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TOMKINS, Charles (fl. 1790--1810)
Views of Reading Abbey, with those of the churches originally connected with it, in the county of Berks; together with some monuments of antiquity, remaining in those churches; containing thirty-three engravings, with descriptive letter-press.
London: printed by J. Whiting, for J. Manson; and sold by Messrs. White; T. Payne; Greenland and Norris; H. D. Symonds; by the principal booksellers in Berkshire and the adjoining counties, 1805.
[2], 46 p., [33] pl. ; 26.4 cm. (4º)

Fragment of volume I only of two published, consisting of pp. 19--30 (Caversham, Purley, Pangborne, Tidmarsh, Sulham, and Benham Valence) with seven unnumbered aquatint plates. See Abbey, Scenery, no. 292, pl. 11--12, 14--15, 18--20. The second volume was published in 1810.

Copy Notes Bound in a volume with six other pamphlets on architectural subjects.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, black spine-label gilt-lettered 'Mausoleum At Castle Howard &c &c', numbered '44' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 3458


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