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8360. Beeton: Beeton's New Gardening Book.

London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, c.1910 v + 456 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. "A popular exposition of the art and science of gardening, and every thing that pertains to the garden and its culture in all its branches. Thoroughly Revised, Re-written, and Re-arranged, and Greatly Extended. With 350 Illustrations." Chapters on garden design, flowers, vegetables, fruits, pests and a calendar of monthly operations. Fascinating advertisements on pastedowns and free endpapers. Gold-blocked red-card boards, showing some wear. 9.00


12441. Bewley, W. F: Tomatoes: Cultivation, Diseases and Pests.

London: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries HMSO 1943. Bulletin 77. 64 pp. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. Illustrated, index. Minor wear, otherwise in good condition. 12.00


8364. Carrigdale Nursery: Carrigdale Nursery

Newcastle, Co Down: Carrigdale Nursery, c1980? "our third catalogue". 12 pp. 21.5 x 15 cm. Largely trees and shrubs. Card covers. 5.00


11776. Clay & Son: Clay's Successful Gardening A Handbook of Practical Horticulture by Professional, Amateur and Market Grower.

London: Clay & Son, c1912. Fifth edition. 331 pp. illustrated, green boards, ffep partly removed, in good condition. Nice period item. 10.00


16175. Collins, Charles: Greenhouse and Window Plants A Primer for Amateurs.

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904. Second edition. xi + 160 + iv pp. 15 x 10 cm. Edited by J Wright. Thithy-eight illustrations. Black-blocked green boards. No dw. Good condition. 9.00


16053. Country Life: Gardens in Edwardian England.

Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, 1985. "a facsimile reprint of the classic work Gardens Old and New The Country House & its Garden Environment". xxiv + 295 pp. 31 x 22 cm. Accounts of 66 gardens as they appeared in Country Life in the ealy 1900s. 450 illustrations. Gold-blocked drab-coloured boards in vg dw. 18.50


8810. Hay, Jim: Natural Pest and Disease Control.

London: Century, 1987. 192pp, in pictorial glazed card covers. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. Thirty-three illustrations in text. A clearly-written, no-nonsense, practical book. Good condition. 5.50


14813. Hazlitt, W. Carew: Gleanings in Old Garden Literature.

London: Elliot Stock, 1887. The Book-Lover's Library, edited by Henry B. Wheatley. vii+263 pp. 18.5 x 11.5 cm. Hardback, no dw. Decorative head-pieces to chapters. The ffep has a small stamp Ulster Library Scheme Larne Branch, but otherwise there is no sign of this being a library book. In very good condition. 10.00


12300. Hereman, Samuel: Paxton's Botanical Dictionary comprising the Names, History and Culture of all plants known in Britain with a full explanation of Technical Terms.

London: Bradbury Evans & Co. 1868. New Edition including all plants up to the present year. viii+623 pp. hardback green boards with some blind stamped and gilt decoration, showing some wear, spine extremities a little worn, rubbed, corners bumped and rubbed. On the front pastedown is the bookplate bearing the crest and name of General Sir George Wolseley. Its motto Homo Homini Lupus, man is a wolf to his fellow man. Wolseley, 1839-1921, was a most distinguished soldier, brother to Sir Garnet Wolseley. He served in India in 1857,and later, Egypt 1882, and 1884-5, Burma, 1887, and 1889-91. Paxton first produced this guide in 1840 when at Chatsworth. 95.00


17266. Irish Gardening Limited. Ball, C. F., editor: Irish Gardening A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Advancement of Horticulture and Arboriculture in Ireland.

Dublin: Irish Gardening Limited, 1908. Vol. III January to December, 1908. Issues no. 23 - no. 34. 199 + (1) pp. 24.5 x 19 cm. 63 illustrations. Gold-blocked green boards. Apart from a vertical crease down the title page, and some foreedge spotting, in very good condition. Complete. The bound-in Supplement/ Frontispiece is a full-page coloured illustration of the H.T. Rose "H.Armitage Moore", raised by Hugh Dickson, Royal Nurseries, Belfast. Index. List of illustrations. Publisher's binding. Scarce. 240.00


17383. Irish Gardening Limited. Ball, C. F., editor: Irish Gardening A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Advancement of Horticulture and Arboriculture in Ireland.

Dublin: Irish Gardening Limited, 1908. 24.5 x 19 cm. Illustrated. 1913. Vol. VIII. Issues no. 83 January, no. 84 February, no. 85 March, no. 86 April, no. 87 May, no. 88 June, no.90 August, no. 92 October, no. 94 December, and Index. Gold-blocked green boards. Publisher's binding. Scarce. This is a very defective copy, with pages missing, and illustrations removed. Issues 87 and 94 are complete, elsewhere six pages and four illustrations have been removed. 40.00


17269. Irish Gardening Limited. Ball. C.F., editor.: Irish Gardening A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Advancement of Horticulture and Arboriculture in Ireland.

Dublin: Irish Gardening Limited Vol. VI January 1911 to Vol. VIII May 1913. 24.5 x 19 cm. Illustrated. Gold-blocked quarter-leather spine and green boards. The spine is heavily rubbed, otherwise the book is in very good condition. Scarce. This volume includes 17 issues: 1911, Volume VI, no. 59 January, no. 60 February, no. 63 May, no 64 June, no 67 September, no. 68 October, no. 69 November, no. 70 December, and Index. 1912, Volume VII, no. 73 March, no 74 April, no 77 July, no. 79 September, no. 80 October, and no. 81 November. 1912, Volume VIII, no. 84 February, no. 85 March, and no. 87 May. Volume VII, number 81, includes an article 'Shrubs for the Rock Garden', by H. Armytage Moore. 300.00


17267. Irish Gardening Limited. Ball. C.F., editor.: Irish Gardening A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Advancement of Horticulture and Arboriculture in Ireland.

Dublin: Irish Gardening Limited Vol. VIII July 1913 to Vol. X December 1915. 24.5 x 19 cm. Illustrated. Gold-blocked quarter-leather spine, and green boards. The spine is heavily rubbed, otherwise the book is in very good condition. Scarce. 17 issues including:1913, Vol VIII, no. 89 July, no. 90 August, no. 92 October, no. 93 November, no 94 December, Index; 1914, Vol IX: no. 95 January, no. 96 February, no. 97 March, no. 98 April, no.101 July, no.103 September; and 1915,Volume X; no. 110 April, no. 113 July, no. 114 August, no.115 September, no. 117 November, and no. 118 December, Index. Number 117 includes an obituary of CF Ball, the editor of Irish Gardening, who was killed in action. 300.00


17268. Irish Gardening Limited. Ball. C.F., editor.: Irish Gardening A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Advancement of Horticulture and Arboriculture in Ireland.

Dublin: Irish Gardening Limited Vol. IV January 1909 to Vol. V December 1910. 24.5 x 19 cm. Illustrated. Gold-blocked quarter-leather spine and green boards. The spine is heavily rubbed, otherwise in very good condition. Contains a full-page illustration of an H.T. Rose, "His Majesty", raised by Samuel McGredy & Son, The Nurseries, Portadown. Scarce. This volume contains 16 issues including 1909, Vol IV: no. 35 January, no. 36 February, no. 37 March, no. 38 April, no. 39 May, no. 40 June, no. 42 August, no. 46 December. 1910, Vol V: no. 47 January, no. 48 February, no. 50 April, no. 53 July, no. 54 August, no. 55 September, no. 56 October, and no. 58 December. 300.00


8365. James Walsh & Sons Ltd.: Walsh's Descriptive Catalogue of Vegetable & Flower Seeds and Horticultural Sundries

Portadown: James Walsh & Sons Ltd., 1949 36 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Card covers. Rusted staples. 12.00


11934. King, E.J: The Propogation of Plants

London: Hutchinson Scientific and Technical Publications reprinted 1953. 264 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Illustrated, hardback, in a slightly worn dustwrapper, good. 9.00


12013. Loudan, J. C: Self Instruction for Young Gardeners, Foresters, Bailiffs, Land Stewards, and Farmers....

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans Oct. 1845. in arithmetic and book-keeping, geometry, mensuration and practical trigonometry, mechanics, hydrostatics, and hydraulics, land-surveying, levelling, planning, and mapping, architectural drawing, and isometrical projection and perspective: with examples, showing their application to horticultural and agricultural purposes. With a Memoir of the author. 23 by 14.5 cms. lii+240+32 pp. frontispiece portrait, illustrated with numerous engravings. With a 32 pp catalogue of the publishers latest books. Boards faded and dull, spine relaid, gilt spine title faded, there is an old water stain affecting the lower margin of the tissue guarded frontispiece, one page a little roughly cut otherwise a very tight and good copy of a scarce work. 200.00


12753. Macmillan, H.F.: Tropical Planting and Gardening with special reference to Ceylon.

Macmillan and Co. fifth edition 1952. x+560 pp. illustrated, folding plan, hardback, a little edge rubbing otherwise very good. A standard text on this subject and of value far beyond Ceylon.. 15.00


18003. Malins, Edward and Patrick Bowe: Irish Gardens and Demenses from 1830.

London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1980. 190 pp. 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Over 150 Victorian photographs and 14 colour illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked green boards, pictorial endpapers. In very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. 18.00


19517. McLean, Brenda: A Pioneering Plantsman A K Bulley and the Great Plant Hunters.

London: The Stationery Office,1997. xvi + 184 pp. 25 x 19.5 cm. 32 plates, and 11 maps and diagrams. Notes. Index. Red blocked yellow boards. A small presentation card has been affixed to the ffep, otherwise in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. 15.00


17514. Mercer, Robin: Hillmount 75 Years of Growing.

Donaghadee: Cottage Publications, 2015. 107 pp. 21 x 22 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Pictorial glazed boards. Inscribed by the author, o/w in very good condition. 15.00


8321. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.: Practical Soil Sterilization with special reference to Glasshouse Crops.

London: H.M.S.O. reprinted Jan. 1950. 24.5 by 15.5 cms. Bulletin No 22. iv+22 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. First published 1931. 5.00


8319. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.: Soft Fruit Growing Strawberries.

London: H.M.S.O. Fifth edition 1955. 24.5 by 15.5 cms. Bulletin No 2. iv+44 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. First published 1937. 5.00


12224. Nelson, Charles & Brady, Aidan: Irish Gardening and Horticulture.

Dublin: Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland, 1979. 30 by 21.5 cms. 235pp. illustrated, endpaper map, hardback, in a rather worn dustwrapper. An ex-library copy, with stamps on half title and title pages, otherwise good. 23.00


15704. Nelson, E. Charles and Alan Grills: Daisy Hill Nursery Newry A History of the Most Interesting Nursery probably in the World.

Belfast: Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee, 1998. 161 pp. 24 x 17 cm. "This edition is limited to 500 copies". Profusely illustrated with eight colour plates and 37 b&w plates. Pictorial matt card covers, in very good condition. A scarce book. 20.00


18913. Nelson, E. Charles and Evelyn Deane: 'Glory of Donard' A History of the Slieve Donard Nursery, Newcastle, County Down with a catalogue of cultivars.

Belfast: Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee, 1993. 126 pp. 24 x 17 cm. Illustrated. Pictorial card covers. Autographed by authors on the half title page. In very good condition. This was one of the best local nurseries and had a seventy-year history. 23.00


5501. Nelson, E. Charles, Walsh, Wendy, F: An Irish Flower Garden Replanted The Histories of Some of our Garden Plants.

Castlebourke by Eamonn de Burca for Edmund Burke Publisher, 1997. Second edition, revised and enlarged. ix+276pp. 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Forty-seven illustrations by Wendy F. Walsh, of which 20 are in colour. Pictorial laminated boards. The ffep is missing, otherwise the book is in very good condition. 25.00


19702. Paget, Joe and Bill Mills: Ota and Monarch Tractors.

Coventry: J.W.Paget and W.G.Mills 1993. 30 x 21 cm. 36 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in good condition. These were among the most successful light tractors produced in the immediate postwar period. 45.00


16875. Phillips, Roger and Martyn Rix: The Botanical Garden. The Genera of Herbaceous Plants of interest to Gardeners.

London: Macmillan, 2002. In two volumes. 29 x 22 cm. Volume I. Trees and Shrubs, 491pp. 450 genera, all lavishly illustrated, Volume II. Perennials and Annuals, 539 pp. 550 genera, all lavishly illustrated. Green boards, silver blocked, in pictorial dustwrappers. Colour illustrations throughout. The two volumes are in a green slipcase. In very good condition, near mint. Lovely books. This is a very heavy item, 5 kg unpackaged, which will have much increased postage charges to some destinations. 30.00


18838. Portadown Gardening Society: Portadown Gardening Society 1967-2017.

Portadown: Portadown Gardening Society, 2017. 38 pp. 21 x 15 cm. 37 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. Good biographies of gardening personalities. 10.00


19244. Reeves-Smyth, Terence: Irish Gardens and Gardening before Cromwell.

Cork: Barryscourt Trust, 1999. The Barryscourt Lectures IV. pp. 97-144. 24 x 17 cm. 12 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. A useful survey. 10.00


7677. Richardson & Company.: Artificial Fertilisers and Agricultural seeds. Their Uses and the best sources of supply.

Hy. Richardson & Compy. Skeldergate Bridge York 1895. 21 by 14 cms. 176 pp. Contents include Superphosphates, Phosphates Undissolved, Nitrogenous and Ammoniacal Manures, Potash and Magnesia Sources of, Specially Prepared Manures, Sundries, Valuation of Manures from Analysis, Table of Manure Analyses, Agricultural Seeds, Terms, Discounts, Railway Carriage and Appendices. A scarce and early catalogue from a famous fertiliser company. Internally good, slightly shook, boards and spine heavily rubbed, spine particularly worn. 45.00


12017. Robinson, W: Gardening Illustrated for Town and Country A Weekly Journal for Amateurs and Gardeners..

London: Gardening Vol II no 52, March 6, 1880 - no 103, Feb. 26, 1881. xv+626 pp. illustrated. A year's issue of this popular Victorian gardening magazine. In publisher's binding with a new replaced spine and black gilt spine title. No frontispiece. In very good condition, great illustrations and nice advertisments. A heavy book extra postage needed. 42.00


8361. Rowan, M, & Co. Ltd.: Rowan's Bee Service

Dublin: M. Rowan & Co., Ltd, 1943 16 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Illustrations of hives, sections, separators, comb foundations, spur embedders, escapes, cones, smokers, veils, dresses, gloves, straw skeps, extractors, feeders, mist sprayers, cartons, pots, queens, queen cell nurseries, etc, etc. Front and back pages detached. 10.00


19890. Strong, Roy: The Laskett The Story of a Garden.

London: Bantham Press 2003. 25.5 x 19.5 271 pp. illustrated, maps, pictorial endpapers, gold blocked blue cloth boards, in very good condition, almost as new, in a very good dustwrapper. A lovely book. 25.00


19483. Symes, Michael: The Picturesque and the Later Georgian Garden.

Bristol: Redcliffe, 2012. x + 260 pp. 27 x 21 cm. 196 illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 12.00


8811. The Alpine Garden Society: Consolidated Index The Bulletin Volumes 1-61 1930-93.

Pershore: The Alpine Garden Society, c1993. 281pp, in blue card covers. 21 x 15 cm. The key to over sixty years of specialised gardening. Small crease to front cover, o/w good condition. 5.50


11910. The Irish Garden Plant Society: The Irish Garden Plant Society Newsletter.

Dublin: The Irish Garden Plant Society 2005-2009. The Irish Garden Plant Society Newsletter, 10 issues including, No. 96 Apr. 2005, no. 105 July 2007, no. 107 Jan.2008, no 108, Apr. 2008, , no. 109 July 2008, No. 110, Oct. 2008, no. 111 Jan. 2009, no. 112 Apr. 2009, no. 113 July 2009, no. 114 Oct 2009. 10.00


11809. The National Rose Society: The National Rose Society's Handbook on Pruning Roses.

London: The National Rose Society new and revised edition (3rd) 1912. 18.5 by 11 cms. 94 pp. illustrated by Miss I.M. Charters and Miss C.M. Beard. Compiled by a committee of the Society. minor wear and darkening to boards otherwise good. 10.00


11810. The National Rose Society: The National Rose Society's Select List of Roses and Instructions for Pruning Roses.

London: The National Rose Society 1935. 18.5 by 11 cms. 115 pp. illustrated by Miss I.M. Charters and Miss C.M. Beard. Compiled by the publications committee of the Society. minor wear and darkening to boards otherwise good. 8.00


19891. William Cooper Ltd.: The Gardeners' and Poultry Keepers' Illustrated Catalogue of Goods Manufactured and supplied by William Cooper Ltd

London: W. Cooper Ltd. n.d. c.1890-90. 19 x 12.5 cm. 638 pp. illustrated, black and gilt blue boards, showing a little wear, otherwise good. Offices and Show Grounds 761 Old Kent Road, steam works, covering several acres. A very scarce catalogue. This is not a modern reprint. 95.00


19889. Willis, Peter editor: Furor Hortensis Essays on the history of the English Landscape Garden in memory of H. F. Clark.

Edinburgh: Elysium Press Limited 1974. 29.5 x 21 cm. 107 pp. 32 plates, frontispiece portrait, 4 figures ibn the text, gilt blocked textured cloth boards, in good condition. 20.00

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