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INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS
[Address. 1834]
Address of the Institute of British Architects, explanatory of their views and objects, and the regulations adopted at a meeting, held July 2nd, 1834.
London: G. Woodfall, printer, 1834.
16 p. ; 28.8 cm. (2º)

Imprint from title-page verso and colophon. This is evidently one of 250 copies of the Address which were sent 'to various Architects of established reputation accompanied by a [lithographed] circular Letter Signed by Joseph Kay ...' (RIBA manuscript 'Minutes of General Meetings', vol. I, fol. xxix). BAL, Early printed books, no. 2857.

Copy Notes Accompanied by a lithographic circular letter dated in MS. Gower Street / July 9th. 1834, signed by Joseph Kay and addressed to Sir John Soane R.A. / &c &c &c: 'Institute of British Architects. / Sir, / As Chairman at a meeting of the above Institute, held this day ... I have been directed to forward to you the enclosed Address and Regulations, and further to observe, that you have been elected a member thereof subject to your approval ...'. The conjugate leaf of the letter is inscribed with a copy of Soane's reply dated 12 July, stating his obligation to decline what would otherwise have been most agreeable on the grounds that his membership of the Royal Academy precluded his becoming a member of any other society of artists. (Priv. Corr. V.A.1.8).

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