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Loudon, J. C. (John Claudius), 1783–1843

A treatise on forming, improving, and managing country residences : and on the choice of situations appropriate to every class of purchasers : ... with an appendix ... / By John Loudon.

London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row, by C. Whittingham, Dean-Street, 1806.
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SB471 L88 1806+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Paged continuously.
Includes 32 illustrations on [33] leaves of plates; some unnumbered, others paged in Roman and Arabic numerals.
Plate 26 is double.
Final plate includes overslip.
Plates engraved by W. Angus, B. Howlett, J. Greig, W. Wise, J. Storer and J. Roper after designs by Loudon.
"Directions to the binder" and "Errata": p. [7] of final sequence.
Index: p. [1]-[6] of final sequence.
Loudon was a prolific writer on landscape gardening and a follower of Richard Payne Knight and Uvedale Price whose belief in "irregularity and picturesque grouping" he shared; the leading principle of his "characteristic or natural" style was to create or heighten the natural character of an estate; Loudon did not typically regard himself as a practicing architect, although he did complete many architectural designs as is evident in this work; cf. Archer; Colvin, H. Biog. dict. of British architects, p. 524-525.
Archer, J. Literature of British domestic architecture, 191.1
BAC: Binder's label: W. Warne, Book-binder, Newport, I.W.
Subject Terms:
Brigstocke, J.K. & E.L. -- Autograph.
Gardens, English.
Landscape architecture -- Great Britain.
Landscape gardening -- Great Britain.
Angus, William, 1752-1821, engraver.
Howlett, Bartholomew, 1767-1827, engraver.
Greig, John, engraver.
Wise, William, engraver.
Storer, James, 1771-1853, engraver.
Roper, John, engraver.
Warne, William, binder.
Whittingham, Charles, 1767-1840, printer.
Longman, Hurst, Reese and Orme, publisher.

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