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Glass Houses: History of Greenhouses, Conservatories and Orangeries

This advert is located in and around Hereford, London

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Oxfam Books & Music Hereford "The first book to trace fully the architectural development of the glass house. The story begins with the slow filtration northwards from Italy of citrus trees and their simple shelters in Renaissance days, through more sophisticated Dutch examples, to the splendour of Louis XIV's orangerie at Versailles and the Georgian greenhouses of Burlington and Robert Adam. Interwoven throughout this richly illustrated book is the colourful account of the people involved -- gardeners, botanists, architects, wealthy patrons and humble enthusiasts -- making Glass Houses a vivid tapestry of architectural, botanical and social history." CONDITION: Minor scuffs and marks to cover with a little browning to top edge of pages otherwise clean and bright internally with no inscriptions or notations. See Oxfam website for delivery information

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