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1 (Luther Burbank Society) FLOWERS--WHAT, HOW AND WHEN TO PLANT--AT YOUR OWN HOME. The Seventh of a Series of Monographs on the Improvement of Plant Life. (Cover title)
Santa Rosa, CA: The Luther Burbank Society, 1914. 1914. Good 
Santa Rosa, CA: The Luther Burbank Society, 1914.. 1914.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. There is staining to the wraps. There is some light creasing to the rear wrap & its front edge is chipped. 20 pages. There is light creasing to the leaves & stains to the front margins. The front edges of the last 2 leaves are chipped. Good.

Luther Burbank [1849-1926] was influenced by Darwin and became a market gardener in Santa Rosa, Calif. where he conducted plant breeding experiments for fifty years and produced many better varieties of cultivated plants.

This pamphlet is the seventh of a proposed series of fifteen monographs aiming "to create a general interest in agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture with instructions to make it possible for everybody to grow his or her own fruits, flowers, and vegetables." The contents include charts showing the best months to plant seeds in different areas of the U.S. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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2 (Luther Burbank Society) THE JOY OF RAISING YOUR OWN FLOWERS. The Sixth of a Series of Monographs on the Improvement of Plant Life. (Cover title)
Santa Rosa, CA: The Luther Burbank Society, 1914. 1914. Good 
Santa Rosa, CA: The Luther Burbank Society, 1914.. 1914.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly soiled with light staining to the inner corners. 22 pages. Illustrated with 4 charts showing what flowers bloom in the summer and fall months. Good.

Luther Burbank [1849-1926] was influenced by Darwin and became a market gardener in Santa Rosa, Calif. where he conducted plant breeding experiments for fifty years and produced many better varieties of cultivated plants.

This pamphlet is the sixth of a proposed series of fifteen monographs aiming "to create a general interest in agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture with instructions to make it possible for everybody to grow his or her own fruits, flowers, and vegetables." 
Price: 10.00 USD

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3 (MacQuitty, William). Hyams, Edward IRISH GARDENS. With a Foreword by Daniel J. Foley, former editor of Horticultural Magazine
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1967). (1967). Good 
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1967).. (1967).. Good. - Quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 10-3/4 inches wide], cloth, in a price- clipped dust wrapper. The binding is lightly rubbed with a few tiny white marks. The lower front edge of the front cover is lightly stained. The dust jacket is heavily chipped with short tears & pieces out. There is a large piece out of the rear panel & the bottom edge of the rear panel has been repaired with a strip of stiff green paper. 160 pages with an errata slip tipped in. The edges of the pastedowns & endpapers are darkened & there is light spotting to the title page. Black-and-white photographic illustrations & color plates, including a frontispiece, by William MacQuitty. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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4 Angier, Belle Sumner THE GARDEN BOOK OF CALIFORNIA. Decorations by Spencer Wright
San Francisco and New York: Paul Elder and Company, (1906). (1906). Good 
San Francisco and New York: Paul Elder and Company, (1906).. (1906).. Good. - Octavo, limp olive green cloth titled & decorated in dark green. The binding is bumped, soiled & unevenly faded with small white stains. The top inch-and-a-half of the front joint is torn. vii & 141 pages, with decorative head-pieces, initials and running titles in black & white by Spencer Wright. Illustrated with 12 plates in black & cream, including a frontispiece. An owner's name is penciled on the verso of the frontispiece. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Degrauw, John W.; Dunham, W. S AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE BROOKLYN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, / By the President John W. Degrauw, Esq. December 7th, 1854; Also The Report of the Treasurer, W. S. Dunham, with the Report of the Executive Committee....Published by Order of the Society
Brooklyn [NY]: J. W. Heighway, & Co., Printers, 1855. 1855. Good 
Brooklyn [NY]: J. W. Heighway, & Co., Printers, 1855.. 1855.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps sewn with tan thread. The rear wrapper is lacking. The front wrap is darkened, stained & soiled with the corners creased & with small pieces out. The spine is perished & the wrap is partially detached. 31 pages & [2] leaves. There is staining & soiling to the rear blank & to the bottom corners of 2 leaves. The bottom corners of the first 3 leaves are creased. There is a light vertical crease to the front wrap & to each page of the pamphlet. Overall, the contents are good.

The Society was incorporated in April 1, 1854. Its offspring was the Hunt Horticultural and Botanical Garden, incorporated Aptril 9, 1855.

Rare. WorldCat locates only two copies. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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6 Schrepfer, Frank A HARDY EVERGREENS: A Practical Handbook on the Planting, Growth and Management of All Hardy Evergreens, Exclusive of the Broad-Leaved Species
New York: Orange Judd Publishing Company, Inc. / London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1928. 1928. Good 
New York: Orange Judd Publishing Company, Inc. / London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1928.. 1928.. Good. - Small octavo, pictorial dark blue cloth titled with an illustration & frames in gilt on the front cover, in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed with a tiny tear to the cloth on the bottom edge of the rear cover. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with pieces out of the head & tail of the spine. There is light soiling & staining to the rear panel. 127 pages plus 1-page publisher's catalog. Full-page & textual illustrations in black & white. Some page edges are darkened & the inner margins of the illustration pages are rippled. Good.

First edition. Scarce in the dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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