The book is called “A Treatise on Civil Architecture”. According to the author, in the Treatise he set out ‘to collect into one volume what is now dispersed in a great many, and to select, from mountains of promiscuous Materials, a Series of Sound Precepts and good Designs’. The Book is one of the most popular practical work on architecture in the English language.
It was written by William Chambers (1723-1796), a British eclectic architect of the Georgian period who was one of the leading Palladian-style architects of his day.
It’s architectural illustrations help to get the message across in a more understandable way. There are of columns, floor plans and more.
The book has a subscribers list with many names of noble people. It is nevertheless useful for both professionals and amateurs, as it includes content over a wide spectrum of knowledge.
It contains 96 pages, and 50 plates, printed. It is Bound in marbled brown calf with gold tooled edges, and GR. monogram surmounted by small crown in center.