By Sir George Sitwell
London   John Murray
9" by 6" viii, 109, (2)pp.
A smart first edition of this classical work on garden design by Sir George Sitwell.
By Sir George Sitwell

1909 An Essay on the Making of Gardens: Being a Study of Old Italian Gardens, of the Nature of Beauty, and the Principles Involved in Garden Design

London   John Murray
9" by 6" viii, 109, (2)pp.
A smart first edition of this classical work on garden design by Sir George Sitwell.
£195.00
: 0.75kgs / : 884T5

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First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding

First edition. A detailed commentary and celebration of the garden styles of Tuscany, Rome, and the Italian lakes. Sitwell became a keen designer of gardens after studying the topic in Italy. This work includes chapters on: the revolt against formalism, gardens of Italy, the landscape garden, town gardens, order and variety, water features, and much more. Written by Sir George Reresby Sitwell, a British antiquarian writer and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1885 and 1895.

Condition

In the original pictorial cloth binding. Externally, smart with light shelf wear and the odd small mark to the board. Light fading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright with light scattered spotting predominantly to the first and last few pages, as well as the fore edge.

Very Good

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