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The Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Holkham in Norfolk, the Seat of the late Earl of Leicester, to Which are Added the Ceilings and Chimney-pieces, and also a descriptive account of the statues, pictures, and drawings not in the former edition

Author:
Written and designed by Matthew Brettingham (British, 1699–1769)
Architect:
After designs by William Kent (British, Bridlington, Yorkshire ca. 1685–1748 London)
Engraver:
Robert Baldwin (British, active 1760–ca. 1804)
Engraver:
Placido Columbani (Italian, born 1744, active to 1801)
Engraver:
Antoine Babuty Desgodets (French, 1653–1728)
Engraver:
Peter Mazell (British, active London, 1761–97)
Engraver:
T. Miller (British, active 1765–75)
Engraver:
Thomas Morris (British, active 1750–1800)
Engraver:
John Roberts (British, active late 18th–early 19th century)
Engraver:
Edward Rooker (British, London 1711–1774 London)
Engraver:
Giovanni Vitalba (Italian, Venice 1738–ca. 1792 London)
Engraver:
Anthony Walker (British, Thirsk, Yorkshire, 1726–1765 London)
Engraver:
Charles White (British, London 1751–1785 London)
Printer:
T. Spilsbury (London)
Date:
1773
Medium:
Illustrations: etching and engraving
Dimensions:
21 3/4 × 14 15/16 × 1 9/16 in. (55.2 × 38 × 3.9 cm)
Classifications:
Books, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.80.5
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on the head of the free endpaper: "This is the rarest & finest edition, being the only one with the ceilings for which Holkham is celebrated "Inscribed in pencil on the center of second blank leaf: "Best Edition"
Guy T. S. Sebright A book-plate on the front paste-down endpaper: "Ex Libris/ Guy T.S. Sebright."
Jessen 1105; Univ. Cat. I.166
John Archer The Literature of British Domestic Architecture 1715-1842. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA and London, 1985.

Eileen Harris, Nicholas Savage British Architectural Books and Writers 1556-1785. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990, p. 124.



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