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Searles, Michael, fl. 1779–1781
[Artificial slate roofs].
[England? : s.n., 178-?]
Physical Description:
[7] leaves : ill. ; 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TP871 S43 1780z
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Demonstrates by comparative estimates the economic and aesthetic advantages of covering roofs with artifical slate instead of plain tiles or Welsh slate.
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994,c1990. 814
Date and title from Harris.
Attributed to Michael Searles of Greenwich, a surveyor, and the father of Michael Searles, architect. Cf. Harris.
Signed: 'Estimated, &c., 1779, M. Searles.'
An earlier edition was published in 1779.
Later edition begins: 'N.B. Since the first publication of these estimates ...'
BAC: Plates are numbered: I, II A B, III C D, V G H, VI. British Art center copy wanting plate IV E F.
Subject Terms:
Building -- Prices -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Roofs -- Design and construction -- Early works to 1800.
Stone, Artificial -- Early works to 1800.
Wood engravings -- [178-?].

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