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The works in architecture of the late Robert and James Adam, Esqs., complete in three volumes, containing plans, elevations, sections, and detail of the principal buildings, public and private,

James Adam (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1732–1794 London)
Robert Adam (British, Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1728–1792 London)
Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, Florence 1728–1815 Lisbon)
Benedetto Pastorini (Italian, 1746–after 1803)
After Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
After Andrea Zucchi (Italian, Venice 1679–1740 Dresden)
After Domenico Cunego (Italian, Verona 1727–1803 Rome)
Illustrations: etching and engraving
26 9/16 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/16 in. (67.49 x 51.51 x 5.51cm)
Books, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
Not on view
Erected in Great Britain in the reign of George the Third with designs of every kind both for interior and exterior decoration;

Vol. 1: the seat of the Duke of Northumberland at Sion; the villa of Earl Mansfield at Kenwood; the seat of the Earl of Bute at Luton Park; public buildings; designs for the king and queen and the princess dowager of Wales;

Vol. 2: the house of the Earl of Derby in Grosvenor Square; the house of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn in St. James's Square; the house of the Earl of Shelburne in Berkeley Square;

The seat of the Duke of Northumberland at Sion; various designs for public and private buildings; and, in vol. 3, the remainder of the designs to complete those in the preceding volumes.

Inscription: Included in a mylar folder next to back cover are two articles clipped from Country Life and American Collector Christopher Hussey. "The Courtauld Institute of Art 20, Portman Square", in Country Life Oct.15, 1932. pp. 428-33. Rudolf Berliner. "Two Robert Adam Drawings in America," in American Collector, June 1947 vol.XVI, no.5.
Ogden Codman, Jr. (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1868–1951 Grégy-sur-Yerre)On the inside of the front board there is a book plate: "Ex Libris/ Ogden Codman."; Vendor: Goodspeed's Book Shop (Boston, Massachusetts)
Universal Cata. I:5; SKB 2341
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