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Halfpenny, William, -1755

A new and compleat system of architecture delineated, in a variety of plans and elevations of designs for convenient and decorated houses : together with offices and out-buildings proportioned thereto, and appropriated to the several uses and situations required : as also, an estimate of each by the great square : prefix'd to these are ten different sorts of piers, with gates of various compositions suitable to the same : intended for entrances to courts, gardens, &c. as also new architectonic rules for drawing the members, in all kinds and proportions of the orders : and to them are also added a perspective view of the sinking pier of Westminster-Bridge, with the two adjoining arches : and a method proposed by trusses &c. to take off 3/4 of the weight, or abutment and pressure now on the pier, and discharge it as set forth on the plate / the whole comprised on 47 copper plates, with explanations thereto in common press-work neatly engraved and design'd by William Halfpenny.

London : Printed for John Brindley, Bookseller to His Highness, The Prince of Wales, in New Bond Street, 1749.
Physical Description:
[4], 25, [1] p., [47] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 26 x 36 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA7132 .H36 1749+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Printer's ornament on t.p.
Main body of text printed in double columns.
English short title catalogue, T78316
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 1556-1785. Cambridge, 1990, 294
Archer, : 133.1
BAC: In original boards.
Illustrations by Remi Parr; after William Halfpenny.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Brindley, John -- Publisher.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1749.
Parr, Remi, 1723-, engraver.
Halfpenny, William, -1755, ill.

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