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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.

Entered accord.ng to the Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by

GEORGE P. PUTNAM,

La the Clerk's Office of the District Corrt for the Southern District of New York

R. CRAIGHEAD, PRINTER, 53 VESEY STREET, NEW YORK.

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