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LANGLEY, Batty (1696--1751)
[Ancient architecture restored. 1741]
Ancient architecture, restored, and improved, by a great variety of grand and usefull designs, entired new in the Gothick mode for the ornamenting of buildings and gardens exceeding every thing that extant. Exquisitely engraved on LXIV large quarto copper plates and printed on superfine royal paper By Batty and Thomas Langley ... N B The editors being at great expence to compleat the first part, containing thirty two plates; encouragers are humbly desired to pay 7s=6 on receiving this first part, and 7s=6 more on receiving the last part, which will contain thirty two plates more with title page &c that will peremptorily be delivered in July 1742
[London]: [1742].
Engr. t.- pl., XXXII pl. ; 29.2 cm. (4º)

First issue, first part only. Issued without the text. The first complete edition as called for on the title-leaf appeared with dedication leaves, list of subscribers and 'A Dissertation' by Batty Langley dated August 16th, 1742 (q.v.). See BAL, Early printed books, no. 1726; Harris and Savage 409; ESTC t114212.

Binding C19th full calf, blind five-rule borders with floral corner ornaments in blind, gilt-ruled spine, dark green spine-label.

Reference Number 2590


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