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THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE. Committee Appointed under the Act
Fourth report presented to the general assembly of subscribers to the re-building of the Theatre-Royal, Drury Lane, (including the report of the sub-committee of management,) from the committee appointed under the Act passed in the 50th year, of His Majesty's reign, entitled, "An Act For Re-Building The Late Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane, Upon The Conditions, And Under The Regulations Therein Mentioned;" and "An Act For Altering And Enlarging The Powers" of the said Act.
London: printed by J. M'Creery; and sold by J.Ridgeway, 1813.
15, [1] p. ; 19.9 cm. (8°)

The report is signed by the chairman of the subcommittee, Samuel Whitbread, MP (1758--1815) who managed the rebuilding of the theatre after it was destroyed by fire in 1809. The competition for rebuilding it was won in 1811 by James Wyatt's eldest son, Benjamin Dean Wyatt. His youngest son, Philip, was one of the unsuccessful competitors, and it was presumably to give him some encouragement for the future that James Wyatt asked Soane to see his rejected model in August 1812 (see A.T. Bolton, Portrait of Sir John Soane, p. 190).

Copy Notes Bound first with three other pamphlets relating to the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Binding Later C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, blind triple-rule borders, gilt-ruled and blind-dotted spine, direct-lettered 'Pamphlets. Drury Lane. 1813. 1836.', numbered '42' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4096


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