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LANGLEY (Batty & Thomas). Gothic Architecture, Improved by Rules and Proportions. In many Grand Designs of Columns, Doors, Windows, Chimney-Pieces, Arcades, Colonades, Porticos, Umbrellos, Temples, and Pavillions &c. With Plans, Elevations and Profiles; Geometrically Executed. By B. & T. Langley. To which is added an Historical Dissertation on Gothic Architecture.1747

London: Printed for John Millan, 4to (295 x 230 mm), [2], 7, [1]pp., engraved title, 64 full-page engraved plates (numbered A, B, I-LXII) occasional light foxing, contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked, corners rubbed, red morocco spine label. The Dissertation is dated 1742 and the work was originally published under the title Ancient Architecture in that year. "A principal aim of this treatise was to demonstrate a system of order and proportion in Gothic architecture that would equal that already established for Classical architecture."—Archer. Bound in at the rear: Folio, [4pp.,] folding catalogue of "A Catalogue of Modern Books on Architecture... on sale at Taylor's Architectural Library", 1795 (ESTC T80563). Provenance: Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Guilford, Wroxton Abbey. Archer 172.3; Harris 411; RIBA 1728.

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