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Author: Le Muet, Pierre, 1591-1669.
Title: The art of fair building represented in the figures of several uprights of houses, with their ground-plots, fitting for persons of several qualities : wherein is divided each room and office according to their most convenient occasion, with their heights, depths, lengths, and breadths according to proportion : with rules and directions for the placing of the doors, vvindows, chimnies, beds, stairs, and other conveniencies ... : also a description of the names and proportions of the members belonging to the framing of the timber-work, with directions and examples for the placing of them / by Pierre Le Muet ... ; published in English by Robert Pricke ...
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The art of fair building represented in the figures of several uprights of houses, with their ground-plots, fitting for persons of several qualities : wherein is divided each room and office according to their most convenient occasion, with their heights, depths, lengths, and breadths according to proportion : with rules and directions for the placing of the doors, vvindows, chimnies, beds, stairs, and other conveniencies ... : also a description of the names and proportions of the members belonging to the framing of the timber-work, with directions and examples for the placing of them / by Pierre Le Muet ... ; published in English by Robert Pricke ...
Le Muet, Pierre, 1591-1669., Pricke, Robert.

London: Printed for Robert Pricke ..., 1670.
Alternate titles: Manière de bastir pour touttes sortes de personnes. English
Notes:
Translation of: Manière de bastir pour touttes sortes de personnes.
"Licensed Feb. 1, 1670. Roger L'Estrange"
Advertisement: p. [1] at end.
Reproduction of original in University of Michigan Libraries.
Subject terms:
Architecture, Domestic -- France -- Early works to 1800.
Building -- France -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A47667.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE READER.
A BRIEF DISCOURSE Of all that which ought to be observed in the Framing of every BƲILDING.
As concerning the pleasantness and conveniency, it must be observed
The fair Ordering or Comeliness consisteth in the Symmetry or equal Proportion, which must be taken according to the breadth or height.
Concerning the Healthfulness of the several parts of the Building.
AN ADVERTISEMENT Concerning the Measures or Fathoms of the Works, as well for the Masonry as for the Ground-plots.
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The Division of the first Place, having of Bredth twelve Feet, and of Depth, from twenty one feet and an half, to any other which shall be less then twenty five Feet.
The Division of the second Place, having the same breadth of twelve feet upon twenty five of depth; the which shall serve likewise unto fifteen feet of bredth, and thirty five and an half of depth, the whole inclusively.
The first Division of the third Place, from fifteen feet of breadth unto eighteen and an half, and of depth from thirty five feet and an half unto forty eight and an half.
The second Division of the third Place.
The third Division of the third Place.
The Division of the fourth Place, from eighteen feet and an half of breadth unto twenty, and of depth from fifty feet unto sixty one and an half.
The Division of the first Place, from twenty feet of breadth unto thirty, and upon the same depth, of sixty one feet and a half.
The Division of the sixth Place, of thirty feet of breadth unto thirty eight feet, and of fifty eight of depth unto an hundred.
The second Division of the sixth Place, having the same breadth of thirty feet, and of depth fifty eight.
The Division of the seventh Place, of thirty eight feet of breadth or there∣about, and of depth an hundred feet.
The Ʋpright on the front, and also the Building in the rear, of the seventh Place.
The Division of the eighth Place, of fifty feet of breadth upon fifty eight of depth.
The second Story of the first Division of the eighth Place.
The second Division of the eighth Place, of the same breadth of fifty feet upon fifty eight of depth.
The second Story of the second Division of the eighth Place,
The third Division of the eighth Place, of the same breadth of fifty feet upon fifty eight of depth.
The second Story of the third Division of the eighth Place.
The Division of the nineth Place, of the breadth of fifty seven feet, upon one hundred and twenty of depth.
The second Story of the first Division of the nineth Place.
The Elevation of the body of the building on the fore part, on the side of the Court of the nineth Place, divided accordng to the first manner.
The Elevation of the principal body of the building on the side of the Court of the nineth Place, divided according to the first manner, which body of the building is that on the back part.
The second Division of the nineth Place, of the same breadth of fifty seven feet, upon one hundred and twenty of depth.
The second Story of the second Division of the nineth Place.
The Elevation of the body of the Building on the Front, which looketh to the street, of the Ninth Place, distributed according to the second Manner.
The Elevation of the body of the building behinde, which looketh towards the Court of the nineth Place, divided according to the second Manner.
The third Division of the nineth Place, of the same breadth of fifty seven feet, upon one hundred and twenty of depth.
The second Story of the third Division of the nineth Place.
The Elevation of the Front, to the street of the body of the Building of the Ninth Place, distributed according to the third Manner.
The Elevation of the body of the principal building, which is on the back part, and faceth the Court of the nineth Place, accord∣ing to the third Division.
The fourth Division of the nineth Place, of the same breadth of fifty seven feet, upon one hundred and twenty of depth.
The second Story of the fourth Division of the nineth Place.
The Elevation of the Front to the Street, of the body of the building of the nineth Place, divided according to the fourth Manner.
The Elevation of the body of the principal building, which is on the back part, that looketh upon the Court of the nineth Place, according to the fourth Distribution.
The fifth Division of the nineth Place, of the same breadth of fifty seven feet, upon one hundred and twenty of depth.
The second Story of the fifth Division of the nineth Place.
The Elevation of the Front towards the street of the body of the Building, on the fore side of the nineth Place, divided according to the fifth Manner.
The Elevation of the Ʋpright to the Court to the body of the building behind, of the nineth Place, divided according to the nineth manner.
The Division of the second Place, having seventy two feet of breadth, upon seventy four of depth.
The second Story of the Division of the tenth Place.
The Elevation of the body of the building, of the tenth Place, as well in that which looketh toward the Court, as the two Wings over the Street.
The Division of the eleventh Place of seventy two feet of bredth, upon an hundred and twelve of depth, without the Garden.
The second Story of the eleventh Place, according to the precedent Division.
The Elevation of the body of the Building on the Front of the eleventh Place, which looketh towards the street.
The Elevation of the principal body of the building, of the eleventh Place, on the Front next the Court.
The Division of the twelveth Place, which is a double Pavillion, having of breadth seventy feet, upon thirty six of depth,
The Division of the thirteenth Place, of an hundred and one feet of breadth, upon forty five of depth, which is a body of a building between two Pavillions.
A Description of the manner of framing the Timber-work Buildings, with the Names of the particular Members. Also Directions and Examples for the Placing of them.
The manner of framing the Roofs which are made for the Covering, and first of those in which there is a Raising of the Boarding above the last Plancher or Floor, as when Chambers are made in Garrets.
A CATALOGUE of some Books and Prints, as are Printed for Robert Prick and are to be sold at his Shop in White-cross-street, and likewise at the Golden Lion at the Corner of New-Cheapside near Bethlehem.