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Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Perspective Views Of The Gardens And Buildings At Kew in Surry, The Seat of Her Royal Highness The Princess Dowager of Wales. By William Chambers, member Of the Imperial Academy of Arts at Florence, and of the Royal Academy of Architecture at Paris, Architect To the King, and to Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales.

Sir William Chambers RA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London,: Printed by J. Haberkorn, in Grafton Street, St. Anne's Soho; Published for the Author, And to be had at his House in Poland Street; Likewise of A. Millar, D. Wilson, and T. Becket, all in the Strand; of R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall; R. Sayer in Fleet-Street, A. Webley in Holborn, J. Walter at Charing-Cross, and Dorothy Mercier at the Golden Ball, Windmill Street, Golden Square., MDCCLXIII.

Physical Description

[iv], 8 p., [43] pl. (3 dble.); 538 mm. (Folio).


[T.p., dedic.] - A Description Of The Plates; Directions to the Binder - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The plates are signed by the draughtsmen Smeaton (no.16), Jos. Kirby (36, 41, 42), T. Marlow (37), Wm. Marlow (38, 43) and T. Sandby (39, 40); by the architects W. Kent (no.3), W. Chambers (4-8, 10-15, 17-27, 29-33, 35) and J. Heny. Muntz (28); plates 1, 2, 9 and 34 have no indication of their draughtsmen. The plates are signed by the engravers, Francis Patton, J. Muller, Edward Rooker, Charles Grignion, Tobias Miller, James Basire, J. Noual, William Woollett, Thomas Major and Paul Sandby.

The work is dedicated by William Chambers to Augusta, Princess Dowager of Wales.


ESTC, T42440, N38634
National Gallery (Washington), Mark J. Millard, II (1998), 14.
Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 1 (1994), no. 597.
E. Harris and N. Savage, British Architectural Books (1990), 121.
Johns Hopkins University, The Fowler Architectural Collection (1961), no. 87, p.71-2.


Acquired by 1802. Recorded in A Catalogue Of The Library In The Royal Academy, London (1802).

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf, rebacked, retaining red and black spine-labels, lettered, 'Chambers's Works Vol II'. Bound with: 'Designs Of Chinese Buildings ... By Mr. Chambers' (1757). [i.e. 03/2521]

Name as Subject


Gardens - Buildings - Garden houses - Garden structures - Landscape gardens - Pleasure gardens - Follies - Architecture, British - Great Britain - Surrey - Kew - History - 18th century
Plans - Elevations - Sections - Views - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century


Augusta Princess, Consort of Frederick, Prince of Wales, dedicatee
Johann Christoph Haberkorn, printer
Andrew Millar, bookseller
David Wilson, bookseller
Thomas Becket, bookseller
Robert Dodsley, bookseller
James Dodsley, bookseller
Robert Sayer, bookseller
A. Webley, bookseller
John Walter, bookseller
Dorothy Mercier, bookseller
William Kent, artist/designer
Johann Heinrich Muntz, artist/designer
John Smeaton, draughtsman
Joshua Kirby, draughtsman
Thomas Marlow, draughtsman
William Marlow, draughtsman
Thomas Sandby RA, draughtsman
Francis Patton, engraver
Johann Sebastian Müller, engraver
Edward Rooker, engraver
Charles Grignion, engraver
Tobias Miller, engraver
James Basire the elder, engraver
James Noval, engraver
William Woollett, engraver
Thomas Major ARA, engraver
Paul Sandby RA, engraver