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The Glass House

By: Hix, John

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Phaidon Press, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1608

ISBN: 0714832111

Condition: Fine


4to. 239 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout with historic and contemporary drawings, etchings, lithographs and photographs. The author traces the evolution of glass enclosures from the mid-seventeenth century when the desire to nurture exotic plants in a foreign and often hostile climate led to the development of the glasshouse and ingenious mechanical support systems capable of maintaining a suitable microenvironment. Sections: Introduction, Beginnings, This Liberal and Improving Age, The Artificial Climate, The Automatic Garden, The Grand Private Conservatory, Indust... View more info

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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.

By: Nan Fairbrother

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1956

Edition: 2nd Printing November 1956

Seller ID: 2515

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info