GARDEN DELIGHTS WHICH ARE HERE DISPLAYED
IN VERY TRUTH AND ARE MOREOVER
REGARDED AS EMBLEMS
By ALICE MORSE EARLE
Author of "Old Time Gardens," etc.
Cloth. Crown 8vo. $9.50, net. Profusely Illustrated.
"One of the most charming books of this season ... is filled with beautiful garden scenes, where sun-dials of all sorts, simple and ornate, mark the sunny hours amid roses. A fine rose scroll, adapted from a design in a psalter of 1499, embellishes the title-page; capitals taken from ancient and beautiful books enrich the chapter headings. All this, apart from the interest of the information imparted with graceful tact and the enthusiasm of a student" - The New York Observer.
"It is really surprising to see how much of history, biography, and even literary interest - to say nothing of mysticism, astrology and science - attaches to the subject of sun-dials. Mrs. Earle has the rare combination of two qualities - accuracy and thoroughness of research on the one hand, literary charm and story-telling interest on the other . . . The volume is beautifully illustrated, and altogether is one of the most pleasing books of the season." - The Outlook.
"Mrs. Earle has long studied this delightful subject, and no one can read these charming pages without catching her enthusiasm . . . The writer describes, in her own graceful way, the charm, sentiment and classification of dials, their history and associations, famous and picturesque ones still used, and tells how to make and place them in gardens, windows, on walls and on pedestals. So, with all its romance, the book is practical. There are innumerable mottoes, poems and sentiments given, anecdotes and historical incidents, and the dial is clothed in all its dignity and sentiment in these chapters." - Town & Country.
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