NATURE'S OWN GARDENS

By: Clarke, Maud Umfreville

Price: $39.94

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


280 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding decoratively stamped at spine and front boardin green, white, red, gilt in a repeating floral pattern of blooming flowers and border vines. Minor rubbing at extremeties, some rippling of the cloth on rear boards. Beautifully illustrated with 51 full-page, colour drawings and numerous b&w drawings. Clarke presents her botanical musings for each month of the year. Excerpt: "When each and all of the Nature Gardens are so lovely in their particular way, it is unwise to show partiality; and yet there is something dangerously like it, if I say that the gardens of the grass fields in June seem to hold the largest possibilities of any ... The corn fields have their very definite beauty, but there is not the variety of plants growingamong the corn that the grass can muster. It seems such a perfectly content and satisfactory family, studding the green with all colours: white and yellow, orange, blue and pink of many shades. ... As the weeks of June add together, the flowers' strength and the strength of the grass seem to rise and swell into the fullest tide of the flowers' year." In addition to the lovely colour full page plates, many of the wide margins have reproductions of the author's pen-drawings to illuminate readers unfamiliar with the plants under discussion.

Title: NATURE'S OWN GARDENS

Author Name: Clarke, Maud Umfreville

Categories: Nature and Science, Decorative Bindings, Illustrated Books, Gardening and Botany,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, New York, J.M. Dent & E.P. Dutton: 1907

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to 11" - 13" tall

Seller ID: 41352