1998. Item #A6356
Middleton, Robin, et al. British Books: Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries (The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, vol. 2). NY: Braziller for the National Gallery of Art 1998. 392p, many large ills. Near fine hardcover (top fore-edges slightly dusty) in near fine d.j. ** The 97 books catalogued here "trace the origins and development of architectural illustration in Britain [and are] particularly rich in the eighteenth century." Includes the grand folio albums documenting antiquity, construction manuals, ornament patterns, surveys of individual monuments, views, topographical studies, and the like by Adam, Chippendale, Repton, Wren, and their fellow designers. Detailed collations and long entries; handsomely designed and printed. Heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering. (In print at $90.00).