The gentleman's and builder's repository, or, Architecture display'd : containing the most useful and requisite problems in geometry, as also the most easy, expeditious, and correct methods for attaining the knowledge of the five orders of architecture, by equal parts, and fewer divisions, than any thing hitherto published ... the whole embellished not only with eighty-four plates, in quarto, but such variety of ceiling-pieces, shields, compartments, and other curious and uncommon decorations, as must needs render it acceptable to all gentlemen, artificers, and others, who delight in, or practice, the art of building / the designs regulated and drawn by E. Hoppus, surveyor, and engraved by B. Cole.
- Other records:
- Other Title:
- Gentleman's and builder's repository
- Third ed., carefully revised and re-examined from the press, with the addition of a new frontispiece, representing the intended front of the new mansion-house for the Lord Mayors of the City of London, and a complete table of contents, alphabetically digested by E.H. aforesaid.
- London : Printed for C. Hitch ..., J. Hodges ..., and B. Cole ..., MDCCXLVIII 
, 101,  p.,  leaves of plates,  pages of plates : ill., plans ; 26 cm. (4to)
- Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Orders -- Early works to 1800.
Geometry -- Problems, exercises, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
- Advertisements -- England -- London -- 18th century.
- Place of Publication:
- England London.
- Signatures: [A]1 B-N⁴ O⁴(-O4).
With 84 numbered (LXXXIV), full-page plates, 2 unnumbered pages of plates between p.24-25, and a frontispiece.
Woodcuts: initials; head- and tail-pieces.
Advertisements on last page.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Gemmill Family Book Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Perkins Architectural Rare Book Fund.
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- ESTC (RLIN), T40731
- Cole, B. (Benjamin), engraver.
Hitch, Charles, d. 1764, bookseller.
Hodges, James, Sir, d. 1774, bookseller.
Gemmill Family Book Fund.
Perkins Architectural Rare Book Fund.
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