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Campbell, Colen, 1676–1729

Vitruvius Britannicus, or, The British architect : containing the plans, elevations, and sections of the regular buildings, both publick and private in Great Britain, with a variety of new designs : in 200 large folio plates : engraven by the best hands : and drawn either from the buildings themselves, or the original designs of the architects / by Colen Campbell = Vitruvius Britannicus, ou, L'architecte britannique, contenant les plans, elevations, & sections des batiments reguliers, tant particuliers que publics de la Grande Bretagne : compris en 200 grandes planches gravez en taille douce par les meilleurs maitres, et tous ou dessinez des batiments memes, ou copiez des dessiens originaux des architects / par le Sieur Campbell.

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Vitruvius Britannicus, ou l'architecte britannique, contenant les plans, elevations, & sections des bâtimens reguliers, tant particuliers que publics de la Grande Bretagne

London : Sold by the author over against Douglas-Coffee house in St. Martins-Lane : John Nicholson in Little Britain : Andrew Bell at the Cross-Keys in Cornhil : W. Taylor in Pater-Noster -Row : Henry Clements in St. Pauls Church-yard : and Jos. Smith in Exeter Change, MDCCXV-MDCCLXXI [1715-1771].
Physical Description:
5 volumes : illustrations ; 51 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 54
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
The title pages are engraved in volumes 1-2, 4-5.
Vol. 3 contains "The geometrical plans of the most considerable gardens and plantations."
Vols. 4 and 5 are a continuation by Woolfe and Gandon.
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 97
Fowler architectural collection of the Johns Hopkins University, page 62
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 32.1
BAC: British Art Center copy is a large paper copy, with volumes IV & V larger than volumes I to III. All volumes are first issues with lists of subscribers and volumes IV & V with the bookplate of Edward Harbord, Lord Suffield. Bound in contemporary calf; rebacked.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Gardens -- Early works to 1800.
Harbord, Edward -- Bookplate.
Engravings -- 1715-1771.
Etchings -- 1715-1771.
Subscriber's lists.
Woolfe, John, -1793, author.
Gandon, James, 1742-1823, author.
Nicholson, John, -approximately 1717, bookseller.
Bell, Andrew, -1720?, bookseller.
Taylor, William, -1723, bookseller.
Clements, Henry, 1686-1719, bookseller.
Smith, Joseph, active 1697-1732, bookseller.
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