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Creator:
Rutter, John, 1796-1851, author, publisher.
Title:
Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey / by John Rutter, Shaftesbury.
Alternate Title(s):
Illustrated history and description of Fonthill Abbey.
Published/Created:
Shaftesbury : Published by the author ; London : Charles Knight and Co., Pall Mall East : Longman, Hurst, and Co. Paternoster Row : Hurst, Robinson, and Co. Cheapside : John and Arthur Arch, Cornill, &c. &c., MDCCCXXII [1823]
Physical Description:
xxvi, 127, [1] pages, 13, [1] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 37 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.F6 R88 1823+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.F6 R88 1823+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.F6 R88 1823+ Copy 3 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.F6 R88 1823+ Copy 4 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.F6 R88 1823+ Copy 5 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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DA690.F6 R88 1823+ Copy 6 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.F6 R88 1823+ Copy 7 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
"This work was published to coincide with the opening of Fonthill to the public following the announcement of the impending auction of its treasures by Christie's ... This sale was never held, since the entire property was purchased from Beckford by John Farquhar ... The text is arranged in the form of a visitor's guide to the house, 'Abbey' and surrounding parkland."--British Architectural Library.
Added engraved title page (plate 8): An illustrated history and description of Fonthill Abbey.
Aquatint engravings by Robert Havell & Son, Dean Wolstenholme, and John Cleghorn; after William Finley and Charles Ferdinand Porden. Line engravings by John Cleghorn, John Charles Varrall, Robert Havell, and Thomas Higham; after John Rutter, Charles Ferdinand Porden, George Cattermole, Stedman Whitwell, and John Martin.
Wood engravings by W. Hughes; after A. Harrison, T. Higham, and John Rutter.
Lithographed plan of Fonthill Domain by Benjamin Richard Baker; surveyed by S. Paull.
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 418
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 463.1
Holmes, M. Country house described, p. 104
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 2881
Genealogical table "shewing the descent of William Beckford": p. [113-118].
Includes an unnumbered fourteenth plate, "South west view of Fonthill Abbey," not named in the list of embellishments.
List of subscribers, p. [119]-127.
BEIN: Extra-illustrated. Many illus., and plates present in 3 states, one being on india paper. Original boards.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in publisher's original tan paper boards and green cloth spine, with illustrated title engraved on front cover. "Large paper, two pounds ten shillings."--Front cover. Engraved spine label: Fonthill & its Abbey.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in publisher's original tan paper boards and green cloth spine, with illustrated title engraved on front cover. "Large paper copy, with early impressions. Two pounds ten shillings to non subscribers."--Front cover. Added engraved title page. List of subscribers. Tables I and II tipped in.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 bound in original brown paper boards and green half roan, with illustrated title engraved on front cover. "Proofs on India Paper. Three guineas & a half to non-subscribers."--Front cover. All plates and wood engravings are printed on India paper (3 in duplicate, and 3 in color). Includes an additional plate ("Visitors") opposite p. 103. Printed slip tipped in at front: "Gentlemen desirous of having catalogues of the Fonthill sale ... can be accomodated ... by application to J. Rutter ..."
BAC: British Art Center copy 4 bound in original brown paper boards and later blue half morocco, with illustrated title engraved on front cover. "Proofs & etchings on India Paper. Three guineas & a half to non-subscribers."--Front cover. All plates and wood engravings are printed on India paper. Includes an additional plate ("Visitors") opposite p. 103.
BAC: British Art Center copy 5 bound in gilt-tooled brown morocco, with the gilt-stamped armorial of the Clements family of Killadoon, Ireland. Armorial bookplates: Henry R. Clements, Killadoon, Ireland; Richard Blackett Beaumont. Extra-illustrated with plates from John Britton's Graphical and literary illustrations of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire (1823) and James Storer's Description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire (1812).
BAC: British Art Center copy 6 bound in publisher's original illustrated boards; rebacked in later green morocco. Original roan (?) spine laid in.
BAC: British Art Center copy 7 bound in publisher's original illustrated boards; rebacked in later green morocco. Some plates are proof before letters.
Subject Terms:
Authors, English -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Wiltshire.
Beaumont, Richard Blackett -- Bookplate.
Beckford, William, 1760-1844 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Wiltshire.
Bickford family.
Clements, Henry R. -- Binding.
Clements, Henry R. -- Bookplate.
Fonthill Abbey.
Wiltshire (England) -- Intellectual life.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1823.
Lithographs -- 1823.
Engravings -- 1823.
Woodcut engravings -- 1823.
Subscription lists (Printing)
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Armorial bindings (Provenance)
Armorial bindings (Binding)
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Genealogies.
Contributors:
Cleghorn, John, 1784-1873, engraver.
Havell, Robert, 1769-1832, engraver.
Higham, Thomas, 1796-1844, engraver.
Hughes, William, 1793-1825, engraver.
Varrall, John Charles, active 1818-1848, engraver..
Wolstenholme, Dean, 1798-1882 or 1883, engraver.
Baker, Benjamin Richard, lithographer.
Cattermole, George, 1800-1868, illustrator.
Finley, W., illustrator.
Harrison, A., illustrator.
Martin, John, 1789-1854, illustrator.
Porden, Charles Ferdinand, 1790-1863, illustrator.
Whitwell, Stedman, illustrator.
Walter, Paul F., donor.
Charles Knight & Co., publisher.
Hurst, Robinson, and Co., publisher.
John and Arthur Arch, publisher.
Longman, Hurst, and Co, publisher.
John and Arthur Arch, publisher.
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