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Gertrude JEKYLL AT MUNSTEAD WOOD: Writing,Horticulture,Photography,Homebuilding.

by TANKARD, JUDITH B and WOOD, MARTIN A:

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ISBN 10
0898310466
ISBN 13
9780898310467
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn but price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial artwork (Helen Allingham) with b/w photographic inset,illustrated front panel of dw/dj,with white lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Front panel of dw/dj has writing impressions - only seen under a light source - but without penetration or affecting the board beneath,rear panel of dw/dj has some light,superficial scoring/indentations again,without penetration or affecting the board beneath.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain dark green cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate b/w garden plan illustrated endpapers.UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn,viii-xiiipp+ 2-201pp [paginated] includes illustrations list/table,foreword by Graham Stuart Thomas,an introduction,10 chapters illustrated with contemporary b/w+ colour illustrations and photographs - the colour illus+photographs in 1 block,between pp94/5,appendices (2 - List of Commissions and Commissions listed by Architect notes),a select bibliography and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title page with b/w photographic frntis to it's recto,title page,contents list/table and acknowledgements.Described hard but fairly and honestly - nowhere as bad as it reads or would seem. Gertrude Jekyll is well known as one of the most influential garden designers of the early 20thC.Her books and articles on horticulture and gardening are classics.But her personal photograph albums,scrapbooks and notebooks reveal exceptional skills in photography,domestic arts, and as a businesswoman - areas of her life she rarely wrote about and which are,as a result,unknown to all but a few.In the creation of Munstead Wood,designed in the Surrey vernacular by Edwin Lutyens, her home for over forty years,she exhibited her interest in architecture and local building skills,and her emphasis on form,grouping and colour was shown to full effect in the garden which she designed and worked from scratch.This book presents a detailed look at the life of Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood.As well as describing the building and development of the house and garden,the authors look at the arts she practised while at the house.An insight into her daily routine,the running of the household and garden staff is gained through the eyes of those who worked under her direction.Her important work as a nurserywoman and market gardener,her aptitude for business and the promotion of gardening through her writing is also described.Detailed accounts of her methods of business as a garden designer, and her collaborations with architects,such as Oliver Hill and M.H. Baillie Scott,as well as Lutyens,are provided.Her enduring influence as a writer and editor and her photography is examined,and the authors also recount,with first-hand recollections,some of the many visits from British and American horticulturists and writers - from Edith Wharton and Vita Sackville-West to William Robinson and Henry Francis du Pont. 'Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood' is illustrated with over 100 b/w photographs,including material never previously published,taken fom her personal albums and from those who made private visits to Munstead Wood as well as sketches by both Jekyll and Lutyens.Full notes,a bibliography and a complete list of Jekyll's garden commissions add to the value of this important new work.Both authors served on the Munstead Wood Committee for the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England,and advised on an exhibition at the Museum of Garden History, London,celebrating the 150th anniversary of Gertrude Jekyll's birth,in 1993. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,for correct shipping/P+p quotes -particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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Title
Gertrude JEKYLL AT MUNSTEAD WOOD: Writing,Horticulture,Photography,Homebuilding.
Author
TANKARD, JUDITH B and WOOD, MARTIN A:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w+colour illustrations and photographs.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
NFINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0898310466
ISBN 13
9780898310467
Publisher
UK.STROUD,GLOS,SUTTON PUBLISHING LIMITED,1996.
Place of Publication
Gloucester
This edition first published
1996-10
Keywords
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