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Observations on Several Parts of the Counties of Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex
Also on Several Parts of North Wales, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, in Two Tours, the Former Made in the Year 1769, the Latter in the Year 1773


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  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108069915

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  • Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724–1804) is best known for his works on the picturesque. In his Essay on Prints, published in 1768 and reissued in this series, he defined picturesque as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture'. First published in 1809, the present work is one of a series which records his reflections on the picturesque across British landscapes. It traces two journeys he made equipped with notebook and sketching materials: the first in 1769 across East Anglia, and the second in 1773 from Anglesey south-east to Shrewsbury. He describes his impression of notable sites such as Cambridge, Houghton Hall and its art collection, Beaumaris Castle and Snowdon, and includes reproductions of his pen-and-wash drawings. The companion volumes of Observations on other parts of Britain are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108069915
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Norfolk Tour:
    1. Essex road
    2. Woodford
    3. Fens
    4. Situation of Ely
    5. Road beyond Ely
    6. Castle-acre
    7. Houghton-hall
    8. A catalogue of all the pictures, bought by the empress of Russia
    9. Road from Houghton to Holkham
    10. Road from Blickling to Norwich
    11. Road towards Colchester continued
    Part II. Tour through North Wales:
    1. Dunham-hall
    2. Harden-castle
    3. Pascoch
    4. Conway-castle
    5. Succinant
    6. Lavan-sands
    7. Beaumaris
    8. Woods of Penthryn
    9. Pennant's account of the summit of Snowdon
    10. Snowdon considered in a picturesque
    11. Carnarvon
    12. Vale of Cluyd
    13. Valley of the Dee
    14. Llangollen
    15. Oswestry
    16. Wenlock-abbey
    17. Road from Bridgenorth to Worcester
    18. Vale of Eversham.

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