Oxford: Sold by D. Prince and J. Cooke, 1789. [Architecture] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (25 x 16cm), pp. 54; pp. lxvi; 66 . Complete with all 55 copper engraved plates at rear, as well as the etched portrait frontispiece after Kneller. Recently re-backed in tan calf with raised bands and gilt titles, including new head and tail bands. Incorporating the original tan calf boards. New endpapers. Black ink ownership to first blank. Toning to preliminary leaves and edges, otherwise a nice bright, clean copy. Quite heavy wear to original boards. A practical and attractive copy. Very good. The first and partial second part of a treatise on Civil Architecture by the noted Mathematician, Composer, and Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, published fully here for the first time, along with an English translation of the original Latin. Aldrich is known to be the designer of the Peckwater quadrangle in Christ Church, and although little else can be positively attributed to him, his interest in Palladio makes him a forerunner of the Palladian movement, which developed after his death. Item #58923
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