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ALDRICH, Henry (1648--1710)
[Elementa architecturae civilis. English. 1824]
The elements of civil architecture, according to Vitruvius and other ancients and the most approved practice of modern authors, especially Palladio. By Henry Aldrich, ... Translated by the Rev. Philip Smyth, ... Third edition.
Oxford printed by W. Baxter, for J. Parker: and Geo. B. Whittaker, London, 1824.
viii, 151, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., LV pl.; 22.7cm. (8°)

This edition was first printed in 1789, with text in Latin and English, as Elementa architecturae civilis; a 'second edition' - reprinting, like this, the English text only - had appeared in 1818. The anonymous introduction was written by the author's nephew, George Aldrich M.D. BAL, Early printed books, no. 68.

Copy Notes Purchased from J. Williams for 5s. 6d. on 15 September 1830. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.6). It is noted in Christie's Revett sale, 26--27 June 1804 (q.v.), that Soane bought the 1789 Latin and English edition for 1 guinea (lot 12), but no copy of it is now in the Soane Museum.

Binding Original C19th full grey paper boards with printed label on spine.

Reference Number 1594


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