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Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. Including some Remarks on Grecian and Gothic Achitecture.

Repton, Humphry.

  • Publisher: J. Taylor, London.
  • Published: 1803
J. Taylor, London., 1803. 1st. Ed.. pp. 16, 222 [2], frontis., (portrait of author), 27 plates. Fourteen overslips. Collated and complete. 4to. Portrait and one engraved plate lightly foxed. A little, light offsetting. Double-page plate has small, neat repair at fold. Otherwise contents in fine condition. Prov: Bookplate of Walter Ambrose Harding, Madingley Hall, Cambridgeshire. Recently rebound in handsome, period-style, half-brown calf-leather with marbled boards by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath. Spine richly gilt tooled and lettered. Binding in fine condition. First edition of the second of Repton's three works featuring his ingenious use of folding overslips to show the estates before and after improvement. "These three works are chiefly compiled from the author's 'Red Books' and are illustrated with facsimiles of the original sketches, engraved in aquatint. These publications are important as records of Repton's work and views as a landscape gardener. But they are also among the finest examples of books to appear in this country illustrated by the aquatint process" (Henrey).

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