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001 $ 06/2974
003 $ UK-LoRAA
005 $ 20211028164140.7
041 0 # $a eng
044 # # $a uk
100 1 # $a Chambers, William
245 1 2 $a A Dissertation On Oriental Gardening; By Sr William Chambers, Comptroller-General Of His Majesty's Works, &c. The Second Edition, With Additions. To Which Is Annexed, An Explanatory Discourse, By Tan Chet-Qua, of Quang-Chew-Fu, Gent.
260 # # $a London: $b Printed by W. Griffin, Printer to the Royal Academy; sold by Him in Catherine-street; and by T. Davies, Bookseller to the Royal Academy, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden: also by J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; Wilson and Nicoll, Strand; J. Walter, Charing-Cross; and P. Elmsley, Strand. $c 1773.
300 # # $a [2], 163, [1] p., add. engr. t.pl., engr. dedic.: $b [2] illus.; $c 266 mm. (Quarto.)
505 0 # $a [Add. engr. t.pl., t.p., engr. dedic.] - Preface - Dissertation - An Explanatory Discourse, By Tan Chet-Qua ... .
508 # # $a Tan Chet-Qua was a portrait-modeller from Guandong, who was in London from 1769 to 1796; but it is believed that the Explanatory Discourse attributed to him here was written by Chambers.

The two illustrations are signed as drawn by G.B. Cipriani and engraved by F. Bartolozzi.

The work is dedicated by William Chambers to the King (George III).
510 4 # $a ESTC $c T1905
510 4 # $a E. Harris and N. Savage, British Architectural Books (1990), 118.
510 4 # $a R. Quaintance, 'Toward distinguishing among theme park publics: William Chambers's landscape theory vs. his Kew practice', in T. Young and R. Riley, edd., Theme park landscapes (2002), p.25-47.
510 4 # $a P. Conner, 'China and the landscape garden: reports, engravings and misconceptions', in Art history, II:4 (1979 December), p. 429-440.
510 4 # $a E. Harris, 'Burke and Chambers on the sublime and beautiful', in Essays in the history of architecture presented to Rudolf Wittkower (1967), p. 207-13.
510 4 # $a H.F. Clark, 'Eighteenth century elysiums: the role of Association in the landscape movement', in Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 6 (1943), p.165-89.
510 4 # $a I.W. Chase, 'William Mason and Sir William Chambers' Dissertation on oriental gardening', in Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 35 (1936), p.517-29.
510 0 # $a E. Harris, `Designs of Chinese buildings and the Dissertation on Oriental Gardening’, in J. Harris, Sir William Chambers: Knight of the Polar Star (1970), p.143-162
520 2 # $a The publication-date is given on the title-page as 1773. The added engraved title-plate, carrying the date 1772, had been the title-plate of the first edition, which had no letter-press title-page.

Fr. J.D. Attiret's A particular account of the Emperor of China's gardens (1752; first published in French in 1749) had greatly interested Europeans in Chinese garden-design; but Chambers had seen them for himself, and preferred their variety to the informal but 'insipid' lay-outs of Capability Brown. This second edition was published in April 1773 to answer criticisms voiced in William Mason's Heroic Epistle, published earlier that year. The work was also published in French (1772-3) and German (1775), and on the continent had a wide influence.

The two illustrations consist of a vignette on the added engraved title-plate (showing allegorical figures), and a head-piece on the engraved dedication (showing a medal, the obverse having the head of King George III, the reverse the river front of Old Somerset House in the Strand).
533 # # $n A facsimile was published in 1978 (Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library).
563 # # $a 20th-century quarter calf, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Oriental Gardening - Chambers'.
653 # # $a Gardens - Garden structures - China - History
655 # # $a Treatises - Great Britain - 18th century
700 1 # $a Dodsley, James $d 1724-1797 $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Wilson, David $d d. 1777 $e bookseller
700 0 # $a George III $e dedicatee
700 1 # $a Cipriani $e draughtsman
700 1 # $a Bartolozzi $e engraver
700 1 # $a Griffin $e printer $e bookseller
700 1 # $a davies $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Walter $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Elmsley $e bookseller
700 1 # $a Tan Chet-Qua