The Art of Beautifying Suburban Home Grounds of Small Extent, Etc.


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New York: Appleton, 1870, First edition. 8vo; pp. 618, 4 (ads); illustrated from 32 plates of plans, engravings and text cuts of plants,trees, and bedding plans. Owner's enthusiastic ink stamp to endpapers, prelims.and verso of a few plates; else a very good copy in original gilt-stamped green cloth. A classic handbook for the post-war generation of house-owners looking to distinguish their property with suitable landscaping. Part one with advice on laying out, types of gardens, landscaping principles, etc.; part two deals with trees, plant selection, horticultural advice, etc. "A major statement of the principles of domestic design in the post-Civil War years." ("Pioneers of American Landscape Design" p. 337; Hitchcock 1137) (Item ID: 010125)

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