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BOYLE'S FASHIONABLE COURT AND COUNTRY GUIDE ...
[Court and country guide. 1824]
Boyle's Fashionable court and country guide, and town visiting directory, corrected for January, 1824. Containing an alphabetical arrangement of the names and places of abode, (with the family names of the nobility) in town and country, of all the ladies and gentlemen of fashion, to which are added the Inns of Court, &c. With a list of coffee houses, &c.
London: printed and sold by Eliza Boyle and Son; and sold by Messrs. Simpkin and Marshall; Messrs. Shewood [sic], Jones, and Co.; Mr. Hodgson, and Mr. Lindsell; Mr. Booth; Messrs. Bowdery and Kerby, Mr. Bowen, and Mr. Reynolds; Messrs. Hookham and Sons, Mr. Ebers, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Allason, Mr. Booker, and Mr. Houghton; Mr. Chapple, and Mr. Porter; Messrs. Byfield and Son; Messrs. Winchester and Varnham, Messrs. Westley & Parish, and Mr. Staunton; Messrs. Richard & Wilson; Messrs. Hoitt; Mr. Laking; Mr. Murray; Mr. Kerby; Mr. Ridgway, Mrs. Stockdale, Messrs. Gray and Fell, and Mr. Hatchard; and by all the booksellers in England. Price, 5s., 1824.
547, [1] p. ; 13.0 cm. (12º)

The title-page imprint is undated. With a half-title. 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, 1825, 1828, 1831--35. In this edition Soane is listed (as 'J. Soane, arch.') at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields (p. 98); his neighbours are his tenant G. Booth Tyndale at No.12, and Christopher Puller is listed at No.14. In October of the previous year Soane had purchased 14 Lincoln's Inn Fields from Abel Moysey for £1480 in order to rebuild the house, creating a new Picture Room and Monk's Parlour for his Museum. See Gillian Darley, John Soane: an accidental romantic (London 1999), pp. 268ff.

Binding Original C19th sheep, gilt double-ruled spine, direct-lettered in gilt 'Boyle's Court Guide. 1824'.

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