Category: Biographies


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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


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

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

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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

Penguin Millionaire: the story of Birdland

By: Hill, Len & Wood, Emma

Price: £6.00

Publisher: David & Charles: 1976

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 11189

ISBN: 0 7153 7148 7

Condition: V.g.

Jacket nibbled along fold of rear flap. View more info

America's curious botanist: a tercentennial reappraisal of John Bartram 1699-1777

By: Hoffmann, N.E. & Van Horne, J.C. (eds.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia: 2004

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15801

ISBN: 0 87169 249 X

Condition: As new

Nearly new. A collection of papers on North America's first major indigenous plant & seed collector, whose exports greatly enriched the gardens of Europe. The observations made on his extensive travels form a valuable record of America's wildlife before the impact of European settlement became apparent. xxvii + 227 pp., many maps and text figures, 19 colour plates. Please note: apparent staining on d.w. is from the original C18 document. View more info

Oliver Cromwell - his life, times, battlefields and contemporaries

By: Hood, P.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1893

Edition: 7th edition

Seller ID: 13187

Condition: Good

Library bookplate and stamps. Lower corners bumped. View more info

Lady Jane Grey, and her times

By: Howard, G.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London: Sherwood, Neely, & Jones: 1822

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 21482

Condition: V.g.

Frontispiece portrait after Holbein, and a few wood-engravings in text. vii, 391 pp. Octavo. Contemporary half leather binding with marbled boards, label on spine is chipped. No inscriptions. View more info

Lady with green fingers: the life of Jane Loudon

By: Howe, B.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Country Life: 1961

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15807

Condition: V.g.

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The little woman's always right

By: Hulbert, J.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: W.H. Allen: 1975

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17623

ISBN: 0 491 01653 0

Condition: V.g.

Little used; no inscriptions. View more info

Makers of North American botany

By: Humphrey, H.B.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Ronald Press, New York: 1961

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15818

Condition: V.g.

Little used; jacket with slight wear at extremities. View more info

William Penn, Horticulturist

By: Hunt, Rachel McMasters Miller

Price: £24.00

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1953

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 5785

Condition: V.g.

Limited edition (999 copies). Jacket sl. frayed, internally near fine. Gilt signature of Penn on front cover, gilt lettering on spine. A short biography of Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, accompanied by a figure of Penn's coat of arms and an un-numbered 8-page facsimile of his general description of the Province of Pennsylvania (1683). The author founded the Hunt Center for Botanical Documentation at the Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh and was a devoted collector of botanical works. The frontispiece shows Inman's full-length portrait of Penn. (6), 38, (1) pages not including the fa... View more info

Sir Christopher Wren: a biography

By: Hutchinson, Harold F.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Readers' Union: 1976

Edition: Book Club edition, first published by Gollancz

Seller ID: 14713

Condition: V.g.

Scarcely used. View more info