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BOYLE'S FASHIONABLE COURT AND COUNTRY GUIDE ...
[Court and country guide. 1828]
Boyle's Fashionable court and country guide, and town visiting directory, corrected for January, 1828. Containing an alphabetical arrangement of the names and places of abode, in town and country, of all the ladies & gentlemen of fashion, with the family names of the nobility, and the foreign ministers; to which are added the Inns of Court, &c. With a list of coffee houses, &c.
London: printed and sold by Eliza Boyle & Son, and sold by Messrs. Simpkin & Marshall. Messrs. Sherwood & Co. Mr. Hodgson, and Mr. Lindsell. Mr. Booth. Messrs. Bowdery & Kerby, Mr. Marsh, Mr. Bowen, and Mr. Baisler. Mr. Houghton, Mr. Hookham, Mr. Ebers, Mr. Allason, Mr. Booker, Messrs. Gosling and Eggley, Messrs. Rodwell and Martin, and Mr. Andrews. Mr. Chapple, and Mr. Porter. Mr. Byfield. Messrs. Hoitt. Mr. Rice. Mr. Mundy. Mr. Laking. Messrs. Richard & Wilson. Messrs. Winchester and Varnham, Mr. Parrish, and Messrs. Staunton & Son. Mr. Murray. Mr. Richardson, and Mr. Letts. Mr. Ridgway, Mrs. Stockdale, Messrs. Gray and Fell, and Mr. Hatchard; and by all the booksellers in England. Price five shillings, 1828.
574, [6] p. ; 13.5 cm. (12º)

The title-page imprint is undated. With a half-title containing advertisements for G. Boyle's card delivery service, and six final pages of general advertisements. A street directory first published in by Patrick Boyle as The fashionable court guide, or the town visit directory in 1792 and issued annually with variant titles, imprints and sizes until 1925. Eliza Boyle succeeded to the editorship following the death of Patrick Boyle in 1808. See separate entries for other editions in Soane's library: as Boyle's Court and county guide, 1806, 1813, 1815, 1817, 1819, 1821--23; as Boyle's Fashionable court and country guide, 1824--25, 1831--35. In this edition Soane is listed (as 'J. Soane, arch.') at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields (p. 101); his neighbour at No.12 is his tenant Edward Stanley, surgeon, who had taken over the tenancy from the Tyndales in 1826. An agreement that the Tyndales, Soane's former tenants at No.12 would move into the new house at no.14 when completed came to nothing, and the house remained unoccupied until later in 1828. See Gillian Darley, John Soane: an accidental romantic (London 1999), pp. 268ff.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane Esq. / 13 Lincoln's Inn F. / London.

Binding Original C19th sheep, gilt double-ruled spine, direct-lettered in gilt 'Boyle's Court Guide. 1828'.

Reference Number 4377


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