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SOANE, Sir John (1753--1837)
A brief statement of the proceedings respecting the new Law Courts at Westminster, the Board of Trade, and the new Privy Council Office, etc. etc. submitted to the consideration of the members of both Houses of Parliament; the Lord Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury; and others interested in the taste, — utility,— and scientific construction, of national and private works. By John Soane, architect to the Bank of England, etc.
London: printed by James Moyes; for Priestley and Weale; Rodwell; and Colnaghi and Son, 1828.
vii, [1], xv, [1], 32 p., add. etch. t.-pl., [27] etch. pl. (1-25, 21*, 1 unnumbered) ; 49.0 cm. (2°)

This is an expanded edition of the work originally published for private distribution only (q.v.). See catalogue entry for that edition (q.v.) which provides a summary of the complex publishing history of A brief statement given in BAL 3087. There is a group of proof before letter plates some with corrections in ink in Mandelbrote packet 22, consisting of the etched title-pl., pl. 1-24 and pl 21*. Mandelbrote packet 6 contains a group of 10 loose plates from A brief statement, some in duplicate and triplicate and some unrelated plates.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Soane Case 113.
Copy 2: Soane Case 115.
Copy 3: Soane Case 114.
Copy 4: Soane Case 116.
Copy 5: Soane Case 117.
Copy 6: Soane Case 118.

Binding Copy 1: Original C19th marbled-paper boards, half green roan, spine gilt-ruled and gilt-lettered 'Soane's/ New/ Law/ Courts', printed pink paper label on the front cover reading 'The New Law Courts/ At/ Westminster;/ The Board Of Trade;/ And/ The New Privy Council Office,/ Etc. Etc./ By John Soane, Architect.'.
Copy 2: As copy 1.
Copies 3--6: Original C19th grey paper boards, half green publisher's cloth, red morocco spine label gilt-lettered 'Soane's/New/ Law/ Courts', printed pink paper label on front cover as copies 1--2. Bound by Hood & McCullock, April-May 1827 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.14).

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