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Fool's Garden

£14.99

Product description

This 1936 "cheap re-issue" first edition published by Jonathan Cape is for the gardener who has an enquiring mind and a collector's eye; for the adventurous gardener who wishes to grow trees, shrubs and flowers too rarely seen in the smaller garden. The author, Muriel Stuart, was a successful and well-known poet during and just after the First World War. She then had two children, gave up writing poetry and took to gardening with enormous enthusiasm and dedication. She wrote only two books, Fool’s Garden, about creating a garden in Surrey, and the Gardener’s Nightcap. After the war, for thirty years, she was a well-known columnist for gardening magazines. Beautifully illustrated with fifteen lithographs by Irene Hawkins, this book is bound in lightly worn and stained green cloth boards with silver lettering on the spine. The dustjacket is price-clipped, heavily foxed and discoloured. There are no major tears but the edges are very rubbed and worn. The inside fly leaf is also foxed and marked but there are no inscriptions. The main pages are generally in a good condition and are slightly tanned. The lovely illustrations are bright and clear.

Item details

Author(s):
Muriel Stuart
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
22cmx15cmx3cm
Edition:
First edition 1936
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
Fool's Garden

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This 1936 "cheap re-issue" first edition published by Jonathan Cape is for the gardener who has an enquiring mind and a collector's eye; for the adventurous gardener who wishes to grow trees, shrubs and flowers too rarely seen in the smaller garden. The author, Muriel Stuart, was a successful and well-known poet during and just after the First World War. She then had two children, gave up writing poetry and took to gardening with enormous enthusiasm and dedication. She wrote only two books, Fool’s Garden, about creating a garden in Surrey, and the Gardener’s Nightcap. After the war, for thirty years, she was a well-known columnist for gardening magazines. Beautifully illustrated with fifteen lithographs by Irene Hawkins, this book is bound in lightly worn and stained green cloth boards with silver lettering on the spine. The dustjacket is price-clipped, heavily foxed and discoloured. There are no major tears but the edges are very rubbed and worn. The inside fly leaf is also foxed and marked but there are no inscriptions. The main pages are generally in a good condition and are slightly tanned. The lovely illustrations are bright and clear.

Author(s):
Muriel Stuart
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
22cmx15cmx3cm
Edition:
First edition 1936
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
Fool's Garden

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