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LONDON ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY
[Rules. 1806]
Rules of the Architectural Society; instituted 1806.
[London]: printed by R. Taylor and Co., [1806].
3, [1] p.; 40cm. (2º).

Bifolium, final verso blank. Drop-head title. Watermark dated '1804'. Also issued in octavo (q.v.). The London Architectural Society was founded in 1806 for the advancement of architecture, which was thought to be neglected by the Royal Academy where 'the lectures [had] long ceased'. Ordinary members were required to produce annually an original architectural design with accompanying observations and an essay on some subject connected with civil architecture. The society's first publication, containing essays read in 1806, was published in 1808 (q.v.).

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on final blank page List of the Members including a list of some fifteen names (not including that of Soane) and a notice The next meeting will be held at the house / of Dr. Busby 36 Queen Anne Street West / on Friday 9th May at 7 in the Eveng. precisely / when those Gentlemen who propose to become / members will be balloted for. Charles Busby was secretary of the new Society and the meeting is to be held at the home of his father, Dr Thomas Busby.

Binding Folded loose bifolium.

Reference Number 5942


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