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Coates, Charles, ca. 1746–1813

The history and antiquities of Reading / by the Rev. Charles Coates, LL.B. Vicar of Osmington, and Preston, in the County of Dorset, F.A.S. and Chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

London : Printed for the author by J. Nichols and Son; and sold by J. Robson, New Bond Street; F. and C. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard; and Smart and Cowslade, Reading, MDCCCII [1802]
Physical Description:
xv, [1], 464, [96] p., [8] leaves of plates ([2] folded) : ill., port, plans ; 30 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.S28 C63 1802+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Aquatint engravings drawn and engraved by Charles Tomkins.
The appendix and "Corrections and additions", [96] p. at end, are listed in the Contents, p. xv. They follow a new sectional title page, dated 1810: A supplement to the history and antiquities of Reading, with corrections and additions by the author. Reading: Printed by Snare and Man ... 1810.
Includes bibliographical references.
Abbey, J.R. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 291
SML,Y Byzr 025: With this is bound: A supplement ... with corrections and additions by the author. Reading, 1810. [96] p., 1 illus. 30 cm.
BAC: British Art Center is the Abbey copy. Bound in blind tooled calf. Has bound with it: Views of Reading Abbey. London: J. Whiting, 1805-1810.
Subject Terms:
Church architecture -- England -- Reading.
J. Nichols and son -- Printer.
Reading ( England) -- Description and travel.
Reading (England) -- Antiquities.
Reading (England) -- History.
Aquatints -- 1802.
Tomkins, Charles, 1757-1823, ill.

  • Contents of plates: Plan of Reading
  • Plan of Reading Abbey
  • View of Reading from the River Kennet
  • St. Mary's Church in Reading
  • St. Lawrence's Church in Reading
  • Abbey Seal
  • Saxon Arches in Mrs. Clements Garden
  • The arms and portrait of Hugh Farringdon
  • St. Giles's Church in Reading.

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