The most important work on garden design in the eighteenth century
[DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, A.J.].
The Theory and Practice of Gardening: Wherein is fully handled all that relates to Fine Gardens, commonly called Pleasure-Gardens, as Parterres, Groves, Bowling-Greens, &c. Containing divers Plans, and general Dispositions of Gardens.... With the manner of laying out the Grounds, cutting the Terrasses... the method of Planting, and raising, in little time, all the Plants requisite in Fine Gardens... Done from the French Original, printed at Paris, Anno 1709. By John James of Greenwich.
London, Printed by Geo. James, 1712. 4to (252 x 200mm). pp.(16), 218, (2), with 32 double- or folded plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt spine i...