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  • Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way

    Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way

    Wesley Greene, photographs by Barbara Temple Lombardi

    In 18th-century gardens, the broccoli was purple and cucumbers grew to 3 feet long. Lime water controlled aphids, and a simple tile trapped slugs in the lettuce beds. And melon seeds were improved by walking about with them in your pockets. In Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way, historic gardener Wesley Greene shares history and folklore along with practical advice on growing vegetables herbs, garden tools, and cultivation techniques. This is the ultimate organic gardening book - from a time when organic was the only gardening.

    "Thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated, and written to inform and entertain." - J. Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

    Hardcover with jacket
    8-1/4" x 10-1/2"
    256 pages
    more than 300 color photographs

    ISBN: 978-1-60961-162-0
    $30.00

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  • JAMESTOWN - WILLIAMSBURG - YORKTOWN The Official Guide to America's Historic Triangle

    JAMESTOWN - WILLIAMSBURG - YORKTOWN The Official Guide to America's Historic Triangle

    Just in time for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has published a comprehensive guide to the "Historic Triangle."

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    Just in time for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has published a comprehensive guide to the "Historic Triangle."

    It was in 1607 at Jamestown that John Smith and his fellow Englishmen established their first permanent settlement in North America. It was here that Smith met Pocahontas, that the first representative assembly in the New World convened, and that African slaves arrived. It was in Williamsburg that men like George Washington, Patrick Henry, George Mason, and Thomas Jefferson conceived a new nation. And it was at Yorktown that French and American troops under Washington's command forced the British surrender and won the nation's independence.


  • Link to the Past, Bridge to the Future  Colonial Williamsburg's Animals

    Link to the Past, Bridge to the Future Colonial Williamsburg's Animals

    The lavishly illustrated book covers an eclectic array of livestock and pets, including those in the Rare Breeds program.

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    By John P. Hunter
    Photography by David M. Doody
    Additional photography by: Tom Green, Barbara Lombardi, Kelly Milhalcoe, and Lael White

    This book provides a link to our colonial past, when animals were a vital part of everyday life. The lavishly illustrated book covers an eclectic array of livestock and pets, including those in the Rare Breeds program designed to preserve and showcase animals similar to those that lived in the colonial era. Link to the Past demonstrates the integral role of animals as they provided labor, transportation, recreation, and companionship.

    8 1/2 X 10 1/2 inches
    104 pages
    190 color illustrations
    Hardcover
    March 2006
    ISBN-13:978-0-87935-193-9
    ISBN-10:0-87935-193-4
    $14.95


  • Civil War Williamsburg

    Civil War Williamsburg

    Civil War Williamsburg recounts the tragic, comic, and sometimes mundane events that made up life in Confederate and then Union-occupied Williamsburg during the Civil War.

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    By Carson O. Hudson, Jr.

    Civil War Williamsburg recounts the tragic, comic, and sometimes mundane events that made up life in first Confederate and then Union-occupied Williamsburg during the Civil War. The writings of residents, soldiers, and refugees who experienced war and occupation firsthand are complemented by pictures from the time. Published in association with Stackpole Books 96 pp., 3 color illustrations, 28 duotones, 40 black-and-white illustrations, 4 maps, 7 x 9 ½ 1997 CW No. 574418 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-163-2 $10.95


  • Williamsburg: A Seasonal Sampler

    Williamsburg: A Seasonal Sampler

    Staff photographer David Doody's stunning color photographs capture Williamsburg's year-round beauty.

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    Photography by David M. Doody
    Text by Thad W. Tate

    Staff photographer David Doody's stunning color photographs capture Williamsburg's year-round beauty. The cycle of the seasons presents the glory of springtime blossoms and flowering trees, the agricultural tasks accomplished in the heat of a Tidewater summer, the heightened pace autumn brings, and the tranquility of soft, white wintertime snows. 90 pp., 104 color photographs, 8 x 10 1996; 3rd printing 1998 CW No. 471821 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-168-3 $15.95


  • Colonial Williamsburg: The First 75 Years

    Colonial Williamsburg: The First 75 Years

    Fascinating story of how the Reverend W. A. R. Goodwin and John D. Rockefeller Jr. went about restoring Virginia's colonial capital.

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    By Mary Miley Theobald

    This book relates the fascinating story of how the Reverend W. A. R. Goodwin and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., went about restoring Virginia's colonial capital. Equally engrossing is the account of how the Williamsburg that visitors see today turned a sleepy southern town into a city vibrant with the voices of history. 80 pp., 61 color photographs, 24 black-and-white photographs, 7 x 10 2001; 2nd printing 2002 CW No. 953810 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-220-5 $7.95


  • A Window on Williamsburg

    A Window on Williamsburg

    Imaginative photography of Williamsburg's gardens, greens, buildings, historic trades, and people.

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    Photographs by Taylor Lewis, Jr.
    Text by John J. Walklet, Jr., Thomas K. Ford, and Donna C. Sheppard

    A Window on Williamsburg offers an intimate glimpse of the city, its gardens and greens, its buildings great and small, its historic trades, and its people. Imaginative photography captures perfectly the character and spirit of the restored capital of Virginia that is now Colonial Williamsburg. 80 pp., 121 color photographs, 7 x 9 1966; rev. ed. 1973; 3rd rev. ed. 2001 CW No. 1875 Also available in French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, and Italian Softbound ISBN 0-87935-071-7 $10.95


  • Williamsburg - Three Hundred Years Freedom's Journey

    Williamsburg - Three Hundred Years Freedom's Journey

    Williamsburg — Three Hundred Years re-creates in photographs and words significant moments from the history of Williamsburg.

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    By Suzanne E. Coffman
    Photography by David M. Doody
    Additional photography by Tom Green, Kelly Jo Mihalcoe, and Lael White
    New photography directed by Carson O. Hudson, Jr.

    Williamsburg — Three Hundred Years re-creates in photographs and words significant moments from the history of Williamsburg. It brings to life events that occurred in this important town and stories about the people who experienced them. 112 pp., 190 color photographs, 8 1/2 x 11 1999; 2nd printing 2000 CW No. 735274 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-192-6 $12.95


  • Williamsburg Before and After The Rebirth of Virginia's Colonial Capital

    Williamsburg Before and After The Rebirth of Virginia's Colonial Capital

    Delightfully informative text which traces the rise and fall of Williamsburg before and after the colonial capital of Virginia moved to Richmond.

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    By George Humphrey Yetter

    In Williamsburg Before and After, George Yetter's delightfully informative text describes why Williamsburg was founded and flourished during the colonial period. He traces the gradual deterioration that followed when the capital moved to Richmond in 1780, and concludes with the exciting story of how the Reverend W. A. R. Goodwin and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., worked together to save Williamsburg's past. Old photographs, daguerreotypes, watercolors, sketches, and maps capture the flavor of "pre-restoration" Williamsburg. Lovely color "after" photographs show that the vision and dream Goodwin and Rockefeller shared have been fulfilled. 198 pp., 116 color photographs, 133 duotones, 14 black-and-white illustrations, 11 x 9; 1988; 9th printing 2001 CW No. 171298 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-077-6 $26.95 Deluxe Edition CW No. 877704 Hardbound and slipcased ISBN 087935-213-2 $26.95


  • Colonial Williamsburg, revised edition

    Colonial Williamsburg, revised edition

    A splendid, lavishly illustrated volume considered to be the most detailed, all-inclusive book about Williamsburg ever published.

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    By Philip Kopper
    Photographs by Langdon Clay

    Colonial Williamsburg issued this splendid volume, the most detailed and comprehensive book ever produced about the colonial capital, in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of its founding. Philip Kopper's sparkling and information-packed text, which guides readers from the earliest settlement in the seventeenth century, through the Civil War and the rebirth of the town in the early twentieth century, culminates in the magnificent present-day restoration. A revised and updated section pays particular attention to the discoveries, restorations, and programs instituted and completed in the last fifteen years. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 320 pp., 300 color photographs, 77 black-and-white photographs, 10 x 12 2001 CW No. 119024 Hardbound ISBN 0-8109-0609-0 $65.00


  • Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg, new edition

    Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg, new edition

    The one book that visitors need to tour Virginia's restored colonial capital.

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    Text by Michael Olmert
    Drawings of buildings by Peter C. Turner
    Maps by Louis Luedtke
    Design by Helen Mageras and Richard J. Stinely

    This extensive guide to Colonial Williamsburg contains more than one hundred color photographs of the activities and attractions available in Virginia's restored colonial capital. Color-coded maps identify things to see and do and locate places to shop and dine. Building-by-building drawings enable visitors to tour completely and easily. Short biographies about eighteenth-century inhabitants impart glimpses into colonial society. Information about the museums—Public Hospital, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum—is included. Special sections highlight Carter's Grove plantation and modern lodging and dining opportunities. 176 pp., 108 color photographs, 10 duotones, 14 maps, 137 building drawings, 22 biographies, 7 x 10 CW No. 47076 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-184-5 $10.95





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