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Oakley, Edward, active 18th century

The magazine of architecture, perspective, & sculpture : in five parts : Part the first. Geometrical, practical, & usefull [sic] problems ; for ye describing of circles, ovals, arches, groyns (Regular or rampant) & polygons, ye mouldings made use of in architecture; the handrail to stair-cases; ye wreath'd columns; ionic (capital antient & modern) volutes; & to flute columns and pilasters : Part the second. Plain & easy directions, for the construction of ye five orders of architecture , with their imposts & arches, plans, elevations & profiles, (accurately describ'd by feet, inches & parts; likewise by the customary measure of modules & minutes) frontispieces & windows; ornaments for mouldings, capitals & freezes; fretts & flowers; enrich'd pedestals for statues; compartiments [sic] for domes, soffites of arches & pavements; of the proportion and cieling [sic] of rooms; and designs of obelisks : Part the third. On the disposition & regularity of stair-cases; with several necessary improvements, wherein the symetry [sic] requir'd is preserv'd in ye steps & halfpaces, &c. also in ye rangeing [sic] ballisters & ornaments : Part the fourth. A most easy & expeditious method, to delineate in perspective, all designs relating to architecture, after a new manner, wholly free from ye confusion of occult lines : Part the fifth. The parts of human-body describ'd; with ye nature of motion reduc'd to geometrical rules; to which is added, a collection of ye most beautiful antique statues, with their parts describ'd, as measur'd from the originals / engraven on 96 copper plates by Benjn. Cole ; to which is annexed, an alphabetical explanation of ye terms made use of in architecture ; collected from the most approv'd authors, antient & modern, particularly, Palladio, Scamozzi & Vignola, & made a work of general use for gentlemen, architects, sculptors, painters, workmen, & all persons concern'd in building, by Edward Oakley, Architect . M. M.

Westminster [London, England] : Printed by A. Campbell, for the author, (over against Tom's Coffee House), in St. Martin's-Lane & B. Creake, at the Bible in Jermyn-Street, Near St. James's Church, MDCCXXX [1730]
Physical Description:
[12], 119, [1] p., XCIII leaves of plates : ill., coat of arms, diagrams, plans ; 38 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2515 .O25 1730+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Illustrations by Benjamin Cole; after Edward Oakley.
Publisher's advertisements: [1] p. at end.
T.p. and first page of preliminary dedication engraved.
Wood-engraved head- and tail-pieces and initials.
Added engraved t.p. to A. Bosse's "A practical treatise on the 5 orders of ancient architecture" used as frontispiece (included in pagination)
English short title catalogue, T154195
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 1556-1785. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990, 603
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840 2331
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Creake, B. -- Publisher.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1730.
Perspective -- Early works to 1800.
Sculpture -- Early works to 1800.
Oakley, Edward, active 18th century.
Cole, B. (Benjamin), engraver.

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