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THE PAMPHLETEER
The Pamphleteer: respectfully dedicated to both houses of Parliament. Vol. III. No. VI. May, 1814. ...
London: printed by A.J. Valpy; sold by Gale, Curtis, and Fenner; Bodwell; Black, Parry, and Co.; and all other booksellers, 1814.
iv, [2], 283--412, *413--*419, [3], 415--560 p. ; 21.3 cm. (8º)

The Pamphleteer, edited by A.J. Valpy, was published irregularly between 1813 and 1828. Includes James Elmes' 'A Letter to Thomas Hope, Esq. ... on the insufficiency of the existing establishments for promoting the Fine Arts, towards that of Architecture and its professors; ...' (pp. 329--43). What Elmes proposed was a separate institution under the umbrella of the Royal Academy, with a library as well as a collection of drawings of buildings, bridges, machines, etc., and drawings of details of ancient buildings. A similar suggestion made by Soane and published in The Artist, no. XIV, 13 June 1807 (q.v.) is quoted here (pp. 335--38), initialled J.S. Also includes reprints of Chateaubriand's Of Buonaparte, and the Bourbons, and of the necessity of rallying round our legitimate princes for the happiness of France and that of Europe, 1814, pp. [433]--474; An Appeal to the Legislature for the repeal of the Act regulating the Marriage of the Royal Family, 1814 [i.e. XII. Geo. III. 11], pp. [475]--487; and Richard Valpy's A short sketch of a short trip to Paris, in 1788, 1814, pp. [489]--552, and other 'original' material.

Copy Notes With the remainder of Soane's name inscribed in ink after the S. on p. 338 (see above). Bound first with Lettres testimoniales, ... à l'appui de la supériorité, ... de la presse à imprimer, appelee Columbian Press, ... inventée et executée par Georges Clymer, ..., London, 1822 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half calf, marbled paper boards. gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label reading 'Pamphleteer / Columbian Press'. Bound by E. Hutchinson for 1s. 8d. on 26 July 1830 (Spiers Box, binding 51). Numbered '65' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 2952


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