Italian Villas and Their Gardens
The Century Co., 1904. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. We're hereby presenting a stunning 'presentation~worthy' copy of the classic & iconic title: 'Italian Villas and Their Gardens' by Edith Wharton (1862~1937)~ and gloriously illustrated by the master of landscape architectural imagery, Maxfield Parrish (1870~1966)~ replete with (51) illustrations including (15) breathtaking colour plates & (11) 'b&w' plates (all present)~drawn by the artist himself!~ Content chapters include: I: Florentine Villas/ II: Sienese Villas/ III: Roman Villas/ IV: Villas Near Rome/ V: Genoese Villas/ VI: Lombard Villas/ & VII: Villas of Venetia~ Our's is the elusive & highly sought~after November 1904 American (The Century Co.) edition still with its crisp gilt colour graphics on the rich midnight green cloth cover boards~ thus a most desirable & collectible connoisseur's copy indeed of this early 20th century gem! Ps~ together with a rare ca. 1929 (19" x 13 3/4")~ Royal Italian University for ' Foreigners' advert folded sheet held at Perugia~ (1700 feet above sea level, noted for its climate, and for its art treasures)~ printed in the summer of 1929!~ thus a superb collector's copy!~ Bon appetit!