Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London: With Historical and Descriptive Accounts of Each Ediface, Volumen2

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Página 399 - THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF CARPENTRY : a Treatise on the Pressure and Equilibrium of Timber Framing, the Resistance of Timber, and the Construction of Floors, Arches, Bridges, Roofs, Uniting Iron and Stone with Timber, &c. To which is added an Essay on the Nature and Properties of Timber...
Página 92 - In the year 1680, statues in honour of the king and Sir John were voted by the members ; and nine years afterwards, the college being then completed, it was resolved to borrow money of Sir John Cutler, to discharge the college debt, but the sum is not specified. It appears, however, that, in 1699, Sir John's executors made a demand on the college of 7OOO/.
Página 399 - ... of Timber Framing, the Resistance of Timber, and the Construction of Floors, Arches, Bridges, Roofs, Uniting Iron and Stone with Timber, &c. To which is added an Essay on the Nature and Properties of Timber, &c., with Descriptions of the kinds of Wood used in Building; also numerous Tables of the Scantlings of Timber for different purposes, the Specific Gravities of Materials, &c. By THOMAS TREDGOLD, CE With an Appendix of Specimens of Various Roofs of Iron and Stone, Illustrated.
Página 329 - As we have few samples of architecture more antique and imposing than that colonnade, I cannot help mentioning the effect it had on myself. I had not only never seen it, but had never heard of it, at least with any attention, when, soon after my return from Italy, I was invited to a ball at Burlington House.
Página 136 - Villiers family. That nobleman resided here for several years subsequent to the Restoration; but he afterwards sold the whole estate for building on, and several streets were raised on the site of the old house and grounds. These for a long period went under the general name of York Buildings, but their particular appellations are, George Street, Villiers Street, Duke Street, Of Alley, and Buckingham Street; the distinctive name and title of their former possessor being thus preserved.
Página 227 - ... general use among the members or open to the public, of public museums and galleries of...
Página 400 - JOINER'S ASSISTANT, containing Practical Rules for making all Kinds of Joints, and various Methods of hinging them together; for hanging of Doors on straight or circular Plans; for fitting up Windows and Shutters to answer various Purposes, with Rules for hanging them ; for the Construction of Floors, Partitions, Soffits, Groins, Arches for Masonry ; for constructing Roofs in the best manner from a...
Página 66 - Court was not, whether this plan was proper, but whether this same Palladio was a freeman of the city or no. On this great debates ensued, and it is hard to say how it might have gone, had not a worthy deputy risen up and observed gravely, that it was of little consequence to discuss this point when it was notorious that Palladio was a pap1st and incapable of course.
Página 391 - This is the bridge of giants !' " If, from the incalculable effect of the revolutions which empires undergo, the nations of a future age should demand one day, what was formerly the New Sidon, and what has become of the Tyre of the West, which covered with her vessels every sea ? — most of the edifices, devoured by a destructive climate, will no longer exist to answer the curiosity of man by the voice of monuments ; but the...
Página 399 - To which is added, an Essay on the Nature and Properties of Timber; including the Methods of Seasoning, and the Causes and Prevention of Decay...

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