THE BUILDER'S GUIDE; OR A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE SEVERAL ORDERS OF GRECIAN AND ROMAN ARCHITECTURE, TOGETHER WITH THE GOTHIC STYLE OF BUILDING...ILLUSTRATED AND EMBELLISHED WITH SEVENTY FOLIO PLATES, DRAWN ON A LARGE SCALE.

Hartford: D.W. Kellogg, 1834. Two volumes in one. [3]-20; 55pp., plus thirty-six and thirty-two (of thirty-four) plates. Large folio. Modern half green morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Titlepage to second volume with loss along fore edge and several small closed tears; laid down on later paper. Several leaves with later tape repairs. Light dampstaining to top edge. Light scattered foxing and soiling. A good, solid copy. Item #WRCAM43731

First edition of this excellent architectural reference, with much on carpentry and joinery, highlighted by the plates representing different styles and examples of molding, structure, decoration, roofs, domes, etc. An important American architectural work. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 24936. HITCHCOCK 590.

Price: $400.00