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Title THE GARDEN MONTH BY MONTH: describing the appearance, color, dates of bloom, height and cultivation of all desirable, HARDY HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS for the formal or wild garden, with additional lists of aquatics, vines, ferns, etc.
Author/Composer/Artist Sedgwick, Mabel Cabot, assisted by Robert Cameron
Publisher / Producer Frederick A. Stokes Company
Publication / Performance Date March 1907
Publishing Location / Performance Venue New York
Summary This book's lengthy title is self-explanatory. The author, Mabel Cabot Sedgwick, was an important American garden designer and horticulturalist, married to the publisher of The Atlantic Monthly. She gardened primarily at Long Hill in Beverly, Massachusetts. She also was a popular garden club lecturer and member of a number of garden clubs. She published several well-received gardening books. In this one, she was assisted by Robert Cameron, Gardener of the Harvard Botanical Gardens. At the beginning of the book is a fold-out color chart supposedly showing true and actual colors of flower blooms, with descriptive color names. The book is illustrated by half-tone photo reproductions and contains an extensive index.
Physical Description Measuring 9 1/2" tall, 6 1/2" wide, and 1 3/4" deep, the book contains 516 pages printed on heavy cream-colored stock. Black and white half-tones of photo illustrations appear on glazed cream stock, while the text and index appear on unglazed stock.. The book is weighty for its size. It is hard bound in glazed fine grain spring green linen and has a color illustration by John Boyd of a garden trellis, formal brick entrance gate and bountiful plantings within a gilded frame on the front cover. The front cover also carries the title in simple gilded lettering. The rear cover is unembellished. The spine has the title followed by the author's surname and the publisher's name at the bottom. All are printed in intact gilded lettering. There is a hand-written notation in pencil inside the front cover reading Bessie Pardee McKee/Christmas 1910/from A.P.A. There is a hand-written note (in pencil) on a small piece of paper stuck between pp. 228 & 229. It reads, "Hyssop, Leaved R. (?) Illustrated.
Condition Good
Associated with Bessie Pardee Van Wickle McKee
Catalog Number 1976.1.1569
Object Name Book