The Resource The British architect: or, The builders treasury of stair-cases. : Containing. I. An easier, more intelligible, and expeditious method of drawing the five orders, than has hitherto been published ... Shewing also how to glue up their columns and capitals. II. Likewise stair cases ... shewing their most convenient situation, and the form of their ascending in the most grand manner: with a great variety of curious ornaments ... III. Designs of arches, doors, and windows. IV. A great variety of new and curious chimney-pieces, in the most elegant and modern taste. V. Corbels, shields, and other beautiful decorations. VI. Several useful and necessary rules of carpentry; with the manner of truss'd roofs, and the nature of a splay'd circular soffit, both in a straight and circular wall, never published before. Together with raking cornices, groins, and angle brackets described. : The whole being illustrated with upwards of one hundred designs and examples, curiously engraved on sixty folio copper-plates., By Abraham Swan, architect, (electronic resource)

The British architect: or, The builders treasury of stair-cases. : Containing. I. An easier, more intelligible, and expeditious method of drawing the five orders, than has hitherto been published ... Shewing also how to glue up their columns and capitals. II. Likewise stair cases ... shewing their most convenient situation, and the form of their ascending in the most grand manner: with a great variety of curious ornaments ... III. Designs of arches, doors, and windows. IV. A great variety of new and curious chimney-pieces, in the most elegant and modern taste. V. Corbels, shields, and other beautiful decorations. VI. Several useful and necessary rules of carpentry; with the manner of truss'd roofs, and the nature of a splay'd circular soffit, both in a straight and circular wall, never published before. Together with raking cornices, groins, and angle brackets described. : The whole being illustrated with upwards of one hundred designs and examples, curiously engraved on sixty folio copper-plates., By Abraham Swan, architect, (electronic resource)

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The British architect: or, The builders treasury of stair-cases. : Containing. I. An easier, more intelligible, and expeditious method of drawing the five orders, than has hitherto been published ... Shewing also how to glue up their columns and capitals. II. Likewise stair cases ... shewing their most convenient situation, and the form of their ascending in the most grand manner: with a great variety of curious ornaments ... III. Designs of arches, doors, and windows. IV. A great variety of new and curious chimney-pieces, in the most elegant and modern taste. V. Corbels, shields, and other beautiful decorations. VI. Several useful and necessary rules of carpentry; with the manner of truss'd roofs, and the nature of a splay'd circular soffit, both in a straight and circular wall, never published before. Together with raking cornices, groins, and angle brackets described. : The whole being illustrated with upwards of one hundred designs and examples, curiously engraved on sixty folio copper-plates.
Title
The British architect: or, The builders treasury of stair-cases.
Title remainder
Containing. I. An easier, more intelligible, and expeditious method of drawing the five orders, than has hitherto been published ... Shewing also how to glue up their columns and capitals. II. Likewise stair cases ... shewing their most convenient situation, and the form of their ascending in the most grand manner: with a great variety of curious ornaments ... III. Designs of arches, doors, and windows. IV. A great variety of new and curious chimney-pieces, in the most elegant and modern taste. V. Corbels, shields, and other beautiful decorations. VI. Several useful and necessary rules of carpentry; with the manner of truss'd roofs, and the nature of a splay'd circular soffit, both in a straight and circular wall, never published before. Together with raking cornices, groins, and angle brackets described. : The whole being illustrated with upwards of one hundred designs and examples, curiously engraved on sixty folio copper-plates.
Statement of responsibility
By Abraham Swan, architect
Creator
Contributor
Engraver
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Additional physical form
Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
Cataloging source
MWA
Citation location within source
  • B4124
  • 42944
  • 455
  • 1248
  • 2471
Citation source
  • Bristol
  • Shipton & Mooney
  • Metzger, E.M. Pennsylvania
  • Hitchcock, H.R. Amer. architectural books
  • Rink, E. Technical Americana
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swan, Abraham
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1748?-1817
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Norman, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Stair building
  • Staircases
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The British architect: or, The builders treasury of stair-cases. : Containing. I. An easier, more intelligible, and expeditious method of drawing the five orders, than has hitherto been published ... Shewing also how to glue up their columns and capitals. II. Likewise stair cases ... shewing their most convenient situation, and the form of their ascending in the most grand manner: with a great variety of curious ornaments ... III. Designs of arches, doors, and windows. IV. A great variety of new and curious chimney-pieces, in the most elegant and modern taste. V. Corbels, shields, and other beautiful decorations. VI. Several useful and necessary rules of carpentry; with the manner of truss'd roofs, and the nature of a splay'd circular soffit, both in a straight and circular wall, never published before. Together with raking cornices, groins, and angle brackets described. : The whole being illustrated with upwards of one hundred designs and examples, curiously engraved on sixty folio copper-plates., By Abraham Swan, architect, (electronic resource)
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https://go.openathens.net/redirector/upsem.edu?url=http://opac.newsbank.com/select/evans/42944
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Publication
Note
  • Part of the library digital collection of Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
  • The order of the letterpress pages varies from copy to copy. Pagination statement and contents notes reflect the order found in the American Antiquarian Society copy
  • Plates engraved by John Norman. Some plates have letterpress text
  • "Philadelphia, June 20th, 1775. Proposals, for printing by subscription, The gentleman and cabinet-makers's assistant. ..."--p. [2], 1st count
  • "Names of the encouragers."--[4] p. following p. [ii]
  • "Conditions."--p. [18]
  • "Philadelphia, June 26th, 1775. Proposals, for printing by subscription, in numbers to be published monthly. A collection of designs in architecture ..."--p. [19], with imprint: Philadelphia: Printed by R. Bell ... for John Norman ... M, DCC, LXXV. Recorded separately by Bristol (Bristol B3923; Shipton & Mooney 42768). The conditions on p. [18] are for the "Collection of designs in architecture."
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file reproduced from microform
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mixed
Control code
000313707
Dimensions
40 cm. (fol.)
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unknown
Extent
[2], [ii], [4], [iii]-vi, 17, [3] p., lx leaves of plates
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
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lossless
Other physical details
ill.
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absent
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access
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Electronic text and image data.
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remote
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(Sirsi) 000313707
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The British architect: or, The builders treasury of stair-cases. : Containing. I. An easier, more intelligible, and expeditious method of drawing the five orders, than has hitherto been published ... Shewing also how to glue up their columns and capitals. II. Likewise stair cases ... shewing their most convenient situation, and the form of their ascending in the most grand manner: with a great variety of curious ornaments ... III. Designs of arches, doors, and windows. IV. A great variety of new and curious chimney-pieces, in the most elegant and modern taste. V. Corbels, shields, and other beautiful decorations. VI. Several useful and necessary rules of carpentry; with the manner of truss'd roofs, and the nature of a splay'd circular soffit, both in a straight and circular wall, never published before. Together with raking cornices, groins, and angle brackets described. : The whole being illustrated with upwards of one hundred designs and examples, curiously engraved on sixty folio copper-plates., By Abraham Swan, architect, (electronic resource)
Link
https://go.openathens.net/redirector/upsem.edu?url=http://opac.newsbank.com/select/evans/42944
Publication
Note
  • Part of the library digital collection of Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800
  • The order of the letterpress pages varies from copy to copy. Pagination statement and contents notes reflect the order found in the American Antiquarian Society copy
  • Plates engraved by John Norman. Some plates have letterpress text
  • "Philadelphia, June 20th, 1775. Proposals, for printing by subscription, The gentleman and cabinet-makers's assistant. ..."--p. [2], 1st count
  • "Names of the encouragers."--[4] p. following p. [ii]
  • "Conditions."--p. [18]
  • "Philadelphia, June 26th, 1775. Proposals, for printing by subscription, in numbers to be published monthly. A collection of designs in architecture ..."--p. [19], with imprint: Philadelphia: Printed by R. Bell ... for John Norman ... M, DCC, LXXV. Recorded separately by Bristol (Bristol B3923; Shipton & Mooney 42768). The conditions on p. [18] are for the "Collection of designs in architecture."
Antecedent source
file reproduced from microform
Color
mixed
Control code
000313707
Dimensions
40 cm. (fol.)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
[2], [ii], [4], [iii]-vi, 17, [3] p., lx leaves of plates
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Level of compression
lossless
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic text and image data.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 000313707

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