WOOD, Robert (1717?-1771). The Ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria. London: 1757.
2° (537 x 363mm). Title and 14 leaves of explanatory text, 46 engraved numbered plates after Giovanni Battista Borra, engraved by Fourdrinier and Major, 11 of which are double-page and on guards. (Small marginal worming in first few leaves.) 19th-century speckled calf (rubbed).
FIRST EDITION of one of the most important 18th-century architectural source books (see previous lot). Cohen-de Ricci 916; Berlin Kat. 1887; Fowler 444; Blackmer 1835.