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GWILT, Joseph (1784--1863)
A cursory view of the origin of caryatides, addressed to John Britton, Esq. F.S.A., Hon. Sec. to the Club of Architects and Antiquaries of London by Joseph Gwilt, architect.
London: printed for the author, 1822.
16 p., [1] litho frontis. pl. ; 20.8 cm. (8°)

'Printed by J. Moyes, Greville Street.' (p.[2]). To judge from his dedicatory letter to Britton (dated 'Jan. 1, 1822'), Gwilt intended this piece to be circulated for comment amongst the members of the Architects' and Antiquaries' Club. It was subsequently incorporated in the introductory essay on Grecian architecture published in Gwilt's edition of Chambers' Treatise, 1825.

Copy Notes Title-page inscribed in ink with the author's Re (remainder cropped).

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label lettered 'Randall On The Dry Rot &c &c'., numbered '23' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 6d., 28 February 1832. (Archive 7/16/29).

Reference Number 2401


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