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LAING, David (1774--1856)
Hints for dwellings: consisting of original designs for cottages, farm-houses, villas, &c. plain and ornamental; with plans to each: in which strict attention is paid to unite convenience and elegance with econonmy. Including some designs for town houses. By D. Laing, architect and surveyor. Elegantly engraved, in aqua-tinta, on thirty-four plates, with appropriate scenery.
London: printed by S. Gosnell, for J. Taylor, 1800.
15, [1] p., 34 pl. ; 31.5 cm. (4°)

Laing was articled to Soane in 1790 and remained in his office until 1796. This is the first state with the author's address at the end of the preface, Thanet Place/Temple Bar/7, supplied in manuscript and plate 25 misnumbered 20; plate 6, which in some early states was misnumbered 7, is corrected here. The plates, printed in sepia, are engraved plans and aquatint elevations. BAL, Early printed books, no. 1715; ESTC t90189.

Copy Notes Three copies. All are unopened and have a copy of J. Taylor, A catalogue of modern books on architecture (q.v.), 4 pp., bound as issued at the end.

Binding Copy 1: Early C19th quarter white paper, marbled-paper boards and publisher's printed red paper label reading 'Laing's Cottages, &.c.'
Copy 2: As copy 1.
Copy 3: As copy 1.

Reference Number 4172


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