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Trench, F. W. (Frederick William), Sir, 1775–1859

A collection of papers relating to the Thames Quay : with hints for some further improvements in the metropolis / by Colonel Trench, M.P. ; with seventeen explanatory plates.

Additional Title(s):

Thames Quay, &c. &c. &c.

London : Printed for Carpenter and Son, Old Bond Street, 1827 [i.e. 1852?]
Physical Description:
[4], iv, iv, 176 p., 17 leaves of plates (3 folded) : ill., plans ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TC264.L8 T74 1852+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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A reissue of the original edition of 1827 (with its 17 plates) together with the addition of printed offprints and extracts, from April 1826 to 20 March 1852, related to Trench's plans for the Thames Quay. The additional material includes 8 folding plates. A printed contents page, bound between half-title and title, notes: "The book printed in 1826 contained 176 pages, and 17 plates, to which the following additions were made in 1852." The additional material has varying imprints.
Half title: Thames Quay, &c. &c. &c.
Engravings by George & John Cary, Thomas Kearnan, Robert Cabbell Roffe, John Roffe, Henry Adlard, John Henry Le Keux. George Gladwin, Thomas Dighton; after Philip and Benjamin Wyatt.
Additional plates including lithographs by J.D. Harding and Hullmandel & Walton
Printed by A.J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.
Two plates have moveable flaps. 4 plates are double paged.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, with title stamped in gilt on spine.
Subject Terms:
Bridges -- England -- Thames River.
Carpenter and Son -- Publisher.
City planning -- England -- London.
Docks -- England -- London.
London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Valpy, A.J. -- Printer.
Wharves -- England -- London.
Engravings -- 1852.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1852.
Lithographs -- 1852.
Adlard, Henry, engraver.
Dighton, Thomas, 19th cent, lithographer.
Gladwin, George, engraver.
Harding, James Duffield, 1798-1863, lithographer.
Hullmandel & Walton, lithographer.
Kearnan, Thomas, engraver.
Le Keux, John Henry, 1812-1896, engraver.
Roffe, John, 1769-1850, engraver.
Roffe, Robert Cabbell, d. 1839, engraver.
G. & J. Cary, engraver.
Wyatt, Philip William, -1835, ill.
Wyatt, Benjamin Dean, 1775-1855, ill.
Gwynn, John, 1713-1786. London and Westminster improved. Selections.

  • Introductory remarks on the proposed Thames Quay
  • Papers relating to the Thames Quay and improvements on the river
  • Hints for some further improvements in the metropolis
  • York-House
  • Royal Palace
  • Extract from "Gwynn's London and Westminster improved".
  • Contents of additional material: Letter from Mr. Rosson to Colonel Trench relative to his proposed Royal Place ... April, 1826
  • Extract from "John Bull" / reply of Colonel Trench, relative to Buckingham Palace, July 31 & Aug. 2, 1831
  • Extract from the Mirror of Parliament, 27 Mar. 1832
  • Letter from Sir Frederick Trench to Lord Duncannon on the ventilation and lighting of the House of Commons, 22 Apr. 1838
  • Correspondence between Mr. Speaker Abercrombie and Sir Frederick Trench, with comparative estimates, 1839
  • Letter from Sir Frederick Trench to Lord Duncannon ... 9 July 1841
  • Proposed terrace between Piccadilly and the Green Park, 1841
  • Suggestions of Sir Frederick Trench for an alteration of the exterior of the buildings adjoining Westminster Hall, 1841
  • Suggestions by Sir Frederick Trench for lowering the Nelson Pillar in Trafalgar Square, 1 Aug. 1844.
  • Contents of additional material (ctd.): Suggestions for altering the dome of the National Gallery in cast iron, with estimate of the expense, 1 July 1844
  • Letter from Sir Frederick Trench to Lord Lincoln on the fountains in Trafalgar Square, 17 Nov. 1845
  • Letter from Sir Frederick Trench to Lord Lincoln on the cutting down some venerable and beautiful elm trees in the parks ... 9 Feb. 1846
  • Scraps relative to the statue of the Duke of Wellington on the triumphal arch at Hyde Park Corner, Apr., May, June 1846
  • Letter from Mr. Blore to Lord Morpeth on the disgracefully inadequate accommodation for the Royal Family in Buckingham House, 4 Aug. 1846
  • Comparison of the elevations of York House by Smirke and by Wyatt, 1851
  • Comparative plans of Buckingham House and the King's College, 1851
  • Scraps collected hastily to submit to the Committee on Ventilating and Lighting the House of Commons, Mar. 1852
  • Doctor Reid's report on the same subject, 16 Mar. 1852
  • Letter from Sir Frederick Trench to the Morning Post with reference to that report, 20 Mar. 1852.

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