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Title CORNERS OF GREY OLD GARDENS
Sub-Title
Author/Composer/Artist Waterfield, Margaret et al
Publisher / Producer T.N. FOULIS, PUBLISHER
Publication / Performance Date April 1917
Publishing Location / Performance Venue LONDON AND EDINBURGH/ LE ROY PHILLIPS, BOSTON
Summary 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 taken. A pencilled note at the end of the book suggests that its purchase price was $1.50.
Physical Description Small in size at 7.5 inches tall; 5.25 inches wide; and just shy 1 inch deep, the book has a gayly colored paper over board cover, spine, and back with images of garden elements in an Arts and Crafts aesthetic. CORNERS/OF/GREY/OLD/GARDEMNS in impressed gold lettering appears near the top of the spine. The back cover carries the name and locations of the publisher. Sides and bottoms of pages are ragged-edged; the top of the pages are tinted a fern green. Color reproductions of Margaret Waterhouse's watercolor illustrations are pasted onto heavy grey stock and protected by a sheet of paper tissue. Illustrations do not appear to be hand-tinted. End papers are undecorated. Illustrated.
Condition Fair
Associated with Marjorie Randolph Van Wickle Lyon
Catalog Number 1976.1.1550
Object Name Book
Search Terms Reading
Recreation
Literature
Scotland
Series
Illustrations
History
Garden
Gardening
Watercolor
Picturesque
Old-fashioned
Arts and Crafts