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Architectual Precedents; With Notes and Observations
London: John Williams, Library of Fine Arts, 1841. First edition.. Hardback. Large thick 8vo. (9.25 x 6 inches). pp.v, (and thereafter, pagination for each of the 8 parts). No. 1: Preliminary Observation on Specification, Drawings, &c., of Second-Rate Buildings, pp.36; No. 2: Parochial Buildings, Plans, Elevations, Quantities for Saint Olave's Girls'-School, pp.32. No. 3: Prisons, Drawings & Specification for Spilsby Gaol and Sessions-House [erected] by H. E. Kendall, Architect, 118. No. 4: Railway Works, Drawings, Specification, Quantities, &c., of the Bromsgrove Depot & Engine Factory [ . . .] for the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway Company, 1840, pp.64. No. 5: Drawings, Specification, Prices, Quantities, &c. of the Chamberlain Hospital, erected at Bedworth, Near Coventry, pp.67. No. 6: Plans for Repairs & Alterations, &c., pp.25. No. 7: Specifications of the Steam Kitchen Apparatus and Fittings at the Reform Club-House, Pall Mall [. . .], 1840, pp.36. No. 8: Churches, Elevation and Specification of the New National Church, erected in Regent-Square, Gray's-Inn-Road [. . . ] 1824, pp.48. An Essay on Architectual Practice, pp.37-179, as published (no missing pages). B/w engraved frontis of the New National Church, tissue guard. No. 1: 5 plates. No. 2: 8 plates. No. 3: 9 plates, including 1 folding. No. 4: 11 plates. No. 5: 11 plates, including 2 folding. No. 6: 3 figures in text. No. 7: 1 plate, folding. no. 8: 1 plate (frontis). Architectual Practice, Building Act, 6 figures, 2 full page. 55 images, including 46 plates and 9 figures, as called for. There are a few b/w illusts in text, not listed among the plates. Publisher's cloth gilt, stamped in blind to upper and lower covers, rubbed and marked. Rebacked, spine relaid, sewing mended. Original coated yellow endpapers, with ink stamp to ffep. 'J ROUND 18'. Light spotting to prelims and extrems. Light uneven spotting to engraved plates, printed on spongy paper. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. This digital image depicts blotches that are not so apparent to natural eyesight. A Very Good copy. Heavy book, requiring extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.
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