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THE GUARDIAN ...
[Guardian newspaper. Extracts]
Fine arts. Cursory observations on architecture, in answer to criticisms inserted in The Guardian Newspaper.
[London]: Redford and Robins, printers, 36, London Road, Southwark, 1821.
3, [1] p. ; 38.0 cm. (2°)

Drop-head title, final verso blank. The Guardian newspaper ran from 1819 to 1821 in 108 issues; it continued from 1822 (issue 109) as The Guardian; or, historical and literary recorder. The present is a reprint made for Joseph Gandy, of parts of the critical articles criticizing Soane and his recent contributions to the Royal Academy Exhibition as imaginatively rendered by Gandy, that had appeared in its issues 76--78, of May 20 (signed 'F.T.'), May 27 (signed 'T.O.') and June 3 (signed 'O.N.') together with their editorial comment on receipt of letters from Joseph Gandy, together with the text of Gandy's letters in response to the article of issue no. 77, and four further letters. See Gillian Darley, John Soane: an accidental romantic (London 1999), pp. 264--5; A.T. Bolton, The portrait of Sir John Soane, R.A. (London 1927), pp. 339--351; Brian Lukacher, Joseph Gandy: an architectural visionary in Georgian England (London 2006), pp. 82-84.

Copy Notes Pencil markings in the margins, ink deletion on p. 3, line 8. Sent to Soane on 7 July 1821 with a letter from Gandy: Dear Sir // I know not what effect printing the enclosed / will have, but urged I fear no consequences. The / Editor of the Guardian did not choose to print the two / last Letters - a prosecution is still open againt him .... (Priv. Corr. III.G.1.28).

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 6197


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