CHAMBERS, Sir William (1726-1796). Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, Dresses, Machines, and Utensils. London: for the Author, Messrs. Dodsley, etc., 1757. 2° (562 x 380mm). Uncut. Title, dedication leaf, 2pp subscriber's list, 4pp preface, 19pp text. 21 engraved plates by P.Foudrinier (13), C.Grignon (3), P.Sandby (1) and others. (Some light spotting.) Later green half morocco by Batsford (some light soiling and scuffing). FIRST EDITION. Harris 113; cf. Fowler 85 (French text); cf. Colas 592 (with parallel French and English title and text).
Sir William CHAMBERS. A Treatise on Civil Architecture.. London: J. Haberkorn for the Author, 1759. 2° (515 x 360mm). Title, dedication leaf, 2pp subscriber's list, 4pp preface, 85pp text, directions to the binder on verso of final text leaf. 50 engraved plates by J. Fougeron, P. Fourdrinier, C. Grignon and others after Chambers, James Gandon and G.B.Cipriani. (Light old dampstain to lower outer blank margins, visible on about half of the plates, occasional light browning of plates.) Contemporary mottled calf gilt (rebacked, original spine laid-down). Provenance: Sir Thomas Seabright (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Fowler 86; Harris 122. (2)