Category: Kew


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A century of Kew plantsmen

By: Desmond, Ray and Hepper, F. Nigel

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Kew Guild, 1993

Edition: 1st edition

A history of the Kew Guild. (8), 188 pp. View more info

By underground to Kew: London Transport posters 1908 to the present

By: Riddell, J. & Stearn, W.T.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Studio Vista, 1995

Edition: New edition, first published in 1994

Front cover creased, otherwise as new. 96 pp. View more info

Edward Bawden's Kew Gardens

By: Skipwith, P. & Webb, B.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: V & A Publishing, 2014

Edition: 1st edition

Primarily written for lovers of Edward Bawden's wry humorous style of drawing, though personally I would have preferred to see him illustrating Wilfrid Blunt's whimsical ÒIn for a PennyÓ rather than the fantastical ÒAdam and EvelynÓ from which many of the illustrations are taken. 128 pp., jacket design reproduced on main boards. View more info

Eine Reise ins Paradies

By: Peters, K. & von Schwerin, Sophie

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Zentrum fŸr Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur, Hannover, 2011

Edition: 1st edition

Report of a research visit to Kew to study the links between the Herrenhausen Botanic Garden (Hannover) and Kew Gardens, focussing on the visit of Hermann Wendland (1825-1903) to study horticulture at Kew. One of the most remarkable findings emerging from a study of the Kew archives is that the Victoria waterlily was introduced to cultivation in Germany one year earlier than previously known. 22 pp. View more info

Flower artists of Kew

By: Stearn, W.T.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Herbert Press / R.B.G. Kew, 1997

Edition: reprint of 1990 edition

Scarcely used. View more info

Hand-list of Orchids cultivated in the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

By: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 1962

76 pp. View more info

Illustrated guide, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

By: anon.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: H.M.S.O., 1955

Edition: Reprint of 1951 edition

Some edge wear, mainly to hinge. 134 pp., folded map at rear. View more info

Kew: a world of plants

By: Angel, H.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Collins & Brown / R.B.G. Kew, 1993

Edition: 1st edition

Scarcely used, with minor creasing of jacket; signed by the author. View more info

Kew: the history of the Royal Botanic Gardens

By: Desmond, R.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Collins Harvill, 1995

Edition: 1st edition

With protective transparent cover to jacket. View more info

Plant hunting for Kew

By: Hepper, F.N. (ed.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: HMSO, 1989

Edition: 1st edition

Little used. xv, 222 pp. View more info

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: past and present

By: Turrill, W.B.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins, 1959

Jacket price-clipped, otherwise intact. An insider's history of Kew Gardens, from its pre-Royal origins to its postwar flowering as a scientific and horticultural research station. The author was keeper of the herbarium and library at Kew; prior to Ray Desmond's recent history this was the best-balanced account of the development of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Other histories, such as the unfortunately named Hookers of Kew (unexpectedly popular with American buyers) have... View more info

Royal Kew

By: King, Ronald

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Constable, 1985

Claiming to be the first book devoted solely to the intriguing history of Kew, this rather pedestrian account was written by a former secretary and civil servant. A flavour of its sycophantic royalism can be gauged by this quotation from chapter 17: It therefore ceased from that time to be 'Royal' Kew in its full sense as a personal property of the monarch, but the glamour of interest of royalty remained as, instead of that intimate relationship, it now took on the wider... View more info

The last great plant hunt: the story of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank

By: Fry, C., Seddon, S. & Vines, G.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Kew Publishing, 2011

Edition: Pre-press review copy

Review label on ffep, otherwise as new. 192 pp. View more info

The making of Kew

By: Bingham, M.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Folio Miniatures: Michael Joseph, 1975

Edition: 1st edition

Scarcely used. View more info

The Princess's garden: royal intrigue and the untold story of Kew

By: Berridge, V.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Amberley Publishing, Stroud, 2015

Edition: 1st edition

Despite its rather racy title, this book consists mainly of a reworking of the biographies of Frederick, Prince of Wales, his wife Princess Augusta and her confidante the Earl of Bute.It is worth reading for its summary of the politics of the time, but Its horticultural content is meagre. 255 pp. View more info