Aldrich, Henry; Smyth, Philip [Transl.]
The Elements Of Civil Architecture: According To Vitruvius And Other Ancients, And The Most Approved Practice Of Modern Authors, Especially Palladio — London, 1789 [Cicognara, 395]

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IT is presumed that the sollowing notices,
concerning Architecture and Architects, can
scarce prove unacceptable to the Readers, for
whose ease the Tranllation they precede is in-
tended. The intire Novice in that Science—■
the Artist, whose attention the engagements of
an early practice have withdrawn from the
history of his profession —the Traveller, who
sets out unprepared for countries in which the
wonders of ancient Art, and the rival works of
Matters, who from them have learned aim ost
to equal them, are every where obvious.—Per-
rons of these descriptions must, it is presumed,
receive with no unwilling hand the tender of
such information, as officious industry has here
collected for them from the bed sources; and
endeavoured to bring within the shortessi com-
pass. A pure view to utility suggested the
G attempt:
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