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Halfpenny (William) Andrea Palladio's First Book of Architecture, 28 engraved plates, plate 12 forming overslip to plate 11, one folding and with short tear at fold, rather soiled and stained, contemporary ink signature of Peter Duncan to rear free endpaper, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, worn, spine slightly defective, [Harris 278], 4to, for J.Brindley...and R.Sayer, 1751.

⁂ A scarce but curious work, not actually Palladio but concerning perspective, and possibly part of an intended republication of Colen Campbell's Andrea Palladio's Five Orders of Architecture... which was originally published by Samuel Harding in 1729 (see lot 285). Not in the British Library.

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Halfpenny (William) Andrea Palladio's First Book of Architecture, 28 engraved plates, plate 12 forming overslip to plate 11, one folding and with short tear at fold, rather soiled and stained, contemporary ink signature of Peter Duncan to rear free endpaper, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, worn, spine slightly defective, [Harris 278], 4to, for J.Brindley...and R.Sayer, 1751.

⁂ A scarce but curious work, not actually Palladio but concerning perspective, and possibly part of an intended republication of Colen Campbell's Andrea Palladio's Five Orders of Architecture... which was originally published by Samuel Harding in 1729 (see lot 285). Not in the British Library.

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