New York: Putnams, 1853. First edition. Half-Leather on marbled boards. Octavo, pp. lxxi, 557, illustrated w/drawings. Posthumous collection of Downing's contribution to the Horticulturist , 550 pages of mid-19th century common sense, including essays on greenhouses, ice houses, all manner of landscaping, current growth in building,etc. Hitchcock 347. Good, prof. rebound with orig. leather expertly laid back on spine & cover. Item #1792
A very nice copy in restored half leather on marbled boards. P 205 - 288 on "rural architecture."