In 1904 Edith Wharton Wrote “Italian Villas & Their Gardens.” Maxfield Parrish Illustrated

Rizzoli has reissued the original book Italian Villas and Their Gardens by famous East Coast writer Edith Wharton; inside there are pretty garden images by artist Maxfield Parrish, who adds his trademark magic to the illustrations from more than a 100 years ago.

The Wharton-Maxfield work was published the same year that Jennie Crocker wed Malcolm Whitman in San Mateo.