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TREATISE

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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.

Second 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 & LONDON:

WILEY AND PUTNAM.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY The Library of the Graduate School of Design

Geft of Herace Flesher

63698

Entered according to the Act of Congress, by

A. J. DOWNING,

In the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New-York, in the year 1841.

NEW-YORK: WILLIAM OSBORN, PRINTER, 88 William-street.

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0747

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, LL. D.,

EX-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES;

THE LOVER OF RURAL PURSUITS,

AS WELL AS

THE DISTINGUISHED PATRIOT, STATESMAN,

AND SAGE;

THIS VOLUME,

BY PERMISSION,

IS RESPECTFULLY AND AFFECTIONATELY

DEDICATED,

BY HIS FRIEND,

THE AUTHOR.

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