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BOYLE'S COURT AND COUNTRY GUIDE ...
[Court and country guide. 1813]
Boyle's Court and country guide, and town visiting directory, corrected for January, 1813, containing an alphabetical arrangement of the names and places of abode, in town and country, of all the ladies and gentlemen of fashion, to which are added, the Inns of Court, &c. and, for the use of porters in the halls, servants, &c. a seperate [sic] register of all the fashionable streets is prefixed, which are set down in a numerical manner, that the reader may see at one view, and become acquainted in an instant, with the names of the various persons of fashion, according to the numbers in each street.
London: printed and sold by Eliza Boyle; and sold also by Mr. Hodgson; Mr. Ebers; Messrs. Bowdery and Kerby, jun.; Messrs. Byfield & Son; Messrs. Sherwood, Neely, & Jones; Messrs. Hookham and Sons; Mr. Booth; and by all the booksellers in England, price 5s., 1813.
407, [1] p. ; 13.1 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 country guide, 1806, 1815, 1817, 1819, 1821--23; as Boyle's Fashionable court and country guide, 1824--25, 1828, 1831--35. In this edition Soane is listed at 12 Lincoln's Inn Fields (p. 75); his neighbours are George Kinderley at No.11 and G. Booth Tyndale at No.13. Soane had bought the freehold of No.13 with Tyndale as sitting tenant in the summer of 1808, and the Tyndales had in fact given up possession of No.13 in July 1812 to enable Soane's reconstruction of the house as his own dwelling in what was effectively a swap as the Tyndales moved into No.12 in October 1813. See Gillian Darley, John Soane: an accidental romantic (London 1999), p. 209ff.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper, possibly in Soane's hand: Mrs Kirwan 23 Pall mall / Lord Valentia at Col. Barrys / No 6 Hinde Street Manchester Sqr / Mr. Duppa 51 Gt Marlboro / Street. At the end of December 1812, at the architect's request, Duppa sent Soane a copy of his pamphlet Illustrations of the lotus of antiquity, 1813 (q.v.).

Binding Original C19th sheep, gilt-ruled spine, direct-lettered in gilt 'Boyle's Court Guide 1813'.

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