An Open Grove with Compartments, [and other designs]

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The Theory and Practice of Gardening: Wherein is Fully Handled All that Relates to Fine Gardens, Commonly Called Pleasure-Gardens, as Parterres, Groves, Bowling-Greens &c. ... Together with Remarks and General Rules in All that Concerns the Art of Gardening
London: Printed by G. James

André Le Nôtre did not publish any treatises on his art. Only after his death were the French garden style and technology codified in print in this seminal compendium, which appeared in numerous editions and translations between 1709 and 1764. An art connoisseur and naturalist, Dezallier d’Argenville also contributed hundreds of articles on gardening and hydraulics to the Encyclopédie (1751–1772).

Barr Ferree Collection, Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology.