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PRICE, Francis (c. 1704--1753)
[Series of particular and useful observations, ... upon ... the cathedral church of Salisbury. 1753]
A series of particular and useful observations, made with great diligence and care, upon that admirable structure, the cathedral-church of Salisbury. Calculated for the use and amusement of gentlemen, and other curious persons, as well as for the assistance of such artists as may be employed in buildings of the like kind: by which they will be enabled to form a right judgment upon this, or any ancient structure, either in the Gothick or other stiles of building. By Francis Price, ...
London: printed by C. and J. Ackers; and sold by R. Baldwin, 1753.
[14], v, [1], 78, [2] p., 14 pl. (1 fold.); 28.7 cm. (4º).

An enlarged edition was published in 1774 under the title A description of that admirable structure, the cathedral church of Salisbury (q.v.). The final leaf advertises the 'Lately Published, ... Second Edition much enlarged, of The British Carpenter'. BAL, Early printed books, no. 2614; Harris and Savage 705; ESTC t93633.

Copy Notes One copy, of which edition is not known, was bought at Christie's on 17 February 1815, lot 56 for £1 13s. with three other items. (See marked up sale catalogue in Christie's archive).
Copy 2: 28.7 cm.

Binding Copy 1: Early C19th full sprinkled calf, gilt double-rule spine, red spine-label. Endpapers w/m '1801'.
Copy 2: Early C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, red spine-label. Bound by Edward Lawrence for 5s. in 1802. (Spiers Box).

Reference Number 3077


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