ON MODERN GARDENING
Price: 85.00 USD
New York: Young Books, 1931. large 12mo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards, paper spine label, slipcase. x (ii), 80, (2) pages. Printed at the Walpole Press in an edition limited to 325 copies, with a Preface and Bibliographical Note by W.S. Lewis. This essay was first published in 1780 by Strawberry Hill in volume four of the Anecdotes of Painting in England."Horace Walpole's essay is a brief history of landscape gardening, from the First Garden to 'Capabililty' Brown. Since Sir Francis Bacon, the English trees and lawns had not secured so fashionable an advocate (Preface)." Four illustrations, including a View from the great bedchamber at Strawberry-hill, 1784. Foxing along gutters.