A TREATISE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LANDSCAPE GARDENING, ADAPTED TO NORTH AMERICA;
WITH A VIEW TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF COUNTRY RESIDENCES.
COMPRISING HISTORICAL NOTICES AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF THE ART, DIRECTIONS FOR LAYING OUT GROUNDS AND ARRANGING PLANTATIONS, THE DESCRIPTION AND CULTIVATION OF HARDY TREES, DECORATIVE ACCOMPANIMENTS TO THE HOUSE AND GROUNDS, THE FORMATION OF PIECES OF ARTIFICIAL WATER, FLOWER GARDENS, ETC. WITH REMARKS ON RURAL ARCHITECTURE.
Fourth Edition, ENLARGED, REVISED, AND NEWLY ILLUSTRATED. BY A. J. DOWNING, AUTHOR OF DESIGNS FOR COTTAGE RESIDENCES, ETC.
"Insult not Nature with absurd expense, Nor spoil her simple charms by vain pretence; Weigh well the subject, be with caution bold, Profuse of genius, not profuse of gold."
NEW YORK: GEORGE P. PUTNAM, 155 BROADWAY. LONDON: LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN & LONGMANS. 1850.
Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by GEORGE P. PUTNAM, Is the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.