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THE MAGAZINE OF ARCHITECTURE, PERSPECTIVE, & SCULPTURE: in five parts. ... Engraven on 96 copper plates by Benjn Cole, ... To which is Annex'd an Alphabetical Explanation of ye Terms made use of in Architecture
Westminster, printed by A. Campbell for the Author and B. Creake, 1730.. Collected from the most approv’d authors, ... by Edward Oakley. FIRST EDITION 1730, folio, approximately 360 x 230 mm, 14¼ x 9 inches, engraved frontispiece, engraved title page and first page of Dedication, and 93 engraved plates, making a total of 96 engraved plates as called for on title page, pages: (6), 1-119, (1 - advert), LEAVES G1 and X1 MISSING (pages 21/22 and 77/78), bound in morocco grained dark green cloth, printed paper label to spine, endpapers replaced at some time. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, stained and marked, a couple of small spits to lower hinge neatly stuck, corners slightly bumped, spine label browned, armorial bookplate of Charles Richardson on front pastedown (possibly Charles James Richardson (1806—1871) architect and art collector), front inner paper hinge partly cracked, binding tight and firm, extra facsimile plate published by Thomas Malton mounted on reverse of front endpaper, engraved frontispiece and engraved title page trimmed at margin and mounted on paper, small area at lower corner of title page missing and expertly hand restored, all leaves of text pages starting from Dedication repaired at lower corner to a varying extent, loss of part of lowest line on 7 pages, loss of part of footnote on 3 pages, pale brown stain to lower inner corner of a-b2, B-C2, plate I slightly dusty, fore-edge margin trimmed off, lower edge slightly worn, repairs to verso and to small closed tear on image, no loss, couple of tiny pale stains, lower margins of plates soiled and lower edges slightly worn with amateur strengthening on reverse, a few pale splashes to plate XV, light stain 60 mm (2¼") in middle of plate XVIII, no loss, showing faintly on following 2 plates, additional plate inserted between plates XXXVII and XXXVIII, light brown stain to lower corner of plates LV-LXXVII and LXXXIII-LXXXVIII, final plate slightly dusty, full length vertical wrinkle through image. Acceptable copy (lacking 2 leaves of text and a few words from the lower edge of 7 text pages). Contents: Part 1. Geometrical practical & usefull problems -- Part 2. Plain & easy directions for the construction of ye five orders of architecture -- Part 3. On ... stair-cases -- Partpt. 4. A most easy ... method to delineate in perspective -- Part 5. Parts of the human body, described with ye nature of motion reduced to geometrical rules. Edward Oakley (d. circa 1765) was an English architect, known today for his designs for the greenhouses and hothouses at Chelsea Physic Garden of which he published an engraving by Benjamin Cole. They were begun in 1732 and finished in 1734. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.
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