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PEYRE, Marie-Joseph (1730--1788)
Œuvres d'architecture de Marie-Joseph Peyre,... Nouvelle édition, augmentée d'un discours sur les monumens des anciens, comparés aux nôtres, et sur leur manière d'employer les colonnes.
A Paris chez l'éditeur, An IV. 1795.
24, [8] p., 20, [1] pl. (8 double-page) ; 55.0 cm. (2°)

First published in 1765 (q.v.). In this new edition plates 9 and 10, a plan and elevation of a 'Projet pour l'augmentation du Palais de Bourbon', were omitted and 3 plates of designs for fountains, found at the time of the elder Peyre's death, were added by his son, Antoine Marie Peyre (1770--1843). Printed on blue paper.

Copy Notes Two copies of Plate 3 are included in the present copy, bought from T. & W. Boone for £1, 2 September 1825. (Spiers Box). Bound with 14 extraneous engravings of French buildings on 13 leaves, including designs by Challe for an Arc de Triomphe and a Pont Triomphal, a 'Projet d'un Palais de Legislature' by Florentin Gilbert, dated 1790, and 7 plates of Soufflot's Pantheon, 3 of which were published by Dumont in 1781.

Binding C19th half mottled sheep, marbled-paper boards, gilt roll-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.


Reference Number 3013


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