The Garden Guide

Book: Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1803
Chapter: Chapter XIII. Ancient Mansions

Magdalen College Oxford, Repton's Red Book 6

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The Red Book in Magdalen College contains such examples and remarks, concerning the detail of Gothic architecture, as might be curious to the antiquarian; but which can only be understood by the numerous drawings with which the subject was elucidated. Having assigned as a reason for writing in the plural number in the Red Book of CORSHAM, that a third person was there consulted, it may perhaps be proper to mention, that, in the architectural part of the plans for Magdalen College, and all the other buildings described in this volume, I have been assisted by my son only.