CHAMBERS (WILLIAM) Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Perspective Views of the Gardens and Buildings at Kew, 1763
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CHAMBERS (WILLIAM) Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Perspective Views of the Gardens and Buildings at Kew, 1763
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Lot Details
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, 43 engraved plates by J. Basire, E. Rooker, P. Sandby and others after Chambers, T. Sandby, W. Marlow, J. Kirby and others (3 folding), modern half calf [Fowler 87; Harris 121], folio (580 x 380mm.), J. Haberkorn, for the Author, 1763

Footnotes

  • A magnificent survey of Kew, published at the expense of King George III. The plans and views include the palace designed by William Kent for Frederick, Prince of Wales (demolished in 1802), and the marvellous series of garden buildings and temples designed by Chambers between 1757 and 1762. Amongst these are the celebrated pagoda and other buildings based on gothic and Islamic styles.
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