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LEGRAND, Jacques Guillaume (1753--1808)
Essai sur l'histoire générale de l'architecture, par J. G. Legrand, ... pour servir de texte explicatif au Recueil et parallele des edifices de tout genre, anciens et modernes, ... par J. N. L. Durand, ... Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée d'une notice historique sur J. G. Legrand, avec portrait.
A Paris chez L. Ch. Soyer. Imprimerie de Chaignieau ainé, 1809.
[3], 6--310, [2] p., engr. port ; 20.3 cm. (8º)

An 'Extrait de l'Histoire Générale de l'Architecture', first published to accompany J.N.L. Durand's folio Recueil et parallèle des édifices de tout genre, 1800--01 (q.v.), was all that ever appeared of the monumental comparative history of architecture that Legrand intended to publish in at least 30 volumes. This convenient octavo reprint, though still intended to supplement Durand's folio plates, was available independently. It includes a biographical notice of Legrand by his colleague, the artist Charles Paul Landon (1760--1826). Both Soane Museum copies lack the portrait plate called for on the title-page, as do the British Library and University of Edinburgh copies.

Copy Notes One copy was bought from T. & W. Boone for 4s. on 1 July 1828. (Spiers Box).
Copy 2: 20.3 cm.

Binding Copy 1: C19th half diced-russia, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 8d., 22 December 1830. (Archive 7/15/8).
Copy 2: C19th half blue roan, blind double-rule borders, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 2633


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