[Broadside; architectural proposals] Buckingham House [Extracted from the John Bull, of July 31, 1831].

[F.W. Trench, M.P. for Cambridge]
Broadside; architectural proposals] Buckingham House
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[London, 1831].
SKU: 10274

Two pages, folio, 3 small closed tears, small part of a corner torn off, some marginal staining, mainly good condition. The article states that Trench some years since proposed forming a continuous quay along the nothern shore of the Thames, has published other proposals: A Proposition for the Disposal of Buckingham House, for a National Picture Gallery, A National Statue Gallery, and for the King's College; leaving one entire end of the Palace and one Wing, with the whole of the other Attics, for other public purposes. The writer gives the pros and cons of these ideas(affecting Somerset House etc). A lengthy letter from F.W. Trench responding to the John Bull columnist is printed, in which he gives a detailed defence of his ideas.Note: During the reigns of George IV. and William IV., and in the early part of Victoria, the subject of an embankment for the river from London Bridge to Westminster was brought forward in the House of Commons by the late Sir Frederick W. Trench, but still, as is too often the case, 'nothing was done.' Perhaps in the event London has been fortunate, for if the work of embanking the Thames had been taken in hand in the days of our fathers or our grandfathers, it is to be feared that it would not have been carried out upon the scale of magnificence which marks the work of Sir J. W. Bazalgette. It appears that in 1840 Mr. James Walker laid down a line of embankment for the Corporation, which has now in the main been followed.From: 'The Victoria Embankment', Old and New London: Volume 3 (1878), pp. 322-329. COPAC lists one item which echoes this title, at the Guildhall, but it has 3pp., and is smaller (28cm), this being c.24 x 40cm. WorldCat lists another copy of the 3-page edition at Kansas.