105 very beautiful colour plates of sea and island and garden paintings, mainly by Childe Hassam, with a few by e.g. Whistler, Monet, to show some possible influences on him. And lots of figures (black and white photos, mainly) of Hassam visiting Celia Thaxter and her wonderful garden and island (Appledore, Isle of Shoals) (off the coast of New Hampshire). The script by David Park Curry is very knowledgeable and explains more about the pictures. The colours of the reproductions are very fine, overall a very beautiful book.