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1 Angel, H. Kew: a world of plants
Collins & Brown / R.B.G. Kew 1993 1 85585 133 4 / 9781855851337 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket Fine Fine 
Scarcely used. 
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2 anon. Illustrated guide, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
H.M.S.O. 1955 Reprint of 1951 edition Paper covers V.g. No Jacket 
Some edge wear, mainly to hinge. 134 pp., folded map at rear. 
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3 Berridge, V. The Princess's garden: royal intrigue and the untold story of Kew
Amberley Publishing, Stroud 2015 1445643200 / 9781445643205 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket New New 
Despite its rather racy title, this book consists mainly of a reworking of the biographies of Frederick, Prince of Wales, his wife Princess Augusta and her confidante the Earl of Bute.It is worth reading for its summary of the politics of the time, but Its horticultural content is meagre. 255 pp. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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4 Bingham, M. The making of Kew
Folio Miniatures: Michael Joseph 1975 0 7181 1304 7 / 9780718113049 1st edition Hard covers V.g. No Jacket 
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5 Cope, Tom The wild flora of Kew Gardens
Kew Publishing 2009 1842464019 / 9781842464014 1st edition Paper covers New No Jacket 
This unique book details all plants that have ever been recorded growing in a wild state at Kew Gardens since its founding in 1759 - blurb. vi, 305 pp. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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6 Desmond, R. Kew: the history of the Royal Botanic Gardens
Collins Harvill 1995 1 86046 076 3 / 9781860460760 1st edition Hard covers Fine Fine 
With protective transparent cover to jacket. 
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7 Desmond, Ray and Hepper, F. Nigel A century of Kew plantsmen
Kew Guild 1993 0 9504149 1 3 / 9780950414911 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket V.g. V.g. 
A history of the Kew Guild. (8), 188 pp. 
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8 Fry, C., Seddon, S. & Vines, G. The last great plant hunt: the story of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank
Kew Publishing 2011 1842464329 / 9781842464328 Pre-press review copy Hard covers, dust jacket Fine Fine 
Review label on ffep, otherwise as new. 192 pp. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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9 Hepper, F.N. (ed.) Plant hunting for Kew
HMSO 1989 0 11 250038 2 / 9780112500384 1st edition Paper covers V.g. No Jacket 
Little used. xv, 222 pp. 
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10 King, Ronald Royal Kew
Constable 1985 0 09 466240 1 / 9780094662407 Hard covers, dust jacket V.g. V.g. 
Claiming to be the first book devoted solely to the intriguing history of Kew, this rather pedestrian account was written by a former secretary and civil servant. A flavour of its sycophantic royalism can be gauged by this quotation from chapter 17: It therefore ceased from that time to be 'Royal' Kew in its full sense as a personal property of the monarch, but the glamour of interest of royalty remained as, instead of that intimate relationship, it now took on the wider role of serving the countries of the Empire over which the descendent of its founder reigned as Empress. 
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11 Mabey, R. The flowering of Kew
Century 1988 0 7126 1134 7 / 9780712611343 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket Fine Fine 
Scarcely used. xvi, 208 pp. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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12 Minter, Sue The greatest glass house: the rainforests recreated
HMSO, in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1990 0 11 250035 8 / 9780112500353 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket V.g. V.g. 
The book was partly inspired by a project to reconstruct the famous Victorian structure, Richard Turner's Palm House at Kew. It covers the history of the building as well as describing its modern features, including a marine aquarium in the basement. Although half the book consists of a survey of the botanical contents of the palm house, making it of particular interest to readers with an interest in horticulture, a considerable part is devoted to the engineering challenges posed by the very adventurous method of construction (including wrought iron glazing bars). The principal author, then the supervisor of horticulture in the Palm House, went on to become Curator of Chelsea Physic Garden and subsequently at the Eden Project, Cornwall. 
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13 Peters, K. & von Schwerin, Sophie Eine Reise ins Paradies
Zentrum fªr Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur, Hannover 2011 1st edition Pamphlet New No Jacket 
Report of a research visit to Kew to study the links between the Herrenhausen Botanic Garden (Hannover) and Kew Gardens, focussing on the visit of Hermann Wendland (1825-1903) to study horticulture at Kew. One of the most remarkable findings emerging from a study of the Kew archives is that the Victoria waterlily was introduced to cultivation in Germany one year earlier than previously known. 22 pp. 
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14 Riddell, J. & Stearn, W.T. By underground to Kew: London Transport posters 1908 to the present
Studio Vista 1995 0 289 80141 9 / 9780289801413 New edition, first published in 1994 V.g. No Jacket 
Front cover creased, otherwise as new. 96 pp. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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15 Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Hand-list of Orchids cultivated in the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 1962 Paper covers V.g. No Jacket 
76 pp. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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16 Royal Botanic Gardens Kew The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: an illustrated guide
H.M.S.O. 1957 Paper covers V.g. No Jacket 
Little used. 130 pp., folding plan at rear. 
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17 Skipwith, P. & Webb, B. Edward Bawden's Kew Gardens
V & A Publishing 2014 1851777792 / 9781851777792 1st edition Hard covers, dust jacket New New 
Primarily written for lovers of Edward Bawdens wry humorous style of drawing, though personally I would have preferred to see him illustrating Wilfrid Blunts whimsical _In for a Pennyî rather than the fantastical _Adam and Evelynî from which many of the illustrations are taken. 128 pp., jacket design reproduced on main boards. 
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18 Stearn, W.T. Flower artists of Kew
Herbert Press / R.B.G. Kew 1997 1 871569 16 8 / 9781871569162 reprint of 1990 edition Hard covers, dust jacket Fine Fine 
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19 Turrill, W.B. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: past and present
Herbert Jenkins 1959 Hard covers, dust jacket V.g. V.g. 
Jacket price-clipped, otherwise intact. An insider's history of Kew Gardens, from its pre-Royal origins to its postwar flowering as a scientific and horticultural research station. The author was keeper of the herbarium and library at Kew; prior to Ray Desmond's recent history this was the best-balanced account of the development of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Other histories, such as the unfortunately named Hookers of Kew (unexpectedly popular with American buyers) have tended towards the sycophantic; Turrill concentrates on the changing functions of the garden and the growing importance of its herbarium, library and research labs. 
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