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The city and country builder's and workman's treasury of designs: or the art of drawing and working the ornamental parts of architecture. Illustrated by upwards of four hundred grand designs, neatly engraved on One Hundred and Eighty-Six Copper-Plates, for Piers, Gates, Doors, Windows, Niches, Buffets, Cisterns, Chimney-Pieces, Tabernacle-Frames, Pavements, Frets, Gulochi's, Pulpits, Types, Altar-Pieces, Monuments, Fonts, Obelisques, Pedestals, for Sun-Dials, Busto's, and Stone Tables, Book Cases, Cielings, and Iron Works. Proportioned by Aliquot Parts. With an Appendix of Fourteen Plates of Trusses for Girders and Beams, different Sorts of Rafters, and a Variety of Roofs, &c. To which are prefixed, The Five Orders of Columns, according to Andrea Palladio; whose Members are proportioned by Aliquot Parts, in a more easy Manner than has yet been done. The Whole interspersed With sure Rules for working all the Varieties of Raking Members in Pediments, Modillions, &c. The like, for the immediate Use of Workmen, never published before, in any Language. By B.L.
- Langley, Batty, 1696-1751.
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London : printed for John and Francis Rivington, at No 62, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; L. Hawes and W. Clarke and R. Collins, at No 32, in Pater-Noster-Row; William Johnston, at No 16, in Ludgate-Street; and J. Millan, at Charing-Cross, 1770.
24p.,CLXXXVI,14 plates ; 4⁰.
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