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Title HISTORIC GARDENS OF VIRGINIA
Author/Composer/Artist Sale, Edith Tunis, ed. for the James River Garden Club
Additional Author/Composer/Artist JAMES RIVER GARDEN CLUB, COMPILER
Publisher / Producer The William Byrd Press, Inc.
Publication / Performance Date 1923
Publishing Location / Performance Venue Richmond, Virginia
Summary Lavishly illustrated, the book acknowledges the emergent interest in what was then termed "old fashioned" gardens and, by implication, their preservation. Although individual sections are written by amateur gardeners and members of the esteemed James River Garden Club, textual research relied on diverse primary sources. The book is a handsome addition to the genre of early 20th century garden history, with a particularly beautifully illustrated title page in the style of illuminated manuscripts. The compiler, the James River Garden Club, was an early member of the Garden Club of America.
Physical Description Book measures 7 1/2" wide; 9 1/2" tall; and 2 1/3" deep, with 355 pages of uneven cut edges on side and bottom. Even cut pages at top.. Elaborate marbled and gilded two-toned green endpapers. Printed on heavy stock with glazed paper for half-tones and some colored engravings. Foxing throughout. Front, back, and spine are covered in navy blue faux leather with gilded lettering for title, author, and insignia of James River Garden Club on front cover. Editor's name, title, and James River Garden Club in gilded block lettering on spine. Inscribed in pencil at the beginning of the book " Bessie Pardee McKee/Boston Mass." Title page depicted as an illuminated manuscript. Copiously illustrated.
Condition Good
Catalog Number 1976.1.1579
Object Name Book
Search Terms Historic gardens
Historic buildings
Historic parks
Historic sites
Historic trees
Visiting
James River
Virginia