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CORNERS OF GREY OLD GARDENS -

This small book, printed in Scotland, gathers together brief essays extolling the virtues and "romantic suggestiveness" of old gardens. The essays are written by well-known garden practitioners and luminaries, among others Sir Walter Scott, Sir Uvedale Price, William Lawson, and William Harper. An entry at the end of the book indicates that this title is part of the GREY OLD GARDENS SERIES. This volume is edited by Margaret Waterfield, copies of whose garden watercolors are copiously reproduced herein. There is a brief publisher's note after the title page indicating that copyright was granted by several periodicals for a few of the essays. Not all essays indicate from which source they are t

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OUR PLANT FRIENDS AND FOES -

The book title is self-descriptive. Geared toward "the casual reader," the author claims its contents are scientifically valid, as vetted by specialists in the topics covered. Selected species from the botanical world, from apples to rubber trees, each has its own chapter. There does not appear to be any attempt at creating a comprehensive horticultural compendium. Rather, poisonous plants and their specific diseases are addressed. Some species are noted for their beauty and/or usefulness, and many are described according to how they can be best placed in a home or farm environment. The book's brief introduction is written by William A. Taylor, an executive from the US Department of Agricul

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OUR TREES/HOW TO KNOW THEM, with PHOTOGRAPHS FROM NATURE -

The title of the book is self-descriptive. According to the preface, its objective is "to furnish an opportunity for a more intimate acquaintance with our American trees." There is no formal Table of Contents but rather a list of plates and descriptions of trees, with their botanical names given, and the page numbers where one finds illustrations and precise identifying characteristics. To make the book user-friendly, trees are classified according to their botanical family. The book is fully indexed.

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STUDIES OF AMERICAN FUNGI. MUSHROOMS EDIBLE, POISONOUS, ETC. -

This book is a scientific treatise on American fungi, or mushrooms, both edible and poisonous. It was written by George Francis Atkinson, a botany professor at Cornell University. The book is handsomely illustrated with colored plates by F.R. Rathbun and over 200 black and white photos by the author. Sarah Tyson Rorer, considered a pioneer of American domestic science and founder of the Philadelphia School of Cooking, provided many recipes and describes how best to identify and select those fungi particularly appropriate for the table.

Image of THOMAS CARLYLE/ SARTOR RESARTUS/ THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF/ HERR TEUFELSDROCKH/ IN THREE BOOKS
(Vol. 1 of 31) -

THOMAS CARLYLE/ SARTOR RESARTUS/ THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF/ HERR TEUFELSDROCKH/ IN THREE BOOKS (Vol. 1 of 31) -

Vol. 1 of 31 vol. set Satirical novel published in 1836. Title translates to 'The Tailor Retailored'. First published as a serial in Fraser's Magazine. Teufelsdroch is an imaginary writer of "Clothes: Their Origin and Influence", but Carlyle uses this literary device to discuss German Idealism. 2 plates both of Carlyle Tucked inside is a letter to Mr. Hickson, dated 1836, signed by T. Carlyle Appendix: Testimonies of authors Extensive introduction by H.D. Traill Index begins on page 247

Image of THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF / RUDYARD KIPLING / PLAIN TALES FROM/ THE HILLS
(Vol. 1 of 31)

THE WRITINGS IN PROSE AND VERSE OF / RUDYARD KIPLING / PLAIN TALES FROM/ THE HILLS (Vol. 1 of 31) -

Novels, stories, and poetry of Rudyard Kipling. 24 volumes on bookshelf. However, volumes number through 31; volumes 26-30 are missing, as is VOL. 20. A few plates per volume. Vol. 1 of 31