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LAUGIER, Marc-Antoine (1713--1769)
[Essai sur l'architecture. English. 1756]
An essay on the study and practice of architecture, explaining the true principles of the science; and directing the gentleman and builder to design and finish in every article, with judgment and taste. Illustrated with figures, elegantly engraved, explaining the five orders, their several parts, and just proportions. With a frontispiece, designed by Mr. Wale, and curiously engraved. To which are added, directions for the embellishment of cities, and for the laying out of gardens.
London: printed for Stanley Crowder and Henry Woodgate, 1756.
xvi, [2], 272, [8] p., engr. frontis, 5 pl. ; 17.2 cm. (8º)

A re-issue of the sheets of the 1755 edition (q.v.) with a cancel title-page and the addition of five plates depicting the classical orders copied from an edition of Palladio's treatise I quattro libri d'architettura. Harris and Savage 478; ESTC n1527.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed in ink on first free-endpaper 3/s.
Copy 2: 17.4 cm. Inscribed in ink on front pastedown 0/3/0 Lumley, and in pencil 3/.

Binding Copy 1: C18th mottled calf, gilt double-ruled spine, red spine-label
Copy 2: C19th half maroon morocco, dark blue paper boards, gilt-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine, black spine-label.

Reference Number 2601


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