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Emlyn, Henry, 1728 or 1729–1815

A proposition for a new order in architecture : with rules for drawing the several parts / by Henry Emlyn, of Windsor.

London : Printed by J. Dixwell, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, MDCCLXXXI [1781]
Physical Description:
[4], iv, 11, [1] pages, X leaves of plates : illustrations ; 55 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 64
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"Emlyn's was not the first attempt to produce a 'British order' of classical architecture, but it was perhaps the most imaginative, a somewhat bizarre combination of classical forms with chivalric motifs such as the feathers and badge of the knights of the Garter. Each column of the order was split awkwardly into two shafts part way up, the point of division being decently draped in a wolf's skin bearing a Garter knight's shield and armour; the idea was inspired by the twin trees of Windsor Forest."--Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Plate II engraved by William Blake.
Bentley, G.E. Blake books supplement, page 211
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 220
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in half calf and marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Engravings -- 1781.
Blake, William, 1757-1827, engraver.
Dixwell, James, -1788, printer, publisher.

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