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Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise between the Sidewalk and the Curb

by Evelyn Hadden & Joshua McCullough

The hellstrip-the space between a street and a public sidewalk, also known as a tree park, boulevard, meridian, and planting strip-is finally getting the attention it deserves! Gardeners everywhere are taking...


The Plant Lover's Guide to Dahlias

by Andy Vernon

Dahlias are the showgirls of the garden. Their colorful blooms, from purple, pink, and white to yellow, orange, and red, come in a huge variety of sizes and shapes. They are also a favorite cut flower, adding...


Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Stories and Skills from Generations of Gardeners

by Augustus Jenkins Farmer

Augustus Jenkins Farmer (aka Jenks) started gardening in the third grade in a corner of the family farm filled with rocks, scrap metal, crinum, and spider lilies. He was free to dig, transplant, and design in...


The Bull Terrier in Sport And Show - History & Anecdote

by Tony Read

This fascinating book contains a collection of out of print articles from the pens of well known writers concerning the history, origins and anecdotes of the Bull Terrier. The book's one hundred and seventy...


The Roller Canary - Its History, Breeding, Training and Management

by A. F. Demaine

'In the case of the novice, the help and guidance gained from his fellow breeders who are familiar with the tours of the Roller will profitably be supplemented by what he finds here, and if, in the light of...


Canaries - A Complete and Practical Guide to the Breeding, Exhibiting and General Management of these Popular Birds

by C. A. House

Canary breeding is a hugely popular hobby, and one that surpasses most hobbies, in that the amateur can very quickly, with knowledge and experience, excel as a breeder and exhibitor of the different varieties...


French Polishing and Enamelling

by R. Bitmead

Originally published in 1934, this guide to French Polishing contains a wealth of knowledge for anyone who wants to find out more about the subject, and also for those who are in the trade and wish to know more...


The History and Origin of Horse Brasses

by Reginald A. Brown

Reading like a dictionary of horse brass designs and their meanings, this book also contains some detailed diagrams and photographic plates. 'The usual reason for using brasses or amulets was, and still is,...


String Games for Beginners

by Kathleen Haddon

Originally published in the early 1900s, this short but informative book provides detailed instructions on how to form string figures, accompanied by clear illustrations. Not only does it instruct how to form...


Among Chimpanzees: Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered Relatives

by Nancy J. Merrick & Jane Goodall

A former student and colleague of Jane Goodall shares stories of chimps and their heroes, and takes readers on a journey to save man’s closest relative.

 

Unbeknownst to much of the public, chimps are in trouble:...


Mushrooms For The Million - Growing, Cultivating & Harvesting Mushrooms

by John Wright

Originally published in 1881, this is a'Practical treatise on the cultivation of the most profitable outdoor crop known'. Wonderfully detailed, it presents a complete system for the growing, cutivating and harvesting...


Garden Rockery - How to Make, Plant and Manage Them

by Francis George Heath

Originally published in 1908, this book is a detailed guide to the creation and ongoing management of a garden rockery. The book is intended for both the beginner and the experienced gardener and is still of...


Al Baker's Books of Magic Tricks  - Book One & Two

by Al Baker

Originally published in 1933, this collection contains both of the works on magic put together by the author. It features detailed explanations of his many tricks, accompanied by clear diagrams, and offers much...


A Shooting Catechism or The Essential Guide to the Etiquette and Knowledge of English Game Shooting

by R. F. Meysey-Thompson

Originally published in London 1905, this book was considered essential reading for anyone new to English field sports and especially to overseas visitors wishing to take part in English game shooting. The book...


Round the Seasons on a Grouse Moor and Grouse Shooting - With Additional Chapters On Grouse Disease And Vermin And Grouse Shooting

by Dugald Macintyre

Originally published in 1925, London. An important early book on grouse shooting and moor management including Chapters on grouse disease, vermin control etc. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating...


The Lore of the Honey Bee - Natural History and Bee-Keeping

by Tickner Edwardes

Originally published in 1908. One of the earliest books on bee keeping and the natural history of the honey bee. Contents Include: The Ancients and the Honey Bee The Isle of Honey Bee Masters in the Middle Ages...


Leather Craft

by Fred J. Glass

Originally published in London, 1927. The author was a well known craftsman and wrote several books on design and craftwork. Contents Include : Types of Leather and Decoration Thonging and Making Up, Press Studs,...


Your Leatherwork - Leather Craft and Design

by Betty Dougherty

A detailed and well illustrated work on leathercraft and production, first published in the 1940s. Contents Include : Foreword Plates Introduction Materials Design Cutting Your Pattern and Material: Construction...


Running Dogs - Or, Dogs That Hunt By Sight - The Early History, Origins, Breeding & Management Of Greyhounds, Whippets, Irish Wolfhounds, Deerhounds,

by Tony Read

A fascinating selection of early writings on the running dog or sight hound. Two hundred well illustrated pages deal with history, origins, breeding, management, sport, showing, etc. Most of this compilation...


Growing Apples

by Robert Atkinson

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high...