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Gilpin, William 1724-1804

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Works: 524 works in 2,063 publications in 4 languages and 19,627 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Essays  Poetry  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Sermons  Juvenile works  Fiction  Catechisms 
Roles: Author, Dubious author, Composer, Illustrator
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A dialogue upon the gardens of the right honourable the Lord Viscount Cobham at Stow in Buckinghamshire (1748) by William Gilpin( Book )

42 editions published between 1748 and 1993 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the River Wye : and several parts of South Wales, &c. relative chiefly to picturesque beauty : made in the Summer of the year 1770. By William Gilpin by William Gilpin( )

32 editions published between 1782 and 1800 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of John Wicliff and of the most eminent of his disciples; : Lord Cobham, John Huss, Jerome of Prague, and Zisca. by William Gilpin( )

38 editions published between 1765 and 1975 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the western parts of England : relative chiefly to picturesque beauty ; to which are added, a few remarks on the picturesque beauties of the Isle of Wight by William Gilpin( )

37 editions published between 1798 and 2014 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724-1804) is best known for his works on the picturesque. In his Essay on Prints, published in 1768 and reissued in this series, he defined picturesque as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture'. First published in 1798, the present work is one of a series which records his reflections on the picturesque across British landscapes. It traces the journey he made, equipped with notebook and sketching materials, westwards from Wiltshire through Somerset and Devon to Cornwall, returning via Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. He describes his impressions of famous landmarks such as Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, the River Tamar and Carisbrooke Castle, and includes several evocative reproductions of his pen-and-wash drawings. The companion volumes of Observations on other parts of Britain are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
An account of a new poor-house, erected in the parish of Boldre, in New Forest, near Lymington by William Gilpin( )

30 editions published between 1796 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three dialogues on the amusements of clergymen by William Gilpin( )

30 editions published between 1796 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay upon prints: containing remarks upon the principles of picturesque beauty; the different kinds of prints; and the characters of the most noted masters: by William Gilpin( )

32 editions published between 1768 and 1979 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of William Baker : with his funeral sermon by William Gilpin( )

36 editions published between 1795 and 2018 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exposition of the New Testament : intended as an introduction to the study of the scriptures ... By William Gilpin by William Gilpin( )

21 editions published between 1790 and 2016 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the river Wye, and several parts of South Wales, &c. : relative chiefly to picturesque beauty: made in the summer of the year 1770. by William Gilpin( Book )

42 editions published between 1770 and 2015 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin (1724–1804) is best known for his works on the picturesque. In his Essay on Prints, published in 1768 and reissued in this series, he defined picturesque as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture'. First published in 1782, the present work was the first in a series which recorded his reflections on the picturesque across British landscapes. It traces the journey he made, equipped with notebook and sketching materials, along the River Wye and into South Wales, visiting such notable sites as Tintern Abbey. As well as describing his route and its highlights, Gilpin includes several reproductions of his pen-and-wash drawings. Further developing and exploring the concept of the picturesque, his later volumes of Observations on various parts of Britain are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Moral contrasts, or, the power of religion exemplified under different characters by William GILPIN( )

27 editions published between 1798 and 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three essays : On picturesque beauty ; On picturesque travel ; and On sketching landscape : to which is added a poem, On landscape painting by William Gilpin( Book )

52 editions published between 1792 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on prints : By William Gilpin, M.A by William Gilpin( )

27 editions published between 1781 and 2005 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons preached to a country congregation: To which is added, A few hints for sermons by William Gilpin( )

27 editions published between 1799 and 1822 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the catechism of the Church of England. By William Gilpin by William Gilpin( )

37 editions published between 1779 and 2010 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1772, on several parts of England : particularly the mountains, and lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland. by William Gilpin( Book )

32 editions published between 1786 and 1973 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the book’s title indicates, his main objective was to describe and sketch examples of "picturesque beauty" in natural scenery, but he was also keen on visiting country houses with landscaped parks, and his comments on The Leasowes, Shugborough, Studley Royal and Kedleston are all of interest. It at first circulated as a manuscript, and it was not until 1786 that it appeared in print, a second edition following in 1788 and this edition in 1792. Gilpin’s original illustrations, used for the first edition but seen to be inadequate and partially redrawn for the edition of 1788, were finally jettisoned for the present edition in favour of a more competent set of plates supplied by Samuel Alken and by W.S.Gilpin, who was both the author’s nephew and a professional drawing master"--abebooks website
Remarks on forest scenery : and other woodland views, (relative chiefly to picturesque beauty) illustrated by the scenes of New-Forest in Hampshire : in three books ... by William Gilpin( )

9 editions published between 1791 and 1794 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the River Wye by William Gilpin( Book )

30 editions published between 1789 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Dr. Richard Gilpin, of Scaleby castle in Cumberland; and of his posterity in the two succeeding generations by William Gilpin( Book )

12 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Richard Gilpin was born in 1623 or 1625. He received at degree in divinity and was presented with the rectory of Greystock, Cumberland, England. While living he purchased Scaleby-castle in Cumberland. After leaving Greystock, he lived in retirement at Scaleby-castle, until he was offered the ministry of new meeting house at Newcastle upon Tyne. He died at Newcastle in February, 1699-1700. Descendants of his son, William Gilpin, lived in Cumberland and elsewhere
 
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Observations on the river Wye, and several parts of South Wales, &c. : relative chiefly to picturesque beauty: made in the summer of the year 1770.
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William Gilpin : picturesque tours, aesthetics and life
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Frampton Josiah

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Gilpin, William, Rev.

Gilpin, William Sawrey 1724-1804

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