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Elmes, James 1782-1862

Overview
Works: 198 works in 609 publications in 1 language and 4,977 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Illustrated works  Biographies  Bibliographies  Dictionaries  Guidebooks  Anecdotes  Portraits  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Architect, Other, Recipient
Classifications: DA683, 914.21
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Most widely held works about James Elmes
 
Most widely held works by James Elmes
Metropolitan improvements, or London in the nineteenth century : being a series of views of the new and most interesting objects in the British metropolis & its vicinity by Thomas H Shepherd( Book )

30 editions published between 1827 and 1978 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London and its environs in the nineteenth century by Thomas H Shepherd( Book )

11 editions published between 1829 and 1983 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief and pictorial history of London, from the earliest foundation of the city to the Norman invasion, the Normans invasion to the Reformation, the accession of Queen Elizabeth to the fire of London, and from the rebuilding of the city by Sir Christopher Wren as well as subsequent progressive improvements to the present day.-- adapted from [page 1]
Thomas Clarkson: a monograph, being a contribution towards the history of the abolition of the slave-trade and slavery by James Elmes( Book )

11 editions published between 1854 and 1969 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London and its environs in the nineteenth century : illustrated by a series of views from original drawings by Thomas H Shepherd( )

30 editions published between 1827 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on architecture, comprising the history of the art from the earliest times to the present day: delivered at the Surrey and Russell Institutions, London, and the Philosophical Institution at Birmingham by James Elmes( Book )

31 editions published between 1821 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Christopher Wren and his times by James Elmes( Book )

14 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London in the nineteenth century : with historical and descriptive text by James Elmes by Thomas Shepherd( Book )

14 editions published between 1829 and 1983 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific, historical, and commercial survey of the harbour and port of London : containing accounts of its history ... : accompanied by plans and details of the port ... by James Elmes( )

16 editions published in 1838 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan improvements; or, London in the nineteenth century: by Thomas H Shepherd( Book )

14 editions published between 1827 and 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts and artists, or Anecdotes & relics, of the schools of painting, sculpture & architecture by James Elmes( Book )

18 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan improvements ; or London in the nineteenth century : displayed in a series of engravings ... by James Elmes( Book )

4 editions published between 1827 and 1828 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life and works of Sir Christopher Wren by James Elmes( )

15 editions published between 1823 and 2016 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Elmes (1782-1862), the son of a builder, trained at the Royal Academy Schools as an architectural designer, but his career encompassed publishing and writing on architecture as well. A friend of Benjamin Robert Haydon and his circle, he was the first publisher (in his Annals of Fine Arts) of Keats' most famous odes. This work - the first biography of Wren - was published in 1823, and is dedicated to the President and Fellows of the Royal Society, of which Wren was a founder member in 1660. Elmes based his work on the so-called 'Parentalia', or notes on the Wren family compiled by his son (also Christopher), and privately printed by his grandson Stephen in 1750. Elmes puts Wren's life and works into the context of the intellectual ferment of Restoration England, and combines the narrative of Wren's life with an architectural commentary on his most important works
Metropolitan improvements; or, London in the nineteenth century: displayed in a series of engravings of the new buildings, improvements, &c., by the most eminent artists, from original drawings by Thomas H Shepherd( Book )

5 editions published between 1829 and 1831 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Memoirs of the life and works of Sir Christopher Wren
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Lectures on architecture, comprising the history of the art from the earliest times to the present day: delivered at the Surrey and Russell Institutions, London, and the Philosophical Institution at BirminghamSir Christopher Wren and his timesMemoirs of the life and works of Sir Christopher Wren
Alternative Names
A. James Elmes

Elmes

Elmes, J. 1782-1862

Elmes, J. (James), 1782-1862

James Elmes

James Elmes Brits architect (1782-1862)

James Elmes englischer Architekt und Bauingenieur

James Elmes English writer and architect

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English (318)