The History of London from its foundation to the present time[...]
Continued to the Year 1756 by the Rev. John Entick.
London, Wilkie, 1756
Most of the plates were engraved by Benjamin Cole either from the buildings themselves or models. The subjects are mainly public buildings as the 'purpose of this work is, to give an history of the Publick Buildings in the metropolis representing them in elegant figures accompanying these by an illustration of two kind; the first for general use [...] the other destined to the service of the practical architect' (Adams).
Second edition, 2 vols; folio (42 x 28 cm); viii, 1-712; [xii], 713-1410 pp.; engraved allegorical headpiece and 124 engraved plates and plans (the 122 called for in Adams plus St Luke's Hospital and Trinity Alms Houses at page 1288), some folding, oversize corners folded at page 1304 and plate of Guy's Hospital, small ink stains page 893, contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, neat repairs to joints, 2 labels renewed, a very attractive example.
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