A History of Architecture. Architectural History, Edward A. Freeman.

A History of Architecture.

London: Joseph Masters, 1849. First edition. Marbled paper over boards. Large 12 mo (5 1/2 X 8 3/4), pp.ix, 456, engraved frontispiece by Freeman. The noted historian's third book in which he notes regretfully in the preface that the work was to have originally been a part of Burns' Select Library. However "circumstances which have since occurred have caused it to appear in another form and be transferred to another publisher. . . .The present work is not illustrated; there was at one time an intention of adding engravings. . . The public has thus lost, to my great regret, some of Mr. Petits beautiful etchings. . " Fair, mild ex-library, backstrip loose. Item #1620

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