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Tomkins, Charles, 1757–1823
Eight views of Reading Abbey / drawn and engraved by C. Tomkins.
London : Printed for the author, No. 35, John Street, Fitzroy Chapel; and sold by R. Blamire, London; and Messrs. Smart and Cowslade, Reading, 1791.
Physical Description:
[4], 17, [1] p., [10] leaves of plates : ill., plan ; 30 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.R28 T66 1791+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
English short title catalogue, T133912
Includes: 'A description of Reading Abbey, taken from Sir Henry Englefield's letter to the Antiquarian Society' and a 'List of abbats'.
With a list of subscribers.
Includes bibliographical references.
Abbey, J.R. Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 290
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. In original green paper wrappers. The inset slip at the beginning announces the possibility of a 'second number', if sufficient support is forthcoming, and mentions the incomplete nature of the 'List of Subscribers'. This List is not present in the Abbey copy.
Subject Terms:
Engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1791.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1791.
Reading Abbey (Reading, England) -- Pictorial works.
Tomkins, Charles -- Publisher.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1791.
Englefield, Henry, Sir, 1752-1822.

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