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VERY RARE - SCARCE FIRST EDITION
FINE LEATHER BINDING - CHINESE ARCHITECTURE
RARE FIRST EDITION -4 PARTS INONE VOLUME
56 ORIGINAL COPPER ENGRAVED ARCHITECTURAL PLATES NEW DESIGNS FOR CHINESE TEMPLES, TRIUMPHAL ARCHES,
BRIDGES, GATES, PALISADES, STAIRCASES
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WILLIAM and J. HALFPENNY LONDON: Printed & Sold by Rob. Sayer, 1750-1752 [published date: 1750-52]. Rare First Edition in Four Parts. 8vo. 9.25" x 6.0" inches (LxB). Pp. 8; 8; 2 pages + 56 (of 60) copper engraved architectural plates, many folding, uncut edges. Lacks three plates: numbers 44, 59 & 60. The first & last leaf margins have been mounted (See the last 2 scans below).Fine modern full calf leather binding with blind stamped paneling to boards, spine with double gilt ruled 5 raised bands & 2 red & black gilt lettered morocco labels. There are 4 title pages dated 1750, 1751, 1751 & 1752. The first is an Engraved title and 56 (of 60) engraved plates (numbered 2-60). Berlin Kat. 3415; Harris 302.
New Designs for Chinese Temples is a volume of some significance in the history of furniture, since, having been published some years before the books of Thomas Chippendale and Sir William Chambers, it disproves the statement so often made that those designers introduced the Chinese taste into Britain. Halfpenny states distinctly that "the Chinese manner" had been "already introduced here with success." Halfpenny's books were often the source for design details in 18th-century American houses as well, including Mount Clare in Baltimore County, Maryland, and the Chase-Lloyd House in Annapolis, Maryland. A classic work. There are numerous close-up pictures of the contents given below; please click on them for a detailed description (See Scans below). Please take some time to view the 50+ pictures in detail, in order to gain a full idea of the contents and condition. William Halfpenny (before 1723–1755) was an English 18th-century architectural designer; in some of his publications he described himself as "architect and carpenter". He also wrote under the name of Michael Hoare. Little is known of his life. In 1723, he was paid for a design for Holy Trinity Church, Leeds which was never executed, and his book Practical Architecture (1724) was dedicated to Yorkshire landowner and Member of Parliament Sir Thomas Frankland. The Art of Sound Building (1725) was dedicated to the Parliamentary official Sir Andrew Fountaine, and in 1726 he submitted a design for a bridge across the River Thames at Fulham. Batty Langley mentions him in his book Ancient Masonry (1736) as "Mr William Halfpenny, alias Hoare, lately of Richmond in Surrey, carpenter." Halfpenny worked for a time in Ireland, in 1732 designing a horse barracks in Hillsborough, County Down, for Lord Hillsborough, and in 1737 Garrahunden House, later demolished, near Bagenalstown, County Carlow, for Sir Richard Butler. In 1739 he made designs for buildings in Waterford and Cork. Most of Halfpenny's buildings, including several that may have been designed by him or his contemporaries, are or were located in and around Bristol, where he was probably based from about 1730 (his Perspective Made Easy, published in 1731, contains various views of the city). The Coopers' Hall, King Street, built from his designs in 1743-4, is the most notable and the only surviving building in the area which can positively be identified as his work. The coopers relinquished it in 1785, and it was later used as assembly rooms, warehouses and a Baptist chapel. Since 1972, the ground floor has formed the main entrance to the Bristol Old Vic theatre, and the upper floors house various theatre facilities. Only one other work which can be positively identified as Halfpenny's and of which traces survive is a "Chinese" bridge built for Lord Deerhurst (later the sixth Earl of Coventry) at Croome Park, Worcestershire in 1747-48. Archaeology students at the University of Worcester uncovered the substantial stone foundations of the bridge in summer 2009, and the National Trust intends to create a replica of the bridge, using Halfpenny's drawing, as part of a plan to recreate Capability Brown's original landscape. He died in debt in 1755.

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CONDITION REPORT: A rare book in fine modern full calf leather binding with blind stamped paneling to boards, spine with double gilt ruled 5 raised bands & 2 red & black gilt lettered morocco labels (See Scans below), no wear/tear to covers, ends & corners (See Scans below), the pages-plates with some age toning, marginal soiling are clean & bright, some edge wear-tear to blank outer margins (See Scans below), the binding is tight & intact (See Scans below). The leather is smooth & supple to the touch (See Scans below). Note: The first & last leaf have been professionally repaired with all marginal edges mounted restored, lacks three plates numbers 44, 59 & 60(See Scans below). Blank marginal stains to the last few leaves(See Scans below). There are many close-up pictures for your kind perusal. Please click on any of the 50+ images above & below in the listing for enlarged close-up pictures of details, virtues & flaws (See Scans below).


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