A parallel of the antient architecture with the modern : in a collection of ten principal authors who have written upon the five orders, viz. Palladio and Scamozzi, Serlio and Vignola, D. Barbaro and Cataneo, L.B. Alberti and Viola, Bullant and De Lorme, compared with one another : the three Greek orders, Dorique, Ionique, and Corinthian, comprise the first part of this treatise, and the two Latine, Tuscan and Composita, the latter / written in French by Roland Freart, sieur de Chambray ; made English for the benefit of builders ; to which is added An account of architects and architecture, in an historical and etymological explanation of certain tearms particularly affected by architects ; with Leon Baptista Alberti's treatise of statues ; by John Evelyn, Esq. fellow of the Royal Society.
- Additional Title(s):
Added engraved title page title: Parallel of architecture both ancient & moderne
Parallèle de l'architecture antique avec la moderne. English
- London : Printed by Tho. Roycroft for John Place, and are to be sold at his shop at Furnivals-Inn Gate in Holborn, MDCLXIV 
- Physical Description:
- , 159,  pages : illustrations ; 36 cm
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Signatures: pi² a⁴ b² A⁴ B-C² D-Y⁴.
A variant has page 159 misnumbered 156.
With an engraved vignette on the title page.
With initial imprimatur leaf.
Errata and advertisements on last leaf.
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700, C1923
English short title catalogue, R19331
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 230
BAC: British Art Center copy is a large paper copy, with page 159 numbered correctly. Bound in half calf and marbled boards. Bookplate: Richard Blackett Beaumont. Ink stamp: Vernon J. Watney, Cornbury.
- Subject Terms:
- Architecture -- Orders -- Early works to 1800.Beaumont, Richard Blackett -- Bookplate.Sculpture -- Early works to 1800.Watney, Vernon J. -- Stamp.
- Engravings -- 1664.
Etchings -- 1664.
Woodcuts -- 1664.
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Fréart, Roland, sieur de Chambray, 1606-1676, A parallel of the antient architecture with the modern , MDCLXIV 
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