(Donaldson, Thomas Leverton)

Institute of British Architects. Questions upon various subjects connected with architecture, suggested for the direction of correspondents and travellers, and for the purpose of eliciting uniformity of observation and intelligence in their communications to the Institute.

London, G.Woodfall 1835.

Reference: 11510
Price: £280 [convert currency]

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8vo. 28pp. Mid twentieth century quarter morocco, marbled boards. Formerly in the stock of the Weinreb firm, with their pencil acquisition code for March 1967.

A scarce pamphlet, compiled by the Royal Institute of British Architects’ senior Honorary Secretary, Thomas Leverton Donaldson, as an aide in collecting “the mass of professional information, which it is the aim of the Institute to elicit and concentrate for the beneit of all”. Donaldson (1795-1885), himself an architect and later to become Professor of Architecture at University College, London, directs his readers to the salient features of particular types of buildings and to the importance of taking accurate notes of details of their construction. He also encourages architects travelling on the European continent to list editions or manuscripts of Vitruvius that they may find in foreign libraries, and to look out for drawings by famous architects of the past. BAL Cat 2868 (under heading Royal Institute of British Architects).