The five orders of architecture : containing the most plain and simple rules for drawing and executing them in the purest style, for the use of workmen : exhibiting the most approved modes of applying each in practice, suitably to the climate of Great Britain ; including an historical description of Gothic architecture, illustrated with specimens selected from the most celebrated structures now existing, and numerous plans, elevations, sections, and details of various buildings executed by architects of great eminence : to which are added treatises on projection, perspective, fractions, decimal arithmetic, &c. ...
|Main Author:||Nicholson, Peter, 1765-1844.|
London : Thomas Kelly, 1841.
Architecture and climate > Great Britain.
Architecture > Orders.
The name of the author, Peter Nicholson, does not appear on the t.p., although his portrait (intended to be inserted, along with an accompanying engraved general t.p. for the set, in v. 1 of the new and improved practical builder) was issued together with the plates to v. 3. Cf. binder's instructions on verso of p. 167.
167 p., 108 leaves of plates (some folded) :
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