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The MAN Reference Library

MAN has a library of books, many old, out of print and difficult to obtain, for the use of members. The catalogue is listed below. Alternatively a list of books is available for a second class stamp and a SAE sent to MAN Network Co-ordinator, Wye View, Glasbury-on-Wye, Powys via HEREFORD, HR3 5NU, (01497-847354). Books can be consulted by arrangement at Wye View, or at an event, or some can be borrowed for short periods by members living locally who are able to return them in person.

Abernethy, Richard Fruits from the Forest (Red Rose Forest, 1996).

Agriculture & Food Research Council AFRC Institute of Horticultural Research Annual Report 1987 (AFRC Institute of Horticultural Research).

Agriculture & Food Research Council AFRC Institute of Horticultural ResearchAnnual Report 1988 (AFRC Institute of Horticultural Research).

Arbury, Jim & Pinhey, Sally Pears (Wells & Winter, 1997).

Atkins, David The Cuckoo in June - Tales of a Sussex Orchard (The Dovecote Press, 1993).

Bagenal N. B. (Editor) Fruit growing - Modern Cultural Methods (Ward, Lock & Co., Limited).

Baker, Harry Fruit - The RHS Encyclopaedia of Practical Gardening (Mitchell Beazley, 1992).

Baldini, E. & Sansavini, S. Monografia Delle Principali Cultivar di Melo (Pubblicazione Finanziata Dal Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, 1967).

Baldock, S. F. The Apple Collection of NCCPG at Berrington Hall (Leaflet).

Basham, John, F.R.H.S. Fruit in Monmouthshire and South Wales Reprinted from Journal of the RHS, Vol XXlll. Part 3. (Read November 21, 1899). Photocopy kindly donated by Dave Matthews.

Bazeley, Bonham Growing Tree Fruit (Collins, 1990).

Bevan, J. R. & Lennartsson, E. K. M. Organic Fruit Production - A Review of Current Practice and Knowledge (HDRA, 1999).

Bevan, Josie & Knight, Stella Organic Apple Production - Pest and Disease Management (HDRA Publishing, 2001).

Blackburne-Maze, Peter Fruit: An Illustrated History (Firefly Books 2003).

Blackburne-Maze, Peter The Apple Book (Collingridge Books, 1986).

Brace, Josh The Culture of Fruit Trees in Pots (John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1919).

Brecon Beacons National Park Local Biodiversity Action Plan Steering Group Our Natural World, Volume 2. A local biodiversity action plan for the Brecon Beacons National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, 2002).

Brocard, Daniel & Prat, Jean-Yves La Traité Rustica des Arbres Fruitiers (Rustica, Paris, 2005).

Bultitude, J. Apples; A Guide to the Identification of International Varieties. (London, Macmillan Press Ltd, 1983).

Bunyard, Edward The Anatomy of Dessert (Dulau & Company Ltd, 1929).

Bunyard, George Apples and Pears, Present-Day Gardening (T. C. & E. C Jack, London, 1911).

Bunyard, George & Thomas, Owen The Fruit Garden (“Country Life” Library, 1904 - 2 copies).

Bush, Raymond Frost and Fruitgrower (Cassell & Company Ltd).

Bush, Raymond Fruit Growing Outdoors (Faber & Faber Limited, London, 1935).

Charities Aid Foundation Directory of Grant Making Trusts. (14th Edition, 1995).

Charley, Vernon L. S. The Principles and Practice of Cider-Making (Leonard Hill Limited, London, 1949)

Chase, Sheila M. Plant Propagation (National Federation of Women’s Institutes 1969).

Chase Brothers Company Chase Fruit and Flowers in Natural Colors (Chase Brothers Company, New York,1922)

Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes Orchards of Cheshire (Cheshire Federation of Women’s Institutes & Alfresco Books, 1995)

Clark, Michael Apples - A Field Guide (Whittet Books & Brogdale Hort.Trust, 2003)

Clifford, Sue & King, Angela The Apple Source Book (Hodder & Stoughton, 2007).

Common Ground The Common Ground Book of Orchards; conservation, culture and community (Common Ground, 2000) Compiled over the last decade of the 'Save Our Orchards Campaign'.

Common Ground Orchards - A Guide to Local Conservation (Common Ground, 1989).

Copas, Liz A Somerset Pomona, The Cider Apples of Somerset (Grenadier Publishing Ltd. 2004 Reprint).

Countryside Council for Wales Orchards and Parkland Scheme Handbook - Llawlyfr Cynllun Perllannau a Pharcdiroedd (1997)

Countryside Council for Wales Traditional Orchards - Perllannau traddodiadol (1995).

Countryside Council for Wales Tir Cymen - Y pum mlynedd cyntaf (1997).

Crawford, Martin Directory of Apple Cultivars (Agroforestry Research Trust, 1994).

Crawford, Martin Directory of Apple Cultivars (Agroforestry Research Trust, 2001. 2nd Revised Edition ).

Crawford, Martin Directory of Pear Cultivars (Agroforestry Research Trust, 1996 1st Edition).

Culpen, George Pests, Diseases and Common Problems (Hamlyn, 1995).

East Malling Research Station Annual Research Reports 1913-1953 Abstracts and Index (The Kent Incorporated Society for Promoting Experiments in Horticulture).

East Malling Research Station Annual Report 1925 11 Supplement (The Kent Incorporated Society for Promoting Experiments in Horticulture).

East Malling Research Station Annual Report 1933 (The Kent Incorporated Society for Promoting Experiments in Horticulture).

East Malling Research Station Annual Report 1936 (The Kent Incorporated Society for Promoting Experiments in Horticulture).

East Malling Research Station Annual Report 1941 (The Kent Incorporated Society for Promoting Experiments in Horticulture).

East Malling Research Station Annual Report 1942 (The Kent Incorporated Society for Promoting Experiments in Horticulture).

East Malling Research Station Annual Report 1945-86 (The Kent Incorporated Society for Promoting Experiments in Horticulture).

East Malling Research Station Subject Index of Papers published from EMRS in Publications other than the Annual Report between 1913 and 1953 (The Kent Incorporated Society for Promoting Experiments in Horticulture).

Emmett, Dorothy M. Apple Recipes (Dottpress, 1998).

Fabrizio, Ida Protecting Our Orchard Heritage - A good practice guide for managing orchard projects (Sustain, 2008).

Garner, R. J. The Grafter’s Handbook (Faber & Faber Ltd, 1947).

Garner, R. J. The Grafter’s Handbook (Signed copy) (Faber & Faber Ltd, 1947 - Revised 1958).

Gentil, T. G. (Glasu copyright) Orchard Information Sheets - Bilingual. 1) Varieties, 2) Rootstocks, 3) Planting & Staking, 4) Picking & Storing, 5) Pruning, 6) Diseases (Glasu, 2006 & 2007).

Hall, Sir A. Daniel & Crane, M. B. The Apple (Martin Hopkinson Ltd, 1933).

Hawthorne, Linden. (Editor-in-Chief)The Northern Pomona (Pomona Publications, York, 2007).

Hellyer, A. G. L. Amateur Gardening Planter’s Guide (Collingridge Ltd, London, 1966).

Hessayon, D. J. The Fruit Expert (pbi Publications, 1990).

Hogg, Robert, LLD., F.L.S The Apple & Pear as Vintage Fruits (Jakeman & Carver, Hereford 1886).

Hogg, Robert, LLD., F.L.S The Fruit Manual (3rd Edition (London: Journal of Horticulture), 1884).

Hogg, Robert, LLD., F.L.S The Fruit Manual (5th Edition (London: Journal of Horticulture), 1884. Facsimile edition of the 1884 edition. Langford Press. 2003). Limited Edition No. 311/1000.

Howes, F. N. Nuts - Their Production and Everyday Uses (Faber & Faber Limited).

International Plant Genetic Resources Institute Report of a Working Group on Malus/Pyrus (ECP/CR, 1998).

Janson, H. Frederic Pomona’s Harvest (Timber Press Inc, Portland, Oregon, 1996).

Jones, Peter Hope & R. S. Thomas Between Sea & Sky - Images of Bardsey (Gomer Press, 2000).

Long Ashton Research Station Long Ashton Research Station: one hundred years of science in support of agriculture (Long Ashton Research Station, 2003).

Long Ashton Research Station Science and Fruit (University of Bristol, 1953).

Lorette, Louis The Lorette System of Pruning (2 copies) (John Lane The Bodley Head, London, 1946).

Luckwill, L. C. & Pollard, D. (Editors) Perry Pears (Published for the National Fruit and Cider Institute by the University of Bristol, 1963).

Marcher Apple Network Apples of the Welsh Marches Photographs by Michael Porter. Design and Typeset by James Bisset for Oldlands Press. 2002.

This first publication of MAN lists the old varieties of apples cultivated in the traditional orchards of the West Midlands and the neighbouring parts of Wales. It includes dessert and culinary apples available for sale by nurseries, but excludes purely cider apples. There are alphabetical lists of 'local' apples, with a brief account of each variety, arranged by county or region where they are thought to have originated. Also listed are varieties extensively grown in our area in the past and still to be found in local farm orchards. 88 are listed and described and are accompanied by 20 beautiful colour photographs. Priced at £3, or £4 with post and packing, this very attractive and informative booklet will be on sale at all the events which MAN attends. Alternatively download an order form as a Word document (5KB) or as a PDF (4KB).

Matthews, Frank P. The Tree Guide for Gardens (Matthews, Frank P., 2001).

Miller, Margaret & Pupils Apple Day Starter Pack (Gartmore School,1996).

Morgan, Joan & Richard, Alison The Book of Apples (Ebury Press, 1993).

Morgan, Joan & Richard, Alison The New Apple Book (Ebury Press, 2002).

Palmer, Roy Ripest Apples (The Big Apple, 1996).

Parkinson, John A Garden of Pleasant Flowers; Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terestris. The third part, or Orchard (1629 - 2 copies.).

This fascinating treatise, donated to the library as a bound photocopy for research purposes by John Powell, now of Norton Canon, Herefordshire, provides much good advice on choice of orchard site, how to 'amend the defects of many grounds', how to graft and the 'well keeping of an Orchard'. It then goes on to describe all the fruits extant in Britain at this early date. It covers grapes, figs, 'raspis berrie', red, white and black currant, gooseberries, barberries, 'filberds', medlars, service trees, cherries, plums including damsons and bullace', 'apricockes', peaches, nectarines, almonds, 'orenges' apples, quinces, pears, 'wallnuts', horse 'chesnut', mulberries (black, white and Virginia). Uses for all the fruits, quite apart from food, are also given. For instance, of the Service tree, Parkinson says, here written as given, to let you get your eye in on the period style where 'v' appears as 'u' and 's', unless at the end of a word, then appearing similar to 'f':-

'They are binding, fit to be taken of them that haue any fcouring or laske, to helpe to stay the fluxe; but take heed, left if you binde too much, more paine and danger may come therof than of the fcouring'. So, anyone fancying a bit more variety in their orchard, might like to try some of these more unusual fruit trees.

Popescu, Charlotte The Apple Cookbook (Cavalier Cookbooks, 2002).

Popescu, Charlotte The Autumn Fruits Cookbook (Cavalier Cookbooks, 2002).

Popescu, Charlotte The Honey Cookbook (Cavalier Cookbooks, 2003).

Popescu, Charlotte The Summer Fruits Cookbook (Cavalier Cookbooks, 2002).

Powys Biodiversity Partnership Our Partnership with Nature: A Local Biodiversity Action Plan for Powys (Powys Biodiversity Partnership, 2002). Kindly donated by Mike Porter.

Rivers, Thomas The Miniature Fruit Garden (Longman’s, Green & Co., London, 1865).

Royal Agricultural Society of England Apple Production in England Its History from Roman Times until the Present Day (Royal Agricultural Society of England Reprint from the Journal of the RASE Volume 125, 1964).

Royal Horticultural Society Apples and Pears (1934).
Report on the Conference held by the Royal Horticultural Society at the Crystal Palace, Sept. 19-21, 1934. There are numerous fascinating papers presented by the pomological experts of that time, such as E.A. Bunyard, H.S. Rivers and H.V. Taylor, and, at the end there is a nineteen page list of 'dessert and kitchen' varieties of apples exhibited at the Fruit Conference, giving information on the source, use, season, size, shape and colour, followed by a similar five page list of cider apples. Foreign apples were also on display, from the Baltic States, Belgium, Denmark, France, Holland and Switzerland. A list of the contributors, with addresses, shows the countrywide interest in this 'endeavour . . . to collect together as many of the varieties of Apples now grown in this country as possible.' Six fruits of each variety, with foliage, were staged, and in many instances the variety was shown from two or more different parts of the country for comparison, and to demonstrate variations of colour, etc., which might be attributed to locality and soil.'

Royal Horticultural Society Fruit (Mitchell Beazley, 1995).

Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Year Book - 1 (1947 - 2 copies).

Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Year Book - 2 (1948).

Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Year Book - 3 (1949).

Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Year Book - 4 (1950).

Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Year Book - 5 (1951-52).

Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Year Book - 6 (1953).

Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Year Book - 7 (1954).

Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Year Book - 8 (1955).

Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Year Book - 9 (1956).

Royal Horticultural Society The Fruit Year Book - 10 (1958).

Sanders, Rosanne The English Apple (Phaidon, Oxford, 1988).

Scott’s Scott’s Orchardist or Catalogue of Fruits Cultivated at Merriott, Somerset (H. M. Pollett, London).

Smith, M. W. G. National Apple Register of the United Kingdom (London MAFF, 1971 Facsimile reprint 2002, Langford Press). Limited Edition 30/1000.

Spiers, Virginia & Martin, Mary Burcombes, Queenies and Colloggetts (West Brendon, 1996).

Taylor, H. V. The Apples of England (London, Crosby & Son, 3rd Edition, 1948).

The Women’s Institutes of Much Marcle, Munsley & District, Putley & Woolhope The Big Apple ’89 - A Collection of Apple & Cider Recipes (The Women’s Institutes of Much Marcle, Munsley & District, Putley & Woolhope, 1989).

Thompson, C. R. The Pruning of Apples and Pears by Renewal Methods (Faber & Faber Ltd, London, 2nd Edition, 1952).

Thompson, Robert The Gardener’s Assistant: Practical and Scientific. A Guide to the Formation and Management of the Kitchen, Fruit, and Flower Garden (London, Blackie & Son, 1853. Photocopy pp 436 - 461, The Apple).

Tolman, Derek & Judy Bernwode Plants (Tolman, 2001 - 2002).

Tolman, Derek & Judy Bernwode Plants (Tolman, 2004).

Twiss, Sally Apples: A Social History (The National Trust, 1999).

Wides, David Influences on Apple Cultivar Diversification in 17th and 18th Century England (Dissertation, 2005).

Williams, R. R. An Introduction to Modern Cider Apple Production (Long Ashton Research Station, 1975).

Williams, R. R. Cider and Juice Apples (University of Bristol).

Williams, Ray, B.Sc., illustrated by Caroline Todhunter Bulmer’s Pomona (H. P. Bulmer & Co, 1987).

Williams-Davies, John Seidr, Diod Gadarn yr Afallen (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1986).

Woods, Ray The Mosses & Liverworts of Brecknock (2006).

Woods, Ray Lichen Flora of Brecknock (2003).

Wright, J. The Fruit Growers Guide Vol.1 (J. S. Virtue & Co. Ltd, 1892).

List updated - March 2008.


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