WOOD, John (1704-1754). The Origin of Building: or, the Plagiarism of the Heathens Detected. Bath: S. and F. Farley, 1741.

American architect Alexander Jackson Davis's copy. Annotated throughout by Davis and with six leaves of his autograph notes and architectural drawings at the rear, some relating to the House of the Forest of Lebanon and the Temple of Solomon. Both Davis and Wood were associated with the Gothic Revival style. Wood worked chiefly in Bath, but also in Bristol and Liverpool.

Tall folio (400x 250mm). Errata leaf and 25 engraved plates, 11 of which are folding (plates numbered 1-36 with each folding plate given two numbers). 19th-century half calf over paper-covered boards (rebacked). Provenance: Alexander Jackson Davis, 1803-1892, architect (ownership inscription, annotations).
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