London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
[ELISON, Thomas (b.1756)]. Decorations for Parks and Gardens. Designs for Gates, Garden Seats ..., London: J. Taylor, [c. 1800-1805]. 8° (205 x 145). Engraved title, 55 plates (one plate mounted, small neat tear to title, repairs to four plates, some spotting). Modern old-style red stained calf, gilt floral border, spine gilt, gilt turn-ins.
FIRST EDITION. This work was traditionally attributed to Charles Middleton, but is now known to be by a Thomas Elison, whose name appears on an apparent reprint, published in Leipzig in the early 19th-century. It has been variously dated between 1800 and 1805. Archer 68.1; RIBA 970.
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