An Historical Essay on Architecture An historical essay on architecture by the late Thomas Hope. Illustrated from drawings by him made in Italy and Germany
London John Murray  1836?
2nd edition. Two volumes with Analytical Index  at rear of Vol. 1. xx, 525, verso errata, (iv), 90; xii, [98 plates]. Marbled edges. Volume One contains the essay and Volume Two contains the illustrations. Illustrated from drawings made by him in Italy and Germany. With Ninety-Seven Plates, collated, Green gilt ruled morocco. Prize binding. In gilt lettering inscribed on the upper boards of both volumes "Present by the Architectural Society London to Mr G A Burn for the best essay 4th June 1839." Slight variation in colour between volume I and volume 2. Good copy. Paper repair to title page professionally executed and text unaffected. Second volume of plates good but a few images have finger marks on them. Published posthumously. Good and robust set.The only complete surviving structure built by Hope is the Deepdene mausoleum.