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SOANE, Sir John (1753--1837)
Facts and results relating to the conduct of Mr. George Soane, and his connexion with the family of Mr. James Boaden, the compiler of the "Life of Mrs. Jordan," reviewed in "The Examiner," Sunday paper, 2d January, 1831.
London: J. Moyes, [1832].
27, [1] p. ; 32.0 cm. (4°)

Occasioned by Soane's discovery in 1831 that his son, George, had conceived a son by his sister-in-law, Maria Boaden, and that the infant had been baptised as his legitimate offspring by his wife Agnes. Soane took steps to correct the baptismal register in 1832. See Gillian Darley, John Soane: an accidental romantic (London 1999), pp. 310-311. 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. James Moyes charged £9 16s. 0d. for printing 100 copies on 23 June 1832; he also charged £1 15s. for 'Six pages suppressed', £12 14s. for corrections and 11s. for 'Side Labels' 0.11. (Archives 7/16/6). Edwin Hutchinson bound 18 copies in boards on 24 and 29 June 1832 and 2 copies stitched in wrappers on 29 June 1832. (Archives 7/17/19). Only three copies, all in boards, are now known to survive in the Soane Museum.

Copy Notes Copy 1: With Soane's bookplate.

Binding All three copies: Original C19th grey paper boards, the front cover with a printed paper label reading 'Facts And Results Relating To the Conduct Of Mr. George Soane, And His Connexion With The Family Of Mr. James Boaden.'.

Reference Number 6592


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