London, South Kensington
5 June 2007
LAUGIER, Marc Antoine (1713-1769). Essai sur l'architecture. Paris: Duchesne, 1755. 8°. Title printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece and 8 folding plates (top margins lightly browned, occasional unimportant spotting). Contemporary French mottled calf, gilt spine (rubbed).
FIRST EDITION with the addition of a 28pp. 'Avertissement' in which the author replies to the unjust criticism of him published in a little work attacking the first edition, entitled Examen d'un essai sur l'architecture. Cicognara 545.
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