The Red Books Of Humphry Repton. Humphry Repton.

The Red Books Of Humphry Repton

London: Basilisk Press, 1976. First edition thus. Hardcover. 44 x 34 cm & 30 x 22 cm [3 books]. Host of full-page plates (color lithographs) with moveable overslips presenting before and after plans. In addition, a plethora of tipped-in color plates, plans and drawings -- all plates in color are lithographic. The large volume presents Plans for Sherringham in Norfolk the Property of Abbot Upcher Esq., and the three other, smaller volumes in the set are Antony House, Cornwall; Attingham Park, Shropshire; and the fourth, is an Explanatory Volume by Edward Malins. The text of the three Repton proposals in his own hand, printed in facsimile. Limited edition, copy 129 of 515 printed by Cotswold Collotype Ltd, on specially made rag wove paper. Set bound by W.T. Morrell, and the hand marbled paper specially made for the set by Ingeborg Borjeson, Sweden. The leather supplied by J.W. Hewit & Sons Ltd, Edinburgh. Set designed by Peter Guy. Half crimson morocco and marbled boards. Near fine in slipcases in compartmented publisher's box. Item #22832

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