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BALDWIN, Robert (fl. 1762--1787)
Plans, elevations, and sections of the machines and centering used in erecting Black-Friars Bridge. Drawn and engraved by R. Baldwin, ... On seven large folio plates. ...
London: printed for I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, [1787?].
[4] p., VII engr. pl. ; 44.0 x 60.0 cm. (obl. 2º)

At foot of imprint: '(Price 10s. 6d. Sewed.) N.B. As above may be had an Elevation of the Bridge, with Plan of the Foundation and Superstructure. By R. Baldwin. On two large Sheets, 12 inches by 48 inches. Price 5s. or 15s. with the above.'. Three copies of 'The New Bridge Building at Black Friars London' produced by Baldwin in December 1766 are also in the Soane Museum (Drawer 55/2/5--7). The plates for the present suite may have been produced at the same time; the publication lines have the imprint of I. and J. Taylor dated March 1, 1787. ESTC t207599; Harris and Savage, 25; BAL, Early printed books, no. 178.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the letterpress. Upper wrapper inscribed in pencil G Dance. Part of a collection of engravings of bridges from the collection of George Dance. See J. Lever, Catalogue of the drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741--1825) and of George Dance the Elder (1695--1768) from the collection of Sir John Soane's Museum (London 2003), pp. 368--372, no. 1--7.

Binding Stitched, contemporary blue paper upper wrapper.

Reference Number 6865


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