Engraved title-page & 24 engraved plates (several plates slightly dampstained). Large 4to, orig. blue wrappers (frayed & scribbled upon by an early owner), stitched as issued, uncut. [London]: I. & J. Taylor, 1792.
First edition and very rare; ESTC locates only two copies: at the Bodleian and Avery Architecture Library. This is very attractive work of designs for storefronts and specialized doors, issued by the leading publishers of architectural works of Britain, the Taylor’s Architectural Library. The Taylors, father and son, were shrewd businessmen and gave priority to the practical manuals required to support the building boom of the late eighteenth century.
Bound-in at end is a two leaf folio catalogue of the Taylor’s publications (this seems to be ESTC T80563), dated after 1795.
Good copy of a very rare book, preserved in a box.
Item ID: 5153