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Kirby, John Joshua, 1716–1774

The perspective of architecture : in two parts : a work entirely new, deduced from the principles of Dr. Brook Taylor : and performed by two rules only of universal application : part the first, contains the description and use of a new instrument called the architectonic sector : part the second, a new method of drawing the five orders, elegant structures, &c. in perspective / begun by command of His Present Majesty, when Prince of Wales, by Joshua Kirby, designer in perspective to His Majesty.

London : Printed for the author, in Duke-Street, Grosvenor-Square, by R. Francklin, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden; and sold by T. Payne, at the Mews Gate; Messieurs Knapton and Horsefield, in Ludgate Street; Messieurs Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; T. Longman, in Pater-Noster Row; T. Davies, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden; and J. Gretton, in Bond Street, MDCCLXI [1761]
Physical Description:
[6], 82, [2], ii, 60, [2] pages, [1], XXV, LXXII leaves of plates : illustrations ; 49 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 82
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Engravings by Anthony Walker, Francis Paton, Ignace Fougeron, William Kirby, Samuel Boyce, Peter Mazell, John Ryland, James Basire, William Woollett, Charles Grignion, and Thomas Chambers; after William Hogarth, Joseph Champion, Samuel Wale, and Inigo Jones.
The second part has a separate title page, pagination and register.
The dedication is engraved.
With a final index leaf with errata on its verso.
English short title catalogue, T133638
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 168.2
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 1675
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 399
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in half calf and marbled boards. Armorial bookplate: Richard Blackett Beaumont.
BEIN JJp2 17: 4 p. of bookseller's advertisements at end.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800.
Beaumont, Richard Blackett -- Bookplate.
Perspective -- Early works to 1800.
Booksellers' advertisements.
Manuals (Handbooks)
Basire, James, 1730-1802, engraver.
Boyce, Samuel, -1775, engraver.
Chambers, Thomas, engraver.
Champion, Joseph, 1709-approximately 1765, illustrator.
Davies, Thomas, 1713-1785, bookseller.
Fougeron, Ignace, active 18th century-19th century, engraver.
Francklin, Richard, -1765, printer.
Gretton, John, active 1758-1763, bookseller.
Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810, engraver.
Hogarth, William, illustrator.
Horsfield, W., active 18th century, bookseller.
John and Paul Knapton (Firm), bookseller.
Payne, Thomas (Bookseller in Paternoster Row), bookseller.
R. and J. Dodsley, bookseller.
Jones, Inigo, illustrator.
Kirby, William, -1771, engraver.
Mazell, Peter, active 1761-1797, engraver.
Patton, Francis, engraver.
Ryland, John, 1723-1792, engraver.
Taylor, Brook, 1685-1731.
Wale, Samuel, -1786, illustrator.
Walker, Anthony, 1726-1765, engraver.
Woollett, William, 1735-1785, engraver.

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