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First Aid For Flowers. Mary Reynolds Babcock. Her Notes. Introduction By Beatrice P. Hendrix., Babcock, Mary Reynolds.
1 2475
Babcock, Mary Reynolds.
First Aid For Flowers. Mary Reynolds Babcock. Her Notes. Introduction By Beatrice P. Hendrix.
Farrar Straus & Company
New York, 1954
8vo, 8.5 x 5.25 Inches
No Additional Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good, Very Good




55 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Binding sound, scattered light foxing to text. Jacket has light spotting and general smudging, with a small stain near rear edge of spine. Copyright 1954 by Old Salem Inc., organized for the restoration of Winston-Salem North Carolina. Dedicated to the garden clubs of Winston Salem NC and Greenwich CT. "To best prolong the life of flowers, understand them". Arranged alphabetically by flower or plant name, this unusual collation of the notes of Mary Reynolds Babcock offers tips, tricks and advice on the handling of cut flowers and stems so as to best preserve and prolong their freshness in arrangements. An unusual addition with some unique information for a gareener's reference shelf. #2475

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The Orchid in Lore and Legend., Berliocchi, Luigi
2 1678
Berliocchi, Luigi
The Orchid in Lore and Legend.
Timber Press
Oregon, 2001
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Second Printing.
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0881924911 / 9780881924916



8vo. 184 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Translated by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Firsy published in1996 as "Il flore degli dei, l'orchideadel mito alla storia" by Nuovo Equilibri, Viterbo, Italy. Foreword by Henry Oakley. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white period engravings and paintings and full page color plates from Warner and Williams "The Orchid Album". An account of the discovery of the orchid and it's place in literature, religion, the arts, magic, cuisine, lore and legend. Also included is an account of the most popular genera and their cultivation. Chapters: myths and legends, from prehistory to history, patrons and hunters, arts and customs (literature, art, magic, religion, medicine, edible orchid products), the plant (habitat, plant structure and behavior), the genera (Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Epidendrum, Enciclia, Laelia, Miltonia and Miltoniopsis, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum and other slipper-orchids, Phalaenopsis, Vanda, European Orchids), growing orchids, sources, index of orchids. ISBN 0881924911. #1678.

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How to Eradicate Invasive Plants, Chance, Teri Dunn
3 2530
Chance, Teri Dunn
How to Eradicate Invasive Plants
Timber Press
Oregon, 2013
8vo - 7 - 9.75 Inches
First Printing, First Edition
Soft Cover
Fine
1604693061 / 9781604693065



336 pgs. Fine condition, new from publisher, softcover. Very useful information on identification, safe eradication options and responsible replacement of invasive plants in your garden landscape with non-invasive alternatives.Color photographs throughout, nicely illustrated. Sections: Weedy Words, 1. Know Thy Enemy, 2. Combat Thy Enemy, 3. Water and Bog Plants, 4. Annuals, Biennials and Tropical Perennials, 5. Herbaceous Perennials, 6. Grasses and Bamboos, 7. Vines, 8. Shrubs, 9. Trees, Problem Areas for Problem Plants, Metric Conversions, Suggested Reading, Online Resources, Acknowledgments, Photo Credits, Index, About the Author. ISBN 9781604693065. # 2530.

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Chemical Composition of Belizean Plants Discussed in Rainforest Remedies: One Hundred Healing Herbs of Belize, Duke, James A.
4 2295
Duke, James A.
Chemical Composition of Belizean Plants Discussed in Rainforest Remedies: One Hundred Healing Herbs of Belize
New York Botanical Garden
New York, 1994
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Pamphlet Bound Softcover
Near Fine




46pgs. Near Fine condition pamplet, staple bound softcover. Clean and unmarked but for a ghost mark of a paper clip at the top edge of the title page. Phytochemical analyses data presented here were compiled by James A. Duke at the request of Michael Balick, co-author of "Rainforest Remedies - One Hundred Healing Herbs of Belize". Aout half the species covered here are similar to those presented in Duke's two 1992 CRC phytochemistry handbooks, while the remainder were not. #2295.

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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid, Ecott, Tim
5 1729
Ecott, Tim
Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid
Grove Press
Berkeley, California, U.S.A., 2004
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0802117759 / 9780802117755



xx.278 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. Contents: List of Illustrations, Prologue, Foreword, Black Flower, An Indian Secret, The City That Perfumed the World, Mexican Money, From an English Garden, Ile Bourbon, Creole Hearts, The Slave's Crime, Homage to Albius, Empress of Tahiti, Murder in Madagascar, Ice Cream and Perfume, The Admiral's Legacy, Vanilla Prince, Epilogue, Acknowledgements, Select Bibliography. ISBN 0802117759. 1729.

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Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms, Gal, Edwina Von
6 1726
Gal, Edwina Von
Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms
Artisan (A Division of Workman Publishing)
New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004
Small 4to.
First Paperback Edition
Soft Cover
Fine
1579652662 / 9781579652661

John M. Hall

148 pgs. Fine condition softcover, clean and unmarked. Lavishly illustrated with color photos by J. M. Hall throughout. Introduction by Ken Druse. "Fresh Cuts" offers one hundred unexpected flora arranging ideas gleaned from foraging expeditions, nature walks or backyard strolls. In addition, the text offers anecdotes, facts, observations and folklore along with practical guidance for the care and maintenance of the plant materials used to craft the arrangements. Contains new material on flower arranging and an updated source guide. ISBN 1579652662. #1726.

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Roots of Murder, Harrison, Janis
7 1037
Harrison, Janis
Roots of Murder
St. Martin's Press
New York, 1999
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0312203047 / 9780312203047



8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition first edition in Fine jacket. Author's first book, a gardening mystery. A small town widowed flower shop owner becomes rooted in a local murder. ISBN 0312203047. #1037.

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Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature., Janson, H. Frederic
8 773
Janson, H. Frederic
Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.
Timber Press
Portland, Oregon, 1996
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition
Cloth
Fine, Fine
0881923362 / 9780881923360

Bradley, Regensburg

8vo. 433 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green cloth, jacket illustrations: 1885 silk and wood tapestry Pomona, jacket back is frontis of Traite des arbres fruitiers. Illustrated endpapers, black and white engravings, illustrations and color plates throughout text. An in-depth review of European literature dealing with fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Contains a detailed bibliography of over 600 fruit-related works. Contents include: fruit texts of antiquity and the Middle Ages, organization of fruit literature, Renaissance printings of old and new fruit texts, literary reflectons of a growing fruit interest, early books with woodcuts of fruit, emergence of literary fruit fanciers, fruit literature following the thirty-years war, orchardist-authors to Louis XIV, fruit books generated by commonwealth and restoration, fruit-a topic of connoisseurs, clerics and gardeners, the Jeffersonian literary approach to fruit, writings about unusual and special fruit aspects, fruit literature of the enlightenment and revolution, ushering in scientific fruit literature, evolution and masters of fruit illustration, fruit books for the bourgeoisie: conclusions and outlook. ISBN 0881923362. #773.

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Men and Gardens. A Rare and Enchanting Book That Celebrates the Enduring Place of Gardens in Man's Life and Traces Their Changing Forms and Uses in Different Lands and Different Ages., Nan Fairbrother
9 2515
Nan Fairbrother
Men and Gardens. A Rare and Enchanting Book That Celebrates the Enduring Place of Gardens in Man's Life and Traces Their Changing Forms and Uses in Different Lands and Different Ages.
Alfred A. Knopf
New York, 1956
8vo, 9.25 by 6.5 Inches
2nd Printing November 1956
Hardcover with Decorated Boar
Very Good, Very Good


Harry Ford, Designer.

xii. 271 pgs. Very Good decorated hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean with little sign of shelf wear, binding sound, unmarked but for small bookstore stamp on front blank (The Book Gallery). Light edgewear and a few small tears and chips to jacket, price intact. By the author of "An English Year". Typecast in Janson's Dutch style type. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, schematics, engravings, decorations and photographs. Chapters: Why Men Have Gardened, Enclosed Monastic: Gardening in the Dark Ages, Enclosed Romantic: Gardens of the Middle Ages, Enclosted Fantastic: Gardens of Tudor England, Early Seventeenth-Century Gardening Literature, Les Jardins de l'Intelligence, Gardens of Seventeenth-Century England,Seats of Romantic Gentlemen:the Simple Life in Satin Slippers, What Do We Want Now? #2515.

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Ingenious Kingdom : The Remarkable World of Plants, Northen, Henry and Northen Rebecca
10 1695
Northen, Henry and Northen Rebecca
Ingenious Kingdom : The Remarkable World of Plants
Prentice-Hall, Inc.
New Jersey, 1971
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Second Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good, Good to Very Good
0134648595 / 9780134648590
Ex-Library
Stanley Wyatt

xii. 274 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Ex-library with the usual markings and stamps on fore edges, title and copyright pages and endpapers, else minor shelf wear with clean and unmarked text. Jacket in very nice condition, minimal signs of wear. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings by Stanley Wyatt. Chapters: Ingenious Kingdom, The Coming of Life, Algae, Viruses and Bacteria, True Fungi, Slime Molds, and Lichens, Mosses, Ferns and Their Relatives, The Ancient and Honorable Order of Conifers, Flowering Plants, Fruits and Seeds, The Engineering and Design of Plants, Hormones, Calendars and Clocks, Adaptations to Environment, Forests, Grasslands, Tundras and Deserts, Succession and Competition, War and Peace Among Plants and Animals, Guarding Our Environment, Index. ISBN 0134648595. #1695.

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Healing Gardens, Rawlings, Rory
11 1075
Rawlings, Rory
Healing Gardens
Willow Creek Press
Wisconsin, 1998
4to - over 9" - 12" tall
First Edition.
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
1572232080 / 9781572232082



4to. 176 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket. Color photographs throughout. Introduction, followed by nicely presented sections on holistic gardening, feng shui, color therapy, herbalism, aromatherapy, meditation, designing a zen garden, resources, suggested reading, index. ISBN 0572232080. #1075.

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Super-Charged. How Outlaws, Hippies and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana., Rendon, Jim
12 2518
Rendon, Jim
Super-Charged. How Outlaws, Hippies and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana.
Timber Press
Oregon, 2012
8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
As New, As New
1604692952 / 9781604692952



256 pgs. As New hardcover in dj, first printing of First Edition, with publisher's disclaimer on copyright page. Contents: Acknowledgments, Introduction, Medical Marijuana Everywhere, Hippies Start Growing Marijuana, Growing Takes Off, Breeders Change Everything, Cannabis Moves Indoors, The Politics of Marijuana, Medical Dispensaries Reshape the Business, Cannabis As Medicine, The Cannabis Gold Rush is On, A Day in the Dispensary, The Future of Cannabis, Bibliography, Index. ISBN-13: 9781604692952. #2517

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The Lady's Manual of Homoeopathic Treatment in the Various Derangements Incident to Her Sex. Eleventh Edition Thoroughly Revised and Improved., Ruddock, E. H.
13 2391
Ruddock, E. H.
The Lady's Manual of Homoeopathic Treatment in the Various Derangements Incident to Her Sex. Eleventh Edition Thoroughly Revised and Improved.
The Homoeopathic Publiching Company
London, 
Small 8vo., 5 By 7.25 Inches.
Later Edition
Decorated Cloth Hardcover
Good to Very Good




269 pgs. Good to Very Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Rubbing of cloth to edges and corners, binding shaken at hiinges but still holding well, front free endpaper missing, rear endpaper has closed tears. Clean and unmarked but for a small booksellers or druggists ticket at bottom of the title page (James Epps & Co., Ltd. Homeopathic Chemists, London). This is an original printing of the eleventh edition, [circa 1900, not dated], not a modern reprint, with the introduction of some new remedies, an enlarged glossary and fuller directions as to the management of some diseases. Following the index are several pages of advertisements for similar titles as well as an advertisement for Neave's Food for infants, growing children, invalids and the aging. Contents: Prefaces and notes to earlier editions, Chapters: I. Introduction. Homoeopathic Medicines, directions for mixing and taking medicines, rules for patients, the bidet or hip bath, spinal hot water and ice bags. II. Menstruation [and Menopause]. III. Incidental Diseases. IV. Reproduction. Marriage, sterility, conception, maternal impressions. V. Pregnancy. Signs and symptoms, general habits during pregnancy. VI. Disorders of Pregnancy. VII. Labour. VIII. Management and Delivery. IX. Lactation. X. Appendix: List of remedies prescribed in this manual, with the disorders for which they are used, and the dilutions recommended for general use. Glossary, Index, Advertisements.#2391.

Price: 76.00 USD
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The Clutius Botanical Watercolors. The Flowers and Plants of the Reanaissance., Swan, Claudia
14 2306
Swan, Claudia
The Clutius Botanical Watercolors. The Flowers and Plants of the Reanaissance.
Harry N. Abrams
New York, 1998
4to - over 12" Tall
No Later Printings Indicated.
Cloth Hardcover
Fine, Fine
0810940957 / 9780810940956



143 pgs, Fine condition green cloth hardcover in Fine jacket. Clean and unmarked, as new condition. Full color illustrations throughout. Featuring a deluxe assemly of rare and precious botanical art works painted in Holland in the late sixteenth century by artist(s) unknown, they were collected by pharmacist Theodorus Clutius. Originally designed to be used for reference by both artists and dovtors, they have never before been published in this format or to this extent. Contents: Acknowledgements, A Garden of Images: Theodorus Clutius's Painted Herbarium, Plate List, A Note on the selection. Plates: The PLeasure Garden: Flowering Plants, Trees and Shrubs, Succulents; The Kitchen Garden: Fruits and Fruit-Bearing Trees, Vegetables, Herbs and Spices. In the Wild: Water and Waterside Plants, Grasses. Weeds, Fern, Fuubgi, Mosses and Lichens. Flowers by Elias Verhulst (?). Selected Bibliography. Please note: This book is too large for Flat Rate shipping options. ISBN 0810940957. Book #2306.

Price: 34.00 USD
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Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America, Turner, Nancy J. And Szczawinski, A.F.
15 1449
Turner, Nancy J. And Szczawinski, A.F.
Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America
Timber Press
Oregon, 1997
4to - over 9" - 12" tall
Third Printing.
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0881921793 / 9780881921793



4to. xiv.311 pgs. Fine hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Contents include an introduction, recognizing poisonous plants and their effects, treatment, types of plant poisons, poisonous mushrooms, poisonous plants of wild areas, algae, fungi, lichens, ferns and fern relatives, conifers, broad-leaved trees and shrubs, poisonous garden and crop plants including garden weeds, poisonous house plants and plant products. Appendices include common fruit, vegetable and beveridge plants containing potentially harmful toxins; wild edible plants with potentially toxic properties, common skin or mechanical irritants, honey poisons, milk poisons, some medicinal herbs of questionable safety. ISBN 0881921793. #1449.

Price: 30.00 USD
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