Contents

Foreword. 12

The Huguenots. 29

The Fourdrinier Family in the Netherlands. 38

1714-1720 Paul Fourdrinier and Bernard Picart (1673-1733) 43

Paul Fourdrinier – Becoming an Engraver 54

London at the Time of Paul Fourdrinier 58

The Huguenots in London. 73

Publishing in the 18th Century. 77

1720 – 1731 Paul Fourdrinier becomes established in London  85

Paul’s First Work – Virgil for Jacob Tonson. 101

Paul and the Fascination of Morocco. 107

The Curious Affair of the Rabbit Woman. 113

Richard Fiddes’ Life of Wolsey. 126

Milton’s Paradise Lost 1727. 127

Palladio and the NeoClassical Movement 129

Paul Acquires Patrons and is Involved in the “Palladian War”  135

Alexander Pope’s Works of Shakespear 146

John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham and Pope Associate  147

Paul and a Pirate – George Shevlocke. 148

Sir Roger L’Estrange’s Seneca's Morals by Way of Abstract  152

Fourdrinier, Robert Walpole and Architectural Taste  154

Retrospective on the 1720’s. 161

The Art of Engraving and Printing. 163

1731 - 1740 Paul Sets Up his Shop. 175

An Early Business Venture and Setback. 193

Debtor’s Prison – The Sand Trap of 18th Century England  195

Paul Fourdrinier and Savannah, Georgia. 200

William Kent, John Gay, John Michel Rysbrack and the Newton Monument 213

Paul Opens His Shop and Press. 224

Fourdrinier, Isaac Ware, Benjamin Cole and the “Second Palladian War”. 236

The Jacob Tonson – Richard Walker Feud. 246

Eboracum: The History of the City and Cathedral of York  249

John Durant Breval 255

A Vision for Westminster Abbey. 260

St. Giles–in-the-Fields Church – a Georgian Gem.. 262

Paul Fourdrinier and the War of Jenkin’s Ear 265

Paul Fourdrinier, Charles Labelye and the Building of the First Westminster Bridge. 267

The 1730’s Retrospective. 280

Paul Fourdrinier’s Prime Decade (1741-1750) 282

A Spanish Classic. 290

Paul Fourdrinier, Church Elder and Lawsuit 292

Paul Fourdrinier, Maps and the 9th Earl of Pembroke  298

An Exciting Neighbor 305

A Professional Neighbor – John Millan – Antiquarian and Publisher 308

Gardens, Fireworks and Music. 310

Louthiana 1748. 320

Paul Fourdrinier and St Paul’s Cathedral 337

Wren’s Final Design for St. Paul’s. 345

The Foundling Hospital 350

The Battle of Dettingen, 1743. 354

George Vertue and Horace Walpole – Looking down from On High. 358

The Death of Susanna 1746. 361

The Haslar Hospital Masterpiece. 362

A Naval Expositer 1750. 365

1740’s Retrospective. 367

1751-1757 The Last Years. 367

Paul Fourdrinier, John Strype and Stowe’s Survey of London  372

Regent Walk and New Senate House and Library, Cambridge University 1752. 375

The City of Bath – A Neoclassical Gem.. 375

Last Apprentice. 381

The Devonport Dockyard 1756. 381

Chesterfield House 1756. 383

Isaac Ware’s Architectural Compendium 1756. 385

William Chambers and in Introduction of Chinese Style 1757  387

Brentford Turnpike and a Link to Westminster Bridge 1757  392

The Ruins of Balbec 1757. 392

Stuart and Revett's The Antiquities of Athens. 394

Fourdrinier Works of Uncertain Date. 395

The End. 396

The Accomplishments of Paul Fourdrinier 398

Afterword – The First Bank Note Forgery. 409

 

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