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TREATISE

ON
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE

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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.

Second Edition,
ENLARGED, REVISED, AND NEWLY ILLUSTRATED.

By A. J. DOWNING,

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AUTHOR OF DESIGNS FOR

COTTAGE RESIDENCES, ETC.

" Insolt not Nature with absurd expense,

Nor spoil her simple charms by vain pretence ;
Weigts well the subject, be with caution bold,
Profare of genius, not profuse of gold."

NEW-YORK & LONDON:

WILEY AND PUTNAM,

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