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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CACTI
Written by Willy Cullmann; Erich Gotz; Gerhard Groner.
Stock no. 1821214
Published by Alphabooks. 1st 1986. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A comprehensive guide to cacti and their cultivation, including a dictionary of 750 species and over 400 colour plates. Large format. Blue cloth boards, light blue title to spine. Colour photos. ISBN: 0906670373. Lower edge of text block slightly grubby. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased with laminate just starting to peel.
New Naturalist No. 43. Green cloth, gilt titles. Colour frontis. 29 b/w photos, 34 line drawings, diagrams and maps. The idea that because weeds are a nuisance they must also be dull is dispelled in a few pages. Not only does the author show that an understanding of these criminals of the plant world will make their control both easier and more interesting: he also imparts to the reader something of his own delight and wonder. Minor staining to lower edge of front board. Text block browned. Name & date in ink to front pastedown, hidden by front flap of dustwrapper. Some annotation to margins. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned and covered with clear laminate, faded to spine, wear to top of spine, some titles circled and ticked to rear panel list.
Large format. Dark blue cloth with gilt title to spine. B/w and colour photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0091637406. Some light wear to corners. Page edge browning with a few foxspots. Wrapper is faded to spine, with some edge-creasing and a couple of tiny tears.
THE INGENIOUS MR FAIRCHILD THE FORGOTTEN FATHER OF THE FLOWER GARDEN
Written by Michael Leapman.
Stock no. 2132657
Published by Headline. Circa 2000. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0747273596. Light edge-creasing to wrapper. 2nd printing.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. ATCO, Flymo, Ginger, Qualcast, Suffolk, Victa, Webb. Looks at some rotary and some Cylinder mowers. ISBN: 0856965448. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Foxing and marks to prelims, endpapers and outer page edges.
3rd edition, revised and expanded. Green cloth with red title label, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0719536448. Spotting along edge of rear cover. Wrapper is edge-creased with bottom corner of front flap cut off. Foxing to outer page edges.
Observer book no. 84. Glazed pictorial boards. With 130 Colour photographs and 12 line drawings. ISBN: 0723216061. Small knock to top of spine. Browning to covers.
THE HERITAGE OF THE ROSE
Written by David Austin. Illustrated by Susan Cooper-Willis.
Stock no. 1818235
Published by Antique Collectors' Club. 1st 1988. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Describes over 900 rose varieties, examines the historical development of the rose, and discusses its place in the garden scene. Large format. Colour photos and illustrations. ISBN: 1851490205.
Large format. Colour & b/w illustrations. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0709203225. Light discolouration of green boards across edges. Text block a little grubby and browned. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper has a few closed edge tears (no loss), creasing across top edge and faded to spine.
Colour photos and b/w line illustrations. 176 pages. ISBN: 0304340766. Dustwrapper is faded to spine.
Originally published as 'The Book of the Peony' in 1917. A thorough work covering all aspects of cultivation, including purchasing and soil preparation, mythology and history, including a map of the plant's origins, and a look at the tree peony in ancient China. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w plates. ISBN: 0947752609. Minor foxing to top edge of text block. Pictorial dustwrapper has the remains of a price label to front flap and is lightly browned to spine.
David & Charles Reprints (originally published in 1914). A book for those who know their plants well enough to recognise and value the incredible amount of gardening expertise in it, and who will enjoy the discourses and asides, seasoned with humour and humanity. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0715357085. Text block browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and a little grubby.