. . . I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my position & calling, it should have been on a rich spot
of earth, well-watered, and near a good market for the productions of the garden. no occupation is so delightful to me as
the culture of the earth, & no culture comparable to that of the garden . . .
to charles willson peale, august 20, 1811.
. . . you see I am an enthusiast on the subject of the arts. but it is an enthusiasm of which I am not ashamed, as it’s object
is to improve the taste of my countrymen, to increase their reputation, to reconcile to them the respect of the world & procure
them it’s praise . . .
to james madison, september 20, 1785.
Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Perspective Views of the Gardens and Buildings at Kew in Surry, the Seat of Her Royal Highness
the Princess Dowager of Wales. By William Chambers, Member of the Imperial Academy of Arts at Florence, and of the Royal Academy of Architecture at Paris. Architect to the
King, and to Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales.
London: printed by
J. Haberkorn; published for the Author, and to be had at his House in Poland Street; Likewise of
D. Wilson, and
T. Becket; of
R. and J. Dodsley;
J. Walter, and
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First Edition. Atlas folio. 6 leaves of text including the title and the dedication. 35 full or double-page plates after W. Chambers, Smeaton, and J. H. Muntz, by F. Patton, T. Muller, E. Rooker, C. Grignon, J. Basire, T. Miller, J. Noual and others, 8 full page engraved views by W. Woollett, T. Major, P. Sandby and C. Grignon after Jos. Kirby, T. Marlow, Wm. Marlow, and P. Sandby.
Lowndes I, 407.
Redgrave 79 (with date 1765).
Kimball, page 93.
memorandums made on a tour of some of the gardens of England described by Whately, Jefferson’s comments on Kew, with illustrations drawn by himself, were purely technical, and are concerned with
Archimedes’ screw for raising water. a horizontal shaft made to turn the oblique one of the screw by a patent machinery of
For a note on Sir William Chambers, see no. 4220. This work is dedicated by him to Her Royal Highness Augusta, Princess Dowager
James on gardening.
1815 Catalogue, page 131, no. 17, as above.
The Theory and Practice of Gardening: wherein is fully handled all that relates to Fine Gardens, commonly called Pleasure-Gardens,
consisting of Parr-