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LANGLEY, Batty (1696--1751)
[The city and country builder's and workman's treasury. 1756]
The city and country builder's and workman's treasury of designs: or the art of drawing and working the ornamental parts of architecture. Illustrated by upwards of four hundred grand designs, neatly engraved on one hundred and eighty-six copper-plates, ... With an appendix of fourteen plates of trusses for girders and beams, different sorts of rafters, and a variety of roofs, &c. To which are prefixed, the five orders of columns, according to Andrea Palladio; ... By B.L.
London: printed for S. Harding: and sold by B. Dod; and J. Marks, 1756.
24 p., CLXXXVI, 14 pl. ; 29.1 cm. (4º)

First edition published in 1740, with further editions in 1745 and 1750 (q.v.); this is probably the fourth edition, a straight reprint of the earlier editions. BAL, Early printed books, no. 1745; Harris and Savage 452; ESTC t162323.

Copy Notes Front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil, probably by the bookseller Thomas Boone =7s=/ 400 Designs on 186 Plates, and the cipher df.

Binding Contemporary C18th calf, gilt double-rule borders and spine, red spine-label.

Reference Number 2592


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