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Morris, Robert, 1701–1754

An essay in defence of ancient architecture, or, A parallel of the ancient buildings with the modern : , shewing [sic] the beauty and harmony of the former, and the irregularity of the latter : with impartial reflections on the reasons of the abuses introduced by our present builders : to which is annexed an inspectional table, universally useful / by Robert Morris ; illustrated with sixteen copper-plates.

Additional Title(s):

Essay in defence of ancient architecture

Parallel of the ancient buildings with the modern

London : Printed for D. Browne, at the Black-Swan, without Temple Bar; W. Bickerton, in Devereaux-Court, near Temple-Bar; J. Pote, at the Golden-Door, against Suffolk-Street, near Charing-Cross; and J. Walthoe, at Richmond, 1728.
Physical Description:
xxviii, 114, [2] p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2810 .M67 1728+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Final leaf of bookseller's advertisements.
Errata at foot of p. xxviii.
Head and tail-pieces and initials.
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 1556-1785. Cambridge, 1990, 568
Archer, 214.1
English short title catalogue, T90206
BAC: Bound with alternating panels of plans and sprinkled sheep.
BAC: Inscribed: Job Staples, 1749. Also inscribed:: Brenton Wanton's book. Given by Mr. Job Staples 1749.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Composition, proportion, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Orders -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Ancient -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Medieval -- Early works to 1800.
Bickerton, W. -- Publisher.
Browne, D. -- Publisher.
Pote, J. -- Publisher.
Staples, Job -- Provenance.
Walthoe, J. -- Publisher.
Wanton, Brenton -- Provenance.
Wood engravings -- 1728.
Engravings -- 1728.
Booksellers' advertisements.

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