LEWIS, James (1751-1820). Original Designs in Architecture... Book I [... Book II]. London: for the author, 1780-1897. 2 volumes in one, 2° (545 x 365mm). Book I with parallel title and text in English and Italian, 2pp. subscribers' list in both vols. 63 engraved plates (one folding). (Occasional light spotting.) Modern morocco-backed marbled boards. FIRST EDITION. Harris 494.
Ralph WILLETT (1719-1795). A Description of the Library at Merly in the county of Dorset. London: John Nichols for the author, 1785. 2° (562 x 435mm). Parallel titles and text in English and French. Engraved title vignette, 24 plates (5 double-page, 2 folding). (Some old creases, occasional light spotting.) Old marbled boards (rebacked and cornered in modern brown morocco (spine somewhat faded). Provenance: 2nd Marquess of Bute (Luton Library bookplate). The collection of Ralph Willett, including a number of fine block-books and Caxtons, was described in a privately issued catalogue (1790). It was eventually dispersed through auction in December 1813.
William CHAMBERS (1726-1796). A Treatise on Civil Architecture. London: 1759. 2° (540 x 373mm). 2pp. subscribers list. 50 engraved plates. (Some marginal worming, lightly spotted.) Contemporary calf (worn). FIRST EDITION. Harris 122. (3)