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Lot 187: OVER, Charles.  Ornamental Architecture in the Gothic, Chinese and Modern Taste, being above Fifty intire New Designs of Plans, Sections, Elevations, &c. (Many of which may be executed with Roots of Trees) for Gardens, Parks, Forests, Woods, Canals, &c. London: Robert Sayer, [1758]. 8vo. 49 engraved plates only ([?]of 54, title detached, some spotting and browning mainly to text). 19th-century half calf (worn, covers detached). Provenance: Edm. Workman (old signature on title); REGINALD BLOMFIELD (1856-1942, British architect, pencil signature on front pastedown). FIRST EDITION. Harris 606. With 4 other books, namely Andrea Palladio's The First Book of Architecture (London, 1716, plates, text very heavily browned), Robert Morris's An Essay in Defence of Ancient Architecture; or, a Parallel of the Ancient Buildings with the Modern (London, 1728, plates, lacking frontispiece, upper cover detached), the same author's Yes, they are: being an Answer to Are these Things so? The Previous Question from an Englishman in his Grotto to a Great Man at Court (London, 1740, 13-pages, stitched, Foxon M512) and B. & T. Langley's The Builder's Jewel (London,1751, plates). The lot sold not subject to return. (5)

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by Chiswick Auctions

November 30, 2016

Acton, London, United Kingdom

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Description: OVER, Charles.  Ornamental Architecture in the Gothic, Chinese and Modern Taste, being above Fifty intire New Designs of Plans, Sections, Elevations, &c. (Many of which may be executed with Roots of Trees) for Gardens, Parks, Forests, Woods, Canals, &c. London: Robert Sayer, [1758]. 8vo. 49 engraved plates only ([?]of 54, title detached, some spotting and browning mainly to text). 19th-century half calf (worn, covers detached). Provenance: Edm. Workman (old signature on title); REGINALD BLOMFIELD (1856-1942, British architect, pencil signature on front pastedown). FIRST EDITION. Harris 606. With 4 other books, namely Andrea Palladio's The First Book of Architecture (London, 1716, plates, text very heavily browned), Robert Morris's An Essay in Defence of Ancient Architecture; or, a Parallel of the Ancient Buildings with the Modern (London, 1728, plates, lacking frontispiece, upper cover detached), the same author's Yes, they are: being an Answer to Are these Things so? The Previous Question from an Englishman in his Grotto to a Great Man at Court (London, 1740, 13-pages, stitched, Foxon M512) and B. & T. Langley's The Builder's Jewel (London,1751, plates). The lot sold not subject to return. (5)

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