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Observations on Modern Gardening, and Laying Out Pleasure-Grounds, Parks, Farms, Ridings etc, illustrated by Descriptions. To Which is Added, an Essay on the Different Natural Situations of Gardens,

by (Orford, Horace Earl of ):

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London : Printed for West and Hughes, 1801 'A New Edition, with Notes by Horace (Late) Earl of Orford, and Ornamented with Plates, Chiefly Designed by Mr. Wollet.' HB. Original boards covered in marbled paper with green paper spine, bearing paper title label printed in black. viii, 155pp, quarto. Nicely printed on hand-cut watermarked paper, with 6 hand-coloured engravings in plates (including frontispiece). The main author of this work is not given, though part of the text is by the late Earl of Orford. This appears to be the first illustrated edition. An attractive volume with original character, which belonged to the private library of Herbert Watney, MD, of Buckhold, Berks (his bookplate inside front cover, with a shelf mark recorded). There is also a small circular stamp of a second owner on title page corner. Very Good condition overall. Boards clean but with worn corners and some rubbing to marbled paper. Binding sound. Pages have browning to edges, spotting and heavier browning to leaves at ends, occasional spotting inside, though most are clean; the plates are bright though two have spotting (largely visible to margins).
  • Bookseller: David Ford Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 29393
  • Title: Observations on Modern Gardening, and Laying Out Pleasure-Grounds, Parks, Farms, Ridings etc, illustrated by Descriptions. To Which is Added, an Essay on the Different Natural Situations of Gardens,
  • Author: (Orford, Horace Earl of ):
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: London : Printed for West and Hughes, 1801
  • Bookseller catalogs: Gardening;


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