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RURAL AUSTRALIAN GARDENS, Baldwin, Myles
1 Baldwin, Myles RURAL AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Murdoch Books Australia, for the Herald & Weekly Times Pty. Ltd. 2013 1743364989 / 9781743364987 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
287pp., beautiful colour-plate photography throughout by Simon Griffiths. Book clean. Spine firm. Printed grey boards nominally shelfworn on heel only. Textblock pristine. Photographic, colour-illustrated, French-fold dustjacket trivially creased only. Contents of this stunning book include; Prelims., Introduction, 18 featured gardens, Planting, Index. Book weight approx. 1.92 Kg. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 56.40 AUD
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INDIGENOUS : The Making of a Native Garden, Burke, Don
2 Burke, Don INDIGENOUS : The Making of a Native Garden
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Sue Hines / Allen & Unwin 2004 1741143713 / 9781741143713 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
170pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated boards undamaged. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "This is the story of how Don Burke built his dream, transforming a bush block with virtually no soil - a barren rocky hillside in a dry rainshadow area - into a family retreat with a lush native garden that looks as if it's been there forever . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 9 chapters, Photographing Don's Garden, Index. Book weight approx. 1.14 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 20.24 AUD
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PLANTS OF MELBOURNE'S WESTERN PLAINS : A gardener's guide to the original Flora, Contributors (Production Editor: Michael Howes)
3 Contributors (Production Editor: Michael Howes) PLANTS OF MELBOURNE'S WESTERN PLAINS : A gardener's guide to the original Flora
Niddrie, Victoria, Australia Society For Growing Australian Plants (Keilor Plains Group) 1995 0909830487 / 9780909830489 First Edition Softcover [Staple-bound] Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
74pp. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format booklet. Staples clean and firm. Intext illustrations throughout: descriptive colour-plate section, plus b/white line-drawn maps and sketch illustrations. Booklet clean and 'square'. Photographic, colour-illustrated limp wrapper minimally bumped and scuffed only. Support of a growing interest in indigenous flora as garden plants has inspired the publication of this guide book to Melbourne's Western Plains flora . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, Acks., Introduction, Grasslands, Using Indigenous Plants, Illustrated List, Glossary, References, Index of Botanical and Common Names. Booklet weight approx. 160g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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COTTAGE GARDENS IN AUSTRALIA, Cuffley, Peter
4 Cuffley, Peter COTTAGE GARDENS IN AUSTRALIA
Canterbury, Victoria, Australia The Five Mile Press 1984 0867880295 / 9780867880298 Reprint (With Corrections) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
248pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards lightly edge-bumped only. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Peter Cuffley), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly sunned on spine (titles clearly legible) and adjacent strip of front and back panel, minor soft edge-creasing. From the jacket flap: "Fully illustrated with prints, paintings, diagrams and photographs, 'Cottage Gardens' traces the heritage of Australia's cottage gardens from early colonial times to the great goldrushes; the first suburban sprawls; the cottage revivals of the twentieth century, up to the present rediscovery of Old World traditions. Not only does this volume present the subject in terms of social history, but it sets out in clear detail all the plans, plant lists, pictorial matter and useful research which may assist in the careful and loving restoration of old gardens and in the creation of new gardens with a traditional or Old World character . . . Plans and patterns for period gardens, borders, fences, topiary, arches, garden houses and furniture are all delightfully illustrated." Book weight approx. 1.15 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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PEOPLE & PLANTS : A History of Gardening in Victoria, Ellis, Mary
5 Ellis, Mary PEOPLE & PLANTS : A History of Gardening in Victoria
Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia Mary Ellis 2003 0975033409 / 9780975033401 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
172pp., illustrated throughout: colour plates, b/white halftone plates, plus botanical sketch-art. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper undamaged. A respected conservationist, keen gardener, and long-time resident of South Gippsland, Mary Ellis has produced a most interesting book on the history, and many of the personalities, that make the story of Victoria's garden history . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 11 chapters, Conclusion, Index. Book weight approx. 900g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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PEOPLE & PLANTS : A History of Gardening in Victoria.  (Signed Copy), Ellis, Mary
6 Ellis, Mary PEOPLE & PLANTS : A History of Gardening in Victoria. (Signed Copy)
Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia Author (Mary Ellis) 2003 0975033409 / 9780975033401 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
172pp., illustrated throughout: colour plates, b/white halftone plates, plus botanical sketch-art. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Signed on title-page by author, otherwise leaves pristine. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper undamaged. A respected conservationist, keen gardener, and long-time resident of South Gippsland, Mary Ellis has produced a most interesting book on the history, and many of the personalities, that make the story of Victoria's garden history . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 11 chapters, Conclusion, Index. Book weight approx. 900g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 42.30 AUD
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7 Ellis, Mary VIRTUOUS WEEDS: Growing and Using Herbs in Australia
Crows Nest, NSW, Australia Little Hills Press 1992 186315003X / 9781863150033 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
112pp., full-page colour plate illustrations, plus monochrome (green) sketch illustrations (by Caroline Durre). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Herbs have been used since ancient times to heal, add flavour to food and drink, keep homes smelling sweet, to soothe, and early on, for their 'magical' properties. This easy-to-use reference book includes recipes, identifies herbs, and offers other relevant information. Includes Biblio., Glossary and Index. Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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BUILDING YOUR OWN GREENHOUSE (Greenhouse Basics), Freeman, Mark
8 Freeman, Mark BUILDING YOUR OWN GREENHOUSE (Greenhouse Basics)
PA, United States Stackpole Books 1997 0811727750 / 9780811727754 Fifth Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Heather Bellanca 
198pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations by Heather Bellanca. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. From the rear cover: "Building a greenhouse can be easy and inexpensive with this comprehensive handbook. Practical instructions guide you through every step of the process. Eleven specific examples - from simple cold frames to large freestanding and attached-to-the-house structures - are featured. All are functional in climates where winter temperatures drop below zero. You can replicate one of these greenhouses from the instructions included or use similar techniques to design your own." Book weight approx. 330g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.04 AUD
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MONET AT GIVERNY, Holmes, Caroline
9 Holmes, Caroline MONET AT GIVERNY
London Cassell & Co. 2001 0304359009 / 9780304359004 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
192pp., colour art and colour and b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards very good+. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head of spine. From the jacket flap: "Claude Monet spent the last 43 years of his life at Giverny, creating the paintings and gardens for which he is now revered. This beautifully designed exploration of the gardens considers the creative intelligence behind Monet's passion for painting and plants. It shows the artist as a consummate plantsman who composed his garden with an Impressionist's care for colour and form, and then re-interpreted the landscape's moods in paintings of glorious abstraction. Over 140 illustrations, including paintings, engravings, and garden views from Monet's lifetime and today reveal how he shaped the physical world to create his private domain . . . " Book weight approx. 1 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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10 Klickmann, Flora THE FLOWER-PATCH GARDEN BOOK
London Putnam 1933 First Edition Original Blue Cloth HB & DJ Good+ Fair + Small 8vo 
xi, + 331pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Hinges undamaged. Negligible specks on blue cloth, minor bumps and abrading to head and heel of backstrip. White titles and border decoration. General, random foxing throughout text-block, otherwise clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped, chipped and edgeworn, with jagged closed tears and a [nondescript] contemporary inscription on front flap. "This is not a book for the great among flower-growers. Nor for the highly-experienced . . . it is merely some random memos, made by one who doesn't know much....." 25 chapters, including: The universal need, Points about purple, The rhythm of the saw, Rampageous travellers, Gate crashers, The Poacher's Rest, A touch of grey, A sprig of rosemary, Window gardening, A mixed border, more. Book weight approx. 450g. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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11 Lewis, Patricia BRITISH WILD FLOWERS
London Eyre and Spottiswoode 1958 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
376pp., botanical colour-art frontispiece, plus 14 unpaginated like-art plates throughout (all called-for plates extant). Colour art by Ann V. Webster. Numerous b/white, line-drawn intext illustrations by Lura M. Ripley. Book clean. Bright gilt title over slightly cocked and bumped spine. Plain, original green cloth boards undamaged. Tinted top edge, leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated, laminated, loose-plastic lightly edgeworn and colour faded on spine, plus minimal laminate bubbling. A stand-alone, Volume 1 in the 'Kew Series' of British plants. Understandable for the beginner through to the professional, contents include: Prelims., Intro., Key to Genera, British Wild Flowers, Biblio., Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 490g. 
Price: 15.51 AUD
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AN AUSTRALIAN GARDENER'S ANTHOLOGY, McPhee Gribble Publishers (Editors)
12 McPhee Gribble Publishers (Editors) AN AUSTRALIAN GARDENER'S ANTHOLOGY
Melbourne, VIC, Australia McPhee Gribble Publishers 1982 0727017543 / 9780727017543 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
vii, + 296pp., colour and b/white art and photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain boards very lightly edge-bumped. Previous owner's neatly penned text (poem 'Seeds', from 'The Age') to top half of rear free endpaper, previous bookseller's small label to front pastedown, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased only. "The best writing about gardening has that indefinable blend of earthiness and romance that captivates the reader . . . This beautifully illustrated collection ranges from the early days of settlement when vegetable growing was a matter of survival, the devotion to English cottage gardens and grand parks as familiar oases in the alien Australian landscape, the dawning of affection for native plants, to the challenges of present day urban gardens . . . " Book weight approx. 1.12 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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13 Meikle, R.D. BRITISH TREES AND SHRUBS
London Eyre and Spottiswoode 1958 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
244pp., botanical colour-art frontispiece, plus 15 unpaginated, like illustrated plates, all by Anne V. Webster. All called-for plates extant. Intext, b/white sketch-art by Ernest V. Petts, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain, original green cloth boards undamaged. Top edge tinted, leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated, laminated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, and colour faded on spine. plus minimal laminate bubbling. A stand-alone, Volume 2 in the 'Kew Series' of British Plants. Providing a detailed and authoritative account of native and naturalised woody plants suitable for a beginner through to the more advanced level, contents include: Prelims., Intro., Key to Genera, British Trees and Shrubs, Biblio., Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 375g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.61 AUD
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14 Meikle, R.D. GARDEN FLOWERS
London Eyre and Spottiswoode 1963 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
479pp., botanical colour-art frontispiece, plus 14 unpaginated like-art plates throughout (all called-for plates extant). Colour-art by Lura M. Ripley. Numerous b/white, line-drawn intext illustrations by the same artist. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain, original green cloth boards undamaged. Text-block top edge tinted, leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated, laminated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, and colour-faded on spine, plus minor laminate bubbling. This sixth and final volume in the 'Kew Series' is a stand-alone, but companion volume, to 'Garden Shrubs and Trees' (Volume 4 in the Kew Series). It provides a concise systematic account of cultivated hardy and half-hardy herbaceous plants . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Key to Genera, Garden Flowers, Biblio., Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 579g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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15 Nottle, Trevor THE COTTAGE GARDEN REVIVED: Attitudes and Plants Essential for Nineteenth Century Gardens. (Signed Copy)
Kenthurst, N.S.W., Australia Kangaroo Press 1985 0864170548 / 9780864170545 Reprint Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
104pp., several unpaginated colour plates. B/white, halftone plate frontispiece plus sketch-art intext illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Signed by author on title-page, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper U.V. affected on spine, otherwise lightly edgeworn and creased. "The author presents a wide range of ideas on re-creating nineteenth-century cottage and villa gardens . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 19th Century Gardener, Front Garden, ditto Side and Back, Verandah, Gardens Curious, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.88 AUD
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16 Osborne, Michele LIGHTING GARDENS : Creative Solutions for Today's Gardens
London Mitchell Beazley (Octopus Imprint) 2005 1845330641 / 9781845330644 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
176pp., colour plate frontispiece, and similar themed colour plates throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over unmarked backstrip. Plain boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket near fine condition with barely a hint of edgewear. Good garden or outdoor lighting adds a magical enhancement to outdoor spaces. Using modern materials and technology leading garden designer Michele Osborne shows you how to dramatically change any outdoor space with the right lighting scheme . . . Utilising photography by Steven Wooster throughout, contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Into the Night, Staging the Illusion, Behind the Scenes, Index, more. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 50.60 AUD
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THE COTTAGE UNDER THE BIG PINES : Memories and Details from Foxglove Spires, Southam, Susan
17 Southam, Susan THE COTTAGE UNDER THE BIG PINES : Memories and Details from Foxglove Spires
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Murdoch Books 2015 1743363060 / 9781743363065 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
302pp., beautiful colour photographic illustrations throughout (Susan Southam). Attached blue ribbon bookmark. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated boards undamaged. From the rear panel: "In this lyrical illustrated memoir, Susan Southam - best-selling author of 'Velvet Pears' - invites us to take a journey through her former home: Foxglove Spires, in rural New South Wales. This collection of gentle, meditative essays, themed around seasons, colours and living spaces, recount the nostalgic love story between Susan and the century-old timber cottage that is sheltered by two towering Norfolk Island pines and surrounded by a lushly romantic garden. Drawing inspiration and meaning from nature, over the course of thirty years Susan restored the home and created the garden that became a world for herself and her family . . . " Book weight approx. 1.53 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 38.64 AUD
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GLIMPSES OF THE GARDEN CLUB : A History of Werribee Garden Club.   (Signed Copy), Wilson, Marie, and Strong, Pam (Compiled by)
18 Wilson, Marie, and Strong, Pam (Compiled by) GLIMPSES OF THE GARDEN CLUB : A History of Werribee Garden Club. (Signed Copy)
Werribee, VIC, Australia (Werribee Garden Club) First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
No publication date (2004). Illustrated throughout; mostly colour image happy snaps, supported by several in b/white, enhanced with small sketch-illustrations. Text printed on a laser printer, with quality typical to the standard. Staple-bound format. Clean and tight. Printed wrapper nominally bumped only. Inscription on title page signed (Christian name) and dated, by primary compiler (a major office-bearer). Celebrating their 30 year anniversary, Werribee Garden Club has "grown and thrived" from the 19 people who attended the inaugural meeting in February, 1974. A concise history introduces some members, 'Banner' articles, Decade-by-decade, Weerama Processions, Our History, Awards, Member Hints, Tale End. Book weight approx. 290g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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19 [Staff Writers] THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW. Illustrated Guide 1930.
London His Majesty's Stationary Office 1930 Softcover, Oblong 24mo Good+ 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
64pp., oblong format, double column text. Intext, b/white halftone plates throughout, some botanical, others of general vistas, plus a fold-out grid map. Book clean. Spine firm. General soiling on last text page, otherwise leaves clean, albeit corners bumped. Printed grey pressings wrapper [advertisement inners] lightly soiled and bumped. Although Kew House Gardens existed in a form, it is the widow of Frederick, Prince of Wales, the Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, mother of George III, who is credited with the founding of a botanical, as distinct from, a purely horticultural establishment, in 1759-60. Contents include a description of the gates, objects of interest to be found at different seasons, and index. Book weright approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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