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Architettura:  Con il suo Co[m]mento et Figure. Vetruvio in Volgar Lingua [I Dieci Libri dell'architettura]
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Architettura: Con il suo Co[m]mento et Figure. Vetruvio in Volgar Lingua [I Dieci Libri dell'architettura]

By Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus; Giovanni Battista Caporali (trans)

Perugia: Giano Bigazzini, 1536. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 18th century leatehr backed marbled boards, wear at corners, hinges rubbed, some mild worming, small paper adhesion to boards - quite sound overall. Old pencil notes to front endpaper, some soiling and staining to title, scattered mostly minor foxing, stains, finger soiling to pages, bottom right corner torn from page 51 not touching text. Still very good overall and a nice copy of an early Italian edition of the first 5 books of Vitruvius. (3), 131 leaves. Illustrated throughout. Brunet V 1330, Graesse V 379. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Architecture; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046565.

$3500.00

A Book of Ceilings, In the Stile of the Antique Grotesque
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A Book of Ceilings, In the Stile of the Antique Grotesque

By Richardson George

London, 1900. Later Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. Original patterneed boards, worn, cloth at front hinge split and front board nearly detached, text block loose. Light scattered browning internally. 48 plates; ca. 1900 facsimile of the original 1774 edition. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Architecture; Inventory No: 046530.

$95.00

Architectural Commonplace Books, late 18th - early 19th century (6 Volumes)
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Architectural Commonplace Books, late 18th - early 19th century (6 Volumes)

By anon

1770. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 6 volumes in half calf over marbled boards, most boards detached, minor staining here and there internally, very clean overall. Each volume filled with pasted in text and plates on mostly architectural and geographic topics from various publications like The Gentlemen's Magazine, The Everyday Magazine, etc most from Britain. Dates range from around 1770 to 1825. Volumes are titled as follows: Monuments, Castles, Bridges (65 entries in the manuscript table of contents); Monuments, Statues; Ancient Public Buildings (50 entries); Churches, Convents, Crosses (65 entries); Abbies & Churches; Cities & Towns. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Inventory No: 045691.

$600.00

Westmonasterium. or The History and Antiquities of The Abbey Church of St. Peters Westminster
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Westmonasterium. or The History and Antiquities of The Abbey Church of St. Peters Westminster

By Dart John

London: James Cole, 1723. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Original paneled calf, recently and neatly rebacked and recornered, endpapers refreshed. Scattered light foxing, browning to a few pages and plates, worming to the bottom corner of a few pages in volume 1; generally quite clean and with fine impressions of the plates. 2 engraved frontispieces (1 folding); mezzotint portrait of John Dart; 7 plates of subscribers' coats of arms; 126 engraved plate including images numbered 1-142, many with multiple images per plate. Size: Folio. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 044453.

$1750.00

The Builder's Magazine: or Monthly Companion for Architects, Carpenters, Masons, Bricklayers, &c
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The Builder's Magazine: or Monthly Companion for Architects, Carpenters, Masons, Bricklayers, &c

By Carter John

London: The Authors, 1774. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 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.

$1500.00

English Interior Woodwork of the XVI, XVII & XVIIIth Centuries. A Series of the Best and Most Characteristic Examples of Chimney-Pieces, Panelling, Staircases, Doors, Screens &c
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English Interior Woodwork of the XVI, XVII & XVIIIth Centuries. A Series of the Best and Most Characteristic Examples of Chimney-Pieces, Panelling, Staircases, Doors, Screens &c

By Tanner Henry

London: B.T. Batsford, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Original red cloth with some rubbing and spotting. Internally unmarked but occasionally loose as is typical. Text pages are completely loose from the binding, small tear to the edge of the title page. 50 plates. Size: Folio. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Inventory No: 040734.

$125.00

House & Garden: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Architecture, Gardens Decoration, Civic and Outdoor Art. Volume 5-6 January to December, 1904

By Wise, Herbert (ed.)

Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. January-December, 1904 bound up in two volumes in half red leather over red cloth. Modest wear at the edges and rubbing to the hinges and spine darkened, but still an attractively bound pair. A few minor marks and smudges to pages but generally bright and unmarked. Lovely photos throughout, many on tipped in plates. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Gardening. Inventory No: 039830.

$200.00

House & Garden: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Architecture, Gardens Decoration, Civic and Outdoor Art. Volume 11-12 January to December, 1907

By Wise, Herbert (ed.)

Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1907. Hardcover. Good Condition. January-December, 1907 bound up in half red leather over red cloth. Modest wear at the edges and rubbing to the hinges and spine darkened with a small tear to the leather at the top, but still an attractively bound volume. A few minor marks and smudges to pages but generally bright and unmarked. Lovely photos throughout. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Gardening. Inventory No: 039829.

$150.00

House & Garden: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Architecture, Gardens Decoration, Civic and Outdoor Art. Volume 15-16 January to December, 1909

By Wise, Herbert (ed.)

Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1909. Hardcover. Good Condition. January-December, 1909 bound up in half red leather over red cloth. Modest wear at the edges and rubbing to the hinges, heavy in spots - spine darkened, but still an attractively bound volume. A few minor marks and smudges to pages but generally bright and unmarked. Lovely photos throughout. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Gardening. Inventory No: 039831.

$150.00

The Ornaments of Architecture Containing Compartments, Shields, Mantlings, Foldige; Festones, Monuments for Tombs, Alphabets of Large Letters Plain and Enrich'd with the Order of Making Them. With Some New Designes for Carving and Painting Eminent Coaches

By Pricke Robert

England: Gregg Press, 1967. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine. With fifty plates. Facsimile of the 1674 edition. Small spot on cover. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Architecture; Inventory No: 038259.

$100.00

A Critical Review of the Publick Buildings, Statues and Ornaments, in and about London and Westminster

By Ralph James

England: Gregg International Publishers, 1971. Hardcover. Near Fine. Facsimile reprint of the 1734 edition; unmarked save for previous owner's name with fold out table. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Architecture; ISBN: 0576151122. Inventory No: 038250.

$75.00

Le Parnasse François, Dedié au Roi [with] Description du Parnasse François Exécuté en Bronze, a la Gloire de la France et de Louis le Grand (1760)
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Le Parnasse François, Dedié au Roi [with] Description du Parnasse François Exécuté en Bronze, a la Gloire de la France et de Louis le Grand (1760)

By Titon du Tillet M. (Édvard)

Paris: Jean-Baptiste Coignard, 1732. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good. 2 volumes: Volume 1 (1732) 832pp, xciii , vol 2 (1760) 122pp in two parts. 13 plates plus plates of the author and a frontis. 12 plates of medallions (49 medallions) in the first volume and 16 plates (the first 12 identical) in volume 2 (1760). The latter volume also has the frontis. Front hinge splitting on vol I but still firmly attached by all cords, boards more or less detached but present on the second volume. Original full calf, light chipping to spine on vol 1, heavy and spine strip loose on 2. Heavy edgewear, both volumes with armorial bookplates of M. Titon de Villotran (Titon de Tillet's great nephew) and the second with that of "General J. Doreau". The first volume has scattered light stains and marks, but is generally VG at least internally. Corrigé par l'auteur on half title with a dozen or so manuscript corrections in margins to text. There are also a few marginal additions typed and added on paper at margins as well as a few marginal repairs. The second volume shows moderate foxing, heavy to title and frontis, but generally clean. A scarce copy of a book important to French culture, and a lovely production. There were three supplements to the 1732 work, in 1743, 1755, and 1760 (as luminaries either died or gave up their art), an initial abbreviated volume (Description du Parnasse François) was published in 1727 in 12mo. ************** Titon du Tillet originally conceived of this project as an immense sculpture garden honoring the great poets, musicians and artists of Louis XIV's reign. The estimated cost of over 2 million livres forced him to terminate the project and commence this more manageable monument in print. Size: Folio. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Architecture. Inventory No: 034597.

$2500.00