Manuel Complet de l'Architecte des Jardins, ou l'Art de les Composer et de les Decorer. Atlas.
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Paris: Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret,  (, 120 pp.). The atlas volume of a scarce book on garden design copmprising frontis and 132 fine engraved plates (oblong, 23cm x 14 cm): I- XII views of English country seats (e.g., Ch. Corby) and scenery (Lac et Village de Rydal) by Lesage, Dumouxa, et al.; 1- 120 full page illustrations showing details chiefly in the picturesque or neo-gothic style of pagodas, fountains, orangeries, cottages, pavillions, garden layout, belvederes, garden toys (gymnastique), glass houses, gothic doorways, rustic gates, bridges, lanterns, water features, and the like. Ten years or so later, this same style of landscape architecture and garden design would make its appearance in the U. S. in the pattern books of Downing and Vaux and after that Olmsted. In original soft brown wraps, minor chips along top edge, frontis somewhat browned at the edge. A clean, sound copy of a scarce pattern book exhibiting the French interpretation of Romantic fashion in garden design of the first part of the nineteenth century. Exceptional.
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