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Photo of James Gandon. Vitruvius Hibernicus. by McPARLAND, Edward.

McPARLAND, Edward.

James Gandon. Vitruvius Hibernicus.

London, A. Zwemmer Ltd.,

£150

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4to. Publisher’s blue gilt-lettered buckram, top edge blue, photo-illustrated dust jacket; xv, [i], 222pp., b/w portrait frontispiece and 195 half-tone plates; a near fine copy in like dust jacket.

Studies In Architecture, edited by John Harris and Alastair Laing, Volume XXIV. The first illustrated study of James Gandon’s career. A pupil of Sir William Chambers, Gandon found favour in Dublin and produced many of the city’s finest neo-classical buildings, including the Custom House and the Four Courts. Outside Dublin he designed a small number of country houses, including Emo Court. He was also the co-author with John Woolfe of two further volumes of the architectural survey, Vitruvius Britannicus, begun by Colen Campbell between 1715 and 1725.

Stock number: 1155