Title The Builder's Miscellany, or Pocket Library - Containing Original Picturesque Designs in Architecture, for Cottages, Farm Country and Town Houses, Public Buildings, Temples, Green Houses, Bridges, Lodges, and Gates for Entrances to Parks and Pleasure Grounds, Stables, Monumental Tombs, Garden Seats, etc
Publisher London Printed for J. Taylor at the Architectural Library (circa 1810 - 1812)
Seller ID 15178E
First Edition. Previous ownership signature. Very good plus copy handsomely bound in new red leather with gold detailing and with raised bands at the spine. Illustrated with sixty hand-colored engraved plates and numerous architectural plan drawings. First published in 1799, this remarkable architectural pattern book offers a diverse collection of structural styles from primitive huts to the grandest of mansions. The plates are beautifully colored with many of the images illustrating the elements incorporated to the age of the great English houses, showing stables, gates and lodges, houses for plants, estate bridges, etc. Most of the designs are accompanied by illustrations of their elevations and room layouts. A wonderful opportunity to glimpse into the history and art of architecture as it would have been seen and studied by generations past. Rare.