Last site update: Saturday 23rd July 2016
Welcome to Mary Ward Books. We are an independent family run online bookstore established in 1997 and specialising in second hand, out-of-print and used-books. We have a new stock of used books for sale every week and are happy to search for requested titles. Our aim is to be of service, please click here to read feedback from past customers.
All our listed used books have been photographed. Each image on our site is a thumbnail of the actual book in stock. The photo quality is reduced to speed up image download times and we are happy to supply higher quality images by e-mail. If you have any further questions about an individual used book or require a more detailed condition report please e-mail Mary Ward Books or use our 'ask question' button, found on every used book description page.
Mary Ward Books holds a large selection of off-line second hand and out of print books. If you can't find your book on our website there is still a good chance we have it. Please use our request book form to fill in details of the title you are looking for and we will search our off line inventory.
Clipping Horses and Ponies. A complete illustrated manual
Title: Clipping Horses and Ponies. A complete illustrated manual
Author: Sharon Lloyd
Publisher: Kenilworth Press
Year Published: 1995
Our Price: £15.40 GBP ($20.17 USD)
Description: Kenilworth Press, 1995, first edition: decorative board cover, approximately 20 x 25 cm tall: 128 pages including index: black and white diagrams and photographic illustrations. Synopsis: Comprehensive instructions on when and how to clip a horse, including types (neck and belly, Irish, low trace, medium trace, high trace, chaser, blanket, hunter, full clip, late and Summer clips), restraints and complimentary therapies, management of clipped horses, choice and maintenance of clippers, and electrical safety. Clear diagrams and photographs support the text. Condition very clean and good overall
Condition: See Above
Type: Used Books
The Garden's Assistant: Practical and Scientific
Title: The Garden's Assistant: Practical and Scientific
Author: Robert Thompson. Thomas Moore
Publisher: Blackie and Son
Year Published: 1878
Our Price: £110.00 GBP ($144.10 USD)
Description: Blackie and Son, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, 1878: half brown leather on mottled boards: approximately 17 x 7 x 25 cm tall: 956 pages including index: 12 full page colour plates: 12 full page black and white plates: inset black and white drawings, diagrams and tables. Synopsis: Described on the title page as 'The Garden's Assistant: Practical and Scientific. A guide to the formation and management of the kitchen, fruit, and flower gardens, and the cultivation of conservatory, greenhouse and stove plants; with a copious calendar of gardening operations, and select lists of plants, fruit, and vegetables by Robert Thompson, of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens, Chiswick, Corresponding Member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and of the Royal Commission of Pomology of Belgium. New edition, revised and extended by Thomas Moore, F.L.S., Curator of the Chelsea Botanic Garden, co-editor of the 'Gardners Chronicle' and editor of the 'Florist and Pomologist' assisted by eminent practical gardeners. Illustrated by numerous engravings and coloured plates.' this scholarly and highly regarded late 19th century guidebook includes descriptive notes on the plates, a calendar of garden operations, and sections on the organs and food of plants, soils and manures, tools, instruments and machines, fruit and the kitchen garden, propagation, transplanting, pruning, a variety of fruits, garden structures, forcing, the flower garden, the pleasure grounds, the hardy arboreal and shrubby plants, hardy conifers, hardy herbaceous plants, hardy popular and florists flowers, bedding and subtropical plants, seaside and town plants, horticultural buildings, conservatory and greenhouse plants, the stove and forcing house, and floral decorations. Condition: some scratching and edgewear to cover: endpapers slightly darkened from age: occasional sporadic foxing and small brown marks to text: overall very clean, firm and good. Please note a heavy book: shipping surcharge will apply.
Condition: See Above
Type: Used Books