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PUGIN, Augustus Welby Northmore (1812--1852)
A letter to A.W. Hakewill, architect, in answer to his reflections on the style for rebuilding the Houses of Parliament. By A. Welby Pugin, architect.
Salisbury printed and published for the author, by W.B. Brodie and Co., 1835.
14, [2] p. ; 20.2 cm. (8°)

With a half-title. In this open letter sent from 'Salisbury, August 18, 1835', Pugin defends the Gothic style which had been dismissed as 'obsolete' by Hakewill in his Thoughts upon the style of architecture to be adopted in rebuilding the Houses or Parliament, [1835] (q.v.). The final leaf bears Brodie's imprint and, on the verso, an announcement of Pugin's Contrasts, 1836, as work 'In Progress ...'. BAL, Early printed books, no. 2672.

Copy Notes Bound (3) with four other pamphlets on rebuilding the Houses of Parliament including a copy of Hakewill's Thoughts (q.v.).

Binding C19th full dark green binder's cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt 'Pamphlets/ On Rebuilding The/ Houses Of Parliament'. Later numbered '109' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 3096


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