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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Fleming, John
ROBERT ADAM and his Circle in Edinburgh and Rome
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1962

First edition. Octavo. xxi, 393pp; 93 b/w illustrations & 14 text figures; appendix; list of manuscripts quoted; notes; index. Blue cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a tight, clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket has minimal edgewear with one small edge tear. Based on several hundred letters written by Robert and James Adam from Italy, this book provides an intimate account of the development of Robert Adam. Beginning in early 18th C. Edinburgh when William Adam, Robert's father, was the leading Scottish architect, it follows Robert to Italy and then to London & the setting up of his practice. It also provides a fascinating account of artistic and social life in Rome, Florence, Naples, and Venice through the eyes of a sharp-witted Scot.
Inventory number #013176