London: Printed for the Author, 1778. The 2nd edition, Corrected & Improved, with Large Additions (Lowndes 1460). 2 volumes. Text volume pagination: , 296, 8 pp. Frontis, & 48 plates. Folio. 14" x 9-1/8". Period mottled calf, with later elaborately gilded rebacking to style. Period marbled eps. VG (usual bit of foxing throughout/bpt [Joesph Walker]). Ex-lib, with occasional oval stamp to text volume & to margins of 7 plates (frontis, first 3 plates, 21, 33, & 41). Item #19787
Thomas Malton was an architectual draughtsman of some repute; known for his accuracy in perspective, young J. M. W. Turner was brought to Malton by his father for lessons on that very subject, and subsequently Turner, in later life, said "My real master was Tom Malton." [DNB]. This work one of the earliest [if not the earliest] English publications on the subject.
The last 8 pp of Volume I describe the case of the author, who lost the [bulk of the] first edition sheets  to fire; and accounts for the relative scarcity of that edition.