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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 233

    CAMPBELL, Colen (d.1720). Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect, containing The Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Regular Buildings, both Publick and Private, in Great Britain. [London: Sold by the author, n.d.]-1731. Volumes I - III only (of 5), 2° (458 x 294mm). 3 engraved titles, engraved dedication in vol.I, parallel text in English and French. Vol.I: 84 engraved plates and plans, including 14 double-page or folding [each numbered as 2 or 3], numbered from 3 - 100; vol. II: 75 engraved plates and plans numbered from 2-100; vol. III: title printed in red and black, 74 engraved plates and plans numbered 3-100 (?vol. III lacking dedication leaf, one plate torn without loss, occasional light browning and staining). Contemporary calf (rebacked, rubbed and scuffed). Archer 32; Berlin Kat. 2329; Fowler pp.62-64; Harris 101. (3)

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    CAMPBELL, Colen (d.1720). Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect, containing The Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Regular Buildings, both Publick and Private, in Great Britain. [London: Sold by the author, n.d.]-1731. Volumes I - III only (of 5), 2° (458 x 294mm). 3 engraved titles, engraved dedication in vol.I, parallel text in English and French. Vol.I: 84 engraved plates and plans, including 14 double-page or folding [each numbered as 2 or 3], numbered from 3 - 100; vol. II: 75 engraved plates and plans numbered from 2-100; vol. III: title printed in red and black, 74 engraved plates and plans numbered 3-100 (?vol. III lacking dedication leaf, one plate torn without loss, occasional light browning and staining). Contemporary calf (rebacked, rubbed and scuffed). Archer 32; Berlin Kat. 2329; Fowler pp.62-64; Harris 101. (3)


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