Madrid: Industrial Grafica, 1930. Hardcover. A handsome copy of De Winthuysen's classic work on Spanish gardens. De Winthuysen (1874-1956) was a well known Spanish artist and garden designer. He worked on the recovery and redesign in neo-Classical style of various gardens in Spain, many photographed in black and white and described in this volume. Bound in full brown leather with original paper covers and spine bound in. Accession number stamped on original paper front paper cover. Leather is very good with slight bumping, some rubbing along spine, and small chip to rear upper corner. Scratch on first cover. Red leather spine label with title and author. Inner dentelles and marbled red, green, and gold endpapers. Interior pages are also in very good condition. Owner bookplate affixed to rear free endpaper. A lovely book honoring the creation and design of gardens. In Spanish. Small quarto. 131 pages plus index. GARD/052021. Very Good.
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London: Macmillan and Co., 1900. Hardcover. First Edition, Second Impression. Presentation Copy, inscribed: For Dear Rosie with EVB's Love Huntercombe May 1901." Further presented from the recipient's daughter: "To Cousin Jill In memory of my Mother Dec. 12th 1944 Rosemary Kerr." Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825-1906) was a well regarded artist and author. She was from an aristocratic family and used the initials EVB to mask her identity. She was particularly well known as a children's book illustrator. She was also greatly interested in gardening, and this book is about her garden at Huntercombe Manor, Buckinghamshire. The recipient, Rose Kerr (1882-1944) was one of the founders of the Girl Guide movement in Britain. With her bookplate on front pastedown. Bound in original purple cloth. Slightly rubbed, endpapers brown but in very good condition. With black and white illustrations. 190 pages plus 2 pages of ads. Very Good.
Taiwan: Harvest Farm Magazine, 1985. Hardcover. Revised Third Edition. Bound in tan spine with glossy yellow paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Slight creasing to laminate. Text in English and Chinese. Clean and bright. In original clear plastic jacket. Jacket has minor wear to edges including a short closed tear to rear panel. Includes color and black and white photographic illustrations. Size: 16mo. 275 pages. GARD/010617. Near Fine.
New York: A Ridge Press Book/Random House. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in green cloth covered boards with gilt illustration to front board and gilt title to spine. Short strip of residue to top and bottom edges of front and rear boards where tape was once placed. Minor toning to edges of pages. Filled with both black and white and full color illustrations throughout. White illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black title to spine front panel and to spine. Light edgewear to dust jacket. Index, 252 pages. GARD/041812. Very good in very good jacket.