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PRICE, Sir Uvedale (1747--1829)
[Essay on the picturesque. 1794]
An essay on the picturesque, as compared with the sublime and the beautiful; and, on the use of studying pictures, for the purpose of improving real landscape, by Uvedale Price, Esq.
London: printed for J. Robson, 1794.
xv, [1], 288 p. ; 22.5 cm. (8º)

First edition. A 'New Edition' was published in 1796, with a second volume appearing in 1798 (q.v.). ESTC t33397.

Copy Notes This copy was part of lot 15 bought by Soane for £1 0s. at the Attingham Hall Sale of the effects of the 2nd Baron Berwick on 7 August 1827 (q.v.), with 4 other works in the lot. Price's language and ideas influenced Soane in the writing of his Description of the House and Museum in its editions of 1830, 1832 and 1835. The margins of pages 6 through 9 contain extensive annotations by an unknown hand concerning the greater usefulness to landscape improvers of painted depictions of nature than written ones.

Binding C18th blue paper boards, original printed paper spine-label reading 'Price On The Picturesque'.

Reference Number 3079


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