Item #6974 LE DÉSERT DE RETZ: A LATE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH FOLLY GARDEN. Diana Ketcham, Michael Kenna, text, photographs.

LE DÉSERT DE RETZ: A LATE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH FOLLY GARDEN

San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1990. First, Limited Edition. Item #6974

One of 400 copies. Oblong quarto (41.5cm x 26.25cm); vertically-ribbed navy blue cloth, with title labels mounted to spine and front cover; [ii],[4],5-113,[5]pp; illus. Upper right board corner imperceptibly tapped (though still sharp), trivial surface wear; Near Fine. "A history of this landscape garden and its architectural monuments, including the false ruin, La Colonne Détruite, from its origins on the eve of the French Revolution to its present restoration; with a preface by Olivier Choppin de Janvry; providing texts in English and French; illustrated with historical views of the park and related sites, a facsimile of the 26 engravings of the Désert in Jardins anglochinois à la mode of Le Rouge from 1785, and 32 photographs of the grounds and fabriques from 1988 by Michael Kenna" (from the title page). Arion No.30.

Price: $250.00