Joslin Hall Rare Books

Curious, Unusual, Interesting & Occasionally Useful Books of the 16th-20th Centuries exploring the skills, trades, lives and ways of other times...

 Friday, November 24, 2017

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Album du Fleuriste. Paris J.C. Tissot: 1900. A wonderful turn-of-the-century French florist's guide to floral arrangements. Simple and elaborate table settings, wreaths, carriages, frames, baskets, centerpieces, ferneries, Japanese arrangements, hanging baskets, holiday arrangements- it's all here, and more! Hardcover. 1"x8.5", 207 pages, b/w illustrations. Publisher's decorated covers, red cloth spine. Light wear, a little soil, but in very nice, clean condition.

Inventory #: 32201
Price: $ 600.00       

Fine Books & Autograph Letters, including Important Botanical Books from the Collection of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. New York Sotheby's: October 1st, 1980. An auction which included some very fine botanical books from the collection of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society (lots 99-174), as well as literary and musical autograph letters and manuscripts and early maps. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 279 lots, b/w and color illustrations, light wear.

Inventory #: 30723
Price: $ 20.00       

Fons Sapientiae. Renaissance Garden Fountains. Washington Dumbarton Oaks: 1978. The text and illustrations from a series of papers given at the Dumbarton Oaks symposium, including "Beauty Bare: Speaking Waters and Fountains in Renaissance Literature" - "Water-Works and Water-Play in Renaissance Naples" - "Sixteenth Century Garden Fountains in Rome" - "Bartolomeo Ammannati's Marble Fountain for the Sala Grande of the Palazzo Vecchio" - "Domain of illusion: The Grotto in France". Hardcover. 7"x10", 206 pages, plus 62 black & white and 1 folding plate. Fine condition.

Inventory #: 32979
Price: $ 100.00       

Lot of 6 Auction Catalogs for Decorative Garden & terrace Furniture 7 Accessories, Collections of Mme. Renee Guibal. New York Parke-Bernet, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962. Softcovers, black & white illustrations, some soil, scattered institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 35516
Price: $ 75.00       

[Audot, Louise Eustache]. Figures pour l'Almanach du Bon Jardinier... Paris Audot: nd (ca.1817). A charming gardening manual by a prolific and popular French horticultural author. Audot's manual, first published ca. 1813, went through several editions and offered the serious gardener complete nuts and bolts advice and diagrams for such advanced operations as cross-pollination, grafting and air-layering and espaliering trees. The plates include details of the leaves, flowers and sexual systems of various types of fruits and flowers, as well as examples of tools, shovels, rakes, scythes, pruners, barrows, and also several plans for greenhouses and cold frames. The plates are delicately engraved and very attractive. Hardcover. 4.5"x7.25", 56 pages plus 27 copper engraved plates bound in the (probably) original or at least contemporaneous blue boards, quite rubbed and scuffed now, with the top portion of the spine lacking lacks front and rear blank endpapers, scattered offsetting from the plates two plates with very minor attempts at hand-coloring, a bit of spotting and toning here and there very minor wormhole in the gutter margin of several pages institutional stamp, but not actually ex-institutional overall internally a very nice copy in period boards.

Inventory #: 35472
Price: $ 350.00       

Bleasdale, Rev. J.J. New Industries. No.1- The Olive, No.II- The Sweet Chestnut, No.III- Fig Trees & Figs. Melbourne Published under the direction of the Royal Commission for Foreign Industries & forests, printed at 'The Age' office: 1871. Three reports by the Rev. Bleasdale aimed at promoting Australian industry and agriculture. The Rev. Bleasdale (1822-1884) was a remarkable man. Born in England, he emigrated to Australia in 1850 and then left for San Francisco in 1877, where he was involved in establishing olive trees as a commercial crop. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, Vice Chairman of the Royal Commission for Technology, Trustee of the National Gallery of Melbourne, and Director of the School of Mines at Ballarat he was also a staunch proponent of the daily moderate consumption of wine for health purposes. His stature as an advocate of the young Australian wine industry continues to this day, and a noted Australian winemaker named his winery the Bleasdale Winery in the Reverend's honor. Bleasdale authored several other reports and pamphlets on Australian wine, freezing meat, the gemstones of Victoria, and the suitability of the olive tree for cultivation in California. Hardcover. 5.5"x9", 12 pages, bound in new cloth.

Inventory #: 34155
Price: $ 350.00       

Bourne, H[erman]. Flores Poetici. The Florist's Manual: Designed as an Introduction to Vegetable Physiology and Systematic Botany, for Cultivators of Flowers. Boston Munroe and Francis: 1833. A nice copy of an early and uncommon American florist's manual. The book is most notable for its 73 delicately hand-colored wood engravings of flowers. Bourne was a former editor of the 'Literary Magazine' who apparently found hot-house primulas preferable to New York prima donnas. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 288 pages, with 73 hand-colored engravings in the text. Original green floral-patterned cloth. Covers a bit rubbed and soiled, with some wear at the spine head and base, tips bumped. Contents with some light scattered browning and a little scattered soil. Bookplate. Evidently ex-institutional, with a very faint blindstamp on the title page and several light inked numbers on the reverse.

Inventory #: 31589
Price: $ 4500.00       

Buller, Lew. Saikei and Art: Miniature Landscapes. Published by the author in 2005. "Closely related to bonsai-the Japanese art of training trees to grow in miniature-the art of saikei involves creating a complete miniature landscape. Lew Buller, coauthor of Mountains in the Sea: The Vietnamese Miniature Landscape Art of Hon Non Bo and numerous articles for BONSAI Magazine, here presents a collection of practical and also philosophical essays on various aspects of creating saikei, illustrated with color photographs on nearly every page of his own bonsai and saikei projects". Hardcover. 11.5"x9", 178 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 95134
Price: $ 20.00       

[Garden Furniture] Garden and Terrace Furniture and Garden Sculptures, Property of Various Owners. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: June 9th, 1955. Sale 1606. Includes some Japanese stone lanterns, urns, jardiniers, bird cages, wrought iron furniture and all sorts of other cool stuff. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 45 pages, 223 lots, b/w illustrations several institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 7183
Price: $ 20.00       

[Guibal] French Provincial Furniture & Accessories for Gardens & Interiors. Assembled by Mme. Renee Guibal, Haut du Val [Seine-et-Oise]. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: June 1, 1951. Sale 1262. An auction catalog. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 42 pages, 226 lots, b/w illustrations several institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 30372
Price: $ 25.00       

[Guibal] French Provincial Furniture & French Garden Furniture and Statuary. Assembled by Mme. Renee Guibal, Haut du Val (near Versailles). New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: May 28-29, 1952. Sale 1353. An auction catalog. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 81 pages, 411 lots, b/w illustrations several institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 30373
Price: $ 25.00       

[Guibal] Garden & Terrace Furniture and Sculpture. Assembled by Mme. Renee Guibal, Haut du Val [Seine-et-Oise]. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: May 24, 1956. Sale 1684. An auction catalog. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 45 pages, 202 lots, b/w illustrations several institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 30375
Price: $ 25.00       

[Guibal] Garden and Terrace Sculpture - Furniture and Decorative Objects. Assembled by Mme. Renee Guibal, Haut du Val [Seine-et-Oise]. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: May 27, 1955. Sale 1604. An auction catalog. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 45 pages, 201 lots, b/w illustrations several institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 30374
Price: $ 25.00       

Hobhouse, Penelope. The Gardens of Persia. Kales Press: 2004. " 'The word 'paradise' comes from the ancient Persian word for an enclosed garden, and the art of landscaping is arguably Iran's great cultural legacy qanats, underground ducts bringing melted snow from the mountains, have artificially irrigated the arid plateau of Iran for the past two and a half millennia. [Penelope] Hobhouse, a veteran garden historian and designer, elegantly explains the continuity of the aesthetic ideas that govern Persian gardens, with their rills of water and tree-lined alleys underplanted with roses and violets. Her account, accompanied by Jerry Harpur's spectacular photography, [leads] us from the remnants of Cyrus the Great's capital, Pasargadae, to Persian-influenced gardens as far afield as Quebec.' (The New Yorker)". Softcover. 10"x11.5", 192 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 95181
Price: $ 35.00       

Holmes, Roger & Rita Buchanan (eds.). Taylor's Guide to Gardening in the Southwest. Boston Houghton Mifflin: 1992. Plants, native plants and soils, plant sources, etc. Softcover. 4"x8.5", 397 pages, color and b/w illustrations near fine.

Inventory #: 6707
Price: $ 10.00       

Horwood, Catherine. Potted History. The Story of Plants in the Home. London Frances Lincoln Ltd.: 2007. Beginning in the 17th century, and coming to full "bloom" in the Victorian Age and 20th century, potted houseplants have been used as decorative accessories, and as subject to fads and whims of fashions as china, furniture and draperies. Wedgwood created a market for bulb pots, and no Victorian high-class home was complete without an aspidistra. Orchids, once rare and costly, may now be bought at the supermarket. This is a fascinating, well-illustrated history of our love-affair with potted plants which covers social history, botanical history, and interior design all at the same time. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 207 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New.

Inventory #: 90262
Price: $ 45.00       

Jekyll, Gertrude & Lawrence Weaver. Gardens for Small Country Houses. Woodbridge Antique Collector's Club: 1988. 2nd edition. 3rd ptg. Gertrude Jekyll and Lawrence Weaver were legendary names in garden design and architecture, both working for "Country Life" in the early decades of the 20th century, and transforming how people regarded their gardens. This classic work was originally published in 1912. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 260 pages, b/w illustrations, dj light wear.

Inventory #: 3128
Price: $ 75.00       

Lamb, Christian. From the Ends of the Earth. Passionate plant collectors remembered in a Cornish garden. Devon Bene Factum: 2004. "Octogenarian plant lover and world traveler Christian Lamb here looks over the specimens she has gathered for her small Cornwall garden, which she calls her "Living Plant Museum," and unravels the plants' colorful gardening history, including who first discovered them, and the sometimes incredible challenges they faced bringing them back home. She also recounts her own adventures following in the footsteps of early collectors-around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune and through the Americas with Lewis and Clark and the Lobb brothers." Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 224 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 33895
Price: $ 15.00       

Loewer, Peter. Jefferson's Garden. Mechanicsburg Stackpole Books: 2004. "Peter Loewer, vice president of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, North Carolina, and the author of The Winter Garden and Thoreau's Garden, profiles Thomas Jefferson as gardener and landscape architect. Loewer offers essays on the annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and vines that Jefferson grew, with entries from his journal. Here too is a survey of the importance of seeds in America-crediting the First Gardener with a significant contribution to the country's seed heritage-and a portrait of Monticello from various historic viewpoints, followed by an account of its restoration by the Garden Club of Virginia. The book is handsomely presented, with naturalist ink drawings of the plants as chapter headings." Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 260 pages, line illustrations, dj. New. Published at $21.95.

Inventory #: 95052
Price: $ 20.00       

Morris, Alastair. Antiques from the Garden. Woodbridge Antique Collectors' Club: 2001. 2nd ed. A wonderful guide to antique garden "stuff", including structures, birdbaths, gates, fountains, bridges, stands, window boxes, containers, urns, greenhouses, garden furniture, implements and tools, tools for yard work, and more! Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 279 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Fine.

Inventory #: 90268
Price: $ 59.50       

Shaw, Elizabeth A. Plants of the New World -The First 150 Years. An Exhibition of some Books which made known the New World to Europe. Cambridge Harvard College Library: 1992. The catalog to an exhibition of 46 Sixteenth and Seventeenth century books, many illustrated, which featured New World plants. The exhibition was part of the Harvard celebration of the 500th anniversary of Columbus's voyages to the New World. Softcover. 9"x12", 81 pages, black & white illustrations. Light soil.

Inventory #: 34395
Price: $ 25.00       

Stillwater, Michael. A Course in Marigolds. Foundation for Dinner Peas: 1988. A gently satiric take-off on a slew of self-help books, aiding the reader in finding "dinner peas" through marigolds. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 63 pages. Light wear.

Inventory #: 6681
Price: $ 10.00       

Swanson, Faith H. & Virginia B. Rady. Herb Garden Design. Hanover University Press of New England: 1984. A great collection f designs of herb garden designs for the beginning or advanced gardener, whether you have a tiny plot or a large one. "The plans offered here represent a wide range of possibilities- historic and private, large and small, modest and elaborate- that are easily adapted to individual needs. Designs created by landscape architects and members of the Herb Society of America were redrafted especially for this book. Each plan offers dimensions, structural details for paths, walls, hedges, and decorating elements in addition to full commentary and a plant list". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 155 pages, black & white and line illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 95140
Price: $ 20.00       

Thorpe, Patricia & Eve Sonneman. America's Cottage Gardens. New York Random House: 1990. An interesting pictorial and textual survey through American neighborhood "cottage" gardens. Not English cottage gardens by a long shot... Hardcover. 10"x10", 191 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj light, small stain at rear.

Inventory #: 3124
Price: $ 20.00       

[Tyler, et al] Furniture, Sculpture & Decorative Objects for the Garden and Terrace. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: June 4-5th, 1964. Sale 2289. A better-than-usual selection, and very eclectic too. From the collections of Stella Elkins Tyler, and others. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 77 pages, 364 lots, b/w illustrations a nice copy.

Inventory #: 7151
Price: $ 25.00       

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