Rural Essays. Edited With A Memoir Of The Author, By George William Curtis, and a Letter To His Friends by Fredericka Bremer. A. J. Downing.

Rural Essays. Edited With A Memoir Of The Author, By George William Curtis, and a Letter To His Friends by Fredericka Bremer

NY: Leavitt & Allen, 1854. Hardcover. 557 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Engraved frontis., seven plates, plus text illustrations [wood engravings]. Downing's essays are a collection of his editorials from the periodical, THE HORTICULTURIST, between 1845 and 1852. The sixteen essays on Landscape gardening are a valuable supplement to his TREATISE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LANDSCAPE GARDENING, etc. Together, the two works present a retrospective of Downing's views on the subject. HITCHCOCK 347 KARPEL B530. Bookplate, wear to corners and backstrip extremities, spine faded to brown. Orig. green, publisher's cloth decorated in blind. Very good. Item #9790

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