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DONALDSON, Thomas Leverton (1795--1885)
A collection of the most approved examples of doorways, from ancient buildings in Greece and Italy, expressly measured and delineated for this work, preceded by an essay on the usages of the ancients respecting doorways; a new translation of the chapter of Vitruvius on the subject, ... and copious descriptions of the plates: by Thomas Leverton Donaldson, architect; ...
London: published by Bossange, Barthès and Lowell; and by the author; and may be had of all respectable booksellers, 1833.
viii, 10, [3], 12--47, [1] p., 25 [i.e. 26] pl. : wdcut ill. ; 30.7 cm. (4º)

Page 35 misnumbered 36. Includes an introductory 'Plate A to face page 24' showing 'Restored Section Of The Tetrastyle Temple In The Garden Of The Monastry Of S. Nicolo Girgenti In Illustration Of The Rules For Doorways Laid Down By Vitruvius.' With a short list of subscribers on p. [2] (Soane not included) and 'General Rules For Taking The Measurements Of Doorways And Doors' on p. viii. For this work, the first to be devoted exclusively to the subject of doorways, Donaldson was awarded a silver medal by the Société libre des Beaux-Arts. A companion work was published in 1836 on doorways from 'Modern Buildings' (q.v.). BAL, Early printed books, no. 896.

Binding C19th dark green cloth-backed buff paper wrappers, paper label on spine inscribed in ink 'Donaldson, Ancient Doorways'.

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