The seats of the nobility and gentry in Great Britain and Wales : in a collection of select views / engraved by W. Angus, from pictures and drawings by the most eminent artists ; with descriptions of each view.
- [Islington] : Published by W. Angus, Gwynne's Buildings, Islington, Feby. 1, 1787 [i.e. 1787-1815]
- Physical Description:
-  p., , LXIII leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 x 30 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsNA7620 .A54 1787+ Copy 1 OversizeYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Engravings by William Angus and William Paulet Carey; after Frederick Ponsonby Bessborough, Paul Sandby, William Marlow, Francis Wheatley, William Beilby, Claude Nattes, Thomas Sandby, James Barret, Nicholas Thomas Dall, John Handy, Robert Adam, John Bird, Thomas Malton, George Samuel, James Wathen, Evans, George Cuit, Samuel Howitt, Edward Dayes, Humphry Repton, Alexander Nasmyth, Thomas Day, John Meheux, Joseph Charles Barrow, William Watts, Smith, Charles Tomkins, William Angus, John Carter, William Bernard Cooke, Rouviere, William Turner, Edward Hawke Locker, and George Arnald.
Originally issued in parts. Plates dated from February 1787 to December 1815, with significant publishing gaps after 1797.
" ... continuations of 'The seats of the nobility and gentry' series engraved and published by William Watts from 1779 until his departure for a year in Italy in 1786."--British Architectural Library.
A second volume was published in 1815.
Title page is engraved. Signed: Cary sculp.
Each plate accompanied by a leaf of letterpress.
English short title catalogue, T145837
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 111
Includes bibliographical references.
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is bound in gilt-stamped red morocco. Bookplate of William Walker Drake. Copy 2 is in original parts, in blue gray printed paper wrappers. Pts. 1-6 only containing plates 1-24. Imprint on front wrapper varies. Pt. 2 has "Printed by Henry Fry, No. 5 Worship Street, Moor-Fields". Pt. 3 has imprint "Printed by Joseph Cooper, Bow Street, Covent Garden". "One number will be published every three months, Price Five shillings. Proof Impressions, seven shillings and sixpence" at foot of front wrapper of each pt. Pt. IV lacking back wrapper.
- Subject Terms:
- Angus, W. -- Publisher.Architecture -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.Architecture, Domestic -- Early works to 1800.Aristocracy -- Great Britain -- Homes and haunts.Country homes -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.Country homes -- Wales -- Early works to 1800.Drake, William Walker -- Bookplate.Engraving -- Specimens -- 1787.Great Britain -- Historic buildings -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.Historic buildings -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
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Angus, William, 1752-1821, The seats of the nobility and gentry in Great Britain and Wales , Feby. 1, 1787 [i.e. 1787-1815]
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