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The designs are by Jones, Lord Burlington and William Kent. Titlepage and contents list are engraved.
[London]: Printed for J. Millan opposite to the Admiralty Office White-Hall, 1743. p., plates; 4°
Designs of Inigo Jones and Others. Published by I: Ware
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