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Waymark, Janet
THOMAS MAWSON: Life, Gardens and Landscapes
London: Frances Lincoln, 2009

Quarto. 240 pp; full of color & b/w illustrations; bibliography; list of commissions; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new copy. Thomas Hayton Mawson (1881-1933) began designing gardens in the 1890s. He forged his distinctive style - solid formality round the house with foreground terraces and balustrades - in the Lake District, where his genius allowed the garden to open out into the landscape. From humble beginnings he was soon the most sought-after garden and landscape designer of the day. In 1908 he was chosen to design the Peace Gardens at The Hague. Mawson, who was a great teacher and advocate for landscape architecture as a profession, published five editions of The Art and Craft of Garden Making between 1900 and 1926. His Civic Art, reflecting his great interest in the design of towns and public parks, came out in 1911.
Inventory number #007943



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


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$8.50

Connolly, Cyril & Peter Levi
SHADE THOSE LAURELS
NY: Pantheon, 1991

First American edition. Octavo. 174 pp. Cloth backed boards in dustjacket. Jacket has light edgewear and closed tear on top edge of back panel. NF/VG. This literary whodunit, set in postwar Britain and replete with literary and gastronomic allusions, was left unfinished by Connolly at his death in 1974 and was completed by Oxford scholar and poet Peter Levi, to whom he divulged the denouement. An aristocratic cast of suspects has gathered at the country estate of famed author Sir Mortimer Gussage to celebrate his birthday and knighthood. When Sir Mortimer succumbs later that evening to an untimely death, it falls to his young admirer and protege, Stephen Kemble, to piece together the parts of this intriguing puzzle. Kemble makes his way through drawing rooms, greenhouses, and garden mazes to arrive at a genuinely surprising ending. Levi succeeds in bringing Connolly's stylish mystery to a seamless conclusion. [Barbara Love, St. Lawrence College]
Inventory number #007930



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Condition: As New
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Dean, Jan
THE GARDENER'S READING GUIDE
NY: Facts on File, 1993

First edition. Octavo. 250 pp. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Fine. This is the first popular bibliography of gardening literature. More than 3000 annotated entries describe all types of gardening books, from gardening anthologies and personal narratives to the vast array of how-to titles.
Inventory number #007744



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


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Eckbo, Garrett
THE LANDSCAPE WE SEE
NY: McGraw Hill, 1969

First edition. Quarto. 223 pp; b/w illustrations; index. Cloth with dj. VG/VG-, dj lightly rubbed on turns and small chips to crown. Eckbo's fourth book.
Inventory number #007719



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


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$25.00

Fairbrother, Nan
MEN AND GARDENS
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956

Second printing. Octavo. 269 pp; numerous b/w illustrations. Quarter cloth with pictorial boards and dustjacket. vg in vg- jacket. minor wear to jacket. A history of gardening and why men have been so drawn to it through the ages....monastic, romantic, Tudor, Les Jardins de l'Intelligence, country seats.
Inventory number #007687



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good+


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Coats, Peter
OF KINGS AND CABBAGES
London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1984

First edition. Octavo. 242 pp; 19 b/w photographs; index. Brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG+, minor crease at top of jacket spine; not price clipped. Second volume of Peter Coats' memoirs. As professional garden writer, designer, and photographer, Coats travelled the world, staying at many of the finest private estates.
Inventory number #007502



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket: None


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$70.00

Queant, Olivier, Roger Baschet, J.-Ch. Moreux, Ernest de Ganay, Jacques de Wailly
DEMEURES ET JARDINS EN FRANCE
Paris: Publications de France, 1953

Quarto. 246 pp, profuse color & b/w photo illustrations; bibliography. Text in French. Printed fabric cover designed by J. Leleu. VG+, spine darkened. Features all types of country houses - cottages; houses created from an old stable, farmhouses, and mills, large vacation houses, and chateaux. Also examples of paths, entry ways, allees and pavement, lawns & prairies, trees & shrubs, terraces, flowers & plants, pools & swimming pools, and garden furniture.
Inventory number #007253



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


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$50.00

Harris, John & Michael Snodin, Eds
SIR WILLIAM CHAMBERS: Architect to George III
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996

Quarto. 229 pp; 286 color & b/w illustrations; chronology; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. In this wide-ranging book, leading scholars present research on Chambers' Scandinavian and French connections; his Italian studies and projects; his relationship with British royalty; his commissioned buildings, interiors, and gardens; his furniture and metalwork designs; and his 'Treatise on Civil Architecture' (1759). In 1774, he was commissioned to design the public offices at London's Somerset House, and created a building equal to the best of those by the French architects with whom he had trained. This book was the catalogue for the William Chambers exhibition mounted in fall 1996 by the Courtauld Institute Galleries at Somerset House, their new home.
Inventory number #006982



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


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Willis, Peter
CHARLES BRIDGEMAN and the English Landscape Garden
London: Zwemmer, 1977

First edition. Quarto. xxi, 233 pp plus 186 b/w plates; appendices; catalogue of Bridgeman's drawings; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Near Fine, light crease to jacket back cover. This is the definitive monograph on Charles Bridgeman (1690-1738), prominent English landscape architect. Proclaimed "the next fashionable designer of gardens" by Horace Walpole, Bridgeman combined formal geometric elements with the more naturalistic features later employed with great success by William Kent and Capability Brown. Bridgeman reached the peak of his career in the creation of Stowe in Buckinghamshire, the most celebrated landscape of the day.
Inventory number #006432



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


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Dickey, Page
GARDENS IN THE SPIRIT OF PLACE
NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2005

First edition. Quarto. 191 pp; color photographs throughout. Hardcover with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. Jacket price clipped.
Inventory number #006395



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


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Fried, Frederick
THE FRIEDA SCHIFF WARBURG MEMORIAL SCULPTURE GARDEN
NY: The Brooklyn Museum, 1966

First printing. Octavo. 31 pp; b/w photographs. Stapled covers. VG.
Inventory number #006380



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


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$30.00

Pettingill, Amos
THE WHITE-FLOWER-FARM GARDEN BOOK
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971

Oblong octavo. 365, iii pp; 36 b/w photographs, over 200 line drawings. Green cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by author on title page. This is the story of White Flower Farm, a nursery founded in 1940 in Litchfield, Conn. by Amos Pettingill (William B. Harris) and his wife, Jane Grant.
Inventory number #005721



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


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Scott, Frank J.
VICTORIAN GARDENS: The Art of Beautifying Suburban Home Grounds
NY: American Life Foundation, 1977

Octavo. 274 pp; 55 illus. + 31 plates. Paperback. VG. A reprint of the 1870 edition, entitled: The Art of Beautifying Suburban Home Grounds of Small Extent.
Inventory number #005669



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


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Schinz, Marina & Susan Littlefield
VISIONS OF PARADISE: Themes and Variations on the Garden
NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1985

Quarto. 271 pp; illustrated with color photographs by Marina Schinz. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. This lavishly illustrated book explores the range of styles of the Western world's best-loved gardens. Beginning with the cottage, herb, rose, and kitchen gardens, the book looks at terraced Italianate Renaissance gardens, the grand French Baroque gardens, and English gardens.
Inventory number #005525



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


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$29.95

Hayward, Gordon
SMALL BUILDINGS, SMALL GARDENS: Creating Gardens around Structures
Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2007

First edition. Small quarto. 151 pp; profuse color photographs; bibliography; resources. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. Includes 72 drawings by Peter Joel Harrison of historic fence pale (upright picket) patterns that he discovered by travelling across the country.
Inventory number #005381



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


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$17.50

Nichols, Rose Standish
ENGLISH PLEASURE GARDENS
Boston: David R. Godine, 2003

New edition. Octavo. 293 pp; b/w illustrations photos. Paperback. VG+. Intended to introduce a new generation to the pageantry of Britain's garden heritage and to the rdoubtable Rose Standish Nichols, who was one of our earliest professional garden designers and was internationally recognized for her expertise with native plants and residential garden design.
Inventory number #005342



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Buchan, Ursula, Anna Pavord & Brent Elliott
GARDEN PEOPLE: The Photographs of Valerie Finnis
NY: Thames & Hudson, 2007

Octavo. 160 pp, with 229 color photographs. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Fine. A charming photographic record of the English gardening scene by Valerie Finnis (1924-2006), one of the best-known figures in postwar British horticulture. Her photos include Nancy Lancaster, Vita Sackville-West, Lady Birley at Charleston Manor, and Roald Dahl and his family at Great Missenden. An exhibition of her photographs, entitled Valerie Finnis and the Golden Age of Gardening, is at The Royal Horticultural Society, London until July 31, 2007.
Inventory number #005292



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


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Keen, Mary
THE GARDEN BORDER BOOK
Deer Park, WI: Capability's Books, 1987

Oblong quarto. 153 pp; color photographs and detailed scale plans; bibliography; index. Black cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG. This book contains thirty examples of borders in various moods and settings.
Inventory number #005253



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


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Graaff, Herman J. De
FUCHSIAS
Netherlands: Rebo Productions, 1997

Quarto. 144 pp; well illustrated with color photographs; list of international associations; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. VG/VG. This book covers everything about different varieties, where to plant, their flowering and care, and the history of fuchsias.
Inventory number #005247



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


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$15.00

Parke-Bernet Galleries
FURNITURE & SCULPTURE FOR THE GARDEN AND TERRACE A GROUP OF SOLARIUM FURNITURE, Japanese Granite, Bronze and Other Garden Ornaments Belonging to Various Owners
NY: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1959

Octavo. 72 pp; b/w photographs of various items. 311 lots. Stapled wraps. VG, minor soiling to covers. Sale no. 1907, Wednesday & Thursday May 27 and 28, 1958. Lead, wrought & cast iron, sculptured and cast stone, bronze and other ornaments. Japanese granite bronze and other garden ornaments belonging to various owners including New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania private collectors.
Inventory number #005130