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American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century

"For Use or for Delight"

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American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century is the second of three authoritative volumes of garden history by Ann Leighton. This entertaining book focuses on eightenth-century gardens and gardening. Leighton's material for the book was drawn from letters, journals, invoices, and books of men and women who were interested in the plants of the New and Old World. Throughout the book are illustrations and descriptive listings of native and new plants that were cultivated during the eighteenth century.

Companion volumes by Ann Leighton

Early American Gardens "For Meate or Medicine"
American Gardens of the Nineteenth Century "For Comfort and Affluence"

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