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Langley, Batty, 1696–1751

The city and country builder's and workman's treasury of designs, or, The art of drawing and working the ornamental parts of architecture : illustrated by upwards of four hundred grand designs, neatly engraved on one hundred and eighty-six copper-plates, for piers, gates, doors, windows, niches, buffets, cisterns, chimney-pieces, tabernacle-frames, pavements, frets, gulochi's, pulpits, types, altar-pieces, monuments, fonts, oblisques, pedestals, for sun-dials, busto's, and stone tables, book-cases, cielings [sic], and iron works : proportioned by aliquot parts : with an appendix of fourteen plates of trusses for girders and beams, different sorts of rafters, and a variety of roofs, &c. : to which are prefixed, the five orders of columns, according to Andrea Palladio; whose members are proportioned by aliquot parts, in a more easy manner than has yet been done : the whole interspersed with sure rules for working all the varieties of raking members in pediments, modillions, &c. : the like, for the immediate use of workmen, never published before in any language / by B. L.

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City and country builder's and workman's treasury of designs

Art of drawing and working the ornamental parts of architecture

London : Printed for S. Harding : And sold by B. Dod, in Ave-Mary-Lane; and J. Marks, on the pavement in St. Martin's-Lane, 1756.
Physical Description:
24 p., CLXXXVI, 14 leaves of plates : ill. ; 30 x 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA3310 .L3 1756 + Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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By Batty Langley.
Illustrations by Thomas Langley; after Batty Langley.
First published in 1740 with subsequent editions in 1745, 1750, 1756, and 1770.
"The plates in this edition are reprinted unchanged from the 1745 edition"--British Architectural Library.
Includes head-piece and engraved initial.
English short title catalogue, T162323
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 452
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 1745
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in calf. Inscribed: W. Newton; Saml. Smith.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Details -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Orders -- Early works to 1800.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Dod, B. -- Bookseller.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1756.
Harding, S. -- Publisher.
Marks, J. -- Bookseller.
Neoclassicism (Architecture) -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Newton, W. -- Autograph.
Roofs -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
Smith, Samuel -- Autograph.
Langley, Batty, 1696-1751, ill.
Langley, T. (Thomas), 1702-1751, engraver.
Harding, Samuel, d. 1755, publisher.

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