# 16331


Illustrations of the public buildings of London : with historical and descriptive accounts of each edifice.

$450.00 AUD

London : J. Taylor; J. Britton and A. Pugin, 1825. Two volumes, octavo, half-calf over marbled boards (rebacked, rubbed), spines ruled and lettered in gilt, bookplates for notable English architect Decimus Burton to front pastedowns, previous owners names to front free endpapers, half-titles, engraved title pages, pp. xvi; (2); 336; xxxii; (4); 330; (2); numerous steel engravings.

Augustus Pugin (1762–1832) architectural draughtsman, artist, and author. Born in France he emigrated to Britain, and studying at the Royal Academy Schools and working with Regency architect John Nash.

Decimus Burton (1800 – 1881) was one of the foremost English architects of the Greek Revival, Regency and Georgian styles.