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PERRAULT, Claude (1613--1688)
[Ordonnance des cinq especes de colonnes. English. 1722]
A treatise of the five orders of columns in architecture, viz. Toscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite. Wherein the proportions and characters of the members of their several pedestals, columns and entablatures, are distinctly consider'd, with respect to the practice of the antients and moderns. ... To which is annex'd, a discourse concerning pilasters: and of several abuses introduc'd into architecture. Engraven ... by John Sturt. Written in French by Claude Perrault, ... Made English by John James of Greenwich.
London: printed for John Senex, Willm. Taylor, Willm. and John Innys, and John Osborn, booksellers, [1722].
[4], xxi, [1], xii, 131, [1] p., engr. t.-pl., engr. dedic., VI [i.e. 5] pl. : 6 engr. illus., 65 engr. initials and hd- and tl.-pces. ; 34.6 cm. (2°)

Title from engraved title-plate. Translation of Ordonnance des cinq espaces de colonnes, first published 1683 (q.v.). The first edition of the translation was published in 1708. Plate I is included in the pagination (pp. [43--44]). This is a variant state of the second edition of 1722, without the letterpress title-page but otherwise identical. (See BAL, Early printed books, no. 2499, Harris and Savage 701 and ESTC t135482.) ESTC n13971.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting pages 115--[132]. Inscribed by Soane in pencil with numerous marginal lemmata. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper This Book found to be Imperfect./ 1837/ GB (George Bailey, curator 1837--60).

Binding Later C19th half dark brown calf, blind roll-tooled borders, blind-ruled spine, brown binder's cloth boards, black spine-label.

Reference Number 3000


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