London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
HOPPUS, Edward (d.1739). The Gentleman's and Builder's Repository or, Architecture Display'd, London: A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, 1738. 4° (254 x 189mm). Engraved frontispiece by Cole after the author, plate of the circle engraved on both sides and 84 plates, one folding, numerous engraved vignettes and diagrams (occasional light discolouration, a few plates lightly stained, tear in plate 78 with very slight damage to engraved area). Contemporary calf, double gilt fillet round sides (rebacked). Provenance: contemporary mathematical table written in ink on an endpaper -- 5 receipts concerning painting and staining in a later 18th-century hand on another endpaper -- William Hancock (pencilled signature dated 1871) -- Harold S. Davis (pencilled signature dated 1907). Second edition. Archer 151.2; Harris 356; Fowler 156; RIBA 1553 (note).
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