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SHORTESS, J. (fl. 1741)
Harmonic architecture. Exemplified in a plan, elevations and sections, &c. of a building, with four different fronts, upon an harmonic form or cube, now made octangular; being designed for a museum, in a retired situation of a park or garden: to which is added, a table of parts with two scales, one of parts and the other of feet and inches, for measuring and proportioning the members to the aforesaid building. By J. Shortess, Gent.
London: printed for the Society of booksellers for promoting learning. And sold by Messrs. Osborn and Smith, 1741.
[4] p., [8] pl. ; 29.6 cm. (4º)

The author is known only for this work and one design of an apiary for Thomas Hayley, near Erith. Harris and Savage 821; ESTC t177070.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-page John Soane/ 1813/. Bound (1) with J.T. Matthews's Useful architecture, 1812 (q.v.) and MS. correspondence dated 30 Dec. 1812 between Soane and Richard Duppa concerning the latter's Illustrations of the lotus of antiquity, 1813 (q.v.).

Binding Later C19th black quarter pebble-grained cloth, marbled-paper boards direct-lettered in gilt 'Pamphlets'.

Reference Number 3299


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