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CHAMBERS, Sir William (1723--1796)
[Treatise on civil architecture. 1768]
A treatise on civil architecture, in which the principles of that art are laid down, and illustrated by a great number of plates, accurately designed, and elegantly engraved by the best hands. ... By William Chambers, ... The second edition.
London: printed by J. Dixwell. To be had at the author's house in Berner Street, Oxford Road; likewise of Cadell, Nourse, and Wilson; Durham; R. Dodsley; Sayer; and Webley, 1768.
[4], iv, 86 p., [50] pl. ; 58.0 cm. (2°)

First published in 1759 (q.v.). ESTC t176681; Harris and Savage 123; BAL, Early printed books, no. 599.

Copy Notes Bookseller's code in pencil on rear pastedown. Scrap of late C18th/early C19th paper inserted as bookmark at the plate captioned 'Ornaments for Circular Coved Ceilings &c.'.

Binding C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, black leather spine-label.

Reference Number 1879


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