Book Description

Second edition, folio (435 x 270 mm), [4], 14 + 2pp., publisher’s advert leaf at rear on a slightly smaller size paper, 42 full-page copper-engraved plates (one double-page), new endpapers, later half calf, marbled boards.
Dealer Notes
Some light offsetting from some of the plates else a very good copy of this key pattern book for disseminating the Adam style.

“The lengthy title accurately reflects the variety of subjects illustrated in the plates, from a large country mansion to details of mouldings and staircase railings. The unusually large scale of the designs, especially for a builder’s manual, reflects the authors’ pretensions to have compiled a comprehensive treatise on British domestic architecture.”—Archer.
Author PAIN (William & James)
Date 1788
Publisher London: Printed for I. and J. Taylor,

Price: £1250.00

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