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Hornor, Thomas, 1785–1844
Prospectus. View of London, and the surrounding country : taken with mathematical accuracy from an observatory purposely erected over the cross of St. Paul's cathedral : to be published in four engravings / by Thomas Hornor.
Additional Title(s):
View of London, and the surrounding country
Second edition.
London : Published by T. Hornor, 2, Robert Street, Adelphi; and to be had of J. and A. Arch, Cornhill; Hurst and Robinson, Cheapside; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row; and Harding, St. James's Street, 1823.
Physical Description:
31, [1] p., [3] folding leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA683 H6 1823+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Soft-ground etchings drawn and etched by Thomas Hornor. Frontispiece engraving by S. Rawle.
"J. M'Creery, printer, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane."--P. 31.
MUDD WD 1627: Poor condition.
BAC: British Art Center bound in original illustrated wrappers. Newspaper clipping (from The Times, 21 June 1965) about Thomas Hornor and this work removed to object file.
BAC: British Art Center copy may be the author's copy. It includes many corrections and changes throughout, in graphite, apparently in preparation for a third edition of the work. Also present are three manuscript documents, in pen and brown ink. The first, 4 p., appears to be text for a subscription form for the present work. The second, 1 p., titled "Notice to the possessors of property in and around London", is a text for a form in which London citizens could record the details of their buildings for the benefit of Hornor's description. The final note, 1 p., includes information on the price and formats in which the work will be available.
Subject Terms:
Hornor, T. -- Publisher.
Hornor, Thomas, 1785-1844 -- Provenance.
London (England) -- Pictorial works.
M'Creery, J. -- Printer.
St. Paul's Cathedral (London, England)
Soft-ground etchings -- 1823.
Engravings -- 1823.
Rawle, S, engraver.

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