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COUNTRY RESIDENCES, VILLAS, PUBLIC PARKS,

AND GARDENS.

BY

CHARLES H. J. SMITH,

Landscape Gardener and Garden Architect;

FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SCOTTISH SOCIETY OF ARTS, CALEDONIAN HORTICUL-
TURAL SOCIETY, HIGHLAND AND AGBICULTURAL SOCIETY, AND

EDINBURGH BOTANICAL SOCIETY.

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LONDON :
REEVE AND CO., HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

1852.

PRINTED BY JOHN EDWARD TAYLOR, LITTLE QUEEN STBERT,

LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS.

PREFACE.

The design of the following work is altogether a practical one. While engaged in his profession, during the last eighteen years, the author has often been requested to recommend a book, which might enable persons consulting him to acquire some general knowledge of the principles of Landscape Gardening, and which might aid them in carrying his suggestions into effect. He has been in the habit of naming certain well-known works, such as Price 'On the Picturesque,' and Gilpin ‘On Landscape Gardening.' He has often felt, however, that such advice was, in great measure, illusory; and that if implicitly followed, it would tend rather to

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