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'Italian Villas and Their Gardens' by Edith Wharton w/ Pictures by Maxfield Parrish

The Century Co., 1904. 2nd Edition.

Presenting a glorious copy of the classic & iconic title:

'Italian Villas and Their Gardens' by Edith Wharton (1862-1937)-

and 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-

This is the elusive & highly sought-after November 1904 American edition

(The Century Co.) still with its crisp gilt-colour graphics on the rich midnight green cloth cover boards of this early 20th century classic-

Ps: together with a rare c.1929 (19" x 13.75")-

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-


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