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American gardens of the nineteenth century : "for comfort and affluence"

Author: Ann Leighton
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1987.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leighton, Ann, 1902?-1985.
American gardens of the nineteenth century.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1987
(OCoLC)572405933
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Leighton
ISBN: 087023532X 9780870235320 0870235338 9780870235337
OCLC Number: 13666281
Description: xviii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Unfamiliar Territory. American Plants and Early American Botanists --
Star of Empire: Botanist-Explorers in the Western Territories --
Those Blessed Visitors: Observers from Abroad --
Free Spirits and Fixed Points --
Seedsmen and Their Nurseries --
Enter the Ladies --
Societies and Shows --
Laying on of Hands. Early Links --
Cemeteries into Parks --
Principals and Their Principles --
Later Links --
Greensward into Central Park --
The Final Link: Trees as Keys to Understanding the Value of Natural Resources --
Domestic Pleasures. Tracing Outlines of the Past: Living Clues and Eyewitness Accounts --
The Uses of Space, and of Embellishments --
Bedding-out --
Neighboring Improvements --
How to Make Country Places --
Northern Lights --
Specialty Gardens --
Afterword --
Appendix: Plants Most Commonly Used in Nineteenth-Century American Gardens --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Ann Leighton.

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