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FRAGMENTS ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LANDSCAPE GARDENING, Including Some Remarks on Grecian and Gothic Architecture, Collected from Various Manuscripts, in the Possession of the Different Noblemen and Gentlemen for Whose Use They Were Originally Written; the Whole Tending to Establish Fixed Principles in the Respective Arts
London: Printed by T, Bensley and Son for J. Taylor, 1816. 4to (13 5/8 x 11 inches). xii, 238, (1) pp. 20 hand-colored plates, 11 with overslips, three double-page; 18 tinted or uncolored plates, three with overslips; 11 vignettes, two with overslips; five maps and plans, one hand-colored or partly hand-colored. Half-title; "List of Plates" leaf, including errata. Recent scarlet straight-grained morocco, with elaborate gilt rolls and ornaments framing the boards, gilt inner dentelles, spine richly gilt between raised bands, gilt spine title, a.e.g. (original), by Phil Dusel. Several overslips professionally repaired, scattered light foxing, else a beautiful wide-margined copy in a new binding done in period style, artfully accomplished. First edition of Repton's final work on landscape gardening, written together with his son. Inscribed on the front endpaper "From Mr & Mrs Flower to Their Friends Mr & Mrs J. Warder As a Token of grateful Remembrance For their kind Attention To Themselves and Family June 18, 1818." The manuscripts used and referred to on the title page were the author's own notebooks, known as his "Red Books," with descriptive proposals and illustrations for the improvement of more than 200 estates." Abbey Scenery 391. Tooley 398. (1054)
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