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Halfpenny, William, -1755
New designs for Chinese temples, triumphal arches, garden seats, palings &c. ... / by William Halfpenny.
London : Printed for and sold by Robt. Sayer, 1750-1752.
Physical Description:
4 pts. in 1 : ill. ; 19 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA8450 H17 1750
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
T.-p. for pt. 1, with imprint: London : Printed for R. Sayer ... and J. Brindley, omits designation "Part 1".
T.-p. for pt. 1 engraved.
Special t.-p. for each part; imprints vary slightly.
Pt. 2-4 by William and John Halfpenny.
Second and third editions issued under title: Rural architecture in the Chinese taste.
Archer 134.1
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 1556-1785. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994, c1990. 300
Illustrations by Parr and B[enjamin] Cole; after William Halfpenny.
Later edition published under title: Rural architecture in the Chinese taste.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Details -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Chinese -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
Sayer, Robert -- Publisher.
Engravings -- 1750.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1750.
Halfpenny, John, active 18th century.
Parr, Remi, 1723-, engraver.
Cole, B. (Benjamin), engraver.
Halfpenny, William, -1755, ill.
IIIF Manifest:

  • Pt.I. New designs for Chinese temple, triumphal arches, garden seats, palings, &c.
  • pt. II. New designs for Chinese bridges, temples triumphal arches, garden seats, palings, obelisks, termini's &c.
  • pt. III. New designs for Chinese doors, windows, piers, pilasters, garden seats, green- houses, summer-houses, &c.
  • pt. IV. New designs for Chinese gates, palisades, stair-cases, chimney-pieces, ceilings, garden-seats, chairs, temples, &c.

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