6042. Two works by William Chambers

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CHAMBERS, WILLIAM. Desseins des edifices, meubles, habits, machines, et ustenciles des Chinois. Gravés sur les originaux dessinés à la Chine... Auxquels est ajoutée une description de leurs temples, de leurs maisons, de leurs jardins, &c. Londres (J. Haberkorn) 1757.

Folio (about 500x360 mm.). (8), 1-19, (1 blank) pp. 21 engraved plates (all, minor foxing). BOUND WITH:

CHAMBERS, WILLIAM. A Treatise on Civil Architecture, in which the Principles of that Art are laid down, and Illustrated by a great Number of Plates, accurately Designed, and Elegantly Engraved by the best Hands. London (printed for the Author, by J. Haberkorn) 1759.

Folio (about 500x360 mm.). (6), (i)-iv, (1)-85, (1) pp. 50 engraved plates (all, 1 plate with rupture at the platemark, minor foxing and spotting).
Contemporary brown half calf, somewhat worn, gilt spine in eight compartments, no spine label, speckled edges.
Minor foxing. Inscribed on the title to "A Treatise..": This Treatise was sent me as a kind Present from the worthy author himself now Sir Will. Chambers architect to his Br. Majesty. Ifvar Kraak" and "Denna bok är gifven åt Hr. Doctor Fjellstedts (älste) yngste son Richardt - Malmö July 1857. Em: Sager".

Loosely inserted two contemporary small pieces of wall-paper.

Desseins... see Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin2784.

Ifvar Kraak (1708-1795) Danish-born translator, author of text-books and teacher, mostly active in Sweden.