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The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphrey Repton, Esq; Being His Entire Works on These Subjects (Paperback) Loot Price: R581
Discovery Miles 5 810
The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphrey Repton, Esq; Being His Entire Works on These Subjects...
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The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphrey Repton, Esq; Being His Entire Works on These Subjects (Paperback)

Humphry Repton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ...the sun is too high to be troublesome in summer, and, during the winter, it is seldom an unwelcome visitant in the climate of England. 2, 3. It can hardly be necessary to enumerate the advantages of placing the offices near, and stables at no great distance from the house. 4. The many interesting circumstances that lead us into a kitchen-garden, the many inconveniences which I have witnessed from the removal of old gardens to a distance, and the many instances in which I have been desired to bring them back to their original situations, have led me to conclude, that a kitchen-garden cannot be too near, if it be not seen from the house. 5. So much of the comfort of a country residence depends on the produce of its home farm, that even if the proprietor of the mansion should have no pleasure in the fashionable experiments in husbandry, yet a farm, with all its appendages, is indispensable: but, when this is considered as an object of profit, the gentleman-farmer commonly mistakes his aim; and, as an object of ornament, I hope the good taste of the country will never confound the character of a park with that of a farm. To every dwelling there must belong certain unsightly premises, which can never be properly ornamental; such as yards for coal, wood, linen, &c, and these are more than doubled when the farm-house is contiguous; for this reason I am of opinion, that the farming premises should he at a greater distance than the kitchen-garden or the stables, which have a more natural connexion with each other. The small pool in front of the house has been purposely left; not as an object of beauty in itself, but as the source of great beauty to the scenery; for, in the dry valleys of Sussex, such a pond, however small, will invite the deer and cattle to freq...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: Humphry Repton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 200
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-08324-7
Barcode: 9781155083247
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-155-08324-5

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