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  • Hidden above the Gare Montparanasse.
    LE JARDIN ATLANTIQUE (spine title). by (Parks - Paris) ANONYMOUS.
    (Parks - Paris) ANONYMOUS.
    LE JARDIN ATLANTIQUE (spine title). A PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM DOCUMENTING THE PROGRESS OF CONSTRUCTION OVER TWENTY YEARS.

    ( Paris) N.P. 1973-1997. Photographic documentation of a surprising garden creation in central Paris: the building of Le Jardin Atlantique above the train tracks of the Gare Montparnasse. This documentation begins in 1973, before the landscape architects Francois Brun, Michel Pena, and Christine Pena won their proposal to design the marine themed garden (see Racine, CREATEURS DE JARDINS ET DE PAYSAGES EN FRANCE DU XIXe SIECLE. pp.333-4) that was meant to rest above the station tracks that led to the West Coast of France. This was a bold undertaking that involved raising a new level on twelve pillars above the train tracks in an area over 3 hectares. The steps involved in this are the subject of this album. The…

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    ( Paris) N.P. 1973-1997. Photographic documentation of a surprising garden creation in central Paris: the building of Le Jardin Atlantique above the train tracks of the Gare Montparnasse. This documentation begins in 1973, before the landscape architects Francois Brun, Michel Pena, and Christine Pena won their proposal to design the marine themed garden (see Racine, CREATEURS DE JARDINS ET DE PAYSAGES EN FRANCE DU XIXe SIECLE. pp.333-4) that was meant to rest above the station tracks that led to the West Coast of France. This was a bold undertaking that involved raising a new level on twelve pillars above the train tracks in an area over 3 hectares. The steps involved in this are the subject of this album. The first shot was taken from the interior of one of the large apartment buildings that surround the garden itself and the station complex. It's focus is on the apartment window sill where vintage garden tools, as well as other artefacts, are displayed on the shelf overlooking the visible train tracks. There are several shots directly centring on the tracks from the same viewpoint, with the tops of the Eiffel Tower and Invalides visible in the distance, and others shots from different directions at night, in the snow, etc. taken in the early 80s. In 1988, the photos begin to show considerable construction on the site and, by May, 1989, we can see the beginning of the elevation of the dalle or platform elevated above the tracks on concrete pillars, which included the elevation of a building to be used for a WWII museum. By 1992 the dalle seems to be complete and the construction of garden features begun, including undulating paths, climbing structures and ship mast-like lighting fixtures, and plantings. There are photographs of the blue tiled, ocean themed walls, the waterways, the wavelike wall structures and wooden planked walkways, a children's playground in a setting of beach sand, and an elevated pavilion suggesting the brig of a ship. The beautifully plant-enclosed tennis courts are blue and the whole garden is well used today by residents, and yet remains a hidden surprise within the walls of the urban commercial and residential buildings surrounding it. A connection to the train concourse is maintained by ventilator shafts that allow the sounds of departure and arrival announcements to be heard above. Album 25.2 x 21 cm.; 20 ff. with 59 photographs (measuring from 24 x 18 cm to 7x7 cm) in colour and some in in black and white tipped on to rectos and versos; photos also tipped on to paste downs; 3 photos are loosely inserted.

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    Contemporary photo album in black simulated leather; penned title on paper label on spine; black paper leaves mounted with original photographs in both black and white and in colour. Fine condition.

    Book ID: 16678
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  • OPENING OF THE NEW MARINE PROMENADE AND STANLEY PARK BLACKPOOL. by (Stanley Park) (Mawson, Thomas Henry and Edward Prentice Mawson)
    (Stanley Park) (Mawson, Thomas Henry and Edward Prentice Mawson)
    OPENING OF THE NEW MARINE PROMENADE AND STANLEY PARK BLACKPOOL. By the Right Honourable The Earl of Derby...

    (Blackpool) Saturday 2nd October, 1926. Stanley Park in Blackpool, Lancashire, was a great civic enhancement in the lives of industrial workers in Blackpool when it opened in the 1920s and stands, renewed, today, as an important sports and formal garden development now listed on the Register of Historic Places and Gardens of Special Trust and Interest. Both Thomas H, Mawson, the prominent Arts and Crafts garden designer and town planner,and his son Edward Prentice Mawson were creators of this space, with the younger Edward Prentice heading up the work of the Mawson firm as his father declined in health. Chadwick in THE PARK AND THE TOWN (p.235) illustrates a plan of the park noting that "The demands of various games…

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    (Blackpool) Saturday 2nd October, 1926. Stanley Park in Blackpool, Lancashire, was a great civic enhancement in the lives of industrial workers in Blackpool when it opened in the 1920s and stands, renewed, today, as an important sports and formal garden development now listed on the Register of Historic Places and Gardens of Special Trust and Interest. Both Thomas H, Mawson, the prominent Arts and Crafts garden designer and town planner,and his son Edward Prentice Mawson were creators of this space, with the younger Edward Prentice heading up the work of the Mawson firm as his father declined in health. Chadwick in THE PARK AND THE TOWN (p.235) illustrates a plan of the park noting that "The demands of various games are by now an important factor in design." This large brochure celebrating the opening of the park and its adjacent Marine Promenade offers significant detail on developments in both sites. Tall pamphlet, stabbed and tied, 28.5 x 22 cm; (1-)31 + (i) pp. with numerous illustrations from black and white photographs and a plan + 3 full page color plates from watercolours.

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    Original stiff blue paper covers printed in gold and white, slightly sunned at extremities, gold faded, with original (faded ) ribbon tie; some faint smudging to extremities of title page, otherwise fine.

    Book ID: 16669
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  • Watch out for the cat's tail while mowing the lawn
    CHROMOLITHOGRAPHED TRADE CARD "BOOKLET" by (Trade Card - lawnmowers, railings, pumps, wind engines) (MAST, FOOS & CO.)
    (Trade Card - lawnmowers, railings, pumps, wind engines) (MAST, FOOS & CO.)
    CHROMOLITHOGRAPHED TRADE CARD "BOOKLET" of mostly BUCKEYE Horticultural and Agricultural Products.

    Springfield, Ohio: (Mast, Foos & Co.) n.d.. An amusing late 19th century American set of square advertising cards held together by a grommet at the upper right corners enabling the reader to go through an illustrated "story". In a progression from "Admiration" through "Flirtation," "Tribulation" to "Termination," a little outdoor garden romance takes place in the four scenes with a lady mowing a lawn attracting a gentleman pumping water (with a wind turbine in the background) and ending up with the two embracing at a decorative iron gate. On the "versos" of the chromolithographed scenes are advertisements for Mast, Foos & Co.'s wind engine Buckeye iron fence, Buckeye junior lawnmower, and Buckeye force pump. Get out there and create your…

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    Springfield, Ohio: (Mast, Foos & Co.) n.d.. An amusing late 19th century American set of square advertising cards held together by a grommet at the upper right corners enabling the reader to go through an illustrated "story". In a progression from "Admiration" through "Flirtation," "Tribulation" to "Termination," a little outdoor garden romance takes place in the four scenes with a lady mowing a lawn attracting a gentleman pumping water (with a wind turbine in the background) and ending up with the two embracing at a decorative iron gate. On the "versos" of the chromolithographed scenes are advertisements for Mast, Foos & Co.'s wind engine Buckeye iron fence, Buckeye junior lawnmower, and Buckeye force pump. Get out there and create your garden with the latest enhancements and equipment! Four cards, 6.2 x 6.2 cm each, held together by a grommet at upper right corner.

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    One side of each of the four cards is printed with a chromolithographed illustration; the "verso" is lithographed with advertising text in black, bearing the imprint "Coback & Co. Lith. Buffalo, N.Y." In very good condition.

    Book ID: 16689
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  • LUFTMOTORFONTAINE, LUFTDRUCKFONTAINE, ELECTROMOTORFONTAINE by (Trade Catalogue - Fountains, Aquaria) HEINRICI, Louis (manufacturer)
    (Trade Catalogue - Fountains, Aquaria) HEINRICI, Louis (manufacturer)
    LUFTMOTORFONTAINE, LUFTDRUCKFONTAINE, ELECTROMOTORFONTAINE

    (Zwickau, Sachsen: Louis Heinrici, ca. 1895.). The perfect embellishment for a conservatory or fernery in late 19th or early 20th century Germany would have been one of Louis Heinrici's elaborate fountain/aquarium structures powered by his own patented hot air engine. Heinrici manufactured an astonishing line of free-standing fountains designed for parlour or conservatory decorations. The various models typically consisted of a vertical fountain spouting from within a large urn or aquarium based upon a fern stand. Most of the models embraced aquaria at their centers and were elaborately decorated and bronzed. The internal pump mechanism was capable of sending a vertical jet two meters high. Battery operated models were eventually available. Three of the most spectacular models are illustrated here…

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    (Zwickau, Sachsen: Louis Heinrici, ca. 1895.). The perfect embellishment for a conservatory or fernery in late 19th or early 20th century Germany would have been one of Louis Heinrici's elaborate fountain/aquarium structures powered by his own patented hot air engine. Heinrici manufactured an astonishing line of free-standing fountains designed for parlour or conservatory decorations. The various models typically consisted of a vertical fountain spouting from within a large urn or aquarium based upon a fern stand. Most of the models embraced aquaria at their centers and were elaborately decorated and bronzed. The internal pump mechanism was capable of sending a vertical jet two meters high. Battery operated models were eventually available. Three of the most spectacular models are illustrated here by finely printed chromolithographs. These show the fountains fully decorated with varied plants and ferns surrounding a goldfish filled aquarium. There are numerous other examples in black and white showing full page fountains, text illustrations of internal motor works, aquarium accessories, and other applications for the engines. Very scarce. 8vo (25.5 x 17.3 cm); 112 pp. with text illustrations in black and white and with 3 full-page mounted colour illustrations; + 1 leaf insert.

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    Original colour illustrated flexible board covers with plain cloth backstrip; covers lightly spotted or thumb-soiled; cloth spine minutely worn at spine ends; internally there is some spotting or thumb-soiling, mostly to margins, but nevertheless a very good copy.

    Book ID: 16692
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  • CATALOGUE OF CAST-IRON GARDEN VASES, by (Trade Catalogue - Garden Ornaments) (JONES J.)
    (Trade Catalogue - Garden Ornaments) (JONES J.)
    CATALOGUE OF CAST-IRON GARDEN VASES, Chairs, Seats, Tables, Stools, Hand Glass Frames, Garden Rollers, Etc. Kept In Stock By J. Jones, Iron Merchant, and Hot-Water Apparatus Manufacturer.

    London (J. Jones) ca. 1860. An elegant little catalogue with its title printed in a variety of typeface, fancy and plain, and with detailed engraved illustrations in the text. As stated by the manufacturer, this catalogue of cast-iron garden ornaments accompanied Jones's larger general catalogue. He praises the durability of his cast-iron over stone, cement, wood, etc. He also notes that his seats, chairs, and stairs can be easily assembled and reassembled. Shown are two vases with pedestals, two tables (rustic and stool), an ornamental chair, a rustic bench, glass frame and garden roller. Each item is priced, measurements are given, and, where applicable, different sizes and finishes are noted. We have not located this item in OCLC. Pamphlet "4to"…

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    London (J. Jones) ca. 1860. An elegant little catalogue with its title printed in a variety of typeface, fancy and plain, and with detailed engraved illustrations in the text. As stated by the manufacturer, this catalogue of cast-iron garden ornaments accompanied Jones's larger general catalogue. He praises the durability of his cast-iron over stone, cement, wood, etc. He also notes that his seats, chairs, and stairs can be easily assembled and reassembled. Shown are two vases with pedestals, two tables (rustic and stool), an ornamental chair, a rustic bench, glass frame and garden roller. Each item is priced, measurements are given, and, where applicable, different sizes and finishes are noted. We have not located this item in OCLC. Pamphlet "4to" ( 21.2 x 13.5 cm) sewn, with additional sewing marks visible; 8 ff. with 8 engraved illlustrations.

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    Sewn pamphlet, removed, with relatively large illustrations.

    Book ID: 16684
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  • "Olympe fermière, dame de château, maîtresse d'école et médecin"
    LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE by (Women and The Land) SAVIGNAC, Alida de
    (Women and The Land) SAVIGNAC, Alida de
    LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE Ou L'Art de Vivre à La Campagne.

    Paris Désirée Eymery, 1838. First edition. " ...Alida de Savignac's LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE OU L'ART DE VIVRE (1837) is a novel-cum-handbook advising on the multiple aspects of running a country house..." (Finch, Alison. WOMEN'S WRITING IN NINETEENTH -CENTURY FRANCE, p.79). This is the story of how the fictional Olympe de Saint-Julien, a young woman accustomed to activities such as dance and music, but, also, a child of the revolution, regains her nearly ruined family estate through the efforts of a guardian relative, and learns how to run the rural property on her own. She agrees to study the popular work LA MAISON RUSTIQUE and then proceeds to tackle the reclamation of the house, garden, and farm , transforming decaying structures…

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    Paris Désirée Eymery, 1838. First edition. " ...Alida de Savignac's LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE OU L'ART DE VIVRE (1837) is a novel-cum-handbook advising on the multiple aspects of running a country house..." (Finch, Alison. WOMEN'S WRITING IN NINETEENTH -CENTURY FRANCE, p.79). This is the story of how the fictional Olympe de Saint-Julien, a young woman accustomed to activities such as dance and music, but, also, a child of the revolution, regains her nearly ruined family estate through the efforts of a guardian relative, and learns how to run the rural property on her own. She agrees to study the popular work LA MAISON RUSTIQUE and then proceeds to tackle the reclamation of the house, garden, and farm , transforming decaying structures into stables, granges, poultry houses, etc. Her new plans and those advised by her guardian include making water courses to help in the creation of a fish pond, planting of fruit and ornamental trees, and designing appropriate arrangements of the house and its rooms (the kitchen being most important). Providing supplies of medicines for the care of her workers was essential. Olympe's guardian also offers instruction on the milk house, the poultry yard, the pigeon house, and the sheep hold. All of this is discussed in great detail and with an eye to profitablility. There must be a vegetable greenhouse, a fruitier, and a grand shed for gardening and agricultural tools, as well as carpentry shop equipment. Eventually, Olympe rises at six each morning to survey the operations of the farm. She teaches local children and dispenses medicine. Nor is the ornamental garden neglected, with green lawns and roses planted in front of the chateau. Politics and romance play their part in the story and two tales, LES JUMELLES and LA FÊTE de SAINTE-CATHERINE are added as lessons. Written by a woman and published by another - Désirée Eymery- who published the Bibliothèque de l'éducation - this is a strong example of literature produced in early 19th century France encouraging women to seek empowerment. We have located only one copy of a later edition in the U.S. at Fordham, 1853; and five other various editions in France. 8vo (17 x 10 cm); (vi) + 322 pp. with text illustration + engraved frontispiece + 2 engraved plates.

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    Contemporary decoratively embossed leather covers with gilt tooled borders; gilt ornamented spine, titled in gilt; corners bumped and frayed, head and heel of spine very gently worn; small gutter tear on page 1 not affecting text ; marbled endpapers with book label of F.M. Caye on front pastedown; occasional browning, mostly to margins; final pages with the two new stories added are more foxed. An attractive and well-preserved copy in a decorative Romantic binding.

    Book ID: 16679
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