RICHARDSON, George. The New Vitruvius Britannicus; consisting of plans and elevations of modern buildings... erected in Great Britain by the most celebrated architects. London: W.Bulmer & Co. for the author, sold by J.Taylor, 1802-1808.
2 volumes, 2° (557 x 377mm). 2pp. subscriber's list, 2pp. list of plates. Parallel titles and text in French and English. 115 aquatint plates, by Richardson, 27 double page. (Some light spotting or soiling in vol.I, neatly repaired tear to upper outer blank margin of vol.II and lower blank margin of plate numbered 11/12.) Modern red half morocco gilt (spines slightly faded).
FIRST EDITION. "The books of Richardson's own designs are less important than his engravings of the executed works of other late eighteenth-century architects": Harris p.388; Abbey Life 60; Berlin Kat OS2342P. (2)