Title: Italian Villas and Their Gardens, With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish
Seller ID: 51894
WHARTON, EDITH. Italian Villas and Their Gardens, With Pictures by Maxfield Parrish, New York: Century, 1905 Quarto, early printing (first was 1904), pp. xii, 270, green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, elaborate gilt and green illustration on upper panel, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, 26 color and halftone plates by Parrish, halftone photos, all illustrations protected under tissue guards. See FPAA V. 3, p. 343. Wharton and Parrish hit the high spots of Italian landscape architecture, but Wharton notes that the principles at work there can and should be applied to the gardens of non-aristocrats. Condition of this book: Boards worn, rubbed, with a few surface tears. Leaves clean, no foxing, although the front endpages are darkened with a penciled note on the ffep, images fine.