STEINGRUBER, JOHANN DAVID. 1702-1787.
Practica bürgerlicher Baukunst. [Onolzbach]: auf dessen Kosten [i.e. at the author's expense], 1765.
3 parts in one volume. 4to (200 x 160 mm). ; , ;  pp. With 76 engraved plates (several of which are folding). Period calf. Some finger-soiling, first part with occasional small wormtrails at fore-edge almost touching printed area, red ink initials "M.K." on p 3, rubbed.
FIRST EDITION of this rare architectural pattern-book by the court architect to the Markgraf of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Steingruber is best known for his later Architectonisches Alphabeth in which the plan of each building is shaped like a letter.