Title: Observations On Modern Gardening, And Laying...
Publisher: West And Hughes, London
Publication Date: 1801
Edition: New Edition
155 pages. 27 x 21 cm. Six hand-colored etchings appear only in this edition "of some of the gardens described, and notes consisting of extracts from Horace Walpole's essay `On Modern Gardening'. Five of the illustrations were made from drawings by William Woolett, outstanding as an engraver, and also noted as a draughtsman. To this edition was added `An essay on the different natural situations of gardens', first published in 1774 as a separate work." [see HENREY, Vol.II, pp.509-510]. Originally published 1770, and according to HENREY, "The most comprehensive work on the theory of landscape design developed by the natural school before the time of Humphrey Repton." ABBEY SCENERY 389. Two bookplates, front endpapers, title foxed, frontispiece toning mostly marginal, marbled endpapers. Contemporary red straight grained morocco. Aeg, Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 17589
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