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Recueil de jardins anglois et chinois. Recueil de jardinage composé par le Sr. Panseron, Architecte, Professeur d’Architecture, Ancien Professeur de Dessin à l’Ecole Royale Militaire et cydevant Inspecteur des Batimens de S.A.S. Mrg. le Prince de Conti
Chez lauteur Paris: : Chez l’auteur,, 1783.. Full Calf. Very Good. 4to (27.0 x 20.5 cm), Contemporary decorative calf with red morocco label. Collation: [6] pp. + 6 [i.e. 5], 6, 6, 10 (folded) plates. The book is bound in a decorative, mottled calf French binding of the period. The spine has raised bands and floral gilt decorations in panels, with red morocco label in upper panel. The Ends of spines and corners show some wear. There is worming spot on front cover near fore edge with light scuffing to boards, rubbed corners.All of the plates are hand colored in a fine contemporary hand and paper repair to the folding plates along the spine. There are some small stains on a few plates near the tab, affecting the borders. The first 6 pages contain 4 engraved pages of text. The twenty-seven (27) engraved plates depict garden designs of English and Chinese style with a scale of garden designs are hand colored. This is the second volume of 4 in a series of works, which include the author’s Recueil de jardinage (1783), and, Recueil de jardins. Anglos-chinois (1787). The missing first plate is absent in all extant library copies, indicating it was not bound in all copies, evidenced by an uncolored first plate in the copy of the book in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. The engraved colored plates in the three “Cayer” of 17 plates are excellent examples of English and Chinese gardens and give detail designs of gardens while the remaining 10 folding plates provide “Dispositions” of gardens with with buildings or “Batiments” and other garden structures. Penseron was a student of Jacques Francois Blondel, one of France’s great architects. Penseron designed and engraved all the plates which illustrate his mastery of engraving and beautiful design and coloring to represent the rich and wonderful survey of gardening in France in the second half of the 18th century when English and Chinese gardens were en vogue. Any copy of Panseron’s excellent treatise on English and Chinese garden design is very scarce. (Only a few libraries have this 2nd volume and the Institut national d'histoire de l'art. Collections Jacques Doucet. Bibliothèque. Paris has the complete series of 4 volumes) Excellent hand colored engravings of proposed garden designs by Panseron
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