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PIERCEFIELD ESTATE
A description of the celebrated Piercefield Estate situate on the banks of the Wye, between Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey, ... comprehending nearly the whole of the village of St. Arvans, a magnificent stone-built mansion, park, woods & walks for romantic beauty unrivalled; the Lancaut Cliffs, the Bangyar Rocks, the Wyndcliffe and the capital farms ... altogether upward of 1,800 acres ... presenting an admirable investment .... Particulars, with maps and lithographic views, may shortly be had ...
[London]: printed by W. Smith, Son & Co., [1836?].
15, [1] p. ; 23.4 cm. (8º)

Undated, but the final paragraph indicates that 'the mansion cannot be viewed until after Lady-day, 1837'. The incumbent owner of Piercefield House at this date was Nathaniel Wells, of St. Kitts, one-time mayor of Monmouth. Piercefield, on the Wye Valley tour of the late 18th and 19th century, was a major centre of attention; see: M. Andrews, The search for the pictureseque: landscape aesthetics and tourism in Britain, 1760--1800, 1989, pp. 103--107.

Copy Notes Bound (3) in a collection of estate particulars.

Binding Later C19th marbled-paper boards, ribbed morocco-grain cloth spine gilt-lettered 'Sale Catalogues'. 37.6 cm. Later numbered '48' in a series of sale catalogue volumes.

Reference Number 5072


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