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London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY., Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky.
2 Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky. A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY.
Macmillan, (London, 1995). 
320 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), soft cover. Beautifully and profusely illustrated with full color photographs. "...a unique personal journey of discovery into the history of gardens and the great movements that have influenced that history. Featuring over 900 beautiful color shots specially taken for the book, the authors take examples from extant gardens to illustrate the representative features of particular garden styles and movements. Moving from the Western European tradition of gardening to Eastern techniques seen in China and Japan, the book covers a fascinating range of styles and periods and brings us right up to date with developments in the 20th century which have stressed the importance of wild plant conservation. The illustrations and text give an intimate portrait of a huge range of gardens: from the extravagant flourishes of the Italian Baroque to the contemplative landscapes of the Japanese tradition." Covers garden buildings, mazes, rockeries, parterres, water features, garden furnishings, topiary, borders, arbours, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, small corner crease on front cover - migrates lightly into approx. page 25. VG 
Price: 50.00 USD

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