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DE LA ROCHE, Peter
An essay on the orders of architecture. In which are contained some considerable alterations in their proportions, several observations on the pripriety of their use, and the introduction of a new great order. Called the Britannic Order. The whole illustrated with copper plates; by Peter De La Roche.
London: printed for the author, and sold by H. Webley; and F. Newbery, 1769.
[4], iv, 59, [3] p., V pl. ; 26.0 cm. (4º)

For Soane's low opinion of this effort to invent a new order see his Lectures, ed. A.T Bolton (London 1929), pp. 42--3; ed. D. Watkin (Cambridge 2000), pp. 65--66. See also D. Watkin, Sir John Soane: Enlightenment thought and the Royal Academy Lectures (Cambridge 1996), pp. 310--311, 516--517; Harris and Savage 194, pp. 179--180.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front paste-down J. Peacock 1765. i.e. James Peacock, the surveyor who introducted Soane, aged 15, to George Dance the younger and thus gave him his start in life.

Binding Contemporary C18th 'catspaw' mottled calf, gilt double-rule spine, red spine-label.

Reference Number 2056


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