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Normand, Charles

De Vignola der ambachtslieden, of gemakkelijke wijze om de vijf bouworders te teekenen …. Uit het Fransch vertaald, verbeterd en ten meesten gebruike onzer landgenooten ingerigt door Johannes van Straaten, architect, mede-Bestuurder der Maatschappij tot Aanmoediging der Bouwkunde, Mr. Timmerman en Makelaar te Amsterdam.

Amsterdam, S. de Grebber 1824.

Reference: 8188
Price: £425 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. (2)+xiv+84pp, (2) engraved title-pages, 36 engraved plates. Contemporary gilt calf-backed marbled boards, rubbed at extremities, slightly chipped at head of spine. Front hinge cracked but binding sound.

The scarce first Dutch edition, complete as issued, of the first published part of Normand’s Le Vignole des Ouvriers (Paris, 1821). Normand’s discussion and illustrations of the orders were supplemented by designs of his own for townhouses and villas, accurately reproduced here in plates copied from those of the Paris edition. The editor and translator of the volume, Johannes Van Straaten, was an Amsterdam-based architect who worked in a strongly French-influenced style, and who was later to publish an architectural pattern book under his own name. The present copy is that offered in Weinreb catalogue 15, item 98. See BAL Cat 4032 for the French edition of 1821.