Lot 310: Taylor (G. L.) and Edward Cresy - The Architectural Antiquities of Rome,
October 27, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2 vol., second edition, 129 engraved or lithographed plates and plans (numbered I-CIV & CVI-CXXX, plate CV was never published), some double, margins of the titles strengthened, scattered light spotting, later half calf, gilt, an attractive set, folio, 1821-22 [actually c. 1836]. The 1836 reissue has a surplus of sheets of the original letterpress and a number of the original lithographs either redrawn or interpreted as etchings and engravings, thus reducing the number of lithographs in the first edition from twenty to thirteen.