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NEW LIFE FOR OLD GARDENS, Seale, Allan
61 Seale, Allan NEW LIFE FOR OLD GARDENS
Frenchs Forest, New South Wales New Holland 1999 1864365242 / 9781864365245 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
128pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout by Lorrie Lawrence. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper has soft vertical crease, some scuffing, negligible edgewear. " . . . offers practical information and suggestions for uplifting a garden that has lost its vitality and beauty. Divided into four sections, this book presents tips for appraising your existing garden and advice on identifying and solving problems and rejuvenating trees, shrubs and lawns. Easy projects for restoring old garden paths, and creating new dry block walls and rockeries are also included . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 650g. 
Price: 16.03 AUD
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PLANTS : What They Are and What They Do, Seward, A.C.
62 Seward, A.C. PLANTS : What They Are and What They Do
London Cambridge University Press 1932 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
x, + 141pp., facsimile (reduced size) woodcut frontispiece, plus numerous line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Undamaged plain original green cloth boards. A former owner's bookplate, by award-winning engraver P. Roach Pierson, on front pastedown, text-block top edge tinted, else leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with closed tears, and significant discolouration on spine. "This book decribes, in a language free from technical terms, aspects of plant life which should interest persons without previous botanical knowledge . . ." Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 12 chapters, Glossary, Index, more. Book weight approx. 292g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.48 AUD
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POTTED ORCHARDS : Growing Fruit in Small Spaces, Simmons, Alan F.
63 Simmons, Alan F. POTTED ORCHARDS : Growing Fruit in Small Spaces
Newton Abbot, Devon, Great Britain David and Charles 1975 0715366661 / 9780715366660 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
215pp., intext, b/white line drawings (Denys Baker) and diagrams (author) throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain black boards mildly bumped on lower foredge corners. Text-block top edge flecked, else leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, lightly bumped (as boards) and edgeworn. With the trend to ever-smaller garden and open yard space, home-grown fruit trees are less common. This book offers some viable options to still grow your own fruit, but in small spaces . . . Published in the U.K., but suitable for most temperate climates, contents include: Prelims., Intro., 20 chapters, viz: General Management, Training, Outdoor Protection, Health and Welfare, Fruits, Citrus, Apples, Strawberries, Stone and Vines. Book weight approx. 405g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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CARNIVOROUS PLANTS, Slack, Adrian
64 Slack, Adrian CARNIVOROUS PLANTS
Lane Cove, N.S.W., Australia Doubleday Australia 1983 0868241105 / 9780868241104 Revised Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
240pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations by Jane Gate, b/white line drawings by the author, Adrian Slack. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. " . . . far from being fantasy, these extraordinary organisms are fact, and this book explores the astonishingly subtle manner in which each entices, catches and digests its prey." Contents include; Acks., List of Colour Plates, Preface, 10 chapters, Appendix 1-3, Bibliography and References, Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 815g. 
Price: 21.86 AUD
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WILD ORCHIDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, Stewart, Joyce, et al
65 Stewart, Joyce, et al WILD ORCHIDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Johannesburg, South Africa Macmillan South Africa 1982 086954070x / 9780869540701 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
307pp., line-drawn map endpapers (different front and rear). Colour plate frontispiece, plus like plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards minimally bumped on lower foredge corner. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with a neat, closed tear, and colour fading on spine. Southern Africa is home to some 430 species of orchid, the 'Royal Family of Plants'. By design, the descriptions in this book are brief, allowing the reader, book in hand, to easily identify the orchids in their natural state . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Part 1/ Introduction, Structure, Scientific Names, Distribution, more. Part 2/ Orchid Genera and Species. Glossary, Checklist, more. Index. Book weight approx. 1.13 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 51.70 AUD
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BRITISH FERNS AND MOSSES, Taylor, Peter
66 Taylor, Peter BRITISH FERNS AND MOSSES
London Eyre and Spottiswoode 1960 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
231pp., botanical colour-art frontispiece, plus 14 unpaginated, like-art plates throughout (all called-for plates extant). Artwork by Ann V. Webster. Numerous b/white line-drawn intext illustrations by same. 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 bumped, with nominal colour-fading on spine, and laminate bubbling. This stand-alone, Volume 5 in the 'Kew Series' of British Plants, focusses on a group of plants that were engrossing to previous generations of gardeners, and are somewhat lost to current botanists. This volume, attempting to correct that anomoly, is suitable for the beginner through to the more advanced pteridologist. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Key to Species, British Ferns, British Mosses, Biblio., Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 345g. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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TROWEL AND ERROR : Notes from a Life on Earth, Titchmarsh, Alan
67 Titchmarsh, Alan TROWEL AND ERROR : Notes from a Life on Earth
London Hodder & Stoughton 2002 0340734620 / 9780340734629 Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, + 322pp., plus 4 x 8 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Gloss illustrated boards very lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Leaves clean. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "With the engaging charm, warm humour and down-to-earth style that made him Britain's favourite television gardener and a popular TV presenter, Alan Titchmarsh has written 'a touch of the memoirs' . . . " Contents include: Foreword, Backword, 42 chapters, Afterword, Photographic Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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THE FLOWERS OF ANGLESEA RIVER VALLEY, White, Mary D.
68 White, Mary D. THE FLOWERS OF ANGLESEA RIVER VALLEY
Adelaide, South Australia Lutheran Publishing House 1989 0731667905 / 9780731667901 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
119pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped. A coloured map, and several b/white halftone plates precede the line-drawn botanical illustrations. A novel aspect to this volume is a series of colour bands on pages that correspond to the flower colour of the featured plant. Includes Appendix and Index. Book weight approx. 330g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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COMMON PLANTS AS NATURAL REMEDIES, Wickham, Cynthia
69 Wickham, Cynthia COMMON PLANTS AS NATURAL REMEDIES
London, England Frederick Muller 1982 0584104758 / 9780584104752 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
144pp., recto-page colour-art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Foxing specks to textblock head and endpapers, tanned strip to free endpapers and pastedowns, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has several small foxing spots to reverse. "This atrractive book gives an account of the healing and nutritional properties of some sixty common plants, and their uses, particularly in herbal medicine and homeopathy. Most of the plants offer an inexpensive treatment for minor ailments, or have tonic or cosmetic properties. Recipes, tisanes and other concoctions are given for those species which are benign and safe to use . . . " Includes Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 18.03 AUD
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THE COMPLETE BOOK OF PLANT PROPAGATION, Wright, Robert C. M., and Titchmarsh, Alan
70 Wright, Robert C. M., and Titchmarsh, Alan THE COMPLETE BOOK OF PLANT PROPAGATION
London Ward Lock 1982 0706359941 / 9780706359947 Revised Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
180pp., illustrated throughout: colour plates and b/white sketch and line drawings; mostly demonstrative. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean, and unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, with slight colour fading on spine. A reliable, practical guide demonstrating all the most useful ways of increasing plants from cuttings and seeds, to the more complicated forms of budding and grafting used with roses and fruit trees . . . Contents include: Prelims., 23 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 555g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS : A Manual for Their Propagation, Cultivation and Use in Landscaping, Wrigley, John W, and Fagg, Murray
71 Wrigley, John W, and Fagg, Murray AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS : A Manual for Their Propagation, Cultivation and Use in Landscaping
Sydney Collins 1984 0002165759 / 9780002165754 Second Edition, Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Murray Fagg 
512pp., unpaginated colour plates, plus b/white photographic and line-drawn illustrations throughout by Murray Fagg. Second Edition, reprinted (with alterations). Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on, mildly bumped at head. Plain green boards nominally bumped, in-production surface striation to rear cloth panel. Leaves clean, unmarked. Illustrated French-fold dustjacket negligibly creased only. "A most significant contribution to Australian horticulture and an indispensable reference for everyone interested in growing native plants." Contents include: Selected Geographic Data for Australia, Foreword, Key to Symbols, Introduction, 17 chapters, Parts of a Flower, Glossary, Appendix, References, Index. Book weight approx. 2.15 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 30.06 AUD
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FOREST TREES OF AUSTRALIA, [Contributors]
72 [Contributors] FOREST TREES OF AUSTRALIA
Canberra, ACT, Australia Forestry and Timber Bureau, Commonwealth of Australia 1967 Second Edition, Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Fair 4to (small) 
230pp., colour map endpapers, with legend. Colour plate frontispiece, plus 10 other similar plates (all called-for plates extant). B/white halftone plates (montage of specie: leaf, fruit, bark and tree full view) accompanied by line-drawn distribution map. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title and illustration. Head and heel of spine, plus foredge corners, bumped, else original black cloth boards good. Original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else leaves clean. Just fair, art-illustrated (C.B.Hamilton) loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, creased and torn, 40% of plain rear flap missing . . . First published 1957. This second impression of the Second Edition coincides with the World Symposium on man made forests held in Australia in 1967. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Descriptions, Hardwood Genera, Softwood Genera, Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 660g. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW. Illustrated Guide 1930., [Staff Writers]
73 [Staff Writers] THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW. Illustrated Guide 1930.
London His Majesty's Stationary Office 1930 Softcover, Oblong 24mo Good+ 
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 weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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