3 June 2009
BRITTON, John (1771-1857). The Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain. London: Longman, etc., 1807-1809-1812-1814-1835.
5 volumes, 4° (280 x 215mm). 7 additional engraved titles and 359 engraved plates. (Variable spotting, sometimes heavy, throughout.) Contemporary russia, gilt borders to covers, gilt spines, marbled endpapers and edges (extremities very lightly rubbed).
FIRST EDITION of vols 1-4, second edition of vol. 5 (issued separately with its own title-page). 'From its inception the work was received as marking a new era in architectural topography' (RIBA p.238). Adams 97; RIBA 392 (vols 1-4) & 394 (vol. 5). (5)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes
Christie’s Islamic Art specialist Xavier Fournier explains all you need to know about these exquisite embroidered panels