30 April 2008
HALFPENNY, William (d. 1755). Twelve Beautiful Designs for Farm-houses. London: Robert Sayer, 1759.
4° (256 x 208mm). 12 engraved plates. (Lightly browned). Contemporary half calf and comb-marbled boards (rubbed). Second edition, the first of four collections of designs for large farm houses and parsonages intended to appeal to 'gentlemen of middling fortune'. Scarcer than the first edition, ESTC recording 4 copies, all in North America. Archer 138.1; Harris 319; cf. BAL/RIBA 1452.
PARKER, Thomas Netherson (fl. 1801-1837). An Essay on the Construction, Hanging and Fastening of Gates. London: C. Whittingham for Lackignton, Allen, 1804. 8° (232 x 136mm). 6 foldign aquatint plates by F. Eginton, Birmingham. (Some spotting to text.) Contemporary half calf (lightly rubbed). Second edition. BAL/RIBA 2438.
Together with Joseph Halfpenny's Gothic Ornaments in the Cathedral Church of York (York, 1795), some waterstaining and spotting to plates. BAL/RIBA 1433. (3)
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