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Palladio, Andrea, 1508–1580
Andrea Palladio's architecture, in four books : containing a dissertation on the five orders & ye most necessary observations relating to all kinds of building. As also the different constructions of public and private houses, high-ways., bridges, market-places, xystes, & temples, wth. their plans, sections, & elevations. The whole containing 226 folio copper-plates / carefully revis'd and redelineated by Edwd. Hoppus Surveyor to ye corporation of the London Assurance and embellish'd wth. a large variety of chimney pieces collected from the works of Inigo Jones & others.
Additional Title(s):

Architecture in four books

Quattro libri dell'architettura. English.
London : Printed for Benjn. Cole engraver, the corner of Kings-Head-Court, near Fetter-Lane, Holbourn, & John Wilcox opposite the new Church in the Strand, MDCCXXVI [1736]
Physical Description:
[6], vi, [7]-250, [12] p., [206] leaves of plates ([12] folded) : ill. ; 35 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2500 .P35 1736+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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"The plates are all reprinted from the first edition of this text ... The two title-plates have been reworked, with the imprint altered to include the name of John Wilcox and other details. The remaining plates, including the dedication to Lord Burlington, are reprinted without change. In this edition, the plates are generally bound in with the text, and in some copies, the double-page plates are bound folded in."--British Architectural Library.
Title page is preceded by a frontispiece and followed by four separate books; three books have individual title pages.
Engravings by Benjamin Cole; after Andrea Palladio, Edward Hoppus, Inigo Jones, William Kent, James Gibbs, William Jones and I. Neeld.
Signatures: A-3U².
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 689
English short title catalogue, T114553
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 150.2
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 2394
Includes publisher's advertisements, [4] p. at end.
Includes index.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary Cambridge-style plain and sprinkled panelled calf. Armorial bookplates of Rev. Henry Leigh Bennett and Rupert Gunnis.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Composition, proportions, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Details -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Orders -- Early works to 1800.
Bennett, Henry Leigh Rev. -- Bookplate
Cole, Benj. -- Publisher.
Rome -- Antiquities -- Early works to 1800.
Temples -- Italy -- Early works to 1800.
Wilcox, John -- Publisher.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Engravings -- 1736.
Publisher's advertisements -- England -- London -- 1736.
Cole, B. (Benjamin), engraver.
Gibbs, James, 1682-1754, ill.
Hoppus, E. (Edward), d. 1739, ill.
Jones, Inigo, 1573-1652, ill.
Kent, William, 1685-1748, ill.
Neeld, I., ill.
Wilcox, John, bookseller, bookseller.

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