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HALFPENNY, William (d. 1755)
Six new designs for convenient farm-houses, with their proper offices, &c. Wherein are laid down, all the necessary dimensions and estimates of each design, and every separate part, both in brick and stone. Adapted more particularly to the western counties in England, and the whole principality of Wales. ([Part II:] Adapted ... to the northern counties in England, and all Scotland.) ... By Willam Halfpenny, ... Part I. (II.) Published ... May 20th, 1751.
([Pt. III:] Thirteen new designs for small convienent parsonage and farm-houses, with their proper offices, &c. Wherein are laid down all the necessary dimensions and estimates of each design, and every separate part, in brick, stone, and timber. Calculated for every part of Great-Britain and Ireland. ... By William Halfpenny, ... Part III. Published ... Feb. 18, 1752.)

London: printed for Robert Sayer, [1751--52].
[2], 46, [2], 47--79, [1] p., 20 fold. pl. ; 18.8 cm. (8º)

A combined reissue with new cancel title-leaf and preface appeared in 1752, retitled: Useful architecture in twenty-one new designs for erecting parsonage-houses, farm-houses, and inns; ... . The part II title is printed on p. [23] with a preface on the verso. See notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 1449 for an description of the physical make-up of the three parts and the combined reissue. Harris and Savage 312; ESTC n23353.

Copy Notes Bound first with Ralph's A critical review of the publick buildings, statues and ornaments in, and about London and Westminster, 1734 (q.v.). Inscribed on front free-endpaper John Soane/ 1815/ Halfpenny's design/ Critical review of/ public buildings/ by Ralph/ 1st. Edit: 1734.

Binding C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine, red spine-label lettered 'Architect.', later numbered '39' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

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