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TOMKINS, Charles (fl. 1790--1810)
Eight views of Reading Abbey, drawn and engraved by C. Tomkins.
London: printed for the author; and sold by R. Blamire; and Messrs. Smart and Cowslade, Reading, 1791.
[6], 17, [1] p., 8 aquatint, [2] engr. pl. ; 29.2 cm. (4º)

With a list of subscribers. Includes 'A Description of Reading Abbey, taken from Sir Henry Englefield's Letter to the Antiquarian Society' and a 'List Of Abbats'. Plates printed in sepia. ESTC t113912.

Copy Notes The Soane copy lacks the inset slip announcing the possibility of a 'second number' if there is sufficient support, and noting the incompleteness of the list of subscribers. (See Abbey, Scenery, no. 290.) Views of Reading Abbey, with those of the churches originally connected with it, in the county of Berks was published in 2 volumes, 1805--10. Bound (1) with James Christie, An essay on ... the worship of the elements, 1814 (q.v.).

Binding C19th grey paper boards. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 6d., 2 August 1831. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.16).

Reference Number 3459


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