Specimens of Gothic architecture and ancient buildings in England

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  • Author: Carter, John, 1748-1817, printmaker.
  • Title: Specimens of Gothic architecture and ancient buildings in England : comprised in one hundred and twenty views / drawn and engraved by John Carter. In four volumes.
  • Publication: London : Printed for E. Jeffery and Son, Pall Mall ; and sold by R. Triphook, Old Bond Street, MDCCCXXIV [1824]

Catalog Record

633 824 C24

Acquired December 2019


[Interior of a gothic crypt]

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Interior of a gothic vault, with a tomb on the left lit by a hanging lamp and decorated with a reclining man in tudor dress holding a baton; to right are a couple leaning against a pillar, and a man holding a torch gesturing towards the tomb …”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerManskirch, Franz Joseph, 1768-1840, printmaker.
  • Title[Interior of a gothic crypt] [graphic] / Mannskirsch delt. & sculp.
  • PublicationLondon : Pubd. Feby. 16, 1799, at R. Ackermanns, 101 Strand …, [16 February 1799]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection


Acquired July 2015


The architecture of A. Palladio in four books

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Horace Walpole’s copy, with his ms. annotations and bookplate. Bookplate of the Leicester and Leicestershire Society of Architects.

  • AuthorPalladio, Andrea, 1508-1580.
  • Uniform Title[Quattro libri dell’architettura. English] 
  • TitleThe architecture of A. Palladio in four books : containing a short treatise of the five orders and the most necessary observations concerning all sorts of building : as also the different construction of private and publick houses, high-ways, bridges, market-places, xystes, and temples, with their plans, sections and uprights / revis’d, design’d, and publish’d by Giacomo Leoni, a Venetian, architect to His Most Serene Highness, the late Electcor Palatinate ; translated from the Italian original.
  • EditionThe third edition, corrected / with notes and remarks of Inigo Jones : now first taken from his original manuscript in the Worcester College Library, Oxford, and also, an appendix containing the Antiquities of Rome, written by A. Palladio, and a discourse of the fires of the ancients, never before translated.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for A. Ward, in Little Britain; S. Birt, in Ave-Mary-Lane; D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; C. Davis, in Pater-noster-Row; T. Osborne, in Gray’s-Inn; and A. Millar, against S. Clement’s Church in the Strand, 1742.

Catalog Record

Folio 49 3593

Acquired before 2002