Royal Institute of British Architects.Some description of a Collection of Architectural Drawings, by Andrea Palladio, in the possession of The Duke of Devonshire, at his Villa at Chiswick, near London, drawn up by permission of His Grace, And read et the Ordinary General Meeting, held on the 17th of November, 1845.
Rare letterpress broadsheet, folded so pp., 4to (265 x 215mm, 10½ x 8½"), blank final page. Notes on a collection of architectural drawings as read at a RIBA meeting 1845. Folds as normal.
Scarce record of an important architectural archive, and of a meeting of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), now the most prestigious professional body for architects in the United Kingdom. Originally named the Institute of British Architects in London, it was formed in 1834 by several prominent architects, including Philip Hardwick, Thomas Allom, William Donthorne, John Buonarotti Papworth and Thomas de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey. Thomas Leverton Donaldson, who puts his name to the document as Hon. Sec. along with A. Poynter, was also one of the founder members. The Institute was awarded a Royal Charter in 1837, becoming the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, eventually dropping the reference to London in 1892. The RIBA British Architectural Library does not appear to hold a copy.
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