The country gentleman's pocket companion and builder's assistant for rural decorative architecture : containing thirty-two new designs, plans, and elevations of alcoves, floats, temples, summer-houses, lodges, huts, grotto's, &c., in the Augustine, Gothic, and Chinese taste, with proper directions annexed : also an exact estimate of their several amounts, which are from twenty-five to one hundred pounds, and most of them portable : correctly engraved on twenty-five copper plates from the designs, and under the direction, of William and John Halfpenny, architects

  • 1756
London: Printed for, and sold by, Robert Sayer
  • The second edition. First ed. published in 1753. Publisher's advertisements on the last two pages.

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London: Printed for, and sold by, Robert Sayer
Description of Original
14, [2] pages, 25 leaves of plates : illustrations, plans (etchings) ; 21 cm. (8vo)
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  1. [Title Page]
  2. [List and description of plates]
  3. New books of architecture, printed for and sold by Rober Sayer, at the Golden Buck opposite to Fetter-Lane, Fleet Street
  4. No. 1 -- A Chinese temple; No. 2 -- a Chinese temple
  5. No. 1 -- An Indian temple; No. 2 -- an Indian temple
  6. No. 1 -- A Gothick hutt; No. 2 -- a Gothick hutt
  7. A modern summer house
  8. A hexegon summer house
  9. A modern summer house
  10. A Chinese open temple
  11. An Indian temple
  12. A modern lodge
  13. A Chinese open temple
  14. No. 1 -- An ancient hutt; No. 2 -- An ancient hutt
  15. A Gothick lodge
  16. No. 1 -- An Indian temple; No. 2 -- A composed Chinese temple
  17. A Gothick lodge
  18. No. 1 -- An Indian lettes'd temple; No. 2 -- A Chinese lettes'd temple
  19. A modern summer house
  20. A cima hexegon alcove seat
  21. A pentegon summer house
  22. A Gothick lodge
  23. A Gothick lodge
  24. No. 1 -- A Gothick grotto; No. 2 -- A Gothick grotto
  25. Chinese pleasure float
  26. Chinese pleasure float
  27. A Chinese pleasure boat
  28. Chinese snake boat
  29. [Cover]