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LONDON ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY
Essays of the London Architectural Society. With four plates. Published by order.
London: sold by J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, 1808.
[4], xii, [4], 139, [1] p., 4 pl. ; 24.5 cm. (8°)

The London Architectural Society was founded in 1806 for the advancement of architecture, which was thought to be neglected by the Royal Academy where 'the lectures [had] long ceased'. Ordinary members were required to produce annually an original architectural design with accompanying observations and an essay on some subject connected with civil architecture. The society's first publication contains essays read in 1806 on 'Modern Architecture' by Edmund Aikin, and on 'Gothic Architecture' by Samuel Beazley, jun., and two essays read in 1807 by the president, Joseph Woods, jun. on 'Villas' and 'Dilapidations'. The architectural publisher Josiah Taylor was a member of the society. A second part was published in 1810. BAL Early printed books, no. 1936.

Copy Notes Bought from Josiah Taylor for 7s., 27 September 1808. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.2.2). Partially unopened. A catalogue of books published by Josiah Taylor is bound at the end (q.v.).

Binding Original C19th brown paper boards, blue paper spine with printed spine-label reading 'Essays Of the London Architectural Society.'

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