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LEWIS, James (1751-1820). Original Designs in Architecture; consisting of plans, elevations, and sections Book I [-- Book II]. London: Cooper and Graham, 1797. 2 parts in one vol., 2° (542 x 369mm). Subscribers List to both parts, Book I with 22 engraved plates by J. Roberts & T. Miller after Lewis, Book II with 40 plates, one of these folding. (Some light spotting throughout, more pronounced to first title-page and final plate.) Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt with red morocco label (rebacked, covers rubbed, extremities worn). Provenance: George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (1758-1833; coat of arms stamped in gilt to upper cover).
LEWIS, James (1751-1820). Original Designs in Architecture; consisting of plans, elevations, and sections Book I [-- Book II]. London: Cooper and Graham, 1797. 2 parts in one vol., 2° (542 x 369mm). Subscribers List to both parts, Book I with 22 engraved plates by J. Roberts & T. Miller after Lewis, Book II with 40 plates, one of these folding. (Some light spotting throughout, more pronounced to first title-page and final plate.) Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt with red morocco label (rebacked, covers rubbed, extremities worn). Provenance: George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (1758-1833; coat of arms stamped in gilt to upper cover).

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LEWIS, James (1751-1820). Original Designs in Architecture; consisting of plans, elevations, and sections Book I [-- Book II]. London: Cooper and Graham, 1797. 2 parts in one vol., 2° (542 x 369mm). Subscribers List to both parts, Book I with 22 engraved plates by J. Roberts & T. Miller after Lewis, Book II with 40 plates, one of these folding. (Some light spotting throughout, more pronounced to first title-page and final plate.) Contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt with red morocco label (rebacked, covers rubbed, extremities worn). Provenance: George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (1758-1833; coat of arms stamped in gilt to upper cover).

FIRST EDITION OF BOOK II, SECOND EDITION 'WITH CORRECTIONS' OF BOOK I. A fervent neo-classicist, Lewis acknowledges in the Preface to Book II that he had an 'an attachment, bordering on superstition, to the venerable ruins of Greece and Italy'. His impressive list of subscribers is headed by Catherine the Great of Russia. Harris 495; cf. RIBA 1885.

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