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ELMES, James (1782--1862)
Description of the new village of Waterloo; formed into a limited number of allotments for building, on a most enchanting and salubrious spot contiguous to the Regent's Park, near Primrose Hill, in the county of Middlesex.
London: printed by James Gillet, 1816.
14, [2] p. ; 20.9 cm. (8°)

In a letter of 18 July 1816 Elmes informed Soane, who had asked to see the plans for his proposed Village of Waterloo, that 'a dispute, dissolution of partnership, and an arbitration ... between the proprietors ... has postponed all proceedings for the present.' (Bolton, Portrait, p. 327). The 'village' was never executed. The final leaf advertises as 'In the Press and speedily will be published A Popular Compendium Of The Elements Of Civil Architecture' based on lectures given by Elmes at the 'Mathematical Society Of London'. This work is not in Soane's library. Hooked on Books 9.5.

Copy Notes Original brown paper wrappers with the upper wrapper bearing the printed title-page printed within a wood-engraved acanthus border.

Binding Bound in a numbered series of late 19th century half calf pamphlet volumes. (Archive, Trustees' Minutes 18 June 1866). With binder's stamp 'Bound By Mansell' on front pastedown.

Reference Number 2194


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