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    A Beautiful Copy with Several Color Plates by Maxfield Parrish

    [Maxfield Parrish, illustrator]. Edith Wharton. Italian Villas and Their Gardens. New York: The Century Company, 1904.

    First edition. Large octavo. xii, 270 pages. Fifty-two illustrations, including forty-five plates, fifteen of which are in color, with captioned tissue guards printed in red, and seven text illustrations. Twenty-six of the plates after drawings by Maxfield Parrish. Printed in red and black.

    Original dark green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Internal contents bright and clean. A near fine copy.

    Ludwig, p. 206.


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    "The 1904 publication of Italian Villas and Their Gardens followed Poems of Childhood by about two months. With text by Edith Wharton and pictures by Maxfield Parrish, the volume represented a genuine collaborative effort between the two. Each traveled to Italy to gather material for the project; later they met in Lenox, Massachusetts, to compare notes and to discuss the points of view to be taken in the publication. First serialized in The Century Magazine and then released in book form, Italian Villas and Their Gardens provided an avenue of expression for Parrish's architectural interests, as well as for his growing desire to paint landscapes. The paintings, as a result, were a sensitive and striking departure from his more fanciful work, to which the public had grown accustomed" (Coy Ludwig, Maxfield Parrish).



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