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A new and compleat system of architecture delineated, in a variety of plans and elevations of designs for convenient and decorated houses. Together with Offices and Out-Buildings proportioned thereto, and appropriated to the several Uses and Situations required. As Also An Estimate of each by the great Square. Prefix'd to these Are ten different Sorts of Piers, with Gates of various Compositions suitable to the same; intended for Entrances to Courts, Gardens, &c. As Also New Architectonic Rules for drawing the Members, in all Kinds and Proportions of the Orders. And to them are also added A Perspective View of the sinking Pier of Westminster-Bridge, with the two adjoining Arches; and a Method proposed by Trusses &c. to take off ? of the Weight, or Abutment and Pressure now on the Pier, and discharge it as set forth on the Plate. The whole comprised on 47 copper plates, with Explanations thereto in common Press-Work. Neatly engraved, and design'd by William Halfpenny, Architect.

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London : printed for John Brindley, Bookseller to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, in New Bond-Street, 1749.

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[4],25,[1]p.,plates ; obl.20.

References note

ESTC T78316

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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