The Plans, Elevations and Sections, of Holkham in Norfolk, the Seat of the Late Earl of Leicester.

London: J. Haberkorn, 1761.

Price: $3,500.00

About the item

First edition. With 28 plates on 27 sheets printed in sepia. DUPLICATION of plate 2 hence w/o plate 3. [vi] pp. Folio. 19th-century quarter brown calf and boards, red morocco spine label. Covers scuffed, hinges strengthened, some foxing to plates. Berlin 2336 (for 1773 edition ); Lowndes I, 267.

Item #301073

Matthew Brettingham was in charge of the building of Holkham from 1734. Here Brettingham does not mention that the original designs of the building and estate of Holkham were drawn up by William Kent, which contribution was explained in a subsequent edition published by Brettingham's son in 1773.