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On the Laying Out, Planting, and Managing of Cemeteries, and on the Improvement of Churchyards

Author : John Claudius Loudon

Publisher : Redhill, Surrey: Ivelet Books Ltd., 1981 (facsimile edition, originally published in 1843)
ISBN: 0-9507719-0-2 (hbk)

Introductory essay by James Stevens Curl on Loudon’s career and his importance in the early history of cemetery design in Britain and America, especially in connection with planting, education, hygiene, and much else.


'Curl’s introduction is an excellent summary of Loudon’s life.  This edition is very well- produced and appropriately covered it is an invaluable document.'

Pacific Horticulture (Summer 1982)

'... a handsome facsimile reprint of what is undoubtedly the most important book ever written on the landscaping of cemeteries it is quite a sumptuous little book, even if one does not buy it in the deluxe edition... Dr. Curl provides an account of some of Loudon’s plans for the Southampton cemetery, noting particularly its fine arboretum...'

Brent Elliott in Garden History x/1 (Spring 1982) 92-4
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