hardcover, dust jacket with 1/4 in corner tearlight scratches, scuffing; with covers as new (sharp corners, bright spine titles), clean unmarked pages on glossy storck, tight binding, looks almost unread (clean page edge)***with orig. owner name inked on end page. With 130 black-and-white illustrations and color photographs. . Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The publication of this book marks the tercentenary of the revolution which swept King James VII and II off the thrones of Scotland and England and saw his sister Mary and her Dutch husband, William of Orange appointed co-monarchs in his stead. The introduction of the formal garden into England is, here, attributed to them, and the purpose of this volume is to celebrate the gardens of William and Mary both in Britain and in Holland. The work covers the history of the Dutch garden, describing some of the greatest gardens, and discusses the construction and design of the gardens, looking at the plants used in the light of the Dutch and British maritime trade and the growth of plant hunting. The contributors are from Britain and Holland.
From Publishers Weekly:
For too long, argue the authors, the Dutch classical garden has suffered from an undeserved bad reputation for small-minded fussiness: as early as the 1740s, a famed English critic dismissed them as "those crimping, Diminutive, and wretched Performances." Jacques, Inspector of Historic Parks and Gardens in England, and van der Horst, a Dutch landscape architect, instead appreciate the gardens for their "sense of enclosure, of intimacy, and of the relationship of buildings, especially pavilions, to water." This detailed comparative history of royal Dutch gardens in the Netherlands and England during the reign of William and Mary (1688-1702) dwells on the glory days when one typical garden avenue was framed by 1864 elms in four rows running three miles (in Hampton Court, 1000 clipped yews and hollies once flourished) and takes readers on a walk through the typical classical Dutch garden to analyze each element. Most fascinating is a section where the opinions of garden visitors from the past are quoted (and rebutted). As academic as the subject may seem, the study shows flashes of brilliance.and thoroughness.
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Title: The Gardens of William and Mary
Publisher: Batsford Ltd
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Christopher Helm, London, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. HARDBACK. Condition: VG in VG dust jacket. Book weighs over 1 kilo and would require extra postage for overseas destinations. Seller Inventory # 016176
Book Description Helm, 1989. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP78471074
Book Description Helm, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Hardcover. Minor shelf wear. From the personal collection of Tucson Botanical Garden's founder, Harrison G. Yocum. Elaborate hand-drawn ex-libris by Mr. Yocum to ffep, else unmarked. Text & illustrated plates are intact. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # mon0000350421
Book Description Batsford Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Beautifully illustrated book celebrates the gardens of William and Mary both in Britain and the Netherlands. it traces the history of the Dutch Garden; describes some of the greatest gardens; and looks at the plants in use in light of British and Dutch maritime trade. Quarto, 224 pp. Red cloth binding. Bottom corner of front board lightly bumped. Bookplate on front pastedown. Pages are clean and unmarked; binding, square and tight. Bottom corner of boards gently bumped. Minor (1/2" tear along top edge of dust jacket's front panel. Seller Inventory # FH041612007
Book Description Batsford Ltd. Unknown. Condition: Used - Very Good. Original dust jacket, price clipped, with minor surface and edge wear. Not an ex-library edition. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Cover shows mild surface and edge wear. Page edges are largely clean. Seller Inventory # gGreen16/003/07Jul17
Book Description C. Helm, 1988. HardBack. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very good. DJ has ever so light shelf wear to top edge. Contents very clean and bright. A very nice copy. xiii, 224 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm. . Maps on lining papers. Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-215) and index. . Seller Inventory # 100097662
Book Description Helm, Oregon, 1988. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. The definitive account of gardens in this period in Britain and the Netherlands. Design, construction, plants used Many of the illustrations are from contemporary sources 224 pages There are a couple of small scratches to the back of the dust wrapper else as new Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 003419
Book Description Batsford Ltd, 1991. Condition: Used: Very Good. Hardback with dust jacket. Slight shelf wear. No marks or damage. VG/VG. Seller Inventory # G10F20035
Book Description Christopher Helm, 1988. hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. hardback, very good in a dust wrapper that has marks from two staples which have been pinned at head, illustrated throughout in colour & b&w, 224pp, ISBN:0747016089. Seller Inventory # 176072
Book Description Helm, 1989. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0747016089-2-4