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BICKHAM, George, junior (1706?--1771)
Deliciæ Britannicæ; or, the curiosities of Kensington, Hampton Court, and Windsor Castle, delineated; with occasional reflections; and embellished with copper-plates of the three palaces, and adorn'd with several other cuts. By George Bickham. ... The second edition, with additions.
London: printed and sold by E. Owen, and by George Bickham, [1755?].
viii, 184 p. ; engr. frontis. port., [9] pl. ; 16.8 cm. (8°)

First published in 1742. Bickham, an engraver and print-seller, was known for his prints and guide-books to popular tourist destinations as well as for ornament and pattern-books, and was also a controversial political satirist. His father, also George, was famous for his manual The Universal Penman, first published in parts from 1733 to 1741. An earlier edition of the text of Books I and II is included in Apelles Britannicus, [1740?]. ESTC t65424.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting pl. 2 of the 'Plan of the Closet [at Windsor] as the Pictures are disposed.' Bought from the bookseller John Williams with four other items for £13 16s. in August 1831. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.13).

Binding C18th sheep, double-rule borders.

Reference Number 1700


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