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Church, Ella Rodman, The Home Garden, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1881, lg 12mo (7.75" x 5.25"), HB, embossed brown cloth bds w/ embossed pictorial black, red & blue titles, VG-/ none. Edgeworn, extremities bumped, sl soiled, waterstain on right side of text block, title p. soiled, bdg tight.

121 pp. Numerous b/w engravings. Table of contents: Gardens and Gardening, Treatment of the Ground, What to Plant, A Chapter on Roses, Lilies, Spring Bulbs and Autumn Flowers, Rockeries and Ferns, City Gardens, House Plants, Miniature Greenhouses, Much in Little. Prefaced with a poem titled Thomson's Seasons, chapters prefaced with literary quotations heighten the effect of the whimsical text of the period. Advertisements for other volumes in Appletons' Home Books series follow the text.    [Book ID # 779]


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