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DEACON, Thomas
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15, Furnival's Inn, Holborn, and 2, Berners Street, Oxford Street, London. / Sir, / I beg respectfully to call attention to my new and economical method of mounting large maps, charts, plans, &c. which has already gained decided approbation at the government (see marginal note) ... / Your very obedient servant, / Thomas Deacon. ...
[London]: [1832].
[4] p. ; 25.9 cm. (4º)

Drop-head title with letter from the Office of Ordnance dated 16 July 1832 printed in a side-note. Final verso blank. Includes subscription proposals for F.E. Woerl's 'A New And Superb Atlas Of Europe, In 220 Sheets' and Frederick De Kausler's 'Atlas Of The Most Memorable Battles And Sieges Of Ancient and Modern Times, in 200 Sheets.' Another version of this advertisement preserved in Soane's Library (priority of issue unknown) includes an additional address in Liverpool at the head of the title and a 'Scale of comparative expense' at the foot of p. [1], and has the advertisements of Woerl's and De Kausler's atlases printed in compressed type on p. [2] only (q.v.).

Copy Notes Copy 1: Previously folded as a letter (without address). One of Soane's copies of Deacon's prospectus was sent to him with an ALs dated 21 August 1832 offering for sale a very / fine Copy of the Plates of / the Cathedral of Colonge [sic] in the / most perfect state, ... / at a moderate price, a reference to Sulpice Boisserée's Vues, plans, coupes et détails de la cathédrale de Cologne (q.v.); however, archival evidence suggests that Soane already owned the text and plates at this date. (Priv. Corr. XVI.F.105).
Copy 2: With blank p. [4] inscribed in ink possibly in the hand of Soane's assistant George Bailey with docket title: Papers relating to / Mr Deacon, and / Saxton's Atlas. / Sepr. 1832. An note from Deacon in the archive dated only Sepr 15 indicates that Soane had received a copy of the antient Atlas of England / by Saxton with the undertaking to return it to Deacon if he received an offer for more than the 5 guineas advanced by Soane within twelve months, and that a potential customer now wished to view it. (Priv. Corr. XVI.F.166). Evidently in reply to this, Soane sent a note to Deacon dated Chelsea Septr 17 [18]32 inviting him to Call or send on Wednesday at Lincoln's Inn Fields where he would leave out the Book. The delivery of Saxton's Atlas to the bearer of the note, G. Deacon, was witnessed by George Bailey on 28 September. (Priv. Corr. XVI.F.107).

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

Reference Number 2043


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