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Shepherd, Thos. H. London: Jones & Co., 1827-1829. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 160, iii; vi, 12 (Subjects), 172, ii (List of Engravings). Both volumes have red leather spine with five slightly raised bands, gold embossed titling and decoration, losses at head and foot of spine. Volume I front board hanging by one cord, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Temple Bar, From the Strand. Volume II front board detached. Marbled endpapers, considerable foxing to frontispiece engraving and first title page with engraving of Sussex Place at Regent's Park; this title page appears to have suffered water damage and was re-backed with another sheet of paper by a binder, second title page undamaged. Light foxing throughout, including the numerous.....
New York: Martin and Johnson, [c. 1850]. Three Quarter Leather. 516, 604 pp. 4to. 230 Engravings. Three quarter brown leather binding with brown cloth inset into front panels, gold embossed titling to spine. Light wear overall to covers and spine. Marbled endpapers with very light foxing to prelims. Many of the tissue guards facing plates have darkened but it has not impacted the plates themselves.
A thorough and heavily illustrated dictionary that must have been a valuable reference tool for architects and builders in the 19th century. Very Good.
Kobayashi, Toshiyuki. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita, 1990. Wraps. First Edition. 193 pp. 4to. Slight scuffing to covers from shelf wear. Small spots to front and rear endpapers, clean within. No dust jacket, as issued. Text in Japanese and English.
Photographs, measured drawings, and text investigate the architeture of Shin Takamatsu (b. 1948) in this monograph devoted to his work. Very Good.