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Columbani, Placido

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, [1] leaves : illustrations ; 26 x 37 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A T 11
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Engraved throughout.
English short title catalogue, T117457.
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 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.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Taylor, Isaac, 1730-1807, publisher.

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