1919. Item #A6514
Bosworth, Welles; photos by Arnold Genthe. The Gardens of Kijkuit. Privately Printed (Norman T.A. Munder & Co., Printers, Baltimore), 1919. N.p., many large halftone pls. from photos by Arnold Genthe + folding plan of the house and gardens. Grey boards in stab binding sewn with original silk ribbon. Light overall handling soil to covers; endpapers partly foxed; last few pages very slightly foxed. Overall a very nice copy; content fine. Boldly signed by John D. Rockefeller [Sr.] on half-title page, in what appears to be colored pencil. ** Text and captions by Welles Bosworth, designer of the gardens and house for Rockefeller, starting in 1907. The estate is located in Pocantico Hills, overlooking the Hudson River. The mostly large photos show the garden, garden structures, statuary, service road, etc. Beautifully printed on cream stock. The color in the photos here isn't true.