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FRÉART, Roland, sieur de Chambray (1606--1676)
[Parallèle de l'architecture antique avec la moderne. English. 1723]
A parallel of the antient 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 third 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 D. Browne, J. Walthoe, B. and S. Tooke, D. Midwinter, W. Mears, and F. Clay, 1722.
2 pts in 1 vol. ; 34.1 cm. (2°)
i: [24], xx, xxv--xxxviii, 115, [1] p., engr. frontis. port. : [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.), 1733 (q.v.). Evelyn's 'An Account Of Architects' has separate title-page, pagination and register. This is the only traced copy of the first issue of the third edition; a second issue (q.v.) has the title-page dated 1723 and a different title-page vignette (75 x 112 mm.). See BAL, Early printed books, no. 1136. Title-page printed in red and black. The variant also has. Not in ESTC. Harris and Savage 234.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title page John Soane. A marginal note in ink about a calculation in the text (not in Soane's hand) on p. 51 and other marginal marks of emphasis in ink.

Binding C19th red straight-grain morocco, covers, spine and turn-ins tooled in gilt and blind, blue silk bookmark, gilt edges.

Reference Number 2293


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