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WILLIAMS, John
Sir, / In consequence of the entire dispersion of "The Architectural Library" of the late Mr. Josiah Taylor, of High Holborn, whose valuable collection of copy-rights and miscellaneous works have been announced by his executors for immediate sale, I am induced most respectfully to solicit your attention to my own stock, ...
London: T.R. Drury, printer, [1834].
3, [1] p. ; 28.5 cm. (4º)

At head of page [1]: 'Library Of The Fine Arts, 10, Charles Street, Soho Square.' Page [4] blank. '... I hope I may be allowed without the suspicion of ostentation, or invidious distinction, to express the pride I feel while gratefully acknowledging the kindness I have derived from one, who is universally acknowledged to rank pre-eminent as a professor, and as a patron of the art to which I allude - SIR JOHN SOANE ...' (p.[1]). Soane had given Williams considerable financial help (and possibly advice) in building up his firm. Pages 2--3 include lists of 'Useful and Necessary Works recently Published and Preparing for immediate Publication', of '... Works, published in Germany, [which] will be procured ...' and of works 'Just Imported from Paris.' The premises of Taylor's Architectural Library were purchased by John Weale in 1834 (q.v.).

Copy Notes Originally folded and sealed as a letter.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 3598


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