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BRITTON, John (1771--1857)
[Architectural antiquities. Vol. 5, pt 1]
Chronological and historical illustrations of the antient architecture of Great Britain. Containing a series of engravings, of views, plans, elevations, sections, and details, of all the various classes of buildings, and styles of architecture, that have successively prevailed, at different periods, in Great Britain. Accompanied by historical and descriptive accounts of entire edifices, and of their component parts. By John Britton, ... Vol.I.--Part I.
London:, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; J. Taylor; and the author,, 1820.
iv p., [41] pl. ; 34.3 cm. (4°)

Volume I only, large paper copy. Published in numbers, this 'part' containing five of ten numbers each containing eight plates. The first number appeared in August 1818; though the second part was promised to be finished by Christmas 1820, the tenth number did not appear until 1825. The series was intended to form a supplement to the four volumes of Britton's Architectural antiquities of Great Britain, 1807--1826 and was issued both separately and as vol. V of that work (q.v.). See BAL, Early printed books, no. 393.

Binding Original brown paper boards, the upper cover with a printed-paper label reading 'Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain. ...', printed-paper spine label reading 'Britton's Chronological History of Antient English Architecture. ... Large Paper £5.5s.'

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