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Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden

By Gertrude Jekyll

c.1930

Country Life Limited : London

9" by 6"

xvi, 159pp [plus plates and folding plates].

 

 

 

DETAILS

An uncommon seventh edition copy of Gertrude Jekyll's 'Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden', copiously illustrated throughout.

Gertrude Jekyll was a British horticulturist, garden designer, craftswoman, photographer, writer and artist. She created over four hundred gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, and wrote over one thousand articles for magazines such as 'Country Life' and William Robinson's 'The Garden'. Jekyll is best remembered for her outstanding designs and subtle, painterly approach to the arrangement of the gardens she created, in particular the radiant colour of her designs. Within this text, her 'Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden', Jekyll details her painterly ideas on colour and garden design, all embodied within an inspiring and instructive tour of her own garden at Munstead Wood. Undated, dated using Copac. Featuring a bookplate of a 'Hugh Johnson' to the front pastedown. Copiously illustrated throughout with numerous plates, many of which are folding.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original green cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Slightly bumped and rubbed to extremities and head and tail of spine, resulting in small splits and slight loss of cloth to head of spine. Sunning to extremities of boards and spine. Small section of damp staining to fore edge of front board. Slightly rubbed to joints. Prior owner's bookplate to front free-endpaper. Internally, generally firmly bound, slightly strained in places. Pages very bright and clean with the odd spot to occasional page. Very light scattered spotting to first and last few pages. Pages slightly age toned to edges. Folding plates 'Plans of June Graden' and 'Plan of Iris and Lupine Borders' facing page 46 detached but present. Marking to gutter of plate facing page 24.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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