Some English Gardens

Elgood, George and Jekyll, Gertrude


Publisher: Green and Company
Place Published: London
Condition: large 4to, 131pp. Hardcover in original publisher's blue buckram in very good condition, the spine and upper front board is lettered and ruled in gilt plus t.e.g. Has mild wear and tear with rubbing and slight fraying of extremities and closed cracking of hinge between front endpapers though the spine is still very sound. No d/w as issued. text is in an excellent state overall and all titled and described full-page illustrations are present and intact being both clean and unmarked, devoid of any prior owner markings.
Date Published: 1904 (First Edition)

This edition of “Some English Gardens” is a valuable piece for collectors, reflecting the elegance of Edwardian gardens through exquisite illustrations and insightful text. Its excellent condition and historical significance make it a standout addition to any collection.

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This first edition of “Some English Gardens” by George Elgood and Gertrude Jekyll, published by Longmans, Green and Company in 1904, is a rare and collectible item.
Bound in the original blue buckram with gilt lettering and ruling on the spine and upper front board, the book is in very good condition despite minor wear.
It includes 50 full-page watercolour illustrations by Elgood, with text by Jekyll, showcasing 36 British gardens.
The text and illustrations are clean and unmarked, with no prior owner markings.


The book provides a horticultural tour of Edwardian England, featuring gardens attached to great houses and castles.
The illustrations are beautifully reproduced in full colour, enhancing the book’s appeal to gardening enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Key Details:

Author: George Elgood and Gertrude Jekyll

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Company

Publication Date: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Blue buckram with gilt lettering and ruling

Condition: Very good, with minor wear and hinge cracking

Special Features: Includes 50 full-page watercolour illustrations by George Elgood

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