Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

2.01.2008

Wharton's Italian Villas


Check out the gorgeous cover chosen for the reprint of Edith Wharton's 1904 book, Italian Villas and Their Gardens. Scheduled to be released in the spring, this will be a faithful facsimile of the first edition with twenty-six illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. Many view this work as Wharton's first travel book.


A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit ongoing restoration of Wharton's beloved Massachusetts estate, The Mount.

6 comments:

Passementerie said...

Oooh - that looks beautiful! I'll definitely keep an eye out for it!

Laura said...

Really looking forward to this. It's amazing how well she captured all the aspects of her life and the time in which she lived.

girl meets glamour said...

Lovely cover, I'll have to add this book to my (very long) list!!

~Kate

Anna Spiro said...

That cover IS gorgeous!
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Anna

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

oh Stylecourt I went and had a look at the Mount link - it really is a beautiful place thank you for sharing this with us - what a gorgeous estate

ALL THE BEST said...

Looks great, another to add to the list...