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PATTE, Pierre (1723--1814)
Mémoires sur les objets les plus importans de l'architecture. Par M. Patte, ... Ouvrage enrichi de nombre de planches gravées en taille-douce.
A Paris chez Rozet, libraire, 1769.
[8], 375, [1] p., XXVII pl. (25 fold.) ; 27.9 cm. (4º)

One of the first textbooks of civil engineering. Soane made forty pages of notes translating passages on methods and materials of construction in August 1813. (Archive 1/76; see also 1/90/12, 13 & 27). See Watkin, Soane, pp. 152--155. BAL Early printed books, no. 2465.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting pl. V. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane. With definitions of terms in French and a few diagrams in ink in the margins.

Binding C18th mottled calf, gilt-tooled spine, morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2977


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