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A Christmas Letter : Some Flower Books and Their Makers

By: Biddle, Moncure

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Moncure Biddle & Co.: 1945

Seller ID: 016628

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Paper wrapper, moderate chipping. Body of work clean and undamaged. Previous owners bookplate on front fly leaf. Introductory letter by author, dated Christmas 1946, laid in front. 49 pages with eight color and eight black and white botanical prints. Moncure Biddle (1882-1956) was a Philadelphia investment banker, but was also known as a bibliophile and eccentric. This booklet, which apparently he sent to friends at Christmas time, discusses many books on the subject of ... View more info

Pruning Young Olive Trees.

By: Bioletti, Frederic T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University of California, College of Agriculture.: 1922

Seller ID: 9772

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Bulletin No. 348. Pages 87-110, illustrations; wrapper. Covers the proper methods of pruning olive trees with illustrated examples. View more info

Ferns and Fern Culture: Their Native Habitants, Organisation, Habits of Growth, Compost for Different Genera; Cultivation in Pots, Baskets, Rockwork, Walls; in Stove, Greenhouse, dwelling-House, and Outdoor Ferneries; Potting, Watering, Propagation, Etc.

By: Birdenhead, J.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Manchester, England, John Heywood, Bookseller:

Seller ID: 9560

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"Selections of Ferns suitable for stove, warm, cool, and cold greenhouses; for baskets, walls, exhibition, wardian cases, dwelling-houses, and outdoor ferneries. Insect Pest and their Eradication, &c.". 128 pages, plus 20 pages of ads in the back. Bound in original publisher's green cloth with fern decoration (in black) on the cover along with the title and author's name in gilt. Slight fraying to the base and top of the spine, else a good clean copy inside and o... View more info

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The Book of Water Gardening

By: Bisset, Peter

Price: $37.50

Publisher: A. T. De La Mare Company: 1924

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 016232

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's green cloth binding with gilt lettering and a lovely gilt illustration of water lilies on the front. Some rubbing on edges and scratches on covers. 205 with 90 black and white photographs and two double page plates, complete. Revised second edition of this seminal work of horticulture by renowned American horticulturist Peter Bisset (1869-1951). View more info

Maison Rustique Du XIXe Siecle. Encyclopedie d'Agriculture Pratique, Contenant: Les Meilleures Methodes De Culture Usitees Particulierement En France, En Angleterre, En Allemagne et En Flandre; - Tous Les Bons Procedes Pratiques Propres a . (cont.)

By: Bixio, Alexandre [editor]

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Paris, France, A La Librairie Agricle: 1844

Seller ID: 11992

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


(title cont) ". Guider le Petit Cultivateur, le Fermier, le Regisseur et le Proprietaire, dans l'Exploitation d'un Domaine Rural; - Les Principes Generaux d'Agriculture, la Culture de Toutes les Plantes Utiles; - l'Education des Animaux Domestiques, l'art Veterinaire; - La Description de Tous les Arts Agricoles; - Les Instrumens et Batimens Ruraux; - l'Entretien et l'Exploitation des Vignes, des Arbres Fruitiers, des bois et Forets, des E'tangs, etc; - L'Economie, l'... View more info

The Sage of the Desert and Other Cacti. Studies of That Fantastic Clan, the Cactus of the Desert, and Other Interesting and Peculiar Desert Growths. Introduction By Harold Bell Wright.

By: Bonker, Frances and John James Thornber

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Mass, The Stratford Company, Publishers: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 13018

Condition: Collectible-Fine


106 pages; illustrations; tan cloth binding with dust jacket under mylar. Inscribed Presentation copy - "To Ruth. The Season's Greetings. From your friend, the author. Frances Bonker" with her card tucked in. Deals with weird fantastic growths of the American Desert in a popular way. Fine clean copy. View more info

Nouvelle Flore Pour La Determination Facile Des Plantes Sans Mots Techniques. Avec 2145 Figures Inedites Representant Toutes Les Especes Vasculaires Des Environs De Paris, Dans Un Rayon De 100 Kilometres, Des Departements De L'eure, . (cont)

By: Bonnier, Gaston, and Georges De Layens

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, France, Librairie Classique et Administrative, Paul Dupont, Editeur:

Seller ID: 11990

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


(title cont.) ". de l'eure-et-loir, etc. Et des Plantes Communes dans l'Interieur de la France. Cette Flore fait partie d'un travail couronne par l'Academie des sciences." xxxiv, 271 pages; publisher's book ad in the back; illustrations (2145 images); bound in red cloth with black lettering on the cover and spine. Former owner's inscription in pencil from 1890 on the backside of the half title page. Very good clean copy with some evidence of wear to the cover. View more info

Inheritance of the Second Factor for Resistance to Bunt, Tilletia Tritici in Hussar Wheat.

By: Briggs, F.N.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office: 1930

Seller ID: 9715

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Reprinted from JOURNAL OF AGRICULTUREAL RESEARCH, 40 (# 3 February 1, 1930). Pages 225-232, tables, charts, bibliography, in wrapper. Former owner's initials in pencil on cover "H.E.T.". A genetic study of wheat and its resistance to bunt. View more info

Inheritance of Resistance to Bunt Tilletia Tritici, in White Odessa Wheat.

By: Briggs, Fred N.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Govenment Printing Office: 1930

Seller ID: 9720

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Reprinted from JOURNAL OF AGRICULTUREAL RESEARCH, 40 (#4 February `15, 1930). Pages 353-359, tables, chart, bilbiography. Seperate in paper wrapper. An account of the resistance of white Odessa wheat to bunt with data to back it up. View more info

The White-Fly or Plant-House Aleyrodes.

By: Britton, W.E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Haven, Conn., Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.: 1902

Seller ID: 9858

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Bulletin 140, Entomological Series, 8. 17 pages; 4 plates; bilbiography. Concerned with infestation of white-flies in the production of tomatoes and cucumbers under glass. Covers the life history, habits, description, and remedies. Former owner's name in ink on cover 'Calvert E. Norland.' View more info

Spray Bulletin.

By: Britton, W.E., And G.P. Clinton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Have, Conn., Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.: 1926

Seller ID: 9857

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Interesting Bulletin in the form of a calendar for the wall. Bulletin 271. Pages 93-140; illustrations. Folds out to hang on the wall with 1926-27 calendar along with the bulletin which contains directions for preparing insecticides and fungicides; insect and fungous pests of cultivated plants; listing of manufacturers and dealers in spray apparatus and supplies. A very handy and interesting information source. Former owners name in ink on the front cover "Calvert E.... View more info

The Causes of Degeneration of Irish Potatoes in Connecticut.

By: Brown, B.A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Storrs, Conn., Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station: 1929

Seller ID: 9814

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Bulletin 160 (October, 1929) Department of Agronomy, Connecticut Agricultural College. Pages 327-380; illustrations, tables; bibliography; paper wrapper. Extensive study of the degeneration of Irish potatoes during the 1920s due to ground diseases. View more info

Bacterial Leaf Spot of Squash.

By: Bryan, Mary K

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office: 1930

Seller ID: 9734

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Reprinted from JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, 40 (#4 February 15, 1930). Pages 385-391, illustrations. Paper describes a bacterial leaf spot which attaacks summer and winter squashes and pumpkins. View more info

Bacterial Blight of Poppy Caused By Bacterium Papavericola, Sp. Nov.

By: Bryan, Mary K., And Frank P. McWhorter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Govenment Printing Office: 1930

Seller ID: 9730

Condition: Collectible-Good


Reprinted from JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, 40 (#1 January 1, 1930). Pages 1-10, illustrations. Water damage (stain) across the top of pamphlet. ".the present paper is as preliminary report intended to establish the bacterial nature of the disease and to describe the pathogene as a new species of Bacterium." View more info

The Cultivator, A Monthly Publication, Designed to Improve the Soil and the Mind

By: Buel, J., J.P. Beekman and J.D. Wasson [editors]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Albany, New York, Steam Press of Packard, Van Benthuysen & Co.: 1938

Seller ID: 13838

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Volumes 1 & 2 bound together in 3/4 leather binding. [Volume I. Second Edition / Volume II. Second Edition]. I: 160 pages. II: 174 pages. 3/4 x 1 inch worm hole on front title page. Contains information on the farms, farmers, and equipment used on American farms. Very good clean copy. Published by the New York Agricultural Society. View more info

The Joy of Raising Your Own Flowers : The Sixth of a Series of Monographs on the Improvement of Plant Life

By: Burbank, Luther

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Santa Rosa, California, The Luther Burbank Society: 1914

Seller ID: 13108

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"Plant Life Series, 6". 22 pages; tables; paper wrapper (5 1/2 x 8 1/8 inch) with title on the cover. A pamphlet of simple, practical instructions to raise flowers. Very good clean copy. View more info

Under the Maples

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Mass, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14443

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


viii, 223 pages; portrait; index; green cloth binding with gilt lettering with remnants of the dust jacket under mylar (missing chips, soiled), lacking the bottom third of the back cover. John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an American naturalist and essayist important in the US conservation movement and a noted practitioner of the 'nature essay'. Blanck - Bibliography of American Literature #2207. Very good copy in poor dust jacket. View more info

Green Fields and Whispering Woods; or the Recreations of an American "Country Gentleman"; Embracing Journeys Over His Farm and Excursions Into His Library

By: Burton, Frank S.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Detroit, M. W. Ellsworth & Co.: 1886

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 15106

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt and black lettering. Illustration of stream and woods on front cover. Tearing at front hinge. 524 pages, 3 plates, 18 full page illustrations and decorations throughout book, complete. Musings of a part-time agriculturist on a variety of subjects. View more info

A Rot of the Smyrnafig in California.

By: Caldis, Panos D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1925

Seller ID: 9826

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Reprinted from SCIENCE, LXII (August 14, 1925) No. 1598, pages 161-162. Pamphlet in paper wrapper; pages 3-6. Inscribed on the cover by author 'compliments of PDC.' A study of the rot disease caused by Aspergillus niger on fig tree fruit. View more info

Plant Life and Evolution.

By: Campbell, Douglas Houghton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 017865

Condition: Fine


Original green with impressed title on front cover, gilt lettering and design on spine. 5 1/4 X 7 1/2 inches. 360 pages which includes 12 pages of index. Also has 4 pages of advertisements. Part of the American Nature Series (Group VI). Copy has 22 black and white illustrations. Several pages are uncut. Previous owner wrote his name "Library of Herman Cohen" on the title page. Head and tail are slightly bumped. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. View more info