LOUDON, John Claudius. A Treatise on Forming, Improving, and Managing Country Residencies. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. 2 volumes, 4°. Half titles, engraved plates. 19th-century dark blue morocco gilt, yellow edges (some repairs, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Fasquel (label). FIRST EDITION. Archer 191.1: "Loudon's text is seldom original and frequently repetitive, but its strength is its methodical and comprehensive approach to the subject. In his attention to diverse aspects of theory and practice he clearly surpassed the principal landscape treatise of the previous decade, Repton's admittedly ad hoc and fragmentary Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening." (2)
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