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London, R. Sayer and J. Brindley, 1750.FIRST EDITIONS, 1750 - 51, parts 1 - 3 only of 4, lacks part 4, ex library copy, each part has its own title page. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, FIRST PART, NEW DESIGNS FOR CHINESE TEMPLES, TRIUMPHAL ARCHES, GARDEN SEATS, PALINGS ETC, 14 engraved plates numbered 2 - 14, engraved title page counted as plate 1, no text required for first part, PART TWO, NEW DESIGNS FOR CHINESE BRIDGES, TEMPLES, TRIUMPHAL ARCHES, GARDEN SEATS, PALINGS, OBELISKS, TERMINI'S ETC., pages: [4], 5 - 8, letterpress title page, preface, 4 pages of text, 14 plates numbered 15 - 28, 4 folding. PART THREE, NEW DESIGNS FOR CHINESE DOORS, WINDOWS, PIERS PILASTERS, GARDEN SEATS, GREEN HOUSES, SUMER HOUSES, ETC., pages: [1], 3 - 8 (letterpress title page, list of plates and advert leaf), 16 plates, numbered 29 - 44, 7 folding, rebound in full crimson morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt and blind decoration to edges of covers, new endpapers, housed in a plain crimson cloth slip case. Library stamp to top of first title page, lower margin of title page and page 8, and blank side of 1 plate in Part Two, and the blank side of last plate in Part Three, a few small pale ink numbers to blank side of first title page, no other library marks, pale age - browning to pastedowns and endpapers, edges of a few folding plates slightly dusty where slightly protruding, otherwise a very clean copy. See: Lowendahl collection, page 212 for the 1752 edition with new title: "This is apparently the first English pattern - book entirely devoted to chinoiserie". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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