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HALFPENNY, William (d. 1755)
A new and compleat system of architecture delineated, in a variety of plans and elevations of designs for convenient and decorated houses. Together with offices and out-buildings proportioned thereto, and appropriated to the several uses and situations required. As also an estimate of each by the great square. ... The whole comprised on 47 copper plates, with explanations thereto in common press-work. Neatly engraved, and design'd by William Halfpenny, architect.
London: printed for John Brindley, 1749.
[4], 25, [1] p., 46, [1] pl. ; 25.5 cm. (oblong 4°)

The final unnumbered plate, 'A Perspective View of the Sunk Pier, and the two Adjoining Arches, at Westminster' is mentioned on title-page but bears no thematic relation to the book; a number of polemical works published on Westminster Bridge controversy between the 1730s and the 1750s are also on Soane's library. BAL, Early printed books, no. 1440; Harris and Savage 294; ESTC t78316.

Binding C18th half calf, gilt triple-rule spine, red spine-label, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 2413


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