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ADAM, William. Vitruvius Scoticus;  being a collection of plans, elevations, and sections of public buildings, noblemen's and gentlemen's houses in Scotland.
Edinburgh : [1750?]
Sp Coll e.11

William Adam, senior, was the first strictly classical architect that Scotland produced and his buildings are generally of sound quality. He is said to have begun his architectural career as assistant to Sir-William Bruce of Balcaskie, who died in 1710, and whose works, along with William Adams' own, practically monopolise the designs illustrated in the posthumously published Vitruvius Scoticus.