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    Sale 7548

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    12 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 162

    MANSA, Johann Ludwig. Plane zu Garten-Anlagen im englischen Geschmack, nebst Aweisung wie man kleinere Partien einteilen und bepflanzen kann. [Title to second part: Plans de jardins dans le goût anglais et instructions dans l'art de distribuer et planter de petits terrains]. Copenhagen: Friederich Brummer, 1798.

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    MANSA, Johann Ludwig. Plane zu Garten-Anlagen im englischen Geschmack, nebst Aweisung wie man kleinere Partien einteilen und bepflanzen kann. [Title to second part: Plans de jardins dans le goût anglais et instructions dans l'art de distribuer et planter de petits terrains]. Copenhagen: Friederich Brummer, 1798.

    Two parts in one volume, oblong 2° (297 x 479 mm). Engraved titles and 24 hand-coloured engraved plates by G.N. Angelo coloured in a contemporary hand. (A few plates slightly shaved.) Contemporary red half roan and patterned paper boards, gilt-lettered spine (covers scuffed with lossses to paper, particularly on rear cover, spine slightly rubbed). Provenance: 'GJB' (gilt monogram on binding) -- Gustav Troude (contemporary signature on front pastedown) -- Safstaholms Bibliothek (bookplate) -- Jorgen Birkedal Hartmann (bookplate).

    An ambitious landscaping manual by the royal gardener to King Christian VII of Denmark. Although a German by birth, Mansa is credited with introducing English landscape design to Denmark. The same title, in German and French respectively, introduces two sets of twelve plates; in each case the first plate provides a key to the colouring and architectural symbols used. Part one also has a single letterpress leaf with a 'Verseichniss der Bäume, Sträuche und Laubhölzer auf den Planen'. The title to the second part is inscribed 'Cahier II'. Not in BL.


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