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JNL Durand Recueil et Parallele Edificies  

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Title:
Recueil et Parallele Edificies en Tout Genre, Anciens et Modernes Remarquables par Leur Beaute par Leur Grandeur ou Par Leur Singularite...

Author:
Durand, J[ean] N[icolas] L[ouis]

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
De Gille Fils

Date:
An VIII (1799-1800)

Description:
Letterpress title leaf, additional engraved title page (dated An IX) and 90 double-page engraved plates. (Folio) 46.5x32 cm (18¼x12½") later green cloth. First Edition. Jean Nicolas Louis Durand (1760–1834) was a French author, teacher and architect. He was an important figure in Neoclassicism, and his system of design using simple modular elements anticipated modern industrialized building components. Having spent periods working for the architect Étienne-Louis Boullée and the civil engineer Jean-Rodolphe Perronet. In 1795 he became a Professor of Architecture at the École Polytechnique. Property of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Northern California Chapter, sold for the benefit of this organization.

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Condition:
Binding worn; contents worn at edges and with marginal soiling, several plates with old repairs; good. Offered as a collection of plates, not subject to return.


 
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