The Woburn Abbey Red Book by Humphry Repton

Rare Books at Heywood Hill are proud to offer this magnificently-crafted facsimile edition, limited to 75 copies, of which 61 copies are for sale, at £4,995. The Repton landscape at Woburn Abbey is gradually being restored and will become one of the best surviving examples of his works when restorations are complete. To mark the bicentenary of the death of innovative landscape designer Humphry Repton (1752-1818), the Duke of Bedford has commissioned a limited edition facsimile of his 1805 Red Book for Woburn Abbey. It has been shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards (BBD&PAs) 2019. Please download a prospectus at the link below:

 
Andrew Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford

"I am extremely proud of this unique facsimile, created by the most skilled craftsmen using the finest materials and worthy of the original."
Andrew Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford

Repton, Fragments, 1816

"The Improvements ... have nowhere been so fully realised as at Woburn Abbey."
Repton, Fragments, 1816

 
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