English leather novels C.1929 Elizabeth And Her German Garden complete set
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One additional photo available.Complete set of 5 buttery soft navy leather bound novels with gold tooling and larger gold "E" on the cover of each. Gilt upper pages.Printed by MacMillan and Co. London,1929 several have hand written inscriptions as a Christmas gift 1931. Elizabeth and Her German Garden is a novel in 5 books by Elizabeth von Arnim,first published in 1898 it was very popular and frequently reprinted during the early years of the 29th century. The story is a year's diary written by the protagonist Elizabeth about her experiences learning gardening and interacting with her friends. It includes commentary on the beauty of nature and on society,but is primarily humorous due to Elizabeth's frequent mistakes and her idiosyncratic outlook on life. She looked down upon the frivolous fashions of her time writing "I believe all needlework and dressmaking is of the devil,designed to keep women from study". The book is the first in a series about the same character. It is noteworthy for being published without a named author. The set includes "Elizabeth And Her German Garden",Fraulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther","The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rugen","Vera" and "The Pastor's Wife". Each measure 7H X 4.5L X .75D. All in excellent condition,one tiny nick of leather on one top and bottom spine.
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- Width: 4.5 inches
- Height: 7 inches
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