books – all about nature

 

Celebrate the beauty of nature with the written and printed word. Browse our bookshop with our carefully selected range of inspired by nature titles. 

 

 

 

The Country Diary Herbal. Sarah Hollis.”..The complete guide to growing and using herbs – their symbolic lore, medicinal uses, cosmetic applications, and cooking secrets. Fifty herbs from agrimony to yarrow…with all the details from cultivation secrets to delicious recipes. “

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ISBN: 9780517122921. Hardback. Pub. Wings Books. 1995.pp.144. Photographs and botanical illustrations. Second-hand. Immaculate condition.  

 

The Herb Bible. Peter McHoy & Pamela Westland. ..“Whether your aim is to design a full traditional herb garden, or simply to identify the best use for an unfamiliar herb in cooking. The Herb Bible lives up to its name as the ultimate herb reference guide.”

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ISBN: 9781903938782. Paperback. Pub. Quantum. 2007.pp.224.Photographs and botanical illustrations. Second-hand. Immaculate condition.   

 

 

Practical Herb Garden. Jessica Houdret. A comprehensive A – Z directory and gardener’s guide to growing herbs successfully. “A photographic catalogue of herbs for easy plant identification. Full descriptions and information on history, habitat and cultivation, related species and uses of the herbs. How to design various styles of herb garden with examples, planting lists and plans. Herbal history – the origins of the different herbs and their medicinal and culinary properties. “

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ISBN: 9781843093220.Paperback. Pub. Hermes House, 2006.  pp256. Photographic illustrations. Second hand. Some crease damage to bottom corners front and back page. 

 

The Herb Garden. Frances A  Bardswell. First published in 1911. “The main beauty of this book lies in its charm: the charm of the text sprinkled with legend and anecdote…” 

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ISBN: 1851700277.Hardback.  Pub Bracken Books, 1986. pp.171. Colour illustrations. Second hand. Good condition, some slight crease damage to front fly cover inner. Price sticker damage to front fly cover.  

 

Gardening with Herbs. George Carter, photographs Marianne Majerus. “This user-friendly spiral-bound format contains 20 exciting projects for evocative planting schemes…this book shows you how to make the most of herb foliage and flowers.”

Price: £5.50

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ISBN: 9781856136143 Hardback. Pub Ryland Peters & Small 1997. pp.112. Second-hand. Good condition.     

 

The New Guide to Herbs. Andi Clevely.Includes detailed descriptions of each plant variety and its related species, with information on properties and usages – scent, medicinal, and culinary” 

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ISBN: 9781860350856. Hardback.Pub. Anness Publishing, 1995. pp.128. Illustrated with photographs. Second-hand. Good condition.  

 

 

Dictionary of Botany Ed. Elizabeth Tootill. “This comprehensive dictionary covers both the pure and the applied aspects of the subject and such related fields as agriculture and horticulture.”   

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ISBN: 9780140511260. Paperback. Pub. Penguin, 1984. pp.391.Black and white tables illustrations. Second-hand. Reasonable condition, some very slight paper chipping damage to spine. 

 

 

 

Edible Mushrooms and Other Fungi. Michael Jordan. “Over 90 edible fungi and mushrooms in full-colour photographs, each species photographed in situ for easy identification. Full species description including location and appearance.”

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ISBN: 9780713723212. Hardback. Pub. Blandford,1993 .pp.124.Second-hand. Ex. library stock. Inner pages stamped Kensington and Chelsea Libraries. Hot drink mark damage to rear fly-cover.   

 

In Search of Lost Roses. Thomas Christopher. “One of the most striking horticultural developements of recent years ahs been the reapppearance of the so-called old roses – the types beloved of our gretgrandparents.” Thomas Christopher writes: “Today they are once aagain filling our gardens with their subtle, unfamiliary colours and perfumes. Behind their reappearance lies and extraordinaryy story, a tale of flowers that have persisted for centuries..” 

Price: £8.50 

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ISBN: 9780747530091.Hardback. Pub. Bloomsbury, pp.212. Second-hand. Good condition.  

 

 

 

History of the Natural World. Oliver Goldsmith. “..Originally published in 1774 as History of the Earth and Animated Nature, Oliver Goldsmith’s popular writings were described as being ‘of a class that the world would not willingly let die’ This fascinating study of the wonderful creations of nature, written in beautiful clear prose, and combined here with some of the finest natural history prints ever created…”

Price: £6.50 

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ISBN: 1851703527.Hardback. Pub. Studio Editions Ltd. 1990.pp.256. Illustrations from the Dictionaire Universel d’Histoire Naturelle by Charles d’Orbigny. Second-hand. Some outer sleeve scratching and slight tear to rear outer sleeve cover.  

 

 

English Flowers and Gardens. Anthology of colour plates from Victorian and Edwardian artists with verses from well-known poets and authors. “A golden treasury of floral gems…The beautifully presented book contains over 100 illustrations of Old English gardens and flower arrangements.”

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ISBN: 9780906198889. Hardback. Pub. J Salmon Ltd. 1993. pp.112. Illustrated as above. Second-hand. Good condition.   

 

 

Plants for Small Gardens. Frances Welland. “In this authoritative book you will find a range of plants ideally suited to smalll gardens. Each is beautifully illustrated, its features described and the easy-to-follow notes on care and cultivation will ensure success in your garden.”   

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ISBN; 9780752530710.Hardback. Pub. Parragon, 1999. pp.256.Illustrated full colour plates. Second-hand. Immaculate condition. 

 

 

Place That Plant. Frances Welland. “This beautifully illustrated book is an inspirational guide to putting the right plants in the right places. Its intention is to simplify that most difficult part of garden-making -choosing appropriate plants for the right positions and planning their combinations.” 

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ISBN: 9780752524290. Hardback. Pub. Parragon, 1998. pp.256. Illustrated full colour. Second-hand. Immaculate condition. 

 

 

Wildlife of Britain and Europe. Kingfisher Field Guides. “A practical, informative and beautifully illustrated field guide to over 800 species of animals in Britain and Europe.”  

Price: £4.50

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ISBN: 9781856971508.Paperback. Pub. Kingfisher, 2002.pp.288.Illustrated. Second-hand. Good condition. 

 

 

Butterflies and Moths. Field Guide. Compact, easy to use, and illustrated with stunning photographs…Features detailed profiles of over 300 species of butterflies and moths from Britain and northwest Europe. ” 

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ISBN: 9781405349956. Paperback. Pub. Dorling Kindersley, 2010. pp.224. Illustrated. second-hand. Good condition.