BUSBY, Charles Augustine. A Series of Designs for Villas and Country Houses. Adapted with economy to the comforts and elegancies of modern life. London: T.Bensley for J.Taylor, 1808. 4°. 24 engraved plates printed in brown, 14 with aquatint, after Busby. (Some light marginal spotting.) FIRST EDITION. Cf. Abbey Life 10 (1835 edition).
C.A.BUSBY. A Collection of Designs for Modern Embellishments suitable to parlours, dining & drawing rooms, folding doors, chimney pieces, varandas, frizes, &c. London: J.Taylor, [n.d., watermarked 1805-1807]. 4°. Engraved throughout. hand-coloured aquatint title, 24 plates (18 aquatints, 12 with hand-colouring; 6 engravings, 2 with hand-colouring), all after Busby. Cf.Abbey Life 9 (ca.1833 edition). [And:] Joseph GANDY. The Rural Architect; consisting of various designs for country buildings. London: B.McMillan for John Harding, 1805. 4°. 42 aquatint plates after Gandy. (Plates XXXVIII-XLII misbound at the end of the first work, outer margins shaved with occasional slight loss to numbering.)
3 works in one volume, (295 x 233mm). Contemporary mottled calf gilt (scuffed, joints weak). Provenance: Sarah Sophia Child, Countess of Jersey (wife of the fifth Earl, armorial bookplate, later pencilled note 'Osterley Library'). A FINE SELECTION, WITH A DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE. The third work is in effect a continuation of Gandy's Designs for Cottages, as the the author makes clear in the 'Advertisement'.