By Light of Sun SIGNED 1st Edition Hardcover in Dust Jacket 1941 by Elsie Symington illustrated by Clare Leighton - Biography - Gardening


Title: By Light of Sun

Author: Elsie Symington
Illustrator: Clare Leighton

Description: Signed by the author on ffep. First edition. Green cloth boards stamped in gilt. A couple small, light blemishes on boards, else near fine. Dust jacket shows faint wear at head of spine; rubbed; spine toned; a couple short, closed tears along bottom edge; price clipped. DJ in clear archival sleeve. Three plates with woodcuts by Clare Leighton. x, 196 pp. 8 x 5.75 inches.

Part autobiography, part gardening philosophy and reverie, Elsie Symington's book is described as "the story of the growth of the mind and soul of a gardener." Elsie Jenkins Symington (1884-1947) grew up in Maryland and describes farms and gardens she's known. The book is based in part on the historic farm she and her husband Donald owned, called the Indian Spring Farm (now located in the Lower Deer Creek Valley Historic District), in Harford County, Maryland. The farm had been in the Symington family since 1862 when it was purchased from the Stump family. Clare Leighton (1898-1989) was an English illustrator, well known for her wood engravings, and the first woman to produce a book on this technique.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Place: New York
Year: 1941

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: Clare Leighton, woodcut illustrations, gardening, Harford County, Maryland, Indian Spring Farm, Lower Deer Creek Valley Historic District, autobiography,

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