THE PRACTICAL HOUSE CARPENTER. BEING A COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GRECIAN ORDERS OF ARCHITECTURE, METHODISED AND ARRANGED IN SUCH A SIMPLE, PLAIN, AND COMPREHENSIVE MANNER, AS TO BE EASILY UNDERSTOOD....

Boston. 1832. 119pp. plus sixty-four engraved plates. Quarto. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Extremities worn, boards scuffed. First few leaves moderately dampstained, some light foxing and toning. Good. Item #WRCAM46806

Third edition, first published in 1830, of one of the classics of American architecture. After embracing the fundamental elements of Grecian and Roman architecture, the author proceeds to set forth rules for designing mouldings, vases, windows, fences, cornices, roofs, staircases, etc. Benjamin credits Charles Roath, Abijah S. Johnson and Mark Ware, for assisting him in his architectural work. HITCHCOCK 119. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 11280.

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