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Creator:
Vitruvius Pollio.
Title(s):

The architecture of M. Vitruvius Pollio / translated from the original Latin, by W. Newton, architect.

Additional Title(s):

De architectura. English

Published/Created:
London : Printed for James Newton, 32, Thornhaugh Street, Bedford Square ; and sold by I. and J. Taylor, Holborn ; R. Faulder, New Bond Street ; P. Elmsly, Strand ; and T. Sewell, Cornhill, MDCCXCI [1791]
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 54 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 38
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Edited by James Newton.
Newton's version of books I to V was published as volume one in 1771, together with a life of Vitruvius. Volume two (and the second issue of volume one) which was only partly printed at the time of Newton's death in 1790, was completed from his manuscripts by his brother James Newton, who was also responsible for engraving most of the plates. Some copies bear a cancel slip over the imprint, with James's address occuping a full line above those of Taylor and the other booksellers.
Volume 1: [4], xix, [3], 122 pages, [27] leaves of plates; volume 2: [6], [123]-280, [4] pages, XX leaves of plates.
"Observations concerning the life of Vitruvius": volume 1, pages [ix]-xix.
Fowler 428
ESTC (RLIN), T22370
Harris, E. British architectural books and writing, 895
Cicognara, L. Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte, 736
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 221.2
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1895
BAC: British Art Center copy with cancel slips over the imprints with James's address occupying a full line above that of Taylor and other booksellers. Bound half calf, marbled paper boards. Autograph: Henry Ward, 1847. Stamp in purple ink: William Freakley. Mechanical engineer. Victoria Square.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Freakley, William -- Stamp
Vitruvius Pollio.
Ward, Henry -- Autograph, 1847
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1791.
Aquatints -- 1791.
Contributors:
Newton, William, 1735-1790.
Newton, James, 1748-approximately 1804, publisher.
Faulder, Robert, 1747 or 1748-1815, publisher.
I. and J. Taylor (Firm), publisher.
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