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Jardins: carnet de plans et de dessins. Paris, Émile-Paul frères, 1920. Royal 4to (33 x 26.5 cm). With an engraved garden scene on the front wrapper and more than 100 drawings and plans printed from line blocks, many full-page. Black morocco presentation binding, gold-tooled, with the original publisher's wrappers.
Not in Kew Lib. Cat. on-line; Springer, Bibl. Overzicht. A French bibliophile and hortophile publication, with the author's numerous large plans and drawings of gardens that range from 300 to 5000 square metres. One of 45 copies "sur grand papier d'Arches." Forestier (1861-1930) presented it in 1924 to the "futur professeur" J.M. Duvernay. Binding good, with the front wrapper slightly dirty and with a small abrasion, and the morocco binding worn at the back hinge and the corners. Presentation copy, in very good condition, of a lovely garden book, with numerous large drawings and plans.
      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
Last Found On: 2014-10-29           Check availability:      NVvA    


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