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FRÉART, Roland, sieur de Chambray (1606--1676)
[Parallèle de l'architecture antique avec la moderne. English. 1733]
A parallel of the ancient architecture with the modern, in a collection of ten principal authors who have written upon the five orders, viz. Palladio and Scamozzi, Serlio and Vignola, D. Barbaro and Cataneo, L.B. Alberti and Viola, Bullant and De Lorme, compared with one another. ... Written in French by Roland Freart, ... made English for the benefit of builders. To which is added, an account of architects and architecture, in an historical and etymological explanation of certain terms particularly affected by architects. With Leon Baptista Alberti's Treatise of statues. By John Evelyn, ... The fourth edition, with the addition of The elements of architecture: collected by Sir Henry Wotton, ... and also other large additions.
London: printed by T.W. for J. Walthoe, D. Midwinter, and A. Ward; W. Mears, F. Clay, B. Motte, and D. Browne, 1733.
2 pts in 1 vol. ; 35.0 cm. (2°)
i: [24], xxiv, xxix--xxxviii, 115, [1] p. : [40] full-page engr. illus.
ii: [6], 74 p. : [3] illus. (2 engr., 1 wdcut)

Translation of Fréart's Parallèle de l'architecture antique avec la moderne, first published 1650 (1702 ed., q.v.). First edition of Evelyn's translation, 1664; other editions 1680, 1707 (q.v.), 1722 (q.v.; reissued 1723, q.v.). Evelyn's 'An Account Of Architects' has separate fly-title, pagination and register. Title-page printed in red and black. No copy seen of this edition has the added engraved title-plate found in earlier editions. ESTC t117369; BAL, Early printed books, no. 1137; Harris and Savage 236.

Copy Notes Front paste-down inscribed in ink -9-.

Binding Contemporary C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-rule spine, red spine-label.

Reference Number 2294


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