The First English Treatise on Laws Concerning Architecture Elmes, James [1782-1862]. A Practical Treatise on Ecclesiastical and Civil Dilapidations, Re-Instatements, Waste, &c. With an Appendix Containing Cases Decided, Precedents of Notices to Repair, Examples of Valuations, Surveys, Estimates, &c. Considerably Enlarged. London: Samuel Brooke, 1829. xxiv, 288, cxxi,  pp. Forms. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Recent cloth, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Negligible light shelfwear and soiling, light toning to text, small early library stamps to title page and a few other leaves. $100. * Third, last and best edition. This was the first English treatise on laws concerning architecture. Grounded in Coke and enriched with comparisons to Roman and French civil law, it addresses legal aspects of architecture, especially the construction and maintenance of churches. The first two editions were published in 1820 and 1823. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:110.
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