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. Gardening, A. J. Downing.

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: Putnams, 1859. Sixth edition. Original Green Cloth, w/gilt title on spine and embossed cover. Quarto, pp. xv, 572, indexed, with 93 illustrations, appendix and publishers ads, includes supplement by Sargent. Chapter on rural architecture is pp. 318-61. Good w/some foxing, loose in binding. Item #2502

Hitchcock 365. As with most of Downing's books, well written, researched (and practiced!) and highly influential in its day. A scarce piece of American Architectural history.

Price: $300.00

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