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A description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire

James Sargant Storer

A description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire

by James Sargant Storer

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Published by published by W. Clarke, J. Carpenter, W. Miller ... [and 5 others] in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementillustrated by views, drawn and engraved by James Storer.
ContributionsClarke, William, fl. 1790-1829, bookseller., Carpenter, James, fl. 1812-1850, bookseller., Miller, William, fl. 1790-1812, bookseller.
The Physical Object
Pagination24p. :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16324683M

A Description of Fonthill Abbey, and ashleyllanes.coming a list of its numerous and valuable paintings, cabinets and other curiosities. A Description of Fonthill Abbey, ashleyllanes.comrated by views: A History of Wiltshire (VCH) Vol. 13, pp. Conversations with Beckford: Memoirs of William Bekford from the New Monthly Magazine Fonthill Abbey, while it stood, was the scene of some great fetes, and was visited by Lord Nelson, in company with Sir William and Lady Hamilton. The builder and proprietor of it sustained his reverses in connexion with West Indian property; retired, after these reverses, to .

The Valuable Library of Books in Fonthill Abbey Sold at Auction Period half morocco, printed cover label, rebacked. 2. STORER, JAMES S. A Description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire. London: Frontispiece & 6 plates. 4to. Modern boards, old spine label. ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS. Jul 13,  · Storer (James) - A Description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire - illustrated, published , one hundred copies printed, (the only contemporary guide book while William Thomas Beckford lived there). Antiques, Collectables, Militaria, Asian Art, Jewellery & Paintings. Sale Date(s).

Media in category "Fonthill Abbey" The following 31 files are in this category, out of 31 total. Graphical and literary illustrations of Fonthill abbey, Wiltshire - with heraldical and genealogical notices of the Beckford family () Files are available under licenses specified on their description ashleyllanes.comect: James Wyatt. In the wake of public interest in the sale of Fonthill Abbey, John Rutter's brief guidebook - A Description of Fonthill Abbey and Demesne - went through a total of six editions. The sixth and final edition is .


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A Description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, Illustr. by Views Drawn and Engr. by J. Storer - Scholar's Choice Edition. Fonthill Abbey. all Gothic Revival buildings was Fonthill Abbey (–), Wiltshire, designed by James Wyatt primarily as a landscape feature for the arch-Romantic William Beckford.

The great central tower collapsed inand most of the building has today disappeared; but, in John Rutter’s Delineations of Fonthill (), it is still possible.

A Description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, Illustr. by Views Drawn and Engr. by J. Storer [Fonthill Abbey] on ashleyllanes.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages.

Fonthill Abbey—also known as Beckford's Folly—was a large Gothic revival country house built between and at Fonthill Gifford in Wiltshire, England, at the direction of William Thomas Beckford and architect James Wyatt. It was built near the site of A description of Fonthill Abbey Palladian house, later known as Fonthill Splendens, which had been constructed by his father William Beckford.

Fonthill Abbey has haunted me since when, as a short-trousered, snake-belted child, I saw its astonishing image reproduced in a dog-eared and tea-stained library book.

I so wanted to see this. James Sargant Storer has 68 books on Goodreads with 6 ratings. James Sargant Storer’s most popular book is A Description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire: Il. A Description Of Fonthill Abbey And Demesne In The County Of Wilts Including A List Of Its Paintings, Cabinets, Etc Paperback – July 19, by John RUTTER (Author) See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Author: John RUTTER. Fonthill Abbey — also known as Beckford's Folly — was a large Gothic revival country house built between and at Fonthill Gifford in Wiltshire, England, at the direction of William Thomas Beckford and architect James Wyatt.

Fonthill Abbey was an enormous mansion southwest of the village, in the style of a medieval abbey. Built by William Beckford between andthe rest of the building was damaged by the collapse of the main tower inand almost wholly demolished by ; a habitable fragment remains.

The site is marked on maps as Old Fonthill ashleyllanes.com grid reference: ST Oct 26,  · EMBED (for ashleyllanes.com hosted blogs and ashleyllanes.com item tags) A description of Fonthill abbey, Wiltshire by Storer, James, Publication date Topics Beckford family, Beckford, William,Fonthill Abbey (Wiltshire, England) PublisherPages: Oct 26,  · A description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire: illustrated by views, drawn and engraved by Storer, James, Publication date Topics Fonthill Abbey, Abbeys GENERIC RAW BOOK ZIP download.

download 1 file. KINDLE download. download 1 file. PDF Pages: Storer, James () A description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire: illustrated by views / drawn and engraved by James Storer.

S.W. view of Fonthill Abbey / drawn & engraved by J. Storer. Contributor Names A Description of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, drawn and engraved by James Storer. London: Published by W.

Clarke,between p. 8 and p. Library of Congress Control Number. File:A Description of Fonthill Abbey and Desmene - John Rutter ().pdf Metadata This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize ashleyllanes.com: John Rutter.

The two main written works pertaining to Fonthill Abbey by John Rutter, can be downloaded ashleyllanes.com form from my Fonthill Literature page. The History: Two hundred years ago in Wiltshire there stood a building that had all the grandeur of our finest cathedrals, but virtually all trace of it has now gone.

It boasted entrance doors that were Fonthill Abbey Wood, Wiltshire - local area information, map, walks and more. Much of the western part of Beckford’s estate, including the site of the Abbey, was not acquired by James Morrison.

It was eventually bought by the Marquess of Westminster, who by had built what was then, confusingly, called Fonthill Abbey, metres south-east of Beckford’s fallen folly. Also known as Beckford’s Folly, Fonthill Abbey was a large Gothic revival country house in Wiltshire, England, where William Thomas Beckford lived in isolation for years.

In Beckford hired James Wyatt, successful architects, to lead the project, beginning with the central tower. Fonthill Abbey: Photos, maps, personal memories and local books of Fonthill Abbey. Francis Frith The UK’s leading publisher of local photographs since Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire Photos, Maps, Books and Memories of Fonthill Abbey Everything Books Memories Nearby Places.

Apr 11,  · References are also taken from the following works on the Abbey published during Beckford’s lifetime: J. Britton, Graphical and Literary Illustrations of Fonthill (); J. Rutter, Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey (); J. Storer, A Description of Fonthill ().Cited by: 4.Book Description: Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who built his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century.

The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime.Fonthill Abbey was an extravagant neo-gothic country home built on William Beckford's Fonthill Gifford estate in Wiltshire between and Inthe 10 year old Beckford inherited a vast sum of money from his father and once he reached his majority, began to pursue a lavish lifestyle.