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Vitruvius Pollio
The architecture of M. Vitruvius Pollio / translated from the original Latin, by W. Newton, architect.
Additional Title(s):
De architectura. English
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
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 38
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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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 architectural collection of the Johns Hopkins University, 428
English short title catalogue, T22370
Harris, E. British architectural books and writing, 895
Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara 736
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 221.2
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 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
Engravings -- 1791.
Aquatints -- 1791.
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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