[John Le Keux, engraver. [Autograph Letter Signed ('J Le Keux') to the architectural draughtsman and author John Preston Neale, regarding their collaboration on 'Views of the most interesting Collegiate and Parochial Churches in Great Britain' .

Author: 
John Le Keux (1783-1846), engraver, son-in-law of John Lingard of Pentonville (1768-1845) [John Preston Neale (1780-1847), architectural draughtsman and bookseller; John Birtton (1771-1857), aniquary]
Publication details: 
16 February 1823. Ash Lodge, near Farnham [Surrey].
£120.00
SKU: 20966

Le Keux and the recipient J. P. Neale collaborated on the publication of the subject of this letter, 'Views of the most interesting Collegiate and Parochial Churches in Great Britain' (1824-1825), a work which was discontinued after the issue of the second volume. 3pp., 8vo. The two leaves of the bifolium are separate, having been torn apart. Otherwise in good condition, lightly aged. Address on reverse of second leaf, with divided postmark: 'J P Neale Esqr. | Bennett Stt. | Black friars Rd. | London'. He has received 'the draft of agreement which with some modifications will do very well, but we must have a meeting to finally arrange this matter either here or in London'. He asks if Neale will be 'coming this way soon', as he has 'no prospect of being in London for some time to come'; and also if Neale has 'got any of the prospectuses ready, as Mr Lingard is now on his tour thro' Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester &c &c', and he could forward prospectuses to him. (Le Keux was son-in-law of the author John Lingard of Pentonville, not to be confused with the historian and cleric of the same name.) His wife 'is now in London at her Fathers 35 Upper Cumming St. & as they are sending weekly to him, if you send some to Cumming St. they will be forwarded'. Postscript on third page: 'I see your name to the list of subscribers to Brittons Fonthill; he Britton has offer'd me any information upon the Churches which he may possess'. (In 1824 Neale published 'Graphical Illustrations of Fonthill Abbey.)