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Campbell (Colen), Woolfe (John) and James Gandon. Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect..., 5 vol., later editions, engraved titles, engraved dedications in all but vol.2 , all titles and text in English & French, 491 engraved plates and plans on 390 sheets (complete, double-page plate of Umberslade sometimes found at end of vol.3 not called for), 101 double-page (one also folding in at edges), some foxing but many plates clean, a good wide-margined copy in handsome uniform contemporary polished calf, double gilt fillet and decorative roll-tool border in blind, a little rubbed, one or two small stains, corners slightly worn, rebacked in calf with gilt urns in compartments and tan labels, joints a little rubbed, [Harris 103 & 946; Millard, British 10 & cf.94, first edition; cf. Berlin Kat. 2329 & Fowler 76, vol.1-4 only, first editions], [vol.1-3 1751; vol.4 & 5 1819] with Richardson (George) The New Vitruvius Britannicus, 2 vol., vol.1 second edition, vol.2 first edition, titles and text in English & French, 142 fine aquatint plates and plans on 115 sheets, 27 double-page, list of contents from vol.2 bound in vol.1, washed with occasional restoration to margins, some traces of old damp-staining to margins, contemporary half red morocco, rubbed and scuffed, rebacked preserving old gilt spines, corners repaired (one renewed), [Abbey Life 60; Millard British 70, both first editions of 1802-08], T.Bensley for the Author, 1810-08, folio (7)

⁂ Campbell's monumental work promoting the virtues of neo-Palladianism and featuring many of the great houses of England. Rare to find all 7 volumes together, the later Richardson volumes are particularly scarce.


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