The original book, and the facsimile

 

THE
HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
WITH
Graphic Illustrations
OF
CASSIOBURY PARK
HERTFORDSHIRE
THE SEAT OF
THE EARL OF ESSEX

by John Britton

Published by the author, Burton Street, London

1837

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BRITTON'S CASSIOBURY

Facsimile reprint by J B Nunn, 2005
[No ISBN]
     

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 When published  in 1837, after nearly forty years in preparation, 20 copies of the "large paper" version, measuring some 17 by 23 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.

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CHAPTER I

On local History. --  The Cassii, Cassio, and Cassiobury. -- Julius Csar and Cassibelanus. -- Connection of Cassio with Verulamium and with St Alban's Abbey. -- History of the Manor.

CHAPTER II

Brief Memoirs with Pedigrees, of the Morrisons and Capels, Lords of the Manor of Cassio.

CHAPTER III

Topographical Descriptions of Modern Cassiobury, with Accounts of the Park, the Gardens, the House and its Pictures, the Cottages, Lodges, etc.

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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

cassiobury-britton-from-north-west
Plate IV

The PRESENT HOUSE FROM THE NORTH WEST
Drawn by J. M. W. Turner, Engraved by J. Hill

cassiobury-britton-view-from-wes
Plate
XI
DISTANT VIEW OF THE HOUSE FROM THE WEST
Drawn by J. M. W. Turner, Engraved by J. Hill
Detail of the canal

cassiobury-britton-navigation-bridge

 

Grand Junction Canal

Part of Plate XVII
NAVIGATION BRIDGE
Drawn by A. Pugin, Engraved by J. Hill

   

cassiobury-britton-oak-elm

 

Plate XVIII
VIEWS OF AN OAK AND AN ELM IN THE PARK
Drawn by H. Villiers, Engraved by J. Hill

   
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