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Hall, James, Sir, 1761–1832

Essay on the origin and principles of gothic architecture / by Sir James Hall, Bart., F. R. & A. S.S. Edin. ; from the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh ; (read April 6, 1797).

Additional Title(s):

Origin and principles of gothic architecture

[Edinburgh : The Royal Society, 1798?]
Physical Description:
27, [1] p., vi leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA445 .H355 1798+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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There are six engraved plates numbered I-VI top center, showing Gothic forms constructed out of branches and poles.
Engravings by John Beugo; after Sir James Hall.
This essay was originally read to the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 6 April 1797, and was printed first in their Transactions (IV:2, 1798, pp. 3-27). An enlarged version of the essay was published in 1813.
ESTC suggests 1797 as the publication date, however, vol. 4 of the Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh was published in 1798.
English short title catalogue, T101922
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 1454
BAC: British Art Center copy inscribed: Lady Halkett with Sir J. Hall's most respectful compliments.
Subject Terms:
Architecture, Gothic -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Gothic -- England.
Engraving -- Specimens -- [1798?]
Halkett, Lady -- Inscription from Sir James Hall.
Hall, James, Sir -- Inscription to Lady Halkett.
Royal Society of Edinburgh -- Publisher.
Beugo, John, 1759-1841, engraver.
Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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