The architecture of A. Palladio in four books

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Horace Walpole’s copy, with his ms. annotations and bookplate. Bookplate of the Leicester and Leicestershire Society of Architects.

  • AuthorPalladio, Andrea, 1508-1580.
  • Uniform Title[Quattro libri dell’architettura. English] 
  • TitleThe architecture of A. Palladio in four books : containing a short treatise of the five orders and the most necessary observations concerning all sorts of building : as also the different construction of private and publick houses, high-ways, bridges, market-places, xystes, and temples, with their plans, sections and uprights / revis’d, design’d, and publish’d by Giacomo Leoni, a Venetian, architect to His Most Serene Highness, the late Electcor Palatinate ; translated from the Italian original.
  • EditionThe third edition, corrected / with notes and remarks of Inigo Jones : now first taken from his original manuscript in the Worcester College Library, Oxford, and also, an appendix containing the Antiquities of Rome, written by A. Palladio, and a discourse of the fires of the ancients, never before translated.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for A. Ward, in Little Britain; S. Birt, in Ave-Mary-Lane; D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; C. Davis, in Pater-noster-Row; T. Osborne, in Gray’s-Inn; and A. Millar, against S. Clement’s Church in the Strand, 1742.

Catalog Record

Folio 49 3593

Acquired before 2002

An architectural inspection

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Unsigned drawing of two men, one of whom may be the architect, looking over an active construction site with work men engaged in various activities on the ground and on the scaffolding around a townhouse(?).

  • Creator: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: [An architectural inspection] [drawing].
  • Created: [England,[180-?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Drawings R79 no. 12 Box D145

Acquired August 2007