THE GARDENER'S DIARY FOR 1937 Designed By Edward Bawden with Weekly Reminders from WILLIAM COBBETT'S English Gardener 1827.
London: Country Life Ltd. 1937. First and very scarce edition of this beautifully designed and illustrated gardener's diary by Edward Bawden, commissioned by Noel Carrington. Each page has four columns for the week's daily notes; the last column is for work accomplished. The top of each diary page is illustrated by Bawden with line drawings of flowers, a garden scene or related imagery. At the bottom of the versos is space for notes on weather and on the rectos are the recommendations from William Cobbett. Bawden was one of the the mid-century's most creative and prolific illustrators. In addition to his own landscapes, he produced designs for London Transport, Penguin Books, Fortnum and Mason. Murals, wallpapers and posters are among his many popular creations. 8vo (19 x 12 cm); 112 unnumbered pp. full year calendar for 1937 illustrated from drawings, including frontispiece.
Original cloth-backed, paper covered boards with printed illustrations and title on upper cover;very slight shelfwear; text printed on pale green paper with light browning at very outer edges; internally fine with faint discoloring in gutters of endpapers and the smallest nick on rear free endpaper. A near fine, very well-preserved copy.
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