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HALFPENNY, William (d. 1755)
[Practical architecture. 1736]
Practical architecture, or a sure guide to the true working according to the rules of that science: representing the five orders with their several doors & windows ... to each plate tables containing the exact proportions of the several parts ... By Willm. Halfpenny. ... The fifth edition
London: printed for & sold by Tho: Bowles printseller, by Jer. Batley bookseller, & by J. Bowles printseller, 1736.
[3], 48 pl. ; 15.5 cm. (8°)

A reimpression of the 51 coppers first published in 1724 (q.v.). A 'fifth Edition' had already appeared in 1730. ESTC t78313; Harris and Savage 309; BAL, Early printed books, no. 1447.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-plate John Tho and on the dedication plate Sir J Thornton. A copy, this or the first edition, was bought from W. Boone for 6d. [Lot 24] on 13 February 1822. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.8).

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, rebacked in calf, double-ruled, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2415


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