London: John Murray, 1977. Item #00862
A Gardening Classic
One of Ten Copies Specially Bound by Zaehnsdorf
[ZAEHNSDORF, binder]. SCOTT-JAMES, Anne. The Pleasure Garden. An Illustrated History of British Gardening. [Illustrated by Osbert Lancaster]. London: John Murray, .
First edition. Small quarto (9 1/16 x 6 1/2 inches; 231 x 165 mm.). 128 pp. Text illustrations.
One of ten copies specially bound by Zaehnsdorf in quarter green morocco, ruled in gilt, over green cloth boards. Vellum tips. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt with two raised bands and with Zaehnsdorf monogram in gilt at foot of spine. Top edge gilt. Olive green endpapers. A fine copy. Housed in a fleece-lined green cloth slipcase.
“Of this edition 10 copies have been reserved by arrangement with the Publishers for fine binding by Zaehnsdorf. This is copy number 9 which has been specially bound for David Brass” (calligraphed on an inserted limitation leaf at front).