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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, 1723.
2 pts in 1 vol. ; 34.9 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 second issue of the third edition; the first issue, of which the Soane copy is the only one traced (q.v.), has the title-page dated 1722. Title-page printed in red and black. ESTC t43635; BAL, Early printed books, no. 1136; Harris and Savage 235.

Copy Notes Bills for two copies, the editions unspecified, survive: one bought from Macklen for £15 on 14 December 1805 (Spiers Box, Misc. Booksellers), the other (probably copy 2 of the present edition) bought from Thomas Boone for 4s. on 22 August 1806 (Spiers Box).
Copy 1: Rear paste-down inscribed in pencil 437 and d(?).
Copy 2: 34.9 cm. Imperfect; wanting portrait. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane; also an erased pencil cipher -af, probably the bookseller Thomas Boone.

Binding Copy 1: Contemporary C18th blind-panelled sprinkled calf. Rebacked in sheep, black-spine-label.
Copy 2: Contemporary C18th calf, gilt double-rule borders, with gilt-tooled arms of on both covers. Rebacked in sprinkled-calf probably in late C18 (endpaper w/marked 1794), gilt-ruled spine, black spine-label.

Reference Number 2292


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