Of Gardens. An Essay.

Of Gardens. An Essay.
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London: Hacon & Ricketts, 1902. Small 8vo, [27] pp. With a circular frontispiece, elaborate double-page opening spread printed in three colors, circular device of the Press at the end, all wood-engraved. Original decorative boards, paper backstrip, lettered in gilt on upper cover, binding slightly darkened and soiled, slight split to backstrip paper along lower joint, internally fine. Limited edition, one of 226 copies. Printed in Vale type on Arnold hand-made paper, designed by Lucien Pissaro and engraved by him and Esther Pissaro. “In the Eragny Press Of Gardens, the Pissarros and Francis Bacon perform “tikkun olam”, by using the art of design to repair and perfect the world around them. From and content are merged here, pointing out a pathway through a garden to the Good Life of respect for one’s self, for others and for the natural environment.”(Illustrating the Good Life, Grolier Club, #104). Genz EP12. (Item Id: 7728)

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