Worcester: Edward Livermore, 1852. 148pp. plus seventy-one plates. Illustrated throughout text. Quarto. Modern half calf and marbled boards, original leather label. Some light toning and scattered soiling. About very good. Item #WRCAM46836
Fifth edition of this popular building guide, first published in 1848. It contains a brief origin of the principles of architecture, but was intended for use by the average carpenter. "The peculiar advantages of this work are its simplicity, its singular adaptedness to the wants of the carpenter, and its freedom from technicalities, which are so abundant in many treatises of this kind." Extensively illustrated with useful plates and figures in the text. HITCHCOCK 214 (ref).