Planting and Rural Ornament. Being a Second Edition, with large Additions, of Planting and Ornamental Gardening, a Practical Treatise.

[iii]-xxxii, 408, [8] pp.; [iii]-xx, 454, [4] pp. Two vols. 8vo, early 19th-cent. polished half-calf, spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines. London: G. Nicol et al., 1796.

Second edition, greatly enlarged; first published in one volume in 1785. This “is a treatise on the art of planting and laying-out plantations, and much of the work is devoted to a catalogue of trees and shrubs alphabetically arranged…This [edition] contains additional information on planting, and on rural ornament (the laying out of grounds), and descriptions of some noted estates visited by the author together with his critical remarks and suggested improvements. Included in this list of estates in Persfield, near Chepstow, formerly the seat of Mr. Valentine Morris; Stowe, near Buckingham, the seat of the Marquess of Buckingham; Fisherwick, the Marquess of Donegall’s estate near Lichfield; the Leasowes where Shenstone lived and died; Hagley near Stourbridge laid out by the first Baron Lyttelton, and the near-by property of Enville belonging to the Earl of Stamford.”–Henrey, II, pp. 527-28.

The second volume consists largely of a dictionary of plants.

Fine and handsome set. Lacking half-titles.

❧ Henrey 1229.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 2742

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