Includes extensive coverage of Inigo Jones' designs and plans for Whitehall Palace, architectural designs by Richard Boyle, 3rd earl of Burlington (vol. I, plates 70-73 and vol. 2, plates 10-12 and 51-53), William Kent (vol. I, plates 63-65 and 67-69) and Andrea Palladio's design of the church of Santo Georgio at Venice (vol. 2, plates 58-63). ESTC, T31727 Kent notes that his illustrations of Jones's work are based on original drawings by Jones and John Webb, then in the possession of Kent's patron, the Earl of Burlington. Most of the plates in volume I comprise plans, elevations, sections and details of Whitehall Palace. The second volume comprises, for the most part, domestic buildings including the Queen's House at Greenwich and an extraordinary design for a palace on the Thames, at Richmond, with great colonnaded courts and an open circular feature. "The Designs of Inigo Jones was a significant feature in Burlington's campaign to establish a new standard of taste in England: the first, as it were, in a series of visual exemplars" (Millard). --abebooks website.