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Designs for the Pavillon at Brighton.London, The Letter Press by T. Bensley for J.C. Stadler, sold by Boydell and Co.Longmans, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. Large folio (55 x 37 cm). With aquatint frontispiece (printed in sepia), a full-page hand-coloured engraved ground plan, 8 hand-coloured aquatint plates (of which 2 folding and mostly with movable overlays), and 11 aquatint illustrations in text (7 printed in sepia, 1 in red, and 3 fully hand-coloured, some with movable overlays), all by J.C. Stadler after designs by Repton. Contemporary red half morocco, uncut, with gold-tooled spine.
Abbey, Scenery 55; Tooley, Coloured Plates 396. First edition, first issue of this rare work on landscape design with beautiful illustrated renovation plans for the Pavilion at Brighton, dedicated to the Prince of Wales. Humphry Repton, assisted by his two sons, John Adey and George Stanley Repton, architects like their father, proposed not only a series of landscape improvements for the gardens, more suitable to such a limited site, but also suggested a redecoration of the exterior of the Pavilion in Indian style. The latter proposal Repton extensively explains and defends in the second part of the work. Humphry Repton (1752-1818) was the last great English landscape designer of the 18th century and often regarded as the successor to Capability Brown.Fine copy with large margins of this work on the renovation of the Brighton Pavilion. This issue is rare.
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