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Pastorals; Second Edition. To Which Is Added, Pastorella, A Rural Tale. By The Late George Smith, Landscape painter, Of Chichester.

George Smith of Chichester

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London:: Printed By Whittingham And Rowland, Goswell Street; Sold By Sherwood, Neely, And Jones, Paternoster Row; T. Wiche, Beech Street, Barbican; P. Humphrey, Chichester; And T. Whitewood, And J. Horsey, Portsea., 1811.

Physical Description

vii, [i], 94, [2] p., frontis. (port.); 180 mm. (Octavo.)


[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Preface By The Editor [J. Evans] - [Extracts from reviews] - Some Account Of The Author's Life And Family - List Of Subscribers - [Text]; [colophon] - [Publisher's advertisement].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece portrait is signed as drawn by Pether [it appears to be based on William Pether's triple portrait (1765) of George Smith and his two brothers] and engraved by Hopwood.

It carries the publishers' imprint, 'London. Published Feb. 28, 1811, by Sherwood, Neely & Jones'.

The printers' names are repeated in the colophon.

In his Preface the Editor, J. Evans, returns thanks 'in behalf of the Family of the Author' to 'the worthy writer of the Biography', but does not name him or her.

The publication is dedicated by 'The Children of the Author' [that is, his three daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth and Ruth] to the Duke of Richmond [that is, Charles Lennox, 4th duke of Richmond and Lennox].


The Smiths of Chichester [exhibition catalogue] (1986); P. Mitchell, 'George Smith of Chichester', in West Sussex history, 26 (1983 September), p.3-8.

Summary Note

George Smith's Six pastorals had first been published in 1770.


Onto a front endpaper has been pasted a short letter written in ink by H.W. Freeland and dated February 7, 1876, presenting the book to the Royal Academy through Hart, the Academy's librarian.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf, rebacked in 19th century; spine lettered 'Memoir Of Geo. Smith Of Chichester. London 1811' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Rural areas - Social life and customs
Painters - Artists - Great Britain - West Sussex - Chichester - History - 18th century
English poetry - Pastoral poetry - Great Britain - 18th century


Charles Whittingham, printer
Robert Rowland, printer
Thomas Wiche, bookseller
Philip Humphrey, bookseller
Thomas Whitewood, bookseller
James Horsey, bookseller
J. Evans, editor
Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox, dedicatee
William Pether, draughtsman
H. W. Freeland, previous owner, donor
Whittingham and Rowland, printer
Sherwood, Neely and Jones (London), bookseller