Distributed in the USA by Charles Scribner's Sons. Printed and presumed bound in Great Britain. Printed on heavy, semi-glossy stock. Quarter spine in olive drab buckram and with pea green buckram hardbaords. Simple gilt-stamped title to the front board, and with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The buckram spine with noticeable moisture discoloration along the rear gutter, a cosmetic issue only. Else a clean binding overall. Gently bumped spine head and tail, and with lightly abraded corners. 15.5 x 11 inches. Text block firmly bound in. A.E.G. Handsome green marble-pattern pastedowns and FEPs, and with no trace of moisture damage, hence no tidewater marks. With lxiv and 375 numbered pages. With lxix B&W illustrations interspersed in the introductory text and with 521 numbered monochrome photoplates in the main section, a number of which are full-page. Moderate page rippling to approximately the last 50 pages of the book. Attractive B&W ex libris plate of Herman Schwarz neatly affixed to the front pastedown. Else an exceptionally clean volume, with evidence of moderate shelf life. A Very Good copy. Unstated limitation. A very heavy volume. This book features the gardens from 52 English estates and grounds.