Gothic Architecture Improved by Rules and Proportions in Many Grand Designs [From the personal ... Gothic Architecture Improved by Rules and Proportions in Many Grand Designs [From the personal ... Gothic Architecture Improved by Rules and Proportions in Many Grand Designs [From the personal ...

Gothic Architecture Improved by Rules and Proportions in Many Grand Designs [From the personal library of architect Anthony Salvin]

Langley, B. T.

Published by I. & J. Taylor, London, 1742
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Small Folio. 7pp., plates A, B, lxii, 4pp. Rebacked full calf with ruling and gilt lettering on black label of spine. Previous owner's name on inside of front cover (Anthony Salvin*). Measured drawings presented on 64 plates, dated 1741 and 1742, of columns, doors, windows, chimney-pieces, arcades, colonades, porticos, umbrellos, temples, and pavillions with plans, elevations and profiles, geometrically explained with a 7 page "Historical Dissertation on Gothic Architecture" added and dated 1742. Langley was an eccentric and prolific English writer and garden designer. Known for his confident self-promotions he also was influential in Britain's American colonies. Bound in at rear 4 page catalog of contemporary modern books on architecture by the the publisher Taylor. Binding heavily rubbed with scuffing, small closed tears at head of spine and dampness exposure at fore-edge and water stains throughout. Binding and interior in overall fair condition. *Anthony Salvin (1799-1881) was a renowned English architect, who gained a reputation as an expert on medieval buildings and applied this expertise to his new buildings and his restorations. He restored castles and country houses, and built a number of new houses and churches. He married his cousin Ann, daughter of the Rev. William Nesfield, rector of Brancepeth and sister of the architect William Andrews Nesfield. Bookseller Inventory # 35805

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Title: Gothic Architecture Improved by Rules and ...

Publisher: I. & J. Taylor, London

Publication Date: 1742

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: fair

Edition: First edition.

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