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For a brief time only, these attractive and informative books are being offered at a greatly reduced price! A limited number of very good copies in very good dust jackets are available, while the supply lasts. These sale prices end on December 31, 2016!
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. very good copy in dust jacket.Originally issued in both the United States and United Kingdom in 1962, this remains the only book written to date specifically dealing with the history of cultivated shrubs. Alice Coats (1902-1978) was a leading authority on the history of garden plants and on botanical illustration. The 1992 reissue retains the original text, and adds new introductory material by John L. Creech, as well as 112 color plates which faithfully reproduce classic botanical paintings. The book was redesigned and reissued in a more attractive larger format. This is a decided improvement on the first edition. special sale price: $5
Christopher Lloyd, CLEMATIS. (Deer Park, Wis.: Capability's, 1989) revised, with the assistance of Tom Bennett. 217 pp., index, glossary, ill. with fine color photos. Originally issued in 1965, this revised edition remains the definitive modern monograph on the genus in cultivation. This the latest, revised edition, completed with the assistance of Tom Bennett. It includes an index, glossary, deals with plant nomenclature and name pronunciation. It is illustrated with fine color photos and a few line drawings in the text. Originally issued in 1965, this is the best edition and now constitutes the definitive modern monograph on the genus in cultivation. The work contains useful information on all phases of clematis cultivation, propagation, pruning, training, hybridization and diseases. Lloyd deals first with both large-flowered hybrids and then species and small-flowered hybrids in great detail. Few books are as valuable to gardeners as substantial horticultural monographs as this one. special sale price: $1
Virginia Tuttle Clayton [Editor], THE ONCE AND FUTURE GARDENER: Garden Writing From the Golden Age of Magazines, 1900-1940. (Boston: David 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. special sale price: $5
Graham Stuart Thomas, THREE GARDENS of Pleasant Flowers. (Deer Park, Wis.: Capability's, 1983) 188 pp., index, appendices (biographical notes and a long list of over 750 plants, including index references their citations in the work), well illustrated with color and black-and-white photos, garden plans, and drawings by the author; a wonderfully informative as well as readable account of his father's garden, Oak Cottage in Surrey and Brier Cottage, the latter two gardens he created. Published in a limited quantity in 1983 in England and the United States (these are copies of the American edition), this book never gained the recognition achieved by the author's popular works on roses, historic gardens, and his botanical art. Yet this is the only of his works where the remarkable Renaissance man of modern horticulture writes specifically about his own gardens. The work is beautifully written and largely autobiographical, and covers his formative years, his "interlude" as a nurseryman, and especially his two wonderful modest-sized home gardens in Surrey. Here he achieved his goal of creating low-maintenance gardens which "provide interest and beauty of flower and foliage throughout the year." This is truly the "personal odyssey of a great plantsman and gardener" as its advertisement proclaims! special sale price: $1
Minter, THE GREATEST GLASS HOUSE: The Rainforests Recreated.
(London: HSMO, 1990) quarto,
216 pp., index, bibliography, glossary notes.
well illustrated in color and black-and-white, from both period sources
and from modern photos of the 1980's restoration of the great Palm House at
Royal Botanic Gardens,
Allen Lacy, THE GARDEN IN AUTUMN. (NY: Atlantic Monthly
Ida Hay, SCIENCE IN THE
PLEASURE GROUND: A History of the Arnold
(Boston: Northeastern University. Press, 1995)
349 pp., index, bibliography, well illustrated in color &
black-and-white. An important
scholarly yet readable and attractive work on
Grey-Wilson, CLEMATIS: THE GENUS, A Comprehensive Guide for Gardeners,
horticulturists and Botanists. (
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