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Creator:
Witton, Philip Henry.
Title(s):

Views of the ruins of the principal houses destroyed during the riots at Birmingham = Vues des ruines des principaux batiments qui ont souffert dans les emeutes de Birmingham.

Additional Title(s):

Vues des ruines des principaux batiments qui ont souffert dans les emeutes de Birmingham

Published/Created:
[London ] : [Printed for J. Johnson], 1791 [i.e. 1792]
Physical Description:
[9] leaves, [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 x 32 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.B6 W58 1791+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.B6 W58 1791+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Anonymous. Descriptions in English and French by P.H. Witton and John Edwards; aquatints engraved by William Ellis after drawings by P.H. Witton.
The plates bear the imprint: "London. Published 1 May, 1792, by J. Johnson".
Includes view of Dr. Priestley's house and laboratory, followed by a short account of its demolition.
Cover title.
Text in parallel English and French.
Priestley bibliography, 128
English short title catalogue, T44129
Abbey, J.R. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 48
MED,HSL 18th cent Priestley Riots: In slip case (34 cm.) with binder's title: The riots at Birmingham.
BAC: British Art Center has two copies, cased together. Both bound in original printed wrapeers. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Uncolored aquatints. Copy 2 has hand-colored aquatints.
Subject Terms:
Birmingham (England) -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Birmingham (England) -- Riot, 1791.
Buildings -- England -- Birmingham -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Dissenters, Religious -- England -- Birmingham -- Early works to 1800.
Johnson, J. -- Publisher.
Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804 -- Homes and haunts.
Riots -- England -- Birmingham -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- 1791.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1791.
Contributors:
Ellis, William, 1747-1810, engraver.
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  • The new meeting
  • The Rev. Dr. Priestley's house and Elaboratory, Fair-hill
  • Baskerville House, the residence of John Ryland, Esq.
  • Bordesley Hall, the seat of John Taylor Esq.
  • The house of William Hutton Esq, Saltley
  • The house of George Humphrys Esq. Spark Brook
  • The house of William Russell Esq. Showell Green
  • Moseley Hall, the residence of Lady Carhampton.

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