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If you are passionate about foliage and gardening, look no further than the rare and collectible gardening books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the beautiful books featured below contain magnificent illustrations and gorgeous bindings. There is a wide diversity of topics covered in the rare and collectible gardening books section, from books about specific flowering plants to larger books on gardening techniques.

The Highgrove Florilegium

London:: Addison Publications Ltd for The Prince's Charities Foundation., 2008 Fine, 2 vols, limited edition of 175 numbered sets, 124 coloured plates. In half red goatskin over red marbled boards. Spines, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gi...

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The Ladies' Flower-Garden [Includes: Ornamental Annuals; Ornamental Bulbous Plants; Ornamental Perennials; British Wild Flowers; Ornamental Greenhouse Plants. by LOUDON Mrs [Jane, formerly WEBB] 1807-1858

London: 113, Fleet Street.: William Smith , 1840 VG+, 5 volumes in 6, 1840-1860, 304 (complete) hand coloured plates, depicting 1,582 flowers! Ornamental Annuals, 1840, 1st ed, 48 pls (hand coloured), lacks half title, [5], (viii-xvi), [1], (ii-i...

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THE GARDENERS LABYRINTH or A NEW ART OF GARDNING. Wherein is laid down new and rare inventions and secrets of gardning not heretofore known. by MOUNTAIN, Dydymus (pseud.) Thomas HILL.:

London, printed by Jane Bell, and are to be sold at the east-end of Christ-Church, 1652 [i.e. 1651].. For sowing, planting, and setting all manner of roots, herbs, and flowers, both for the use of the kitchin garden, and a garden of pleasure, with the ri...

From Roger Middleton


The Mummy ! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century by Loudon, Jane (Mrs). Webb, Jane

London: Henry Colburn, 1828. Second edition. Three volumes, small octavo, pp viii, 309; 331; 311, half calf and marbled boards, very slightly scuffed, the spines a little faded. The first and last few pages in each volume suffer from foxing (see illustra...

From Mike Park Ltd


Fructologie, ou Description des arbres fruitiers ainsi que des fruits que l'on plante et qu'on cultive ordinairement dans les jardins . . . [bound with] Pomologie, ou description des meilleures sortes de pommes et de poires, Que l'on estime & cultive le plus, soit aux Pais-Bas, soit en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre, &c by KNOOP, Johann Hermann (c.1706-1769)

Amsterdam: Chez M. Magérus, Libraire, 1771. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. Rare French Edition of the first compendium of fruit arboriculture with 39 folding copper-engraved plates in fine contemporary hand coloring. Two foolscap-folio volumes bo...

From Fine Editions Ltd


Theatrum botanicum the theater of plants or An herball of large extent Containing therein a more ample and exact history and declaration of the physicall herbs and plants distributed into sundry classes or tribes, for the more easie knowledge of the many by Parkinson, John

London: Thomas Cotes, 1640. First edition. Large thick folio, title page, dedication page, preface two pages, author's tributes ten pages, then (ii), 1734 (but actually slightly less as there are several errors of pagination), illustrated with over 2...

From Mike Park Ltd


I discorsi.... nelli sei libri di Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo della materia Medicinale, hora di nuovo dal suo istesso autore ricorretti, & in piu di mille luoghi aumentati by Matthioli, A.. Mattioli Pietro Andrea

Venice: Heredi di Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1573. Large thick quarto, title page with woodcut device, pp (172), 971, (i), (11), illustrated with many hundreds of woodcuts of plants and animals, the title page has a very old paper repair where a name had been exc...

From Mike Park Ltd


Instruction pour les jardins fruitiers et potagers: plus un traité des Orangers et des reflexions sur l'Agriculture; avec une instruction pour la Culture del fleurs by QUINTINYE [Quintinie], [Jean] de la (1626-1688)

A Paris: Chez Charles Osmont, ruë Saint Jacques, à l'Ecu de France, 1716. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Fine. Complete in two quarto volumes. [8],16,23[i. e., 32],[8],666[84 misnumbered 80],[4], with 12 copper-engraved plates (2 folding), mostly of prunin...

From Fine Editions Ltd


[Garden Design] Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier : beschrijvende alderhande Princelijcke en Heerlijcke Lusthoven en Hofsteden . . . [bound with] De Nieuwe Verstandigen Hovenier, Over de twaelf Maenden van't Jaer . . . [and with] De Medicyn-Winckel, of Ervaren Huys-Houder . . . Den Naerstigen Byen-Houder . . . Den verstandigen Kock by GROEN, Jan van der / NYLAND, Pieter

Amsterdam: Marcus Doornick, 1675. Early Reprint. Three books in one quarto volume, including Den Nederlandtsen Hovenier, the most influential horticultural manual from the golden age of Dutch garden design. Bound in contemporary vellum and printed in bla...

From Fine Editions Ltd


Essays On The Picturesque, As Compared With The Sublime And The Beautiful; And, On The Use Of Studying Pictures, For The Purpose Of Improving Real Landscape. Volume Ii [ Price's Copy With Extensive Handwritten Corrections, Inserted Manuscript Revisions, Etc.] by Price, Uvedale

Hereford / London: D. Walker For J. Robson, 1798. First Edition . Boards. Near Fine. 21.2 Cm Tall. Xxvii, Errata Page, 432 Pp. First Edition Of Volume Ii. An Important Contribution To The Nationwide Controversy That Developed At The End Of The 18Th Cen...

From Arroyo Seco Books


[Color Plate] Hints on ornamental gardening : consisting of a series of designs for garden buildings, useful and decorative gates, fences, railroads, &c. : accompanied by observations on the principles and theory of rural improvement, interspersed with occasional remarks on rural architecture by PAPWORTH, J[ohn]. B[uonarotti]., 1775-1847

London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, by J. Diggens, 14, St. Ann's Lane, 1823. First Edition. Fine. First edition. 4to: 110,[2, Index]pp, with the half-title and 27 hand-colored plates (watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1823'), "elegantly colo...

From Fine Editions Ltd


An Essay on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and Beautiful; an, on the Use of Studying Pictures, for the Purpose of Improving Real Landscape by Price, Uvedale

London: J. Robson, 1794. First Edition . Calf / Boards. Near Fine. 21.2 Cm Tall. Xv, 288. Quarter Calf Over Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Tips Strengthened With Vellum, Re-Backed With New Red Morocco Spine Label. Contents Tall [21.2 Cm], Absolutely Squa...

From Arroyo Seco Books


The Floral Cabinet, and Magazine of Exotic Botany - 3 Volumes by Knowles, G.B. & Westcott, Frederic

Fleet Street and Bride Court, London: William Smith and J.M. Knott [1837 - 1840]. Three volumes, small quarto, pp viii, 96, (6); iv, 188; iv, 188, three vignette title pages, an extra hand-coloured title page in the first volume, with 137 fine hand col...

From Mike Park Ltd


The Anatomy of Vegetables Begun. With a General Account of Vegetation Founded Thereon. by Grew, Nehemiah

London: for Spencer Hickman, 1672. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Octavo. Contemporary calf rebacked to style. 3 folding engraved plates. A few contemporary annotations in ink. Sympathetically rebacked with professional repairs to cor...

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