SIREN, Osvald. China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century.

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SIREN, Osvald. China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century. New York: The Ronald Press Company. 1950.

4to. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt to front, in original slipcase with paper label to spine; pp. xiv + 223, colour frontispiece, 12 colour plates, 192 b&w photographic plates, text illustrations; slipcase a little sunned and bumped to edges, otherwise very clean, very good.
First edition. An important account on the influence of China and the Far East on European gardening and, by extension, culture as a while. The author examines gardens in England, France and Sweden.

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