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SM Adam volume 43/75


[10] Design for a house, 1775, as executed with alterations


Section trough a house, as Adam volumes 43/76-77 and 73, showing three storeys, with a pitched roof, and a central top lit stairwell, containing a cantilevered staircase


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Section from A to B / of Major General Scotts house new town Edinburgh (new town Edinburgh in the hand of William Adam) and some measurements given (verso) 4 / 4

Signed and dated

  • 1775
    Adelphi May 6t. 1775.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (551 x 382)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Adam, with additions to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 12
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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