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CHAMBERS, Sir William (1723--1796)
Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry, the seat of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. By William Chambers, ...
London: printed by J. Haberkorn; published for the author, and to be had at his house in Poland Street; likewise of A. Millar, D. Wilson, and T. Becket; of R. and J. Dodsley; R. Sayer, A. Webley, J. Walter, and Dorothy Mercier, 1763.
[4], 8 p., [43] pl. (3 double) ; 58.2 cm. (1°)

The present volume, printed as a royal commission, records Chambers's work for the Princess Dowager of Wales at Kew in the six years from his appointment as her architect, with obvious links to his previously published works on Chinese buildings (q.v.) and garden design (q.v.). ESTC n38634; Fowler 87; Harris and Savage 121; BAL, Early printed books, 597; Millard II, 14.

Copy Notes Copy 1: With a 4-page publisher's catalogue of I. and J. Taylor, 56 High Holborn inserted at end (q.v.).
Copy 2: 53.6 cm. Imperfect; wanting the 8 plates of views at the end. Archival evidence suggests this copy may have been bought at Sir R. Jebb's sale on 8 September 1787 for 10s. 6d. (Journal 1, p. 175).

Binding Copy 1: Late C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, red morocco spine-label.
Copy 2: C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine lettered in ink 'Kew'. This is probably the copy bound for 6s., 23 November 1792. (Journal 2, p. 222).

Reference Number 1877


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