REPTON, Humphry (1752-1818)
Odd Whims; and Miscellanies
London: William Miller, 1804. 2 volumes, 8vo. (9 3/16 x 5 1/2 inches). xii, , 171; , 164 pp. Ten hand-colored aquatint plates by J. Stadler after Repton. Stipple-engraved title vignettes by H.R. Cook after Repton. Half-titles.
Contemporary half straight grained morocco and marbled paper covered boards, flat spine ruled in gilt, marbled edges, minor fading to spines.
Provenance: Captain Tottenham, Woodstock (bookplate); Mary Patterson Davidson (bookplate)
First edition, rare large paper copy.
Repton's entertaining whims consist of a play in five acts, titled Odd Whims, or Two at a Time, various pieces of humorous verse and eleven essays and comical prose works including "On dissipation," "On cheating," "On fashion in dress" and "Voyage to the Moon." The hand colored plates are all after Repton.
Abbey Life 246; Prideaux, p. 349; Lowndes, p. 2073.