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SOANE, Sir John (1753--1837)
Memoirs of Mr. John Soane, Mrs. Soane, Miss Soane, and Captain Chamier: also a brief description of Pitzhanger Manor-House and domains, so far as they are concerned with these memoirs; with plans, elevations, and perspective views. By John Soane, architect, ... From 1800 to 1835. Only fifty copies printed.
[London]: [1835].
viii, 24 p. ; 30.7 cm. (4°)

In about 1835 Soane brought up to date his Memoirs relating to problems with his son John, John's wife and their daughter, Elizabeth (q.v.), previously detached from the longer of two versions of Soane's Plans, elevations, and perspective views, of Pitzhanger Manor-House with a title-page dated 1833 (q.v.). Copy 2 in the composite volume bound in 1919 by A. T. Bolton is the only one with the plates, 'Plans, Elevations and Sections', called for in the title and in the side-notes to the 'Description Of Pitzhanger Manor-House And Domains, As Far As They Are Connected With These Memoirs' (pp. [vii]-viii), and numbered I--VIII. Further copies of the letterpress (11 bound in wrappers, 22 unbound) with additional unbound copies of the leaf containing the description of Pitzhanger, cover-labels and variants are in Soane's archive (Mandelbrote Packet 10). For Soane's writings about his family problems see Susan Palmer, 'Sir John Soane: rewriting a life', Libraries & the Cultural Record, vol. 44:1 (Univ. of Texas at Austin, 2009), pp. 71-76.

Copy Notes Copy 2: Bound (6) retaining original buff paper wrappers with printed paper label on front cover reading 'Memoirs Of Mr. And Mrs. John Soane, Miss Soane, And Captain Chamier, &c. &c. &c.', plain edges, in composite volume assembled by A.T. Bolton for the use of Curators of Sir John Soane's Museum, May 1919. This is the only copy with the plates of Pitzhanger as called for in the title; see general note above.

Binding Copy 1: Original buff paper wrappers with printed paper label on front cover reading 'Memoirs Of Mr. And Mrs. John Soane, Miss Soane, And Captain Chamier, &c. &c. &c.', gilt edges
Copy 2: C20th half red calf, marbled-paper boards, the spine gilt-ruled and gilt-lettered 'Sir John Soane Memoirs &c.'.
Copies 3--4: As copy 1.

Reference Number 6605


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