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SOANE, Sir John (1753--1837)
[Plans, elevations, and perspective views, of Pitzhanger Manor-House. French]
Plans, élévations, et vues en perspective, du domaine de Pitzhanger, ainsi-que des ruines d'un édifice d'architecture Romaine, qui y a été découvert en 1800: et lettre écrite à un ami en 1802, donnant la description de l'état ancien et actuel de la maison et de ses dépendances.
Londres de l'imprimerie de Moyes, 1833.
8 p., XII litho. pl. ; 30.2 cm. (royal 4°)

Anonymous translation of Plans, elevations, and perspective views, of Pitzhanger Manor-House, 1833. The eight complete copies in the Soane Museum are bound first, before the English text (q.v.) and copies of the 1832 'edition' of Soane's description of the Museum in French (q.v.) and English (q.v.). Although both the French and English texts contain references to the twelve plates, the Soane volumes contain only one set of the plates, bound with the French translation. The plates were drawn by Charles James Richardson and lithographed by Charles Ingrey. There are no signatures and the French and English versions could thus be distributed separately. Sixty-four copies of the French text ('one sheet - with alterations') were printed by James Moyes on 23 February 1833. (Archives 7/17/4). The manuscript of the French translation, corrected by Soane, is also preserved (Soane Case 67). The translation was presumably made by Martin Saurin, ancien avocat, LL. D. de l'Académie d'Aix et de l'Université de France who translated the Description de la maison..., 1832 (q.v.).

Copy Notes Copy 1: Bound (1) before the English text and the description of the Museum in French and English, and with one set only of the plates, bound with the French text; see general note above.
Copy 2: 29.9 cm. As copy 1.
Copy 3: 29.9 cm. As copy 1.
Copy 4: 29.8 cm. As copy 1.
Copy 5: 29.8 cm. As copy 1.
Copy 6: 29.8 cm. As copy 1.
Copy 7: 29.7 cm. As copy 1.
Copy 8: 30.1 cm. As copy 1. With a single printed sheet of '1940 The Publications of Sir John Soane's House and Museum...' loosely inserted.

Binding Copies 1--5: Original C19th full calf, blind-tooled and double gilt-ruled borders, front cover gilt-lettered 'Description / Du Domaine De Pitzhanger / Et De La Maison / Et Du Musée / Lincoln's Inn Fields'; gilt double-ruled spine, gilt-lettered at foot 'Londres/ 1833', with two maroon calf spine-labels gilt-lettered 'Domaine / De / Pitzhanger' and 'La Maison / Et Du / Musée / Lincolns Inn / Fields'. A bill from Edwin Hutchinson records the binding of one copy of the Description and Pitzhanger in calf, lettered for 6s. 6d. on 22 April 1832, and another copy of 'Pitzhanger' for 5s. on 30 April 1832; however, the latter item may relate to an untraced copy of Pitzhanger alone. (Archives 7/7/19).
Copy 6: As copies 5--9 with additional blind-tooled panel and ornamental corners on the covers.
Copies 7--8: Original C19th red straight-grained morocco, blind-tooled and gilt-ruled borders and panels similar to copy 6 with different corner ornaments, gilt-lettered as copies 1--6, gilt-tooled spine, gilt-lettered as above, gilt edges. Two copies of the Description and Pitzhanger in French and English bound in morocco, elegant joints by Edwin Hutchinson for £3 0s. 0d. on 16 March 1833. (Archives 7/17/19).

Reference Number 6601


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