SIEBECK, Rudolph (1812-1878); and Joseph NEWTON
Picturesque Garden Plans. A Practical Guide to the Laying-out, Ornamentation, and Arrangement of Villa Gardens, Town Squares, & Open Spaces ... Adapted to English Gardens, etc.
London: Robert Hardwicke, 1864. Small folio. (13 x 8 inches). Contents loose as issued. , iv, pp. 24 hand coloured double-page plates.
Publisher's green cloth portfolio, upper cover titled in gilt, expertly rebacked to style. Housed in a green morocco backed box.
Scarce English edition of Siebeck's garden designs, with hand coloured plates.
Siebeck served as the city gardener at Leipzig, the gardener to Baron Carl von Hügeland and later became the chief gardener of Vienna, designing the Vienna City Park, among others. His colorful garden designs were first published in large folio in Leipzig in 1853 and 1856; the present reduced in scale English edition, as well as a French edition followed. Adapted for British gardens by well known landscape designer Joseph Newton. "But little apology is required for introducing this work to an English public. It has been done in the hope that the various plans which it contains may be the means of improving, not only the villa residences of our wealthy citizens and others, but also our public squares and town inclosures ... The credit of the designs belongs to Dr. Siebeck, who has applied them to the improvement of villa gardens of from a quarter of an acre to four acres in extent in the suburbs of Vienna" (Preface).