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ANDREWS, Isaac
New London Bridge, but no new taxes: or, the feats of the tricksters and trio, in a letter to the chairman of the parliamentary committee. Containing a narrative of the proceedings of the Bridge House Committee, since the last session of parliament; shewing the absolute necessity of placing this trust in the hands of three active, intelligent and honourable parliamentary commissioners.
London: printed and published by W. Benbow. And may be had of all the respectable booksellers in the City, 1823.
iv, 16 p.; 25.5cm. (8°)

Dedicated to 'Messrs. Nash, Soane, and Smirke, the soi disant crown architects of Great Britain' by I. Andrews, who describes himself as a civil engineer and is identified by Halkett and Laing as Isaac Andrews. The author is highly critical of the great architects for meddling in the engineering of the new bridge about which they (apparently) knew nothing. The designs for London Bridge were evidently under discussion between the three architects who met in early December 1822 to this end: see Bolton, Portrait, pp. 356--7.

Copy Notes With the original white paper wrappers retained, the front inscribed in ink London Bridge / Feb: 1823 / Left by a Stranger. Bound (3) in a collection of pamphlets.

Binding Later C19th half calf, blind double-rule borders, brown cloth boards, blind- and gilt-ruled spine, black spine-label, gilt-lettered 'Pamphlets / Carlisle'. Numbered '52' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4010


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