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WILKINS, William. SIGNED COPY.:
PROLUSIONES ARCHITECTONICAE; or, Essays on Subjects connected with Greek and Roman Architecture. Signed by author.
London, John Weale, 1837.. FIRST EDITION 1837, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, 4to, approximately 320 x 250 mm, 12½ x 9¾ inches, 17 engraved architectural plates including frontispiece, pages: iv, 128, bound in contemporary half red morocco over marbled sides, spine gilt lettered and decorated, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The third blank endpaper is inscribed: "To the Marquess of Lansdowne etc., etc., etc., from the Author". Small cracks at head and tail of upper hinge and at head of lower hinge, head of spine slightly rubbed with loss of gilt (5 mm, ¼"), a little spotting to leather on covers, marbled paper slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn with board showing, small scrape to surface on top corner of upper cover, shelf wear to edges, armorial bookplate and small printed name label on front pastedown, small inscription dated 1956 on 2nd blank endpaper, frontispiece heavily foxed, foxing and image lightly offset onto title page, pale foxing to all plates, mainly to margins, 3 text pages adjacent to plates lightly browned, pale foxing to 1 text page, otherwise contents clean. A good copy, binding tight and firm. William Wilkins RA (1778 1839) was a celebrated English architect, classical scholar and archaeologist, renowned for many buildings in London and Cambridge. After studying at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, he toured Greece, Asia Minor, and Magna Græcia in Italy between 1801 and 1804. He published researches into both Classical and Gothic architecture, becoming one of the leading figures in the English Greek Revival of the early 1800s. He desig … [Click Below for Full Description]
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