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EMLYN, Henry (ca. 1729--1815)
A proposition for a new order in architecture, with rules for drawing the several parts. By Henry Emlyn, of Windsor.
London: printed by J. Dixwell, 1781.
[4], iv, 11, [1] p., X pl. ; 55.5 cm. (2º)

Soane was evidently not impressed with Emlyn's design for a British order intended to express George III's revival of chivalry at Windsor Castle and timed to coincide with the coming of age of the Prince of Wales, singling out an example of Emlyn's 'singular composition' at Beaumont Lodge, Surrey in his third Royal Academy lecture and making critical annotations in his copy (see below). See David Watkin, Sir John Soane: Enlightenment thought and the Royal Academy Lectures (Cambridge 1996), pp. 310, 516. For an account of the background of this work and the expanded second and third editions of 1784 and 1795, see Harris and Savage, pp. 186--188. ESTC n63489; Harris and Savage 220; BAL, Early printed books, no. 985..

Copy Notes Inscribed by Soane with marginal notes in pencil, pages iv and 5.

Binding Late C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, black spine-label.

Reference Number 2198


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