Walter Crane's Architecture Textbook (1834)


A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Five Orders of Architecture-Walter Crane's Architecture Textbook

Published: 1834

Date: 1834

A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Five Orders of Architecture; containing the most plain and simple rules for drawing and executing them in the purest style by William Chambers, published by Thomas Kelly, London 1834. In a half-leather binding with raised bands to the spine and stiff marbled boards size 28.5 by 22.5 cm. 164 pages of text and illustrations plus one hundred engraved plates of architectural drawings, several of these folding. Originally the property of the artist and illustrator Walter Crane. The front endpaper contains a splendid example of his bookplate, with its lines from the Rubiayat and an image of a crane peering into the jug of wine, surrounded by decorative borders and lettering. Foxing to some of the text and to the reverse of plates; occasional foxing to plates too. Bookplate Good to VG, binding and spine VG (a sympathetic recent restoration); text fair condition thus Good overall.





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