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An Island Garden

By Thaxter, Celia




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An Island Garden.

THAXTER, Celia.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin,, 1894. One of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period". Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and covers decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated colour frontispiece and 11 plates, all with captioned tissue guards, illustrations in the text. Ownership inscription to front blank. Spine slightly rolled, spine ends and tips lightly rubbed with wear to foot of spine, fore tip of front cover bumped, a few marks to covers, a couple of spots of foxing to contents, occasional offsetting from illustrations. Otherwise a very good, bright copy. First edition, with a card signed by the author tipped onto the front free endpaper. Poet and writer Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) spent the majority of her life on the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine living and working with her father at his Appledore Hotel, a setting which inspired many of her works. This work is described by BAL as being "one of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period". "Critics are usually in agreement that Celia's finest writing is in An Island Garden, a distillation of her abiding love affair with Appledore. There she planted, experimented with, and nurtured a spectrum of flowers, uncannily prevailing against inimical insects, fungi, and slugs, and fenced her blossoms against the adverse winds" (American National Biography). BAL 19923.

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An Island Garden.

THAXTER, Celia.

Boston:: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.,. Very Good. 1895. Hardcover. B0195L1IJQ . With color pictures and illuminations by Childe Hassam, including twelve tissue-guarded plates. An early printing. Tipped onto the front paste-down is a single sheet with the author's poem, "Song: A bird upon a rosy bough..." - written in the author's hand and SIGNED. Octavo, bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations, top edge gilt. Moderate shelf wear and aging, age darkened/foxed along the spine, two previous owners' book-plates on front paste-down (beneath the tipped sheet), newspaper article announcing a previous owner's wedding affixed to front free endpaper, else very good. Binding is solid. ; 126 pages .

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Price: $1,750.00


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An Island Garden.

THAXTER, Celia.

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co., , 1895. An attractive copy, with additional material in the author's hand. Large octavo. Publisher's white cloth, titles and decorative floral motifs in gilt to spine and boards, top edge gilt. 12 colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, including the frontispiece, and many in-text colour illustrations. Title page and dividing titles illustrated and printed in colour. Contemporary booklabel of Frances Clifford Prescott to front pastedown. Cocked, lightly soiled, foot of spine a little bumped; a very good copy indeed. Second edition, with an autograph letter signed from the author and dated 6 August 1880 reading: "Gentlemen: Will you kindly send me a copy of sayings of Epictetus, the small, vest-pocket edition, with bill for same & oblige, yours truly, C. Thaxter, Appledore, Isles of Shrals [sic] Off Portsmouth, N. H." tipped-in to the front free endpaper, and a manuscript quotation from the author "The sunrise never failed us yet" signed and dated January 1886 tipped-in between the front free endpaper and the following leaf. Poet and writer Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) spent the majority of her life on the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine living and working with her father at his Appledore Hotel, a setting which inspired many of her works. This work is described by BAL as being "one of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period". "Critics are usually in agreement that Celia's finest writing is in An Island Garden, a distillation of her abiding love affair with Appledore. There she planted, experimented with, and nurtured a spectrum of flowers, uncannily prevailing against inimical insects, fungi, and slugs, and fenced her blossoms against the adverse winds" (American National Biography). BAL 19923 for the first edition.

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An Island Garden

THAXTER, Celia

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Co, 1894. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Illustrated by Childe Hassam. Tall octavo. White cloth beautifully decorated in gilt by Sarah Wyman Whitman (also issued in green cloth, the white seems less common). Neat contemporary owner name in pencil on the front fly, a little overall age-toning on the boards and a couple of faint stains (two on the front board, and a tiny one on the spine), spine ends just a touch rubbed, a nice and sound very good copy.

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An Island Garden

THAXTER, Celia

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Co, 1895. Hardcover. Near Fine. Second printing. Illustrated by Childe Hassam. Tall octavo. Green cloth beautifully decorated by Sarah Wyman Whitman. Neat contemporary gift inscription on the front fly, a little overall age-toning on the boards, and a couple of barely visible tears on the margin of the frontispiece, a nice, near fine copy.

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AN ISLAND GARDEN

Celia Thaxter, illustrated by Childe Hassam

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1894. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. ix, 126 pp. Frontis and color plates by Hassam. Publisher's green cloth boards with gilt decorations and titles. Gilt upper text block. Condition is VERY GOOD ; corners and spine ends lightly bumped with mild wear. Front cover very clean with some mild toning at edges. Spine moderately toned. Rear has a few faint spots or marks. Binding tight. Text is bright and unmarked. Color plates are all excellent with paper guards intact. PO's name dated 1894 on ffep. New Eng. RGR.

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AN ISLAND GARDEN

THAXTER, Celia

Childe, Hassam. THAXTER, Celia. AN ISLAND GARDEN. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1895. 8vo. Special vellum binding, top edge gi Colored frontispiece, ix, 126 pages, 12 color lithographic plates, including frontispiece. Second printing. Early edition with full-page chromolithographs, after watercolor paintings by Childe Hassam, are "little impressionistic masterpieces" in a fine binding by Sarah Wyman Whitman in gold on white vellum. An Island Garden was a collaboration between Thaxter and Hassam, a close friend of Thaxter's who spe many summers with her on Appeldore Island off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. It was Thaxter's final book, which she wrote in the year before her death - not only as a lyrical description of the lavish flower garden that fronted her home on Appledore but also as a memorial to the unique life she l She was one of the earliest and best artists working in book cover design. Whitman was also a successful painter and stained glass artist. Beginning in the 1880s she forged a new approach to book cover designs using simple yet elegant forms, carefully chosen cloths and a distinctive lettering style and responsible for a significant number of Houghton and Mifflin covers throughou the 1880s-90s. Bright copy in art nouveau binding with gilt cover and spine, considered "one of the most elaborate pieces of bookmaking of the period." Later owners signatures on front blank leaf.

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

1988-06-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

Boston and New Yorlk: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1895. hardcover. Good+. Childe Hassam. 1895 Houghton Mifflin & Company, white embossed cloth hardcover with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, cover is soiled and tanned with tanned spine, front endpapers tanned, with color illustrations and 12 color plates with tissue guards, 126 pages

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2007-09-13. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2009-01-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2014-08-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2015-02-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2007-09-12. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden (Classic Reprint)

Celia Thaxter

2016-07-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2012-05-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2014-08-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $106.95


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An Island Garden (Gardening in America)

Celia Thaxter

2008-09-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $105.38


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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2002-03-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2015-02-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $99.70


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An Island Garden: -1894

Celia Thaxter

2009-07-24. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2012-04-19. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2009-04-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2009-01-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2007-09-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $91.25


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An Island Garden (Classic Reprint)

Celia Thaxter

2016-07-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $88.83


An island garden

Celia THAXTER

1989-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2012-05-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Thaxter, Celia

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Used - Good. Good condition. Slipcase Very Good.

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

2019-07-30. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Island Garden

Thaxter, Celia

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904. Second. Cloth. Near Fine. (1894) 1904. The second edition, still bearing the copyright date of 1894 but with the publisher's preface dated 1904. This edition published without the Hassam color plates. Olive green cloth with spine lettering and decoration in gilt. A tight, clean copy, some very minor occasional spotting to the cloth.

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An Island Garden

Thaxter, Celia

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1904. Copyright 1894, this is likely the 1904 or later edition which does not include the Childe Hassan illustrations. Dark blue blind patterned cloth with gilt spine lettering and decoration, no dustjacket, likely as issued. Minor edge rubbing, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages with a long notation from an Isabel W. Towle on Star Island dated 1919 to a Mrs. Morse, and an additional notation from 1958 on the preliminary blank, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2007-09-13. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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An Island Garden

Thaxter, Celia

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1904. Second edition (copyright 1894 stated), referred to in the Publisher's Note as the "popular edition", which was printed ten years after the first edition. This edition lacks the Hassam illustrations. Green cloth with gilt spine decoration and lettering. 126 pp. The spine head is damaged. the spine tail is a bit frayed. Otherwise fine in a tight binding with hinges intact.. Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

BiblioLife, 2009-04-10. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

1988-06-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $36.99


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An Island Garden (Gardening in America)

Celia Thaxter

2008-09-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $35.79


An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2007-09-13. Hardcover. Good.

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An Island Garden

Thaxter, Celia, introduction by Allen Lacy

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. VG ex-library. (1988). BOMC. New England poet Thaxter is best remembered today for this delightful chronicle of her adventures in creating a garden on . a windswept patch of ground 10 miles off the coast of NH. Thaxter's home on Appledore Island was a mecca for New England writers and artists, one of whom was Hassam whose original paintings in color are reproduced here. Light green binding with gilt decorations and title. Library markings. .

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An Island Garden: -1894

Celia Thaxter

Cornell University Library, 2009-07-24. Paperback. Good.

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An Island Garden

Thaxter, Celia

David R Godine. PAPERBACK. 1567926436 New from publisher. . New.

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An Island Garden

THAXTER, Celia

Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Hbk 126pp fine color illustr donor's inscn on front pastedown no dj as issued lacks original slipcase grey cloth boards with gilt titles and ornament now in custom acetate jacket altogether a very good clean tight unmarked text.

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010-09-10. Paperback. Good.

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An Island Garden

Thaxter, Celia

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Hardcover. Near fine. Bound in the publisher's original cloth covered boards, stamped and decorated in gilt. spine is sunned. Matching slipcase.

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ISLAND GARDEN

THAXTER, CELIA

1978. Good. THAXTER, CELIA. An Island Garden. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1978. 8vo, pp.xiii, 130, color and halftone plates. Dj. This is the 1978 reprint, edited and with a new introduction by John M. Kingsbury, of the 1894 "Childe Hassam edition". In this reprint edition, all of the Hassam illustrations are reproduced in half-tone in their original position in the book. In addition there are 8 full color reproductions of the original paintings grouped in a separate section. Index. [This hardcover edition now out-of-print.] Mint.

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2007-09-12. Paperback. Used:Good.

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An Island Garden

Thaxter, Celia

David R Godine. PAPERBACK. 1567926436 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

BiblioLife, 2009-04-10. Paperback. Used:Good.

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An Island Garden

Celia Thaxter

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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Price: $26.36