Record number 03/2522
Author Chambers, William, R.A., 1723 - 1796
TitlePlans, Elevations, Sections, and Perspective Views Of The Gardens And Buildings At Kew in Surry, The Seat of Her Royal Highness The Princess Dowager of Wales. By William Chambers, member Of the Imperial Academy of Arts at Florence, and of the Royal Academy of Architecture at Paris, Architect To the King, and to Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales.
ImprintLondon: Printed by J. Haberkorn, in Grafton Street, St. Anne's Soho; Published for the Author, And to be had at his House in Poland Street; Likewise of A. Millar, D. Wilson, and T. Becket, all in the Strand; of R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall; R. Sayer in Fleet-Street, A. Webley in Holborn, J. Walter at Charing-Cross, and Dorothy Mercier at the Golden Ball, Windmill Street, Golden Square., MDCCLXIII.
Physical Description[iv], 8 p., [43] pl. (3 dble.); 538 mm. (Folio).
Content Format Note[T.p., dedic.] - A Description Of The Plates; Directions to the Binder - [Plates].
Responsibility NoteThe plates are signed by the draughtsmen Smeaton (no.16), Jos. Kirby (36, 41, 42), T. Marlow (37), Wm. Marlow (38, 43) and T. Sandby (39, 40); by the architects W. Kent (no.3), W. Chambers (4-8, 10-15, 17-27, 29-33, 35) and J. Heny. Muntz (28); plates 1, 2, 9 and 34 have no indication of their draughtsmen. The plates are signed by the engravers, Francis Patton, J. Muller, Edward Rooker, Charles Grignion, Tobias Miller, James Basire, J. Noual, William Woollett, Thomas Major and Paul Sandby.

The work is dedicated by William Chambers to Augusta, Princess Dowager of Wales.
SubjectGardens - Buildings - Garden houses - Garden structures - Landscape gardens - Pleasure gardens - Follies - Architecture, British - Great Britain - Surrey - Kew - History - 18th century
Plans - Elevations - Sections - Views - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century
Name as Subject Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
ReferencesESTC T42440, N38634
National Gallery (Washington), Mark J. Millard, II (1998), 14.
Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 1 (1994), no. 597.
E. Harris and N. Savage, British Architectural Books (1990), 121.
Johns Hopkins University, The Fowler Architectural Collection (1961), no. 87, p.71-2.
Binding Note18th-century mottled calf, rebacked, retaining red and black spine-labels, lettered, 'Chambers's Works Vol II'. Bound with: 'Designs Of Chinese Buildings ... By Mr. Chambers' (1757).
ProvenanceAcquired by 1802. Recorded in A Catalogue Of The Library In The Royal Academy, London (1802).
Contributors Augusta, Princess, Consort of Frederick, Prince of Wales, 1719 - 1772, dedicatee
Haberkorn, Johann Christoph, ca. 1720 - 1776, printer
Millar, Andrew, 1705 - 1768, bookseller
Wilson, David, 1777, bookseller
Becket, Thomas, fl. 1760 - 18171815, bookseller
Dodsley, Robert, 1704 - 1764, bookseller
Dodsley, James, 1724 - 1797, bookseller
Sayer, Robert, 1724 - 1794, bookseller
Webley, A., fl. 1745?-1770?1770, bookseller
Walter, John, 1803, bookseller
Mercier, Dorothy, fl. 1762-fl. -1767, bookseller
Kent, William, 1685 - 1748, artist/designer
Muntz, Johann Heinrich, 1727 - 1798, artist/designer
Smeaton, John, 1724 - 1792, draughtsman
Kirby, Joshua, 1716 - 1774, draughtsman
Marlow, Thomas, draughtsman
Marlow, William, 1740 - 1813, draughtsman
Sandby, Thomas, R.A., 1723? - 1798, draughtsman
Patton, Francis, fl. 1745-17671767, engraver
Müller, Johann Sebastian, 1715 - 1792, engraver
Rooker, Edward, 1724 - 1774, engraver
Grignion, Charles, 1721 - 1810, engraver
Miller, Tobias, ca. 1710 - 1796?, engraver
Basire, James, the elder, 1730 - 1802, engraver
Noval, James, fl. 1755 - 1766?, engraver
Woollett, William, 1735 - 1785, engraver
Major, Thomas, A.R.A., 1720 - 1799, engraver
Sandby, Paul, R.A., 1730 - 1809, engraver
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