HIRSCHFELD, Christian Cayus Lorenz (1742-1792). Théorie de l'art des jardins. Leipzig: Reich & the heirs of M.G.Weidmann, 1779-1785.
5 volumes, 4° (252 x 200mm). Engraved title vignettes, 238 other engraved plates and illustrations, one folding, and including 30 full-page illustrations. (Some browning.) Contemporary speckled sheep (spine labels defective, joints weak and occasionally slightly split, head of spine of vol.I slightly split). Provenance: early inscription in French; R.M.Beverley (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, translated from the German by F. de Castillon the younger, of Hirschfeld's most important work detailing a complete theory of garden design. Cf. Berlin Kat. 3353 (German edition). (5)