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  • (Paper-braiding)
    WEISS, Hilda.
    FLECHTSCHULE (cover title).

    A handsome and skillfully made German leporello paper braiding album with 20 original pattern plates from the late 19th century. Often identified as a Biedermeier-style pastime activity for women, paper-braiding (with specifically made glossy paper slips) gained educational status as one of Froebel’s gifts - No. 14. For children, it could be considered an exercise in “spatial reasoning”; adults would find mathematical challenges in working out the designs. (see Introduction: Froebel’s Gifts. archive. bridgesmathart.org/2011bridges 2011). Both the cover and the interior offer attractive designs for display.

    Original paper boards; old and slight damp (or glue?) staining, faint on upper cover, a bit more visible on lower cover; upper cover with braiding design bordering gilt title and author/creator’s name; enclosing 20 stiff mounted cardboard sheets with constructed woven paper patterns, 2 patterns or variations of a pattern to one sheet on most examples, in brown and cream paper slips. Very good.

    Book ID: 16647
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  • (Trade Catalogue - Decorative Iron Work)
    VAL D'OSNE, Société Anonyme Des Hauts-Fourneaux & Fonderies du.
    FONTES D'ART ET DE BATIMENT. BRONZES D'ART ET ACIERS MOULÉS.

    General illustrated catalogue from the most prominent French decorative iron foundry of the period. Of particular interest for the numerous examples of statuary, fountains, vases and other cast iron garden ornaments and furnishings which are illustrated by over 38 pages. The remainder of the catalogue is devoted to the full range of ornamental ironwork such as grills, columns, finials, staircase railings, moldings, mantels, lamp posts, crosses, religious statuary, etc. etc.

    Original paper wraps, soiled, joints weak; text paper somewhat browned, first signature starting a bit.

    Book ID: 15425
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  • DU CERCEAU, Jacques Androuet.
    FRENCH CHATEAUX AND GARDENS IN THE XVIth CENTURY. A Series Of Reproductions Of Contemporary Drawings Hitherto Unpublished By Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau Selected and Described With An Account Of The Artist & His Works by W.H. WARD.

    First edition of this important reproduction of a selection of Du Cerceau's original drawings, now in the British Museum, for his 1517 and 1579 volumes published as LES PLUS EXCELLENTS BASTIMENTS DE FRANCE. According to Ward," The illustrations of the present volume present a fairly complete picture of architectural evolution in France during the sixteenth century, and comprise some of the finest specimens of each phase." Ward says that the drawings are richer in detail and larger in scale than the old engravings, and "some of these also vary considerably from the published version..." The reproductions are supplemented by Ward's account of Du Cerceau's life and work, descriptions of the chateaux and gardens designed by various architects, and an index…

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    First edition of this important reproduction of a selection of Du Cerceau's original drawings, now in the British Museum, for his 1517 and 1579 volumes published as LES PLUS EXCELLENTS BASTIMENTS DE FRANCE. According to Ward," The illustrations of the present volume present a fairly complete picture of architectural evolution in France during the sixteenth century, and comprise some of the finest specimens of each phase." Ward says that the drawings are richer in detail and larger in scale than the old engravings, and "some of these also vary considerably from the published version..." The reproductions are supplemented by Ward's account of Du Cerceau's life and work, descriptions of the chateaux and gardens designed by various architects, and an index of persons. Scarce in this condition.

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    Original paper covered boards printed in brown with with cream colored paper spine also printed in brown; bookseller's ticket on front past-down, original glassine; a fine copy but for small tears to the glassine.

    Book ID: 15886
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  • (FLORISTS, White House)
    FROM CONSERVATORIES/ EXECUTIVE MANSION/ WASHINGTON.
    FROM CONSERVATORIES/ EXECUTIVE MANSION/ WASHINGTON.

    This well preserved engraved gift or presentation card from the White House conservatories shows the mansion’s conservatory extending off the west wing (where the offices of the West Wing are now) of the building in a vignette sized illustration of the building in its ellipse side setting; the card bears further engraving - a space for the address of a recipient and notice that the card accompanies “perishable flowers” that must be kept from “frost and extreme heat”. President James Buchanan had the White House conservatory built in the mid 19th century in part to facilitate his niece Harriet Lane’s role as his “first lady”. Lane was well educated and a sophisticated hostess who filled the president’s social events with…

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    This well preserved engraved gift or presentation card from the White House conservatories shows the mansion’s conservatory extending off the west wing (where the offices of the West Wing are now) of the building in a vignette sized illustration of the building in its ellipse side setting; the card bears further engraving - a space for the address of a recipient and notice that the card accompanies “perishable flowers” that must be kept from “frost and extreme heat”. President James Buchanan had the White House conservatory built in the mid 19th century in part to facilitate his niece Harriet Lane’s role as his “first lady”. Lane was well educated and a sophisticated hostess who filled the president’s social events with flowers. That particular greenhouse burned in 1867, but was replaced with others, including a rose house. In 1902, under Theodore Roosevelt, and at the suggestion of Charles McKim, the conservatories were removed to make way for West Wing offices. This card would probably be from the late 19th century and demonstrates that flowers were not only grown for White House occasions, but also sent out as compliments, greetings, condolences, etc. Ephemera From the White House Florists.

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    Book ID: 16601
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  • (Juvenile, Civic Art - Paris)
    GALERIE GÉOGRAPHIQUE HISTORIQUE ET INTÉRESSANTE DES QUATRE PARTIES DU MONDE.. by N(ougaret)., P(ierre).J(ean).B(aptiste).
    N(ougaret)., P(ierre).J(ean).B(aptiste).
    GALERIE GÉOGRAPHIQUE HISTORIQUE ET INTÉRESSANTE DES QUATRE PARTIES DU MONDE.. Contenant Tout ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable Sur les Moeurs et les usages des peuples...

    This carefully preserved juvenile geography book centers, in particular, on the city of Paris and the world that emanates from there. Thus, its four maps show, successively: the world; Europe; the French Empire and Kingdom of Italy; and metropolitan Paris. Within the text, special attention and detail is given to the descriptions of Parisian streets, bridges, street names, historic buildings and churches, and the private residences of its famous persons. For the young reader, the history and texture of Paris is placed at the center of the world. There are, of course, small sections on Spain; Portugal; Italy; Venise; Switzerland; Germany; Bavaria; Prussia;Bohemia and Moravia;Denmark; Norway; Sweden; Russian; Asia; Persia; China; Egypt; Africa; and the Artic and Antartic regions, along…

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    This carefully preserved juvenile geography book centers, in particular, on the city of Paris and the world that emanates from there. Thus, its four maps show, successively: the world; Europe; the French Empire and Kingdom of Italy; and metropolitan Paris. Within the text, special attention and detail is given to the descriptions of Parisian streets, bridges, street names, historic buildings and churches, and the private residences of its famous persons. For the young reader, the history and texture of Paris is placed at the center of the world. There are, of course, small sections on Spain; Portugal; Italy; Venise; Switzerland; Germany; Bavaria; Prussia;Bohemia and Moravia;Denmark; Norway; Sweden; Russian; Asia; Persia; China; Egypt; Africa; and the Artic and Antartic regions, along with many others. The engraved frontispiece shows a young boy receiving gifts and honors from the figure of L'Étude (Study). This appears to be the first and only edition; in OCLC we find only one copy at the New York Public Library.

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    Original pink paper-covered boards, a.e.g.; the faintest occasional foxing; in original matching pink paper covered slip-case, very faintly hand- soiled. A lovely copy.

    Book ID: 16139
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  • (Journal - Garden Notes)
    GARDEN BOOK IN THREE PARTS. by HAYWOOD, R.B. (publisher).
    HAYWOOD, R.B. (publisher).
    GARDEN BOOK IN THREE PARTS.

    An unusual survival, a large, handsomely bound early 20th century garden notebook completely unfilled. Although its pages are left blank, the journal is printed in three parts: Part 1: notes for planting trees and shrubs; notes for planting bulbs, plant and seeds; notes for planting, etc. Fruit and Vegetables. Part 2 is arranged for a record of trees and shrubs planted; record of bulbs, plants and seeds planted; record of fruit and vegetables planted. Part 3 is for garden sundries, with columns for dates and prices. In Part 1 blue and red lines divide up columns for name, description and “where obtainable”; in Part 2, red lines form columns for name, “Where Obtained,” “Where planted,” and “Price.” Parts 1 and…

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    An unusual survival, a large, handsomely bound early 20th century garden notebook completely unfilled. Although its pages are left blank, the journal is printed in three parts: Part 1: notes for planting trees and shrubs; notes for planting bulbs, plant and seeds; notes for planting, etc. Fruit and Vegetables. Part 2 is arranged for a record of trees and shrubs planted; record of bulbs, plants and seeds planted; record of fruit and vegetables planted. Part 3 is for garden sundries, with columns for dates and prices. In Part 1 blue and red lines divide up columns for name, description and “where obtainable”; in Part 2, red lines form columns for name, “Where Obtained,” “Where planted,” and “Price.” Parts 1 and 2 also contain a printed alphabetical index for finding plants in the journal. On the spine of the volume, at the bottom, appear the initials “B.S. F-P.”, perhaps designating its destination for use by a botanical society. Very pleasing in weight and purpose. For a serious gardener perhaps. “An Open Book”

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    Original Straight-grained goat with gilt upper cover titled “Garden Notes Etc.” and gilt lettered and numbered spine; some rubbing to extremities, but still well preserved.

    Book ID: 16670
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  • PERRIN-DUPORTAL, Henriette..
    GEORGIE AU JARDIN PUBLIC Album Pour Les Parents Et Pour Les Enfants

    With the illustrations of Joseph Kuhn-Régnier.

    Original cloth-backed paper covered boards with a color printed vignette tipped on to the upper cover. A minor smudge on upper cover, but a very good copy.

    Book ID: 15575
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  • HABITATIONS CHAMPÊTRES by PETIT, Victor.
    PETIT, Victor.
    HABITATIONS CHAMPÊTRES Recueil De Maisons, Villas, Châlets, Pavillons, Kiosques, Parcs et Jardins, Dessinées Par Victor Petit.

    Victor Petit was an artist, lithographer and chromolithographer who documented the picturesque architecture and gardens built in and around Paris during the Second Empire. He was also a member of numerous archaelogical associations. Habitations Champêtres was one of four complementary works directed at the newly wealthy and culturally ambitious bourgeoisie of the time: the others were MAISONS DE COMPAGNE DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, PARCS ET JARDINS DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, AND PETITES CONSTRUCTIONS PITTORESQUES. In the present work the focus is on the variety of country house styles found in different regions of France and, to a small extent, in England and Italy. The parks, grounds arrangements, garden structures and outbuildings are also depicted. Belvederes, garden pavilions, rustic cabanas and…

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    Victor Petit was an artist, lithographer and chromolithographer who documented the picturesque architecture and gardens built in and around Paris during the Second Empire. He was also a member of numerous archaelogical associations. Habitations Champêtres was one of four complementary works directed at the newly wealthy and culturally ambitious bourgeoisie of the time: the others were MAISONS DE COMPAGNE DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, PARCS ET JARDINS DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, AND PETITES CONSTRUCTIONS PITTORESQUES. In the present work the focus is on the variety of country house styles found in different regions of France and, to a small extent, in England and Italy. The parks, grounds arrangements, garden structures and outbuildings are also depicted. Belvederes, garden pavilions, rustic cabanas and the like are shown along with views of parks such as the Parc de Pinon in Picardie or the Parc du Marchais in Burgundy. Distinctions are made among maisons champêtres, maisons de plaisance, and maisons bourgeoises; all are shown in grounds settings. The work was available from the publishers in simple black and white lithography or in coloured lithography; individual plates could also be ordered separately, either coloured or in black and white. The present copy offers 30 plates in black and white and the remaining 70 hand finished to varying degrees in light color. They offer an interesting contrast to the forceful colors available as shown in sample plates from Petites Constructions and Parcs Et Jardins Des Environs De Paris which are laid in here. Ganay 254, but the Ganay copy does not have the title page.

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    Original cloth backed portfolio with paper paste-downs; upper cover printed with title and author; paste-down on inner portfolio board annonces the forthcoming work by Petit, and the rear board inner paste down provides bibliographic detail of 7 different works, by Petit alone, detailing the title of each plate and how individual plates or complete sets could be ordered; portfolio scuffed and rubbed, lacking front tie, but with all letterpress intact; plates are fresh and bright with just some minor foxing at margin edges. An uncommon survival.

    Book ID: 15943
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  • ( Architecture-Hungary)
    NADAI, Pal
    HAZ KERT NAPFENY (House Garden Sun).

    First edition. Art Deco influences are shown abundantly in this wide-ranging domestic architecture book including everything from potted plants to exterior architecture. Featured architects and designers include: Schneider Karoly; Fritz Breuhaus; J.J. Adnet etc. Text and illustrations in photograph and drawing are very attractively framed within a green printed border. For Hungarian Houses and Gardens.

    Original green cloth backed silver paper covered boards with decorative cover in red and green on upper cover, printed red seal on lower cover; covers are gently scuffed; edges, including spine ends, minimally rubbed or bumped; very faint scattered foxing to text. Overall, a nice copy.

    Book ID: 16706
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  • (Herbaria)
    HERBIER DU JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES. by (JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES)
    (JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES)
    HERBIER DU JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES. Plantes De L'Été. Fleurs Des Moissons.

    Issued as a special publication of the JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES, this portfolio contains 25 lithographed sheets for mounting of specific dried herbarium samples. A printed outline of the plant, for coloring, is printed on the sheet next to the area where the flower or plant was to be placed. Also incorporated into each of these sheets is a letterpress text which instructs the user in the pertinent language of flowers, botanical nomenclature, and plant lore. Separate instructions for preparing plants collected for the herbarium are included along with instructions for coloring the outline drawings. Additionally, there are five hand-colored plates provided as a model for coloring. Each of these depicts a grouping or bouquet of five different flowers from among…

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    Issued as a special publication of the JOURNAL DES DEMOISELLES, this portfolio contains 25 lithographed sheets for mounting of specific dried herbarium samples. A printed outline of the plant, for coloring, is printed on the sheet next to the area where the flower or plant was to be placed. Also incorporated into each of these sheets is a letterpress text which instructs the user in the pertinent language of flowers, botanical nomenclature, and plant lore. Separate instructions for preparing plants collected for the herbarium are included along with instructions for coloring the outline drawings. Additionally, there are five hand-colored plates provided as a model for coloring. Each of these depicts a grouping or bouquet of five different flowers from among those illustrated by the uncolored plates. A wonderful example of the type of botanical pastimes thought to be instructive and engaging for women in the late nineteenth century.

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    Original green cloth portfolio with title stamped in gold and a rose branch embossed in green, white and gold; recent ivory satin ties, one of which detached; plates excellent except for an occasional line of dust along top edge.

    Book ID: 13929
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  • HERRN ALEXANDER BLONDS NEUERÖFNETE GÄRTNER-AKADEMIE by (DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, A. J.) DANREITER, Franz Anton (translator).
    (DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, A. J.) DANREITER, Franz Anton (translator).
    HERRN ALEXANDER BLONDS NEUERÖFNETE GÄRTNER-AKADEMIE Oder die Kunst Pracht- und Lust- Gärten samt dererselben Auszierungen und Wasserwerken wohl anzulegen mit drei- und dreissig Kupfer-Taffeln versehen / und aus dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersetzet von Franz Anton Danreitter.

    Second German edition of Dezallier's LA THÉORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE. This edition is complete with the full complement of 39 plates, including frontispiece. The work was first published in French in 1709 and then reprinted and enlarged in several later editions. It effectively codified the design principles of the French formal garden as established by LeNôtre and continued in print for nearly three-quarters of the eighteenth century. "France did not become mistress of Europe in garden art merely because of such of her examples as could be copied; of almost equal importance was the wide popularity of a book which first appeared anonymously in France in 1709 under the title THEORIE ET PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE... Never before did…

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    Second German edition of Dezallier's LA THÉORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE. This edition is complete with the full complement of 39 plates, including frontispiece. The work was first published in French in 1709 and then reprinted and enlarged in several later editions. It effectively codified the design principles of the French formal garden as established by LeNôtre and continued in print for nearly three-quarters of the eighteenth century. "France did not become mistress of Europe in garden art merely because of such of her examples as could be copied; of almost equal importance was the wide popularity of a book which first appeared anonymously in France in 1709 under the title THEORIE ET PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE... Never before did a book lay down the principles of any style so surely and so intelligibly in instructive precepts." (Gothein, HISTORY OF GARDEN ART, volume II, pg 111). The most prominent Germanic exponent of the French formal style was the Austrian F. A. Danreiter, who spent several years in France in the 1720s before returning to Salzburg, where he passed the remainder of his career serving as Garden Director of the major gardens there. Danreiter's translation of Dezallier, first published in 1731, was the single most important source for the spread of the French formal style across German-speaking Europe during the eighteenth century. While the title page of this edition calls for only 33 plates, the present copy includes a full set of 39 plates. The plate count varies among different copies of this work, even within the same edition, with many copies having either 33 or 35 plates. Copies with all 39 plates are uncommon. Berlin Cat 3464 (1731 ed); Springer pg. 37.

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    Contemporary paper-covered boards, worn at extremities; spine worn, with some loss at head; text clean and tight; internally a well-preserved copy.

    Book ID: 15062
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  • (Lilies and Melons)
    HISTOIRE ET CULTURE DES LYS. by THIERY, M.
    THIERY, M.
    HISTOIRE ET CULTURE DES LYS. Suivie D'Un Précis Sur La Culture Des Melons, Et Sur La Nature Des Sols Ainsie Que Des Engrais Qui Conviennent A Chacun D'Eux, Avec L'Époque Des Semis A Faire Mois Par Mois.

    Thiery was a seedsman and nurseryman with gardens in Auteuil, near Paris. The first 55 pages are devoted to the primary work, an account of the history and culture of 59 varieties of lily. This is followed by a short manual on melon culture, a gardener's calendar, and a few other short essays on unrelated horticultural subjects.

    Original printed paper covers, personal ex-libris stamp at bottom margin of title page, occasional faint foxing; a very good copy.

    Book ID: 15865
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  • (Flanders and Lille, Gardens)
    HISTOIRE GÉNÉRALE DES JARDINS. by HOCQUETTE, Maurice.
    HOCQUETTE, Maurice.
    HISTOIRE GÉNÉRALE DES JARDINS. Jardins Flamands Et Lillois.

    A survey history of European garden design, with particular focus on the garden history of Flanders and Lille, and the foreign influences on the development of gardens there. A substantial bibliography is included.

    Original printed paper wrappers; covers darkened around borders. Ink presentation inscription on front fly leaf.

    Book ID: 16343
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  • (Color Plates)
    HISTORIE NATURELLE POUR LA JEUNESSE, by Berquin
    Berquin
    HISTORIE NATURELLE POUR LA JEUNESSE, Contenant L’Histoire Abrégée De Animaux:

    With a biographical notice on Arnaud Berquin by J.C. Demerville. This is a beautifully preserved copy of this updated 19th century edition of Berquin’s INTRODUCTION FAMILIÈRE À LA SCIENCE DE LA NATURE written over a half century earlier. “Despite the popularity of the work of Mme Le Prince de Beaumont, Mme d’Epinay and Mme de Genlis, it is Arnaud Berquin(1747-1791) who is most often credited with being the real pioneer of children’s literature in France.” (Brown, P.E. A CRITICAL HISTORY OF FRENCH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE. Vol.One: 1600-1830, P. 147.

    Original decoratively gilt cloth over boards; original endpapers; a red pen notation on flyleaf, a.e.g. Near fine.

    Book ID: 16528
    Tags: olympia6
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  • HISTORIQUE DE LA CREATION D'UNE RICHESSE MILLIONNAIRE PAR LA CULTURE DE PINS, by DELAMARRE, Louis-Gervais.
    DELAMARRE, Louis-Gervais.
    HISTORIQUE DE LA CREATION D'UNE RICHESSE MILLIONNAIRE PAR LA CULTURE DE PINS, Ou Application Du Traité-Practique de Cette Culture Publié en 1826

    With 3 color plates. "Cet historique fait suite aux deux editions du TRAITE-PRACTIQUE DE LA CULTURE DE PINS A GRANDES CULTURES.(1820, 1826)." Delamarre describes his 300 hectare property, a parcel near Brionne in Normandy acquired in 1802. It was composed of a parc with a chateau, a "Bois des Remises," a larger "Bois de Valleville," and a very old tract of land transformed by Delamarre into a wood. He provides great detail of the success he had there in the cultivation of pines.

    Original printed paper cover with chips at extremities; infrequent faint foxing, occasional underlining in red pen.

    Book ID: 15787
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  • (Planned Residential Properties - Auction)
    (Anonymous)
    ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF IMPORTANT FREEHOLD PROPERTIES SITUATED IN THE UNIQUE WELL-PLANNED ESTATE OF ANGMERING-ON SEA Including: The Sports and Residential Club Premises Known As “Angmering Court”...To Be Sold By Auction As A Whole Or In Lots At The Old Ship Hotel, BrightonOn Tuesday, 20th September,1932.

    A well illustrated and large pamphlet for the community of Angmering-On-Sea. Located approximately 65 miles from London, just below the South Downs, on a stretch of seacoast between Littlehampton and Worthing. Angmering- on- Sea “... is the outcome of the cleverly conceived idea of founding a practically self - contained community with its own Water Supply, Drainage System and Roads and its own Sport Club, Tennis Club, Shopes, etc....The Estate is planned on novel lines, every road being bordered with flower beds, trees and shrubberies...The houses are well-built and picturesque, standing back from the shady roads in beautifully kept gardens.” ( from the introductory remarks) The 41 lots at the estate are well described and indicated in groups on 12…

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    A well illustrated and large pamphlet for the community of Angmering-On-Sea. Located approximately 65 miles from London, just below the South Downs, on a stretch of seacoast between Littlehampton and Worthing. Angmering- on- Sea “... is the outcome of the cleverly conceived idea of founding a practically self - contained community with its own Water Supply, Drainage System and Roads and its own Sport Club, Tennis Club, Shopes, etc....The Estate is planned on novel lines, every road being bordered with flower beds, trees and shrubberies...The houses are well-built and picturesque, standing back from the shady roads in beautifully kept gardens.” ( from the introductory remarks) The 41 lots at the estate are well described and indicated in groups on 12 plans (segments of the whole with more detail).These include freehold cottages; court stables; distinctive residences; flats; business premises; building sites; more residences, etc. The photographs illustrate Palm Court ( attached residences) a block of shops and flats, Angmering Court ( a handsome court and residential complex), a view of the Lido, tea room and promenade. As this estate was being auctioned as a whole or in parts, it seems that the original developers were not involved in the completion of the plan. Yet, the plan, itself, is well detailed and the overall key plan gives a sense of what might have been a truly elegant development. “ In Keeping”

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    Original paper covers, sewn, with some wrinkling, insignificant chipping, and damp staining at edges; a pen notation “I” on upper cover. ; internally very good with only the occasional patch of very light foxing.

    Book ID: 16659
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  • (Trade catalogue - Iris)
    IRIS KAEMPFERI. by YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., LTD. (YOKOHAMA UEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, corp. title).
    YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., LTD. (YOKOHAMA UEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, corp. title).
    IRIS KAEMPFERI. 18 best Var. (cover title).

    A beautifully preserved color lithographed horticultural catalogue from the Yokohama Nursery Company, justly famous for the attractiveness of its publications. “The Yokohama Nursery Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with colored plates, line drawings, and photographs of classic Japanese plants.” (ARNOLDIA 64/2 -3, Del Tredici. “From Temple To Terrace” p. 4) In this offering of iris kaempferi there are only large full page illustrations, with examples identified in small type. There were apparently at least three different collections of the iris kaempferi presented in this format: one with 25 varieties, another with 100, and this one, with 18. The 18 flowers exhibited here are illustrated 2 to a page…

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    A beautifully preserved color lithographed horticultural catalogue from the Yokohama Nursery Company, justly famous for the attractiveness of its publications. “The Yokohama Nursery Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with colored plates, line drawings, and photographs of classic Japanese plants.” (ARNOLDIA 64/2 -3, Del Tredici. “From Temple To Terrace” p. 4) In this offering of iris kaempferi there are only large full page illustrations, with examples identified in small type. There were apparently at least three different collections of the iris kaempferi presented in this format: one with 25 varieties, another with 100, and this one, with 18. The 18 flowers exhibited here are illustrated 2 to a page on 9 plates. The flower colors are in delicate shades of purple, pink and white, all printed against a delicate green printed background. The varieties in this particular collection include: Kumo-isho; Gekka-no-nami;Senjo-no-hora; Oyodo; Shippo; Momiji-no-taki; O-torige; Manadzuru; Tsuru-no kegoromo; Warei-hotei; Gei-sho-ui; Yezo-nishiki; Shiga-no-uranami; Shimoyo-no-tsuki; Kakujakuro; Shishi-ikari; Osho-kun;and Iso-no-nami. Very scarce, especially in this fine condition. With 18 Color Plates

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    Original iris paper covers, title printed in gold on upper cover; stabbed and tied with gently fading purple yarns; all plates are vibrant and in fine condition; the only trace of previous ownership is an occasional small pencilled “x” next to the printed name of a variety.

    Book ID: 16187
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  • (Trade catalogue - Iris)
    IRIS KAEMPFERI. by YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., LTD. (YOKOHAMA UEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, corp. title).
    YOKOHAMA NURSERY CO., LTD. (YOKOHAMA UEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, corp. title).
    IRIS KAEMPFERI. 25 Choice Var.

    A tall and beautifully preserved colour lithographk horticultural catalogue from the Yokohama Nursery Company, justly famous for the attractiveness of its publications. “The Yokohama Nursery Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with coloured plates...” (ARNOLDIA 64/2-3, Del Tredici. “From Temple To Terrace” p. 4) There are 25 varieties of iris illustrated with two varieties per page, 12 large plates, and one large specimen alone on one plate, all of them shown in full flower with some foliage. The flower colours include shades of white, blue, pink and purple with touches of yellow printed against a pale green background. Varieties include: Zama-no-mori; Yedo-jiman and Kumo-no-obi; Wase-banri and Kyodaisan; Shokko-nishiki and…

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    A tall and beautifully preserved colour lithographk horticultural catalogue from the Yokohama Nursery Company, justly famous for the attractiveness of its publications. “The Yokohama Nursery Company catalogues from the mid-1890s through the mid-1920s are impressive documents, written in English and beautifully illustrated with coloured plates...” (ARNOLDIA 64/2-3, Del Tredici. “From Temple To Terrace” p. 4) There are 25 varieties of iris illustrated with two varieties per page, 12 large plates, and one large specimen alone on one plate, all of them shown in full flower with some foliage. The flower colours include shades of white, blue, pink and purple with touches of yellow printed against a pale green background. Varieties include: Zama-no-mori; Yedo-jiman and Kumo-no-obi; Wase-banri and Kyodaisan; Shokko-nishiki and Toru-odori; Koki-no-iro and Sano-watashi;Chosei-den and Aoigata; Nishiki-no-shitone and Bondai-no-nami; Hana-aoi and Uji-no-sato; Okubonri and TaiKeirobu; Hatsushimo and Gosetsu-no-mai; Shirataki and Kuma-funjin; Datedogu and Sofu-no-koi; Kurokumo and Idznmigawa. The only trace of previous ownership is an occasional small pencilled “x” next to the printed name of a variety. With 25 Color Plates

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    Bound in iris paper, with with purple yarn ties; in about fine condition, with only slight fading to ties and minimal shelfwear at extremities.

    Book ID: 16153
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  • JARDINS. by FORESTIER, J(ean). C(laude). N(icolas).
    FORESTIER, J(ean). C(laude). N(icolas).
    JARDINS. Carnet de plans et de dessins.

    First edition, presentation copy to Gordon Knox, signed by Forestier. “(Forestier’s) friends noted his talents and asked him to design their grounds, and as a preparatory study for this he planned seventeen imaginary gardens, which later formed the central portion of his book “Jardins”.” (Fox, Helen Morgenthau. in “Jean C.N. Forestier”, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, 1930, pp. 93). Forestier was Conservateur of the Paris parks, city planner, designer of modern gardens, such as the rose and iris gardens at Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne, and authority on the design of Spanish and Arabic gardens. In JARDINS, Forestier went beyond the imaginary gardens proposed for friends to cover details of his approach to terraces, lawns, stairs, fountains, bassins, benches and tilework. A…

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    First edition, presentation copy to Gordon Knox, signed by Forestier. “(Forestier’s) friends noted his talents and asked him to design their grounds, and as a preparatory study for this he planned seventeen imaginary gardens, which later formed the central portion of his book “Jardins”.” (Fox, Helen Morgenthau. in “Jean C.N. Forestier”, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, 1930, pp. 93). Forestier was Conservateur of the Paris parks, city planner, designer of modern gardens, such as the rose and iris gardens at Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne, and authority on the design of Spanish and Arabic gardens. In JARDINS, Forestier went beyond the imaginary gardens proposed for friends to cover details of his approach to terraces, lawns, stairs, fountains, bassins, benches and tilework. A long list of his recommendations for best roses is included. Additionally, he offers illustration and commentary on gardens that made his fame: that of Joseph Guy at Beziers; of Montjuich at the Barcelona exposition; and of La Casa Del Rey Moro in Andalousia. “In his designs, plants partially erase, rather than reinforce, the rigor of the plan. This play between the grace of the vine and the strict line of the post situated Forestier precisely at the juncture of the jardin à la française and the cubist/modernist garden.” (Imbert, THE MODERNIST GARDEN IN FRANCE, p. 25) A signed presentation copy

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    Original paper wraps with title printed on upper cover, illustration or design on upper and lower covers; covers darkened and soiled; final few pages lightly soiled at margins.

    Book ID: 16158
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  • MARIE, Alfred.
    JARDINS FRANÇAIS CRÉES A LA RENAISSANCE.

    First edition. A useful compilation of illustrations from early engravings, plans, drawings and contemporary photographs of important French gardens from the 15th through the early 17th centuries. Multiple views of Blois, Chenonceaux, Chambord, Fontainebleau, Anet, Vallery, Monceaux-Les-Meaux, Rosny, Saint-Germain-En-Laye and Richelieu are included accompanied by a short descriptive text.

    Original printed paper covers; in glassine; fine.

    Book ID: 14904
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