1808 Observations Mountains Lakes of England Gilpin Picturesque Illustrated

GILPIN, William

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William Gilpin was an English artist, Anglican cleric, schoolmaster and author. He was most notable as one of the originators of the concept of the picturesque, a set of rules for depicting nature. This notion would be expounded upon and expanded by other contemporary philosophers.

 

“Observations, on several parts of England” is a comprehensive look at the beauty of England, presented by William Gilpin. This edition has 30 engraved plates throughout. In this book, Gilpin discusses features of the English landscape, lakes, canals, countrysides, mountains, and many more topographical examples of Great Britain counties and cities!

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1808 Observations Mountains Lakes of England Gilpin Picturesque Illustrated

 

William Gilpin was an English artist, Anglican cleric, schoolmaster and author. He was most notable as one of the originators of the concept of the picturesque, a set of rules for depicting nature. This notion would be expounded upon and expanded by other contemporary philosophers.

 

“Observations, on several parts of England” is a comprehensive look at the beauty of England, presented by William Gilpin. This edition has 30 engraved plates throughout. In this book, Gilpin discusses features of the English landscape, lakes, canals, countrysides, mountains, and many more topographical examples of Great Britain counties and cities!

 

Item number: #1931

Price: $499

 

GILPIN, William

 

Observations on several parts of England : particularly the mountains and lakes of Cumberland and Westmoreland : relative chiefly of picturesque beauty made in the year 1772

 

London : Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1808. Third Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1:
    • I: [xlvii], 238
    • II: [viii], 264
    • 30 color plates throughout
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 5.75in (23cm x 15cm)

 

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1931

Categories

Natural History

European History

Authors

GILPIN, William

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete