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FISCHER VON ERLACH, Johann Bernhard (1656--1723)
[Entwurff einer historischen Architectur. English. 1737]
A plan of civil and historical architecture, in the representation of the most noted buildings of foreign nations, both ancient and modern: ... display'd in eighty-six double folio-plates, finely engraven, ... divided into five books. ... By Mr. John Bernhard Fischer, of Erlach; ... First published at Leipzig, with the explanations of all the plates, in German and French, ... and now faithfully translated into English, with large additional notes; by Thomas Lediard, Esq; ... The second edition.
London: published at the expence of the translator, and to be had only at his house; and during the sessions of Parliament at the Pamphlet Shop, in the Court of Requests, 1737.
[4], 28 p., engr. frontis., engr. map, XX, XV, XV, XXI, 13 engr. pl. (3 fold.) ; 43 cm. (2°)

Although calling itself the second edition, this is a reissue with cancelled title-page of the English edition printed in Leipzig in 1730 and brought to this country in sheets. At the time the translator, Thomas Lediard was residing in Germany as Secretary to His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary in Lower Saxony; he returned to England shortly after 1730. The plates, captioned in German and French, were first published in Vienna, 1719 with letterpress in German and French, and reprinted in Leipzig, 1725 (q.v.) with French letterpress only. ESTC t95720; Harris and Savage, 228; BAL, Early printed books, no. 1068.

Copy Notes Deckle edges. Bought on 20 February 1786. (Account Book 1781--6).

Binding C19th blue paper boards, backed in white paper. Spine lettered in ink 'Fischers/ Archi-/tecture'. Given 'new covering' by Josiah Taylor for 1s on 12 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1).

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