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Thouin, Gabriel. (1747-1829)
Plans Raisonnes de Toutes les especes de Jardins,
1820. Second edition of an important and influential work on garden-design & landscape architecture (the first ed. was publ. in 1820). The author Gabriel Thouin (1747-1829) was a French landscape gardener who developed a system of classification of gardens by type and by design. The four main categories are botanical (or pharmaceutical) gardens, fruit gardens, vegetable gardens & pleasure gardens. The beautiful lithographed plates depict a variety of designs (i.a. for Chinese & English gardens which were in vogue at the time) surrounded by views of various garden-buildings (i.a. Chinese pavillions, classical ruins and follies). Apart from a few minor imperfections (56 plates are neatly numbered in ink in an old hand, binding sl. rubbed/worn along extremities) in very good conditionParis by L'Imprimerie de L:ebegue. 1823.Folio.56pp text. and 57 lithogr.plts. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Vries & De Vries [Haarlem, NH, Netherlands]
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