Art et Construire et de Gouverner les Serres
Paris Audot 1846
115pp illus. with 25 litho plates incl. one fold out. Oblong 4to. Original wraps sensitively laid down and with new end papers. Some pages sl. browned and foxed else very good indeed. This second edition is enlarged from the first (1845 German) with additional texts and two extra plates. Important study on the design of greenhouses. Includes articles on the design of hot and cold greenhouses with details on the orchid house and other specialist structures. Graceful curved structures reminiscent of Burton's Palm House at Key. Neumann was head of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris and in charge of the green houses there. This is a thorough treatise written from first hand knowledge. 2nd edition.