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Elmes, James 1782-1862

Overview
Works: 152 works in 518 publications in 1 language and 4,753 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Illustrated works  Biography  Guidebooks  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Anecdotes  Humor  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, 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 )

88 editions published between 1827 and 1991 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1829 and 1971 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Clarkson: a monograph, being a contribution towards the history of the abolition of the slave-trade and slavery by James Elmes( Book )

10 editions published between 1854 and 1969 in English and held by 281 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 )

24 editions published between 1821 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of the popular author of poems, essays, short stories for adults, and books for children
London in the nineteenth century : with historical and descriptive text by James Elmes by Thomas H Shepherd( Book )

14 editions published between 1828 and 1983 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1825 and 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Paul's Cathedral, original Wren drawings from the collection at All Souls College, Oxford by Christopher Wren( Book )

3 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 James Elmes( Book )

11 editions published between 1827 and 1978 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horæ vacivae. A thought-book of the wise spirits of all ages and all countries, fit for all men and all hours by James Elmes( Book )

5 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life and works of sir christopher wren : with a brief view of the progress of ... architecture in england, from the beginning of the by James Elmes( )

10 editions published between 1823 and 2016 in English and held by 33 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
London in the nineteenth century : being a series of views of the new and most interesting objects in the British metropolis & its vicinity by James Elmes( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic quotations. A thought-book of the wise spirits of all ages and all countries, fit for all men and all hours by James Elmes( )

3 editions published between 1863 and 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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

Languages
English (313)