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BRETTINGHAM, Matthew (1699-1769). The Plans, Elevations and Sections, of Holkham in Norfolk, the seat of the late Earl of Leicester. London: J. Haberkorn, 1761. 2° (508 x 364mm). 27 engraved plates by T. Miller and others after Brettingham, 5 double-page, 2 folding. (Marginal water-staining, light dust-soiling, short tear to preface leaf.) Contemporary half sheep over marbled boards, speckled edges (extremities worn). Provenance: The Earls of Portarlington (Emo Park bookplate).
BRETTINGHAM, Matthew (1699-1769). The Plans, Elevations and Sections, of Holkham in Norfolk, the seat of the late Earl of Leicester. London: J. Haberkorn, 1761. 2° (508 x 364mm). 27 engraved plates by T. Miller and others after Brettingham, 5 double-page, 2 folding. (Marginal water-staining, light dust-soiling, short tear to preface leaf.) Contemporary half sheep over marbled boards, speckled edges (extremities worn). Provenance: The Earls of Portarlington (Emo Park bookplate).

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BRETTINGHAM, Matthew (1699-1769). The Plans, Elevations and Sections, of Holkham in Norfolk, the seat of the late Earl of Leicester. London: J. Haberkorn, 1761. 2° (508 x 364mm). 27 engraved plates by T. Miller and others after Brettingham, 5 double-page, 2 folding. (Marginal water-staining, light dust-soiling, short tear to preface leaf.) Contemporary half sheep over marbled boards, speckled edges (extremities worn). Provenance: The Earls of Portarlington (Emo Park bookplate). FIRST EDITION, intended by Brettingham to give the impression that he, not William Kent, was the architect of Holkham. Professor Richardson remodelled Emo Park in the 1960s for the Cholmeley Harrison family. This copy was printed in black ink, whereas most are in sepia. A pasted-on slip adds to the imprint: 'Sold in Dublin, at Wilson's, Bookseller, in Dame-Street, the corner of Palace-Street'. Archer 21; Harris 46; RIBA 372.

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