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A Thing in Disguise: The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton

By: Colquhoun, Kate

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03474

ISBN: 0007143532

Condition: Fine


Drawing on thousands of Paxton's personal letters. This remarkable biography is a compelling story of a man who typifies the Victorian ideal of self- improvement and a touching portrait of one of that era's great heroes. The D/J shows light wear with markings to the front and rear panel. View more info

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The Busiest Man in England: The Life of Joseph Paxton, Gardener, Architect, and Victorian Visionary

By: Kate Colquhoun

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, David R. Godine Publisher: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03772

ISBN: 1567923011

Condition: Near Fine


Joseph Paxton, bestrode the worlds of horticulture, urban planning, and architecture like colossus. This was the indispensable man, the self-taught polymath and can-do pragmatist who had a solution to every large-scale logistical problem, the genius whom an impossibly overworked Charles Dickens dubbed " The Busiest Man in England". The d/w has been covered in plastic by the previous owner, and there is an owners label on the ffep. A good clean and tight copy. View more info