London: Blackie & Son, 1868. Folio (376 x 268 mm; 14 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches). xii, 112,  pages. 80 engraved plates. Contemporary brown half morocco, gilt-lettered on spine, marbled edges. Provenance: John Briggs, Rockville, Ont. (inscription dated August 6, 1870 on front flyleaf). Binding worn, foxed, a complete copy in a structurally sound binding. Item #404971
FIRST EDITION, a comprehensive work showing works throughout Britain, with contributions by over 19 architects. 33 projects are described in the text, each accompanied by multiple engravings illustrating their design and finished appearance. Includes an introduction and list of Scottich technical terms occuring in the work. Among the most important works illustrated is the Double Villa at Langside, near Glasgow, by Alexander "Greek" Thompson, the greatest Scots Neo-Classical architect of his time.