Variety of capitals, freezes, and corniches : and how to increase, or decrease them, still retaining the same proportion as the original : likewise 12 designs for chimney pieces, drawn an inch and a half to a foot, the whole consisting of 12 plates / published according to act of parliament in the year 1776 by P. Columbani.
- London : Printed for I. Taylor in Holborn, near Chancery Lane, 1776.
- Physical Description:
- 12,  leaves : illustrations ; 26 x 37 cm.
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- Engraved throughout.
ESTC (RLIN), T117457.
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 680
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards. Has tipped in a single engraved leaf with various acanthus leaf and oak leaf designs from a Birmingham pattern book, with imprint: "Jany 1st 1784, by Jee & Eginton, Birmingham." Armorial bookplate: Westport House. Bookplate: "The Mabel Brady Garvan collection of Americana, gift of Francis Patrick Garvan ..."
"12 etched plates numbered 1-12 top right (including title-plate). Pl. 2 contains designs for six different capitals; 3-6, nine different friezes; 7, etched text and cornices demonstrating method of enlarging or reducing members to the same proportion; 8-9, cornices 'at large'; 10-12, twelve designs for chimney mantelpieces."--British Architectural Library.
- Subject Terms:
- Architecture -- Details -- Early works to 1800.Building -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Early works to 1800.Decoration and ornament -- Early works to 1800.Fireplaces -- Early works to 1800.Garvan, Mabel Brady -- Provenance.Mantels -- Early works to 1800.Westport House -- Bookplate.
- Engravings -- 1776.
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