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Theatrum Machinarum Universale; of Nieuwe algemeene Bouw-kunde
Two vols.: text vol.: 4 p.l., 72 pp. Small 4to, later 18th-cent. half-sheep & marbled boards; plate vol.: 3 leaves of text (all engraved) & 30 finely engraved double-page plates. Large folio, cont. pink sheep-backed marbled boards (extremities with minor wear or rubbing), uncut, green leather lettering piece on spine. Amsterdam: P. Schenk, 1739. First edition of Horst's delightful work on stairs and staircases which is here complete with the exceedingly rare text volume (the plate volume does not contain any text). The plates show a large number of winding and other staircases in section, views, and ground plans. Most of them display very ornate banisters. At the end there is depicted a glazed lantern for the top of a staircase. Fine copies. Luton Library bookplate in atlas volume. This was the collection of John Crichton-Stuart (1793-1848), 2nd Marquess of Bute. ❧ Berlin Catalogue 2253. .
      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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