Stowe, a Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable George Grenville Nugent Temple, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham: One of the Four Tellers of His Majesty's Exchequer : Embellished with a General Plan of the Gardens, and Also a Separate Plan of the House, and of Each Building, with Perspective Views of the Same
B. Seeley. Sold also by Messrs. Fielding and Walker ... London; and Mr. Hodgkinson ... at Stowe, 1780 - Architecture, Domestic - 39 pages
A new edition, with all the alterations and improvements ... Buckingham: Printed and sold by B. Seeley. Sold also by Messrs. Fielding and Walker ... London; and Mr. Hodgkinson ... at Stowe, MDCCLXXX . Ill. include "prints drawn in perspective by B. Seeley ... also a plan of the house and offices, and plans of the buildings in the gardens" by W. Fairchild. Dedication signed: B. Seeley. Internal plates matching text numbered I-XI.
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