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JOHNSON, John (1732--1814)
Plans, sections, and perspective elevation, of Essex county hall, at Chelmsford. By John Johnson, architect.
[London]: printed by J. Nichols and Son, Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street, [1808].
4, [2] p., [1], XIV engr. pl. ; 49.3 cm. (2º)

Imprint date from the publication line of the unnumbered perspective elevation, engraved by J.P. Morgan after Johnson. The Shire Hall at Chelmsford is Johnson's most important work; for further details see Howard Colvin, A biographical dictionary of British architects 1699--1840, 4th ed. (New Haven and London 2008), pp. 578--580. Soane is listed among the subscribers. The seat of the Earl of Chichester at 'Stanmore Park, Essex' is corrected in ink to Sussex. BAL, Early printed books, no. 1614.

Copy Notes Addressed in ink to John Soane Esqr. on upper wrapper.

Binding C19th brown paper wrappers, upper wrapper with printed paper label reading 'Johnson's Essex County Hall' within decorative border.

Reference Number 6694


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