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COPLEY, John Singleton, the younger (1772--1863)
A concise vindication of the conduct of the five suspended members of the Council of the Royal Academy. The second edition, with a postscript. By authority.
London: printed for John Stockdale, 1804
46, 17, [3] p. ; 20.2 cm. (8°)

Anonymous. By the son of the painter, John Singleton Copley, the younger. According to J.D. Prown (John Singleton Copley in England 1774--1815, 1966, p. 468) Soane was the author of the postscript which was added to this edition and printed with a separate register (2A-B4 C1). In other respects this 'second edition' appears to consist of the sheets of the first edition published in the same year (q.v.) with a reset title-leaf and excised final blank leaf F4. Thomas Hope wrote to Soane on 7 April 1804 acknowledging Soane's presentation of a copy to him. (See A.T. Bolton, Portrait of Sir John Soane, London 1927, p. 109).

Copy Notes Copy 1: With the 'Postscript.' lacking final blank C2. Bound (2) with four other pamphlets on the arts including the first edition as above and A concise review of the Concise vindication ..., 1804 (q.v.).
Copy 2: Bound (3) with four other pamphlets.
Copies 3--20: There are 18 additional copies in the Archive, one inscribed in pencil on the half-title 'reference copy'.

Binding Copy 1: C19th full diced russia, gilt double-rule borders, gilt- and blind-tooled spine, marbled edges. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 4s., 28 February 1832. (Archive 7/16/29 book binding, half russia). Numbered '67' in a series of pamphlet volumes.
Copy 2: C20th dark green cloth, spine-title 'Soane Pamphlets'. Bound in 1942.

Reference Number 1976


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