Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Abraham Swan's British Architect with Sixty Engraved Plates

    [Architecture]. Abraham Swan. The British Architect or the Builder's Treasury of Stair-Cases. London: Robert Sayer, [n.d., ca. 1769]. Early edition (first published in 1745). Folio. Approximately 16.5 x 10 inches. vii, 16, [4, ads] pages. With sixty full page engraved plates. Complete. Rebound in modern half brown calf over green cloth boards, spine ruled in gilt, with black gilt morocco lettering label. Spine sunned, some rubbing and minor wear to binding, title-page chipped at upper edge near gutter with some loss, title-page and final leaf repaired, last two leaves creased, some foxing, thumbsoiling and several ink notations or stains throughout. Contemporary ownership signature on page [i]. Still, a good copy.
    Schimmelman, 134. Fowler, 341.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 324

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 June 7 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    2019 November 14-16 Space Exploration Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,537,851