London: Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane, 1869. Hardcover. 3/4 leather, marbled paper-covered boards with marbled endpapers. T.e.g., , xx, , - 642 pp., profusely illustrated including 2 color chromolithographs, several color folding reproductions, at least one bw engraved lithograph and hundreds of wood engravings. Fair only. Entire casing separated from the text block and marbled endpapers loose. Scattered foxing to some leaves and the chromolithographed plates. Sold as a reading, or reference copy only. Item #165438
A massive single volume edition of this publication, more frequently seen as two-volumes. Bears the bookplate of renowned English Architect Edward Blove. Online research indicates "Blore is most notable for his completion of John Nash's design of Buckingham Palace, following Nash's dismissal. He completed the palace in a style similar to but plainer than that intended by Nash. In 1847, Blore returned to the palace and designed the great facade facing The Mall thus enclosing the central quadrangle. He also worked on St James's Palace in London, and a large number of other designs in both England and Scotland, including restoring the Salisbury Tower at Windsor Castle."
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