Title: La Theorie Et La Pratique Du Jardinage, Ou ...
Publisher: Jean Mariette, Paris
Publication Date: 1713
Edition: New Edition
293  [XII] pages. 25.5 x 19.5 cm. 38 engraved plates by Mariette and C. Lucas after Dezailler and Alexandre Le Blond, including 29 double-page and 9 folding, mostly mounted on guards. Enlarged second edition of the important French treatise on garden design, first published 1709. This edition contains a new preface and six new engravings. the book was originally published under the author's initials alone, and was later also published under the name of its illustrator, Le Blond. BERLIN KAT. 3463. FOWLER 170. "This book, in which the methods of the great Le Notre (1513-1700) were reduced to a system, remains to this day the standard authority on the formal garden. It was written by D'Argenville the elder, under the instructions and supervision of the architect, J.B. Alexandre Le Blond." HUNT 421. Engraved bookplate, Safstaholm, Bibliothek, contents clean, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, nicks to joints and corners, binding tight. Contemporary full French calf. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 20425
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