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BRETTINGHAM, Matthew (1699--1769)
[Plans, elevations and sections of Holkham in Norfolk. 1761. Another edition]
The plans, elevations and sections, of Holkham in Norfolk, the seat of the late Earl of Leicester. By Matthew Brettingham.
London: printed by J. Haberkorn, printer, 1761.
[6] p., 33 [i.e. 27] pl. (7 double-page) ; 51.1 cm. (2º)

Another edition; first edition also 1761 (q.v.). With a different setting of the title-page (distinguishable by the word 'Earl' being set in upper- and lower-case, and the author's name being in smaller type) and the preface (distinguishable by a tail-piece composed of printer's flowers measuring 4.0 x 6.2 cm. and with the penultimate line reading 'engraved' rather than 'engraven'). The present copy retains the dedication to the Duke of Cumberland in the original setting as before, which seems to have been suppressed in some copies of this edition (see BAL 372, notes) possibly as a consequence of the dedicatee's death on 31 October 1765. Plates irregularly numbered 1--33; of the seven double-page plates five are assigned two numbers each, and pl. [30] is unnumbered and bears two impressions. With the plates printed in bistre. ESTC t85981; Harris and Savage 47; BAL, Early printed books, no. 372.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on the front free-endpaper From R. Brettingham, The Author's Nephew / To J.T. Groves with his kind Compts. Robert Furze Brettingham accompanied Soane to Italy in 1778. John Thomas Groves (c. 1761--1811) was the son of John Groves, master-bricklayer, and succeeded Soane as Clerk of the Works at Whitehall, Westminster and St James's.

Binding C18th quarter sheep, blue paper boards.

Reference Number 3974


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