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[ELISON (Thomas)]. Decorations for Parks and Gardens. Designed for Gates, Garden Seats, Alcoves, Temples, Baths, Entrance Gates, Lodges, Facades, Prospects for Towers, Cattle Sheds, Ruins, Bridges, Greenhouses, &c. &c. also a Hot House & Hot Wall: with Plans & Scales on 55 plates.1801

London: Published by J. Taylor, First edition, royal 8vo (236 x 141 mm), engraved title page followed by 55 engraved plates, occasional light spotting but generally and nice clean copy, nineteenth-century quarter morocco, spine rubbed with head a little chipped. A rare pattern book which contains a wide selection of designs for park and garden structures in a variety of styles shown in elevation and plan. This work was traditionally attributed to Charles Middleton, but is now known to be by a Thomas Elison, whose name appears on the title page of a early nineteenth-century Leipzig reprint. It has been variously dated between 1800 and 1805. Provenance: Contemporary neat ink signature to head of title page 'James Masterton'. Archer, 68.1; RIBA, 970.

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