BRISEUX, Charles Étienne (1660-1754). L'Art de Bâtir des Maisons de Campagne. Paris: Prault, 1743. 2 volumes, 4° (284 x 216mm). 260 engraved plates, mainly folding. Contemporary cat's-paw calf, gilt-tooled spines (a little worn), morocco lettering-pieces. Brunet I: 1261; Fowler 68; Millard 41.
[C.E. BRISEUX] Architecture Moderne ou L'Art de Bien Bâtir pour toutes sortes de personnes. Paris: Claude Jombert, 1728. 2 volumes, 4° (279 x 211mm). Engraved frontispiece in volume I, double-page engraved title in volume II, 112 engraved plates and tables, most double-page or folding. Contemporary blue morocco, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco lettering-pieces. Provenance: 2nd Marquess of Bute (Luton Library bookplate).
A HANDSOME SET OF THESE TWO WORKS. Although attributed to Briseux, the Architecture Moderne is probably a compilation by Jombert. The second volume consists of elevations and internal plans ('distributions') of a wide variety of houses, including buildings of mixed residential and commercial use. Berlin Kat. 2397; Cicognara 482; Fowler 67; Millard 40. (4)