: Comstock, 1955)  2nd printing of original edition.  211 pp., index, glossary, fold-out plate and ill. with 70 delightful woodcuts of Elfriede Abbe.  The distinctive illustrations and the unusual type face of the text give the work an interesting antique appearance.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $10

Walter Muenscher & Myron Rice, GARDEN SPICE & WILD POT-HERBS.  (Ithaca, NY: Comstock, 1955)  2nd printing of original edition.  211 pp., index, glossary, fold-out plate and ill. with 70 delightful woodcuts of Elfriede Abbe.  The distinctive illustrations and the unusual type face of the text give the work an interesting antique appearance.  very good copy in attractive d.j. in uncommon protective box, very slightly worn.  $15

[Marianne North], A VISION OF EDEN: The Life and Work of Marianne North.  (London: Webb & Bower, 1986 [1980])  Preface by J.P.M. Brenan, Foreword by Anthony Huxley, biography by Brenda Moon; 240 pp., index, profusely ill. with faithful reproductions of North's outstanding paintings owned by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and containing excerpts from her journals to many regions of the world, especially the tropics, in the 1870's and 1880's.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

[Marianne North], A VISION OF EDEN: The Life and Work of Marianne North.  (London: HMSO, 1996 [1980])  Preface by J.P.M. Brenan, Foreword by Anthony Huxley, biography by Brenda Moon; 240 pp., index, profusely ill. with faithful reproductions of North's outstanding paintings owned by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and containing excerpts from her journals to many regions of the world, especially the tropics, in the 1870's and 1880's.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Agnes Blanche Noyes, FLOWERS PAINTED WHERE THEY GROW.  (Ithaca, NY: privately published, 1967)  unpaginated, 121 full page color plates from distinctive watercolors by the author, with brief descriptive text on the opposite page, plus a brief Foreword and Introductory Note.  A very unusual work of attractive botanical art printed on fine quality paper.  one corner slightly bumped, o/w a very good copy in green cloth binding.  $20

Claude Nuridsany & Marie Perennou, THE METAMORPHOSIS OF FLOWERS.  (NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1988)  translated by Ben Lifson.  large square quarto, 141 pp., ill. with superb color photos showing the development and opening of flowers from bud.  a beautifully illustrated and evocative study.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Mirabel Osler, IN THE EYE OF THE GARDEN.  (London: Dent, 1993)  square format, 176 pp., ill. with very distinctive black-and-white illustrations by the author; a highly readable seasonal account of the author's gardening experiences.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $5

William Paul, THE ROSE GARDEN.  (NY: Earl M. Coleman, 1978 [1848])  Foreword by Richard Thomson.  7, 177+ pp., index, extensive lists of roses, ill. with b&w drawings in the text and 15 color plates faithfully reproducing the hand-colored plates in the original.  a quality reproduction of a very rare and important work from the mid-19th century, especially valuable for the lists of over 2000 roses in cultivation at the time.  This work by an English rose hybridizer and nurseryman was very popular, having appeared in ten editions.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $25

Laura Peroni, THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS.  (NY: Crown Publishers, 1985)  folio, 207 pp., 80 full page color plates by Marilena Pistoia; select bibliography, printed in Spain, the color plates are attractive and each plate is faced by a page with descriptive, historical, folklore and cultural information in an appendix; This very attractive work may be the largest format floral dictionary.  very good copy in d.j., with extra print laid in.  $45

Laura Peroni, GLORIOUS FLOWERS.  (NY: Arch Cape Press, 1984)  folio, 207 pp., 80 full page color plates by Marilena Pistoia; translated from the Italian by Sylvia Mulcahy; printed in Spain, the color plates are attractive and each plate is faced by a page with descriptive, historical, folklore and cultural information in an appendix; an attractive work;  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $35

Frances Perry, BEAUTIFUL LEAVED PLANTS.  (Boston: Godine, 1980)  141 pp., index, glossary, biographical sketch by Ray Desmond, 64 full page color plates reproducing examples of the work of Benjamin Fawcett which had appeared in E.J. Lowe's Beautiful Leaved Plants (1861) and Shirley Hibberd's New and Rare Beautiful Leaves Plants (1870).  Fawcett was an important figure in the history of botanical illustration, because he first elevated the process of color lithography to a state of perfection whereupon it could supersede the most costly art of hand coloring.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Frances Pitt, MEET US IN THE GARDEN.  (London & Redhill: Lutterworth Press, 1946)  square format octavo, 95 pp., ill. with the delightful scaperboard illustrations (woodcuts) by Stanley Herbert.  A scarce and most charming account of birds and small animals found in an English garden.  very good copy in price-clipped, slightly torn, decorative d.j.  $15

Ippolito Pizzetti & Henry Crocker, FLOWERS: A GUIDE FOR YOUR GARDEN, Being a Selective Anthology of Flowering Shrubs, Herbaceous Perennials, Bulbs, and Annuals, Familiar and Unfamiliar, Rare and Popular, with Historical, Mythological and Cultural Properties.  (NY: Abrams, 1968)  2 vols., 1474 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, list of sources, biographical notes, ill. with 297 color plates from 18th and 19th century periodicals and over 500 b&w line drawings in the text.  a rather unique form of plant encyclopedia, with copious information on history and lore of plants in nearly 300 genera.  very good set in d.js. in (worn) protective box  $20

Ghillean Prance, WILDFLOWERS FOR ALL SEASONS.  (NY: Crown, 1989)  quarto, 208 pp., indices, glossary, ill. with 129 color plates from the paintings of Anna Vojtech.  The illustrations are some of the best ever made of northern wildflowers in flower and fruit.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Clare Putnam, FLOWERS AND TREES OF TUDOR ENGLAND.  (London: Hugh Evelyn, 1972)  Introduction by W.O. Hassall.  original English edition.  small folio, unpaginated (ca. 70 pp.), reproducing 32 full page color plates form leaves from Ms. Ashmole 1504, an illuminated manuscript found in the Library of the Bodleian Society, Oxford, UK.  This manuscript is very important for its early depiction of cultivated plants.  a scarce, attractive and interesting work.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Sandra Rafael, AN OAK SPRING Sylva: A Selection of Rare Books on Trees in the Oak Spring Garden Library.  (Upperville, VA: Oak Spring Garden Library, 1989)  large quarto, decorative end‑papers, 147 pp., index, ill. with beautifully reproduced examples of botanical illustration.  An excellent detailed history of botanical illustrations based on examples from this amazing collection, the first is a series of works (the others covering Flora and Pomona).  fine copy in decorative green cloth binding with gilt decoration in very good d.j. $15

Pierre-Joseph Redoute, REDOUTE'S BOUQUETS.  (NY: Konecky & Konecky, 1991)  Preface by Graham Arader.  small folio, 84 full-page color plates and a brief introduction.  The Redoute bouquets were recently discovered and had not appeared in any of his published works are found in this rather scarce recent edition.  a very good copy in d.j.  $20

[Pierre Joseph Redoute], REDOUTE'S ROSES.  (Edison, NJ: Welfleet, 1990)  folio, 342 pp., brief introduc­tion and descriptive information accompanies full-page reproductions of the entire set of Redouté rose plates, making this one of the most useful Redouté books.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

[Pierre Joseph Redoute], THE ROSES.  (Hohenzollernring, Germany: Taschen, 1991)  small folio; unpaginated; text in English, French and German; commentary by Petra Andrea-Hinz and Barbara Schulze.  excellent quality reproduction of a significant number of plates from the original, some not often seen in these Redoute selections.  a very good copy in d.j.  $20

James Reveal, AMERICA'S BOTANICAL BEAUTY: Illustrations form the Library of Congress.  (Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 1996 [1992])  large format octavo, 162 pp., index, bibliography, many finely reproduced b&w and color ills. from botanical illustrations in the L.C. collection.  quality limp boards, as issued.  fine copy.  $5

Martyn Rix, THE ART OF BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION.  (NY: Arch Cape Press, 1990 [1981])  small folio, 224 pp., index, bibliography, profusely ill. with 250 b&w and 64 color plates.  another attractive recent work on the subject, less common than most of the others.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Fanny Robinson, THE COUNTRY FLOWERS OF A VICTORIAN LADY.  (NY: Harper Collins, 1999)  Introduction by Gil Saunders.  large format octavo, 96 pp., index, bibliography, attractive decorative end-papers.  This uncommon book features a quality reproduction of her Book of Memories created in 1842 with beautifully hand colored floral illustrations and accompanying calligraphy.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Eve & Norman Robson, PLANTS.  (NY: Arch Cape Press, 1990)  folio, 128 pp., index, ill. with 60 fine full color reproductions of a wide selection of botanical illustrations, with detailed commentary accompanying each plate.  A fairly uncommon work in the Classic Natural History Prints series.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Allen Rokach & Anne Milliman, FOCUS ON FLOWERS: Discovering and Photographing Beauty in Gardens and Wild Places.  (NY: Abbeville Press, 1990)  Preface by Carl Totemeier.  oblong quarto, 228 pp., index, glossary, appendix of technical information, ill. with superb color photos.  The best recent work covering all aspects of garden photography.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Tony Russell, WESTONBIRT: A Celebration of the Seasons.  (Oakham, UK: Woodland Publishing, 1995)  Foreword by the Prince of Wales.  large oblong format octavo, 160 pp., index, ill. with fabulous color photos by Derek Harris.  A beautiful study of an arboretum containing one of the largest collections of trees and shrubs in the temperate world, which are specially gorgeous in Autumn.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Vita Sackville-West, SOME FLOWERS.  (NY: Abrams, 1993)  large format octavo, 111 pp., ill. in color from the attractive watercolors of Graham Rust.  The color illustrations render this new edition of the 1937 classic a far more attractive work than the original.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

[Vita Sackville-West], THE ILLUSTRATED GARDEN BOOK, a New Anthology by Robin Lane Fox.  (NY: Atheneum, 1986)  192 pp., index, ill. with color photos by Ken Kirkwood and lovely color drawings by Freda Titford.  an attractively bound and designed anthology containing only 20% of the same material included in the earlier V. Sackville-West's Garden Book.  very good copy in attractive d.j.  $5

Elizabeth Sargent, WEEDS AND WILDFLOWERS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA.  (Salem, MA: Peabody Institute/Barre Press, 1973)  quarto, unpaginated, with 114 pp. of color plates, and accompanying pages of text, plus introductory pages.  ill. with 114 color plates from the watercolor paintings of T. Merrill Prentice.  a finely produced work with cloth binding, marbleized end-papers and attractive decorative d.j.  An uncommon work (probably due to a small press run) and a fine example of modern botanical illustration.  very good copy in soiled d.j., signed by the author and illustrator.  $20

Elizabeth Sargent, WEEDS AND WILDFLOWERS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA.  (Salem, MA: Peabody Institute/Barre Press, 1973)  quarto, unpaginated, with 114 pp. of color plates, and accompanying pages of text, plus introductory pages.  ill. with 114 color plates from the watercolor paintings of T. Merrill Prentice.  a finely produced work with cloth binding, marbleized end-papers and attractive decorative d.j.  An uncommon work (probably due to a small press run) and a fine example of modern botanical illustration.  very good copy in slightly worn, slightly darkened d.j., inscribed by the artist.  $20

M[artiois] Sarian[Saryan], FLOWERS.  (Moscow, Russia: Sovietsky Khudozhnik, 1987)  With contributions by L.L. Mirzoyan & Stahen Khach'atryan.  quarto, 271 pp., ill. with 123 outstanding reproductions of her art in color and b&w, along with a frontis portrait of the author.  The text is partly bilingual but largely in Russian.  an uncommon work showcasing the outstanding, colorful but little known work of this contemporary Russian artist, based on a exhibition held in 1984 and 1985 in Yerevan, Paris, and Moscow.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Gil Saunders & Jenny de Gex [Editors], SO MANY SWEET FLOWERS: A Seventeenth Century Florilegium.  (London: Pavilion, 1997)  large square format octavo, 104 pp., ill. with fine color reproductions of paintings executed by Johann Walther from Strasbourg, executed for the Count of Nassau, who commissioned the artist to record the flowers found in his garden in 1654.  Also included are tastefully added sketches, poetic passages and descriptive material from the era.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

T.J. Savige, THE CAMELLIA.  (Sydney, Australia: Bay Books, 1982)  folio, a.e.g., 158 pp., bibliography, with 53 attractive full page color plates from paintings of Peter Longhurst.  a work of much merit, with text covering such diverse subjects as camellias in art, in Europe, in America, in the Orient, in the Antipodes, and camellia nomenclature.  very good copy in d.j.  $25

Stephen Shore [photographer], THE GARDENS AT GIVERNY: a View of Monet's World.  (Millerton, NY: Aperture, 2000 [1983])  introduction by John Rewald and essays by Gerard Van Der Kemp [curator of Giverny] and Daniel Wildenstein.  oblong quarto, 71 pp., 40 full page color plates.  Monet tended Giverny from 1883 to 1926, and the gardens were restored in 1977.  The color photos, while clear and detailed, are nonetheless suggestive of the riot of colors and complexity of Monet's work, and, in this person's opinion, are the finest color photos of a garden ever published.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Beatrice Scheer Smith, A PAINTED HERBARIUM: The Life of Emily Hitchcock Terry, 1838-1921.  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992)  large format tall octavo, 194 pp., index, notes, lists of her plant collections and paintings.  ill. with fine color reproductions of many of her plantings, and also old b&w photos.  Originally from Amherst, Massachusetts, the artist later removed to Minnesota.  Her collections, many of which she depicted, were made primarily in Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Colorado and Minnesota.  The original album is found in the Smith College Library, Northampton, Mass.  fine copy in d.j. of an uncommon and very attractive work.  $10  

Richard Evans Schultes & William A. Davis, THE GLASS FLOWERS AT HARVARD.  (NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1982)  quarto, 118+ pp., glossary, ill. with color photos by Hillel Burger.  The Ware Collection of Glass Models of Flowers is renowned as an artistic marvel in the field of science and a scientific marvel in the field of art.  The flowers were created between 1887 and 1936 in Dresden , Germany by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka and constitute 847 live size models and over 3,000 enlarged detailed models.  These wonders were made expressly for the Botanical Museum at Harvard.  very good copy of a quality softbound work.  $15

Kim Smith, OH GARDEN OF FRESH POSSIBILITIES: Notes from a Gloucester Garden.  (Boston: David Godine, 2009)  large format octavo, 211+ pp., bibliography, appendix, ill. with beautiful color plates from the author's water colors.  an attractive and highly readable work on a remarkable New England seaside garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

[Sotheby Parke Bernet], PIERRE JOSEPH REDOUTE'S LES LILIACEES, The Empress Josephine's Copy, with the Original Drawings and the Text on Vellum.  (NY: Sotheby's, 1983)  unpaginated, with 486 plates.  with detailed provenance on this collection and a biography of the artist.  A beautifully produced scarce hardbound action catalog of the November 20, 1985 auction of this most famous copy of this work.  very good copy in aquamarine cloth with a mounted photo on the cover.  $20

William T. Stearn, BOTANICAL MASTERS.  (NY: Prentice-Hall, 1990)  quarto, 164 pp., index, biographies of the artists; 56 color plates by 19 contemporary botanical artists—an important work updating older works on botanical illustration.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $20

M[aud] Stebbing, COLOUR IN THE GARDEN.  (London: Nelson, 1949 [1947])  revised edition (the first was 1934).  118 pp. of text and 300 color ills. & line drawings by M. Walters Anson;  a scarce work on color grouping & plant selection by a professional garden designer.  minor wrinkling of inside margins (which appears to be the case on most copies) of some leaves, o/w a very good copy.  $15

Dennis Stock, FLOWER SHOW.  (NY: Rizzoli, 1986)  large oblong folio, unpaginated, includes a brief biographical sketch of the author., a list of the author's extensive awards, exhibitions, and publications, and an insightful introduction by the photographer.  An outstanding selection of remarkable color photos taken around the world by a famous photographer inspired by Monet's paintings and gardens.  a beautifully produced work, printed in Italy. very good copy in d.j. in colorful matching protective box. [extra postage required due to its size] $10

Roy Strong, THE ARTIST & THE GARDEN.  (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000)  large square quarto, 288 pp., decorative end-papers, index, notes, very well ill. in color and b&w, showing many different kinds of art work.  An excellent new illustrated history of art featuring gardens and gardeners.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Elsie Symington, BY LIGHT OF SUN.  (NY: Putnams, 1941)  second impression.  196 pp., ill. with superb woodcuts by Clare Leighton.  a readable account of establishing a garden in America by a transplanted Englishwoman.  very good copy in slightly worn, darkened d.j.  $15

Judith Tankard & Michael Van Valkenburgh, GERTRUDE JEKYLL: A VISION OF WOOD AND GARDEN.  (NY: Abrams/Sagapress, 1989)  Foreword by Jane Brown.  With contributions by Carol Doyle Van Valkenburgh.  square quarto, 148 pp., index, notes.  ill. with fine reproduction of wonderful b&w photos taken by Jekyll of her garden at Munstead Wood.  An interesting study of this famous garden from an analysis of these remarkable old photographs.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Heather & Robin Tanner, WOODLAND PLANTS.  (NY: Schocken Books, 1982)  original American edition, quarto, 215 pp., index, bibliography, 80 full-page illustrations by Robin Tanner, plus matching illustrations on the dust jacket and protective box.  Heather Tanner supplied history and folklore on each of these English wild flowers, accompanied by Robin's remarkable drawings, which a colleague appropriately describes as almost surrealistic.  limited edition of 1500 copies, this is # 234.  very good copy in d.j. in slightly worn box.  $20

Heather & Robin Tanner, WOODLAND PLANTS.  (NY: Schocken Books, 1982)  original American edition, quarto, 215 pp., index, bibliography, 80 full-page illustrations by Robin Tanner, plus matching illustrations on the dust jacket and protective box.  Heather Tanner supplied history and folklore on each of these English wild flowers, accompanied Robin by Robin's remarkable drawings, which a colleague appropriately describes as almost surrealistic.  limited edition of 1500 copies, this is # 1138.  very good copy in d.j. in slightly worn box.  $20

J[ohn] E[llor] Taylor, FLOWERS: Their Origin, Shapes, Perfumes and Colours.  (Edinburg, John Grant: 1906)  4th edition, the first was in 1878.  347 pp., index,ill. with 32 colored lithographs after Sowerby and 161 b&w woodcuts.  an interesting period study of various botanical and horticultural aspects of plants.  bookplate, o/w a very good copy in tricolor decorative cloth binding.  $25

Celia Thaxter, AN ISLAND GARDEN.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988 [1894])  with a valuable Introduction by Allen Lacy.  126 pp., ill. with faithful reproductions of the original color plates by Childe Hassam.  attractive olive-green decorative binding with gilt, reproducing the motif used in the scarce original edition.  a fine quality reprint of the famous classic describing the author's garden established on Appledore, Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire.  as new in protective, decorative box.  $10

[Graham S. Thomas], THE COMPLETE FLOWER PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS OF GRAHAM STUART THOMAS.  (NY: Abrams/Sagapress, 1987)  small folio, 208 pp., bibliography of Thomas' published writings; ill. with 58 color and 120 b&w paintings and drawings by the author; an attractive work displaying the versatile author's artistic talents.  as new in d.j.  $20

George Tinley & Thomas Humphreys & Walter Irving, COLOUR PLANNING OF THE GARDEN.  (London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1929)  Introduction by Gertrude Jekyll.  large format octavo, xxxv, 288 pp.,  alphabetical list of plants illustrated, ill. with 53 full-page color plates of flowers from the paintings of Walters Anson, and a few b&w photos of gardens.  This encyclopedic work beginning with the essays by Jekyll and the authors, followed by an exhaustive illustrated dictionary of plants, organized by color.  By the far the best of the works intended to provide ornamental plant information for the design and planting of gardens using color schemes advocated by Gertrude Jekyll and her followers.  minor foxing toward extremities, minor edge and cover wear and spotting, but in general a v.g., clean tight copy of a very significant work, often encountered in poorer condition.  $35

June Sprigg Tooley [Editor], A SHAKER SISTER'S DRAWINGS: Wild Plants Illustrated by Cora Helena Sarle.  (NY: Monacelli Press, 1997)  quarto, unpaginated (ca. 150 pp.).  Color reproductions of watercolors from Sister Sarle's two albums of the 1880's, produced at the Canterbury, NH, Shaker village.  An attractive work designed by David Larkin.  very good copy in d.j.  Signed by David Larkin.  $10

Beryl Leslie Urquhart, CAMELLIAS.  (Sharpethorne, Sussex, UK: The Leslie Urquhart Press, 1964)  11 pp. of text plus 20 outstanding full-page color plates from the paintings of Paul Jones.  an attractive smaller format work from a fine private press.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Charles Van Ravenswaay, DRAWN FROM NATURE: The Botanical Art of Joseph Prestle and his Sons.  (Washington: Smithsonian Inst. Press, 1984)  quarto, 357 pp., index, appendices, notes, both b&w ills. and full page color reproductions of 95 pieces of his work.  Prestle (1796-1867) was a Bavarian born artist who emigrated to the Buffalo, N.Y. area and produce some fine quality work for commercial and other purposes.  An outstanding, attractive and well-produced scholarly work.  fine copy in d.j.  $25

Marcelle Verite, GARDENS THROUGH THE AGES.  (London: Odhams Books Ltd., 1964)  quarto, 93 pp., distinctive decorative end-papers, ill. with highly unique and graphic drawings and paintings by Elisabeth Ivanovsky.  an unusual and probably unique juvenile garden history.  very good copy in slightly torn but very attractive d.j.  $1

Winifred Walker, ALL THE PLANTS OF THE BIBLE.  (London: Lutterworth Press, 1964 [1958])  the uncommon English edition.  240 pp., ill. with 113 attractive full-page b&w ills. from watercolors by the author, and color frontis.  The illustrations make this probably the more attractive works on the subject to date.  very good copy in worn but very attractive d.j.  $10

Alan Ward, AMERICAN DESIGNED LANDSCAPES.  (Washington, DC: Spacemaker Press, 1999)  oblong folio, 127 pp., bibliography, ill. with garden sketches and wonderful b&w photos of parks and gardens.  a very attractive and beautifully produced work.  fine copy in d.j.  $15

Margaret Waterfield [Editor], GARDEN COLOUR.  (London/NY: J.M. Dent/E.P. Dutton 1922)  The contributors being Mrs. C.W. Earle, E[leanor] V. B[oyle], Rose Kingsley and Vicary Gibbs.  first edition, from English sheets. quarto, t.e.g., 195 pp., attractive full page color plates by Margaret Waterfield; a valuable early seasonal approach to garden planning and planting by relying on color schemes.  a little foxing towards the extremities, o/w a v.g., clean, tight, unusually well preserved copy in original blue cloth with gilt decoration.  $50

David Wheeler, OVER THE HILLS FROM BROADWAY: Images of Cotswold Gardens.  (Phoenix Hill, UK: Alan Sutton, 1991)  large format octavo, 226 pp., index, bibliography, maps on end-papers, ill with the fine color paintings and b&w line drawings of Simon Dorrell.  A distinctive and uncommon work covering charming gardens in the hills of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

David Wheeler, PANORAMAS OF ENGLISH GARDENS.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1991)  oblong format, 101 pp., index, outstanding color photos taken by Nick Meers with a panoramic camera, permitting an often observed but seldom reproduced perspective of many interesting gardens.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

[Michael] Tyler Whittle & Christopher Cook, CURTIS' FLOWER GARDEN DISPLAYED.  (Wigston, UK: Magna, 1991 [1981])  pictorial boards, 257 pp., indices, 120 color plates faithfully reproducing plates from The Botanical Magazine's first 20 years (1787-1807), along with modern descriptions of the plants portrayed, written in the manner of William Curtis (1746-1799), the magazine's founder.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Clare A.P. Willsdon, IN THE GARDENS OF IMPRESSIONISM.  (NY: Vendome Press, 2004)  small folio, 288 pp. index, bibliography, notes, appendix.  beautifully ill. in color and b&w, mostly from paintings, and a few old photos.  An excellent work on the gardens depicted in Impressionist paintings, from Manet's early depictions of the Tuileries gardens to Monet's later waterlilies captured at Giverny.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Wayne Winterrowd [Editor], ROSES: A CELEBRATION.  (NY: North Point Press, 2003)  large square format octavo, 261 pp., index, biographies of contributors, ill. with beautiful color paintings by Pamela Stagg, done in the manner of the great 19th century rose plates.  A wonderful collection of 33 essays by eminent gardeners on their favorite roses.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Andrea Wisnewski, A COTTAGE GARDEN ALPHABET.  (Jaffrey, NH: David Godine, 2002)  large square format octavo, unpaginated [31 leaves], ill. with lovely color plates painted by the author in the traditional style of a garden alphabet.  A beautifully produced children's gardening book.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Joan Wolfenden, THE GLORY OF THE GARDEN and the Cycle of the Year.  (Newport, Isle of Wight [U.K.]: Peacock Vine, 1982)  175 pp., index, ill. in color from the author's watercolors; the book is not typeset, but rather the reproduction of the author's meticulously handwritten manuscript, complete with charming color illustrations; an unusual and interesting work;  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Walter Wright, HARDY PERENNIALS AND HERBACEOUS BORDERS.  (NY: Stokes, n.d. [1912])  304 pp., index, fold-out plans, ill. with b&w photos and tipped-in color plates, some being color photos of plants and the other very charming English watercolors of plants, borders and gardens.  an exhaustive as well as attractive work on the modern perennial garden, and covering such subjects as annuals, grasses, bulbs, carpeting and color grouping, with a long descriptive listing of plants.  b.s. sunned and worn at top, some foxing, o/w a v.g., clean, tight copy.  $20

Fay Young, THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH BOOK OF THE SCOTTISH GARDEN.  (Edinburgh, UK: Moubray House Publishing, 1989)  square quarto,  167 pp., index, map, list of gardens, ill. with the wonderful color photos of Brinsley Burbidge.  An uncommon work that captures the unique qualities that distinguish Scottish gardens.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

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