The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste (Volume 1.–July 1846– June 1847.); Devoted to Horticulture, Landscape Gardening, Rural Architecture, Botany, Pomology, Entomology, Rural Economy, &c. A. J. DOWNING.
The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste (Volume 1.–July 1846– June 1847.); Devoted to Horticulture, Landscape Gardening, Rural Architecture, Botany, Pomology, Entomology, Rural Economy, &c.

The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste (Volume 1.–July 1846– June 1847.); Devoted to Horticulture, Landscape Gardening, Rural Architecture, Botany, Pomology, Entomology, Rural Economy, &c.

Albany: Luther Tucker, 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 6.75 x 9.25 in. vii, 576 pp. Illustrated with more than 122 black & white engravings and issue headings, of which 12 are full-page plates. Very good in contemporary quarter-skiver over marbled paper. Slight rubbing and wear to head and foot of boards however leather spine remains sound and gilt bright, text block square and free of marks. Item #33480

This volume one is the first issue of The Horticulturalist magazine, edited by landscape designer and Gothic Revival advocate Downing from 1846–1852, when at his death the magazine became The Gardener's Monthly. Downing's landscaping work including designing the White House grounds and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., influencing Frederick Law Olmsted and others.

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