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WARE, Isaac (1704--1766)
[Complete body of architecture. 1768]
A complete body of architecture. Adorned with plans and elevations, from original designs. By Isaac Ware, Esq. ... In which are interspersed some designs of Inigo Jones, never before published.
London: printed for J. Rivington, L. Davis and C. Reymer, R. Baldwin, W. Owen, H. Woodfall, W. Strahan, and B. Collins, 1768.
[18], [92, [2], 93--116, [2], 117--120, [2], 121--748, [4], [6] p., engr. frontis, 122 [i.e. 114] pl. (13 fold.) ; 40.9 cm. (2º)

Originally published serially in 80 numbers between 1755 and 1757 with a title-page dated 1756 (q.v.). The plates and unsold stock of the first edition were sold to J. Rivington after Osborne's death in 1767, and copies were issued containing a new edition of numbers I--X and a new title-page dated 1767; by spring 1768 the whole work was being reissued in weekly parts and with a new title-page dated 1768 as here, the plates being reprinted with new numbering as regularly as was consistent with references to the plate numbers in the letterpress, and the letterpress being a mixture of reissued and reprinted sheets. See the entry in the BAL catalogue for a summary of the plate numbers. ESTC t31030; Harris and Savage, 908; BAL, Early printed books, no. 3582.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3550


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