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popular work on gardening w/42 plates 1739  

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La Theorie, et La Pratique du Jardinage

[Dezallier d'Argenville, Antoine Joseph] L.S.A.J.D.A.

The Hague

Jean Martin Husson



[viii], 383, [13] pp. 42 copperplate engraved plates (many folding) and numerous vignettes in the text. (4to) 25.5x19 cm (10x7¾"), period speckled calf, spine with gilt decorations and lettering. Stated Third Edition. 

Popular work on the theory and practice of gardening, featuring plans for trellises, cascades, fountains, labyrinth etc. Stated third edition, but probably the fifth edition overall. This is the third edition with the contributions of Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Le Blond, including his work on the engraved plates. An important gardening book "in which the methods of the great Le Notre were reduced to a system, remains to this day the standard authority on the formal garden"--Fowler 170 (for the 1709 first edition).

Lot Amendments

Light wear and scuffing to calf, spine and corners repaired with some loss to gilt; early pencil notes opposite title page, darkening to text block, scattered light foxing; a handsome copy.

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