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The Glass House

By: Hix, John

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Phaidon Press, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1608

ISBN: 0714832111

Condition: Fine


4to. 239 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout with historic and contemporary drawings, etchings, lithographs and photographs. The author traces the evolution of glass enclosures from the mid-seventeenth century when the desire to nurture exotic plants in a foreign and often hostile climate led to the development of the glasshouse and ingenious mechanical support systems capable of maintaining a suitable microenvironment. Sections: Introduction, Beginnings, This Liberal and Improving Age, The Artificial Climate, The Automatic Garden, The Grand Private Conservatory, Indust... View more info

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Climbing Plants [Kew Gardening Guides]

By: Taylor, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., Timber Press: 1992

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1824

ISBN: 0881922218

Condition: Near Fine


124 pgs. Near Fine glossy hardcover in Near Fine matching jacket, clean and unmarked. Small 1/4 inch closed tear to edge of rear cover, else no discernable shelf wear. A volume in the Kew Gardening Guides editied by John Simmons. Illustrated throughout with color photos. Contents: Preface, Foreword, Introduction, Climbing Plants in the Wild, Climbers in the Garden, Care of Climbing Plants, Pests and Diseases, Climbing Plants for Greenhouse and Conservatory, A to Z of Climbing Plants [Species listed and described alphabetically], Climbers for Selected Sites and Qualities, Glossary, Bibliography... View more info