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

Italian Villas and Their Gardens

New York: Century, 1904. Hardback. A seminal work on garden design and a testament 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. With 52 illustrations, 26 of them by Parrish, most of them in color. In very good condition. Green cloth stamped in gold with elaborate coat of arms with 2 lions and escutcheon and painted garden scene on front boards. Spine lettering and design bright. t.e.g. Fully illustrated with color plates of Parrish and b&w photos. A nice copy. Very Good with a tiny bit of edge wear at the extremities. Text block solid, illlustrations clean. Fine and fresh throughout. Item #700142

Price: $850.00