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Laugier, Marc-Antoine, 1711–1769

An essay on the study and practice of architecture : explained by the true principles of the science ... : illustrated with figures, elegantly engraved ... : to which are added, directions for the embellishment of cities, and for the laying out of gardens.

Additional Title(s):

Essai sur l'architecture. English.

London : Printed for Stanley Crowder and Henry Woodgate, 1756.
Physical Description:
xvi, [2], 272, [8] p., [5] leaves of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2515 L2913 1756
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Translation of: Essai sur l'architecture, first published anonymously in Paris in 1753. This edition contains five plates which are reduced copies from an edition of Palladio which are not in the 1755 edition. Cf. Harris.
English short title catalogue, N1527
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 1556-1785. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994, c1990. 478
Illustrations by Benjamin Cole.
Includes five plates which were not in the 1755 edition.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Crowder, Stanley -- Publisher.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1756.
Woodgate, Henry -- Publisher.
Cole, Benjamin, 1696 or 7-1783, engraver.

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