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Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America

By: Turner, Nancy J. And Szczawinski, A.F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press, 1997

Edition: Third Printing.


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 plan... View more info

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First Aid For Flowers. Mary Reynolds Babcock. Her Notes. Introduction By Beatrice P. Hendrix.

By: Babcock, Mary Reynolds.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus & Company, 1954

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


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 pl... View more info

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Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms

By: Gal, Edwina Von

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Artisan (A Division of Workman Publishing), 2004

Edition: First Paperback Edition


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... View more info

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Healing Gardens

By: Rawlings, Rory

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Wisconsin, Willow Creek Press, 1998

Edition: First Edition.


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. View more info

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How to Eradicate Invasive Plants

By: Chance, Teri Dunn

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press, 2013

Edition: First Printing, First Edition


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. ... View more info

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Ingenious Kingdom : The Remarkable World of Plants

By: Northen, Henry and Northen Rebecca

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1971

Edition: Second Printing


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... View more info

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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.

By: Nan Fairbrother

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1956

Edition: 2nd Printing November 1956


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: Wh... View more info

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Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.

By: Janson, H. Frederic

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press, 1996

Edition: First Edition


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 ... View more info

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Roots of Murder

By: Harrison, Janis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press, 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


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. View more info

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Super-Charged. How Outlaws, Hippies and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana.

By: Rendon, Jim

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press, 2012

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


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, I... View more info

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The Clutius Botanical Watercolors. The Flowers and Plants of the Reanaissance.

By: Swan, Claudia

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1998

Edition: No Later Printings Indicated.


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. ... View more info

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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.

By: Ruddock, E. H.

Price: $76.00

Publisher: London, The Homoeopathic Publiching Company,

Edition: Later Edition


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... View more info

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The Magical World of Moss Gardening.

By: Martin, Annie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, 2015

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


238 pgs. New condition softcover pb. Contents: INtroduction: Moss Magic, Green Grandeur: A Tour of Moss Gardens, Bryophyte Basics: Botany and Natural History of Mosses, Mosses for Gardeners: 25 Bryophytes To Know and Grow, , From Concept to Garden Plan:Designing With Mosses, Panting and Propagation: Establishing Your Moss Garden, Your Thriving Moss Garden: Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Metric Conversions,Resources and References,Acknowledgements, Photo Credits, Index.... View more info

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The Orchid in Lore and Legend.

By: Berliocchi, Luigi

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press, 2001

Edition: Second Printing.


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 literatur... View more info

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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid

By: Ecott, Tim

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Grove Press, 2004

Edition: First Printing


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. View more info