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A collection of the most approved examples of doorways : from ancient buildings in Greece and Italy, expressly measured and delineated for this work, preceded by an essay on the usages of the ancients respecting doorways; a new translation of the chapter of Vitruvius on the subject, with the original text taken from an ancient and valuable m.s. in the British museum; and copious descriptions of the plates

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Donaldson, Thomas Leverton, 1795-1885
A collection of the most approved examples of doorways : from ancient buildings in Greece and Italy, expressly measured and delineated for this work, preceded by an essay on the usages of the ancients respecting doorways; a new translation of the chapter of Vitruvius on the subject, with the original text taken from an ancient and valuable m.s. in the British museum; and copious descriptions of the plates
London: Bossange, Barthe_s and Lowell [etc.], 1833
viii, [3]-47, [2] p., and atlas of 25 pl. : illus., pl. ; 31 x25 cm.

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[Title page] A collection of the most approved examples of doorways: from ancient buildings in Greece and Italy, expressly measured and delineated for this work, preceded by an essay on the usages of the ancients respecting doorways; a new translation of the chapter of Vitruvius on the subject, with the original text taken from an ancient and valuable m.s. in the British Museum; and copious descriptions of the plates, Donaldson, Thomas Leverton pp. [i]-[ii]

[Dedication] , pp. [iii]-[iv]

[Introduction] To the reader, pp. [v]-viii

Chapter I. The customs and usages of the ancients as connected with doorways, pp. [3]-10

Chapter II. The original text of that part of the fourth book of Vitruvius on architecture, relating to doorways, pp. [11]-[28]

Chapter III. Description of the plates, pp. [29]-47 ff.

[Contents] Table of contents

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Plate 1. Doorway from the portico of the Caryatides, Athens, pp. P1: 1 ff.

Plate 2. Doorway at Cephalædium (Cefalù) Sicily, pp. P1: 2 ff.

Plate 3. Doorway at Pompeii—apothecary's shop, pp. P1: 3 ff.

Plate 4. Details of the two preceding doors [Cefalù Sicily and apothecary's shop Pompeii], pp. P1: 4 ff.

Plate 5. Doorway from the Trajan Column, Rome, pp. P1: 5 ff.

Plate 6. Doorway from Piranesi according to an antique inscription, pp. P1: 6 ff.

Plate 7. Doorway from Piranesi according to an antique inscription, pp. P1: 7 ff.

Plate 8. From an antique bas relief, pp. P1: 8 ff.

Plate 9. Doorway from the Portico of Eumachia, Pompeii, pp. P1: 9 ff.

Plate 10. Doorway from Cephalædium, Sicily, pp. P1: 10 ff.

Plate 11. Doorway at Agrigentum (Girgenti) Sicily, pp. P1: 11 ff.

Plate 12. Doorway from Cephalædium, Sicily, pp. P1: 12 ff.

Plate 13. Details of the preceding plates [tetrastyle temple Agrigentum and Cephalædium, Sicily] , pp. P1: 13 ff.

Plate 14. Door to the Tomb of Theron at Agrigentum, pp. P1: 14 ff.

Plate 15. Doorway from the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli, pp. P1: 15 ff.

Plate 16. Details of the two preceding doorways [Temple of Vesta Tivoli and Tomb of Theron Agrigentum], pp. P1: 16 ff.

Plate 17. Doorway to the Pantheon at Rome, pp. P1: 17 ff.

Plate 18. Details of the Pantheon doorway, pp. P1: 18 ff.

Plate 19. Details of the Pantheon doorway, pp. P1: 19 ff.

Plate 20. Bronze door from the Temple of Remus, Rome, pp. P1: 20 ff.

Plate 21. Doorway from the Temple of Hercules at Cora, pp. P1: 20 ff.

Plate 22. Details of the doorway to the Temple at Cora, pp. P1: 22 ff.

Plate 23. Doorway to the tetrastyle ionic portico, Acropolis, Athens, pp. P1: 23 ff.

Plate 24. Details of the preceding doorway [Erectheum door], pp. P1: 24 ff.

Plate 25. Details of the preceding doorway [Erectheum door], pp. P1: 25 ff.

Plate A. Restored section of the tetrastyle temple in the Garden of the Monastery of S. Nicolò Girgenti in illustration of the rules of the doorways laid down by Vitruvius, pp. Plate A to face page 24 ff.

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