Architecture Civile des Environs de Paris: Recueil d'architecture civile, contenant les plans coupes et élévations des chateaux, maisons de campagne, et habitations rurales, jardins anglais, temples, chaumières, kiosques, ponts, etc. situés aux environs de Paris'.Recueil d'architecture civile/ [Collection of Civil Architecture: containing plans, sections and elevations of castles, country houses, and rural dwellings, English gardens, temples, thatched cottages, kiosks, bridges, etc., located around Paris and in the neighbouring departments, with the interior decorations, and the detail concerning the beautification of the gardens]
Paris J L Scherff 1812
Initially published in 20 parts. This copy bound. Folio, recent quarter calf with gilt rulings, original marbled boards, new end papers. 120 b/w engraved plates including one double page one. Introduction in three languages, German, French and English. Features the work of contemporary architects including Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Julien-David LeRoy, and François-Joseph Belanger. Some foxing to title page and prelims. Plates in very good condition but some pages a little browned. Very good source for country houses and their elements in and around Paris.