Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; Square Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 408 pages, bound in green cloth; fully illustrated. Bright, clean cover, sharp corners, firm binding. Pristine interior; free of names or markings. About Fine jacket, crisp, clean, tiny scratch on back panel. Suitable for gift giving. BONUS BOOK: Eighteenth Century Life, Volume VIII, January 1983: British and American Gardens; 188 pp paperback, illustrated. In Very Good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A tribute to America's grand era of private estate gardens and their illustrious owners. The book presents over 500 of the nations's most exquisite gardens and the people who built them, from DuPont's Longwood (Pennsylvania) to the Huntington's San Marino Ranch (California).
From Publishers Weekly:
A hybrid mix of social and horticultural history, this book captures the spirit of a largely vanished world. Gardening, as the authors tell us, has long been a favorite pastime of wealthy Americans--a way to do good and to look good. At no time was the passion more prevalent than during a 50-year period spanning the turn of the century, when the affluent embarked on extensive efforts to transform their estates into bucolic showplaces. Griswold and Weller, two writers who are both to the garden born, take the reader on a coast-to-coast tour of these green enclaves, starting in New England and ending up in the Pacific Northwest. By charting the creation, evolution and, in some cases, the demise of both legendary and lesser-known gardens, they capture the mores of an era in which gardens were the product of toil by a large and willing staff and grounds were the scene for many a social stratagem. The authors, acknowledged members of the social class they describe, strike a tone that sounds a tad smug, making much of family names and connections. However, in this book a preoccupation with provenance is perhaps not out of place. Illustrated. Garden Book Club alternate.
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Title: The Golden Age of American Gardens Proud ...
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 1991
Edition: First Edition.
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Book Description Harry N., 1991. Book Condition: Very Good. Abrams. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. Dj- VG. 10x9.5. 408pp. Colour frontis, profuse colour & b/w photos & illus, endpaper photos. Bookseller Inventory # 1818747
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Book Description Harry N Abrams, NY, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First Edition. 1st edition [NAP], published in association with the Garden Club of America. Small 4to, green cloth, 408 pages, color and b/w illustrations, bibliographical notes, index. Condition: VERY GOOD+ book / VERY GOOD+ jacket: minor wear, slight sunning to spine; a very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 17502
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Book Description Abrams, New York, 2000. hardcover. Book Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Profusely illustrated (illustrator). 1st edition.. Square 4to, 408 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 063243
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