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Sketches + Hints on Landscape Gardening : Collected from Designs + Observations Now in Possession of Different Noblemen + Gentlemen for Whose Use They Were Originally Made : The Whole Tending to Establish Fixed Principles in the Art of Laying Out Ground

Repton / H. Repton Exq.

Published by London : Printed By W. Bulmer and Co. / Shakespeare Printing Office, and Sold By J. And J. Boydell, Shakspeare Gallery and By G. Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty Pall Mall 1794 / Reprint / FBRE Ltd, A Bound / Flex Cover / REPRINT, 1794
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Modern archival reprint of original edition, no other publication date marked. 160 pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Excerpt from the introduction: To improve the scenery of a country, and to display its native beauties with advantage, is an ART which originated in England, and has therefore been called English Gardening; yet as this expression is not sufficiently appropriate, especially since Gardening, in its more confined sense of Horticulture, has been likewise brought to the greatest perfection in this country, [1] I have adopted the term Landscape Gardening as most proper, because the art can only be advanced and perfected by the united powers of the landscape painter and the practical gardener. The former must conceive a plan, which the latter may be able to execute; for though a painter may represent a beautiful landscape on his canvas, and even surpass nature by the combination of her choicest materials, yet the luxuriant imagination of the painter must be subjected to the gardener's practical knowledge in planting, digging, and moving earth; that the simplest and readiest means of accomplishing each design may be suggested; since it is not by vast labour, or great expence, that Nature is generally to be improved; on the contrary, Ce noble emploi demande un artiste qui pense, Prodigue de genie, mais non pas de depense. ; [1] This appears from the many valuable works on that subject; particularly the well known labours of the ingenious Mr. Speechly, gardener to the Duke of Portland; and from many other useful books produced by English kitchen gardeners. Size: Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 5021900

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Title: Sketches + Hints on Landscape Gardening : ...

Publisher: London : Printed By W. Bulmer and Co. / Shakespeare Printing Office, and Sold By J. And J. Boydell, Shakspeare Gallery and By G. Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty Pall Mall 1794 / Reprint / FBRE Ltd, A Bound / Flex Cover / REPRINT

Publication Date: 1794

Binding: Scarce Title.

Illustrator: Fully Illustrated

Edition: C: clean and unmarked Text.

Book Type: Architecture / Art History

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