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Lust-Stück der Gärten ... | Parterres ou broderies des jardins ... [Erster-]Anderer Theil.Augsburg, Johann Andreas Pfeffel, [ca. 1730/35]. With 2 engraved illustrated title-pages from the same plate, plus 22 and 20 numbered illustration plates showing garden plans, decorations, fountains, etc. With: (2) STEINGRUBER, Johann David. Architecture civile erster Theil ... | Architecture civile premiere partie ... [all published].Augsburg, Johann Andreas Pfeffel, [ca. 1740/48]. With an engraved plate with a German note to the reader, and 25 numbered plates of architectural plans, elevations and sections engraved by J.D. Ringlin after Steingruber. (3) CHARMETON, Georges. Plans de divers edifices et corniches choisies ... | Abrisse unterschiedener Gebälcke und Kronwercke ...Augsburg, Johann Andreas Pfeffel, [ca. 1740/48]. With 12 engraved plates, including the title-page, the illustrations showing the entablatures of various classical Roman buildings. 3 works (1 in 2 parts) in 1 volume. Large oblong folio (25 x 38.5 c
Ad 1: Berlin Kat. 3332 (part 1, bound with part 2 of a different work); Millard coll. Northern European 18; WorldCat (3 copies of part 1 only); not in Springer, Tuinkunst; ad 2: Berlin Kat. 2006; Cicognara 676; WorldCat (7 or 9 copies); not in BAL; ad 3: Berlin Kat. 3929; WorldCat (Czech description without location); not in BAL. A remarkable volume containing three rare print series on architecture, architectural ornament and garden ornament, all published by the important Augsburg engraver and print publisher Johann Andreas Pfeffel the elder (1674-1748).Ad 1: First and only edition of a very rare ornamental garden pattern book (part 2 is especially rare) by the recently appointed court gardener and inspector of the Salzburg gardens, Franz Anton Danreiter (1695-1760). In 1728 Danreiter was appointed court gardener and inspector to related buildings by the ducal bishop of Salzburg. He translated Dezallier's La theorie et la pratique du jardinage into German, helping introduce French garden design to German-speaking countries. His own designs in the present work show more than 100 ornamental and fanciful planting patterns on 42 plates, many including fountains. This was his first and rarest model book with garden plans for parterres. They show that far from endlessly repeating the strict symmetrical canon of French Baroque garden design, Danreiter developed a never-ending variety of ornamental designs which herald the German rococo.Ad 2: First edition of Johann David Steingruber's first published architectural book, showing working drawings with plans, elevations and sections of town houses and palaces, mostly with scales. It includes several designs for a garden pavilion in an aristocratic park, lavish town houses for the haute bourgeois, and finally a ducal residence. Each design is shown in as much detail as possible. The grander houses are shown including streets and gardens. The Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach appointed Steingruber (1702-1787) court architect in 1734. In the course of his near sixty-year tenure he transformed the townscape of Ansbach following his own designs. He is best remembered for his playful "Architektonisches Alphabet" (1773), a remarkable series of designs in which each building has a ground plan based on a different letter in the alphabet.Ad 3: Rare 18th century copy of selections from the equally rare Diverses corniches choisies sur l'anticque , originally issued in 30 plates ca. 1670 by the ornamentalist and painter George Charmeton (1623-1674). It shows ornamental designs from classical Roman entablatures (architraves, friezes and cornices).With an early owner's list of the content and a library stamp. In very good condition, with only a crease across the corner of a couple leaves and an occasional minor spot. The paper sides are foxed, with a small water stain and a few chips, but the binding is otherwise also very good. Three rare architectural and ornamental print series, especially valuable for the garden layouts.
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