By Sir Herbert Maxwell
London   Edward Arnold
10" by 8" x, 252pp.
A smart first edition of this brightly illustrated work on Scottish gardens from Scottish writer and horticulturalist, Sir Herbert Maxwell.
By Sir Herbert Maxwell

1908 Scottish Gardens Being a Representative Selection of Different Types, Old and New

London   Edward Arnold
10" by 8" x, 252pp.
A smart first edition of this brightly illustrated work on Scottish gardens from Scottish writer and horticulturalist, Sir Herbert Maxwell.
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding

First edition. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and thirty-one colour plates. Collated complete. A charming work reviewing historical and contemporary Scottish gardens, with an introduction to Scottish gardens in general. Includes chapters on Whitehouse in Midlothian, Castle Kennedy in Wigtownshire, Kellie Castle in Fife, Manse of Fyvie in Aberdeenshire, and Leckie in Stirlingshire. Written by Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, a Scottish novelist, essayist, artist, antiquarian, horticulturalist, and prominent salmon angler. Illustrated by Mary Georgina Wade Wilson, a Scottish artist known for her watercolor and pastel paintings.

Condition

In the original red cloth binding. Externally, smart with light rubbing and minor bumping to the extremities. Fading to the spine with the odd small mark to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright with light scattered spotting predominantly to the first and last few pages. Contemporary ink inscription to the front endpaper. Previous owner's bookplate and bookseller's label to the front pastedown.

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