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KRAFFT, Jean Charles (1764--1838)
Plans, coupes et élévations de diverses productions de l'art de la charpente exécutées tant en France qu dans les pays étrangers; recuillis et publiés par J. Ch. Krafft, ...
A Paris chez l'auteur. Levrault, Schoell et Compagnie. A Strasbourg, chez Levrault et Compagnie. De l'imprimerie de Levrault, 1805.
4 pts ; 52 cm. (2º)
Pt 1: [4], 25, [1] p., engr. frontis., engr. dedic., XXX [i.e. 31] pl. (2 fold.)
Pt 2: 27, [1] p., 80 [i.e. 82] pl. (2 fold.)
Pt 3: 18 p., 63 pl. (2 fold.)
Pt 4: 9, [1] p., 28 pl. (6 fold.)

Part 1 has a bis plate XXVII; part 2 has bis plates 34 and 36. The misnumbered plates in part 2 recorded in the BAL copy are here numbered correctly, as is plate 61 in part 3. Part 3 plates 54, 56 misnumbered 44, 6. BAL Early printed books, no. 1693.

Copy Notes Imperfect; part 2 wanting plates 55 and 57. Part 1 plate XV annotated by Soane in pencil with the key to the figures transcribed from p. 14; plates XIX--XXVI with marginal notes or captions. Part 2 plate 39 (a double plate) has a scrap of paper with a cropped unidentifiable ink figure inserted as bookmark. This is probably the copy of 'Kraffts Carpentry' bought from Josiah Taylor for 14 guineas on 11 September 1813. (Spiers Box).

Binding C19th brown paste-paper boards rebacked in later goatskin. Two large pieces of the original paste-paper spine with paper spine-label lettered in ink, backed with letterpress from a work on French idiom, inserted at part 3 p. 18.

Reference Number 6487


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