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BARRY, James (1741--1806)
A letter to the Dilettanti Society, respecting the obtention of certain matters essentially necessary for the improvement of public taste, and for accomplishing the original views of the Royal Academy of Great-Britain. By James Barry, Esq. R.A. ... The second edition. With an appendix, respecting the matters lately agitated between the Academy and the Professor of Painting.
London: printed for J. Walker, 1799
292 p. ; 22.6 cm. (8°)

First published in 1798; the first edition led to the author's dismissal. Barry's quarrel with the Academy was evidently of considerable interest to Soane in 1811 when his lectures were suspended. BAL, Early printed books, no. 197; ESTC t92645.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed in ink on title-page John Soane / March 1811. With many passages underlined in ink.
Copy 2: Inscribed in ink on title-page John Soane.

Binding Copy 1: Original late C18th blue paper wrappers, marbled-paper spine, paper spine-label lettered in ink 'Barry.'s/ Letter/ To the/ Dilettanti/ Society.// 1799'.
Copy 2: Original late C18th blue paper wrappers, marbled-paper spine, paper spine-label lettered in ink 'Barry's/ Letter/ To the/ Dilettanti/ Society. &c./ 1799.'.

Reference Number 1637


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