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The whole body of antient and modern architecture: comprehending what has been said of it by these 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. Also An account of architects and architecture, in an historical, and etymological explanation of certain terms particularly used by architects. With Leon Baptista Alberti's Treatise of statues. The three Greek orders, Dorique, Ionique, and Corinthian, comprise the first part of the treatise. And the two Latine, Tuscan and Composita the latter. Preview this item
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The whole body of antient and modern architecture: comprehending what has been said of it by these 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. Also An account of architects and architecture, in an historical, and etymological explanation of certain terms particularly used by architects. With Leon Baptista Alberti's Treatise of statues. The three Greek orders, Dorique, Ionique, and Corinthian, comprise the first part of the treatise. And the two Latine, Tuscan and Composita the latter.

Author: Roland Fréart, sieur de Chambray; Leon Battista Alberti; John Evelyn
Publisher: London, Printed for J.P., sold by C. Wilkinson 1680.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Fréart, sieur de Chambray; Leon Battista Alberti; John Evelyn
OCLC Number: 15728217
Notes: Added t.p., engraved, with portrait: A parallel of architecture both ancient & moderne, by Roland Fréart, Sr. de Chambray.
First edition, second issue; a reissue of the sheets of the first edition, 1664, which appeared under title: A parallel of the antient architecture with the modern.
Signatures: 2 leaves unsigned, a⁴, *b², A⁴, B-C², D-Y⁴ (*b² wanting; Y₄, verso, advertisements).
Imperfect copy: 7th-8th prelim. leaves (dedication to Sir John Denham) wanting; p. 73-74 (sig. M₁) supplied from another copy?
Commendatory poem by John Beale.
Bound in half calf.
Cf. Keynes, Geoffrey. John Evelyn ... Cambridge [Eng.] 1937, p. 167-168, no. 75.
Description: 12 preliminary leaves, 159 pages illustrations, diagrams 35 cm
Responsibility: Published for the benefit of builders, limners, and painters. By John Evelyn ... Adorned with fifty one copper plates.

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