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A collected volume of pamphlets on the alternative designs for a new bridge over the Thames at Westminster, including two by John Price, two by Batty Langley, one by John James, one by Charles Labelye, and two which are by anonymous authors (but of which one was probably in fact written by Labelye)).

Westminster Bridge) Price, John ; Langley, Batty ; James, John ; Labelye, Charles

Published by London, 1728, 1736, 1736, 1736, 1737, 1738, 1743, 1739. (1743)

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Item Description: London, 1728, 1736, 1736, 1736, 1737, 1738, 1743, 1739., 1743. An excellent collected volume of pamphlets, all in good, fresh condition, put together before the middle of the eighteenth century and relating to the long controversy over the design and construction of a new bridge over the River Thames at Westminster. At least six and probably seven of the eight pamphlets involved are written by those directly involved in the successive projects, and the remaining pamphlet is by a well-informed anonymous contemporary. No library or institutional collection holds all the items concerned, and it would be difficult indeed to locate or put together any similar volume.The earliest pamphlet in the volume is an apparently unrecorded one by the London builder and architect John Price (died 1736), entitled ?A short history of bridges, ancient and modern ; referring to the drawings made by John Price, architect, Part I?, with the imprint ?London, printed in the year MDCCXXVIII? (not in BAL Cat or British Library, and not traced elsewhere). The text on the final page concludes ?Strand, Oct.22, 1728, from my house in Villar?s-Street, York-Buildings, John Price?, followed by the words ?End of Part I? The address in York Buildings which Price gives for himself demonstrates that he was the same John Price who designed the tower of Laleham Church, Middlesex, in 1730-1, a fact of which Colvin has been doubtful. Although the pamphlet is described as ?Part I?, it is likely to represent all that Price published at this time, for its text is recycled, with minor alterations and without an accompanying part II, as pp 11-5 of Price?s pamphlet of 1736 (next item). The drawings referred to in its title are shown in the pamphlet?s text to have been of historic bridges of the past, ranging from the Ponte San Angelo in Rome to Old London Bridge, evidently done by Price as parallels and advertising aids for the designs that he was submitting in 1728 for a new bridge over the Thames from Fulham to Putney.The next pamphlet, again by John Price, is his ?Some Considerations humbly offered to the Honourable Commissioners . for building a stone-bridge over the River Thames, from the New Palace Yard, at Westminster, to the opposite shore at Lambeth. together with some proposals relating to a design annexed, drawn for that purpose, The second edition?, London, ?printed in the year DCXXXVI? (this expanded second edition not in BAL Cat or British Library, but held in Guildhall Library and New York Public Library). Here Price explains and illustrates his new design for a nine-arch stone bridge across the Thames from Westminster to Lambeth, in a letter addressed to an unnamed member of the House of Commons and carrying the printed date 25 May 1736 (in the first edition of the pamphlet, published in the previous year, he had merely reoffered for the Westminster site his earlier unexecuted design for a bridge from Fulham to Putney).This is followed by Batty Langley?s pamphlet, ?A design for the bridge at New-Palace Yard, Westminster . composed of nine arches . with observations on the several designs published to this time (etc)?, London, printed for the author and J.Millan, 1736 (BAL Cat 1747). Langley?s design for the bridge, explained here in a letter with the printed date 5 June 1736 addressed to the Westminster Bridge Commissioners, involved the construction of ?chain arches? (on a catenary principle), in preference to the semi-circular arches favoured by other designers, and he takes the opportunity to stress the advantages of this method of construction over those of a rival design then recently prepared by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Next comes John James?s pamphlet, ?A short review of the several pamphlets, and schemes, that have been offered to the publick, in relation to the building of a bridge at Westminster (etc)?, London, printed by H.Woodfall (and sold by J.Roberts and J.Stagg), 1736 (not in BAL Cat, but held in British Library and elsewhere). By 1736 James was one of the most senior and successful of British architects, but. Bookseller Inventory # 09549

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Item Description: printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch . [and others], London, 1739. Quarto. (9 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches). 28 folding engraved plates by Thomas Bowles and David Lockley after B. and T. Langley. Contemporary calf, covers bordered with a gilt double fillet, rebacked with the spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, endpapers renewed An important and influential work on landscape gardening. Langley was an early champion of the freer style of landscaping which was to dominate landscape and garden design in the 18th century. According to Blanche Henrey, Langley's ideas were probably influenced by his contact with Charles Bridgeman, Alexander Pope and William Kent, and she goes on to note: "In the introduction [to the present work] Langley declares that there is nothing 'more shocking than a stiff regular garden; where after we have seen one quarter thereof, the very same is repeated in all the remaining parts'. He believed that a garden should consist of what he calls 'regular irregularities'. For instance, groves must not be planted like orchards 'with their trees in straight lines ranging every way, but in a rural manner, as if they had receiv'd their situation from nature itself'. Langley stipulated that views should be as extensive as possible and he is much in favour of ha-ha's . Langley, like Switzer, decried the art of topiary and cut parterres, and encouraged meandering paths, and the use of fine trees for shade. New principles of gardening contains descriptions of the principles of geometry as applied to garden design, and rules concerning the situation and disposition of gardens in a rural manner. There are directions concerning the culture of fruit trees, forest trees, and shrubs, and there are also details concerning the names, medicinal properties, and culture of the plants of the kitchen and physic gardens. The illustrations include geometrical diagrams, garden plans, and designs for ruins suitable for the termination of walks" (Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800 , II, p 499). The present second edition, composed of sheets of the first edition with a cancel title, is quite scarce. Bradley Bibliography III, p.108; Harvard. Catalogue of the Library of the Arnold Arboretum p.411; Hunt II, 472; Henrey III, 927; Nissen BBI 1136. Bookseller Inventory # 26428

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Pomona, or the Fruit-Garden Illustrated. Containing sure methods for improving all the best kinds of Fruits now extant in England.

LANGLEY, Batty (1696-1751)

Published by London: G. Strahan, etc., 1729. (1729)

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Item Description: London: G. Strahan, etc., 1729., 1729. Folio (404 x 257 mm). Title-page printed in red and black, 68 fine hand-colored engraved plates including 11 double-page, numbered 1-79 by T. Bowles, J. Carwitham, Toms, J. Van der Gucht, and others (some offsetting to plates). Contemporary cat's paw calf (expertly rebacked to style, newly gilt-panelled to style, corners worn with minor loss). First edition, and an ATTRACTIVE COPY. Having been trained in his father's profession as a gardener, Langley moved into surveying and landscape gardening and was one of the "earliest popularizers of the new irregular style advocated by Stephen Switzer in his "Ichnographia rustica" (1718). Langley published a few designs for irregular gardens in his "Practical Geometry" (1726), but his most important work on the subject was "New Principles of Gardening (1728)". This contained a variety of garden plans in what he called the 'arti-natural' style, replete with twisted serpentine paths or meanders that prefigure Hogarth's 'line of beauty' and signalled the emergence of the rococo style in England. Instead of pursuing the subject he knew best, however, he turned to architecture, which was more in demand but in which he had no practical experience and very limited ability" (Eileen Harris for DNB). Dunthorne 75; Henrey 928; Hunt 478; Nissen BBI 1135. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 72BBA66

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The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs

Langley, Batty]

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Item Description: Or the art of drawing and working the ornamental parts of architecture. Illustrated by upwards of four hundred grand designs, neatly engraved on one hundred and eight-six copper plates, for piers, gates, doors, . Proportioned by aliquot parts. With an appendix of fourteen plates of trusses for girders and beams, different sorts of rafters, and a variety of roofs, &c. To which are prefix'd, the five orders of columns, according to Andrea Palladio; whose members are proportioned by aliquot parts, in a more easy manner than has yet been done. The whole interspersed with sure rules for working all the varieties of raking members in pediments, modilions, &c. The like, for the immediate use of workmen, never published before, in any language. S. Harding, London, 1745. Contemporary full brown calf neatly rebacked and cornered with double gilt fillet to sides, spine bears both raised and gilt flat banding and crimson morocco title label; crimson sprinkled edges; 4to bound in 2s. Second Edition which contains the extra fourteen plates not published in the first edition of 1740. Two hundred engraved plates by Thomas Langley after the author.Provenance: Contemporary bookplate of Penry Williams.A clean copy of this scarce work. Bookseller Inventory # CB11276

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Item Description: Printed for Francis Clay and Daniel Browne London, 1728. First edition. 8vo., [10], xxii [i.e.xx], 274pp., one folding engraved plate, contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, morocco lettering piece, a fine copy. Batty Langley (1696-1751), an architect, gardener and surveyor, was the author of many architectural works, however he also wrote three important gardening books, all published when he was living at Twickenham. Here, "Langley observes that, by making plantations of timber trees, landlords can vastly improe their estates 'to the great advantage of themselves and their posterity after them'. The treatise contains much practical and informative material, and provides some interesting accounts showing the expenses connected with the making of plantations, including the cost of labourer's wages, together with details recording the profits to be contained" (Henrey). Henrey 929; Goldsmiths' 6587; Hanson 3823. Bookseller Inventory # 85586

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Gothic Architecture Improved by Rules and Proportions in Many Grand

LANGLEY, BATTY, and THOMAS LANGLEY

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Item Description: 1747. LANGLEY, Batty and Thomas. Gothic Architecture, Improved by Rules and Proportions. In many Grand Designs of Columns, Doors, Windows, Chimney-Pieces, Arcades, Colonades, Porticos, Umbrellos, Temples, and Pavillions etc. Engraved title-page and 64 full-page engraved plates. 4to., 295 x 230 mm, bound in full contemporary English speckled calf, gilt ruled border on covers, spine in six compartments gilt with raised bands, author and title gilt on red morocco label in second compartment and double C monogram in the remaining five. London: Printed for John Millan, 1747. First Edition under the title Gothic Architecture, being a reprint of Ancient Architecture, Restored and Improved., published in 1742. The work is entirely made up of finely engraved plates depicting the cross sections and proportions of columns, edifices, temples, fire places, windows, etc. Batty Langley (1696-1751) was renowned for his garden plans and architecture in the Gothic style, as well as his rebellion against the stiff layouts of John Claudius Loudon and Henry Wise. "Langley's name was long synonymous with bizarre and wayward designs" (Millard, p. 143). He authored over twenty architectural books, many of them intended for builders. Rear joint starting, overall a fine copy. Harris, British Architectural Books and Writers 410. Bookseller Inventory # 144912

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THE LONDON PRICES OF BRICKLAYERS MATERIALS AND WORKS.

LANGLEY, Batty.

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Item Description: 1748. LANGLEY, Batty. THE LONDON PRICES OF BRICKLAYERS MATERIALS AND WORKS. London: Archimedes Langley, 1748, 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled calf. (ii), xviii, 389 pages, 32 plates. First edition under this title. [Harris, 457; Schimmelman, Architectural Books, 62]. "Written for the use of gentlemen, stewards and workmen in general, and particularly for such landlords and tenants who are subject to the repairs of buildings." The rarest of Batty Langley's works, first published under another title (Extraction Detected, 1747). An uncommon late work by Langley with only eight copies recorded on OCLC in American libraries. This is an extremely valuable work for the historian of the building trades, especially brickwork. In and amongst much calculation for materials are warnings to customers of sharp practice; the book being partly devoted to prices and quality of materials and partly to the various "tricks of the trade." Langley is at pains to advise his readers in turn the cost of any project and prevent "contest at laws, disputes, &c. between gentlemen and workmen." The most useful part of the book is not the just calculations but the various costs of materials and how sharp practices were inflicted on the unwary: "The prime cost of gray stock bricks.if picked from the kiln, so as to have them all the best colour, as nearly as can be chosen, then their price is from 20s to 22s per thousand," or "Tops of chimneys being wholly exposed are sooner affected by driving rains &c. than any other brickwork, and especially when the greedy bricklayer don't allow lime and labour to make the mortar good; they, for the general part of them, having a very great regard to the following proverb, viz. 'That the decay of work is the life of their trade.'" Langley's works is extensively quoted by Nathaniel Lloyd in his classic study, History of English Brickwork. The value of the book to American workmen cannot be underestimated. It was advertised in Boston and Philadelphia in the eighteenth century. Professionally rebacked preserving the original decorated spine as an overlay. Bookseller Inventory # 39344

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German scenery. From drawings made in 1820. Member of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne. ?European scenery?.

BATTY, F.R.S.

Published by London, Rodwell & Martin, 1823, (1823)

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Item Description: London, Rodwell & Martin, 1823, 1823. in-4°, 4 ll. (list of plates, dedication leaf) + appr. 61 unnumb. text leaves + 61 engraved plates, with intercalated leaves, untrimmed, few stains and offsetting, half leather, red label on goldtooled spine. Nice copy of this classic view book on southern Germany and Austria.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Bookseller Inventory # 39904

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Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery, from Drawings by Batty.

BATTY, Lieut. Colonel.

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Item Description: hardcover. Beautiful scenic views of Hanover (then under the British crown) and Saxony as well as Denmark, including 8 views of Copenhagen. Batty was the most celebrated of the amateur topographical artists whose work found its way into print at the time. Brunet I 702; Hunnisett 133; Houfe 228 Illustrated with 62 fine engraved plates, including the frontispiece and title page, protected by tissue. 60 additional in-text vignettes (first several pages are dampstained at bottom margin, otherwise a very clean copy with occasional faint scattered foxing. Short thick 4to, elegantly bound in older full blue morocco with thick gilt and blind-stamped decorations on covers and spine; inner dentelles, a.e.g. London: Robert Jennings, 1829. Bookseller Inventory # 157081

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Item Description: R. Ware. London. 1741, 1741. FIRST EDITION. 16mo, in 4s.(5.7 x 4.7 inches). Engraved frontispiece, dated using the Masonic Calendar-AL(Anno Lucis)5741. 24pp. 99 engraved plates, each numbered. Complete. -- 1 plate with small amount of loss to the bottom corner, not affecting the printed part of the page. The text and plates are lightly browned but generally very good with strong images. The plates with decent (quarter to half inch)margins, one trimmed to lower edge. Twentieth century full tan calf. Spine with raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red title label, gilt. --- A rare title in first edition, even more so complete. This work was reprinted many times but this 1741 edition is hard to find. Only 2000 copies were printed (From the printer Charles Ackers' ledger --- "26th May 1741. Due from Mr Ware. to printing 2000 titles &c of The Builder's Jewel. £0.8.0"). Copac lists only 5 actual copies of this edition(as well as a few more microfilm reproductions, mostly of the British Library copy), and a check on the ABPC shows no copy at auction in the last 30 years. Bookseller Inventory # 6801

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Item Description: printed for R. Ware, at the Bible and Sun in Amen-Corner, near Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCXLI. [1741], London, 1741. Full Calf. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. First appearance of this pattern book, a cornerstone text of the eighteenth century architect-builder. 16mo: 24pp, with engraved frontispiece and 99 numbered plates (no. 72 provided in perfect facsimile on laid paper). Beautifully bound in period-style full speckled calf by Fitterer, boards framed with double gilt fillets, spine in five compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt, end papers renewed. Fine, square, tight binding, text clean and bright with rich impressions of the plates. Provenance: in script to the front fly leaf, "Isaac Walfords Book / Stowey [?] 10th May 1815." Archer 377.1. Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature 7825.1. ESTC Citation No. T66029. Rare (only 2000 copies printed) both in institutional holdings and in commerce: ESTC lists only six copies, three in England and three in North America, and ABPC shows no copy at auction in the past 30 years. Langley's books were enormously influential in the American colonies, and Washington drew upon plate 75 of The Builder's Jewel for the rusticated wood siding at Mount Vernon. Langley was thought to be an important Freemason; the frontispiece contains many examples of Masonic symbolism found in the first three degrees of Freemasonry. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB0934

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German Scenery From Drawings made in 1820, By Captain Batty, of the Grenadier Guards, F.R.S.

BATTY, Captain Robert

Published by London: Rodwell & Martin:, First edition, (1823)

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Item Description: London: Rodwell & Martin:, First edition, 1823. 4to., (quarto, 10.75in x 7.25in), half-title present, engraved vignette title, [vi], unpaginated, 61 full-page finely engraved plates, each plate accompanied by separate leaf of explanatory text in English (verso printed in French), some very light unobstrusive spotting to extreme outer edges of only a few plates (plates generally in remarkably clean and bright condition), marbled endpapers,bound in good quality modern full black calf, inner gilt dentelles, gilt decorated spine in compartments with 5 raised bands, upper cover gilt ruled in gilt with further gilt decoration along outer borders. A handsome fine bright clean copy of this scarce work featuring classic scenery views of Southern Germany and Austria. Bookseller Inventory # 3255

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German Scenery. From drawings made in 1820.

Batty, Captain Robert

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Item Description: Rodwell & Martin, London, 1823. Full Morocco Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. FIRST EDITION. Period full maroon morocco leather embossed with a gilt design on front board and on spine. Engraved title with vignette and 61 views engraved by Heath, Lacey, Owen and others after drawings by Batty. Rolled borders. Generel shelf wear else excellent. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 001049

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Item Description: London: Printed for W. and J. Innys J. Osborn and T. Longman B. Lintot J. Woodman and D. Lyons C. King E. Symon and W. Bell, 1726. First edition, small folio, [4], viii, [8], 136pp., 40 engraved plates of which 24 are double-page and one is folding (making 'above 60' called for on title page), numbered I-XXIX, XXXI, XXXI-XXXIX, XLI (the thirtieth plate is misnumbered XXXI, the fortieth plate is misnumbered XLI), although several plates are bound out of order all are present and correct, title slightly cut-down with some minor repairs to outer margins, plate X with a closed-tear, final plate a little creased, re-cased, cont. full calf, a little rubbed. "The text is divided into four parts. The first contains geometrical definitions, problems, axioms, and theorems, and treats compound figures, compound lines, and the "Contruncation" of the cube into other solids. Part II concerns architecture. After discussing plans, elevations, and the five orders, he turned to "Architectonical Axioms and Analogies," a series of remarks on doors, windows, gates, halls, galleries, antechambers, chambers, floors, chimneys, joists, rafters, girders, staircases, and materials. He also discussed the use of "an inspectional plain Scale," trigonometry, and the making of drafts, plans, and maps of lands, gardens, farms, and buildings. Part III contains brief remarks on cross multiplication, followed by discussion of mensuration of lines, plane surfaces, solids, carpenters' work, glazing, joinery, painting, plastering, masonry, bricklayers' work, and land. Part IV concerns the "Inspectional Tables of Mensuration" in Plate XVII. In addition to the garden designs. Langley illustrates a variety of plans for fountains, basins, fish ponds, ornamental borders and intersections of walks. Other plates include geometric figures and diagrams, and exercises in drawing architectural plans and elevations." (Archer). Archer 173.1; Harris 465. Bookseller Inventory # 30411

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Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery, from Drawings by Lieut. Colonel Batty.

BATTY, Lieut Colonel [Robert]

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Item Description: London. Robert Jennings. 1829., 1829. sm4to, 26cm, the first edition, [iv], [120]pp., with engraved vignette title page, steel engraved frontis & 60 steel engraved plate views & 60 engraved text illustrations with French and English text plate descriptions, complete, in full contemporary black calf, expertly rebacked, gilt ruled and decorated wide raised bands, detailed full gilt decorations in the panels, gilt titles, original boards with wide elaborately decorated boards and blind decorated borders in the center panels, inner wide gilt dentelles, black satin doublure endpapers, all edges gilt, a clean copy without the usual foxing, the illustrations are bright clear early strikes of these attractive plates, in an elegant fine binding. (cgc) Brunet I-702. Hunnisett 133. Artistic scenic views of Hanover (then under the British crown) and Saxony as well as Denmark, including eight views of Copenhagen. Batty was the most celebrated of the amateur topographical artists whose work found its way into print at the time. Sir Andrew Macphail's Copy. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 30906

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Practical Geometry Applied to the Useful Arts of Building Surveying Gardening and Mensuration Calculated for the Service of Gentlemen as well as Artisans and set in Four Parts

Langley, Batty

Published by W. and J. Innys, J. Osborn and T. Longman and others, London (1726)

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Item Description: W. and J. Innys, J. Osborn and T. Longman and others, London, 1726. Leather cover. First Edition. 350mm x 220mm (14" x 9"). 136pp + plates. 39 [of 60] folding copper plates and vignettes. G+ : in Good condition plus. Rebound. Cover lightly scuffed. Some plates creased and browned at folds but majority bright and VG. Plate 14 repaired at crease. Plates run from numbers 1 to 41 with plates 30 and 40 missing. Eighteenth century owner's ink inscription to title page. Bookseller Inventory # r4533

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A Sure Method of Improving Estates, by plantations of oak, elm, ash, beech, and other timber trees, coppice woods etc.

LANGLEY, Batty.

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Item Description: London, Francis Clay & Daniel Brown, 1728. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. A Sure Method of Improving Estates, by plantations of oak, elm, ash, beech, and other timber trees, coppice woods etc. London, Francis Clay & Daniel Brown, 1728. 8vo. (x) + xxii (ie.xx) + 274pp. With engraved frontispiece by Toms, woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Title-page in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf; spine neatly rebacked. One of the earliest works (by some 25 years) to set out in a professional manner the importance of ‘silviculture and arboriculture’, which was taken up with zeal in the second half of the 18th century (Henrey). Langley (1696-1751) was an architect, surveyor, hydraulics expert and landscape gardener; he gave advice to estate owners throughout Great Britain and Ireland. The present treatise gives ‘practical and informative material’, and details of the profits expected; it was published when Langley was at Twickenham before moving to Westminster, within the same period that he issued his New principles of gardening and Pomona (1728, 1729). The engraver of the frontispiece, Peter Toms (d.1777), contributed illustrations to the Pomona. A very good copy. Desmond, p413. Henrey 929, and vol II, pp470-1, 554, 647. Hunt 473. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-9240167301

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Italian scenery from drawings made in 1817

Batty Elizabeth Frances

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Item Description: Rodwell & Martin, London, 1820. Legatura coeva in piena pelle di zigrino blu con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. Cornici oro ai piatti e ai contropiatti (segni di usura agli angoli e alle cuffie). Tagli oro. Gli splendidi acciai raffigurano varie città d Italia, tra cui Torino, Genova, Firenze, Roma e Napoli. 4to (cm. 28), 4 cc.nn., 197(3) pp. con 60 finissime tavv. f.t. Frontis. inciso. Bookseller Inventory # 1572

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Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery, from Drawings by Lieut. Colonel Batty.

BATTY, Lieut Colonel [Robert]

Published by London. Robert Jennings. 1829. (1829)

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Item Description: London. Robert Jennings. 1829., 1829. sm4to, 26cm, the first edition, [iv], [120]pp., with engraved vignette title page, steel engraved frontis & 60 steel engraved plate views & 60 engraved text illustrations with French and English text plate descriptions, complete, in full contemporary black calf, expertly rebacked, gilt ruled and decorated wide raised bands, elaborated full gilt decorations in the panels, gilt titles, original boards with wide elaborately decorated boards and blind decorated borders in the center panels, inner wide gilt dentelles, black satin doublure endpapers, all edges gilt, a clean copy without the usual foxing, the illustrations are bright clear early strikes of these attractive plates, in an elegant fine binding (194). ~ Brunet I-702. Hunnisett 133. Artistic scenic views of Hanover (then under the British crown) and Saxony as well as Denmark, including eight views of Copenhagen. Batty was the most celebrated of the amateur topographical artists whose work found its way into print at the time. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 28600

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Item Description: Printed for Francis Clay and Daniel Browne, 1728. [10], xxii [i.e. vii-xx], 274, [4] p. Engraved folding frontispiece demonstrating the measurement of timber. Title printed in red and black. Contemporary Cambridge style panelled calf, rubbed on corners. Edges of boards darkened and rebacked at some time. Spine with raised bands and gold lines. Period style lettering piece. Old endpapers preserved with early signature R. Phillipps. Text block clean and crisp. A very good copy. ESTC T11856. Henrey 929. Bookseller Inventory # 4918

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Item Description: A Bettesworth and J Batley; J Pemberton et al, London, 1728. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor. First edition. 4to. Remarkably good condition for its age! 2 of 28 plates missing. In original binding with paper-covered boards (a little bowed) and (not much) remains of banded leather spine. Edges and corners bumped with boards showing. Hinges cracking. Binding reasonably firm. po names on each side of ffep. S Webster and Thomas Simpson 1760 (possibly the mathematician). Minor staining to top binding edge of a number of pages. 26 foldout plates, a number of which have closed tears, one of which also has a loss. Creasing to ffep. A little worm damage to top edges of around 30pp.Some minor soiling. Bookseller Inventory # AB9447

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Item Description: Groot 4º, groen marokijnen stempelband, frontispiece, 120 platen en 60 bladen tekst. Prachtig "de luxe"-exemplaar met van iedere plaat een proefexemplaar vóór de letter toegevoegd. Lit: Bodel Nijenhuis 256 (titel "Views on the Rhine, in Belgium and Holland" (Londen 1825); Ernst Andres, Bibliographie illustrierter Stahlstichwerke (2002) II p. 628-631 Plaatwerk bestaande uit frontispiece (Paleis Brussel), opdracht aan Countess of Pembroke dd Londen 1 mei 1824, inhoud (3 p.), zestig staalgravures, ieder in 2 staten (proefdruk vóór de letter en definitief exemplaar), 60 bladen met tekst (recto Engels, verso Frans) en een slotvignet (passagiersboot bij Catharinapoort te Brugge). Van de 60 platen (elk ca 13 x 21 cm) hebben er 31 betrekking op Duitsland, 15 op België en 14 op Nederland. Deze Nederlandse gezichten: Arnhem (gezicht op de stad vanaf de Rijn), Utrecht (Oude Gracht en Domtoren), Rotterdam (Oude Hooft Poort), Rotterdam (Kolk met Laurenskerk), Delft (Stadhuis), Delft (Oude Kerk), Den Haag (Hofvijver met Binnenhof), Leiden (Stadhuis), Haarlem (Grote Houtpoort), Haarlem (Spaarne met St Bavokerk), Amsterdam (Paleis op de Dam), Amsterdam (Westerkerk), Amsterdam (Haringpakkerstoren), Amsterdam (Montelbaanstoren). Robert Batty (1789 - 1848) was aquarellist, tekenaar en etser. Als militair was hij in Spanje en vocht te Waterloo. r0111. Bookseller Inventory # 14974

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Item Description: Printed for J. Millan, 1734. with an engraved frontispiece and 41 engraved plates on 39 leaves, some folding, clean tear across plate XIV (no loss) and a small piece of the surface (hatching) on plate XXX removed, some minor staining, thumbing, &c, 2 plates misfolded and protuding slightly beyond the textblock, pp. [vi], 130, [2], 4to, original calf, rubbed, and worn at extremities, tile-page inscribed ‘Thomas Edwards / College Ludlow / I desite this Book may be preserved safe for Arthur Evans, if he should want it! Thos. Edwards’, sound There is only one copy of this edition (the title was first published in 1730) recorded in ESTC, Columbia University. It is one of ‘the mass of instructive builders' manuals which Langley churned out’ (Eileen Harris in ODNB). In spite of the claim on the title-page, the plates are signed by Benjamin Cole. (ESTC N475549; Archer 175.2). Bookseller Inventory # 54477

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Scenery of the Rhine, Belgium and Holland from drawings by Capt. Batty.

Batty, R.

Published by London R Jennings (1826)

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Item Description: London R Jennings, 1826. 4°. Mit Front., Tit.-Vign. u. 57 von 60 Stahlst. 60 nn. Bll. Erklärungen in englischer u. franz. Sprache. Ldr .Rü.-Verg. Goldschnitt. Calf. Gilt images on spine. Gilt edges. Ber. u. best. Deckel tls. lose. Stockfl. Rubbed and bumped. Boards loose. Foxed. Nice copy. Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne ein Foto des Buches via E-mail 2,361 gr. Bookseller Inventory # 36414AB

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SWISS SCENERY FROM DRAWINGS BY MAJOR COCKBURN and ITALIAN SCENERY

COCKBURN, Major [James Pattison] and [BATTY, Elizabeth Frances]

Published by James Reynolds [1820], London (1820)

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Item Description: James Reynolds [1820], London, 1820. Hardcover. First Edition. Incomplete copies of both works bound together in one volume, quarto (6-1/2" x 9-1/2"), half green morocco leather with gilt designs and a gilt-lettered leather spine label. Each engraved title is present, and each volume has 49 of the original 60 steel engravings present, giving a total of 100 of the original 122 engravings present. Two of the finest steel-engraved illustrated books of the 19th century. Scattered light foxing; one plate in Cockburn--"Fluellen"--with a clean 2" tear into the image repaired on the verso with tape. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 010198

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Item Description: London. Printed for Francis Clay. 1728., 1728. 8vo, 19.5cm, the first edition, [x],xx,274p., 1 folding copper engraved plate, title printed in red and black, appendix, index, in full contemporary paneled calf boards, re-backed, black ruled raised bands, boards expertly restored at the edges, crushed crimson morocco label, a fine copy (snds) - An inscription of the former owner on front fly reads "Batty Langley, Shraf Saw Mills, Sheffield, 1889". A descendant of the author, perhaps? Fussell p27. Kress S1696. "Langley, Batty (bap. 1696, d. 1751), writer on architecture, was baptized at the parish church of Twickenham, Middlesex, on 14 September 1696, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Langley. Having been trained in his father's profession as a gardener, he moved into surveying and landscape gardening and was one of the earliest popularizers of the new irregular style advocated by Stephen Switzer in his Ichnographia Rustica (1718). Langley published a few designs for irregular gardens in his Practical Geometry (1726), but his most important work on the subject was New Principles of Gardening (1728). This contained a variety of garden plans in what he called the arti-natural' style, replete with twisted serpentine paths or meanders that prefigure Hogarth's line of beauty' and signaled the emergence of the rococo style in England. Instead of pursuing the subject he knew best, however, he turned to architecture, which was more in demand but in which he had no practical experience and very limited ability. In 1729 Langley left Twickenham for London; there he had temporary premises at Palladio's Head near Exeter Change in the Strand, from which he published A Sure Guide to Builders (1729)". DNB. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 26841

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HANOVERIAN AND SAXON SCENERY from Drawings by Lieut.t Colonel Batty F.R.S.

BATTY, Lieut.t Colonel.

Published by London. Robert Jennings. 1829. (1829)

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Item Description: London. Robert Jennings. 1829., 1829. Hardcover. iv, [120] pages. Illustrated with Engraved frontispiece, vignette on title, and 60 engraved plates, plus 60 engraved text illustrations. Descriptions of the plates in both French and English; the plates protected by tissue guards. Bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, the spine elaborately decorated with gilt panels and two gilt labels in green and black. Some light rubbing to the binding; neat printed ownership name to the top outer corner of the title; some occasional light off-setting to the guards; a couple of plates lightly spotted; else an exceptionally fine copy in a highly attractive period binding. Bookseller Inventory # 9028

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Environment and Planning

Barnes, Trevor (Editor)/ Peck, Jamie A. (Editor)/ Elden, Stuart (Editor)/ Batty, Mike (Editor)

Published by Sage Pubns Ltd (2011)

ISBN 10: 1446208087 ISBN 13: 9781446208083

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Item Description: Sage Pubns Ltd, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. five-volume set edition. 2800 pages. 9.75x6.75x7.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1446208087

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Welsh Scenery

BATTY Captain Robert

Published by John Murray, London (1823)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1823. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Author (illustrator). First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Half brown hard grain morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered and decorated spine compartments. Internally, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, bookplate (Henry Blackwell) to fpd, large paper copy, half title present, 35 engraved plates by Edward Finden after Robert Batty, each with a leaf of descriptive text, printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars, aside from a few insignificant spots, a stellar copy. A very attractive gathering of finely executed engravings of Welsh Scenery including such well known sites as Cader Idris, Snowdon, Caernarvon and Conway Castles. Batty also wrote, illustrated topographical books about the scenery of France (1822); Germany (1823); Wales (1823); Hanover, Saxony, and Denmark (1828); and India; and Select Views of the Principal Cities of Europe (1830¿33), which suggests that he spent little time with his regiment after its return from France in 1818.! See ODNB for a full Bio. Bookseller Inventory # 000457

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Swiss Scenery. From drawings made in 1820.

Batty, Robert, Captain.

Published by Rodwell & Martin, London (1820)

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Item Description: Rodwell & Martin, London, 1820. Full Morocco Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Period full dark maroon leather with blind stamped gilt design on front board and embossed gilt design and lettering on spine all edges gilt and rolled edges. Just a lovely unsigned binding. No foxing. Rarely found in this condition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 001050

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