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Papworth, John Buonarotti, 1775-1847. / Hints on ornamental gardening : consisting of a series of designs for garden buildings, useful and decorative gates, fences, railroads, &c. : accompanied by observations on the principles and theory of rural improvement, interspersed with occasional remarks on rural architecture
(1823)

Preface,   pp. [5]-[6]


Page [5]


PREFACE.
rH E    circumstances which produced the Work entitled-
" RURAL RESIDENCES," by the same Author in 1818, have
also been the parents of this Essay.
During the years 1819 and 1820, the following designs for
Garden Buildings were presented to the Public in the Repository
of Arts, immediately succeeding the " Rural Residences,"-
which subject related more to the theory and practice of such
buildings than of Garden Improvement. From the patronage
bestowed on that Work the proprietor of the Repository is now
induced to publish, in a collective form, the " Hints on Orna-
mental Gardening," and so as to produce an accompanying
volume, in doing which, many additions have been made,
and the deficiencies in part supplied, which necessarily be-
longed to the first desultory manner of publication.
Like the former Essay-this Work " neither affords nor
assumes to afford information to the Architect :"-its pretentions
are limited to the desirable task of shewing to those persons,
who have as yet thought but little on the subJect, that Orna-
mental Gardening is amenable to the principles of Pictorial Art;


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