BOITARD, Pierre (1787-1859)
Traité de la Composition et de l'Ornement des Jardins ... Troisieme Edition
Paris: Audot, 1825. Oblong 8vo. (6 1/2 x 8 inches). Text in two columns. vi, 156, pp. 97 engraved plates (one hand-coloured).
Late 19th or early 20th century black morocco backed green boards, patterned endpapers, red stained edges.
Popular illustrated work on landscape design.
The present third edition, revised and augmented, includes engravings of garden designs, pavilions, fountains, monuments, bridges, temples, pagodas, obelisks, hydraulic machines for water delivery and other follies. Styles include Chinoiserie, neo-classicism and Gothic structures.
Berlin Kat. 3484; Brunet I:1074.