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GOODWIN, Francis (1783--1835)
Domestic architecture, being a series of designs for mansions, villas, rectory houses, parsonage houses, bailiffs' lodge, gardener's lodge, game-keeper's lodge, park gate lodges, etc. in the Grecian, Italian, and old English styles of architecture. With observations on the appropriate choice of site; ... With accurate estimates appended to each design. By Francis Goodwin, architect.
([Vol. II] Domestic architecture, being a second series of designs for cottages, lodges, villas, and other residences in the Grecian, Italian, and old English styles of architecture. With an introduction, containing observations on the English domestic style. With forty-two plates, and a plan of the public rooms in the town hall at Manchester: also with specifications, etc. as well as estimates to each design. By Francis Goodwin, architect.)

London: printed for the author, King Street, Portman-Square; and sold by Messrs. Longman and Co.; Taylor; Priestley and Co; Ackermann; Treuttel, Würtz and Co.; Waller; Calkin and Budd; Paine; and Williams, 1833. (1834.)
2 vols ; 32.1 cm. (4°)
I: viii, [28] p., aquatint frontis., 40 pl. (numbered 2--40, 40bis)
II: xvi, [55], 72--75, [1] p., engr. frontis., 41 engr. pl.

Volume II has imprint: London: printed for the author, King Street, Portman Square; and sold by Messrs. Longman and Co.; Taylor; J. Weale; Ackermann; Treuttel and Co.; Waller; Calkin and Budd; Paine; and Williams, 1834. This is the first issue of the first edition. The first volume is dedicated to Soane (see correspondence dated February 1833 in the archive, Priv. Corr. I.G.10) and contains a half sheet advertisement for the second volume, with the drop-head title: 'The Second Part of this Work will be published in July next.' Subscriptions are invited, the 'Price to Subscribers .. £2 2 0.'. In the second volume plate 5 is misnumbered 6, and the pagination is irregular with each design described on its own separately paginated leaf or bifolium. Volume II has a variant state of the title-page in which the words 'By W.H. Leeds, Esq.' are inserted after 'English Domestic Style'. Soane bought two copies of this work: one India paper proof copy and one plain paper copy. Unlike the plain paper copy and the copy in the British Architectural Library, most of the proof plates in his proof copy are printed in black ink rather than sepia, the exceptions being plates 8, 14, 15, 18, 19, 23, 26 and 35. BAL, Early printed books, no. 1246.

Copy Notes The plain and proof copies of volume I were bought from Goodwin for 2 guineas and 4 guineas respectively on 2 and 26 June 1833. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.33; Ledger E, p. 199 states 6.5.0; Cheque stubs. (Praed & Co.) 1833/4. 6/14). The two copies of the 'Second Series' likewise bought from the author, 29 January 1834, for 6 guineas total. (Ledger E, p. 209; Cheque stubs (Praed & Co.), 6/10).
Copy 1: Proof copy on India paper. Pasted down on the front free endpaper of volume I is a copy of Goodwin's [4] page printed Proposal for publishing by subscription, a series of architectural elevations and plans, for villas suitable to large and small establishments, ... (q.v.): 'The Work will be printed on Imperial quarto, in Two Parts; each Part to contain about 40 plates. ... Price to Subscribers £2.2s each part. ...'. Added here is an inscription in ink with cold. engraving 12/ extra-.
Copy 2: 27.2 cm. Imperfect; volume I wanting plates 17--20, 22, 27--28 and [2] pages of descriptive text to design no. 7, plates 17-20; volume II wanting plates 27 and 30. Volume I of this copy has seven plates printed in black (plates 3, 5, 9, 12, 25, 33 and 36) compared to only two (plates 3 and 12) in the BAL copy; the other plates are printed in sepia. This copy includes the half-page advertisement for the second part described above tipped in on the front free-endpaper of volume I; volume II has the variant state of the title-page naming W.H. Leeds as the author of the 'Observations On The English Domestic Style'. Pasted in on the front free-endpaper of volume II is an invoice for 1 copy of the second series in India proofs at £4:4.0 and 1 copy of the same plain at £2.2.0 sent to Soane by Goodwin in 1834. Some pages unopened.

Binding Copy 1: Original C19th oak-grained cloth, blue printed paper labels on the upper covers, volume I reading: 'Domestic Architecture, By Francis Goodwin, Architect, With Forty-one Plates. Part I. India Proofs, price ..... £4 4s.'; volume II 'Second Series. Domestic Architecture, By Francis Goodwin, Architect. With Forty-Two Plates. India Proofs, price .... £4:4s.', printed paper spine-labels.
Copy 2: Original C19th quarter green cloth, grey paper boards. The upper covers with printed paper labels giving the author and titles as above; volume I 'Price .... £2:12:6', volume II '£2:12:6'.

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