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Dwyer, C.P.
The Immigrant Builder or, Practical Hints To Handy-Men
Hurst & Co., Publishers New York 1884 Tenth Edition 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Hardcover xi, [1], 13-145, [1], [10] ads, pages. Index. Frequent line drawings in text. "Showing clearly how to plan and construct dwellings in the bush, on the prairie, or elsewhere, cheaply and well, with wood, earth, or gravel. Copiously illustrated." - Half-title page. 7.5" x 5". First published in 1872. Dedicated to all adventurous men, whose ambition is to make a home and found a fortune under difficulties, in any location and with whatever means nature may supply. Intended to "solve the want of desirable information among immigrants enabling them to use their own labor to advantage, and to turn their small means to the best account." - Preface. Author was Editor of Sloan's Architectural Review and also wrote The Economic Cottage Builder. Publisher's embossed chocolate cloth elaborately decorated in black, with "Arlington Edition" indicated on front. Prior owner's details upon front free endpaper. Fly specks to edges. Faint personal ink stamps to verso of index. Narrow opening in binding at page 79. Contents toned with age. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. Good Versand D: 19,95 EUR Rudimentary Housing, Pioner Dwellings
Bookseller: rarenonfiction.com [Canada]

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