London: Day & Son, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #265031
Wyatt was a British architect, who worked with I.K.Brunel on Paddington Station, expanded Temple Meads Station, rebuilt Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and designed the Rothschild Mausoleum. He held, amongst other important positions, the Surveyor of the East India Company in 1855, and subsequently became the Architect to the Council of India. He was the honorary secretary to the Royal Institute of British Architects between 1855 and 1859. He published a number of works featuring elaborate chromolithographed plates and was renowned for having a deep understanding of the industrial arts. The work offered here being a prime example of his interest and expertise. Title page, 53 pages, 81 pages. 50 full page plates, including a very attractive frontispiece title page. 25 of the plates are printed by colour chromolithography, the other 25 are tinted lithographs. Bound in half leather with buckram covered boards. A bit rubbed at the extremities, but very sound and firm in the binding, with no loose or shaken pages. The contents are very clean throughout, with no foxing or browning. This book is extra heavy, and will require extra shipping charges to some countries. Size: Large Folio (14 x 18.5 inches). Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Art & Design. Inventory No: 265031.