London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
SKAIFE, Thomas (fl. 1774-1789). A Key to Civil Architecture; or The Universal British Builder, London: Printed for the Author by I. Moore, 1774. 8° (210 x 123mm). 4 leaves of subscribers' list at end (a few light spots and stains). 20th-century half calf. FIRST EDITION. 'An oddity among archtitectural books' (Harris, p.423), having no illustrations and an unusually long text. Harris 829; RIBA 3046.
ALDRICH, Henry (1647-1710). The Elements of Civil Architecture, Oxford: Printed by W. Baxter for J. Parker, 1818. 8° (210 x 128mm). Engraved portrait of the author and 55 plates, half-title (some light spotting and browning). Contemporary polished blue calf. Provenance: Eliza A. Walford (contemporary signature at head of title) -- Janis Wakeley 1963 (signature on front paste-down). Second edition. Archer 5.2; Harris 18; RIBA 68 (note). (2)
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