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GORDON, George Hamilton, fourth Earl of Aberdeen (1784--1860)
An inquiry into the principles of beauty in Grecian architecture; with an historical view of the rise and progress of the art in Greece. By George, Earl of Aberdeen, K. T. &c.
London: John Murray, 1822.
[4], 217, [1] p. ; 19.0 cm. (8º)

This is an enlarged, corrected and portable version of the Earl of Aberdeen's introduction to William Wilkins' folio edition of Vitruvius, 1812. The Earl of Aberdeen was founder of the Athenian Society, and president of the Society of Antiquaries, 1812--46.

Copy Notes Bought from James Moyes for 5s. 6d., 28 May 1822. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.1; Spiers Box, Purchases through personal friends).

Binding C19th half green calf, blind triple-rule borders, gilt thin-thick-thin triple-rule spine, red morocco spine-label, red-brown paper boards.

Reference Number 2356


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