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HOPE, Thomas (1769--1831)
Observations on the plans and elevations designed by James Wyatt, architect, for Downing College, Cambridge; in a letter to Francis Annesley, Esq. M.P. by Thomas Hope.
London: printed by D.N. Shury, 1804.
35, [1] p. ; 23.8 cm. (4º)

Signed at the end by Thomas Hope 'Duchess Street, Portland Place, Feb. 22d, 1804'. This pamphlet is critical of Wyatt's Roman Doric proposal as being insufficiently Grecian. Hope's comments led to his exclusion from the Royal Academy dinner on 28 April 1804 and the distribution of a printed six-stanza lampoon titled 'Hope's Garland' and issued by Henry Tresham under the pseudonym 'Dioganetto' (q.v.). BAL, Early printed books, no. 1548.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Heavily annotated in ink with underlinings, the marginal notes trimmed at binding with loss of text. Accompanied by a copy of 'Hope's Garland' (q.v.), with a MS. note from the editor to Soane and a letter from Thomas Hope. Bound (3) in a collection of pamphlets, with copy 2.
Copy 2: Inscribed in ink at head of title-page From the Author and at the foot John Soane. Bound (4) in a collection of pamphlets, with copy 1.

Binding Both copies: Later C19th half brown binder's cloth, grey paper boards. Numbered '104' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5172


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