The original book, and the facsimile
HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
THE SEAT OF
THE EARL OF ESSEX
by John Britton
Published by the author, Burton Street, London
reprint by J B Nunn, 2005
When published in 1837, after nearly forty years in preparation, 20 copies of the "large paper" version, measuring some 17½ by 23¾ inches, were published which included a series of fine aquatints. In addition 150 "small paper" copies were published which had the illustrations in monochrome.
The Facsimile is in a somewhat smaller format, but most of the aquatints, and the text, are of the same size as the original.
On local History. -- The Cassii, Cassio, and Cassiobury. -- Julius Cæsar and Cassibelanus. -- Connection of Cassio with Verulamium and with St Alban's Abbey. -- History of the Manor.
Brief Memoirs with Pedigrees, of the Morrisons and Capels, Lords of the Manor of Cassio.
Topographical Descriptions of Modern Cassiobury, with Accounts of the Park, the Gardens, the House and its Pictures, the Cottages, Lodges, etc.
A Selection of the Magnificant Plates
(from the facsimile, significantly reduced in size!)
Part of Plate II
The Old House
Drawn by A. Pugin, Engraved by J. Hill
Part of Plate XVII
At the time this page was last updated a damaged second hand copy was available online at about £825
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