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WRIGHTE William (fl. 1767)
Grotesque architecture, or rural amusement; consisting of plans, elevations, and sections, for huts, retreats, summer and winter hermitages, terminaries, Chinese, Gothic, and natural grottos, cascades, baths, mosques, moresque pavilions, grotesque and rustic seats, green houses, &c. many of which may be executed with flints, irregular stones, rude branches, and roots of trees. The whole containing twenty-eight new designs, with scales to each. To which is added, an explanation, with the method of executing them. By William Wrighte, architect. A new edition.
London: printed for I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, 1790.
14, [2] p., etch. frontis., 28 pl. ; 23.6 cm. (8º)

Wrighte's successful collection of follies and garden structures was first published in 1767. Probably in fact the third edition; see notes to BAL, Early printed books, no, 3722 for an account of the publication history. The final leaf contains a list of books on architecture printed for I. and J. Taylor. BAL, Early printed books, no. 3723; Harris and Savage 953; ESTC n17932.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-page John Soane.

Binding C19th half calf, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards, maroon morocco spine-label. Probably bound by Edwin Hutchinson.

Reference Number 3646


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