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TRENCH, Sir Frederick William (1775--1859)
A collection of papers relating to the Thames Quay; with hints for some further improvements in the metropolis. By Colonel Trench, M.P. With seventeen explanatory plates.
London: printed for Carpenter and Son, 1827.
[4], iv, iv, 176 p., 17 pl. (8 fold.) ; 28.3 cm. (4º)

Plates [III] and [IV] are lithographed sections of the old House of Commons printed on India paper. Trench's suggested "improvements" were designed by his close friend, the architect Philip William Wyatt (d. 1835). They include a scheme for the Law Courts which he claimed was "far more beautiful and extensive" than that submitted by Soane, and which a "distinguished artist" (i.e. Philip Wyatt) said could be built for half the sum of Soane's scheme (see J.M. Crook and M. Port, The history of the King's Works, VI (1973), p. 508). Trench's plan for a vast royal palace in Hyde Park, inspired by John Gwynn's London and Westminster Improved (1766, q.v.), met with the approval of George IV who was "madly eager" for it to be built (see King's Works, VI, p. 264 n. 2).

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on half-title John Soane/ 13 Octr: 1827. With 1 leaf publisher's list inserted at front (q.v.).

Binding C19th light grey paper boards, printed label on spine.

Reference Number 3463


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