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Chambers, William, Sir, 1723–1796

Traité d'architecture : contenant les principes de l'art, cassines, mausolées, portes de Palladio, arcs de triomphe en cinquante-trois planches / par Chambers architecte du roi d'Angleterre, des Académies de Paris, Florence, Stockholm, &c. ; traduit de l'Anglais après la seconde édition par LeRouge, Ingénieur-Géogaphe du Roi.

Additional Title(s):

Treatise on civil architecture. French

À Paris : Chez Charles Dien, rue de Jardinet, no. 13, [not before 1815?]
Physical Description:
[1], 52 [i.e. 53] leaves : all illustrations ; 44 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 50
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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A later reprint of the edition published ca. 1770 (?), which had imprint "Chez Chrarles Dien, rue de Foin St. Jacques, au Collège de Mtre. Gervais." Dien was active at that address until about 1815, after which he (and later his son) operated at the rue de Jardinet address (see BNF). Unlike the earlier edition, the present edition includes plate 40, containing ornaments for ceilings.
For description of the earlier edition, see: Harris, E. British architectural books and writers 1556-1785, no. 124; and, British Architectural Library, Early Printed Books 1478-1840, no. 604.
The plates are "mostly copied in reverse from the 2nd English edition." Engraved by Jean Nicholas Le Rouge, P.J. Valet, C.J.B. Chatelain, and J.C. Pelletier. See: British Architectural Library.
Plate 7 repeated in foliation.
Plates only.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary red boards.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Details.
Architecture -- Orders.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural.
Engravings -- 1815.
Etchings -- 1815.
Le Rouge, Georges-Louis, translator.

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