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Creator:
Halfpenny, William, d. 1755.
Title:
Rural architecture in the Chinese taste, being designs entirely new for the decoration of gardens, parks, forrests, insides of houses, &c., on sixty copper plates, with full instructions for workmen; also a near estimate of the charge, and hints where proper to be erected. The whole invented & drawn by Willm. & Inn. Halfpenny ...
Edition:
The 3d ed. With the adition of 4 plates ... of roofs for Chinese & Indian temples ...
Published/Created:
London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, 1755.
Physical Description:
4 pt. in 1 v. 64 plates (part fold.) 23 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA8450 H17 1755 copy 1
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA8450 H17 1755 copy 2
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
BAC : British Art Center has 2 copies. In copy 1, there are 4 p. of text (incl. t.-p.) preceding the plates of pt. 3. In copy 2, the same text, in a different setting of type, occupies 6 p.; an additional 2 p. (p. 7-8) being advertisements.
BAC : Head- and tail-pieces.
BAC : Some plates signed Parr, or B. Cole.
Each part has also special t.-p., dated 1750-52.
Contents:
pt. I. New designs for Chinese temples, triumphal arches, garden seats, palings, &c.--pt. II. New designs for Chinese bridges, temples, triumphal arches, garden-seats, palings, obelisks, termini's, &c.--pt. III. New designs for Chinese doors, windows, piers, pilasters, garden seats, green-houses, summer-houses, &c.--pt. IV. New designs for Chinese gates, palisades, stair-cases, chimney-pieces, cielings, garden-seats, chairs, temples, &c.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Details.
Architecture, Chinese.
Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans.
Contributors:
Halfpenny, John, 18th cent.
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