Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin / The Riverside Press, MDCCCCVII  / 1917. First Editions thus. Hardcover. First and final volumes (as far as we can determine, only these two titles were published) from a "series of classics in landscape architecture which has been undertaken . . . with the cooperation of the American Society of Landscape Architects." (from Repton preface). Two royal octavo volumes (232 x 156mm) in matching quarter-cloth bindings (one red, the second, green), printed paper spine labels, all edges untrimmed. Repton: xxii,252pp, with tissue-guarded colored frontispiece (moveable overlay showing views from Repton's cottage in Essex before and after improvements), 22 full-page plates (most with overlays), and 28 texts figures. Tightly bound, pages and plates virtually pristine. Pückler-Muskau: Translated by Bernhard Sickert and edited by Samuel Parsons. xlv,,196,pp, with errata slip, 44 full-page plates from photographs, plans, and drawings (including tissue-guarded frontispiece), and folding plans in front and rear pockets. Virtually pristine. Fine. Item #BB2451
The Reptons (his first and final books) were originally published in 1795 (Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening) and 1816 (Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening). The Pückler-Muskau first appeared in 1834, as Andeutungen über Landschaftsgärtnerei. "His garden work shows the influence of Lancelot Brown, in its sweeping treatment of woods, pastures and water, and Humphry Repton, in his fondness for colourful bedding near the house." (gardenvisit) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).