Franklin: Record - A treatise of the five orders of columns in architecture : viz. Toscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite : wherein the proportions and characters of the members of their several pedestals, columns and entablatures, are distinctly consider'd, with respect to the practice of the antients and moderns : also, a most natural easie and practicable method laid down, for determining the most minute part in all the orders, without a fraction : to which is annex'd, a discourse concerning pilasters : and of several abuses introduc'd into architecture / engraven on six folio plates of the several orders, adorn'd with twenty-four borders, as many initial letters, and a like number of tail-pieces, by John Sturt ; written in French by Claude Perrault ... ; made English by John James of Greenwich.

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A treatise of the five orders of columns in architecture : viz. Toscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite : wherein the proportions and characters of the members of their several pedestals, columns and entablatures, are distinctly consider'd, with respect to the practice of the antients and moderns : also, a most natural easie and practicable method laid down, for determining the most minute part in all the orders, without a fraction : to which is annex'd, a discourse concerning pilasters : and of several abuses introduc'd into architecture / engraven on six folio plates of the several orders, adorn'd with twenty-four borders, as many initial letters, and a like number of tail-pieces, by John Sturt ; written in French by Claude Perrault ... ; made English by John James of Greenwich.

Author/Creator:
Perrault, Claude, 1613-1688.
Standardized title:
Ordonnance des cinq espèces de colonnes selon la méthode des anciens. English
Other title:
Ordonance of the five kinds of columns ...
Ordonnance of the five kinds of columns ...
Sturt Architecture PU
Publication:
London : Printed by Benj. Motte, MDCCVIII : Sold by John Sturt ..., [1708]
Format/Description:
Book
[4], XXI, [1], 131, [5] p., [11] leaves of plates : ill. (engravings), plans, coats of arms, tables ; 37 cm. (fol.)
Fingerprint:
hend e.e, d.ts thlu (3) 1708 (R)
Subjects:
Architecture -- Orders -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Details -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Composition, proportion, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Columns -- Design -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Booksellers' advertisements -- England -- London -- 18th century.
Subscribers' lists -- England -- London -- 18th century.
Engravings -- England -- 18th century.
Errata lists (Printing) -- England -- 18th century.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Notes:
Date precedes bookseller statement on title page.
Part I has the caption, and corresponding running, title: "The Ordonance of the five kinds of columns ..."
Part II has the caption title: "Ordonnance of the five kinds of columns ..."; the running title corresponds through p. 97, with p. 98-131 reverting to the running title of Part I ("Ordonance ...").
"Of Pilasters" has a divisional title on p. [100].
Dedicated, by the translator, "to the Right Honble. Thomas, Earl of Pembroke & Montgromery ...", with Thomas' coat of arms, and by the author, "to my Lord Colbert, Marquis of Seignelay, Baron of Seaux, &c.", with Colbert's engraved coat of arms.
Added title leaf, title page leaf, translator's dedication leaf, list of subscribers, inhabited initials, illustrations, coats-of-arms, and head- and tail-pieces are all engraved.
Plates numbered I-VI include instructions to binder to face corresponding pages of "explanation".
Plate I printed on leaf L2 and included in the pagination sequence (p. [43]-[44]).
An unnumbered plate, "to face p. 92", contains two engraved illustrations which also appear in the text.
Signatures: ***² a-e² f1 A-2K² [2L]².
Errata: p. [2] of last count.
Bookseller's advertisements: p. [3]-[5] of last count.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Gemmill Family Book Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Harold C. Putnam Book Fund.
Fine Arts Library copy has the autograph, in ink, of "Wm. Marshall", dated February 1809, on the front paste-down endpaper.
Fine Arts Library copy has the autograph, in pencil, of David Bickersteth, of Bassingbourn (England), on the front free endpaper.
Fine Arts Library copy has the two leaves containing errata and advertisements bound between leaves f1 and A1.
Fine Arts Library copy bound in contemporary calf, covers panelled with blind ornamental border and corner fleurons, with name of bookseller ("Sturt") and "Architecture" in gilt on spine.
Chronology:
1708
Provenance:
Marshall, William (autograph) (Fine Arts Library copy)
Bickersteth, David (autograph) (Fine Arts Library copy)
Cited in:
ESTC, T114390
Fowler, p. 204
Contributor:
James, John, d. 1746, translator.
Motte, Benjamin, d. 1710, printer.
Sturt, John, 1658-1730, engraver.
Gemmill Family Book Fund.
Harold C. Putnam Book Fund.
Web link:
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