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My Garden An Intimate Magazine for Garden Lovers Volume 1: January to April 1934 Volume 2: May to August 1934 Volume 3: September to December 1934 Volume 4: January to April 1935 Volume 5: May to August 1935 Volume 6: September to December 1935 Volume 7: January to April 1936 Volume 8: May to August 1936 Volume 9: September to December 1936 Volume 10:January to April 1937 Volume 11:May to August 1937 Volume 12:September to December 1937

By Theo A. Stephens (ed.)

1934-1937

My Garden : London

7" by 5"

 

 

 

 

DETAILS

A lovely first edition twelve volume set of 'My Garden', containing issues of the monthly magazine from January 1934 until December 1937.

'My Garden' was founded and edited by one of England's most widely read garden writers, Theo A Stephens in 1934, running until 1951. The magazine was intended to be an upmarket luxury publication rather than instructional handbook full of practical tips, lagely appealing to those who hired gardening staff rather than gardening themselves. Many well-renowned and talented gardeners however contributed to the magazine, including Beverley Nichols (who is best remembered for his bestselling gardening book 'Down the Garden Path'), and the notable British gardener, garden historian, and horticultural writer Eleanour Sinclair Rohde. Each volume contains four monthly installments of the magazine, from the magazines first issue in January 1934, to December 1935. Featuring charming contemporary adverts to each volume. Collated, complete and copiously illustrated throughout with photographic plates, including twenty seven coloured plates to volumes 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. All volumes contain an ex-libris of 'Ottilie Murray' to the front free -endpaper.

CONDITION

In a uniform green morocco binding with blind stamped fern design to front board, and gilt stamped fern and title to spine. Externally, very smart. Sunning to spines. Slightly rubbed to extremities. Rubbed to head and tail of spines, resulting in slight loss to leather of some volumes, more severe to volume 3, 9 and 12. Split to head of spine, volume 3. Marking to front board, volume I. Faint handling marks to boards, volume 2. Marking to front board, volume 3. Front hinge split to front free endpapers, volume 3, showing chords but firm. Rear hinge volume 10 split, showing chords but firm. 'Ex Libris' bookplate of 'Ottilie Murray' tipped to front free-endpaper, all volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout. One spot to fore edge of volume 3, only visible to textblock. Very small ink and tidemark to upper extremity of volume 2, not affecting images or text. Handling mark to page 174, volume 3. Small ink mark to tail of gutter page 318, offset to page 319, volume 6. Handling mark to upper fore edge page 33, offset to page 32, volume 10. Marking to page 35 offset to plate on page 34. Marking to upper extremity of coloured plate, page 169, volume 10. Small section of paper tipped to plate, page 178 volume 10. Ink mark to gutter page 25 offset to page 24, volume 11, not affecting text or image. Marking to page 177, offset to page 176, volume 12.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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