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Rowland, Thomas, of New-Windsor, author, publisher.

A general treatise of architecture : in seven books : containing all that is necessary to be known in building, with several new designs of houses, &c. and also the plans of their different situations : in a manner entirely new and pleasant : being an easy Introduction to the knowledge of architecture and building, and for the better understanding the rules of Vitruvius, Palladio, Scamozzi, and others both Antient and Modern / by Thomas Rowland, of New-Windsor, Gent. ; to which is added, a work of infinite labour and expence, consisting of tables for the mensuration of all sorts of works us'd in building, of great use and service to all architects, artificers, and measurers whatsoever.

London : Printed by Henry Parker in Jewin-Street, for the author, and sold by J. Cole, engraver, at the Crown in Great Kirby-Street, Hatton-Garden, MDCCXXXII [1732, i.e. 1743?]
Physical Description:
[4], 56, pages, [15] leaves of plates; [4], viii, 49-52 pages, 48 pages of plates : illustrations ; 40 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2022 11
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Issued in six parts, the first in September, 1743 (see Harris). Each part included a portion of "A general treatise ..." and a portion of "Mensuration of superficies ...," two works with separate title page, pagination, and register.
The "Mensuration ..." includes 52 pages of tables; pages1-48 are engraved, pages 49-52 are letterpress.
English short title catalogue, T114385
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 760
BAC Folio A 2022 11: Imperfect: lacks parts 4 and 6 ("A general treatise ..." pages 33-40 and 49-56; "Mensuration ..." pages 45-52). Bound in contemporary cream boards, with three of the original part-wrappers bound in. Apparently from the library of Sir Thomas Phillips, with his shelf mark inside the front cover.
Subject Terms:
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872 -- Ownership.
Lewis, Heather Parker, d active 1710-1732, printer.
Cole, James (Engraver), bookseller.

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