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Elsam, Richard, Esq

An essay on rural architecture : illustrated with original and oeconomical designs : being an attempt, also, to refute, by analogy, the principles of Mr. James Malton's essay "British cottage architecture," supported by several designs : to which are added rural retreats and villas, in the Gothic, castle, Roman and Grecian styles of architecture : with ideas for park-entrances, a mausoleum, and a design for the naval pillar, to immortalize British naval heroism : the whole comprising thirty plates, in aquatinta / designed by Richard Elsam, architect.

Additional Title(s):

Elsam on rural architecture

On rural architecture

London : Printed by the Philanthropic Society, St. George's-Fields; and published for the author, by E. Lawrence, 378, Strand; and to be had at Taylor's Architectural Library, Holborn; at Edgerton's Military Library, Whitehall; Hookham and Carpenter's, Bond-Street; Evans's, Pall-Mall; J. Asperne's, Cornhill; Palser's, Surry-side Westminster-Bridge; and of the author, 21, Church-Row, Newington-Butts, MDCCCIII [1803]
Physical Description:
[12], ii, 52 p., 33 [i.e. 31] leaves of plates [2 folded] : ill. ; 36 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA7562 .E57 1803+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Written as a riposte to James Malton's 'An essay on British cottage architecture' (1798). Cf. British Architectural Library.
Cover title, on printed label: Elsam on rural Architecture. 1803. Price, to non-subscribers, 2l. 2s. 0d.
Engravings by William Pickett, Christian Rosenberg, Thomas Hall, and Porter; after Richard Elsam.
Total of 31 plates numbered: 1-9, 12, 11-20, 27, 22-28, [29-30], 33.
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 980
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 69.1
Includes list of subscribers.
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 14
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in original boards. Armorial bookplate: Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale.
Subject Terms:
Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans.
Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain.
Asperne, J. -- Publisher.
Building -- Great Britain.
Cottages -- Great Britain.
Country homes -- Great Britain.
Egerton's Military Library -- Publisher.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1803.
Evans's -- Publisher.
Hookham and Carpenters -- Publisher.
Lawrence, E. -- Publisher.
Lonsdale, Hugh Cecil Lowther, Earl of, 1857-1944 -- Bookplate.
Malton, James, -1803.
Palser's -- Publisher.
Philanthropic Society -- Printer.
Taylor's Architectural Library -- Publisher.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Aquatints -- 1803.
Malton, James, -1803. Essay on British cottage architecture.
Pickett, William, 1792-1820, engraver.
Rosenberg, Christian, active 1796-1850, engraver.
Hall, Thomas, active 1772-1800, engraver.
Porter, engraver.
Elsam, Richard, Esq. ill.

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