Title Men and Gardens. A Rare and Enchanting Book That Celebrates the Enduring Place of Gardens in Man's Life and Traces Their Changing Forms and Uses in Different Lands and Different Ages.
Binding Hardcover with Decorated Boar
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition 2nd Printing November 1956
Size 8vo, 9.25 by 6.5 Inches
Publisher New York Alfred A. Knopf 1956
Illustrator Harry Ford, Designer.
Seller ID 2515
xii. 271 pgs. Very Good decorated hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean with little sign of shelf wear, binding sound, unmarked but for small bookstore stamp on front blank (The Book Gallery). Light edgewear and a few small tears and chips to jacket, price intact. By the author of "An English Year". Typecast in Janson's Dutch style type. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, schematics, engravings, decorations and photographs. Chapters: Why Men Have Gardened, Enclosed Monastic: Gardening in the Dark Ages, Enclosed Romantic: Gardens of the Middle Ages, Enclosted Fantastic: Gardens of Tudor England, Early Seventeenth-Century Gardening Literature, Les Jardins de l'Intelligence, Gardens of Seventeenth-Century England,Seats of Romantic Gentlemen:the Simple Life in Satin Slippers, What Do We Want Now? #2515.