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ALDRICH, Henry. The elements of civil architecture...

Oxford. Printed by W. Baxter, for J. Parker, 1818. Second edition.
8vo. viii, 151pp, [1]. With a half-title, and engraved portrait frontispiece, and a further 55 engraved plates. Later black cloth, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Offsetting to title page, occasional spotting to plates. Armorial bookplate of Cranstoun of Corehouse to FEP.
The second edition in English of polymath Henry Aldrich's (1647-1710) history of civil architecture, initially published as Elementa architecturae civilis in 1789.

George Cranstoun, Lord Corehouse (1770-1850), Scottish jurist, satirist and friend of Walter Scott and Lord Monboddo, from whose family estate - by descent - the present book was recently dispersed.
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 25066