CHAMBERS (WILLIAM) Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Perspective Views of the Gardens and Buildings a
Lot 738
CHAMBERS (WILLIAM) Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Perspective Views of the Gardens and Buildings at Kew in Surr[e]y, the seat of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales
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CHAMBERS (WILLIAM)
Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Perspective Views of the Gardens and Buildings at Kew in Surr[e]y, the seat of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, first edition, 33 engraved plates only (of 43, lacking nos. 28, 34 and 36-43) engraved by J. Basire, F. Patton, E. Rooker, and others after designs by Chambers, several folding, 3 cut to size, some spotting, disbound [Fowler 87; Berlin Kat. 2337], folio, Printed for J. Haberkorn, for the Author, 1763

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  • A survey of Kew, published at the expense of King George III. The plates show the original palace designed by William Kent, and the various garden buildings and temples designed by Chambers between 1757 and 1763. Includes elevations of the Aviary, the Chinese Pavilion, the Great Pagoda, the House of Confucius, the Temples of the Sun, and Solitude, the Alambra, in addition to details of interiors, and ground plans.
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