His Majesties Commission for Building Fifty New Churches
8vo, 11pp., original wrappers, 195 x 120mm (7¾ x 4¾").
The Commission for Building Fifty New Churches was an organisation established in 1710 with the intention of building fifty new churches for the rapidly growing city of London. Although it did not meet its target, it did result in the construction of Nicholas Hawksmoor's iconic London churches. Letters Patent revoking the previous Letters Patent for this commission and appointing (probably re-appointing) 56 commissioners. ESTC lists five copies only (four in the UK, one in the US).
Ex Earl of Hardwicke MSS
[Ref: 39197] £120.00