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BORGNIS, Giuseppe Antonio (ca. 1781-- 1863)
Traité élémentaire de construction appliquée a l'architecture civile; ... suivi de nombreux exemples de distribution puisés dans les plus célèbres monumens antiques et modernes, ... par M. J.-A. Borgnis, ...
Paris: Bachelier, libraire, successeur de Mme Ve Courcier, 1823.
xiii, [3], 624, 641--646 p., XXX pl. ; 26.3 cm. (4°)

Huzard-Courcier's imprint appears on the verso of the half-title. The plates, all double-page, are sometimes bound separately.

Copy Notes A copy in 'two volumes quarto' was purchased in 1831 from Priestley and Weale's Catalogue of books on architecture, 1831 (q.v.), item 54, '£3.3s. But there is are also references to a purchase in 1830 for £2 5s. (Priv. Corr.XVI.E.7.10), and to a copy of 'Borgnis Traité d'Architecture 2 toms Qto' from T. & W. Boone on 6 May 1823 for £2 14s.(Priv. Corr.XVI.E.5.5). Neither of the two copies in Soane's library can be securely identified with one of these recorded purchases.
Copy 1: Imperfect; wanting the half-title.
Copy 2: Text only, uncut and unopened. With 'Extrait Du Catalogue Des livres qui se trouvent chez Bachelier' dated 'Avril 1822', inserted at end (q.v.). Half-title inscribed in pencil with price 3. 0 0.

Binding Copy 1: C19th half russia, marbed paper boards, gilt-ruled and direct-lettered spine. Bound as one volume.
Copy 2: Original C19th green paper wrappers, original printed paper spine-label.

Reference Number 1731


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