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12 Post Cards Hand Colored  Butcharts Gardens Victoria, British Columbia
1 12 Post Cards Hand Colored Butcharts Gardens Victoria, British Columbia
England The Gowen, Sutton Company Ltd. Unknown circa 1930-s-40's card cover Very good 
I have seen these cards individually, but never in this orignal set. All twelve are there and all are clean without any marks or writing. The folder is made of card stock which has a suede-like feel and is designed with a cut-out oval on the front to show part of the first card which is a scene of the Butchart residence. All scenes are hand colored and produced in real photogravure. The folder measures 4" high and 6-1.4" across. ORDERS OUTSIDE THE U.S. ARE WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT US WITH DESTINATION AND WE WILL PROVIDE AN EXACT SHIPPING COST. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Bermuda Houses and Gardens (1973)
2 Bermuda Houses and Gardens (1973)
Bermuda The Garden Club of Bermuda 1973 Second edition Card Cover Good-plus 
This is an oversized booklet measuring 9" x 12" with 81 clean, tightly bound pages. The only faults are some toning to a few areas of the white back cover and former owner's name and address in upper front corner of first page. The booklet is lavishly illustrated with black and white photographs of the interiors and exteriors of some of the island's most stunning residences at the time of writing, many of which were already 300 years old! Very handsomely presented on quality coated paper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Charm Spots of Florida Postcard Mailer
3 Charm Spots of Florida Postcard Mailer
Boston, Mass. Tichnor Quality Views Unknown Fine 
There's no date on this cascading postcard mailer, but it appears to be from the 1940's. It's saturated with color and totally gorgeous. It also was never used. Open the flap at the back and out come nine two-sided views for a total of eighteen scenes in all including Marine Studios, Macaws, Marineland,Silver Springs Seminole Settlement, Sanlando Springs, Cypress Gardens,the Singing Tower, the Miami Zoo, Wakulla Springs, St. Augustine, the Fountain of Youth, the Oriental Gardens of Jacksonville, Monkey jungle and a rare bird farm. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Detroit Cultural Center (Design Prototypes 1960's)
4 Detroit Cultural Center (Design Prototypes 1960's)
Detroit, Michigan Urban Design Division of Detroit City Plan Commission No date, but circa 1960's soft cover Good condition 
A spectacular design book which is not often seen. The condition shows some exterior glitches -- edge wear in spots, a chip to outer paper at outer edge of back cover and two corner creases, also at back. One is superficial, the other I have sustained with non-browning archival tape on the reverse side. This is a large book measuring 12" square with a sturdy wire binding. There is no date, but there was an easy clue in plain sight. The mayor listed inside was Jerome P. Cavanaugh who left office in 1969. Prototypes re for Includes prototype designs for the Institute of Arts, Hall of Man, Museum of Science and Technology, Planetarium, Center for the Musical and Theater Arts, and Gardens. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Fifty Years of Growing and Serving The Garden Center of Greater Cleveland (1980)
5 Fifty Years of Growing and Serving The Garden Center of Greater Cleveland (1980)
Cleveland, Ohio The Garden Center of Greater Cleveland 1980 Presumed first Soft cover Very good 
Very nice, clean booklet, not found easily. The booklet is clean and tightly bound with just a a few light freckles of foxing on margin of front cover next to spine. The booklet measures 8" x 10" and has 47 pages replete with many historic photographs, plus an extensive text. The Garden Center was the beginning of what is today the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Nice bit of Cleveland history. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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House Beautiful Magazine May, 1933
6 House Beautiful Magazine May, 1933
Concord, New Hampshire The Hosue Beauytiful Publishing Co. 1933 New England Edition soft cover Very good condition 
Crisp and incredibly clean -- the pages of this magazine are like new. This isue shows a special New England segment which introduces the love of fishing, tennis, and Bennington College, plus a renovation from stable to house, and a Rockport, Mass. home renovation. There are also gardens, notes from the southwest, French cooking utensils, and bargello needlework. But the most eye-catching is the article "Design For Living: House Number Four of the Home and Industrial Arts Group at the Century of Progress, New York World's Fair, 1933." Magazine measures 10" x 13". Only fault is some small chips to outer side of lower front cover and a few areas on spine strip which needed repair. I used non-browning archival tape to secure it and it's almost invisble. See main picture. . 
Price: 20.00 USD
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House Beautiful Magazine October, 1928
7 House Beautiful Magazine October, 1928
Concord, New Hmapshire House Beautiful Publishing Corporation Vol. LXIV, No. IV soft cover Very Good condition 
The cover art of these magazines scream "come hither!" They're bold, colorful and graphically sensational. I was at an auction which had six boxes of them.To say they were a hit is an understatement -- they sold in a frenzy for more money than they should have. I got the last box, which was as good as the rest, but at the end of the frenzy. There's much to read here about homes and gardens with gorgeous full color ads for house items -- roofs, tiles, paints etc.. One of the more interesting stories is about the scissor craft of silhouette making and William Henry Brown who long ago snipped out beautiful images. Other articles cover peony walks, Holland bulbs, wisteria, Pompeiian gardens, house renovations, a well appointed desk, china services on display in Paris, architecture, stone versus stone masonry and much more. The magazine is oversized at 10" x 12-1/2" and is an inch thick. SHIPS FOR $2 IN THE U.S. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Margaret Bourke-White The Cleveland Years 1927-1930 (May 8 to June 5, 1976)
8 Margaret Bourke-White The Cleveland Years 1927-1930 (May 8 to June 5, 1976)
Clevleand, Ohio The New Gallery of Contemporary Art 1976 Card cover Good-plus condition 
This is a rather scarce vintage art catalog which showcases the photography of Margaret Bourke-White during the three years she lived in Cleveland. The catalog is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. The only defect is a small bit of light foxing primarily to the first page with the rest at the top margin only.The catalog opens with a meaningful biography and a checklist of the works. Next comes the photographs which are stunning in black and white. There are pictures of homes and gardens, natural sites, ships, railroads, Terminal Tower, and her amazing industrial photos showing the steel industry. Catalog measures 8-1/2" x 11". 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Ladies' World Easter Number April, 1902
9 The Ladies' World Easter Number April, 1902
New York S.H. Moore & Co. 1902 Easter Number soft cover Very good condition 
I have never before seen this magazine and got it without even knowing it. I bought a box of Ladies Home Journals from the turn-of-the century and this was in the bottom of it. It's quite nice with no mailing label, just the usual horizontal crease. It's an oversized magazine (as many were in those days) measuring 11" x 16" and has 29 pages. There's lots to read about needlework, embroidering book covers, running the house, cooking, gardens and flowers, and mothering, plus fiction. The first story of interest is this: the Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn the Monday after Easter. Believe it or not the custom began in 1878 with 200 kids. By 1902 there were thousands. The second story is the best though!. It's about Jane Addams and Hull House in Chicago. There's a photo of her and Hull House and a lot of information about it and her work -- and all from a primary source. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Visitors Guide to Cardiff, Wales (1974)
10 Visitors Guide to Cardiff, Wales (1974)
Cardiff, Wales Wales Tourist Board 1974 Card cover Very good condition 
Very handsome visitors' guide with many full page photographs in color, several smaller ones in color, and a couple maps. The guide measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/4" and has 40 pristine pages. No names or writing. Topics covered are transportation, the history of Cardiff, Cardiff Castle, the National Museum of Wales, Llandaff Cathedral, St. John's Church, the Welsh Folk Museum, Modern Cardiff, Shopping Parks and Gardens, Capital Events, and more. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Wild Honeysuckle Poems by Betsy Barber Bancroft (1966), Bancroft, Betsy Barber
11 Bancroft, Betsy Barber Wild Honeysuckle Poems by Betsy Barber Bancroft (1966)
Birmingham, Alabama Banner Press 1966 Limited edition (1st edition) Hard cover Very good condition Bridges, Ruth Powers 
This is a lovely book in its original printing. It was republished in the early 2000's. The author is a southern poet who has been awarded a number of prizes. This book is bound in textured green cloth and printed on fine paper with a deckled outer edge. Lovely drawings by Ruth Powers Bridges add beauty to the pages. The book measures 6" x 9" and has no names or writing. The collection consists of eighteen poems about gardens and plants, love, Alabama, seasons, beachcombing and more Here's a snippet to give you an idea of what to expect: "I gave my love a gift one day, Green trees upon a mountainside. Before that time he never knew That hills and trees change by the hour, And light can play a mountain like a harp." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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My Garden of Verse, Henry Beer (SIGNED,1964), Beer, Henry
12 Beer, Henry My Garden of Verse, Henry Beer (SIGNED,1964)
Milford, Indiana Self-published 1964 Third Edition Hard cover Fine condition 
This book is crisp and bright as new. The author SIGNED it on the front free endpaper (see photo) with no names. It was first published in 1945 and is here in its third edition. The book is very handsome with no defects of note and the dustjacket will arrive in a brand new mylar cover to keep it nice. The poems are augmented by small drawings throughout and the topics are gardens, positive religion (Christian), family, milestones in life and more. Book measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 278 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Biltmore: The Vision and Reality of George  W. Vanderbilt, Richard Morris Hunt, and Fred Law Olmsted (1975 includes ticket), Cecil, William A.V.
13 Cecil, William A.V. Biltmore: The Vision and Reality of George W. Vanderbilt, Richard Morris Hunt, and Fred Law Olmsted (1975 includes ticket)
Asheville, North Carolina The Biltmore Company 1975 soft cover Very good condition 
There is a special charm to this booklet which focuses on the architecture and grounds of Biltmore. It's all about BIG, beautiful photographs with a text that's also big in print size. But the real surprise was the ticket laid-in which shows the house in full color. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 96 pages. The ticket is in excellent condition and the booklet is likewise nice, but does show a little light foxing on both sides of the cover, but none inside. The back cover also has a small ownership label in upper corner, but nothing has been written on it. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Bermuda A Floral Sampler, Curtis, Elizabeth W.
14 Curtis, Elizabeth W. Bermuda A Floral Sampler
Canada T. H. Best 1978 New Edition Card cover Near fine condition Amos, Diana 
Beautiful booklet with many color photos and drawings throughout. It measures 6" x 8-3./4" and has 54 pages printed on quality coated paper. Covers the floral regions of the country; a look at leaves and flower parts; roadside and beach plants; selective plant collections; plant classification; and outstanding plants along Bermuda's floral routes. Also includes addenda. Minor toning to spine -- very clean and no names or writing. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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The TUILERIES Palace and Gardens  1981, D'Andre Deveche
15 D'Andre Deveche The TUILERIES Palace and Gardens 1981
Paris Editions De La Tourelle-Maloine 1981 Card cover Very good condition 
Very nice booklet, clean and bright with no names or writing and no creases or tears. The booklet measures 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 48 pages. The text is quite ample and the illustrations are also many, some in color, most in black and white. The only defect is minor small areas of edge wear.The book is written in ENGLISH throughout. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A Gardener's Miscellany, 1995, Diana Ajjan
16 Diana Ajjan A Gardener's Miscellany, 1995
Kanasas City, Missouri Andrews and McKeel 1995 0836247353 / 9780836247350 First edition Hard cover Fine condition Near foine condition 
Very nice clean book all ready for the joy of spring. The book measures a small 5-1/4" x 6-3/4" with 35 pages counted(by me). Th book is filled with lovely colorful art, perfect for the text which includes The Life of A Gardener; Floowers and Fragrance;The Language of Flowers; Garden Wildlife; Herbal Delights; Herbal Potpourris; Speaking of Gardens; and Garden Folklore. The book will arrive in a mylar cover. Lovely in an Easter basket. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Gardener's Journal Mary Engelbreit (1994), Engelbreit, Mary
17 Engelbreit, Mary Gardener's Journal Mary Engelbreit (1994)
Kansas City, Missouri Andrews and McMeel 1994 0836246209 / 9780836246209 Hard cover Fine condition (unused) No jacket as per design Mary Engelbreit 
This is a terrific gift for the gardener who spends winters poring over seed catalogs. The charming illustrations and colors are so, so Engelbreit, a fan would know it on first glance. The book is interactive with places to write in every chapter. The headings are: taking stock, climate and conditions, current garden grid, future plans, future plans grid, detailed plans and grids, before and after photos, monthly summary, plantings record, other people's gardens, reference, supplier names and notes. Book is hard cover and measures 8-1/4" x 8-3/4" and has 112 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Outside/Inside; the Flowers of Stan Hywet 1987, Jane Herron DuPree and Marlene Ginaven
18 Jane Herron DuPree and Marlene Ginaven Outside/Inside; the Flowers of Stan Hywet 1987
Akron, Ohio Stan Hywet Hall Foundation Inc. 1987 0961915706 / 9780961915704 Presumed First Card cover Very good condition 8-1/2" x 11 Barbara Schlueter 
Stan Hywet Hall was once the Seiberling family's home, but is now a treasure given to the city of Akron. Stan Hywet is a Wales name chosen by the family for its Welsh heritage. The photographs of the gardens and their inside bouquets are in full color, plus black and white photographs of the inside rooms and their antiques and art. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 48 pages. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Samadhi on Zen Gardens, Mitzuno, Katsuhiko
19 Mitzuno, Katsuhiko Samadhi on Zen Gardens
Japan Suiko Books 2009 4838104162 / 9784838104161 First edition stated Card cover Fine condition Fine jacket 
Beautiful small book that looks brand new. It's all about beautiful landscaping and gardening with a calm Zen aura.All photos are in full color and there are one on each side with descriptions on both in Japanese and English. The book measures 6-3.4" x 7-1/2" and clean, tightly bound with no spine crease and no names or writing. A lovely gift book. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Floral Art of Japan Tourist Library #11 (1936), Nishikawa, Issotei
20 Nishikawa, Issotei Floral Art of Japan Tourist Library #11 (1936)
Tokyo Maruzen Compant Ltd. 1936 soft cover Very Good 
These charming little booklets were published for the tourist trade on many different topics relating to Japan. This book is dated 1936 Tourist Libray #11 and is a first edition. The focus here is on the art of Japanese floral art. A beautiful color illustration graces the front of the booklet and nicely augments the handsome black and white photographs. The text covers the history of the art of floral design,how to see and appreciate the art, little gardens within the house, the great schools of Japanese floral art and more. Booklet measures 5"x7" and has 103 pages. Very clean and nice. Others in the series available. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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