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RALPH, James (1705--1762)
A critical review of the publick buildings, statues and ornaments in, and about London and Westminster. To which is prefix'd, The dimensions of St. Peter's church at Rome, and St. Paul's cathedral at London.
London: printed by C. Ackers, for J. Wilford, and J. Clarke, 1734.
[8], viii, 119, [1] p., fold. letterpress table ; 19.0 cm. (8°)

Soane also owned the 1783 edition (q.v.). The author is identified at the foot of the dedication of a variant copy at the Bodleian as James Ralph, who was not an architect but rather a miscellaneous writer. ESTC t56391; Harris and Savage, no. 727.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Imperfect; wanting the half-title. Inscribed in ink on title-page By ___ *Ralph, architect./* and *see Edition 1783 --. Bound (2) with W. Halfpenny, Six new designs for convenient farm-houses, 1751 (q.v.).
Copy 2: 19.2 cm. Imperfect; wanting the half-title. Inscribed in ink on verso of title-page written by Ralph/ the Architect. With numerous passages noted in pencil in the margins, not in Soane's hand. Bound (2) with Brook Taylor, New principles of linear perspective, 1719 (q.v.).

Binding Copy 1: C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine, red spine-label lettered 'Architect.', later numbered '39' in a series of pamphlet volumes.
Copy 2: C18th quarter calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 3114


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