1810 · London
Five editions appeared between 1789 and 1821 attesting to the passion for classical architecture. Eleven engraved plates. Eileen Harris, pages 399-400: "...its popularity demonstrates the demand by people 'of taste and reading' for general information not too fatiguing to understand and remember in a volume not so large as to be daunting". "Readers are promised that they will be in step with fashion, assisted in their travels, and even able to 'sketch any drawing of architecture... from which a workman will readily reduce the smaller parts to the exactness requisite to be worked from'.
BOUND IN is a rare twelve page list of J. Taylor's architectural books, "A List of Books on the Various Branches of Architecture and Building". Undated. Included are Repton's Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, published in 1816, and the fourth volume of Stuart and Revett's Antiquities of Athens. (Inventory #: 2027)