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PYNE, William Henry (1770--1843)
The history of the royal residences of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House, and Frogmore. By W.H. Pyne. Illustrated by one hundred highly finished and coloured engravings, fac=similes of original drawings by the most eminent artists. In three volumes. ...
London: printed for A. Dry; and sold by the principal booksellers in the United Kingdom. L. Harrison, printer, 1819.
3 vols ; 42.4 cm. (4°)
I: [4], ii, [2], 188, [2], 21, [1] p., [31] hand-col. aquatint pl. : wd-engr. illus.
II: [6], 88, [2], 28, [2], 88 p., [37] hand-col. aquatint pl.
III: [4], 80, [2], 92, 16 p., [32] hand-col. aquatint pl.

Large paper copy. Published in 25 parts between June 1816 and late 1819. Pyne began to publish the work on 4 June 1816; some time between the end of 1818 and mid-1819 the publication was taken over by A. Dry, probably in connection with Pyne's financial problems (he was later imprisoned for debt). Volume I contains Windsor Castle and Frogmore, volume II Hampton Court, Buckingham House and Kensington, volume II St. James's Palace and Carlton House. BAL Early printed books, no. 2675.

Copy Notes Bought from the author for 12 guineas, 18 September 1818. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.3.7.) This presumably refers to the parts issued up to that date; an entry in Soane's Day Book for 1 June 1818 refers to Nos. 1--8 of the History of the Royal Residences. Large copy at £1.11.6. £12.12.0.. A letter to Soane dated 8 February 1821 (annotated Answered 30 March 1821) from S. Dry, widow of the publisher A. Dry who took over the publication after 1818, enclosing Soane's account [not now enclosed] enquires whether he has received all the numbers as the account had a memo in pencil 'to be sent in Bds etc.' If Soane did not have all the numbers she would be happy to send a complete copy in boards and take back the numbers, or a bound copy if he would prefer. (Priv. Corr. II.P.18).

Binding C19th half black roan, gilt roll-tooled spine lettered in gilt, mottled paper boards.

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