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#94  MEDIAEVAL GARDENS 2 VOLS. 1st EDITION




Medieval Gardens Volumes I and II 
by Sir Frank Crisp
Beautiful and scarce 2 volume set of Sir Frank Crisp's MEDIAEVAL GARDENS first edition published in 1924
Please Note ** ALL PAGES ARE HERE BUT ARE UNBOUND.
Published by: John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1924
Flowery medes and other arrangements of herbs, flowers and shrubs grown in the Middle Ages, with some account of Tudor, Elizabethan and Stuart gardens. The author was treasurer and vice president of the Linnean Society of London. Gilt on front, page edges and spine, gorgeous illustrations throughout and beautiful cover and spine.
Hundreds of illustrations in these 2 volumes!
There is foxing, mostly on end pages, paper edges have a raggedy look and 
These books are worthy of being added to any collection of early garden literature.
 There is NO water damage and only handwriting of previous owner in pencil on end page along with bookseller's notations. More photos can be sent upon request
Limited edition set but books do not state which numbered edition this set was. They are large, thick and heavy.


 

 
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#101  BIBLE ANALYSIS 1869




Beautiful antique 1869 volume analyzing the Old and New testaments of the Bible

Hitchcock's New and Compete Analysis of the Holy Bible: or, the whole of the Old and New Testaments arranged according to the subjects in twenty seven books

Together with a Concordance to the Holy Scriptures



Massive volume with beautiful steel plate engravings and maps (I counted 5 engravings and 2 maps)

Front cover is detached and spine is missing, gilt embossed title on back cover

Some water staining along top and bottom of pages

1,159 Gilt edged pgs. with family record pages at back and testimonials

Wonderful crusty old spine with remnants of old papers used in binding

 

 
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#116  OLD GARDENING BOOK 1901




GARDEN CRAFT OLD and NEW with a memorial notice by the Rev. E.F. Russell
by John D. Sedding 1901
Scarce title
Wonderful old gardening book with lots of inspiring old black and white photos and illustrations.
Hardcover, 215 pgs. There is fading and wear to the green cloth covers, some foxing but pages are clean and intact. Nice gilt sundial on cover and gilt title.
Theory, art, techniques of gardening along with history. A great read and wonderful vintage treasure for collectors of all manner of gardening books.

 

 
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