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PARKYNS, George Isham (ca. 1750--ca. 1820)
Six designs for improving and embellishing grounds. With sections and explanations. By G.J. Parkyns, Esq.
London: printed for I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, No. 56 High Holborn, 1793.
iv, 20 p., [11] pl. ; 44.5 cm. (2º)

Issued as the second part of a bound volume with Soane's Sketches in architecture, 1793 (here catalogued separately, q.v.), with separate pagination and register and a separate title-leaf as above. The publisher's catalogue which accompanies the Soane copy of both works offers the two works as a single volume sold at £2 12s. 6d., and a general title-leaf covering the two works is known in a single copy at Harvard. Josiah Taylor issued a second edition of both works in 1798 (see Abbey, Life, 74 and ESTC n25077), which is not in the Soane Museum. Parkyns is recorded as an artist and aquatintist who worked in America during the 1790s. Harris and Savage 843; Millard II, 77; BAL, Early printed books, no. 3099; ESTC t102003.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Bound (2) as issued with Soane's Sketches in architecture, 1793 (q.v.), and I. and J. Taylor's Catalogue of modern books on architecture (q.v.).
Copy 2: 44.3 cm. Bound as copy 1 with Soane's Sketches in architecture and the Taylor catalogue.
Copy 3: 44.5 cm. Bound as copy 1 with Soane's Sketches in architecture and the Taylor catalogue. The title-page has been repaired.

Binding Copy 1: C19th quarter olive calf, green morocco corners, gilt-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt roll-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.
Copy 2: C19th quarter olive calf, green morocco corners, gilt-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt roll-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.
Copy 3: C19th quarter olive calf, green morocco corners, gilt-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt roll-tooled spine, spine-label lost.

Reference Number 2963


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