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In pleasant places

By: Grenfell, J.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Book Club Associates: 1982

Edition: Book Club edition, reprinted

Seller ID: 20156

Condition: V.g.


Little used; jacket price-clipped. View more info

Fitzroy: the remarkable story of Darwin's captain and the invention of the weather forecast

By: Gribbin, J. & M.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Review: 2003

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 14547

ISBN: 0 7553 1181 7

Condition: Fine


Scarcely used. View more info

Thomas Clarkson, the friend of slaves

By: Griggs, E.L.

Price: £56.00

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin: 1936

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 14260

Condition: V.g.


Extra-illustrated with several tipped-in photographs and press cuttings. 210, (2) pp. View more info

British gardeners: a biographical dictionary

By: Hadfield, M., Harlling, R. & Highton, L.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: A. Zwemmer, London: 1980

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15793

ISBN: 0 302 00541 2

Condition: V.g.


Includes a very few women gardeners, including Frances Perry, who was the first female to be elected to the council of the RHS. What took them so long? But no mention of the Duchess of Portland (under her various names of Harley, Cavendish-Bentinck or indeed Portland), who is as deserving of an entry as Lady Amherst (Amherstia nobilis). View more info

British gardeners: a biographical dictionary

By: Hadfield, M., Harlling, R. & Highton, L.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: A. Zwemmer, London: 1980

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 20134

ISBN: 0 302 00541 2

Condition: V.g.


Includes a very few women gardeners, including Frances Perry, who was the first female to be elected to the council of the RHS. What took them so long? But no mention of the Duchess of Portland (under her various names of Harley, Cavendish-Bentinck or indeed Portland), who is as deserving of an entry as Lady Amherst (Amherstia nobilis). View more info

Pioneers in gardening

By: Hadfield, Miles

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1955

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 6471

Condition: As new


A very well preserved copy. Owners' bookplate. xiii, 240 pp. View more info

Mountain men and fur traders of the Far West

By: Hafen, L.R.

Price: £1.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1982

Seller ID: 20796

ISBN: 0 8032 7210 3

Condition: Good


A biographical memoir of fur trappers (and traders). View more info

The invention of clouds

By: Hamblyn, R.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Picador: 2001

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 15676

ISBN: 0 330 39194 1

Condition: Fine


Biography of Luke Howard, who developed a nomenclature for the forms of clouds.viii, 292 pp. View more info

My brother Geoff: the people's gardener

By: Hamilton, T.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Headline: 2001

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 20157

ISBN: 0 7472 3284 9

Condition: Fine


Scarcely used. Interesting biography by the identical twin brother of a well-known television gardening expert. View more info

A gardener at Chatsworth: three years in the life of Robert Auchtie 1848-1850

By: Harley, B. & J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: The authors: 1992

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 18181

ISBN: 1 85421 133 1

Condition: Fine


Signed by both authors. View more info

Pugin

By: Harries, J.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Shire Publications: 1973

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17632

ISBN: 0 85263 204 5

Condition: Good


Hinge just starting. Correction to price on rear cover. View more info

The botanists of Philadelphia and their work

By: Harshberger, J.W.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: The author: 1899

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15819

Condition: Good


Front hinge starting, t.p. partly detached; edge wear to cover. View more info

Sir Richard Burton: a biography

By: Hastings, M.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1978

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 19023

ISBN: 0 340 21852 5

Condition: Good


Ex-ship's library copy; little used, minimal wear. View more info

Mrs Delany and her flower collages

By: Hayden, R.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: British Museum Press: 1992

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 20147

ISBN: 0 7141 1652 1

Condition: Fine


Previously published as ÒMrs Delany: her life and her flowersÓ. Scarcely used. View more info

Index of collectors in the Edinburgh Herbarium

By: Hedge, Ian C. & Lamond, Jennifer M.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1970

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 7428

ISBN: 0 11 490430 8

Condition: Fine


Published to coincide with the first South-west Asian Flora symposium at Edinburgh, this concise list of collectors gives geographical coverage, date range, and (where appropriate) name of collection or source herbarium. There is also a brief historical introduction and a summary of collectors broken down by their geographical region,following the system by which the herbarium is arranged. Though based only on a sampling, this achieves near-comprehensive coverage and is a useful source of incidental biographical information on who collected when and where. Very occasionally, obituaries or othe... View more info

James Sowerby: the enlightenment's natural historian

By: Henderson, P.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Kew Publishing / Natural History Museum: 2015

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 14491

Condition: New


The first comprehensive account of the life of a leading natural history artist, engraver and publisher in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. View more info

No ordinary gardener: Thomas Knowlton 1691-1781

By: Henrey, Blanche (edited by Chater, Arthur)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: British Museum (Natural History): 1986

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 1222

ISBN: 0 565 00976 1

Condition: Fine


Fine in v.g. d.w. (minor tears to extremities). A comprehensively researched biographical account of a talented 18th century gardener who despite a somewhat shaky grasp of English spelling and grammar produced a large body of correspondence which throws new light on many aspects of contemporary horticultural practice. He worked for several horticultural virtuosi: James Sherard of Eltham, Lord Burlington of Londesborough and the Dukes of Devonshire. His circle of correspondents included many notable northern botanists, including Richard Richardson, Samuel Brewer and John Blackburne; but he was ... View more info

Cockie' - an authoritative life of C.B. Cochran - master showman

By: Heppner, Sam

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Leslie Frewin: 1969

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17625

ISBN: 0 09 095410 6

Condition: V.g.


Slight edge wear to jacket; no inscriptions. View more info

The Crocus King: E.A. Bowles of Myddleton House

By: Hewitt, B.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: The Rockingham Press: 1997

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17366

ISBN: 1 873468 47 4

Condition: Fine


As new. View more info

Forest refreshed: the autobiographical notes of a biologist

By: Hickin, Norman E.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1965

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 7165

Condition: V.g.


Author's typewritten letter loosely inserted. 184 pp. View more info