Picturesque Garden Plans. A Practical Guide to the Laying-Out, Ornamentation, And Arrangement of Villa Gardens, Town Squares & Open Spaces... Adapted to English Gardens, etc. by Joseph Newton.

London: Robert Hardwicke, 1864. Hardbound. Red library buckram. iii, (24) pp., followed by 24 folding color lithographed plates. Fair. The paper is brittle. Every plate bears an ownership ink stamp from the public library which de-accessioned this book. Every plate is broken along the fold neatly. Two plates have chipping to edges, neither has loss to the image from this. Could be repaired easily. The whole is currently housed in an awful looking but sturdy slipcase-covered portfolio. Item #127284

Extraordinarily rare. Last copy sold at auction in 1993, at which time a defective copy sold for $1315 inc. the 15% buyer's premium. Siebeck was Superintendent of Public Gardens at Vienna and one of the most influential garden designers of his time. Sold as a collection of plates.

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