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Howitt, William, 1792–1879

Ruined abbeys and castles of Great Britain / by William and Mary Howitt ; the photographic illustrations by Bedford, Sedgfield, Wilson, Fenton, and others.

Additional Title(s):

Abbeys and castles of Great Britain

London : A.W. Bennett, 5, Bishopsgate Without, 1862.
Physical Description:
[8], 228 p. : ill. (mounted photos) ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA660 .H69 1862
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of David and Judith Ross
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BEIN 1990 292: Imperfect: 1st p.l. [half title?] wanting.
BEIN Palmquist Photography 1173: Binder's ticket: Westleys & Co., London. From the library of Peter E. Palmquist.
Spine title: Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain.
Printed by Richard Barrett, Mark Lane.
A "2d series" appeared in 1864 titled: Ruined abbeys and castles of Great Britain and Ireland.
Preface dated 1861.
Illustrations throughout text are mounted photographs.
McLean suggests the design is probably by John Leighton, but is unsigned.
McLean, R. Victorian publishers' book-bindings, p. 104
Gernsheim, H. Incunabula of British photographic literature, 214
NSTC, 2B14490
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's green cloth with circular photograph onlay front and back; blocked in gold and blind on front and back, in gold only on spine. Bookplate of J.W. North.
Subject Terms:
Abbeys -- Great Britain.
Barrett, Richard -- Printer
Bennett , A. W. -- Publisher
Castles -- Great Britain.
North, J. W. -- Bookplate
Palmquist, Peter E. -- Ownership.
Ross, David and Judith -- Provenance
Sala, George Augustus, 1828-1895 -- Autograph. (BEIN)
Binders' tickets (Binding)
Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888, author.
Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894, photographer.
Sedgfield, William Russell, 1826-1902, photographer.
Wilson, G. W. (George Washington), 1823-1893, photographer.
Fenton, Roger, 1819-1869, photographer.
Peter E. Palmquist Photography Collection (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)
Westleys & Co.‏, binder.

  • Bolton priory
  • Glastonbury abbey
  • Iona, or Icolmkill
  • Lanthony abbey
  • Chepstow castle
  • Tintern abbey
  • Raglan castle
  • Conway and its castle
  • Goodrich castle and court
  • Fountains abbey --Rollin Chapel and Castle
  • Elgin Cathedral
  • Holyrood Abbey and Palace
  • Melrose abbey
  • Carisbrooke castle
  • Rievaux abbey
  • Furness abbey.

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