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French Tinted Postcard Beautiful Woman in Garden

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Paris, Reutlinger: No date

Seller ID: 0311

Condition: Near Fine


The tinting of this card is so subtle you don't notice it at first glance. But there are green leaves and a pale pink gown. I'm not sure what this lovely lady is doing, but she's definitely in a flower garden. The card has not been used, so no real clue to date. But it appears to be from the early 1900's. The back is not divided and bears no writing. Up in the left hand corner at front it says that it's part of series no. 12. View more info

Image for Addisonia; Publication of the New York Botanical Garden 1920

Addisonia; Publication of the New York Botanical Garden 1920

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The New York Botanical Garden: June, 1920

Edition: Volume 5, No. 2

Seller ID: 1204

Condition: Very good


Beautiful publication -- not exactly a magazine, but rather a sequential section which offers beautiful color plates and popular descriptions of the plants. The idea was to subscribe and every so often a new installment would be added to the whole which could then be bound when completed. This installment begins on page 17 and finishes on page 32. There are eight plates printed on heavy coated paper, plus the accompanying information on each. Plants include button-bush, common corylopsis, climbing fumitory, shining aphelandra, beaked hazel-nut, showy obedient plant, hydrangea, and dyphilla. Me... View more info

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The Lily Yearbook of The North American Lily Society (four volumes 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981

By: N/A

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Burlington, Vermont, North American Lily Society Inc.: 1978,'79,'80 and '81

Seller ID: 1986

Condition: Fine Condition


Once in awhile hard cover books are ephemeral, easily disposed as one annual replaces another year after year. Here we have what four so crisp and clean it's questionable if they were even read. If lilies are your thing, these are a delight, as each volume is filled with articles and information useful to the grower. Each is illustrated with black and white photos and covers a wide array of topics. Here's some highlighta: 1978 -- China's lilies; miniature lilies; our ancestor's lilies; a theory on disease resistance and susceptibility; breeding lilies on the Canadian prairies; cloning wood ... View more info

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The Herbarist: A Publication of The Herb Society of America (2 consecutive issues, 1973-74)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, The Herb Society of america: 1973-74

Edition: No. 39 and No. 40

Seller ID: 2737

Condition: Both in Very good condition


Very handsome magazines "for use and delight" as it says on both front covers. The articles cover a lot of ground including these: Chinese garden seats; the Herbarium of Thomas Alva Edison; Edgar Anderson and boxwood; an historical view of tobacco; borage for courage; garlands of bay, rosemary, and roses; botanical aspects of oregano; herb growing on Jeckyll Island, Georgia;her garden at the New York Botanical Garden; comfrey; fragrant herbs; miniature roses as herbs; and more. Both issues are clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. They measure 5-1/4" x 7-1/2" with a combined count... View more info

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House Beautiful Magazine October, 1928

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Concord, New Hmapshire, House Beautiful Publishing Corporation:

Edition: Vol. LXIV, No. IV

Seller ID: 2781

Condition: 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 ou... View more info

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Photograph Three Generations In the Arbor

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Unknown Origina, No photographer Named: 1890's

Seller ID: 2919

Condition: Very good condition


A three generation picture -- mother, maybe an aunt, young daugher, and grandmother standing under a leafy arbor. Grandma is holding her cane. At first I thought it was odd because the end of the cane looked like a golf club. But then I got out my magnifying glass and saw that what I was seeign was the foot belonging to the lady in the light colored dress. The photo measures 5-1/2" x 6-1/2" with its cardboard "mat. The paste-on photo iteself measures 4" x 5". The back shows a small bit of wear to lower right corner and a small loss of outer paper to top edge. View more info

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The Ladies' World Easter Number April, 1902

By: N/A

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, S.H. Moore & Co.: 1902

Edition: Easter Number

Seller ID: 2995

Condition: 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... View more info

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The Home and Garden Calendar 1968 (Book in a Box)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Hearthside Press Inc.: 1968

Seller ID: 3006

Condition: Fine condition


Calendar collectors and those who love a book in a box check this out. It's in amazing condition with no writing and no defects other than a light skim of foxing to cover from the box lid. The box is sturdy and clean which is why the calendar is why it's collectible. The calendar in its box measures 6-3/4" x 8-1/4" and has 50 photos of arrangements created by members of garden clubs around the country. Eight are in color and the rest in black and white, all printed on quality coated paper. View more info

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Elizabeth Kleinveld Birthday Calendar (Perpetual, Unused)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Netherlands, Royal Delft: Unknown Date

Seller ID: 3126

Condition: Very good condition


This perpetual calendar is the handiwork of American photographer, Elizabeth Kleinveld, and the Royal Delft company. The theme is "Tulips and Spouts" though many other flowers are also added. As for the spouts, they are found in numbers on vases which is a throwback to the Dutch Golden Age. What text there is on this piece is offered in both English and Dutch.The calendar is very clean with no writing and has a small spiral binding at top which includes a wire hanger. Calendar measures 6-3/4" x 11-3/4" and is very nice. View more info

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Medieval Flowers and Plants Address Book (1995)

By: N/A

Price: $22.95

Publisher: London, The British Library: 1995

Seller ID: 3235

Condition: Fine condition


This would make a lovely gift -- so beautiful both inside and out with shiny gilt page edges on all three sides, and a ribbon page marker inside. There's no names or writing and is ready to become a pretty way to keep addresses, phone numbers, birthdays and anniversaries. The book is made with laminated boards and a red cloth spine. It measures 7-3/4" x 10". View more info

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The Public Garden Boston (1988)

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Friends of the Public Garden: 1988

Seller ID: 3699

Condition: Very good condition


Beautiful booklet with 80 pages filled with information and photographs in both black and white and color. There is a little edge wear, but overall its clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. It measures 8-1/4" x 10" and has so much to see I wish I could show everything -- the sculptures are fabulous. I just suddenly remembered the one made from Robert McCloskey's children's book "Make Way For Ducklings," so of course I had to find it and it's now picture five. View more info

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Fifty Years of Growing and Serving The Garden Center of Greater Cleveland (1980)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Garden Center of Greater Cleveland: 1980

Edition: Presumed first

Seller ID: 3803

Condition: 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. View more info

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Japanese Flower Arrangement In A Nutshell: A Primer (1966)

By: Allen, Ellen Goodman

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle: 1966

Edition: 21st printing

Seller ID: 2945

Condition: Very good condition


The Charles Tuttle company is noted for its interesting and beautiful books about Japan. They also published the collectible small booklets for the tourist trade after WWII. This booklet was first published in 1955 and has been reprinted many times because it's filled with useful information offered in straightforward language.The focus here is on various forms of Moribana and Heika style attangements. It even includes photos of more advanced free-style arrangements which show what can be done with creativity and basic principles. The booklet measures 6"x8" and has 55 pages printed on quality... View more info

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Wild Flower Name Tales (1976)

By: Anderson, Berta

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs, Century One Press: 1976

Seller ID: 2863

Condition: Near fine


Very pretty and very interesting if you're a gardener, or a natural history buff. The booklet is clean and bright and appears unread. The only fault is a small blacked out price on the back and a tiny black spot on the spine. Pages are pristine with no names or writing and very handsome photos including one in color at frontis. This is isn't a field guide -- it's narrative which tells the stories of how the wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain West got their names and their namers. Booklet measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" with 124 pages. Map inside back cover. View more info

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Book of Plants and Symbols --2000

By: Anne Dumas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: United kingdom, Hatchette Illustrated: 2000

Seller ID: 4157

ISBN: 1844300609

Condition: Fine, as New


Beauitful book, a little longer than gift books I normally buy, but this one is so charming and pretty and offers up information on plants, flowers, and trees used in rituals, celebrations, and rites of passage. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout on quality coated paper. The cntents are these: The Flowers of Renewal; Ritual Uses; Sealed by the Gods; May Day's Good Luck Flower; Emblamatic Plants; and Importality and Memory. The book measures 7" x 7-1/2" and has 128 pages. Everyhting is clean and bright with no defects, including no names or writing. There is also no price-clipping.... View more info

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The Legend of the Bleeding Heart 1907

By: Annie Fellows Johnston

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bston, L.C. Page & Company: 1907

Edition: First Impression, July 1907

Seller ID: 4466

Condition: Very good condition


This is a clean, tightly bound gift book meauring 4-1/4" x 7" with 41 pages. If you love the language of flowers this is a charming legend about the bleeding heart flower and th joy it gives. There's a nice illustration at the opening of the story. ands also another nice thing -- the auhtor is Annie Fellows Johnston who is noted for the childrens' books "The Little Colonel Series. Shirley Temple played the Little Colonel in a movie. View more info

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Das Gedruckte Herbarium Serie I.

By: Caesar & Loretz-Halle und F. Reichelt A.B Brelau (32 Plates Circa 1930's

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Berlin, Caelo: circa 1930s

Seller ID: 2322

Condition: Plates Very Good, Box Good


This very nice item is scarce in the United States, but here's one with all 32 plates present. The plates are not bound as per design and are very clean and nice. The original box is present too, but does show wear to all corners. There's a few dark marks on the back of box which I have cleaned and improved, but are still visible. The plates measures 6-1/2" x 10" and are all in full color. Each specimen is named by its Latin term and also it's English and German ones. (Sci.) View more info

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Biltmore: The Vision and Reality of George W. Vanderbilt, Richard Morris Hunt, and Fred Law Olmsted (1975 includes ticket)

By: Cecil, William A.V.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Asheville, North Carolina, The Biltmore Company: 1975

Seller ID: 3429

Condition: 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. View more info

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With Tails We Win! (Domesticated Earthworms, 1949)

By: Crowe, Mary; Bowen, Gladys

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, The Wonder Worm Farmers: 1949

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 1664

Condition: Very Good


I love running across something I know nothing about, so this was a great find! It's also very practical and informative for people engaged in all sorts of activities -- vegetable gardening, growing flowers, babying orchards, greening perfect lawns, raising chickens, fishing, and creating odorless garbage disposal. The two women, who owned the Wonder Worm Famers and wrote this book offer much information and black and white photos. There is also a five page leaflet laid-in titled "My Grandfather's Earthworm Farm." Booklet measures 6"x9" and has 24 pages plus the extra leaflet. View more info

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Bermuda A Floral Sampler

By: Curtis, Elizabeth W.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Canada, T. H. Best: 1978

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 3372

Condition: Near fine condition


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. View more info