Daly (1922) The Wissahickon – Philadelphia Park Landscape Gardening


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Daly, T. A. The Wissahickon. (Philadelphia: The Garden Club of Philadelphia, 1922) Drawings by Herbert Fullinger

Duodecimo. VG, no dust jacket. 82 pages, illustrated with photos and line drawings. Hardcover. Bound in green cloth-covered boards with laid on illustration and title on front board and laid on title on spine.

Condition: VG/no dust jacket. Bookplate on pastedown, gift inscription on free endpaper. Else good, clean copy with light spotting, darkening of paper as expected. Top right corner of front board has slight bumping. Slight fraying to top of spine.  Overall, an excellent copy.

Provenance: Bookplate of John Reese Townsend.

While logging and industrialization occurred in some parts of the valley in the late 18th and early 19th century, the gorge itself was known for its natural environment, inspiring religious mystics like Johannes Kelpius, writers like Edgar Allan Poe, John Greenleaf Whittier, George Lippard, and William Cobbett; and artists like Thomas Moran, James Peale, William Trost Richards, and Currier and Ives. – Wikipedia