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An Abridgement of Architecture, 1743.

Author: William BlackstoneWilliam Chambers, SirJohn EvelynRoland Fréart, sieur de ChambrayJames GibbsAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : Master microform : English
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The manuscript is an attempt by the youthful Blackstone to summarize all knowledge about architecture. The title page notes that his work is extracted chiefly from treatises by Henry Wotton, Roland Fréart, John Evelyn, James Gibbs and William Chambers. The text is divided systematically into 37 chapters, the relationship of each to all the others being shown in a diagram, "Analysis of the Abridgement," following  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Treatise
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Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Blackstone; William Chambers, Sir; John Evelyn; Roland Fréart, sieur de Chambray; James Gibbs; Henry Wotton, Sir
OCLC Number: 84198433
Notes: Bound in brown leather.
A bookplate is pasted on the inside front cover, with the name William Blackston[e].
Description: 1 volume (51 leaves) & typescript copy (157 sheets), 1 folder of 8 items + (4 microfilm copies: master negaive, print negative and 2 use copies)

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The manuscript is an attempt by the youthful Blackstone to summarize all knowledge about architecture. The title page notes that his work is extracted chiefly from treatises by Henry Wotton, Roland Fréart, John Evelyn, James Gibbs and William Chambers. The text is divided systematically into 37 chapters, the relationship of each to all the others being shown in a diagram, "Analysis of the Abridgement," following the title page. This manuscript appears to represent a first complete draft (with numerous insertions and deletions). A fuller version of the study entitled "Elements of Architecture" (and dating from ca. 1747) exists in the Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford, mss. 333. In both cases, the scope and organization closely parallel the methods Blackstone employed in his later "Commentaries on the Laws of England." Included is a complete typescript of the text (dated 1910, apparently one of two made), commissioned by Archie Kirkman Lloyd, a previous owner of the manuscript. A folder contains research and provenance notes written by A.K. Lloyd's son, R.A. Lloyd, a page from a journal which mentions the sale of the Blackstone manuscript, receipts dated 1904 from the bookseller who sold the manuscript, and a printed portrait of Blackstone.

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/68398670#CreativeWork\/account_of_architects_and_architecture<\/a>> # Account of architects and architecture.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/61653698<\/a>> ; # John Evelyn<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Account of architects and architecture.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/68398670#CreativeWork\/elements_of_architecture<\/a>> # Elements of architecture.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/76454666<\/a>> ; # Sir Henry Wotton<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/39385957<\/a>> ; # William Blackstone<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Elements of architecture.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/68398670#CreativeWork\/parallele_de_l_architecture_antique_avec_la_moderne<\/a>> # Parall\u00E8le de l\'architecture antique avec la moderne.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/29652587<\/a>> ; # sieur de Chambray Roland Fr\u00E9art<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Parall\u00E8le de l\'architecture antique avec la moderne.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/68398670#CreativeWork\/rules_for_drawing_the_several_parts_of_architecture<\/a>> # Rules for drawing the several parts of architecture.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/102377186<\/a>> ; # James Gibbs<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Rules for drawing the several parts of architecture.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85006618<\/a>> # Architecture--Composition, proportion, etc<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Architecture--Composition, proportion, etc<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85006628<\/a>> # Architecture--Historiography<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Architecture--Historiography<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/cau<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0dcterms:identifier<\/a> \"cau<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/813184<\/a>> # Architectural design<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Architectural design<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/813346<\/a>> # Architecture<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Architecture<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/813369<\/a>> # Architecture--Composition, proportion, etc<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Architecture--Composition, proportion, etc<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/813449<\/a>> # Architecture--Historiography<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Architecture--Historiography<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/102377186<\/a>> # James Gibbs<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1682<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:deathDate<\/a> \"1754<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Gibbs<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"James<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"James Gibbs<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/2590661<\/a>> # Sir William Chambers<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1723<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:deathDate<\/a> \"1796<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Chambers<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"William<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Sir William Chambers<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/29652587<\/a>> # sieur de Chambray Roland Fr\u00E9art<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1606<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:deathDate<\/a> \"1676<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Fr\u00E9art<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"Roland<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"sieur de Chambray Roland Fr\u00E9art<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
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