“THE OVERLAYS… HAVE CAUSED COLLECTORS TO TREASURE HIS ENGRAVINGS”
REPTON, Humphry. Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening Landscape Gardening. London, 1803.
First edition of this influential and beautifully illustrated manual, with stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait, 24 aquatint plates (one folding)—12 hand-colored, three tinted, and 12 with folding overslips, three line-engraved building plans, 11 aquatint vignettes (two with overslips), and numerous wood-engraved in-text illustrations, views, plans, and a hand-colored diagram. A handsomely bound copy, most desirable uncut and with all folding overslips present. $16,000.