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BRITTON, John (1771--1857)
[Historical and descriptive essays. Advertisement]
Architectural antiquities of Normandy. J. Britton informs the subscribers to this work, that the letter-press descriptions of the eighty engravings already published will be ready for delivery on or before the 1st July next: he deeply regrets the delay ...
[London]: [1828].
[4] p. ; 20.2 cm. (8°)

Quarter-sheet, folded, verso and conjugate leaf blank. The Historical and descriptive essays accompanying a series of engraved specimens of the architectural antiquities of Normandy (q.v.) were given free of charge to subscribers to Pugin and Le Keux's engraved Specimens of the architectural antiquities of Normandy, which had been issued without the text in order to evade the expensive statutory requirement to deposit 11 copies of letterpress (which did not apply to engraved material). The present advertisement, dated 'May 23, 1828', directs 'Persons possessing the prints, and the Cheque delivered with the last Number, ... to forward the Cheques to the parties from whom they received the Work, and the Letter-press will be sent to them, gratis.' There follow announcements of Britton's intention to destroy most of the copperplates of G.F. Robson's Picturesque views of the English cities (1828; advertisement, q.v.) after 250 large paper and 800 small paper impressions are in order to prevent depreciation, and the imminent readiness of the last number of Britton's History and antiquities of ... Peterborough (q.v.). The former work

Copy Notes Previously folded and sealed in an envelope addressed To / John Soane Esqr from J Britton. Recto of conjugate leaf used for an ALs dated 4 June 1828 from John Britton, requesting a card / to View your House, for Mr Hine, & / friends on such day as is most / convenient to yourself -, and to be remembered in the distribu / tion of "Law Courts" i.e. Soane's Observations on the new Law Courts printed for private distribution in 1828 (q.v.).

Binding Loose bifolium.

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