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Author Dézallier d'Argenville, A.-J. (Antoine-Joseph), 1680-1765.
Title The theory and practice of gardening : wherein is fully handled all that relates to fine gardens, Commonly Called Pleasure-Gardens, Consisting of Parterres, Groves, Bowling-Greens, &c. containing several plans, and general dispositions of gardens, New Designs of Parterres, Groves, Grass-plots, Mazes, Banqueting-Rooms, Galleries, Portico's, and Summer-houses of Arbour-work, Terrasses, Stairs, Fountains, Cascades, and other Ornaments of use in the Decoration and Embelishment of Gardens. With The Manner of making the Ground, forming Designs suitable to the Place, and putting them in Execution, according to the Principles of Geometry. The Method of Setting and Raising in little time, all the Plants requisite in fine Gardens: Also the Way to find Water, to convey it into Gardens, and to make Basons and Fountains for the same. Together with Remarks and General Rules in all that concerns the Art of Gardening / by Le Sieur Alexander Le Blond ; done from the late edition printed at Paris, by John James of Greenwich.
Publication Info. London : Printed for Bernard Lintot, at the Cross-Keys, between the Temple-Gates, in Fleet Street, 1728.
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Large  Z-L D5322 T3    IN LIBRARY
Edition The second edition / With very large additions, and a new treatise of flowers and orange-trees.
Description vii, [1], 297 [i.e. 299], [17] p., [17] leaves of folded plates : ill., plans ; 26 cm. (4⁰)
Note In fact by Antoine Joseph Dézallier d'Argenville; Le Blond had no other part in the work than that of providing most of the drawings for the plates (Henrey).
Red and black t.p.
Pagination errors: p. 257-299 misnumbered as 255-297; text and register continuous.
Signatures: [A]-2R⁴ 2S².
The ornaments are those used by Henry Woodfall. Cf. ESTC.
Indexed In: Henrey, 950
ESTC T118205
Note Includes index.
Head- and tail-pieces; press figures.
Errata and binders' instructions on p. [viii].
"Books printed for Bernard Linto" on 3 unnumbered p. at end (p. [15]-[17], 3rd group). ZNS
Plates engraved by Michael van der Gucht and Henry Fletcher.
"La première édition parut en 1709 sous les initials L.S.A.J.D.A. La 2e éd. (1713 ... et une autre de 1722 ...) porte le nom d'Alexandre Le Blond, architecte de jardins, qui avait fourni un certain nombre de figures pour cet ouvrage. L'erreur, voulue ou non, est reproduite dans d'autres éditions de La Haye et dans les traductions anglaises."--Journ. Soc. nat. hort. ser. IV, v. 6, p. 737.
Library copy imperfect, lacking all plates, deliberately cut, stubs present. Binder's error: p. 81-88 duplicated. Listed in 1791 catalogue, p. 92 as James's [sic, the translator, not the author] theory and practice of gardening; in 1793 catalogue, p. 51, No. 698 and in the First ledger: James on gardening. ZNS
Subject Dézallier d'Argenville, A.-J. (Antoine-Joseph), 1680-1765 -- Translations into English -- Early works to 1800.
Fountains -- Early works to 1800.
Gardens -- Design -- Early works to 1800.
Landscape gardening -- Early works to 1800.
Landscape architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Genre or Form Integral errata lists (Printing) -- England -- 18th century.
Pagination errors (Printing) -- England -- 18th century.
Press figures (Printing) -- England -- 18th century.
Binders' instructions (Binding) -- England -- 18th century.
Binding errors (Binding) -- Englandy18th century. ZNS
Booksellers' advertisements -- England -- 18th century.
Tail-pieces (Printing) -- England -- 18th century.
Type ornaments (Printing) -- England -- 18th century.
Engravings -- England -- 18th century.
Woodcuts -- England -- 18th century.
Added Author James, John, d. 1746, translator.
Le Blond, Jean-Baptiste-Alexandre, 1679-1719.
Lintot, Bernard, bookseller.
Woodfall, H. (Henry), d. 1767, associated name.
Fletcher, Henry, fl. 1715-1738, engraver.
Gucht, Michael van der, 1660-1725, engraver.
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1791. ZNS
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1793. ZNS
New York Society Library. Charging ledger. 1789-1792. ZNS
City Readers: Digital Historic Collections (New York Society Library)
Added Title Theorie et la pratique du jardinage. English
New treatise of flowers and orange-trees.
Treatise of flowers and orange-trees.
Books printed for Bernard Lintot.