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LOCKWOOD, William (1781--1865)
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Portland stone cement. W. Lockwood, builder and plasterer, Woodbridge and Ipswich, Suffolk. The above composition, the result of twenty years' experience, making the nearest approach to Portland stone, ...
Woodbridge Loder, printer, [1820?].
[4] p. ; 23.4 cm. (4°)

Folded half-sheet, first verso and conjugate leaf blank. Drop-head title. Text dated 'Woodbridge, 23d of 7th Month, 1820'. William Lockwood inherited his uncle's builder's firm in Woodbridge and later moved it to London in 1824 specialising in ornamental stonework and using his own invention of 'Portland Stone Cement' which offered a natural stone colour as opposed to the Roman brown of the contemporary scene.

Copy Notes ALs in ink on blank p. [3] dated Woodbridge 4th. of 4th. Mo.. 1821 / Respected Friend, / Agreeable to thy request have sent / thee a small specimen of my Portland Stone / Cement, or at least if my young man have / not call'd with it expect he will do so in a day / or two .... Previously folded as a letter addressed in ink To / John Soane/ Architect / Lincolns Inn Fields / London and endorsed in ink in an office hand 1821 / Lockwood, enclosing a printed advertising card (7.8 x 11.5 cm) bearing the same text.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6359


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