GIBBS, James (1682-1754). A Book of Architecture containing Designs of Buildings and Ornaments. London: 1728.
2° (488 x 373mm). Title, dedication, 28pp text including 3pp list of subscribers. 150 engraved plates by Hulsbergh, Baron, Harris, Mynde and Vertue after James Gibbs, 4 double-page or folding, extra-illustrated with a cut-down mezzotint portrait of the author mounted as frontispiece. (Light marginal dampstaining to the last three plates.) Old calf (rebacked, lower edges of covers repaired, later endpapers, scuffed). Provenance: Early note ("Royal paper & best Edit"); Hudson Gurney (armorial bookplate, signature). FIRST EDITION. Fowler 138; Berlin Kat. 2270; Harris 257.