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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.1793

London: Printed for I. & J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, 4to, vii, [1] + 8pp., of publishers' catalogue at end, engraved title and 64 engraved plates by Thomas Langley after Batty Langley ( (numbered I-LXII, A, B), title lightly browned with a early plan of a house sketched in pencil to verso, occasional spotting or soiling, minor pinhole worming to blank lower inner corner of last 8 plates, recent full calf, cover slightly stained, black spine morocco label lettered in gilt. First published as 'Ancient Architecture, Restored and Improved' (London: 1742) and re-issued under this title. "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."—Harris. Bound in at the rear: An 8 page catalogue of "A Catalogue of Modern Books on Architecture... on sale at Taylor's Architectural Library", c. 1800. Archer 172.3; Harris 411; RIBA 1727.

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