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Nicholson, Peter, 1765–1844

An architectural dictionary : containing a correct nomenclature and derivation of the terms of art with a full display of their technical meaning and application, as used by architects, builders, and workmen ... / by Peter Nicholson.

London : Printed by J. Barfield ..., 1812-1819.
Physical Description:
2 v. (xlvi, 475, [1], 260; [2], 261-913, [1] p., [281] plates) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA31 .N5 1812+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Engravings by Cosmo Armstrong, Richard Roffe, Wilson Lowry, J. Taylor, Isaac Taylor, James Davis, George Gladwin and J. Bacon; after Peter Nicholson and M.A. Nicholson.
Originally published in 26 parts, 1812-1819.
NSTC, 2N7979
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 2281
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 223.1
BAC: British Art Center copy in publisher's original parts, with publisher's printed wrappers. Lacks part 24.
"Plans and elevations of buildings designed by Nicholson are to be found illustrating terms such as 'house,' 'town' and 'university', and the book is as much a pattern-book for builders and a guide for architectural draughtsmen, with lengthy sections on perspective and projection, as it is a straight dictionary of architectural terms."--British Architectural Library.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Dictionaries.
Architecture -- Great Britain.
Barfield, J. -- Printer.
Engineering -- Dictionaries.
Engravings -- 1812-1819.
Steel engravings -- 1812-1819.
Armstrong, Cosmo, engraver.
Bacon, J., engraver.
Davis, James, engraver.
Gladwin, George, engraver.
Lowry, Wilson, 1762-1824, engraver.
Nicholson, Michael Angelo, d. 1842, ill.
Nicholson, Peter, 1765-1844, ill.
Rivers, engraver.
Roffe, Richard, engraver.
Taylor, Isaac, 1730-1807, engraver.
Taylor, J. (Josiah), engraver.

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