RICHARDSON, George. New Designs in Architecture. London: for the author, 1792.
2° (532 x 340mm). Aquatint title in English and French, engraved dedication to the Earl of Gainsborough, 2pp. letterpress subscribers' list, 2pp. introduction in English and French, 40 pp. description of the plates. 44 aquatint plates by George Richardson & Son. (Occasional spotting.) Modern red half morocco gilt (spine slightly faded).
FIRST EDITION. The advertisement on the verso of the subscribers' leaf gives some details of four of Richardson's works, stating that the present work was published on super-royal paper for £3/5s/6d, or on French paper for £3/10/6d; the present copy is printed on French paper. The advertisement finishes: "Designs and drawing in Architecture executed in the neatest Manner, by the Author of the above Works. The principles of Drawing in Architecture taught abroad, from approved Examples, in the Morning. Entrance Three Guineas, and Three Guineas for Eight Lessons. And in the Afternoon, Attendance is given at home for teaching Drawing in Architecture, from Four till Six o'Clock, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. One Guinea Entrance, and One Guinea for Seven Lessons. Engraving of Architecture in Aquatinta executed in the Manner of finished Drawings." Harris 741; Abbey Life 59.