First edition, folio, viii, 20 pp. 60 plates, including 5 half page plates with captions concerning the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite orders, contemporary and later signatures to fly leaf, armorial bookplate to the top of the paste down. Contemporary panelled calf, rather scuffed, recently rebacked.
An important collection of design, the only one of the time on staircases, which became the first architectural work to be published in America, in Philadelphia in 1775.
Author SWAN, Abraham.