American gardens in the eighteenth century: "for use or for delight"
A most entertaining account of the plants and gardens of a fascinating era, based on the letters, journals, invoices, and books of men and women (among them George Washington, Manasseh Cutler, and Jane Colden) who were interested in the discovering, the growing, and the exchanging of plants of the New and Old World. - from review by Library Journal.
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American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century: "for Use Or for Delight"
Limited preview - 1986
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