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Chinese Gardens.- Attiret (Jean Denis) A Particular Account of the Emperor of China's Gardens near Pekin, translated by Sir Harry Beaumont [Joseph Spence], first English edition, half-title, stab-holes to inner margins, small embossed stamp of Francis Henry Cripps Day at foot of title and with his signature to front free endpaper, old cloth, faded, [Henrey 427; Hunt 543], 8vo, for R.Dodsley...sold by M.Cooper, 1752.

⁂ Description of the Emperor Ch'ien Lung's summer palace outside Beijing, by a Jesuit missionary. The Chinese style became popular in England in the late 18th century for garden pavilions and rustic architecture, mainly as a result of such works.

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Chinese Gardens.- Attiret (Jean Denis) A Particular

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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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