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KIRBY, John Joshua (1716--1774)
The description and use of a new instrument called, an architectonic sector. By which any part of architecture may be drawn with facility and exactness.
London: printed for Joshua Kirby, by R. Francklin; and sold by T. Payne; Messrs. Knapton and Horsefield; Messrs. Dodsley; T. Longman; T. Davies; and J. Gretton, 1761.
[6], 82 p., engr. frontis., engr. dedic., XXV pl. ; 54.4 cm. (2º)

The present work also formed the first part of Kirby's Perspective of architecture. In two parts, 1761 (q.v.); the sheets of the two-part work were simultaneously issued as separate works with new title-pages: part one with the title given above, and part two with the title-page reading: The perspective of architecture. A work entirely new; ... (For the latter, see the descriptions in Harris and Savage 399 and BAL 1675.) BAL, Early printed books, no. 1674; Harris and Savage, no. 398; ESTC t219912.

Copy Notes Imperfect. The Soane copy is without the frontispiece by Hogarth and engraved calligraphic dedication to George III as described in the collation above and in BAL and Harris and Savage. However, it additionally contains the ii page 'Introduction' (sig. a) which is normally found in part two of The perspective of architecture (q.v.). Soane's copy of the joint issue is wanting the first part, so the present volume together with part two of the joint issue forms a made-up set of the complete work.

Binding Late C18th/early C19th half calf, gilt double-rule spine, marbled paper boards, direct-lettered in ink 'Kirby's Sect:'.

Reference Number 2549


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