The book “The magazine of architecture, perspective & sculpture : in five parts … with copper plates by Benjamin Cole” by Edward Oakley has a height of 390 mm, a width of 250 mm and a breath of 38 mm. It is bigger than the standard book sizes. It contains 315 pages which are organized in 5 chapters. The book includes 93 illustrations. The first chapter has a total of 8 sections. The other 4 chapters haven’t any sections.
The first part is about practical geometry and it contains techniques to describe circles, arches, ovals, and polygons.
The second part contains easy directions for the construction of the five orders of architecture with their impost, arches, plans, elevations and profiles. In this party you also can find many illustrations of the five orders of architecture.
The third part is about the disposition and regularity of staircases with several necessary improvements, the symmetry of steps and half paces and the ranging of Ornaments.
The fourth part contains an easy method to delineate in perspective. The designs are related to architecture aft a new manner.
The fifth part deals with the description of parts of the human body with the nature of motion reduced to geometrical rules. You can find in the fifth part a collection of the most beautiful antique statues.