Jones’ Views Of The Seats, Mansions, Castles, Etc. Of The Noblemen And Gentlemen In England: Accompanied With Historical Descriptions Of The Mansions, Lists Of The Pictures, Statues, Etc. And Genealogical Sketches Of The Families, Of Their Possessors; Forming Part Of The General Series Of Jones’ Great Britain Illustrated. [engraved Title:] Jones’ Views Of The Seats, Mansions, Castles, Etc. Of Noblemen And Gentlemen In England, Wales, Scotland, And Ireland And Other Picturesque Scenery Accompanied With…
Jones and Co., Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square.
Vol. i has engraved title only as above. vol. ii has two engraved titles, one general as above, and one shortened for second series comprising the western counties, and additional letterpress title as at top above.
4to. 8.75 x 11 inches. Vol. I, 56 +  pp., total  pp.; Vol. II,  pp. Bound in original half calf over marbled boards; rebacked using original spines, in compartments, decorated gilt. Some wear to extremities and spine of Vol. II is darkened and cracked, but otherwise a very good set. Armourial bookplates of Benjm. Hynan. Illustrated by 3 engraved vignette titles and by 192 pages of engraved plates, 2 views to a page with a total of 384 images, dated 1829-31. Vol. II lacks the two plates for Wardour Castle and Wilton House called for in the Contents List (but see note below). The Contents of the First Volume at the end, and the letterpress title page and Contents List to Vol. II have been disregarded in arranging the plates and texts. The list at the end of Vol. II may reflect the contents of the entire three volume series. The text and plates are taken from Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen, in England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland, published 1818-29, with plates after J. P. Neale (John Preston Neale, 1780-1847) and text by Thomas Moule (1784-1851). The three volumes of the English series were continued by plates and texts for the Scottish seats. Some topographical concentrations of seats, e.g. the Western Counties and Yorkshire together, are interspersed with a more random arrangement by county, perhaps reflecting the part work origin of the series. Every text description does, however, correspond to a plate, or plates, of the relevant seat.
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