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HAKEWILL, Arthur William (1808--1856)
An apology for the architectural monstrosities of London, and a refutation of the many mistatements respecting the practice of architecture in this country, contained in a letter written by Lieutenant-Colonel The Hon. Sir Edward Cust, Bart. M P on the subject of rebuilding the Houses of Parliament. By an architect.
London: John Weale, Architectural Library, 1835.
[2], 16, [2] p. ; 20.2 cm. (8°)

'An Architect' is A.W. Hakewill, who reacts strongly against the Royal Commission proposed by Cust, seeing it as injudicious interference with architects by non-professionals, in his A letter ... on the expedience of a better system of control over buildings erected at the public expense; and on the subject of rebuilding the Houses of Parliament, 1835 (q.v.). Hakewill was also an apologist for the adaptation of the Classical as opposed to Gothic style. The final page contains an announcement of his forthcoming Thoughts on the style of architecture to be adopted in rebuilding the Houses of Parliament, [1835] (q.v.). BAL, Early printed books, no. 1424.

Copy Notes Bound (2) with four other pamphlets on rebuilding the Houses of Parliament including copies of Cust's Letter (q.v.) and 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 2409


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