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BOECKLER ( BOCKLER ), GEORG ANDREAS
ARCHITECTURA CURIOSA NOVA bound with THEATRUM MACHINARUM NOVUM
2 volumes in one- small folio 35x25 cms, full contemporary calf, slightly repaired. FIRST WORK - ARCHITECTURA CURIOSA NOVA, Nuremberg printed by Christoph Gerhard for Paul Furst, dedication dated 1664. Engraved titled trimmed and laid, title printed in red and black, vi, 30 pages and 4 plates, title to 2nd part, 13 pages and 44 plates, title to 3rd part, 22 pages and 116 plates (one folding, slightly torn without loss), title to 4th part, 26 pages and 36 plates. TOTAL OF 200 PLATES COMPLETE- some browning throughout but mainly to the first 2 parts leaving the spectacular plates of fountains and gardens reasonably sharp and clean.
SECOND WORK - THEATRUM MACHINARUM NOVUM, Nuremberg for Paul Furst, engraved title dated 1662, title dated 1686 (thus second Latin edition?) viii, 55 pages and 154 PLATES COMPLETE. Some general browning but generally to the text, plate 48 and the margins of the last famous fire engine plate. OVERALL A REASONABLE COPY OF BOTH OF THESE FAMOUS WORKS.
RAILWAY ARCHITECTUREBRAME, E.
LES CHEMINS DE FER DANS LES VILLES etude. Paris. 1856
Oblong folio 13x19 inches, half period calf a bit worn. Vignette title, 2 pages of text and 3 lithograph plates. Complete. Plates by G. Noel. Text described as - apres M. Brame by E. Jacqueline. Slightly spotted throughout. A fairly illegible signature on the title which is probably Brame - see photos. A very scarce title, only 2 copies found on World Cat, none on COPAC, and little or no information online or on auction records. RAILWAYS IN TOWNS.
EISENLOHR, LUDWIG & WEIGLE, CARL
ARCHITEKTONISCHE RUNDSCHAU, SKIZZENBLATTER AUS ALLEN GEBIETEN DER BAUKUNST. Stuttgart. Englehorn 1885-1898
Volumes 1-14 bound in 7- VERY HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN UNIFORM DARK MOROCCO GILT. Titles and a total of 1356 plates, with accompanying text, 7 plates coloured. In very good condition-please ask for photos.
(Please note this is an extremely heavy collection and will need extra postage if bought online)
THEATRE DESIGN AND MECHANICSFILIPPI, JOSEPH DE.
PARALLELE DES PRINCIPAUX THEATRES MODERNES DE L’EUROPE ET DES MACHINES THEATRALES. Paris 1864/1870
Two volumes with 134 plates, complete. Folio, second edition of the text/plate volume (1870) and the plate only volume dated 1864. Some very light foxing to first volume and second has light crescent shaped water stain to upper corner of the last few pages. A very good set in contemporary green morocco, raised bands, lettered in gilt, marbled boards. The definitive book on stage machinery.
DESIGNS FOR THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF SUSSEX London. for the Author. (1842)
Oblong elephant folio, period half morocco worn. Title, dedication, 4 pages, 2 page list of subscribers and 28 of 32 lithograph plates being 4 plans and 24 views. Title a bit frayed and some spotting. A sadly defective copy of a very scarce book. Only one copy listed at auction and 7 on COPAC. Despite a lucrative private practice, in the competitions for public buildings that formed such a significant feature of late Georgian architectural activity, Hopper was almost uniformly unsuccessful. Defeated by Barry in the Houses of Parliament competition, 1835-6, Hopper was one of the most persistent and percipient critics of the competition judges, setting out detailed grounds for objection in his Letter to the ... First Commissioner of his Majesty's Works (1837); pursued the controversy in Hopper versus Cust, on the ... Rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament (1837); and eventually went to the considerable expense of publishing his own designs in this large sumptuous elephant folio.
KNIGHT, HENRY GALLY (1786-1846).
SARACENIC AND NORMAN REMAINS TO ILLUSTRATE THE NORMANS IN SICILY. London. John Murray 1840
Folio 21 1/2 x 15 inches, leather bound in half period morocco, lettered on the spine and with a leather lettering label on the upper board. Lithograph title, ii, 7 pages including a list of plates and 29 lithograph and line engraved plates including 3 hand coloured - complete. Some scattered spotting throughout as usual with this work, heaviest on the title page. Henry Gally Knight (1786-1846) traveled to Normandy and Italy in the 1830s to document the architectural remains of the Normans, which resulted in several publications: An Architectural Tour in Normandy (1836); Saracenic and Norman Remains (1840); and The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Italy (1842-1844).
PARKER, JOHN HENRY.
A GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN GRECIAN, ROMAN, ITALIAN AND GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE. Fifth edition ENLARGED. Exemplified by Seventeen Hundred Woodcuts. Oxford. John Henry Parker. 1850
3 volumes octavo 9 x 5 3/4 inches. A LOVELY LEATHER BOUND SET IN FULL PERIOD LIGHT CALF GILT with contrasting red and green leather lettering labels and marbled endpapers. xi, 528 pages of text in the first volume and 103 pages in the second volume plus 136 numbered plates. The third volume with plates 137 - 264 plus 47 pages of index. A GREATLY ENLARGED FIFTH EDITION - plates with numerous images and woodcuts in the text. Minor spotting - a lovely, complete, leather bound set.
PERAU, M. L'ABBE
DESCRIPTION HISTORIQUE DE L'HOTEL ROYAL DES INVALIDES. Paris: Guillaume Desprez. 1756
Folio 17x12 inches, full contemporary green vellum, rubbed but still handsome. 104 of 108 engraved plates (many folding) - wanting the title and plates 104-108. Otherwise a reasonable copy of this collection of engraved plates- now a scarce work- PARIS L'HOTEL DES INVALIDES.
ROBINSON, PETER FREDRICK
RURAL ARCHITECTURE, OR A SERIES OF DESIGNS FOR ORNAMENTAL COTTAGES. London. Rodwell and Martin. 1823
Quarto 11x9 inches, later half calf. Title, 8 pages of introduction, text to 20 designs with the 15th design in 2 parts, COMPLETE with 96 lithograph plates. Some scattered spotting, otherwise a presentable copy of this first edition.
THE ARCHITECTURE OF FLORENCE.RUGGIERI, FERDINANDO 1691–1741.
SCELTA DI ARCHITETTURE ANTICHE E MODERNE DELLA CITTA DI FIRENZE....... Firenze. Joseph Bouchard. 1755
2 volumes folio 21 1/2 x 15 12 inches, half period red calf over boards, some wear to the boards but a reasonable period binding. Four volumes in two - volume 4 being in two parts. 4 additional engraved architectonic title pages - Studio d'Architecttura Civile. 5 titles printed in red and black (4 with vignettes of Florence and one with a vignette of the Laurentine Library). Text with vignettes and some engraved initials. List of plates to volumes 3 and 4 both parts. Illustrated with A FOLDING PLAN OF FLORENCE, 3 FINE ENGRAVED PORTRAITS - including one of Michelangelo AND 270 FINE ARCHITECTURAL PLATES (some folding) of 279 plates. Wanting 9 plates in volume 4. Architectural details of all sorts- frontages, fountains and many doors and window frames. On good thick laid paper. A GOOD, CRISP COPY OF RUGGIERI'S MAGISTERIAL WORK ON FLORENTINE ARCHITECTURE. Inspired by Domenico de' Rossi's grand three-volume survey of Rome's architecture, Studio d'architettura civile (1702-1722), Ruggieri first published his magnum opus between 1722 and 1728. He embraced de' Rossi's scheme of following an elevation of a building with a series of details and plans. The French publisher Joseph Bouchard, who lived in Florence in the 1750s, obtained Ruggieri's copperplates and succeeded in selling the resulting second edition to travellers on the Grand Tour. From the library of Sir John Randolph Leslie, 3rd Baronet 1885-1971, commonly known as Shane Leslie, was an Irish-born diplomat and writer. He was a first cousin of Sir Winston Churchill, the British war time Prime Minister. In 1908, Leslie became a Roman Catholic and supported Irish Home Rule.
WARTON, T. BENTHAM, J. GROSSE, CAPTAIN. MILNER, J. .........
ESSAYS ON GOTHIC ARCHITETURE........... and ..... A TREATISE ON THE ECCLESIASTICAL ARCHITECTURE OF ENGLAND, during the Middle Ages. London. J. Taylor. 1808 and 1881
Octavo 9 1/2 x 6 inches, handsomely leather bound in half period calf over marbled boards. TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE- first work ESSAYS ON GOTHIC ARCHITETURE, third edition xxiv, 176 pages- illustrated with 12 engraved plates. Second work A TREATISE ON THE ECCLESIASTICAL ARCHITECTURE OF ENGLAND, during the Middle Ages by J. Milner, xix, 136 pages- illustrated with 10 engraved plates. Minor spotting a good leather bound volume.
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