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Nouveaux Jardins de la France
- In two volumes. Et de ses Anciens Chateaux melee d’observations sur la vie de la campagne et la composition des jardins. - Description of the modern gardens and ancient castles in France with local observations on rural life and gardening. - Bescheibung der neuen Garten und alten Schlosser in Frankreich mit Bermerkungen ber Landleben und Gartenanlagan. L’Imprimérie de Delance, Paris, 1808. Contemporary French half tan calf, the spine roll-tooled in gilt and scarlet and dark blue morocco title labels, the latter decorated with two rows of tumbling flowers and leaves, Folio measurements. First edition. One volume of text and one volume with an engraved map showing the gardens and parks and their proximity to Paris, 2 plans of Malmaison and Ermenonville, 1 plate with 21 engravings depicting geological cross-sections, 122 engraved and numbered plates most of them after drawings by Constant Bourgeois, a pupil of David, 46 of which are full-plate and 52 half-plate, 4 quarter-plates and eight ‘mobile’ illustrations numbered from A-H all with an overlay inserted with tabs over the original view, to show proposed alterations, for example a newly planted row of trees, an avenue through what had been a field, a lake created from the river. The two exceptions are plate 116 (by Underwood) and plates 121-22 (by Bence). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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