Steingruber (Joann David) - Architectural Alphabet 1773.


Steingruber (Joann David) - Architectural Alphabet 1773.

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Architectural Alphabet 1773. Thirty-three plates reproduced in facsimile. The text translated by E.M. Hatt. With an Introduction and some account of Steingruber's life and work by Berthold Wolpe, R.D.I. Royal 4to, 35cm, pp.111 + order form at rear, The Merrion Press, London,1972.
Set in Monotype Van Dijck and Fell. Number 76 of 425 copies printed at Oxford University Press on Wookey Hole Paper. 33 superb plates (one folding), plus 34 smaller illustrations in the text. Brown buckram, spine gilt, upper board titled and ornamented in black and gold. Fine in dust-jacket. Original cardboard box with printed label.
Each of the plates shows an imposing building constructed on a ground plan formed by the outline of a capital letter of the roman alphabet.

 

 

 

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