The White House Gardens: A History and Pictorial Record.

First edition, first printing of The White House Gardens; inscribed by Jacqueline Kennedy to her mother and stepfather Hugh Auchincloss

The White House Gardens: A History and Pictorial Record.

KRAMER, Frederick L. [Jacqueline Kennedy].

$2,500.00

Item Number: 108250

New York: Great American Editions Ltd, 1973.

First edition of the first book to trace the history of and fully illustrate the grounds of the White House gardens. Oblong quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated with color plates by Harold Sterner. Association copy, inscribed by Jacqueline Kennedy to her mother and stepfather Hugh D. Auchincloss, “For Mummy and Uncle Hugh with love, Jackie.” Hugh D. Auchincloss was an American stockbroker and lawyer who became the second husband of Nina S. Gore, mother of Gore Vidal, and also the second husband of Janet Lee Bouvier, the mother of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Lee Bouvier. Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Introduction by Lloyd Goodrich and text by Frederick L. Kramer with a commentary by Mrs. Paul Mellon.

The White House Gardens is the first book that traces both the history of the most famous gardens in the United States (from the time of John Adams to the present), and gives detailed illustrations on how they are planned and how they appear. Patricia Nixon states in the preface to the work: "This impressive volume is an artistic treasury ... a comprehensive reference ... a vital document. I invite you to experience the historic traditions which are so much a part of our national heritage."

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