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A Short Account Of The Hurricane, That Happened At Roehampton-Lane, And Places Adjacent, In The County Of Surrey On The Fifeenth Of October, 1780, Illustrated By Four Outlines. Washed And Tiented. By E. Edwards, Associate of the Royal Academy.

Edward Edwards ARA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Printed by H. Reynell, No. 21, near Air-Street, Piccadilly., M.DCC.LXXXI.

Physical Description

iv, 8 p., [4] pl. (text-pages and plates mounted); 287×360 mm. (Obl. 4°).


[T.p.] - [Note] - A Short Account, &c. - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The first two plates are signed by 'E.E.'


ESTC, T145860

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1781 is given on the title-page; plates 1 and 2 carry the date of 1780.

Each page of text is surrounded by a hand-drawn blue border. The account of the hurricane is preceded by a note which includes a short bibliography and a statement that 'The Account that follows was read at the Royal Society, May the 31st, 1781'.

The four plates show fallen trees and a fallen mill. They and their surrounding borders have been coloured by hand.

A related drawing, showing an overturned windmill on Barnes Common, may be seen at the Courtauld Institute, London.

Although not a full Academician, Edwards was employed in the Academy as a teacher of perspective from 1788 to 1806.


A microfilm version was published in 2005 (Woodbridge, Conn.: Primary Source Microfilm [imprint of Thomson-Gale]).


Presented by the author (received 8 July 1785, RA Council Minutes, II, 12).

Copy Note

The plates have been numbered on their borders by hand in pencil.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Edwards's Account Of The Hurricane At Roehampton'.

Name as Subject

Edward Edwards ARA
Royal Society (London), Meeting (1781 May 31).


Hurricanes - Great Britain - Surrey - Roehampton - History - 18th century
Pictorial works - Hand coloring - Great Britain - 18th century


Henry Reynell, printer
Royal Society (London), Meeting (1781 May 31).