New York: Benjamin Blom Inc. 1967-1970. Reprint. Hardcover. Two folios and one elephant folio. Beige buckram boards with brown illustrations on the front covers. Brown lettering and labels on the spine. Endpapers illustrated with maps. The set is a three volume reprint of this monumental architectural catalog and survey. It was the first British architectural work since Elizabethan period, and was instrumental in popularizing neo-Palladian Architecture in Britain. The set is profusely illustrated throughout with a total of 585 plates of detailed reproductions of engravings of facades and designs, as well as measured drawings and floor plans. Includes the work of architects such as Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren.
Contents of the set are as follows:
Vol.1: Vitruvius Britannicus. First Published in three volumes, London, 1715-25. (iv) 100, 100, 102 plates.
Vol.2: Vitruvius Britannicus. The hitherto unpublished "Volume The Forth", first announced London 1739. 12pp. 113 plates. [WITH] Vitruvius Britannicus, volumes four and five. First published, London 1767. 10pp. 100 plates.
Vol.3: The New Vitruvius Britannicus, volumes one and two, first published, London 1802-08. (iv) 20pp. 70 plates.
Bindings with minor rubbing and/or bumping to extremities. Vol.3 with a small abrasion to the front cover. Interiors with light sporadic smudges to a few pages. Names of previous owners in pen on the front endpapers. Bindings in very good- to very good+, interiors in very good- to near fine condition overall. vg- to near fine. Item #43471
*Missing the additional 'Guide to Vitruvius Britannicus", later added to the set in 1972.