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Glemham Hall in Suffolk, a Seat of Dudley Long North, Esqr.

 
HOLLIS Number
Contributors
Repton, Humphry.
Publication
n.p.: , 1791

Description

Digital facsimile

[21] leaves : ill. (chiefly col.), col. plan ; 23 x 30 cm.

Autograph manuscript, signed: H. Repton, Hare Street by Romford, April 2, 1791.

Last [5] leaves are blank.

Leaf [13], with heading "Note," is trimmed to 13 x 29 cm.

Each page of handwritten text is centered, framed within a double border of blue double lines.

Includes a watercolor plan with overlay, and 3 watercolor illustrations with overlays. Leaf [16] has a small (11 x 14 cm.) black and white watercolor landscape illustration of Glemham Hall. Plan and drawings are attached to page stubs; part of watercolor on leaf [12] is pasted onto verso of leaf.

Repton's illustrated engraved trade card is pasted on verso of front free endpaper.

Bound in full light brown leather with gilt-tooled ornamental band bordering covers, alternating pattern of gilt-tooled bands and flowers on spine; marbled endpapers.

In leather clamshell box.

Pasted on p. [3] of cover is a leaf containing 3 columns of printed text, with heading: "The form of certain clauses to be inserted in leases, to prevent them from checking the progress of planting or improvements" (16 x 22 cm.). The purpose of the document was to give the landlord suggestions for conditions to be placed on tenants with regard to the improved landscape.

Dudley Long North inherited Glemham Hall in 1789 and two years later commissioned Repton to make improvements on the property.

 

Language

English
 

Subject

Glemham Hall (England); Glemham Hall (England) -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.; Landscape architecture -- England -- Suffolk -- Early works to 1800.; Landscape architecture -- England -- Suffolk -- Early works to 1800 -- Pictorial works.; Gardens -- England -- Suffolk.; Gardens -- Design.