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MOORE, Alexander Poole (c. 1777--1806)
A. P. Moore takes the liberty, respectfully to acquaint the patrons of the fine arts, that he has recently purchased the celebrated copper-plate of the section of St. Paul's Cathedral; esteemed by judicious connoisseurs, as the most admirable specimen of architectural engraving, this country can boast. ...
[London]: Thomas Collins, printer, [1800?].
2, [2] p. ; 23.7 cm. (4°)

Half-sheet, folded, with conjugate leaf blank. Imprint at foot of p. 2. Watermarked 'H Williams / 1800'. Moore hoped an 'extensive Sale' of re-strikes of Edward Rooker's engraving of John Gwynn's 'Transverse Section of St. Paul's Cathedral, decorated according to the original intention of Sir Christopher Wren' (1755) would provide the wherewithal to engrave and publish his own 'accurate and highly-finished elevation of the cathedral, forming a companion to the Section ...'. This elevation (described here as not yet complete) may well have been one of the two drawings of St. Paul's which Moore subsequently exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1801 (see Graves, V, p.279). Impressions of Rooker's print (price one guinea) were available at Taylor's Architectural Library (59, High Holborn); at Lawrence's, No.378, Strand; and from 'the Proprietor' at No. 54, Lombard Street.

Copy Notes Copy 2: 23.3 cm.
Copy 3: 23.7 cm.

Binding Copy 1: Loose bifolium.
Copy 2
: Loose bifolium.
Copy 3: Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 2821


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