A Complete Body of Architecture. Adorned with Plans and Elevations,…

A Complete Body of Architecture. Adorned with Plans and Elevations, from original Designs. In which are interspersed some Designs of Inigo Jones, never before published.

London Printed for J Rivington, L David and C Reymers, R Baldwin, W Owen, H Woodfall, W Strahan and B Collins 1767

[17] + blank + 748 + [4]pp. Engraved frontis and decorated title page and 114 plates including 14 folded, 12 with two numbers. All plates called for in the index of plates are present. Plates numbered 1-30, 30-37,37, 39, 39,39-42, 45, 47-49, 48-82, 82-83, 82-96,98-99, 101 -107,110-111,110-112,112-122. Folio ,Rebound, quarter green morocco. Raised bands, red spine label, red spine label, gold tooling. Text organised in 10 books covering different aspects of architecture and design including terms, materials, situation, orders, building types. Features particular houses including Rokeby Park in Durham, Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire, , Chesterfield House, Mayfair [demolished 1937] and other central London residences. Some pages affected slightly by worm holes, paper thinned c p21 else a very good copy. Signature of Edward Smith, Highworth on title page. The book was initially published in 1756 "at the high point of Palladianism" [ Kerry Downes] A magnificent book. Harris 907.

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