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An Essay on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and the Beautiful; and, on the Use of Studying Pictures for the Purpose of Improving Real Landscape. a New Edition with Considerable Additions
J. Robson and D. Walker for J. Robson, London and Hereford 1796 - Two volumes, 1796 and 1798, Revised and preferred edition of Vol.I and the first edition of Vol.II. 8vo, contemporary calf with red morocco spine labels. Armorial bookplates of Richard Hart Davis (1767-1842), a descendant of William IV and collector of rare books and paintings. Primary documents of the Picturesque movement in landscape gardening, an attempt to discredit Capability Brown's theories of invasive landscaping and an argument for designing gardens after the landscape paintings of Claude Lorrain and Salvator Rosa. Weinreb 17:120: "(he) suggests an ordered procession from the grand Italianate garden around the mansion, through gravelled walks and shrubberies, to wooded parklands and eventually to unrestrained nature." Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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