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Examples Of Ornamental Sculpture In Architecture. Drawn From The Originals Of Bronze Marble And Terracot[ta] In Greece Asia Minor And Italy. By Lewis Vulliamy Archt In The Years 1818, 1819, 1820, 18[21] And Engraved By Henry Moses

Lewis Vulliamy

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London.: Published by Lewis Vulliamy, 132, Regent Street, and Henry Moses, 1, Portland Place, Wandsworth Road, and by Septimus Prowett, 269, Strand, Robert Jennings, 2, Poultry, I. Taylor Architectural Library, 59, High Holborn, and Priestley and Weale, 5, High Street Bloomsbury. Printed by Chatfield & Coleman, [1823-1827]

Physical Description

T.pl., [40] pl.; 533 mm.

General Note

Some copies have letter-press text also.

Responsibility Note

The title-plate and all other plates are signed as drawn by Lewis Vulliamy and engraved by Henry Moses - except that pl. [2] and [5] are signed as drawn and etched by Lewis Vulliamy and finished by Henry Moses.

Each plate carrying a publication-date to 1825 carries the publishers' imprint of L. Vulliamy and H. Moses. Each carrying a publication-date of 1826 or 1827 carries the publisher's imprint of L. Vulliamy only. Each plate to October 1824 carries also the imprint of the printers, Chatfield and Coleman.


Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 4 (2001), no. 3557, p.2337-8; L. Navari, Greece and the Levant: the catalogue (1989), no.1753.

Summary Note

The work was published serially in eighteen parts between 1823 and 1827: 1823 Nov. 15 (t.pl. and pl.[1-5]), 1824 Jan. 15 (pl. [6-10]), 1824 March (pl. [11-14, 16]), 1824 April (pl. [15]), 1824 June (pl. [17-19]), 1824 July (pl. [20]), 1824 Sept. (pl. [22, 25]), 1824 Oct. (pl. [21, 24]), 1824 Nov. (pl. [23]), 1825 (pl. [26]), 1825 March (pl. [27, 28], 1825 May (pl. [29]), 1825 Aug. (pl. [30]), 1826 Feb. (pl. [31-33]), 1826 April (pl. [34]), 1826 June (pl. [35]), 1827 Nov. 20 (pl. [36]), 1827 Dec. 20 (pl. [37-40]).

A second edition was published ca. 1835.

Lewis Vulliamy made the drawings for this work while on a travelling scholarship of the Royal Academy. For his own buildings he drew not only on classical but also on Romanesque, Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles, e.g. the church of All Saints, Ennismore Gardens (Italian Romanesque) and Dorchester House, Park Lane (Italian Renaissance).

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, 19th-century marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Temple At Cadachio ¦ Vulliamy's Ornaments'. Bound with one other.


Architecture details, Greek - Architecture details, Roman - Sculpture, Greek - Sculpture, Roman - Greece - Italy - Turkey - History
Art history - Pattern books - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


Henry Moses, engraver, publisher
Lewis Vulliamy, draughtsman, publisher
Septimus Prowett, publisher
Robert Jennings, publisher
Josiah Taylor, publisher
Mrs. Mary Priestley, publisher
John Weale, publisher
Architectural Library (London), publisher
Priestley and Weale, publisher
Chatfield and Coleman, intaglio printer