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CAMERON, Charles (c. 1743--1812)
[Baths of the Romans explained and illustrated. 1775]
The baths of the Romans explained and illustrated. With the restorations of Palladio corrected and improved. To which is prefixed, an introductory preface, pointing out the nature of the work. And a dissertation upon the state of the arts during the different periods of the Roman empire. By Charles Cameron, architect.
London: printed for S. Leacroft; and J. Matthews, 1775.
[2], iv, 65, [3], iv, 68 p., engr. frontis., engr. dedic., II--LXXV [i.e. 76] pl. (some fold.) : etch. illus. ; 57.5 cm. (2°)

Another issue of the sheets of the original 1772 edition (q.v.) with a reprinted English title-page reading as before except for the new imprint. The French title-page is dated 1772. None of the errors noted in the errata slip (present in the copy of the 1772 edition described above but not here) have been corrected. The etched view of the 'Exædra in Titus's Baths' (head-piece, p. 53, English text) now doubles as a vignette on the English title-page. ESTC n32918; Harris and Savage 96; BAL, Early printed books, no. 530.

Copy Notes One of the two editions in Soane's library was purchased from Faulder for £5 on 24 November 1794. (Journal 2, p. 360).

Binding C18th half calf, gilt-rule border, marbled-paper boards, red spine-label.

Reference Number 1838


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