The English Garden by Laurence Fleming & Alan Gore hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Michael Joseph, 1986, Paperback.
2nd impression. [First Edition: 1982, thus] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: From the great landscape parks of Stourhead, Petworth, Blenheim and Osborne, to the carefully tended cottage gardens which adorn every rural village, the English garden is a permanent memorial to a tradition going back to the Middle Ages and beyond.
This beautiful book celebrates that tradition, placing particular emphasis on the years from 1680 to 1820, when the pioneers like William Kent, Capability Brown and Humphry Repton, turned whole landscapes into works of art.
With words, often taken from contemporary sources, and 350 illustrations, of which 138 are in colour, The English Garden presents the pursuit of gardening as a pleasure and shows how, throughout history, our gardens have reflected the society and architecture of the times.
Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Pages slightly age-tanned at the margins. Book plate to the first blank.
256 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10¼” x 7½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…