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ARUNDALE, Francis (1807--1853)
The edifices of Andrea Palladio, forming a selection from his most admired buildings, from drawings and measurements taken at Vicenza. By F. Arundale.
London: published by the author; and sold at J. Taylor's Architectural Library; Priestley & Weale's; Longman & Co's.; and R. Ackermann's, [1832].
27, [1] p., XII pl. ; 49.3 cm. (2º)

This 'humble Effort to promote an accurate knowledge of the Works of Palladio' is dedicated to Soane 'As a testimony of Admiration of his great Talents, and liberal Encouragement of the Fine Arts'. The dedication is dated 'February 1st, 1832.' The work was also intended to be a salvo fired against the Greek revivalists - for, in the author's opinion, 'the blind imitation of a Greek Temple can in no way be suited either to our climate or to our manner of living.' (Preface). Nothing came of Arundale's intention of publishing a series of similar drawings of famous buildings by other cinquecento architects as announced in an undated advertisement for the present work (q.v.) - all of which would, no doubt, have been undertaken like the present work, with the assistance of his travelling companion J.B. Atkinson, an architect of York. Instead he cast his sights much further afield, spending the next nine years (1831--39) on an extensive tour of Egypt, Greece, Italy and Palestine. BAL, Early printed books, no. 144.

Binding Stitched in original C19th buff paper wrappers, red roan spine-covering, the front wrapper printed with the title 'Select Specimens Of The Edifices Of Palladio ...' &c. headed by the price (£1 1s.) and date of publication ('February 1st, 1832').

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