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Beiträge zur Landschafts-Gärtnerei. Zur Farbenlehre
1853. PETZOLD, Eduard. Beiträge zur Landschafts-Gärtnerei. Zur Farbenlehre. ix, [1], 68 pp. Illustrated with ten numbered diagrams of which seven were coloured by a contemporary hand on four plates. Small 4to., 220 x 170 mm, bound in early black boards, gilt lettering on red paper spine label and initials in lower outer corner of front board. Jena: Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Fromman, 1853.First Edition of an early monograph on colour in landscape design. Petzold's treatise lists flowers, trees, and shrubs in warm and cool tones which may be employed to please or challenge the eye, from a distance and up close, for different seasons and occasions. The hand-coloured illustrations are diagrams of colour relationships corresponding to passages in the text. CarlEduard Petzold (1815-1891) began his landscaping career at the park estate of Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. He was appointed court gardener at Weimar in 1844 but returned to Muskau in 1852 as garden inspector, a position he held until 1872, during which time he was also Director of Parks for the Netherlands. In all, Petzold designed more than 170 parks in six countries. Rare: OCLC finds just three copies in the U.S., at Columbia, the New York Botanical Garden Library, and Dumbarton Oaks. A facsimile of the present edition was published in 1991 by Brün-Verlag, a testament to its importance. This edition is scarcer internationally than Petzold's original Beiträge zur Landschafts-Gärntnerei, a shorter version published by Hoffmann at Weimar in 1849. Light foxing not affecting plates, wear to binding with some repair to spine, but a good copy. Osborne, Books on Colour (Petzold). Cf. Jekyll 1908. Not in Birren or Ron.
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