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"an island garden"

"an island garden"

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6.5" x 9"

written by Celia Thaxter with pictures and illuminations by Childe Hassam

hardcover, 126 pages. published in 1988 and printed in the USA. some signs of wear to front cover including small holes in the linen, interior pages are in excellent vintage condition.

about the book:
a popular poet in her day, Thaxter is best remembered for "an island garden", originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1894. the book chronicles a year in the life of Thaxter’s garden on the island her father had purchased in 1848 and renamed Appledore Island. the hotel he built there was among New England’s first offshore summer resorts and attracted writers, musicians, and artists, including the american impressionist Childe Hassam, whose beautiful paintings of Thaxter’s house and garden are reproduced in this book. considered one of the most delightful examples of horticultural writing, "an island garden" has served as an inspiration for essayists and gardeners alike since its first publication.

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