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LEGH, Peter (fl. 1829--31)
The music of the eye; or, essays on the principles of the beauty and perfection of architecture, as founded on and deduced from reason and analogy, and adapted to what may be traced of the ancient theories of taste, in the three first chapters of Vitruvius. Written with a view to restore architecture to the dignity it had in ancient Greece. By Peter Legh, Esq. M.A.
London: printed for William Walker; James Carpenter and Son; and Priestley & Weale, 1831.
xxiii, [1], 262 p., [43] pl. ; 24.5 cm. (8º).

The author was a member of the Legh family of Lyme Hall, Cheshire. The profits of his book were to go towards building a church at or near Torkington, in the parish of Stockport, Cheshire. His preface is dated 'Norbury Booths Hall, 1829.' The forty-three plates are unnumbered but all the figures are numbered. Printed errata slip inserted at end. BAL, Early printed books, no. 1810.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting 1 pl. (fig. CII). The plate with fig. XXV and XXVI bound to face the title-page. Bought from T. and W. Boone for £1 7s. on 19 May 1831. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.18).

Binding C19th diced calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, thick-thin gilt-ruled spine, maroon spine-label. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 3s. 6d., 2 July 1831. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.16 bookbinding).

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