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MORRIS, Robert (1701--1754)
[Rural architecture. 1755]
Select architecture: being regular designs of plans and elevations well suited to both town and country; ... from the plain town-house to the stately hotel, and in the country from the genteel and convenient farm-house to the parochial church. With suitable embellishments. Also bridges, baths, summer-houses, &c. to all which such remarks, explanations and scales are annexed, that the comprehension is rendered easy, and subject most agreeable. Illustrated with fifty copper plates, quarto. By Robert Morris, ...
London: sold by Robert Sayer, 1755.
[12],8 p, 50 pl. ; 28.3 cm. (4º)

First published in 1750 as Rural architecture. With a list of subscribers. Title-page printed in red and black. Harris and Savage 575; BAL, Early printed books, no. 2202.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting [8] page 'Introduction' and plates 9 and 14. Bought from W. Boone for 7s. 6d. on 13 February 1822. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.8). Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper and on title-page John Carr/1758. Containing 8 designs by John Carr - plans and elevations of country houses, arched entrances and an obelisk - on the endpapers and versos of the plates, mostly in pen. For particulars see Concise Catalogue of Drawings. Volumes, Vol. 10. See also Colvin, p. 217. Laid down on back pastedown-endpaper an engraving by E. Rooker of Middlesex Hospital by James Paine.

Binding Contemporary C18th half sheep, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 2832


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