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SANDERS, John (1768--1826)
Observations on the fourth report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry.
London: printed by Charles Squire, 1808.
4, 119, [1] p.; 26.8 cm. (4º).

The first bifolium consists of a half-title reading 'Copy Of Letter To The Lords Commissioners Of His Majesty's Treasury, From Mr. Sanders, Architect To The Barrack Department', verso blank, and the letter to the Lords Commissioners dated 'January, 1808' presenting the 'Observations ... printed, solely for your Lordships' convenience and accommodation.'. This is followed by the title-page proper, dated on the verso '24th December, 1807.'. The fourth report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry. Appointed by Act of 45 Geo. III. Cap. 47, was published in 1807 (q.v.). Sanders, who had been Soane's first pupil in 1784, confined his remarks 'to such parts ... as relate to the Building Branch'. Lieutenant-General Oliver de Lancey, Barrack Master General, published his own Observations on the Report (q.v.).

Copy Notes Half-title inscribed in ink Confidential. ALs in ink attached to inside front wrapper Weymouth Street / July 29. 1811 / Dear Sir / After the very kind communication / of yesterday, which I never can forget, I request / you will oblige me by perusing the endlosed / Observations which were drawn up in self defence / after the severe attack made by the Commissioners / of Military Enquiry. These observations were laid before the Lords of the Treasury & were considered / by them as perfectly satisfactory. / I remain dear Sir / Your much obliged / & very faithful servt / John Sanders. Brown paper wrappers retained, the front inscribed in ink John Sanders. Bound last in a collection of pamphlets.

Binding Later C19th half calf, blind double-rule borders, brown cloth boards, blind- and gilt-ruled spine, black spine-label, gilt-lettered 'Miscellanea'. Numbered '51' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5556


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