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Kirby, John Joshua, 1716-1774, author.

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:
Copyright Information
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.
ESTC, T133638
Archer, J. British domestic architecture, 168.2
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 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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