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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XIV PREFACE.

an edifice, though in ruins, may,
with considerable certainty, be re-
stored to its original form.

I have also added a Dictionary,
or explanation of terms used by
artists, to express the several parts
of buildings; this will I hope, as-
sist, as well travellers, as those
who read the accounts of profes-
sional men; it will facilitate under-
standing their labours, and, of
course, render them more pleasant.

I hope, in its general acceptance,
the title of Ancient Architecture will
be allowed to the following sheets,
though noticing only the Greek and
Roman styles; omitting to mention
those very ancient efforts in the sci-
ence, traces of which remain in
Upper Egypt, and in many parts
of India the sera of whose founda-
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