Rudiments of ancient architecture, containing an historical account of the five orders, with their proportions, and examples of each from antiques also, extracts from Vitruvius, Pliny, &c. relative to the buildings of the ancients — London, 1810 (4. Aufl.)

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IV PREFACE TO THE

curate sketch of the subject. The
description of the Greek and Roman
houses, and villas, has never before
been collected into one point of
view ; as the subject is interesting,
it will be entertaining, perhaps use-
ful. Respecting the translation, or
rather explanation, of the several
names of apartments, &c. it must
be observed, the terms are now
become obsolete, and from what-
ever is mere description every man
will conjecture according to his own
fancy.

It may be proper to explain here,
a seeming contradiction respecting
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