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Chambers, William, Sir, 1723–1796

A treatise on the decorative part of civil architecture : illustrated by fifty original, and three additional plates, engraved by old Rooker, old Foudrinier, Charles Grignion, and other eminent hands / by Sir William Chambers, K.P.S. ...

Additional Title(s):

Treatise on civil architecture

Third edition, considerably augmented.
London : Printed by Joseph Smeeton, in St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross : sold by T. Cadell, bookseller and printer to the Royal Academy, Strand : I. and J. Taylor, Hoborn : J. Walter, Charing Cross : R. Robson, New Bond Street : and R. Sayer, Fleet Steet, MDCCXCI [1791]
Physical Description:
[4], vi, [1], 8-137, [1] pages, [53] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 54 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 63
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
First published in 1759 as 'A treatise on civil architecture'.
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 125
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 40.3
English short title catalogue, T174022
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in half calf and marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Details -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Details.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Early works to 1800.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural.
Robson, R. -- Bookseller.
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1791.
Smeeton, Joseph, printer.
Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, bookseller.
I. and J. Taylor (Firm) bookseller.
Walter, John, -1803, bookseller.
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, bookseller.
Rooker, Edward, -1774, engraver.
Fourdrinier, Paul, 1698-1758, engraver.
Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810, engraver.
Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)

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