Hand Book of Practical Landscape Gardening Designed for City and Suburban Residences, and Country School-Houses, Containing Designs for Lots and Grounds, From a Lot 30 X 100 Feet to a 40 Acre Plot.


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Rochester: D. M. Dewey, Horticultural Books, 1881, 1881. Second edition, enlarged and improved. Tall 8vo (23 x 15); ninety-six pp.; color lithographic frontispiece and sixteen colored plates of ornamental trees "drawn for Elliott's Landscape Gardening", one uncolored flower plate, fourteen cuts of plans for homegrounds, and four cuts of window gardens. A good copy or better, rebound in contemporary black textured cloth. With fourteen residential plans, as well as designs for school-houses, and a chapter on winter decoration for the grounds and the interior. Originally published in 1877. This enlarged second edition contains an abundance of colored plates, courtesy of the publisher Dellon Marcus Dewey, ".a Rochester bookseller, publisher, dealer in art, and an amateur architect who delighted in horticulture.[and who] threw all his energies and promotional abilities into the production and sale of nurserymen's plates." (Van Ravensway, "Drawn From Nature") Hedrick/Woodburn 559; Wood/Karpel B533 (for the 1877 ed.) (Item ID: 001832)

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