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Title:
A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, adapted to North America; with a View to the Improvement of Country Residences

Author:
Downing, A. J.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Wiley & Putnam

Date:
1844

Description:
xiv, [9]-497 pp. Illustrated with many wood engravings and other illustrations throughout the text; copper-engraved frontispiece plate of the grounds at Blithewood, Dutchess County, New York with tissue-guard. 9¼x5¾, original blind-stamped brown cloth, spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Second Edition, enlarged and revised. First published in 1841 and was the first American book on landscape gardening. Contains many historical notes and principles of the American landscape art, directions for laying out grounds and arranging plantations, description and cultivation of hardy trees, decorative accompaniments to the house and grounds, the formation of pieces of artificial water and flower gardens, and much more. Hitchcock 355.

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spine ends frayed, corners bumped, splits along joints, shelf wear and some soiling; dampstaining to bottom margin throughout, a few pencil notes to front endpapers, else very good.


 
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