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The works in architecture of Robert and James Adam, Esquires

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Adam, Robert, 1728-1792
The works in architecture of Robert and James Adam, Esquires
Volume I
Dourdan, Thezard, 1900-1902., 1900

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[Frontispiece] A student conducted to Minerva, who points to Greece and Italy as the countries from whence he must derive the most perfect knowledge & taste in elegant architecture

[Title page] The works in architecture of Robert and James Adam, Esquires. Volume I. Containing the five following numbers, viz. I. The seat of the Duke of Northumberland at Sion. II. The Villa of Earl Mansfield at Kenwood. III. The seat of the Earl of Bute, at Luton Park. IV. Public buildings. V. Designs for the King and Queen, and the Princess Dowager of Wales, &c.

Limited reproduction to 500 copies No. 481

Preface [I. The seat of the Duke of Northumberland at Sion], pp. [1]-[6]

Plans of Sion House, from the designs of Robert Adams, p. [7]

Explanation of the plates [Sion], pp. [7]-10

Plate I [Sion]. Plan and elevation of the gateway and porters-lodges, fronting the great west road

Plate II [Sion]. Detail, or parts at large of the gateway fronting the great west road

Plate III [Sion]. Plan and elevation of the bridge over a branch of the river Thames

Plate IV [Sion]. Perspective view of the same bridge

Plate V [Sion]. Plan of the principal floor of Sion House

Plate VI [Sion]. Section of the two ends of the hall showing the square and semicircular recesses, as also the steps, rising to the anti-room, and the additional scenery occasioned by that circumstance

Plate VII [Sion]. Detail, or parts of the hall at large

Plate VIII [Sion]. Miscellaneous designs of various pieces of furniture, done for different persons, which are here introduced in order to give more utility and diversity to the work, and centains as follows

Preface [II. The Villa of Earl Mansfield at Kenwood], pp. [1]-5

Plans, elevations, and sections of Kenwood, after the designs of Robert Adam, p. [6]

Explanation of the plates [Kenwood], pp. [6]-8

Plate I [Kenwood]. Plan of Kenwood

Plate II [Kenwood]. View of the south front of Kenwood, with the terrace and rising bank

Plate III [Kenwood]. Geometrical elevations of the south and north fronts of Kenwood

Plate IV [Kenwood]. Detail, or parts at large of the south front

Plate V [Kenwood]. Section of one of the sides of the great room

Plate VI [Kenwood]. Section of one end of the great room

Plate VII [Kenwood]. The cieling [ceiling] of the great room

Plate VIII [Kenwood]. Designs of various pieces of furniture done for this villa

Preface [III. The seat of the Earl of Bute, at Luton Park]

Explanation of the plates [Luton Park]

Plate I [Luton Park]. Plan of Luton House as originally designed

Plate II [Luton Park]. Plan of Luton House with alterations

Plate III [Luton Park]. Elevation of the principal or west front of Luton House

Plate IV [Luton Park]. Elevation of the east front of Luton House towards the river

Plate V [Luton Park]. Elevation of the north and south fronts of Luton House

Plate VI [Luton Park]. Detail, or parts at large of the saloon and great stairs

Plate VII [Luton Park]. Ceiling of Lady Bute's dressing room, which is coved

Plate VIII [Luton Park]. Designs of different pieces of furniture done for this house

Preface [IV. Public buildings]

Explanation of the plates [Public buildings]

Plate I. View of part of Whitehall, showing the screen of colums [columns] in front of the admiralty

Plate II. Elevation of the board-room for the paymaster general and the other commissioners of Chelsea-Hospital, with an office for invalids, &c.

Plate III. Plan of the House of the Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; with a house adjoining for their secretary

Plate IV. Elevation of the House of the Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Plate V. Plan of two stories of a Register-Office or house for containing the records of Scotland

Plate VI. Elevation of the Register-Office

Place VII. Section of the Register-Office from south to north

Place VIII. Various pieces of ornamental furniture

Preface [V. Designs for the King and Queen, and the Princess Dowager of Wales, &c.]

Explanation of the plates [Wales]

Plate I [Wales]. Design of a gateway for Carleton House in Pall-Mall done for her Royal Highness the late Princess Dowager of Wales

Plate II [Wales]. Design at large of the Entablature and Britannic Order

Plate III [Wales]. This plate contains several of the parts at large, viz.

Plate IV [Wales]. Two designs of chimnies [chimneys]

Plate V [Wales]. Original design of an illumination and transparency, part of which was executed, by command of the Queen, in June 1762, in honour of his Majesty's birth-day

Plate VI [Wales]. Design of a sedan-chair, executed for the Queen

Plate VII [Wales]. Design of a painted cieling [ceiling], executed in the room called the Japannod Room in the Queen's house

Plate VIII [Wales]. Design of a harpsichord, inlaid with various-coloured woods, executed in London for the Empress of Russia


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