Views of Reading Abbey

With Those Of The Churches Originally Connected With It In The County Of Berks; Together With Some Monuments Of Antiquity, Remaining In Those Churches; Containing Thirty-Three Engravings With Descriptive Letter-Press.

[TOMKINS, Charles]

[TOMKINS, Charles] Views of Reading Abbey With Those Of The Churches Originally Connected With It In The County Of Berks; Together With Some Monuments Of Antiquity, Remaining In Those Churches; Containing Thirty-Three Engravings With Descriptive Letter-Press.

Printed By J. Whiting, Finsbury Place 1805.

First edition. 4to. Publisher's original pink boards, uncut, with printed paper label to upper cover. Later brown calf spine, lettered gilt. Engraved frontispiece with a plan of Reading Abbey, and thirty-two plates with tissue-guards drawn and engraved by Charles Tomkins, comprising twenty views of Reading Abbey and surrounding churches, and twelve illustrations of architectural, heraldic and decorative details found there. A very good copy, mainly very fresh, with only occasional foxing. A little staining effecting the lower margin of a couple of leaves. Minor wear to edges and spine ends, with a little abrasion to the paper label.

Charles Tomkins, son of landscape painter William Tomkins, was like his brother Peltro Tomkins chiefly known as an engraver. Between 1791 and 1810 he published studies of the ruins of Reading Abbey and its subsidiary churches in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
This work republishes the eight views of Reading Abbey that Tomkins drew, engraved and printed in 1791, and adds to it his twelve views of Berkshire churches, as well as twelve engravings of architectural details from these churches.
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Abbey Scenery 292.

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