1976, The Basilisk Press. # 414 of 515 copies. Four cased volumes – 13 x 18.5, 3 – 12 x 8.75. Such is the reputation of this late 18th century English landscape designer that the. After observing Repton advocated a gradual transition between house and grounds by means of terraces, balustrades, and steps. He was influenced by the Picturesque movement, which admired wild landscapes, cites this limited edition work in the entry. Based on the “red books” (red Moroccan bindings) that he provided clients, three of his greatest achievements are here– Antony House, Attingham Park and Sheringham Hall. Included are facsimiles of his hand-written pages and watercolors, featuring a delightful “before-and-after” feature– tuck-in overlays. The final volume, by Edward Malins, contains B&W photographs of these great houses and grounds. Boards are Swedish hand-marbled in red/brown/white with a leather quarter spine with gilt lettering. Pages are of specially mould made rag wove English paper. This is a NEAR FINE set, only because of scuffing along heel of the Attingham volume and final volume (which shows slight spine color fade). The sturdy brown case shows some scraping along the bottom front and and corners and some discoloration along the back edge. The item “The Red Books of Humphry Repton 4 cased volumes (1976) Limited edition” is in sale since Thursday, November 15, 2018. This item is in the category “Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “gryphon-gallery” and is located in Detroit, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Subject: Architecture – Great Estates
- Topic: England
- Special Attributes: Collector’s Edition