Lot 63 of 253:
John James of the Practice of Gardening  

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$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
The Theory and Practice of Gardening: Wherein is fully handled all that relates to Fine Gardens, commonly called Pleasure-Gardens, as Parterres, Groves, Bowling-Greens, &c.
Author:
James, John
Place:
London
Publisher:
Maurice Atkins
Date:
1712
Description:

[xiv], 218, [3] pp. 32 folding plates (5 with amateur coloring). (4to) period full paneled calf, later rebacking with earlier spine laid down. First Edition in English.

Translated from the French of Antoine Joseph Dézallier d'Argenville (Paris, 1709). The first important book on garden design of the 18th century to appear in England. Abbey Life 48.

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Condition:
Binding worn, rear cover detached, bookplate; some foxing, a few plates with amateur coloring; very good.
 
Item number:
283596
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