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CRUNDEN, John (ca. 1745--1835)
Convenient and ornamental architecture, consisting of original designs, for plans, elevations, and sections: beginning with the farm house, and regularly ascending to the most grand and magnificent villa; calculated both for town and country, and to suit all persons in every station of life. ... By John Crunden, architect. The whole elegantly engraved on seventy copper-plates, by Isaac Taylor.
London: printed for the author, and Henry Webley, 1767.
viii, iv, 26 p., 70 [i.e. 56] pl. (12 fold.) ; 26.4 cm. (4°)

First edition of "the most successful pattern book of town and country house designs of the period, indeed of the century": six further editions are recorded between 1770 and 1815. (See Harris and Savage, p. 171.) Fourteen of the plates bear two numbers each. BAL, Early printed books, no. 759; Harris and Savage 159; ESTC t122803.

Binding C18th reversed calf, blind-tooled borders and floral corner ornaments, red spine-label.

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