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WILD, Charles (1781--1835)
[Cathedrals series. Advertisement. 1809]
Advertisement. Having, by the completion of the metropolitical churches of Canterbury and York, fulfilled his actual engagements with the public, the editor ... announces his intention of suspending the prosecution of his plan, ... until assured ... of continued support in so expensive and arduous an undertaking. ...
London: printed by W. Bulmer and Co, [1809].
[1] leaf : 24.5 cm. (4°)

Dated 'Charlotte Street, June 1, 1809.' The author announces that having completed his illustrations of the cathedrals of Canterbury and York, he would not continue with his plan to illustrate the rest of the cathedrals until he was assured of 200 subscriptions. A reference in the text to the quality of 'The accompanying Number' suggests that some copies at least were issued, as here, with Wild's Twelve perspective views of ... York, 1809 (q.v.). The series was in the event revived with volumes for Lichfield and Chester in 1813. BAL, Early printed books, no. 3644.

Copy Notes Tipped in at the front of the work on York and inscribed in ink Per of Imp: Subscribers copy price 3/13/6.

Reference Number 6547


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