A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening; adapted to North America; with a view to the improvement of country residences, comprising historical notices and general principles of the art, directions for laying our grounds and arranging plantations, the description and cultivation of hardy trees, decorative accompaniments, to the house and grounds, the formation of pieces of artificial water, flower gardens etc. with remarks on rural architecture

New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1967. Reprint of 1859 sixth edition. Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. xvi, 576, indexed, illustrated with b/w engravings. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #21667

Published originally in 1841, this book has become a classic in the literature of American gardening. The author adapted the principles of the English landscape style to American needs and made it possible for the small-home owner to enjoy a status formerly reserved for the estate owner abroad. Known as "the father of landscape architecture" in America, he was a pioneer in "natural beauty," fostering the popularity of native trees and shrubs, and developing the informal, picturesque, "free-form" design that characterized his own creations and teachings. Hitchcock 365.

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