PAPWORTH, John Buonarotti. Hints on Ornamental Gardening: consisting of a series of designs for garden buildings... interspersed with occasional remarks on rural architecture. London: J.Diggens for R.Ackermann, 1823 [watermarked 1821].
Large 8° (259 x 174mm). 28 aquatint plates (27 hand-coloured, one uncoloured with a flap). (Lacks half-title, small tear to flap.) Contemporary red half morocco gilt (spine slightly faded, extremities lightly scuffed.) Provenance: Baroness Brassey, of Bulkeley (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, ?later issue with title of plate 3 correctly printed, without overslip. 'A necessary companion volume to the author's Rural Residences and of greater rarity': (Abbey). There are three issues of Plate 3: with the title 'Puertas y Vergas de Jardines'; with an overslip giving the correct title in English and, as in this copy, with the title correctly printed without the overslip. Cf. Abbey Life 46.
John Buonarotti PAPWORTH. Rural Residences, consisting of a Series of Designs for Cottages, decorated Cottages, small Villas and other ornamental Buildings. London: J. Diggens for R. Ackermann, 1818. Large 8° (275 x 190mm). Half-title, 27 hand-coloured aquatint plates. (Some leaves slightly soiled and offset.) Modern slate-green morocco-backed boards, uncut. FIRST EDITION. Abbey Life 45; Berlin Kat. OS 23212. (2)