The Beauties of England and Wales

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Illustration of King's College Chapel, Cambridge, from Beauties of England and Wales volume 2, 1801

The Beauties of England and Wales (1801-1815) was a series of books describing the topography and local history of England and Wales. Produced by a variety of London publishers, the work appeared in 18 multi-part volumes arranged by county, individually authored by John Bigland, Edward Wedlake Brayley, J. Norris Brewer, John Britton, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Joseph Nightingale, Thomas Rees, and Frederic Shoberl. Each volume contained engraved illustrations by artists such as Thomas Hearne, J. M. W. Turner, John Varley, Benjamin West.[1][nb 1] Readers included Charles Dickens.[3]

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  1. ^ Some of the images published in The Beauties of England and Wales reappeared as decoration on ceramic pottery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosemary Sweet (2004), Antiquaries: the Discovery of the Past in Eighteenth-Century Britain, London: Hambledon and London, ISBN 1852853093 
  2. ^ Gavin Lucas (2003). "Reading Pottery: Literature and Transfer-Printed Pottery in the Early Nineteenth Century". International Journal of Historical Archaeology. 7. JSTOR 20853020. 
  3. ^ Jane Helen Berard (2006), Dickens and Landscape Discourse, Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Peter Lang Publishing, ISBN 9780820450049 
  4. ^ Arthur Aikin, ed. (1803), "British Topography and Antiquities, Art. 2", Annual Review and History of Literature for 1802, London: T.N. Longman and O. Rees, 1 
  5. ^ Arthur Aikin, ed. (1804), "British Topography and Antiquities, Art. 24", Annual Review and History of Literature for 1803, London: T.N. Longman and O. Rees, 2 
  6. ^ a b "Art. 4", Monthly Review, London, 61, February 1810 

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