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SEELEY, Benton (b. 1716)
[Description of the gardens ... at Stow. 1780]
Stowe: a description of the magnificent house and gardens ... Embellished with a general plan of the gardens. And also a separate plan of the house, and of each building, with perspective views of the same. A new edition, with all the alterations and improvements that have been made therein, ... With the description of the inside of the house.
Buckingham printed and sold by B. Seeley. Sold also by Messrs. Fielding and Walker, London; and Mr. Hodgkinson, at Stowe, 1780.
39, [1] p., [21] pl. (3 fold.) ; 20.7 cm. (8º)

The dedication to the Earl Temple signed 'B. Seeley' who, together with W. Fairchild, drew the plates. First published as A description of the gardens of Lord Viscount Cobham, at Stow in Buckinghamshire, Northampton, 1744 (ESTC t68770). See J. Harris, Country house index, 1979, p. 43 and the notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 2952 (1769 ed.). Soane also owned the corrected 1817 quarto edition (q.v.). ESTC n64074.

Binding C18th quarter sheep, gilt-ruled spine, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 3368


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