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Vitruvius Britannicus (4 vol)

Vitruvius Britannicus (4 vol)

$200.00

Benjamin Blom, 1967-1970

Two folios, one elephant folio, and one guidebook. Beige buckram boards with brown illustrations on the front covers. Brown lettering and labels on the spine. Endpapers illustrated with maps. The set is a three volume reprint of this monumental architectural catalog and survey that was originally done in 1715-1808, plus the new guidebook to of the series. It was the first British architectural work since Elizabethan period, and was instrumental in popularizing neo-Palladian Architecture in Britain. The set is profusely illustrated throughout with a total of 585 plates of detailed reproductions of engravings of facades and designs, as well as measured drawings and floor plans. Includes the work of architects such as Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren.

Vol.1: Vitruvius Britannicus. First Published in three volumes, London, 1715-25. (iv) 100, 100, 102 plates.

Vol.2: Vitruvius Britannicus. The hitherto unpublished "Volume The Forth", first announced London 1739. 12pp. 113 plates. [WITH] Vitruvius Britannicus, volumes four and five. First published, London 1767. 10pp. 100 plates.

Vol.3: The New Vitruvius Britannicus, volumes one and two, first published, London 1802-08. (iv) 20pp. 70 plates.

Vol.4: An Annotated and Analytic Index to the Plates. 132 pp.