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Creator:
Britton, John, 1771-1857, author, illustrator, publisher.
Title(s):

An historical account of Corsham House, in Wiltshire, the seat of Paul Cobb Methuen, Esq. : with a catalogue of his celebrated collection of pictures dedicated to the patrons of the British Institution, and embracing a concise historical essay on the fine arts : with a brief account of the different schools, and a review of the progressive state of the arts in England : also biographical sketches of the artists, whose works constitute this collection / by John Britton ; embellished with a view and plan of the house.

Additional Title(s):

Spine title: Account of Corsham House

Published/Created:
London : Printed for the author, and Joseph Barrett, Bath. Sold by Longman and co. Paternoster-Row; W. Miller, Albemarle-Street; J. Taylor, Holborn; also by all the booksellers in Bath; by Coombs, Chippenham; Collins, Salisbury, &c., 1806.
[London] : J. Wright, printer, St. John's Square, Clerkenwell, [1806]
Physical Description:
[4], 108 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA670.W7 B84 1806 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA670.W7 B84 1806 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Engravings by Joseph Clarendon Smith and John Roffe; after John Britton.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is bound in publisher's original brown paper covered boards. Lacks frontispiece. Bookplates: John L. Marks. Chippendale, Earlswood and armorial bookplate of Richard Becket Beaumont. Inscription: To John Thos. Magner Esq. from author with esteem.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in later marbled boards, with publisher's original spine label. Lacks the engraving of Corsham House present in copy 1. Two newspaper clippings laid in: the first an obituary for Francis, Duke of Bedford, second a description of his will.
SML,Y J495 Su84 808: Bound with Sutherland, George Granville Leveson Gower, 1st Duke of, 1758-1833. Catalogue raisonne ... London, 1808.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Private collections.
Artists -- Dictionaries.
Beaumont, Richard Beckett -- Bookplate.
British Institution.
Britton, John -- Pres. insc to John Thos. Magner.
Collins -- Publisher.
Coombs -- Publisher.
Corsham Court (Wiltshire, England) -- History.
Longman & Co. -- Publisher.
Magner, John Thos. -- Pres. insc. from John Britton.
Marks, John L. -- Bookplate.
Methuen, Paul Cobb, 1752-1816 -- Art collections.
Miller, W. -- Publisher.
Painting -- Private collections -- Great Britain.
Wiltshire (England) -- History.
Wright, J. -- Printer.
Form/Genre:
Guidebooks.
Engravings -- 1806.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Contributors:
Roffe, John, 1769-1850, engraver.
Smith, Joseph Clarendon, 1778-1810, engraver.
Barratt, Joseph, active 18th century-19th century, publisher.
Walter, Paul F., donor.
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