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Gardens.- Switzer (Stephen) An Introduction to a General System of Hydrostaticks and Hydraulicks, Philosophical and Practical..., 2 vol., first edition, engraved frontispiece and 61 plates, all but one folding, some spotting and soiling, a few plates torn (mostly at edges), plate 34 slightly damaged where previously adhered, bookplate of James Easton, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, upper cover of vol.1 detached, [Berlin Kat 3614; Bibliotheca Mechanica p.309], 4to, for T. Astley, 1729.

⁂ Including the origin of springs, steam-engines for raising water, and fountains. Switzer worked on the design of the gardens at Castle Howard, Blenheim and Kensington Palace.

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Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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