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HOWLETT, Bartholomew (1767--1827)
The Abbey of St. Nicaise, at Rheims.
London: published, ... by B. Howlett, & sold, by W. Miller, June 4. 1805.
[2] p., engr. pl. : [1] etch. illus. ; 54.5 cm. (2°)

Drop-head title taken from the letterpress leaf of descriptive text; imprint taken from the publication line of the accompanying engraved plate of the 'East View of the Abbey of St. Nicaise at Rheims' drawn by 'G.A.', and engraved by B. Howlett. The etched illustration, also signed by B Howlett, and dated 1805, depicts the 'West Facade of Saint-nicaise at Rheims, before the Revolution'. An example of work by English architects and builders at Rheims. (See Charles Givelet, L'Église et l'Abbaye de Saint-Nicaise de Reims. Notice historique et archéologique, etc., Reims, 1897). The draughtsman and landscape engraver Bartholomew Howlett published numerous topographical engravings from around 1801, including contributions to John Britton's Architectural antiquities of Great Britain (q.v.) and Robert Wilkinson's Londina illustrata, as well as supplying topographical plates to periodicals.

Copy Notes Bound (2) with J. Carter's The ancient architecture of England. Part I., 1795 (q.v., copy 2), and an extract from the fourth volume of the Society of Antiquaries' Vetusta monumenta (q.v.).

Binding C19th half green roan, blind double-rule borders, gilt double-rule spine direct-lettered in gilt, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 5648


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