The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs: Or the Art of Drawing and Working The Ornamental Parts of Architecture. Illustrated by upwards of Four-Hundred grand Designs, neatly engraved on One hundred and Eighty-six Copper Plates, for Piers, Gates, Doors, Windows, Niches ... Chimney Pieces, Pavements, Frets Gulochi’s, Pulpits, Types, Altar Pieces, Monuments, ... Stone Tables, Book-Cases, Cielings, and Iron Works. ... With an Appendix of Fourteen Plates of Trusses for Girders and Beams, different Sorts of Rafters, and a Variety of Roofs, &c. To which are prefix’d, The Five Orders of Columns, according to Andrea Palladio; whose Members are proportioned by Aliquot Parts, in a more easy manner than has yet been done. ... By B.L.
4to. Handsomely bound in contemporary full gilt-ruled tree calf, sometime expertly rebacked to match, the spine divided into six compartments with raised bands, the second compartment with a red morocco and gilt label, gilt turn-ins, all edges red, marbled endpapers sometime renewed to match the original ones; 1f. (title-page, verso, introduction and a note on the plates of the appendix), 22pp. +186 engraved plates numbered I-CLXXXVI, and a further fourteen plates, not present in the first edition, numbered 1-14; very light bumping to the corners of the boards, the engraved plates bright and clean.
Provenance: Edward Lascelles (1740-1820), 1st Earl of Harewood, with his engraved bookplate to the front pastedown.
Second enlarged edition.
Stock number: 1381