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PITT, Charles
Exposition of some particulars respecting the plan and expenses of the New Street; comparison of the original estimates, with the actual expenditure. Extracts from the parliamentary reports. Conduct of various officers and surveyors. Reports of compensation causes. Together with memorials and correspondence between the author and the Commissioners. In four parts. ... By Charles Pitt, surveyor.
London: published by the author, no. 12, Adam-Street, Adelphi; and sold also by all booksellers in town and country, 1818--1820.
4 parts in 2 ; 22.7 cm. (8°)
I: [2], xiv, [2], 120 p.
II--IV: [2], 114, 115*--140*, [1], 116--334, [4] p.

Pitt, who earlier had been a fellow student with Soane studying surveying at Mr Nelson's in Park Lane (Priv. Corr. VI.K.3.3), was embroiled in litigation with the managers of the New Street Establishment, concerned with Nash's plan for Regent Street (q.v.). A prospectus for the first part was sent to Soane by the author on 21 September 1818 (q.v.).

Copy Notes Unopened. With a letter to Soane from the author dated 14th July 1820, requesting him to purchase the work and pleading for work for himself and his eldest son who was a student at the Royal Academy.

Binding Contemporary C19th blue paper boards, brown/grey paper spine, printed paper spine-label.

Reference Number 4236


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