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The Gardens, A Poem.

DELILLE, [Jacques Montanier], Abbé [1738-1813].

Published by London: Printed By T.Bensley, 1798., 1798
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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4to. pp. 4 p.l., 120. etched half-title/frontis. & etched head & tailpieces by Francesco Bartolozzi, the headpieces after drawings by Francisco Vieira. contemporary red straight-grained morocco, gilt back & cover borders, gilt edges & inside dentelles (corners & head of spine worn, offsetting from engravings, foxing to first few leaves). First Edition of the Second English Translation by Maria Henrietta Heywood Montolieu. Delille’s poem, first published in Paris in 1782 as Les Jardins, ou l’art d’embellir les paysages , called for reform of the traditional style of gardening with its straight lines, symmetry, and unnatural regularity. Delille was inspired by and borrowed from the writings of English authors, including Mason’s English Garden, the writings of Pope, Milton’s description of the garden of Eden in Paradise Lost, Thomson’s Seasons, Whately’s Observations on Modern Gardening, and William Chambers’ Dissertation on Oriental Gardening. His work attracted widespread interest and enjoyed immense popularity. The anonymously translated first English language edition was published in 1789. Henrey 623 & II pp. 519-23. Bookseller Inventory # elala229

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Title: The Gardens, A Poem.

Publisher: London: Printed By T.Bensley, 1798.

Publication Date: 1798

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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