The Stately Homes Of England.




J. S. Virtue and Co., Limited, 26 Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row.




[1874, 1877]


By llewellyn jewitt, f.s.a. and s. c. hall, f.s.a. first series. illustrated with two hundred and ten engravings on wood. second series. illustrated with one hundred and seventy engravings on wood.

Item Description

TWO VOLUMES. Large 8vo. First Series, xi + [i] + 399 pp.; Second Series, x + 360 pp. + [2] pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in original russet cloth, gilt, with decorative gilt titles on front boards and black and white upper and lower borders decorated by foliage. Patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. A little wear to extremities, including heads and tails of spine and some scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good set. 1892 signatures on versos of first free endpapers. Illustrated by 380 wood engravings and by drawings in text. Decorated by initials. Survey of thirty one occupied castles and country houses in England, well illustrated by 380 wood engravings. Among the properties represented are Alton Towers, Cobham, Alnwick, Hardwick, Arundel, Penshurst, Warwick, Haddon, Hatfield, Chatsworth, Belvoir, Knole, Castle Howard, Kedleston, Audley End, Burleigh, Hever, Melbourne, Wilton, Raby and Welbeck. Llewellyn Frederick William Jewitt (1816-86) was a wood engraver, who also worked as a newspaper and magazine editor. Samuel Carter Hall (1800-89) was an Irish born journalist, who, in 1839 became editor of the publication later renamed (in 1849) The Art Journal. The First Series of The Stately Homes of England originally appeared in its pages.

[Stock No. 26817]

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