9 June 2004
REPTON, Humphry; John ADEY & George STANLEY (d.1858). Designs for the Pavillon at Brighton. London: T.Bensley for J.C.Stadler, to be sold by Boydell and Co. and others, ca. 1820. [watermarked 1821-22].
2o (553 x 375 mm). 20 plates and illustrations, including an engraved hand-colored plan; 19 aquatints, 9 hand-colored (6 of these with overslips, one with overpage, one double-page, one folding), 2 with sepia wash, all by Stadler after Repton (some light browning and staining, a few wrinkles to overslips, on plate cracking along plate margin). Contemporary boards, original paper label on upper cover, uncut (rebacked in modern morocco gilt).
First edition, second issue. The first edition was published in 1808; for the present issue the text is reset, the plates remain the same except that the frontispiece is here hand-colored, and the order of two of the plates is reversed. Abbey Scenery 57; cf. Tooley 396 (variant title).
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