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FROST CONTROL IN THE AUSTRALIAN DRIED FRUITS AREAS, King, H.W.
41 King, H.W. FROST CONTROL IN THE AUSTRALIAN DRIED FRUITS AREAS
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Australian Dried Fruits Association 1949 Second Edition Softcover Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
54pp., plus (v). Intext, b/white line-drawn diagrams throughout. Booklet clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated limp wrapper mildly biopredated on spine (one hole), and small, background surface area on front wrap, plus light edgewear and general soiling on plain rear wrap. Text-block has one paragraph pen-highlighted (two minor pen lines), else clean. First published in 1948 by the Australian Dried Fruits Association, Melbourne, Australia, this Second Edition (published June, 1949) has a five page 'Frost Control' addenda by H.W.King. This booklet of insightful information on the title subject is a 'report of a conference held in Mildura, Victoria, in August, 1946, to discuss methods of preventing Frost Damage. Also a review of Australian and Overseas Conceptions of avoiding damage by Frost at Vineyards, Orchards and Gardens.". Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 12 'sections'. Booklet weight approx. 85g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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IRIS, Köhlein, Fritz
42 Köhlein, Fritz IRIS
London Christopher Helm 1987 0747018030 / 9780747018032 First U.K. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
370pp., 210 colour photographic illustrations, and numerous b/white line-drawings throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain mauve boards very lightly bumped on one lower foredge corner. Faint tape stains to endpapers, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly creased, corner-clipped on front flap. "This singular book by one of the world's foremost horticulturists describes not only the 200 plus species but also many of the cultivars in the main hybridizing lines which have led to today's marvellous array of forms, including: Dwarf Iris, Dutch Iris, Tall Branched Iris, Siberian Iris, Japanese Iris. In addition to thorough descriptions of the species and their principal cultivars the author provides extensive information on: the history and introduction into culture; the history of breeding and hybridizing; planting and cultivation; the uses of irises in the landscape; companion plants; pests and diseases; exhibiting, judging and growing show flowers." Book weight approx. 980g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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CITRUS : A History, Laszlo, Pierre
43 Laszlo, Pierre CITRUS : A History
United States University of Chicago Press 2008 0226470288 / 9780226470283 Second Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
x, + 252pp., plus unpaginated colour plate illustrated centre section. Book clean, Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. " . . . traces the spectacular rise and spread of citrus across the globe: from Southeast Asia in 4000 BC through North Africa and the Roman Empire to early modern Spain and Portugal, whose explorers introduced the fruits to the Americas during the 1500s. Blending scientific rigor with personal curiosity, 'Citrus' ransacks over two millenium of world history, exploring the numerous roles that citrus has played in agriculture, horticulture, cooking, nutrition, religion and art - from the Jewish feast of the Tabernacles through the gardens and courts of Versailles to the canvases of Vincent van Gogh to the orange groves of southern California and the juicing industry of today . . . " Book weight approx. 430g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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BRITISH WILD FLOWERS, Lewis, Patricia
44 Lewis, Patricia BRITISH WILD FLOWERS
London Eyre and Spottiswoode 1958 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 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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TREES FOR WARM AND TEMPERATE CLIMATES, Macoboy, Stirling
45 Macoboy, Stirling TREES FOR WARM AND TEMPERATE CLIMATES
Dee Why West, N.S.W., Australia Ure Smith 1979 0725404817 / 9780725404819 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
182pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of brown boards, which are very mildly shelf-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket negligibly indented, sticker ghost to front fold-in flap. "As well as the European favourites, including many new and special varieties, you will find a host of magnificent trees from the new world, together with notes on their origin, cultivation and habits. All the essential facts are given about all the included trees - their size, speed of growth, climatic range, details of their flowers, fruits and foliage - and most importantly their many uses to mankind . . . all are illustrated in superb colour, and a detailed index lists both botanical and common names." Stirling Macoboy, who died in 2005, was the author and photographer of over forty gardening books. Book weight approx. 1.49 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 45.54 AUD
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46 Martin, Anne, Richardson, Adele, et. al. [Edited by] FLOWERS OF THE CARRUM CARRUM
Patterson Lakes, Victoria Carrum Residents Action Group 1995 0646241885 / 9780646241883 First Edition Softcover [Staple-bound] Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
iv, + 96pp., intext, line-drawn illustrations by Adele Richardson and Nigel McGillivray, throughout. Staple-bound booklet, clean and staples tight. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated limp wrapper nominally bumped only. An helpful book for anyone interested in using indigenous plant species in landscaping situations, in the Carrum Carrum [Chelsea] area of Victoria's Port Phillip Bay. Booklet weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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LAVENDER, SWEET LAVENDER, McLeod, Judyth A.
47 McLeod, Judyth A. LAVENDER, SWEET LAVENDER
Kenthurst, N.S.W., Australia Kangaroo Press 1993 0864176015 / 9780864176011 Reprint Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
120pp., colour photographic illustrations, and b/white line-drawings (by the author). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. " . . . in this definitive book, the essence of lavender itself is unerringly captured. There is an amazing potpourri provided of traditional and innovative culinary, craft and fragrance uses . . . Lavender farms from around the world, together with the history of lavender farming, modern lavender farming techniques and oil extraction are described . . . describes in detail and offers designs for a range of exquisite small authentic historical lavender gardens, together with expert advice on successfully growing this quintessential cottage plant. An extensive and comprehensive botanical monograph on the genus is included." Book weight approx. 285g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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BRITISH TREES AND SHRUBS, Meikle, R.D.
48 Meikle, R.D. BRITISH TREES AND SHRUBS
London Eyre and Spottiswoode 1958 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 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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GARDEN FLOWERS, Meikle, R.D.
49 Meikle, R.D. GARDEN FLOWERS
London Eyre and Spottiswoode 1963 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 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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SEASIDE GARDENING IN AUSTRALIA, Monfries, Marcelle
50 Monfries, Marcelle SEASIDE GARDENING IN AUSTRALIA
North Ryde, N.S.W., Australia Methuen Australia 1982 0454003668 / 9780454003666 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Judy Cuppaidge 
156pp., b/white line-drawn, and colour photographic illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards lightly bumped head of spine. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly creased at head and foot of spine, small closed tear to same. From the jacket flap: "Seaside gardening in Australia is unique . . . As well as providing a list of plant descriptions, specific chapters highlight the problems of soil enrichment, the creation of micro-climates, the establishment of new gardens and the remodelling of old ones. There are special hints for those whose home is a unit and whose garden a balcony . . . over one hundred colour photographs and sixty-seven line drawings by Judy Cuppaidge, also a qualified horticulturist." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 615g. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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51 Moore, Eric GARDENING IN THE MIDDLE EAST
London Stacey International 1986 0905743490 / 9780905743493 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Original cloth. 144pp., double-page, colour-spread title page, plus intext colour plates and maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Minor bump and dampstain on head of backstrip. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with a short, closed tear. The intense heat and extreme aridity present the aspiring gardener resident in the Middle East with major obstacles to overcome in the quest for a lush, colourful garden. The author, drawing on deep, first-hand knowledge of the area tackles each presenting problem step-by-step, suggesting soil mixes, planting, watering, pruning, fertilizing, propagation, pests and disease control. Comprehensive plant listings by function, plus an alphabetical plant encyclopedia with full botanical details, Glossary and Index, complete this thorough and practical handbook. Book weight approx. 1.1KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 33.70 AUD
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GARDEN OPEN TODAY, Nichols, Beverley
52 Nichols, Beverley GARDEN OPEN TODAY
London Jonathan Cape 1963 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
252pp., art-illustrated endpapers, plus b/white chapter-headings, together with several intext drawings, all art by William McLaren. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, foxing flecks on textblock edges, else clean. Two-colour, art-illustrated (William McLaren), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, slightly edgeworn, flecked, and colour-affected on spine. In his unique style, Beverley Nichols offers up another of his original gardening books taking us into the toolshed and greenhouse; he offers discourses on insecticides, requires us to get into the soil, garden design, and observes the art of flower decoration . . . Contents include: Prelims., By Way of Introduction, 21 chapters, Appendix. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 36.39 AUD
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WILDFLOWERS OF KANGAROO ISLAND, Osterstock, Alan
53 Osterstock, Alan WILDFLOWERS OF KANGAROO ISLAND
Hampstead Gardens, South Australia Author (Austaprint) 1974 0858721201 / 9780858721203 First Edition. Staplebound Softcover Very Good + 
56pp., centre-spread colour map of Kangaroo Island, plus photographic colour plates of selected plants. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Book clean, staples holding firmly. Photographic card wrapper has several underlined words on inner rear cover, else unmarked. Textblock has a few random flecks on centre-spread leaf, else leaves clean. Every year there is a vivid display of wildflowers on Kangaroo Island. This small volume features twenty-four of them. Contents include: Prelims., Featured wildflower (relevant text on adjacent page), Island surface soil map, Acks., Technical details, Dedication. Book weight approx. 100g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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SIMON & SCHUSTER'S GUIDE TO MUSHROOMS, Pacioni, Giovanni (Edited By Gary H. Lincoff)
54 Pacioni, Giovanni (Edited By Gary H. Lincoff) SIMON & SCHUSTER'S GUIDE TO MUSHROOMS
New York Fireside 1982 0671428497 / 9780671428495 Seventh Impression Softcover Very Good + 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
511pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout, plus smaller colour symbols. Book clean, square. Spine firm, light bump to head. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. First published in Italy, 1980, under the title 'Funghi'. English translation by Simon Pleasance. " . . . indispensable to anyone fascinated by mushrooms and other funghi. Lavishly illustrated, it contains detailed information about 420 types of mushrooms and other funghi found in the United States and Europe . . . Entries describe the appearance, habitat, and geographic distribution of each species of funghi . . . The visual key provides immediately recgnizable symbols that indicate spore colour, ecological environment, and whether the species is edible or poisonous. Includes a Glossary, an Analytical Index, plus an Index to Genera . . . " Book weight approx. 340g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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EVERYONE'S GUIDE TO GARDENING. A Guide to Everyday Gardening in South Africa, Pienaar, Kristo
55 Pienaar, Kristo EVERYONE'S GUIDE TO GARDENING. A Guide to Everyday Gardening in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa Struik Publishers 2002 1868727971 / 9781868727971 First Thus, First Impression Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
122pp., plus (iv). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Intext, photographic colour plates throughout. Leaves clean and unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped on foredge corners. " . . . aims to place a beautiful garden within reach of anyone." Contents include: Part 1/ Practical gardening. Part 2/ Questions and Answers, Index. Book weight approx. 545g. 
Price: 22.77 AUD
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FUCHSIAS IN COLOUR, Proudley, Brian & Valerie
56 Proudley, Brian & Valerie FUCHSIAS IN COLOUR
Dorset, Great Britain Blandford Press 1987 0713707542 / 9780713707540 Reprint (10th printing) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
206pp., including centre, colour plate section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards have negligible surface wear to one corner, otherwise undamaged. Leaves clean. A couple of faint foxing spots to front pastedown. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edge-creased. A stand-alone volume in the Blandford Colour series. " . . . a descriptive list of almost 400 cultivars and species which are cultivated in many countries. There are chapters on cultivation in the garden or greenhouse, composts, propagation, training and winter care . . . " Includes Pest Control Chart, Select Bibliography, Glossary and Index. Book weight approx. 340g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.03 AUD
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EDIBLE FUNGI, Ramsbottom, John
57 Ramsbottom, John EDIBLE FUNGI
England Penguin Books 1943 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
35pp., 16 page colour-plate section at rear (art by Rose Ellenby). Book clean and square. Printed, papered boards sunned and bumped, with minor damage on head of backstrip. Leaves clean. Printed errata on page 35. No dustjacket. Published in Britain in the midst of World War Two, when the possibility of using edible fungi to add variety to the wartime diet was considered, stimulated by the presence of foreigners from many lands where the eating of fungi is customary . . . This title gives some insight into 16 types of edible fungi, with Latin and English names, and colour illustration. Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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58 Rigby, Geoff and Bev COLOUR YOUR GARDEN WITH AUSTRALIAN NATIVES
Kenthurst, N.S.W. Kangaroo Press 1992 0864174926 / 9780864174925 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
112pp., colour-plate frontispiece, plus numerous, small, intext colour illustrations [mostly detail]. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards trivially bumped only. No dustjacket. A most helpful volume with the dry conditions currently prevailing in much of southern Australia, it has 'colour co-ordinated' chapters, each named and illustrated specie has a concise dexcription for optimum growth. Contents also include: Glossary, Botanical Name Index and Index of Common Names. Book weight approx. 720g. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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PANSIES, Rosart, Sharyn (Editor)
59 Rosart, Sharyn (Editor) PANSIES
New York Friedman/Fairfax Publishers 1999 1567997716 / 9781567997712 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Unpaginated (72 pages). Superb colour-plate photography (contributing photographers) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain brown boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. The colourful pansy has been a garden favourite for generations of gardeners and if the stunning variety of colour featured in this volume is any indication, the pansy will be prime choice for gardeners for decades to come . . . Contents include: Prelims., Essay (Scott D. Appell), Illustrations. Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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GROWING ROSES FOR A LIVING : The Story of 'Tumbler's Green'  (Signed Copy), Ruchel, Sue
60 Ruchel, Sue GROWING ROSES FOR A LIVING : The Story of 'Tumbler's Green' (Signed Copy)
Flemington, VIC, Australia Aird Books 1996 0947214437 / 9780947214432 First Edition Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
viii, + 135pp., plus 1 x 8 page colour photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short inscription "Best wishes Di" signed by author on title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper softly corner-creased on rear panel, sunning to spine (title clearly legible). From the rear cover: "Growing roses in the country is the retirement dream of many people. It never occurred to Sue and Bill Ruchel that they could earn a living from what they liked doing best - until they found 'Tumbler's Green' . . . more than Sue's charming story of a retirement dream come true, it is also an account of their efforts in growing individual roses - many of them rare or unusual ones, and of the design, planting and development of one of Australia's most beautiful rose gardens." Book weight approx. 265g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.66 AUD
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