Item #24129 A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to America; With A View To The Improvement Of Country Residences; With Remarks On Rural Architecture. A. J. Downing.

A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to America; With A View To The Improvement Of Country Residences; With Remarks On Rural Architecture

New York: Orange Judd Agricultural Book Publishers, 1865. Seventh Edition. Hardcover. 576 pages. 23 x 15.5 cm. Enlarged, Revised and Newly Illustrated. With a Supplement by Henry Winthrop Sargent Frontispiece, Host of full page and smaller wood engraved illustrations. Downing is widely considered the be the greatest single figure in American horticulture, later influencing the work of Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux. Downing’s book is additionally important as the first example of the “new” pattern book, "This is the first book devoted entirely to landscape gardening and rural architecture in America, and one of the most influential books ever published in the history ofHH American art and taste." HITCHCOCK 367. KARPEL B528. Slight nicks to backstrip head and foot. Interior contents clean. Orig. green cloth front cover and spine decorted in gilt. Near fube. Item #24129

Price: $150.00