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REPTON, Humphry, Sir (1752-1818). The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphry Repton ... A New Edition ... with an Historical and Scientific Introduction ... by J.C. Loudon, London: Printed for the Editor, 1840. 8° (220 x 138mm). Engraved portrait of Repton by Hall after S. Shelley, engravings including one with moveable slide, 4-page author's advertisements (occasional light spotting). Original publisher's cloth, new pastedowns and endpapers (spine discoloured). Provenance: Albert Edw[ar]d Golding, Brighton, 1884 (inscription on front free endpaper).
FIRST EDITION. Intended as the first in a series of five works reprinting all the best books on landscape gardening, Loudon collected here Repton's 5 major works on the subject: Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening, Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, An Inquiry into the Changes of Taste in Landscape Gardening, Designs for the Pavilion at Brigton and Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. No further volumes of Loudon's proposed series followed. Archer 278.1; RIBA 2733.
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