16 engraved plates. Title leaf. 8vo, orig. blue wrappers bound in later cloth-backed marbled boards, uncut. London: Printed for I. & J. Taylor, n.d. [but early 1790s].
First edition, later issue. Wallis (fl. 1771-73), who described himself as an architect, is known only as the author of three pattern-books. When the present book was first issued, it was accompanied by one leaf of Taylor ads. As copies were sold off over a period of many years, a new title-page was printed to accompany the already printed plates with the Taylors’ new address (“Nearly opposite Great Turn-Stile, Holborn”), along with the most recently printed Taylor catalogue.
This copy is accompanied by a 16-page Taylor catalogue datable to about 1800 (they were now located at No. 59 High Holborn).
Nice copy. Bookplate of Edmond L. Lincoln.
❧ Harris, British Architectural Books and Writers 1556-1785, no. 902.
Item ID: 5917