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Creator:
Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818.
Title:
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.
Published/Created:
London : Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, for J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, High Holborn, 1805.
Physical Description:
16, 222, [2] p., [28] leaves of plates ([1] folded) : ill., port., map, 35 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SB471 .R478 1805+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Stipple engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by William Holl; after Samuel Shelley. The remaining plates aquatints and line engravings, mostly unsigned. Plate [11] engraved by S. Porter; plate [28] engraved by S. Porter, after J. Adey Repton.
Earlier ed. published in 1803.
A number of the plates have engraved overslips, showing changes in landscape.
Also includes aquatint and wood-engraved illustrations within the text.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt- and blind-stamped calf. Bookplate: Castle Semple. Inscribed: Mother with love from Constance. 1911. Autograph: J.B. Jennings.
Subject Terms:
Castle Semple -- Bookplate.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1805.
Formal gardens -- Design -- Great Britain.
Gardening -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Gardens -- Design -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Jennings, J.B. -- Autograph.
Landscape architecture -- Great Britain.
Landscape gardening -- Great Britain.
Stipple engraving -- Specimens -- 1805.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- 1805.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1805.
Contributors:
Holl, William, 1771-1838, engraver.
Porter, Samuel, active 1792-1842, engraver.
Repton, J. Adey (John Adey), 1775-1860, ill.
Shelley, Samuel, approximately 1750-1808, engraver.
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