ADAM (ROBERT and JAMES) The Works in Architecture, 2 vol. in one
Lot 257
ADAM (ROBERT and JAMES) The Works in Architecture, 2 vol. in one
Sold for £18,800 (US$ 31,291) inc. premium
Lot Details
ADAM (ROBERT and JAMES)
The Works in Architecture, 2 vol. in one, FIRST EDITION, text in English and French, engraved allegorical frontispiece by Bartolozzi after Zucchi, 79 engraved plates only (of 80, 2 double-page) by G.B. Piranesi, D. Cunego, B. Pastorini, and others after Robert and James Adam, some spotting, 2 leaves of text with small paper repair, modern cloth [RIBA Cat. 28; Harris 5 (p.94); Berlin Cat. 1977], large folio, for the Authors, 1778-1779

Footnotes

  • One of the greatest architectural works ever produced, for which the Adam brothers commissioned the finest artists and engravers including Bartolozzi, Piranesi, Pastorini and Cunego. Their major domestic commissions - Kenwood, Sion, Luton Hoo, and the London houses of Lord Shelburne and Sir W. W. Wynn - are represented in fine architectural views, alongside interiors, furnishing and decorative details. The work was instrumental in spreading the Adam style in Britain and Europe.
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