“THE MAGNIFICENCE OR BEAUTY OF THESE EDIFICES”
(LONDON) [PAPWORTH, John Buonarotti]. Select Views of London. London, 1816.
First edition of Papworth's elegant volume, featuring 76 beautiful hand-colored aquatints (five folding), authored by this preeminent British architect, one of the earliest "magnificent illustrated books" issued by famed publisher Ackermann, with descriptions and plates of Westminster Abbey, Grosvenor Square, the British Museum, Whitehall Chapel, Bank of England, Newgate and Old Bailey, and other major buildings of early 19th-century London. Nicely bound. $8500.