In the wake of public interest in the sale of Fonthill Abbey, John Rutter's brief guidebook - A Description of Fonthill Abbey and Demesne - went through a total of six editions. The sixth and final edition is presented here in facsimile. Accompanied by a soutwest view of the Abbey (very much reminiscent of the polygraph of which a detail is presented [see left]), Rutter's Description was a 'budget' version of the larger, folio Delineations which appeared in 1823.
Please use the index below to continue to the facsimile of A Description of Fonthill Abbey (1822).
[See also A New Guide to Fonthill Abbey (published in 1822), which is published in facsimile here.]
Description of Fonthill Abbey and Demesne, in the County of Wilts: Including
a List of Its
Paintings, Cabinets, &c. By John Rutter. Sixth Edition. Shaftesbury: Printed and Published
by John Rutter; To be had of Longman, Hurst, and Co. London; and of all Booksellers. 1822.
::: Titlepage ::: [ii]-[vii]
::: viii-1 ::: 2-7
::: 8-13 ::: 14-19
::: 20-25 ::: 26-31
38-43 ::: 44-49 ::: 50-55 ::: 56-61 ::: 62-67 ::: 68-74 [finis]