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ADD3 f. 17

Purpose

Alexander Charles (fl.1671-1678), Sketches & notes (on 19 pp) written in the back of Henry Wotton, The Elements of Architecture, 1624. f. 17 EDINBURGH: Parliament House Half-section through the roof. Insc: this is the order/of the roof of the/parliament house/in Edinburgh copied off of the same

Aspect

Half-section through the roof

Inscribed

Insc: this is the order/of the rooff of the/parlament house/in edinbrugh copied aff of the same

Level

Drawing

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