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|245||1||4||$a The History And Description, With Graphic Illustrations, Of Cassiobury Park, Hertfordshire: The Seat Of The Earl Of Essex. - By John Britton, F.S.A. Honorary Member Of The Institute Of British Architects, And Of Other English And Foreign Societies; Author Of The Architectural And Cathedral Antiquities, Etc.|
|260||#||#||$a London: $b Published By The Author, Burton Street. $c MDCCCXXXVII. $c |
|300||#||#||$a 32 p., 22 [i.e. 20]pl.: $b illus.; $c 495 mm. (Folio.)|
|500||#||#||$a There are no pl. 6, 21 - nor are these included in the List Of Illustrations. Plate XI carries no number. Plate VII is bound in as a frontispiece.|
|505||0||#||$a [Frontis. (= pl. 7), t.p., note, dedic.] - Preface - Contents; List Of Illustrations - List Of Subscribers. Large paper (Small Paper) - [Text]; [colophon] - [Plates].|
$a Plate 16 is unsigned; pl. 2 is signed by engraver only (Hill aquatinta). All others are signed as drawn by R.W. Billings, H. Edridge, J.M.W. Turner, Wm. Alexander, A. Pugin, Vandyke ('pinxit') or Huet Villiers, and as engraved by R.W. Billings, Robt. Havell & Son, Scriven, or aquatinted by J. Hill; pl. 13 is signed as drawn by A. Pugin, aquatinted by F. Lewis with figures engraved by Meyer.
In-text illustrations are signed as drawn by R.W. Billings, W. Hunt, R. Havell, A. Pugin, H. Fallows ('Fellows' in the List Of Illustrations) or J. Thompson, and as engraved by J. Wright or S. Williams (the headpiece of chapter II is unsigned by an engraver).
The printer is named on the title-page verso and in the colophon: 'Chiswick Press: C. Whittingham, College House.'
The work is dedicated by J. Britton to the Earl of Essex.
$a Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 1 (1994), no. 423, p.258-9.
J. Britton, Autobiography, pt. II (1849), p.61-2. J. Mordaunt Crook, 'John Britton and the genesis of the Gothic Revival', in Concerning architecture, ed. J. Summerson (1968). J.M. Frew, 'Some observations on James Wyatt's Gothic style', in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 41 (1982 August), p.144-9.
$a A note on the verso of the title page states, '(Only Twenty Large And One Hundred And Fifty Small Paper Copies Are Printed For Sale ...)'.
The plates were commissioned by the Earl of Essex before 1816 from drawings of Cassiobury made after James Wyatt's work on the house (ca. 1800-05). The Earl also commissioned Humphrey Repton to redesign the park.
|561||#||#||$a Presented by the author in 1840 (acknowledged RA Council Minutes, IX, 91).|
|563||#||#||$a 19th-century half red morocco, green watered-cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Britton's Cassiobury'.|
|653||#||#||$a Architecture - Country Houses - Parks (grounds) - Garden structures - Great Britain - Hertfordshire - Cassiobury Park - History|
|655||#||0||$a Art history - Views - Plans - Elevations - Sections - Great Britain - 19th century|
|655||#||0||$a Pictorial works - Aquatints - Great Britain - 19th century|
|700||1||#||$a Britton, John $e publisher $e previous owner $e donor|
|700||1||#||$a Billings $e draughtsman $e engraver|
|700||1||#||$a Edridge $e draughtsman|
|700||1||#||$a Turner $e draughtsman|
|700||1||#||$a Alexander $e draughtsman|
|700||1||#||$a Pugin $e draughtsman|
|700||1||#||$a Van Dyck $e source artist|
|700||1||#||$a Hill, John $e engraver|
|700||1||#||$a Havell $e engraver $e draughtsman?|
|700||1||#||$a Havell $e engraver|
|700||1||#||$a Lewis $e engraver|
|700||1||#||$a Scriven $e engraver|
|700||1||#||$a Hunt, William Henry $e draughtsman|
|700||1||#||$a Fellows $e draughtsman|
|700||1||#||$a Thompson $e draughtsman|
|700||1||#||$a Wright $e wood-engraver|
|700||1||#||$a Williams $e wood-engraver|
|700||1||#||$a Whittingham $e printer|
|700||1||#||$a Essex, George Cappell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of $e dedicatee|
|710||2||#||$a Chiswick Press $e printer|