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0002727080 BEALES, PETER., Classic Roses: An Illusrated Encyclopaedia and Grower's Manual of Old Roses, Shrub Roses and Climbers.
BEALES, PETER.
Classic Roses: An Illusrated Encyclopaedia and Grower's Manual of Old Roses, Shrub Roses and Climbers.
London: Collins Harvill 1985. Hardbound about 11 inches tall by 8 inches wide 432 pages. Appendices, bibliography, index. Green endpapers. Description: Profusely illustrated with color photographs, plus a few black and white illustrations. An authoritative history and manual for growers of roses. The author's special interest, as also his experience is reserved for old-fashioned roses, shrub roses and climbers. Part One describes the history of roses. Part Two puts old roses in their context: roses in the landscape, in shrubberies and woodland; roses for hedging; ramblers ad scramblers; roses for fences, ground cover and more. Part Three details all aspects of growing old rose, from propagation and buying to feeding and pruning, with advice on growing conditions, soil, pests, diseases and more. Part Four is a comprehensive dictionary of old roses, listing over 1000 species and hybrids, subdivided by family, each described with concise details of their flowers, their scent, foliage and fruit, suitability for various climates and soils, with identifying notes.'' BINDING/CONDITION: green boards; lightly rubbed and the corners and spine ends; a Very Good book, with a Near Fine dust jacket. ISBN: 0002727080
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Book number: 061558
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1580173284 BIRUTTA, GALE., Storey's Guide to Raising Llamas.
BIRUTTA, GALE.
Storey's Guide to Raising Llamas.
Pownal, Vermont: Storey Books 1997. 9th Printing. Trade size paperback 8vo (9 inches tall) 327 pages. Glossary, appendices, index. Description: Well illustrated in black and white with drawings and photographs. Care; Showing; Breeding; Packing; Profiting. Covers: buying your first llama; building a herd; breeding, birthing, and herd management; feeding and facilities; healthy care and first aid; and using llamas as guardian and expedition animals. BINDING/CONDITION: a trade-size paperback; Very Good condition. ISBN: 1580173284
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Book number: 061441
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 BOYLE, LOUIS M., Out West: Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers: The Story of El Rancho Rinconada.
BOYLE, LOUIS M.
Out West: Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers: The Story of El Rancho Rinconada.
Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press 1952. 1st Edition, so stated. Hardbound 8vo (about 9.75 inches tall) 526 pages. Index of titles. illustrated endpapers. Description: Lavishly illustrated in black and white, with some in color -- both photos and artwork. This is part ranch history and part garden guide, or, as the author says, ''in this book it's all worked in together with a little of the flower industry, the flower shows, the seed-growing industry, the Men's Garden Club and a little of the Early West.'' This edition is NOT one of the numbered copies. BINDING/CONDITION: red buckram with gilt text and vignette; one corner is bumped, otherwise a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good- dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 00075
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Book number: 059082
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 BOYLE, LOUIS M., Out West: Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers: The Story of El Rancho Rinconada.
BOYLE, LOUIS M.
Out West: Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers: The Story of El Rancho Rinconada.
Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press 1952. 1st Edition, so stated. Hardbound 8vo (about 9.75 inches tall) 526 pages. Index of titles. illustrated endpapers. Description: This has a numbered, signed presentation bookplate pasted in. The plate is Signed by the author, with other name written on the plate in a different hand. The number is 121, no indication of the total number of signed copies. Lavishly illustrated in black and white, with some in color -- both photos and artwork. This is part ranch history and part garden guide, or, as the author says, ''in this book it's all worked in together with a little of the flower industry, the flower shows, the seed-growing industry, the Men's Garden Club and a little of the Early West.'' BINDING/CONDITION: red buckram with gilt text and vignette; a faint damp stain and ripple affects the top edge of about the last quarter of the book, otherwise a Very Good book. The dust jacket is present, but barely rates a Poor grade; the front flap is missing entirely; large chips, extensive external taping. ISBN: 00075
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Book number: 055360
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0060380217 BURPEE, LOIS; EDITED BY MILLIE OWEN., Lois Burpee's Gardener's Companion and Cookbook.
BURPEE, LOIS; EDITED BY MILLIE OWEN.
Lois Burpee's Gardener's Companion and Cookbook.
New York: Harper & Row 1983. 1st Printing. Hardbound 8vo (about 9.25 inches tall) 248 pages. Index. Description: Panoramic dust jacket art and interior illustrations by Parker Leighton. Following is taken from the publisher's blurb: ''No one knows more about planting seeds and harvest and cooking than Lois Burpee -- who, with watchful eye and demanding palate, has tasted and tested nearly every variety of vegetable grown in the Burpee test gardens as well as in her own garden at Fordhook Farms. Here, she offers the wisdom, secrets, and traditions passed down through generations of Burpees, along with a wonderfully eclectic collection of recipes that help you take advantage of the bounty of your garden.'' BINDING/CONDITION: green binding; a Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 0060380217
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Book number: 063175
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187067331X CLARK, TIMOTHY., Margery Fish: Country Gardening.
CLARK, TIMOTHY.
Margery Fish: Country Gardening.
Suffolk: Garden Art Press 2000. Revised Edition. Hardbound 4to (about 11 inches tall) 192 pages. Appendix, glossary, index. color photographic endpapers. Description: Profusely illustrated with black and white and color photographs. Margery Fish was one of the most important twentieth century gardeners in Britain. Her work in rediscovering and distributing old flowers as well as the rarer forms of local wild flowers is now recognized for its pioneering spirit. Her gardening is particularly remembered for its use of cottage garden plants, but this was only one aspect. Timothy Clark tells the story of the making of Margery Fish's own garden, and then takes us through the principles of her use of plants in different settings before discussing her theories on seasonal planting. BINDING/CONDITION: green boards with gilt text; the spine is slightly slanted, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket. ISBN: 187067331X
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Book number: 056122
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COOPER, ELWOOD (COMMISSIONER).
Second Biennial Report of the Commissioner of Horticulture of the State of California for 1905-1906.
Sacramento, California: California State Printing Office 1907. Hardbound 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 557 pages. Index. Description: Includes four color plates with captioned tissue guards, and several b&w drawings. BINDING/CONDITION: red cloth; a Good+ book, no dust jacket.
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Book number: 033998
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0830627138 DARDICK, GEETA., Home Butchering and Meat Preservation.
DARDICK, GEETA.
Home Butchering and Meat Preservation.
Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: TAB Books 1986. Paperbound about 9.25 inches tall by 7.25 inches wide 271 pages. Appendix, index. Description: Well illustrated in black and white with drawings by Sam Dardick, and with photographs. A complete guide to home butchering and meat preservation. Gives general guidelines on raising animals for meat, how to decide which animals are right for you. General tips on raising animals and on getting ready to slaughter. Separate chapters address process for poultry, rabbits, goats and sheep (as well as venison), pigs, and veal and beef. Also includes a chapter on making your living as a home butcher. TAB book number 2713. BINDING/CONDITION: paperbound; no markings; edge staining, otherwise in Good condition. ISBN: 0830627138
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Book number: 063917
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0876669690 DELACOUR, JEAN., Pheasant Breeding and Care.
DELACOUR, JEAN.
Pheasant Breeding and Care.
Neptune City, New Jersey: T F H Publications 1978. 5th Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8 inches tall) 192 pages. Appendices, index. Description: Many black and white and color illustrations. Presents 50 ornamental pheasant species and subspecies. Information about building shelters, constructing runs, methods of sanitation, breeding and feeding, brooding and care of the chicks, and a chapter devoted to health and disease control. This also includes a laid-in folded chart (about 18.5 by 23.5 inches). The chart is double-sided, showing 45 species in color. Originally published in 1973; this is the fifth edition, revised and expanded. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; a Near Fine book. The folding chart is quite worn along the fold lines. ISBN: 0876669690
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Book number: 062961
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DIETZ, MARJORIE J.
Landscaping and the Small Garden.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company 1973. Hardbound Description: 8vo, 170 pp, index, illustrated with photographs including four double sided color plates Tips on landscaping for the new homeowner starting from scratch, or for a renovator. Tels how to choose a landscape design, what to expect from landscape architects, the advantages of ground covers over grass, how to move trees safely, how to create privacy with shrubs and hedges, how to control garden pests, how to select the heartiest plants for your climate, how to devise an effective plan of maintenance, and more BINDING/CONDITION: Very Good book w/Very Good- dj (dj is price clipped).
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Book number: 009296
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 DURYEE, WILLIAM B., A Living From the Land: How to Make a Small Farm Support You.
DURYEE, WILLIAM B.
A Living From the Land: How to Make a Small Farm Support You.
Cleveland, Ohio: World Publishing Company June, 1941. 1st Printing of this reprint edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8.25 inches tall) 189 pages. Reading list. Description: A practical guide for the would-be farmer. It anticipates every problem of farm economics and management: how much land to buy; how to select your site; how to finance and equip it; what to plant; how to market. There a chapters devoted to soil, to poultry raising, bee culture, and fruit and diary production. This was originally published in 1934 by McGraw-Hill. Naturally much, if not all, of the information is well out of date, but is interesting as an historical look at farming in America. BINDING/CONDITION: green cloth; ownership ink stamp on the front endpaper; small department store price sticker on the rear endpapers; otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. ISBN: 0016
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Book number: 062692
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0852361521 FELL, HENRY., Intensive Sheep Management; 2nd Edition.
FELL, HENRY.
Intensive Sheep Management; 2nd Edition.
Ipswich, Suffolk: Farming Press 1988. 2nd Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 260 pages. Index. Description: Includes a few b&w illustrations. Chapter headings include: Breeds; Breeding; Different Systems of Production; Management of an Intensive Lowland Flock; Inwintering; Feeding and Management Indoors; Grassland Management; Fodder Crops; Shepherds and Shepherding; Sheep Handling; The Sheep Calendar; The Control of Disease; Marketing the Finished Product; Economics; The French Sheep Industry; and The Future. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards; a Good+ book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket. ISBN: 0852361521
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Book number: 035702
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 FOLMER, H D., Alfalfa on Wildwood Farm and How to Succeed With It.
FOLMER, H D.
Alfalfa on Wildwood Farm and How to Succeed With It.
West Jefferson, Ohio: Self Published September, 1911. 1st Edition. Hardbound small 8vo (about 7.5 inches tall) 105 pages. Description: Frontis portrait, plus seven additional black and white plates. Following taken from the author's preface and introduction (and remember, all this was written in 1911): ''What of the literature on alfalfa? The farmers of Ohio have only heard of it a few years ago yet it is as old as any grass we know today. When the reader learns that a full and accurate knowledge of the plant alfalfa applied by the farmers of this country can more than double the wealth of this fair land within ten years he will readily see that books on this subject are needed at once. The writer has had fifteen years of experience with alfalfa; and, had he known fifteen years ago what he knows now, could now have been worth over one hundred thousand dollars. The writer will try to show why some fail and how they might have succeeded. This book will give, in plain language from a farmer's standpoint and to farmers, the failures and successes side by side, and the reasons for each; and will try to give the reader such a knowledge of the subject that he can go ahead and succeed. We venture to prophesy that before twenty-five years roll around the United States will be growing ten times as much alfalfa as red clover; and some of the growers will become millionaires.'' Contents: Our First Experience; Other Experiences; The Best WA of Raising It; How to Make the Hay; How to Feed It; Alfalfa for Pasture; Plowing the Sod; Alfalfa Sod for Corn; Why Some Do Not Succeed with Alfalfa; Possibilities of Alfalfa. Printed by the Nitschke Brothers of Columbus, Ohio. BINDING/CONDITION: dark navy cloth with gilt text; the corners are bumped and rubbed, otherwise Very Good condition. ISBN: 00279
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Book number: 064106
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GOSLING, STANLEY.
Pocket Encyclopaedia of Chrysanthemums.
London: Blandford Press 1971. 1st Edition. Hardbound Small 8vo (about 7.5'' to 8'' tall) 187 pages. Index to illustrations. Description: 349 varieties of chrysanthemums are shown in color photographs, and described. Also includes much general information on the cultivation of these beautiful flowers. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards; the spine is somewhat cocked, otherwise the book and dust jacket are both Very Good; the dj is not price clipped. ISBN: 0713705531
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Book number: 021850
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JORDAN, JR, WILLIAM H.
Windowsill Ecology.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press 1977. 1st Printing. Hardbound Description: 8vo, 229 pp, index, appendixes, illustrated with drawings and photographs. How to control indoor plant pests with beneficial insects, and tips for natural prevention of plant problems. BINDING/CONDITION: Book & dust jacket are both Very Good+ (dj is NOT price clipped). ISBN: 0878571574
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Book number: 017552
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