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COXE, Peter, auctioneer (d. 1844)
[The social day. Advertisement. 1813?]
In the press, and will be published early in the spring of 1814, a poem, entitled The social day: in four cantos. Dedicated, with permission, to Her Majesty. By Peter Coxe.
[London]: [1813?].
8 p. ; 25.1 cm. (4°)

Drop-head title, with 'early' struck out in ink and the proposed year of publication twice emended, first to read '1815' and afterwards '1817'. Watermark dated 1811. The plan of the proposed work is set out in terms of the illustrations intended to accompany it. Twenty-five engravings only are listed - this total was increased to thirty plus a frontispiece and title-plate in the published work, which in the event was not published until 1823 (q.v.). The already long list of subscribers (pp. 5--8) includes Soane, but for an ordinary copy only, later upgraded to a large paper copy with so-called proof plates on india paper.

Copy Notes The final page is inscribed in ink with the names of further patrons and the total number of copies so far subscribed for - viz. 649 copies. A number of subscribers have pencil marks against their names: Prince Hoare, Joseph Nollekens, George Oakley, J.B. Papworth, James Perry, Mr. Pugin, W.H. Pyne, Samuel Rogers, Soane, Benjamin Charles Stephenson, John Taylor, Henry Thomson, Henry Tresham, Benjamin West, Richard Westmacott, David Wilkie, James Wyatt, and Jeffery Wyatt.

Binding Sewn.

Reference Number 1998


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