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LANGLEY, Batty (1696--1751)
[The city and country builder's and workman's treasury. 1750]
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 prefix'd, the five orders of columns, according to Andrea Palladio; ... By B.L.
London: printed for and sold by S. Harding, 1750.
[2], 22 p., CLXXXVI, 14 engr. pl. ; 27.9 cm. (4º)

First edition published in 1740; this is probably the third edition, a straight reprint of the 1745 edition. BAL, Early printed books, no. 1744; Harris and Savage 451; ESTC t65500.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane / 1807. This is likely the copy of 'Lanley's Designs' bought from Thomas Boone for 4s. 6d. on 4 March 1807. (Spiers Box). An inscription in ink has been rubbed out on the front pastedown, which is also inscribed in pencil 1-10s:6; the front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil with the price =s5- and bookseller's hieroglyphs.

Binding Contemporary C18th reversed calf, blind roll-tool borders.

Reference Number 2591


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