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BRITTON, John (1771--1857)
[Architectural antiquities of Great Britain. Vol. III. Advertisement]
This day is published, price 8l. large paper; and 5l. 5s. small paper, the third volume of the Architectural antiquities of Great Britain. By John Britton, F.S.A. This volume, dedicated to John Soane, Esq. contains 70 engravings, ... with accounts of each subject, ...
London: Harding and Wright, printers, [1812].
2 p. ; 24.6 cm. (4°)

The architectural antiquities of Great Britain were published in 5 volumes, 1807--1826 (q.v.). The present advertisement announcing the completion of the third volume (dated 1812) additionally includes details of the previous two volumes and an announcement of the subjects to be included in vol. IV. 'The Work is continued in Quarterly Parts, each containing seven Engravings, with letter-press descriptions. It is printed on quarto paper, at 10s. 6d. each Part, and a few copies are worked on superfine Imperial Paper, with the First Impressions of the Plates, at 16s. each Part.' At this stage the work was to be completed in four volumes.

Copy Notes Attached is an ALs from John Britton dates 27 April 1812 requesting the loan of two volumes from Soane's library on the subject of theatres and enclosing a few bills of my / works, which perhaps you may have / an opportunity of putting into the hands / of some friends, who can thereby oblige / Yr obliged & obedt Servt ....

Binding Loose sheet.

Reference Number 6191


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