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Gardens.- Langley (Batty) New Principles of Gardening: Or The Laying Out and Planting [of] Parterres, Groves, Widernesses, Labyrinths, Avenues, Parks, &c., first edition, folding engraved frontispiece and 27 folding or double-page plates and plans, lacking title and M3 (pp.85-86) but both supplied in manuscript (title with advertisement on verso), frontispiece torn and frayed with some loss to image (laid down), some other tears to plates repaired, plate 3 with small ink stains, with embossed stamp of F.H. Cripps-Day to outer margin of dedication and his signature on front pastedown, contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, corners worn, rebacked with gilt spine, upper cover detached, [Berlin Kat. 3414; Harris 462; Henrey 927], for A. Bettesworth and J. Batley [&c.], 1728 [1727]; and a water-stained copy of The Landed Gentleman's Useful Companion... of 1741, 4to & 8vo (2)

⁂ Langley disliked formality in garden design and favoured planting in what appeared a natural manner. He is particularly known for his labyrinths and this work includes many plans of mazes, also much on kitchen and physic gardens. In this issue, there was an 'Advertisement to the nobility and gentry of Great Britain' printed on the verso of the titlepage, and there are four contents leaves inserted after the introduction. Pages iv and v in the preliminaries are mis-numbered xi and x.

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Gardens.- Langley (Batty) New Principles of

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Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
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London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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