Item #700142 Italian Villas and Their Gardens. Edith Wharton with, Maxfield Parrish.

Italian Villas and Their Gardens

New York: Century, 1904. Hardcover. Quarto. 270 pp. With 52 illustrations, 26 of them by Parrish, most of them in color. Green cloth stamped in gold with elaborate coat of arms with two [2] lions and escutcheon and painted garden scene on front boards. Top edge gilt. Fully illustrated with color plates of Parrish and black and white photos.

A seminal work on garden design and a stament to the passionate connoisseurship of one of Americas greatest writers. This comprehensive look at the history and character of Italian garden architecture and ornamentation explores more than seventy-five villas, capturing what Wharton calls their "garden-magic" and illuminating the intimate relationship between the house, its formal gardens, and the surrounding countryside. Very Good with a tiny bit of edge wear at the extremities. Text block solid, illlustrations clean. A nice copy. Item #700142

Price: $850.00

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