Small 8vo, pp. xxv, , 414, in contemporary wrappers, with printed label on front cover.
US $87 €74
Catalogue for the Salon of 1863.
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Carbon copy typescript of ‘Extracts’ from the diaries of Stanley Spencer’s older brother, relating to their youth in the Berkshire village of Cookham, 1911-1915, compiled as a family memorial by their sister Florence, and inscribed by Florence to their brother Percy Julius in November 1955.
A very rare memorial volume, produced in what must have been a very small number of copies, perhaps only enough for surviving members of the family. The originals of these diaries, covering the same period from 1911 until Sydney went to war in 1915, are in the Berkshire Record Office.
[LAUGIER, Marc-Antoine, Abbé].
Essai sur l'Architecture.
First edition of Laugier’s important and influential Essai advocating a return to the use of geometrical forms in architecture rather than the embellishment of the Orders, and determining the regular layout of streets and squares in city planning, with special reference to Paris, and calling for a picturesque alternative to the traditional French formal garden. The book’s argument was deemed so revolutionary that Laugier published it anonymously. It was translated into English in 1755.