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JONES Inigo 1573-1652 (KENT William 1685-1748)

The Designs of Inigo Jones, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Public and Private Buildings.

One of the rarest books on architecture.

JONES Inigo 1573-1652 (KENT William 1685-1748)

The Designs of Inigo Jones, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Public and Private Buildings. Benjamin White. London: At Horace's Head, Fleet-Street. 1770

Description

In modern 'Old' half calf over red marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, 1770, 2 engraved title pages (with portrait vignettes), not paginated but leaves C-H (pl list in English & French), 73 plates, 2 vignettes, 2 headers, 2 footers, 2 initial letters. 1770, tp, B-D, tp, E-G, 65 pls, 2 vignettes, 2 headers, 2 footers, 2 initial letters, + 2 engraved title pages. Some occasional learned pencil measurements, some light water stains to a few pl margins, some light edge browning, some skilfull paper repairs. But overall, a Very Good + copy. (Folio, 347*522 mm).

Bibliography

ESTC T116215. Lowndes 1037. ONeal 59b.Brunet 563.

Footnote

The first edition was published in 1727 & there was another smaller edition published in 1835.
Made up of 138 numbered plates on 99 leaves, which include 26 doubles, and 5 quads. Numbered 1-73 in the first [part & 1-64 in the second.

Jones, architect and theatre designer. And: Kent, painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings. See ODNB.

Price

£5500.00