A Parallel Of The Antient Architecture With The Modern, In A Collection Ten Principal Authors who have Written upon the Five Orders,.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

Freart, Roland, Sieur de Chambray

Published by D. Browne, J. Walthoe, et al., London, 1707
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Title: A Parallel Of The Antient Architecture With ...

Publisher: D. Browne, J. Walthoe, et al., London

Publication Date: 1707

Binding: leather_bound

Edition: Second edition.


Small folio, 34.5 x 22 cm. [a-e2, B-Z2, Aa-Gg2, A-X2], 110 leaves. Forty full page engravings, engraved vignettes and text illustrations; added engraved title page lacking, but provided in reduced facsimile. [FOWLER 130 notes his copy also lacks added title]. Second edition of Evelyn's translation. First published Paris, 1650 with the first English edition in 1664. Presents comparisons and illustrations of the orders of Palladio, Scamozzi, Serlio, Vignola, D. Barbaro, Cataneo, Alberti, Viola, Bullant and De Lorme. Contains Evelyn's interesting dedication to Sir Christopher Wren, and with his enlarged "Account of Architecture." "But despite its similarity to the major sixteenth-century architectural treatises, the `Parallele' is not simply a compilation of examples derived from earlier works -- it is a statement of a new point of view. It is the first architectural treatise of the seventeenth century to propose a fresh look at earlier architectural treatises." [see: MILLARD 76]. BRUNET Vol.I, p.1762. Minor stains, a few small tears repaired, first few unprinted leaves, and title page with slight loss at lower fore-edge margins only, old inked owner signature head margin of title page, two bookplates, raised bands, green leather spine label printed in gilt. Full modern half calf and marbled boards. Near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 15941

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