London: The Authors, 1774.
First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #042251
2 volumes in contemporary half calf rubbed and worn at corners, hinges cracked but bindings intact. Tear to the corner of the title page, scattered foxing and offsetting but generally quite clean. Old ownership marks, a few marginal notes in an early hand (possible Charles Davies whose ownership inscription on front pastedown notes that he bought the book at "the Sale of Mr. Lloyd Williams Esqr." in 1838). Pencil marks to pastedown. Volume 2 endpaper detached, with 185 plates dated 1774-1778 (it was originally issued in parts from 1774-1778), 1 colored, numerous folding, depicting a wide variety of design elements, houses, inns, libraries, etc. The first volume forms a Builder's Dictionary, A-Z. 345pp, 98pp (plus 185 plates). Size: Quarto (4to). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042251.