The city and country builder's and workman's treasury of designs : or, The art of drawing and working the ornamental parts of architecture. Illustrated by upwards of four hundred grand designs, neatly engraved one hundred and eighty-fix Copper plates, for piers, gates, doors, windowns, niches, buffets, cisterns, chimney pieces, tabernacle frames, pavements, frets, gulochi's, pulpits, types, altar pieces, monuments, fonts, obelisques, pedestals, for sun-dials, busto's and stone tables, book-cafes, cielings and iron works ; proprortioned by Aliquot Pars ; with an appendix of fourteen plates of strusses for girders and beams, different sorts of rafters, and a variety of roofs, &c ; to which are prefix'd the five orders of columns, according to Andrea Palladio ; whose members are apportioned by Aliquot Pars, in a more easy manner, than has yet been done ; the whole interspersed with sure rules for working all the varieties of raking members in pediments, modilions, &c. the like, for the immediate use of workmen, never published before in any language / By B.L., surveyor.
|Main Author:||Langley, Batty, 1696-1751.|
London : Printed for and sold by S. Harding on the Pavement in St. Martin's Lane, 1741.
Architecture > Details.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural.
Quarter bindings (Binding)
Raised bands (Binding)
First published 1740, without the last 14 plates--Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.
Raised bands on spine and title typed in gold lettering, and three quarters leather binding.
Signatures: [B] [superscript 2] C-G [superscript 2] H, 220 +14 plates.
22 p., 200 leaves of plates :
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