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BRITTON, John (1771--1857)
An historical account of Corsham House, in Wiltshire; the seat of Paul Cobb Methuen, Esq. with a catalogue of his celebrated collection of pictures. Dedicated to the patrons of the British Institution; and embracing a concise historical essay on the fine arts. With a brief account of the different schools; and a review of the progressive state of the arts in England. ... By John Britton. Embellished with a view and plan of the house.
London: printed for the author, and Joseph Barrett, Bath. Sold by Longman and Co.; W. Miller; J. Taylor; and also all the booksellers in Bath; by Coombs, Chippenham; Collins, Salisbury, &c., 1806.
[4], 108 p., engr. frontis. ; 24.7 cm. (8°)

BAL Early printed books, no. 418.

Copy Notes Front free-endpaper inscribed in ink To John Soane Esq / from The Author / presented on the 28th of March 1809. & intended to record, in a trifling memorial, / the pleasure & instruction which the Author / of this work derived from Mr Soane's / interesting & eloquent Lecture on Architecture / delivered by him at the Royal Academy / the preceding evening. Uncut and partially unopened copy.

Binding Original C19th brown paper-boards with printed paper spine-label reading 'Corsham House Guide. Price 7s. 6d'.

Reference Number 1786


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