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CORNERS OF GREY OLD GARDENS -

This small book, printed in Scotland, gathers together brief essays extolling the virtues and "romantic suggestiveness" of old gardens. The essays are written by well-known garden practitioners and luminaries, among others Sir Walter Scott, Sir Uvedale Price, William Lawson, and William Harper. An entry at the end of the book indicates that this title is part of the GREY OLD GARDENS SERIES. This volume is edited by Margaret Waterfield, copies of whose garden watercolors are copiously reproduced herein. There is a brief publisher's note after the title page indicating that copyright was granted by several periodicals for a few of the essays. Not all essays indicate from which source they are t

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A BOOK OF GARDENS -

This charming book is similar in many ways to (book) Obj. # 1976.1.1550 in that it contains gardening essays by well-known figures, including Sir Walter Scott and John Ruskin, and reproductions of Margaret H. Waterfield's famous watercolours of gardens and garden elements. It is also part of the Foulis Books series on gardens, originating in Edinburgh, Scotland., as is 1976.1.1550. The essays are generally of a "romantic" nature and the illustrations depict iconic forms of Arts and Crafts gardens and garden components in Britain at the turn of the 20th century. There is an old-fashioned aesthetic to the planting arrangements shown in the illustrations. This book may be a first edition becau

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Daffodils Narcissus and How to Grow Them:As Hardy Plants and for Cut Flowers With a Guide to the Best Varieties -

This book, with black-and-white photographic and workman-like drawn illustrations by a variety of contributors, contains just about any sort of information one would wish to learn about growing daffodils, indoors and outside. It covers what are termed "Old-Time" and "Modern" daffodils and narcissus, their history, cultural requirements, and named botanical parts. The book is well-indexed, with a few hand-written pencilled additions to the index . It's very functional in its aims, and is geared variously to the home gardener, someone with more sophisticated botanical training, and commercial growers.

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THE WELL-CONSIDERED GARDEN -

This book, by the famous American garden club woman founder and garden writer Louisa Yeomans King (Mrs. Frances King), contains a hand-written inscription and author signature on the first endpaper. The quote penned by Mrs. King as she styled herself professionally, is a perversion of something from Sir William Temple. Mrs. King writes, 'Gardening. . . . an employment and/ a possession for which (sic) woman/ is too high or too low.' The quote from Temple is taken from his treatise on the nature of REST, which says ," Gardening is an enjoyment and a possession for which NO MAN is too high or too low." This book contains a preface by Gertrude Jekyll and essays that originally appeared in the A