Island Garden

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In her introduction to this new edition, the gardener, writer, illustrator, and craftsperson Tasha Tudor explores the space Celia Thaxter made for herself on one of the Isles of Shoals and the place her gentle, commonsense journal has held in the hearts of gardeners and artists for over a hundred years.

A popular poet in her day, Thaxter is best remembered for AN ISLAND GARDEN, originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1894. The book ...
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In her introduction to this new edition, the gardener, writer, illustrator, and craftsperson Tasha Tudor explores the space Celia Thaxter made for herself on one of the Isles of Shoals and the place her gentle, commonsense journal has held in the hearts of gardeners and artists for over a hundred years.

A popular poet in her day, Thaxter is best remembered for AN ISLAND GARDEN, originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1894. The book chronicles a year in the life of Thaxter's garden on the island her father had purchased in 1848 and renamed Appledore Island. The hotel he built there was among New England's first offshore summer resorts and attracted writers, musicians, and artists, including the American Impressionist Childe Hassam, whose beautiful paintings of Thaxter's house and garden are reproduced in this book. Considered one of the most delightful examples of horticultural writing, AN ISLAND GARDEN has served as an inspiration for essayists and gardeners alike since its first publication.

This elegant and charming slipcased gift edition is for anyone who loves an island, a garden, the paintings of Childe Hassam, or exquisite bookmaking.

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This is the publisher's first reissue of Thaxter's charmingly astute reflections on gardening and nature on an island off the coast of New Hampshire, of the notable edition with American Impressionist Childe Hassam's color illustrations and a gold-stamped cover. Tasha Tudor provides details on the author's life, her friendship with Hassam, and the restored Appledore garden. Boxed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780548481448
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/12/2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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About the time the facsimile edition was first published, Celia Thaxter's garden was restored by volunteers according to the plans noted in this book. It is open to visitors through arrangements with Cornell University's marine laboratory on nearby Star Island, off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Not the Gift I Had Hoped

    The writing is exquisite but I was disappointed in that the book description mentions the paintings of Childe Hassam and there are none in this book. Nor was it "slipcased".

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