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Francine, Alexandre, -1648

A nevv book of architecture : wherein is represented fourty figures of gates and arches triumphant, composed of different inventions according to the five orders of columnes, viz. the Tuscane, Dorick, Ionick, Corinthian and Composite / by Alexander Francine ... ; with a description of each figure ; set forth by Robert Pricke, for the use and benefit of all ingenious workmen that are concerned in eminent building.

Additional Title(s):

New book of architecture

Livre d'architecture. English

London : Printed by J. Darby for Robert Pricke, and are to be sold at his Shop at White-Cross-Street near Cripple gate Church ..., 1669.
Physical Description:
[4] pages, XXXX leaves of plates : illustrations ; 41 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 67
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Translation of: Livre d'architecture.
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, F2056
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 229
BEIN: This copy lacks the two preliminary leaves, including the t.-p., and no description of the figures is present. The portrait of the author is shown as plate I.
BEIN: Bound with: Kramer, G. Architectvra ... Prag, 1600.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary paneled leather. Armorial Bookplates: [1] Richard Blackett Beaumont; [2] "In promptu"; [3] John Roland Abbey. Inscription: Bought from Sutton Nichols (son in law Ro. Pricke who Ro's given overtrade) at the last end of St. Pauls Churchyard London this 5. May 97 [i.e., 1697?] cost 8 shil."
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Orders -- Early works to 1800.
Beaumont, Richard Blackett -- Bookplate.
Triumphal arches.
Engravings -- 1669.
Etchings -- 1669.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Darby, John, 1624 or 1625-1704, publisher.
Pricke, Robert, printer, engraver.

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