Observations 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 / by H. Repton, Esq.
|Main Author:||Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818.|
|Related Names:||Repton, J. Adey 1775-1860.|
London : Printed by T. Bensley ... for J. Taylor ..., 1805.
Landscape architecture > England > Designs and plans.
Aquatints > England > 1802.
Many of the hand-colored plates have overslips to show proposed changes in the landscapes. Two plates are tinted. Portrait of the author engraved by W. Holl after a drawing by S. Shelley as frontispiece. Dated plates read 1802. Numerous drawings, engravings (vignettes) and diagrams within the text. Repton credits his son, J. A. Repton "for many valuable ornaments to this volume" and for his architectural expertise.
Repton utilized material from his "Red Book" presentations prepared for clients and cites over 100 locations (p. -16, preliminaries).
Reprint: first published 1803.
16, 222,  p., 28 leaves of plates (1 double, 1 folded) :
ill. (aquatints (some col.), engravings, woodcuts), diagrs., maps, plans, port. ;
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