Title: The Johnny Garden Book
Author: Arthur Prensky
Illustrator: Anita Prensky
Publisher: Garden Publications Ltd.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair
Description: "Beauty in gardens is not achieved by the amount you can spend but by the right design and the right use of materials. Good design selects, reduces and simplifies the problems of the home gardener. This is the aim of [this book]— to help good gardeners everywhere to design, lay out and plant gardens with economy and taste. "With its clear, concise text and wealth of full colour illustrations, [this book] will show you how a gardens that is different can be created by suitable design and planting. And you will be astonished by the miracles which Johnny can work with simple materials—stone, turf, gravel, trees, shrubs and plants. "Each idea, too, is severely practical and can be carried out by the handyman home-gardener. With Johnny's cheerful aid, you can give your garden a new look and make it a joy to your friends and neighbours, as well as to yourself."
Delightfully illustrated throughout in full-colour. Contains frontispiece. Pastedowns and endpapers depict charming colour samples of flowers for every month of the year.
Grass green boards with black text on spine. Corners straight; spine only slightly bumped. Jacket unclipped (15s. 0d. net.) and worn along edges. Some skilful repairs have been carried out to the spine and rear (where a creased triangular piece has been put back in place). Some negligible losses at the head and tail of spine as well as where the boards meet the spine. First few pages plus rep are foxed, otherwise all other pages are in superb condition: clean, crisp, bright and very tightly bound.
Measures 21.5 cm × 14 cm (8.6″ × 5.6″). 8vo. 279 pp.