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Vitruvius Pollio
The civil architecture of Vitruvius : comprising those books of the author which relate to the public and private edifices of the ancients / translated by William Wilkins, M.A. F.A.S., late fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; author of the 'Antiquities of Magna Graecia" ; illustrated by numerous engravings ; with an introduction, containing an historical view of the rise and progress of architecture amongst the Greeks.
Additional Title(s):
De architectura. English. Selections
London : Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row, 1812 [i.e. 1812-1817]
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill. ; 36 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2515 .V5813 1812+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Quarto impression of Wilkins' translation of books 3-6. Published in parts between 1813 and 1817."--British Architectural Library.
Engravings by Wilson Lowry and Samuel Porter; after William Wilkins.
Archer attributes the Introduction (pp. l-lxxvi) to George Hamilton-Gordon, fourth Earl of Aberdeen.
Plates are dated 1813, 1814 and 1817.
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 348.1
NSTC, W1912
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 3535
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in blind- and gilt-tooled calf. Spine title: Wilkin's Vitruvius.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Architecture -- History.
Architecture -- Orders.
Architecture, Greek.
Building -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Davison, Thomas -- Printer.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown -- Publisher.
Engravings -- 1812-1817.
Aberdeen, George Hamilton Gordon, Earl of, 1784-1860, attributed name.
Wilkins, William, 1778-1839, ill.
Lowry, Wilson, 1762-1824 engraver.
Porter, Samuel, active 1792-1842, engraver.

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