Smallwood & Stewart for The Garden Club of America, 2000.
Hard Cover. Reprint Edition. Two large 4to volumes; in the publisher’s sea-green cloth bindings backed in dark green cloth, with dustjackets; xvi, [ii], 464 pages, including the Index; xxi, [ii], 444 pages, including the Index; a clean and fresh set with no ownership marks of any kind.~~The first volume encompasses Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersery, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Fences and Enclosures; the second covers Virginia, City of Washington, Maryland, Delaware, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, California, Fences and Enclosures.~~While the Introduction may overstate the case, asking “When was the last time that a garden book illustrated only with black-and-white archival photos and weighing a hefty seven-and-a-half pounds gripped a reader?” We are uncertain of the answer, however were comfortable in asserting that Gardens of Colony and State is one of the most important reference works on gardening in the colonies and the republic. Illustrated with hundreds of photographic reproductions.
Fine binding / Near Fine dust jacket.