Temples Anciens Et Modernes; Ou Observations Historiques Et Critiques Sur Les Plus Celebres Monumens D'Architecture Grecques Et Gothique. Louis Avril, Abbe Mai.

Temples Anciens Et Modernes; Ou Observations Historiques Et Critiques Sur Les Plus Celebres Monumens D'Architecture Grecques Et Gothique

London & Paris: Chez Musier, 1774. First edition. Hardcover. 347 [3] pages. 23.5 x 16 cm. Seven engraved plates, foldouts, including the Pantheon, the Basilica of Saint Paul, Santa Sophia at Constantinople, Saint Peters and the Coliseum. The author, a sometime Jesuit, published this work under the pseudonym M.L.M. John Soane translated this work in its entirety in 1806 [see; RIBA, Early Printed Books, I, 165]. CICOGNARA 679. "...ma con moltissima eleganta sopra tutto per l'esatto desegna delle sette bellisime tavole disegnate da Dumont, e integliate da Sellier." Clean copy, wide text margins. Modern brown cloth and marbled boards. Fine. Item #20359

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