REPTON, Humphry. ~ 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 tenbding to establish fixed principles in the respective arts.
First edition. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece by W. Holl after a painting by Samuel Shelley. First edition. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece by W. Holl after a painting by Samuel Shelley. 13 original aquatint plates with overslips (9 hand-coloured, 1 folding), 4 hand-coloured aquatints and engravings, 22 uncoloured aquatints and engravings, other aquatints and engravings in text. Folio, contemporary drab boards, a very good untrimmed copy. Rebacked with an early hand-written spine label laid down, boards worn but strengthened at very edges and hence a robust, handsome copy in original untrimmed condition with large margins, a couple of leaves (K4 and N3) with very slight tears far from text and folding plate with very slight tears at folds not affecting image. Housed in a green morocco backed solander box, spine gilt.
Humphry Repton (1752-1818) was born in Suffolk and became head gardener at Hampton Court Palace, following on from ‘Capability’ Brown.. He was the first designer to use the title of 'landscape gardener'.
Booklabel of George Seton Veitch.