The book „L’ Architecture Françoise Des Bastimens Particuliers“(1642) compiled by Louis Savot, a French medical practitioner with wide-ranging interest including numismatics and color theory. It is written in one single font with serifs. The text is structured in a wide column. Wide margins surround the text on the left, right, and bottom. The margins occupy approximately 1/4 of the page width.
The book start out with the cover, a title page, a six-page introduction, then the table of contents which is written in italics and the first chapter of “L’architecture Françoise Des Bastimens Particuliers”. The beginning of each chapter is one sentence in italic letters, then the word „chapitre“ (chapter) and the according roman numeral. Text from each chapter begins with a large letter that is two lines in size. All the headings are written in uppercase letters. This copy is bound up with a copy of the second volume of the „Guide de Ceux qui violent bâtir“ by the architect Nicolas Le Camus de Mezières.
At the beginning of each parts of the book is drawn an ornament bar and they also end with a decorative drawing.
The book contains a lot of footnotes which are written in small font and are marked in the text with small italic letters. It includes 13 illustrations in total which in most can be found in the footnotes – these are floor plans, facades and schematics. The drawings seem to be intended to describe structures. They are small in size and are drawn quite schematically. The largest drawing in the book takes up half a page.
The organisation of text and images suggest that this is a practical handbook for builders.