Abebooks describes it thus:
"This is the rarest of Papworth's works following on the success of "Rural Residences". Within the context of Regency landscape architecture, Papworth proposes a variety of rural improvements which led to the "Picturesque" style of garden design, for which the English became famous."First published in 1818, it features 27 handcoloured aquatints and some marvellous designs including small cottages for estate workers with a garden, so that the "uncultivated mind of the husbandman" is kept occupied and out of the local "village alehouse", a fishing lodge, and an ice house. Papworth himself (1775-1847) was a busy British architect, landscape designer, artist, and furniture designer who also laid out the Montpellier and Lansdowne Estates of Cheltenham.