THE RUINS OF PALMYRA OTHERWISE TEDMOR IN THE DESERT
Folio, 58,4 by 39,8cm.
R40 000 – R60 000
First edition. Limited to 1000 copies. 57 engraved plates. Full leather with magnificent foliated border decoration to cover boards in gold, gold gartered Stafford Coat of Arms on front cover board, banded decorated spine, slight wear to extreme edges of cover boards, marbled endpapers. Bookplate of the Marquis of Stafford. Unlike earlier antiquarian works, Wood measured and recorded proportions of columns and remnants of friezes and ceilings – a pioneering approach that influenced British and French architects throughout the 18th century.