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SCOTT, John (1783--1821)
A visit to Paris in 1814; being a review of the moral, political, intellectual and social condition of the French capital. By John Scott, editor of The Champion, a weekly political and literary journal. Second edition, corrected, and with a new preface referring to late events.
London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815.
lxxv, [1], 343, [1] p. ; 21.3 cm. (8º)

Based on the author's visit to Paris in October 1814, shortly after Soane's own return on 5 September from a three-week visit to the city; the first edition appeared before March 1815. A sequel, Paris revisited in 1815, appeared in 1816. John Scott was the founder of The Champion newspaper, which in the numbers issued on 10 and 24 September 1815 published an anonymous article 'On the present low state of the arts in England and more particularly of architecture', a spiteful attack on Soane, subsequently established to have been written by his son George. Soane discovered his authorship on 29 October, and attributed the death of his wife Eliza on 22 November of the same year to this 'death blow'.

Copy Notes Bought from Baldwin, Cradock & Joy per James Moyes for 9s. 6d.., 22 September 1815. (Spiers Box. Miscellaneous Booksellers). Soane had recently returned from his own visit to Paris, 15 August--5 September 1815.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine giving the publication date incorrectly as '1821', maroon calf spine-label. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 8d., 19 June 1830. (Spiers Box. Binding 51).

Reference Number 706


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