9 June 2004
Rudiments of Ancient Architecture, containing an Historical Account of the five Orders, with their Proportions, and Examples of each from Antiques. London: I. and J. Taylor, 1794.
8o (233 x 141 mm). Engraved frontispiece, engraved title vignette and 10 engraved plates. Contemporary calf (upper cover detached). Provenance: C. Matthews, 1799 (signature on half title).
Second edition, "much enlarged," with an additional section on ancient domestic architecture.
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