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New System Of Architecture, Founded On The Forms Of Nature, And Developing The Properties Of Metals; By Which A Higher Order Of Beauty, A Larger Amount Of Utility, And Various Advantages In Economy, Over The Pre-Existent Architectures, May Be Practically Attained: Presenting Also, The Peculiar And Important Advantage Of Being Commercial, Its Productions Forming Fitting Objects For Exportation. - By William Vose Pickett. -

William Vose Pickett

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: -: Longman & Co., 1845.

Physical Description

143, [1] p.; 227 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

An Errata slip is bound in after p. [144].


[T.p.] - Contents - Preface - [Text] - Appendix - [Errata slip].

Responsibility Note

The printer is named on the verso of the title page: 'Printed by G. Coventry, Tottenham.'


The title page is inscribed in ink, 'Second Copy / for use of the Royal Academy with MS. notes & corrections by the Author. WVP. 1852'. Some pages carry manuscript notes by WVP. The front pastedown is inscribed in pencil, 'HWP', i.e. Henry William Pickersgill, R.A., librarian of the Royal Academy 1856-64.

Binding Note

19th-century brown cloth, upper and lower covers decorated in blind, upper cover lettered in gilt, 'New System Of Architecture'; rebacked, retaining most of earlier spine-piece, spine unlettered.


Architecture - Construction - Building materials - Metal - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Treatises - Great Britain - 19th century


William Vose Pickett, previous owner, donor
G. Coventry, printer
Longman and Company (London), publisher