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Creator:
Gwynn, John, 1713-1786.
Title(s):

London and Westminster improved, illustrated by plans. To which is prefixed, A discourse on publick magnificence; with observations on the state of arts and artists in this kingdom, wherein the study of the polite arts is recommended as necessary to a liberal education: concluded by some proposals relative to places not laid down in the plans. By John Gwynn ...

Published/Created:
London, Printed for the author; sold by Dodsley [etc.] 1766.
Physical Description:
xv, [1], 132 p. 4 fold. maps. 27 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA9188 L7 G9 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA9188 L7 G9 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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NA9188 L7 G9 Copy 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
The dedication (p. [iii-iv]) was written by Dr. Johnson. Described in A. T. Hazen, Samuel Johnson's prefaces & dedications, New Haven, 1937, p. 38-40.
British Art Center has 3 copies. Into copy 1 has been bound the author's A plan for rebuilding the city of London. [London] 1749. Pasted into the inside front cover of copy 2 is Saint Anne, Soho (Parish) The inhabitants are respectfully informed ... [London, 1825]. Copy 2 once belonged to Sir W. Tite (according to a ms. note), and has the autograph of Charles George Dyer; it is extra-illustrated with a portrait of the author, ms. letters, and other miscellaneous material. Loose material has been removed to a Suppl volume. Copy 3 has the bookplate of the Right Honourable George Lord Carpenter.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Great Britain.
City planning -- England -- Early works to 1870.
City planning -- England -- London.
Dodsley, -- Publisher.
Dyer, Charles George -- Autograph.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1766.
Gwynn, John, d. 1786 -- Publisher.
Tite, William, 1798-1873 -- Provenance.
Tyrconnel, George Carpenter, 3d Earl of, 1788-1812 -- Bookplate.
Form/Genre:
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Contributors:
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
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