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Halfpenny, William, d. 1755

Rural architecture in the Chinese taste : being designs entirely new for the decoration of gardens, parks, ... on sixty copper plates with full instructions for workmen ... / the whole invented & drawn by Willm. & Jno. Halfpenny architects ; divided into four parts.

Second edition.
London : Printed for & sold by Robt. Sayer, 1752.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA8450 H17 1752
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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English short title catalogue, T79274
Archer 134.2
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 1556-1785. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994, c1990. 301
Part 1 by William Halfpenny, parts II-IV the joint work of William and John Halfpenny.
Each part with separate title page: Part I dated Dec. 1 1750 : Part II Feb. 1 1751 : Part II May 1st 1751 : Part IV January, 1751.
General title page and that to part I engraved.
Illustrations by Parr and B[enjamin] Cole.
BAC: Head- and tail- pieces.
Earlier editions published under title: New designs for Chinese temples, triumphal arches, garden seats, palings &c.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Details -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Chinese -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- [1752].
Sayer, Robert -- Publisher.
Halfpenny, John, active 18th century.
Partnership for Response and Recovery, engraver.
Cole, Benjamin, 1696 or 7-1783, engraver.

  • Pt. I. New designs for Chinese temples, 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, cielings [sic], garden-seats, chairs, temples, &c.

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