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A Treatise of the Five Orders Of Columns in Architecture, viz. Tuscan, Doric, Ionic Corinthian and Composite, wherein The Proportions and Characters of the Members of their several Pedestals, Colums and Entablatures, are distinctly consider'd, ...

By Perrault, Claude.

London: printed by Benj. Motte. Sold by John Sturt, 1708. Folio. Two parts in one volume. First English edition. 2ff., xxipp., 2 engraved ff. of subscribers, 131pp., 2ff. Contemporary calf, rubbed. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page with vignette, engraved dedication with vignette, 6 engraved plates, 7 textual illustrations, 40 vignettes and 24 historiated initials, all by John Sturt. Colvin, p. 316; Fowler 248; Park 66; Harris 700; RIBA 2498; ESTC T114390. With two final leaves of errata and advertisements. First published in French: Paris: J. B. Coignard, 1683. .

$9500.00

Windsor, and its environs. Containing the curiosities of the town and palace, the Royal chapel of St. George, and the seats in the neigbourhood of Windsor. With a particular account of the ceremonies of the installation of the Knights of the Garter.

London: printed for Newbery and Carnan, at No. 65, the North Side of St. Paul's Church-Yard; and J. Blakeney, in Windsor, 1768. Duodecimo. [iv], 94, [ii]pp. First edition. With final leaf of addenda and errata. Below imprint in square brackets: price One Shilling. Nineteenth-century red morocco over marbled boards. With two frontispieces. ESTC T65422; Roscoe, A631 (1). With the armorial bookplate of Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk, Second Baronet, as well as his signature and acquisition date, August 1771, on title-page. ESTC records copies at the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Bodleian, Harvard, McMaster, and Northwestern (the on-line catalogue does not record it). .

$3500.00

Specimens of the Ancient Sculpture and Painting Now Remaining in England, from the Earliest Period to the Reign of Henry VIII

By Carter, John

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1838. Large folio. [vi], 148, [vi]pp. Second edition. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. With etched frontispiece and title, and 120 full-page etched plates, of which 25 are fully hand-colored, 10 washed with a single color, 2 are folding and 1 double-page. Universal Catalogue of Books on Art I, p. 238; Brunet I, 1604; Lowndes, 379-80. First published in parts between 1780 and 1794, Specimens was intended "to shew the rise and progress of sculpture and painting in England; to explain obscure and doubtful parts of history, and to preserve the portraits of great and eminent personages." Carter, a defender of the Gothic style, particularly for ecclesiastical architecture, "had the reputation of being 'Antiquity's most resolute friend.' He inveighed ceaselessly against the thoughtless destruction and misguided restoration of ancient buildings" (Colvin, 126)..

$2000.00

An ansvver to the eighth chapter of the Representer’s second part. In the first dialogue between him and his lay-friend. Licensed, March 1. 1686

By Taylor, James. [COLLECTION OF CATHOLIC CONTROVERSY PAMPHLETS]

London : printed for William Rogers, at the Sun over-against St. Dunstan’s Church, in Fleetstreet, MDCLXXXVII. [1687]. Quarto. [2], 10pp. Contemporary calf, repaired. With the armorial bookplate of Thomas Bramston of Skreens. Wing T283A. Bound with: Gother, John. The Catholic representer; Williams, John. The papist represented, and not misrepresented; Gother, John. An amicable accommodation; Sherlock, William. An ansvver to the Amicable accommodation; Gother, John. A reply to The answer of the Amicable accommodation; Gother, John. Good advice to the pulpits; Williams, John. An Apology for the Pulpits; Tenison, Thomas. A Defence of Dr. Tenison's Sermon; Gother, John. Pulpit-Sayings; Williams, John. Pulpit-Popery.

$1600.00

L'Architettura di M. Vitruvio Pollione colla traduzione Italiana e comento del Marchese Berardo Galiani ...

By Vitruvius, Marcus Pollio.

In Napoli: Nella Stamperia Simoniana, 1758. Folio. [vi], xxxii, 462pp. []3, a4-d4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Mmm4 (Mmm4 blank). Historiated woodcut initials. Quarter calf over cloth-covered boards. Bottom of spine slightly worn, lower end of upper cover bumped and a small part of the hinge cracked. With textual engravings and 25 folding plates. Lacks engraved frontispiece..

$2100.00

Del Teatro Olimpico di Andrea Palladio in Vicenza

By Montenari, Giovanni

Padova: Stamperia del Seminario, 1749. Octavo. xii, [4], 153pp. a8, A8-I8, K8, []1. Second edition. Rebound in calf. With a frontispiece portrait of Palladio and 5 folding plates. The plates show plans, interior views, with one analysing the proportions of the columns. Berlin Katalog 2803; Cicognara 767. Not in Millard, or Schlosser-Magnino..

$1500.00

The Practice of Perspective: or, an easy method of representing natural objects according to the rules of Art. A work highly necessary for Painters, Engravers, Architects

By Dubreuil, Jean

London: Printed for John Bowles ... and Carrington Bowles, 1765. Large quarto. xvi, xvi, [1], 18, [2], 19-41, [2], 42-121, [2], 122-128, [2], 129-150, [1]pp. A4, a4, C4-Z4, Aa4-Uu4. Fourth English edition. Collation and catchwords erratic. Even though signatures A4 and B4 seem to be missing and the catchword at the end of a4 seems to indicate a missing quire, there is nothing missing. Nineteenth-century red half morocco over marbled boards, slightly rubbed. With 2 folding plates and 150 copperplate engravings. Fowler 110. Stained and browned..

$500.00

Dialoghi di D. Antonio Agostini Arcivescovo di Tarracona; sopra le Medaglie, Iscrizioni, e altre Antichita; tradotti da lingua Spagnuala in Italiana da Dionigi Ottaviano Sada.

By Agostini, Antonio.

In Roma: Presso Michel'Angelo, e Pier Vincenzo Rossi, 1698. Folio. [20], 318, [30]pp. []4, +4, ++4, A4-Rr4, a4-d4. Woodcut title within architectural border. Sixth Italian edition. Contemporary vellum, respined, with original spine pasted on. Illustrated extensively with woodcuts of coins and monuments, large woodcut on Rr4 recto. Palau 4106; Cicognara 2727; Universal Catalogue of Books on Art I, p. 11; Graesse I, 252. This edition, like all later editions, includes an additional twelfth dialogue, set in Antwerp, in which the participants are André Schott, the cartographer Abraham Ortelius and the humanist Laevinus Torrentius (Lieven van der Beke), Bishop of Antwerp from 1586 to 1595..

$900.00

Ausführliche Anleitung zu der gantzen Civil-Bau-Kunst, worinnen nebst denen Lebens-Beschreibungen und der fünf Ordnungen von J. Bar. De Vignola. [Detailed guidance for civic architecture,... ]
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Ausführliche Anleitung zu der gantzen Civil-Bau-Kunst, worinnen nebst denen Lebens-Beschreibungen und der fünf Ordnungen von J. Bar. De Vignola. [Detailed guidance for civic architecture,... ]

By D'Aviler, Charles Augustin

Augsburg: Bey Johann Georg Hertel, 1747. Small quarto. [30], 402, [25]pp. )( 2, a1, b4-c4, d2, )( 3-4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Ggg4, Hhh2. Title-page in red-and-black. Third edition of L. C. Surm's German language adaptation. Contemporary calf, repaired. With 84 full-page illustrations in the text and 56 double-page plates, all with French captions, numbered sequentially 1-139 (57 used twice). In addition, there are 12 folding plates with German captions, numbered 'Fig. 1 (-12),' to illustrate Sturm's notes and small unnumbered illustrations on pp. 160 (engraved), 361 (woodcut), and 402 (woodcut). Lacks all 56 double-page plates, the last two folding plates and the second plate 57. Millard, Northern European Books I; RIBA, Early Printed Books 164 note..

$650.00